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October 1: Worldwide Communion Sunday
October 22: Anniversary Service 11:00 am
November 25: Annual Turkey Dinner
December 11: The Scott Woods Christmas Show

LEADING IN WORSHIP TODAY
Minister: Rev. Keith Rameshwar
Music Director : Kathleen Hyde
Greeters : Gord Lewis and Betty Smith

Announcements September 24, 2017

1. Please join us for a time of refreshments and fellowship in the lower level of the sanctuary following the service.

2. FOOD BANK DONATIONS are welcome on any Sunday. Items of particular need at this time are school lunch snacks (granola bars, pudding & fruit cups, juice boxes) as well as gift cards and cash donations used to purchase fresh produce, dairy and meat. Please find envelopes for monetary donations at the back of the sanctuary.

3. THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, we are asked to pray for the well-being, compassion, strength, and wisdom of the 42nd General Council commissioners, who will reconvene electronically September 30 th. Part of their work will be establishing a timeline for the transition (the recommended transition date is January 1,2019) and creating a Commission to establish the boundaries of the Regions.

4. TRIVIA NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION, SATURDAY, OCT 21 AT BELMONT COMMUNITY CENTRE. Doors open at 6:30 and play begins at 7:00. Cost is $20.00 per person which includes light refreshments. Teams consist of 6 or 8 people, to register a team, please call Susan Grieve at 519-644-1965 by October 14th. Prizes awarded to the first and second place teams. Organized by St. Andrew's Westminster United Church, Glenworth.

5. As Rev. Larry Schneider is away on Medical Leave, please call Rev. Lewis Snow at 519-202-0312 or Rev. Bruce Scott at 519-268-7890 for pastoral care.

6. St. Peter's Anglican Church is having a Prayer Service on Sunday, September 24th. The cathedral choir from St. Paul's church in London will attend. Begins at 5:00 pm followed by a pot luck dinner. Everyone is welcome to attend.

7. Moderator Jordan Cantwell requests your help with the Hurricane Irma disaster. The United Church of Canada has membership in the global ACT ALLIANCE who are organized to assist people affected by Hurricane Irma. ACT members are organized in various regional & national forums (including Dominican Republic, Haiti, & Cuba) working quickly with evacuations and emergency shelter where necessary and plan for post-storm responses. The United Church of Canada is accepting donations for these efforts. If you wish to donate, send your cheque to: Philanthropy Unit, The United Church of Canada, 3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 300, Toronto, Ont., M8X 2Y4. Put 'Hurricane Irma disaster' on the bottom left line of the cheque OR e-mail giving@united-church.ca OR phone using your Visa or Master Card 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738. OR increasing your M&S givings will help.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM CAMP KEE-MO-KEE

October 22 A unique property in SW Ontario

The camp property is considered an Environmentally Significant Area within the County of Middlesex with a mix of forest, swamp and prairie habitats. In 2015 a provincial government grant allowed us to do a survey of the camp which identified 34 noteworthy floral species including 2 provincially rare species. Bird species noted on the property include species of Special Concern: Barn swallow, Hooded Warbler, Louisiana Waterthrush, Canada Warbler, Wood Thrush, and Eastern Wood-pewee.

October 29 Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow

Camp provides meaningful employment to 36 young adults each year. For the past several years, we have run an operating surplus. This is due primarily to increasing our registration fees closer to market rates and increased marketing efforts as 75% of our operating revenue comes from camper registration fees. 10% of revenue comes from school groups and rentals. Thanks to Middlesex Presbytery, whose annual donation accounts for about 7% of our revenue.

November 5 Out and Loud

This Fall the camp launched a new initiative: Out and Loud - a camp event for LGBTQ high school students and their allies. A day of traditional camp activities kicked off by a keynote presentation by Holly Painter, a local spoken word poet talking about her coming out experience.

November 12 Outreach to Single Parents

Single Parent Family Camp happens on the weekend after the last summer camp session. Developed as a joint effort to increase the use of the camp and as an outreach to single parent families, this year's attendance was 58 parents and children - our best year ever. The camp provides separate programming for children and adults - giving single parents respite while still enjoying camp as a family.

November 19 Camp is for Everyone

The founding documents of Camp Kee-Mo-Kee list the desire to "construct and operate a campsite… for all members, adherents and non-members of the United Church of Canada generally, and particularly for those living within the boundary of the Middlesex Presbytery". First-St. Andrew's holds Church at Camp every June, Riverside and Trinity bring their youth out every Fall for a weekend. As we continue to evolve the programming at camp, we hope everyone will take the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of our beautiful respite in the woods.