After a week off we're raring to go with a special service for you. It's Earth Sunday, so we invited Rev. Dr. Jessica Heatherington, an eco-theologian, to teach us about eco-theology. I was fascinated!
Along with Jessica, Trina, Paul, Angela, and Sabina join us with music, prayer, and information.
Please join us for coffee time on Zoom after. All the links are below along with Trina's announcement page.
Visit us on the Rothwell Facebook page and see what is happening. Through the year you are welcome to join in on the many activities posted such as euchre and game events, music nights, potlucks, men's club, church choir, bell choir, prayer group, prayer chain, special guest speakers, Christian's Single's Club, Rothwell Sunday Club for the kids, and the list goes on!
We are a community-based church focused on helping to make the world a better, happier place. Some of the activities that we are passionate about include volunteering with the Interchurch Refugee Group, Gloucester Emergency Food Bank, Pastoral Care for shut-ins and monthly communion services at the Beacon Heights Residence. Generosity, compassion and gratitude come together to create a meaningful faith community.
The F&P Committee agreed at its April 13th meeting to hold Rothwell’s Annual Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday May 15, a week before the Victoria Day long weekend. We traditionally work from 9 am to 1pm with a coffee break.
We will have to maintain social distancing for the event and wear masks when working closely together. We are looking for volunteers to do garden cleanup, trimming of trees/brushes, exterior painting, raking/shoveling gravel off the lawns and back onto the parking lot and filling in holes in the parking lot.
As spring is already upon us, we would welcome volunteers taking on any of the tasks mentioned above, but particular gardening and gravel removal before May 15. If you are interested, please contact me to discuss the work to be done and be prepared to bring your gardening tools. If you don’t have gardening tools but still want to help, please contact me, so I can arrange for tools to be made available for you.
If you wish to work on a weekday, you will need to bear in mind that the Daycare children and staff sometimes go for walks outside during the day and you will have to maintain social distancing with them.
Dick Ballhorn, Vice Chair – Property Ph 613 741 4271
Cell ph. 613 808 1162 email@example.com
Rothwell Community Gardens
Looking for butterfly and bee-friendly native perennials: seeds, plants or cuttings for our new Rothwell United Church Butterfly and Bee Garden. Please make contact with Jonquil Garrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the garden beds for 2021 have been rented. Volunteers are always welcome. Please contact Jaide Bern at email@example.com for more information.
Christine and Cam Bowes are delighted to announce the arrival of Gia, their first grandchild, on March 25 in Ottawa.
The parents are Daniel Guerra and Celia Bowes. Gia is an Italian girl's name meaning God's gracious gift.
A small intimate chapel for quiet meditation and for small groups to gather. The Rothwell Prayer Group normally meets in the Chapel on Sunday mornings before the service but for now are connecting by email and phone.
Please contact the church office 613-746-0820 or Rev. Mike’s cell 613-299-9259 if you or someone you know has a pastoral need.
Rothwell's Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The annual report, agenda and previous minutes will be emailed to everyone prior to the meeting.
We will be printing a few copies for anyone who does not have a computer or access to a computer. Please contact the office if you require a printed copy or need information about dialing in to the annual meeting.
It is important to make an informed decision about COVID-19 vaccination. Where to find more informationMisinformation is out there. Get your COVID-19 information from credible and trusted sources.·
1) Ottawa Public Health (OPH): OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVID19Vaccin·
2) OPH COVID-19 vaccine information event calendar: Calendars.OttawaPublicHealth.ca/CovidEvents·
3) Ontario Ministry of Health: Covid-19.Ontario.ca·
4) Public Health Ontario: PublicHealthOntario.ca·
5) Health Canada: Canada.ca/Covid-19
I’ve been vaccinated. Now what? Because not everyone will have access to the vaccine at the same time, it is important to continue following COVID-19 public health measures at home, in the workplace, and in the community even after being vaccinated. OttawaPublicHealth.ca/COVIDWise.
1) Wear a mask or face covering where required.·
2) Isolate yourself from others when you are sick.·
3) Stay two metres six feet) apart from those outside your household.·
4) Exercise proper hand hygiene
There is an old adage that declares “if you don’t use it, you lose it”. This can apply to many learned skills including driving. In this period of COVID – 19 restrictions everyone is being asked to protect themselves and others by limiting contacts and activities. If restrictions move into the “red zone” category, the population is being bluntly directed to stay at home except to acquire the basic necessities.This poses an acute problem for senior drivers who, like their peers, are experiencing natural decline in cognitive and physical functions. Long periods of idleness could further impact negatively on their driving skills. So, what can senior drivers do to help maintain their driving skills?If an outing is required for basic needs (groceries, medical appointment, banking, etc.) during “red zone” conditions, the COVID -19 restrictions do not require taking the most direct route to a destination. Seniors could plan a circuitous route that provides a drive of 30-40 minutes. The planning, mapping and executing the drive will provide mental stimulation.If circumstances permit, i.e., no heavy packages to tote, parking the vehicle some distance from the destination and walking will provide exercise, another important aspect of maintaining driving skills. Indeed, senior drivers who are not on a physical exercise regimen may want to seek medical advice as to the type of at-home exercises that are suitable for periods of lockdown. During non-red zone periods seniors could adopt the same planning and execution of 30-40 minutes drives to parks in another area of the city for walking at least twice a week.The objective is to help seniors maintain their driving skills through this prolonged period of COVID-19. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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