Happy Mother's Day!
Below are the usual links to our weekly service, announcement page, and Zoom coffee hour.
Paul was touched by your tributes last week. He writes: "I wish to convey to my appreciation and thanks. All these messages brought back many memories and some of these I had completely forgotten about."
You're most welcome, Paul, a trip down memory lane to visit happier times was just what the doctor ordered. If you missed our celebration of Paul's music ministry with us, you can find it in last week's service. All our past services remain on YouTube...forever....so you can watch them as many times as you like.
Annual Meeting: Yesterday I sent a detailed message about our AGM. I attached the Annual Report, Minutes of the last AGM, and the Agenda. If for whatever reason you cannot find that email let me know and I will send it to you again. It went out to everyone on our list, but sometimes things end up in folks' spam folders.
YouTube link for the service for Sunday, May 9th, 2021
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.
RESCHEDULED TO MAY 22 due to the extended stay at home order. 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 22. 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.
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.
Here is what's coming soon in the June issue, which will start arriving in mailboxes after May 1st.
Contact Cam Bowes at firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe
When people ask Theo Robinson how he can be both an Anglican minister and trans, he always has the same answer: the church has been there for him.
Letter to a Fellow Prisoner
Former hostage James Loney writes to a Canadian inmate in Florida about the unfortunate thing they have in common.
Once a logging and mining town, Gibsons, B.C., is now a green pioneer. Its secret? Giving nature a chance to do its thing.
Under One Roof
This month's United Church feature explores the vital relationship between churches and non-profits — and how to get it right.
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 email@example.com
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. We care.
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