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.

EASTER FLOWER DISPLAY
Once again for Easter we will have a floral display. If you would like to contribute to the cost of this display, donations may be made through your offering envelopes or by contacting Aileen in the office.
Your donation may be in memory of a loved one.


2023 ANNUAL REPORTS ARE READY AND MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE OFFICE


Approved 2024 Board of Sydenham-Heritage United Church

Board Chair – Cindy Aniol
Secretary – Jacquie Scatcherd
Treasurer – Norma Janzen
Communications Team Rep – Terry Matheson
Finance Team Rep – Vacant
Ministry & Personnel Rep – BJ Leighton
Outreach/Stewardship Rep – Marilyn Markle
Outreach/Stewardship Rep – Shelly Grisdale
Property Rep – Larry Pickard
Regional Rep – Yvonne Wright
Regional Rep – SHUC Minister
Worship Rep – Yvonne Wright
Trustee Rep – Lorne White
Trustee Rep – Larry Timpener
Youth Rep – Andrew Advincula


Join us for Lent/Holy week/Easter Services

March 3rdLent III
March 10thLent IV – Message by Rev. Dave Iverson
March 17thLent V – Message by Rev. Terry Dempsey
March 24thPalm Sunday Service
March 29thGood Friday Service @ St. Andrew’s
March 31stEaster Sunday


March 2nd, 3pm @ SHUC, Java Jive Charity Concert presented by the Brant County Singers with Special Guests Triple Arts. Freewill donation with all proceeds to support Tim Hortons Foundation Camps.


The Prayer Group has started up again. As we enter into Lent, please join us in Lenten prayers. Join us online at 6:30 pm every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday of each month. Please find the Link in the Calendar on the SHUC website.


March 23rd – SHUC Turkey Supper 5:30pm $25.00
proceeds to General Funds


From Sharing Resources, Brantford UCC’s: Fairview will be host to Lenten Lunches. The theme will focus on hope for the future of our churches in a time of reformation, exploring new and different possibilities for managing ministry costs, buildings, and tired volunteers. This program will run for 5 weeks, starting Wednesday February 21 @ 12:15 (free-will offering). Join us for soup lunch and Guest Experts as we explore “What Next? Church in a time of Reformation.” Discussions about being “Already Missional”, collaborative ministry, and using our assets to our advantage.. Everyone is welcome!

ALSO there will be a Youth Ministry Panel on March 5th at 7 pm. Three youth ministers will do a short presentation, leading to a discussion and Q&A about youth ministry today, the struggles, and what we can do about it.
submitted by Rev. Gabby


It’s time to pay for your renewal or new subscription for the 2024/2025 BROADVIEW Magazine
Only $30 (please note this is an increase from last year) brings you a one-year subscription (8 issues). To order or renew your subscription to the national magazine of The United Church of Canada, simply include $30 (or more to enable us
to continue to provide the magazine to shut-ins) with your offering or separately being sure to mark it for Broadview subscription.
TO ENSURE CONTINUATION OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION OR TO START A NEW
SUBSCRIPTION PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW BY APRIL 3RD



From Outreach: With tax time just around the corner plan to join us on Thursday, April 4th at 1:30 PM for an Information Session: Pension Benefits, Credits and Programs for Seniors. Representatives from Service Canada and Canada Revenue Agency will be sharing information on a range of benefits, tax credit and programs available for seniors specific to OAS, GIS, CPP with a focus on survivor benefits, involuntary separation, consent to communicate, traveling or living outside of Canada, pension sharing, income splitting, caregiver credits, home accessibility tax credit, disability tax credit, how to get free tax help and so much more.


ATTENTION: those who are in charge of unlocking doors for meetings, events, etc. YOU are responsible for making sure all doors are closed and locked properly when finished. We have been finding doors unlocked the next day. So please ensure this doesn’t happen on your watch. Thanks Property


REMINDERS:
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!


Recycling opportunities:
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” March – April 2024
are available in the Sydenham Street entrance or in front of the office.

OFFICE REMINDER

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.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you have an announcement you wish to put in the Sunday bulletin please be sure to have into the office by 10am Thursday.


Music Director would like to hear from you….
If you would like to request a piece of music, please email the church sydenham.heritage@gmail.com or call the office (519-753-1248) and leave your request for Trevor.


Pastoral Care

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. Fred Monteith at 1-519-575-6407 (fwmonteith@gmail.com) or let the office know by phone (519-753-1248) or email (sydenham.heritage@gmail.com).


POLICE CHECKS

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.