Sunday morning services at Sydenham-Heritage – 10:30am WORSHIP SERVICES ARE IN-PERSON AND ONLINE @ twitch.tv/sydenhamheritageuc
- Masking: masking inside our church building is optional. As your church board we know this to be an emotional and very personal choice, so remember to be kind and respect each other’s decision to mask or not mask.
The Worship Committee is in the process of planning these Special Services:
December 10th Peace
(December 12th Blue Christmas at Harmony United Church @ 7:00 pm)
December 17th Love
December 24th Joy December 24th – Christmas Eve Services – 10:30 am & 7:30pm candlelight service
“THE FIRST CHRISTMAS”
(according to Luke’s Gospel)
CALLING ALL SYDENHAM-HERITAGE FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS
GRILLED CHEESE & SOUP LUNCHEON AND CAROL SING
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17TH AFTER CHURCH
PLEASE BRING A FEW OF YOUR CHRISTMAS GOODIES FOR DESSERT
FREEWILL OFFERING FOR THE BENEVOLENT FUND & HOME OF HOPE
From the Communications Team
As you may be aware, our A/V computer has been a little challenging the past few weeks (ain’t technology great?).
We have a request from the A/V Team for a new laptop to allow them to upgrade to the newest edition of Windows. If you are able, please keep this project in mind when you are planning your Christmas giving this year. Please mark any contributions as A/V Computer. With much thanks from your A/V Team
We are still needing volunteers to keep up to date on our social media platforms and Audio/Visual Teams – please speak to a member of the Communications Team if you’re interested.
Terry Matheson, Anne Walker, Greg Pickard, Lyle Sylvester, Aileen Johnston, Danielle Daman
It’s that time of the year again, time to decorate our Sanctuary for the Advent Season.
We invite anyone who wishes to donate to the purchase of poinsettias to do so.
This can be in memory of loved ones. Donations may be made through your offering, online or through the office.
STEPS TO BOOK EVENTS/WORKSHOPS ETC
1. Call the office to find out if the date and times are available (at this time Aileen will mark it in pencil)
2. Fill out booking form (on clipboard outside of the office)
3. Once filled out take it to Outreach/Stewardship for signature (this is only to ensure that we are not overbooking our rooms
and our volunteers, you and your group are responsible for organizing, running and cleaning up for your event NOT Outreach/Stewardship)
4. Give signed form to Aileen at which time she will then mark your event in red pen on her calendar
COMMITTEE CHAIRS Please be sure to contact Aileen in the office if you need to change the date and/or time of your meeting
MEMBERS/ADHERENTS Please be sure to let Aileen in the office know of any changes to your address and/or telephone number
Please remember if you turn anything on (such as the coffee maker) you are responsible for making sure it is turned off and anything you dirty (such as cups) you need to clean and put away.
Updates from Worship:
Would you be interested in Greeting/ Ushering Sunday mornings? Would you like to participate in Sunday worship as a lay leader? If you answered ‘yes’ or even ‘maybe’ please contact a member of the worship committee or leave your contact information with the church office 519-753-1248… remember WE ARE THE CHURCH!
As you know the Fix-it Crew of Sydenham-Heritage collect papers to recycle to Hartmann Manufacturing to make egg cartons. The revenue from the sale of paper goes to help maintain the solar panels.
The Fix-it Crew would like to start a new fund raiser. It will begin collecting aluminum beverage cans. The money raised will go to funding the supplies for coffee hour after the church service. If this fund raiser is successful there will be no need to contribute to coffee and tea after church.
So save your aluminum tins, put them in clear plastic garbage bags and drop them off at church in the same area as you do the paper. Don’t forget to remove the pull-tabs because we have a drop off for those too!!
Remember along with newspapers & aluminum cans we are also recycling milk bags & pop pull-tabs – drop off containers for these items can be found outside the church office.
“OUR DAILY BREAD” December 2023 – February 2024
are available from the church office and can be picked up during office hours between 9am & 2pm Tuesday to Friday. If you wish to have a copy mailed to you please call Aileen in the office.
Please be sure to let the office know if you have moved, changed your phone number etc. so that we can keep our records up to date.
If you have an announcement you wish to put in the Sunday bulletin please be sure to have into the office by 10am Thursday.
Your Communications Team is looking for contributions of photos, videos or articles of interest
We would love to have your contributions of videos and photos that show life at Sydenham-Heritage, special events, services, field trips, dinners, auctions, concerts, anything that shows our church family interacting and working together.
Keep in mind that we will be sharing the photos/videos that you provide for this project on social media platforms, so you would need to consent to having your photos/videos shared when you provide them to us. For this reason, any photos/videos used will not include children.
If you would be interested in contributing please contact anyone on the communications team: Terry, Anne, or Rev. Paul
Music Director would like to hear from you….
If you would like to request a piece of music, please email the church firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office (519-753-1248) and leave your request for Trevor.
Prayer Group. Please join me in a quiet time of Prayer, devotions and reflections.
A time to connect with the Divine and with each other.
Find the Zoom link on the church calendar.
Join us Tuesdays at 6:30 PM on Zoom.
If you know of anyone in our church family who may be in need of Pastoral Care due to illness, the death of a loved one, etc. please contact Rev. Paul Shepherd at 647-700-7129 or let the office know by phone (519-753-1248) or email (email@example.com).
If you are working with any of our youth you are required to have a police check which includes the vulnerable sector check. The cost is $20 and will be reimbursed to you. Please see Aileen in the office to get a letter to take to the police station.