Feb 25 – Lent 2: The Past, Present, and Future of Scouting; 24th Kitchener Scouting Family

Announcements for Feb 25

UCW Meeting TOMORROW February 26, 1:00 pm in the Parlor. Presentation in the long Sunday School room at 1:30 pm. Joyce Haynes from The Canadian Hearing Services will educate us on Hearing Issues. This meeting is open to everyone! Come and learn about hearing loss as it affects all ages from children to seniors. Please use the Kensington door. All are welcome.

Sharing Place: This outreach ministry conducted for years at Christ the King UC, will be having a “SHARE” on March 1 & 2 at their new space, St Luke’s Lutheran Church,
317 Franklin St N. Please consider donating to this event. Your gifts of clothing, & household items, especially children’s clothing and toys, can be left in the vestibule at St. Luke’s 24/7 or bring here to SJR- beside the Caring Bins clearly labelled SHARING PLACE. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Muriel.

Broadview: Time to Renew Your Subscription The rate of $30.00 (a new price) provides access to insightful writing and a window on our wider church family! Contact: Muriel. Due now, cash or cheque made out to St James’-Rosemount. Please indicate “Broadview” on the envelope.

Lenten Faith Study: “He Chose the Nails” by Max Lucado is our Lenten Study for 2024. Join us on Wednesdays beginning on Wednesday, February 21st from 1 pm to 3 pm OR 7 pm to 9 pm as we take the five weeks leading up to Holy Week to examine the gifts that Christ gave at his crucifixion. For more information please contact the church office.

Food Drive: The M & O committee of SJRUC is holding its initial fundraiser for 2024 for the Waterloo Regional Food Bank from Sunday February 25th until Thursday March 28th. In 2023 our church organized two fundraisers for the Food Bank, and as a result was able to generously deliver 605 pounds of food items and donate a total of $2,490. It is expected the number of people within our community requiring support from the Waterloo Regional Food Bank in 2024 will continue to grow, and we hope our congregation will be able to continue its generous support in 2024, possibly even exceeding what was donated in 2023. For the forty days of Lent, consider donating one food item per day!

Special Gifts Fund Allocations: The Special Gifts Fund Committee invites applications for a share of the interest earned from the Special Gifts Fund. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2024. Please ensure that your application is in writing, is supported by the appropriate church committee, and that you indicate that you will spend any allocation by the end of 2024. Please send your application to Valerie at [email protected] or mail it to her at the church, by the deadline.

Board Members: Mailbox numbers have been reassigned for 2024. Outgoing board members please empty your mailboxes and return keys to mailbox # 3.

Listening to Voices for Peace and Justice: A Panel Discussion with Rev. Diane Blanchard and the Rev. Miriam Spies -The United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel (UNJPPI) Rev. Lilian Patey, Palestinian, United Church of Canada Clergy Dr. Rami Kridli, Ms. Debbie Samson, Independent Jewish Voices & Reform Jews 4 Human Rights Canada Sunday February 25 -2pm Harcourt Memorial United Church 87 Dean Ave., Guelph.

Tiny Home Takeout (THT) in Stanley Park: Every Wednesday and Friday from 6:30pm-7:30pm until the end of Lent, THT will be set up in the parking lot of St. Anthony Daniel Catholic Church and Stanley Park Community Centre (corner of Ottawa St N & Franklin St N). Serving their hot meal of daily bites and calzones to any and all who come out. Lunch bags are also available. Those who are able to pay for their meal (any amount) are asked to do so, as all proceeds help to ensure the continuation of this wonderful project. Come out and Grab a Bite. Give if you can. To view the daily menu and for more information go to: tinyhometakeout.com

TCOW Sleepover Youth Event: Two Countries One World (TCOW), a United Church service and learning initiative, is excited to host a sleepover event for youth and youth leaders in March 2024. The sleepover will include dinner on Friday, and breakfast & lunch on Saturday. Events during the sleepover will include youth group games, social time/movie, and we’ll explore what TCOW is all about through fun group activities.
When: 6 PM, March 22 to 3 PM, March 23, 2024
Where: Parkminster United Church (275 Erb St E, Wtloo.)
Who: Youth (grades 8-12+) and Youth Leaders
Cost: $5 to donate to the Foodbank of Waterloo Region
To find out more about this event, and how to sign up, visit www.waterlootcow.ca or email [email protected]

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