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Weekly Announcements

Announcements for the Week of February 16,2020

Quote for the Week:

“Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”  -Franklin P. Jones

The People’s Corner

(News about members of Nelson, St. Stephen and Tansley may be emailed or phoned into the church office.)

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Helen Morgan on February 12, 2020 in her 89th year.. The funeral will be held at Dodsworth and Brown Funeral Home, 378 Wilson Avenue, East, Ancaster on Saturday February 15, 2020. Visitation will be at 10 am, service to follow at 11 am.  Helen and Bill were faithful members of St. Stephen United Church and in May 2019 moved to an Ancaster seniors’ residence. Our condolences to Bill and family.

Nelson, St. Stephen and Tansley United Churches strive to be a nut free and scent sensitive environment. Please help us be an inviting space for everyone.


BOARD – Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for New Church will be held immediately after service on Sunday March 8, 2020.

This is an opportunity for the congregation to participate in a number of major decisions for New Church, and your attendance is required at the meeting in order for you to be able to vote.

The annual report with agenda for the meeting will be available February 23rd, and items to be voted on will include:

– Possible new name for the church,

– Governance Model for the church,

– Financial Statement for July 1 – Dec 31 2019,

– Budget for 2020 / 2021.

 All are encouraged to attend.



The Worship Committee would like to thank Sheila Young for taking on the position of Worship Volunteer Coordinator.  Sheila has received the names of the people who have volunteered for Worship duties this year, but if you are interested in Volunteering (either on a regular basis or to be on-call) for the Greeter, Usher, Announcements/Scripture Reader, Communion Server or Worship Coordinator positions (job descriptions posted on the hallway bulletin board) or wish to change any of your Volunteer arrangements please contact Sheila at  New schedules will be coming out in the next few weeks.


Bible Study – Helen is hosting a Bible Study every Tuesday morning from 10-11:30 am during the season of Lent starting February 25th for 7 weeks.

In case you have missed any of Rev. Helen’s recent sermons we now have audio files of them on the church website. Just use this link and follow the instructions.

Don’t forget to turn on the sound

The Transition Update page is full of excellent information about what the Transition team has been working on.  Visit the website for more information:


Church Photo Directory – Book your Beauty Salon or Barber Shop appointment now! To celebrate the formation of our new community of faith we are embarking on a Photo Directory project.  The Team has arranged for IPC to take family photos on March 13th, 14th, 23rd and 24th.  There will also be a date in May to catch returning Snowbirds!  At this time, we will also be gathering data and permission for communication data as well as emergency contact information.   Sign up sheets will be available after church this Sunday February 16th.

Court Whist Afternoons

Court Whist is a simple card game that can be played by all, no previous experience is required.  We will be running these card game afternoons on the 2nd Monday of each month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.    

Mark your calendar for Monday March 9, May 11, June 8.  A “Toonie” admission…for the small monetary prizes. Light refreshments served.



The New Church United Church Women’s group will vary our meeting time in February to an afternoon engagement in the sanctuary, to welcome all women of the church to come and hear Constable Brent Hughes talk about safety tips for older women. Wednesday February 19th  at 1:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!


A Shrove Tuesday Pancake and Sausage Dinner is planned for Tuesday February 25th at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7.00 for Adults and Children under 12 are $4.00  This is a buffet style dinner.

Gluten Free Options are available. Tickets are available in the church office if you have the correct change.   Hope to see you there!  Contact Linda Draddy at for further information.


Lowville United Church is presenting Lowville Major 7th Band and friends on Saturday March 14th at 7 pm.  In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, there will be Jigs, Reels, Ballads and Folk Music with a special guest appearance by famed East Coast Fiddler Dominique LeBlanc.  Tickets are $20 available at 647-221-1256.  Those attending are invited to bring a non-perishable donation for the Food Bank.


Upcoming Easter Worship Services:

Sunday April 5          Palm/Passion Sunday Service 10 a.m.

Thursday April 9       Maundy Thursday Service  6:30 p.m.

Friday April 10          Good Friday Service  10 a.m.

Sunday April 12        Easter Sunday Sunrise Service  (time to be announced)

Easter Sunday Worship Service 10 a.m.

Brunch to follow service


Coffee Time 

Come out and enjoy a coffee and a friendly chat! Everyone is invited to a “getting to know you” coffee time every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the back of the Sanctuary. Please join us, everyone is welcome! Contact Linda Draddy for further information.


Vista Gift Cards    Thank you for supporting Outreach and our Vista Card Program


Men’s Breakfast

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of the month at Cora’s on Appleby Line at 7:30 a.m.  Next Meeting:  Wednesday February 26, 2020


9th Annual Electronics Recycling Drop-off

Saturday April 4th  8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This is first of many information pieces about this yearly event. Not only is this a great fundraiser for the church but this has become a tradition in the community.  Last year we had 512 cars come through our parking lot and they dropped off 20 tonnes of material.

A busy yet rewarding day for all.

There will soon be sign-up sheets for how you can get involved on the day, we need everything from lifters and carriers to pompom wavers and thank you folk.  So there will be a job for all.  If you know of teenagers who need volunteer hours let Susan Ward-England know as young muscles are needed to run this event.

For those of you who have not seen this in action we will be collecting: Televisions / Computers / Laptops / Printers / Copiers / Telephones / Cell Phones / Cameras / Video Recorders / Stereo / Speakers (For the complete list of accepted electronics  The cars drive into our parking lot and our team of volunteers unload the cars.  The whole process takes less than 5 minutes.

Pickups can be arranged if you are unable to get the items to the church, please email the church office with the details and we will arrange the rest.


UPCOMING EVENTS   (mark these dates on your calendar)

Saturday April 4 – Annual Electronics Recycling Event   8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday April 18 – Annual Mega Used Book Sale   9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday May 2 – Halton Regional Police Chorus Concert   7 p.m.

Saturday May 9 – Mother’s Day Tea

Saturday June 6 – Shredding Event   9 a.m. – 1 p.m.



Supporting Building Community…..  

Single Mom’s Tuesday February 11th at 5:45 p.m.

This month, Bev, our Linedance instructor at Tansley, lead the evening at our Single Moms Meeting. The moms enjoyed a delicious homemade Italian dinner with their children and following dinner they were able to dance to all their favourite tunes while their children created a special Valentine’s day card for their Moms in our child minding program. Everyone enjoyed a fun evening!



We have scheduled 5 sessions for the winter 2020 as follows:

Feb 27         Diner Special
Mar 12         Brunch Baby
Mar 26         Sheet Supper
Apr 16          Old Fashioned Fish Fry shhh… It’s really baked!
Apr 30          Taco Thursday

We still have spots available for the 2 sessions in February. If you are interested in participating, please email


Mission Jar Fish

Funds donated to the Mission Jar for the first 6 months of 2020 will be directed as follows:

Jan/Feb/Mar         Snacks & lunch foods

Apr/May/June       Backpacks and lunch bags

Used plastic food containers now being collected

Thank you to everyone who has brought in used plastic food containers for the North BurLINKton Dinner Night Out community dinners.

Please limit the containers to typical yogurt containers ones with a capacity 500mL -750 mL, plastic only with lids. Odd shaped ones are too difficult to store as they do not stack with other containers.  Also, they need to be run through a commercial dishwasher at high temperatures so the thinner walled clear containers are not suitable. A bin is located at the entryway to the church under the pew.

Community Support

Requests for household items

Families in our community often are in need of household items – frying pans, linens etc.  If you have any items that you no longer need that are in good condition., please contact the office.