December 5, 2021
Worship Assistants and Advent Helpers Needed
Please contact the church office if you are interested in serving as a Worship Assistant and let us know your preferred date. Also, we need Advent readers and candle-lighters.
Year End Financial Forecast
With your continued support and the general re-opening, Rothwell is recovering from the severe financial effects of the lockdown. As of September 30, the deficit was $6760, and we are on track for a deficit of $10,000-$12,000 for the year. Income to date comprises $87,404 in offerings of all kinds, $57,300 from rentals and parking and $5886 in government grants (Covid support from 2020, received this year) for a total of $150,590. Expenses to date have been $157,350. David LaFranchise, Treasurer
Help bring some Christmas cheer to the residents of Laurier Manor and Rothwell Heights. Please bring your unwrapped gift to church on December 5 or use our drive-in drop off bin, beside our mail slot. The bin will be monitored during office hours, 9 a.m.- 2pm Tuesday to Friday. We will accept gifts from November 30-December 7. Rev. Mike will deliver on December 9 and needs a few volunteers to help with sorting and packaging. Contact the office if you can help.
GIFT IDEAS: (All items must be new) winter hats, mitts, scarves ( people that are able like to get outside) travel mugs, belts and shaving products, hand soap/ hand sanitizer, blankets, slippers with rubber soles, chocolates, body wash, large print crosswords/word searches, socks, calendars, undershirts, sweaters, diabetic chocolates, kleenex, jewellery, magazines, and books.
Rothwell Heights this year asked for snack foods that can be shared and microwave popcorn. Please no candles.
"Dates on the Calendar are closer than they appear". I say that every year, and every year it is true.
We have already received over $500 earmarked for this year's Christmas Hampers. Please add some extra to your offering SOON and write the amount on your envelope.
We will continue to distribute Giant Tiger Gift Cards as our Hamper Gifts. This gives the receiver the ability to choose their own gifts.
I would love to get nominations from the congregation for recipients.
The preferred method: email email@example.com with the subject "Rothwell Hamper Nomination". Please include: Nominee’s name, address and phone number and number of people in the family. You can also phone me at 613-286-7397. Cameron Bales
Broadview Subscription Renewals
Are you a Broadview subscriber? If so, Broadview must be notified by early January of the subscribers who wish to renew. The cost remains $25 for one year. If you wish to renew, Cam Bowes will need your subscription fee by December 31. If you do not wish to renew, please let him know (firstname.lastname@example.org). How to pay? You may send Cam an e-transfer for $25 or send a cheque made out to CAM BOWES and mail it to him at: 4451 Bittersweet Place, Gloucester, ON K1V 1R9. Since Cam does not know if/when he will be at Rothwell in December, please do not hold your payment expecting to hand it to him on a Sunday.
We now can accommodate 30% capacity (or 60 people) at our worship services.
You must be fully vaccinated to attend.
You must RSVP so that we can provide contact tracing, if necessary.
Please RSVP early and remember that the phone and internet are not monitored after 2:00 p.m. on Friday.
Please email the office at email@example.com or call at 613-746-0820 to let Trina (our Office Administrator) know you are coming. Be sure to include all members of your household in the tally.
If you (or anyone in your household) is ill or has been identified as a close contact of someone with suspected or confirmed COVID19, please stay home. You will see our screening questions at the church entrance.
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! https://www.facebook.com/groups/25296662482/
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.
Please continue to support Rothwell
· If you subscribe to on-line banking, you can send a donation by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. All e-transfers will be counted to local church expenses.
· You can also enclose your regular offering envelope and drop it off at the parking lot door of the Church or mail it to 42 Sumac St, Ottawa K1J 6P7
· You might also consider regular automatic donations through PAR (pre-authorized remittances). You can now arrange these directly. Please contact the Treasurer at email@example.com for more information.
· Rothwell is registered with CanadaHelps.org
Simply search for Rothwell United on the main screen.
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