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This Week’s Events – January 31, 2016

(See below for more events in the weeks ahead)

Monday
Yoga – Mon. 6:00pm in Bronte Hall
Cubs – Mon. 7pm Gym
Venturers – Mon. 7pm Youth Hall
Bible Study – Mon. 7:15pm in the Sanctuary/Bronte Hall [Details]

Tuesday
Morning Out: Tea & Tots & Babies too – Tues. 10:00am in Youth Hall [Details]
Quilters – Tues. 9:30am in the Bronte Hall
Lighten Up with the Lord – Tues. 7:00pm in Bronte Hall [Details]
Budget Meeting – Tues. 7:30pm in Youth Hall
Joyful Noise – Tues. 8:00pm in Sanctuary [Details]

Wednesday
Outreach Meeting – Wed 7:00pm in Bronte Hall [about Outreach]
Scouts – Wed. 7:00pm Gym
Gal’s Night Out – Wed 7:30pm in Bronte Hall [Details]

Thursday
Prayer Shawl Ministry – Thurs. 1:30pm in Bronte Hall
Brownies – Thurs. 6:45pm in Bronte Hall
Junior Choir – Thurs. 7:00-7:45pm in Boardroom [Details]
Youth Choir – Thurs. 7:00-8:00pm in Sanctuary [Details]
Chancel Choir – Thurs. 8:00-9:30pm in Sanctuary [Details]

Friday
Junior Youth Group – Fri. 7:00pm-9:00pm – Yoga in Youth Hall [Details]
Senior Youth Group – Fri.7:00pm-10:00pm – Studying and Study Break in Bronte Hall [Details]

Wake up with Walton

Wake Up with Walton

Sunday, February 7th – 8:45am

Join us for breakfast before the 9:30am service

Click here for Details!

Bring a Friend / Name Tag Sunday

Bring a Friend

Sunday, February 7th
9:30 and 11 am Services

Click here for Details!

Pancake Supper

 Tuesday, February 9th – 5:00-7:00pm pm

 Click here for details!

Senior Youth Group Winter Retreat

2016-Winter-Retreat-LogoFebruary 19-21
Crieff Hills Retreat Centre

Open to all high school students!

Email senioryouth@waltonmemorial.com for details.


See our Monthly Calendar for all upcoming events and activitiesUpcoming Events


Read important info and things you need to know!


“SMILE!” Photographs may be taken throughout our services, programs and special events, to be used on our website, print media, or social media channels. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know by contacting the Church Office.


Easter Waltonian Deadline – February 7th

Please have all info into the Office by Sunday, February 7th, 2016, which you would like included in the next Waltonian.

2015 YEAR END TAX RECEIPTS

Official Tax Receipts and 4th quarter statements, plus an every household letter, are ready for pick up today on the table in the Bronte Hall foyer.

Hello Pancake Eaters, Bakers and Cookie Makers

The annual Shrove Tuesday PANCAKE SUPPER will take place on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016. This year we have chosen to support the Special Olympics Swim Team – Oakville with our Free Will Offering – you will have heard both athletes and parents speak on Outreach Sunday on January 17th and you will have heard the jingle of their many medals – champions all. The athletes, coaches and parents are very excited about attending our Pancake Supper.

Deserts needed!! We are aware that requests are many, but, if you could bake an extra dessert one day when you are baking, or make a special effort to bake something, for Tuesday, February 9th, it will be of great help to us. Contact of the Outreach Committee, or drop by the Kitchen on the day of the Supper after 2:00 p.m. Thanks as always.

P.S. Gluten-free pancakes are available, but we request advance notice.


 SYRIAN REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

VolunteerYou have generously made financial donations to the Syrian Relief Fund of more than $1400.00 to date.  These funds have been channeled through the United Church aid agencies already established for several years on the ground in Jordan and Lebanon; this is a continuous fund and donations can be made through the Church Office or through the Offering Plates. Thank you.

Practical Assistance: Members of the Outreach Committee have been to many meetings and have discussed various ways in which we might participate in helping families already here in Canada or endeavouring to reach Canada. We have a sub-committee to investigate some ways to help, or join up with other organizations. Sponsoring a family is a long term commitment with large in-place financial requirements, but there must be opportunities to help in other ways. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk so that she may be in contact with you. It is important to form this sub-committee of congregation members and their friends and family with a desire to assist in this dreadful situation.


Jelly Jars – Reuse/Recycle!

Jelly JarIf you have leftover jelly jars and have no need for them our Jam /Jelly makers do. Please drop off your clean jars to the Church Office.
Thanks so much!!

CRAB APPLE JELLY BY jERRY

Available in the Church Office – $4.00 per jar. All proceeds to Walton Treasury to fund programs and ministries.

Colin Brennan CD’s For Sale

Colin, who sings in our Youth Choir, has donated his own recorded CD’s from 2010-2011, 2012-2013, and 2014.  All  monies will go to the Church treasury.  The cost is $7.00 per CD and can purchased in the Church Office.

UPPER ROOMS

January/February Upper Rooms are ready for purchase from the Archives Table near the front door of the Sanctuary.

Tea Towels / Oven Mitts / Plates Needed

The Lighthouse Shelter in Oakville could really use some “new-to-them” tea towels, oven mitts and dinner plates. If you have some you’re not using, please bring them to an Outreach Committee member or leave them in the box under the table outside the Church Office, marked ‘For Lighthouse Shelter’.

DO YOU HAVE SURPLUS ENVELOPES OR  PAPER (ANY COLOUR??)

If you have any blank paper (any colour) your company is discarding, the Church Office can make good use of the paper.  We can always us 8½ x 11 or 8½x14. if you have access to any spare paper, please contact the Church Office. We can use plain business envelopes (or window envelopes) with address labels, we cover over the previous name. Thank you!

BABY BLANKETS

Beautiful handmade baby flannelette blankets are available for $25.00 through the Church Office. Various colours and patterns are available. Partial proceeds to the Walton Treasury


Book & Bible Studies

BibleDon’t miss all of the amazing studies — Click here for details

Click images to see studyies, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!

Don’t miss!

Events @ Walton United Church Events @ Walton United Church

This week’s Sunday School & Youth Group News


SUNDAY SCHOOL

Once you finish one Lego build you immediately want to start working on another. God is always working in our lives! Let’s look at Genesis 28:10-22.

For more information about our Sunday School, click here or email sundayschool@waltonmemorial.com.

JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP

Today we will continue to work on our Outreach project for Kerr St Mission.

Friday, February 5 – Junior Youth Group will meet at the church from 7-9pm.  We have a special guest coming to do yoga with us!  There will also be plenty of time for our usual games.

Contact Susan at junioryouth@waltonmemorial.com for more information.

SENIOR YOUTH GROUP

Friday, February 5th – Dinner out!

For more information, please contact Wendy and Craig Silva at senioryouth@waltonmemorial.com

This Week’s Events:

(See below for more events in the weeks ahead)

Sunday
Walton Strings – Sun. 10:45am in Youth Hall

Monday
Yoga – Mon. 6:00pm in Bronte Hall
Cubs – Mon. 7pm Gym
Venturers – Mon. 7pm Youth Hall
Bible Study – Mon. 7:15pm in the Sanctuary/Bronte Hall [Details]

Tuesday
Morning Out: Tea & Tots & Babies too – Tues. 10:00am in Youth Hall [Details]
Quilters – Tues. 9:30am in the Bronte Hall
Lighten Up with the Lord – Tues. 7:00pm in Bronte Hall [Details]
Budget Meeting – Tues. 7:30pm in Youth Hall
Joyful Noise – Tues. 8:00pm in Sanctuary [Details]

Wednesday
Outreach Meeting – Wed 7:00pm in Bronte Hall [about Outreach]
Scouts – Wed. 7:00pm Gym
Gal’s Night Out – Wed 7:30pm in Bronte Hall [Details]

Thursday
Brownies – Thurs. 6:45pm in Bronte Hall

Friday
Spirit Moves rehearsal – 6:30-7:30pm in Sanctuary
Junior Youth Group – Fri. 7:00pm-9:00pm –Swimming [Details]
Senior Youth Group – Fri.7:00pm-10:00pm — Movies in Bronte Hall [Details]


Spirit Moves

Sunday, January 27th – 9:30am Service

Don’t miss Spirit Moves at the 9:30am Service on Sunday!

Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise - Christian Music Study @ Walton United

Tuesday, January 19th – 8:00 pm

A place where the sacred and the everyday combine to bring home-grown Soul-produce to the stage!

Click here for details!

Gal’s Night Out

Wednesday, January 20th – 7:30 pm

 Click here for details!

Taize Service

Taize Prayer Service

Sunday, January 31st – 7:00 pm

A tranquil form of worship with song and prayer in a candlelit Sanctuary.

Click here for details!

Winter 2016 Enquirer’s Course

This Walton course will offer the basics of the Christian faith: sacraments, practices and beliefs; an understanding of the how, when, where, what and why of the United Church of Canada and Walton Memorial United Church. It is open to everyone, whether you are from the community, another congregation of the United Church, another denomination, new to Walton or a long-time Walton attendee. It is for those who are just exploring the faith for the first time, or those who may want a refresher programme. It is also for adults who may want to explore being baptised and/or confirmed or transferring their membership.

When: Saturdays in January and February — Jan 9, 16, 23, Feb 6, 20 and 27
Time: 9:00am to 10:30am

If you need to miss one or two of the sessions, that can be covered.

The programme will be lead by Rev Jim.

For more information or to register, please contact the church office by phone, 905-827-1643, or by email, office@waltonmemorial.com   There is no cost for materials.


See our Monthly Calendar for all upcoming events and activitiesUpcoming Events


Read important info and things you need to know!


“SMILE!” Photographs may be taken throughout our services, programs and special events, to be used on our website, print media, or social media channels. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let us know by contacting the Church Office.


Easter Waltonian Deadline – February 7th

Please have all info into the Office by Sunday, February 7th, 2016, which you would like included in the next Waltonian.

Jelly Jars – Reuse/Recycle!

Jelly JarIf you have leftover jelly jars and have no need for them our Jam /Jelly makers do. Please drop off your clean jars to the Church Office.
Thanks so much!!

Memorial Poinsettias

PoinsettiaIf you donated a memorial poinsettia and would like to take it home and enjoy it throughout the winter, it was to be picked on Sunday, January 17th, as they will be removed from the Sanctuary after services on Sunday, January 24th. Please leave the plastic pot holder to be used again next year.


 SYRIAN REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

VolunteerYou have generously made financial donations to the Syrian Relief Fund of more than $1400.00 to date.  These funds have been channeled through the United Church aid agencies already established for several years on the ground in Jordan and Lebanon; this is a continuous fund and donations can be made through the Church Office or through the Offering Plates. Thank you.

Practical Assistance: Members of the Outreach Committee have been to many meetings and have discussed various ways in which we might participate in helping families already here in Canada or endeavouring to reach Canada. We have a sub-committee to investigate some ways to help, or join up with other organizations. Sponsoring a family is a long term commitment with large in-place financial requirements, but there must be opportunities to help in other ways. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk so that she may be in contact with you. It is important to form this sub-committee of congregation members and their friends and family with a desire to assist in this dreadful situation.


Colin Brennan CD’s For Sale

Colin, who sings in our Youth Choir, has donated his own recorded CD’s from 2010-2011, 2012-2013, and 2014.  All  monies will go to the Church treasury.  The cost is $7.00 per CD and can purchased in the Church Office.

UPPER ROOMS

January/February Upper Rooms are ready for purchase from the Archives Table near the front door of the Sanctuary.

CRAB APPLE JELLY BY jERRY

Available in the Church Office – $4.00 per jar. All proceeds to Walton Treasury to fund programs and ministries.

DO YOU HAVE SURPLUS ENVELOPES OR  PAPER (ANY COLOUR??)

If you have any blank paper (any colour) your company is discarding, the Church Office can make good use of the paper.  We can always us 8½ x 11 or 8½x14. if you have access to any spare paper, please contact the Church Office. We can use plain business envelopes (or window envelopes) with address labels, we cover over the previous name. Thank you!

BABY BLANKETS

Beautiful handmade baby flannelette blankets are available for $25.00 through the Church Office. Various colours and patterns are available. Partial proceeds to the Walton Treasury


Book & Bible Studies

BibleDon’t miss all of the amazing studies — Click here for details

Click images to see studyies, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!

Don’t miss!

Events @ Walton United Church Events @ Walton United Church

This week’s Sunday School & Youth Group News


SUNDAY SCHOOL

When we get to building, the pieces start falling into place. When we give everything to God, he makes things work together perfectly, as illustrated in Judges 7:1-22.

For more information about our Sunday School, click here or email sundayschool@waltonmemorial.com.

JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP

On this Outreach Sunday we will talk about how we can help others in our community.

Friday, January 22 – Junior Youth Group will be swimming at Tansley Woods pool.

Contact Susan at junioryouth@waltonmemorial.com for more information.

SENIOR YOUTH GROUP

Friday, January 22 , we’re watching movies in Bronte Hall! Bring a few that you’d like to watch and we’ll make a final decision on Friday.  (7-10pm)

For more information, please contact Wendy and Craig Silva at senioryouth@waltonmemorial.com

This Week’s Events:

(See below for more events in the weeks ahead)

Monday
Yoga – Mon. 6:00pm in Bronte Hall
Cubs – Mon. 7pm Gym
Venturers – Mon. 7pm Youth Hall
Bible Study – Mon. 7:15pm in the Sanctuary
Video Study – Mon. 7:15pm in Bronte Hall [Details]

Tuesday
Morning Out: Tea & Tots & Babies too – Tues. 10:00am in Youth Hall [Details]
Quilters – Tues. 9:30am in the Bronte Hall
Christian Development Meeting – Tues. 7:30pm in the Bronte Hall

Wednesday
Scouts – Wed. 7pm Gym

Thursday
Brownies – Thurs. 6:45pm in Bronte Hall

Friday
Junior Youth Group – Fri. 7:00pm-9:00pm — Bronte Hall [Details]
Senior Youth Group – Fri.7:00pm-10:00pm — Movie @ Film.ca Cinemas [Details]


Upside Down Church

January 16th – 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Join us for a New Year’s Celebration crafts, games, worship, community and dinner

Click here for details!

Gal’s Night Out

Wednesday, January 20th – 7:30 pm

 Click here for details!

Walton’s Soup Shack

Sunday, January 24th – 12:00 pm

A place where the sacred and the everyday combine to bring home-grown Soul-produce to the stage!

Taize Service

Taize Prayer Service

Sunday, January 31st – 7:00 pm

A tranquil form of worship with song and prayer in a candlelit Sanctuary.

Click here for details!

Winter 2016 Enquirer’s Course

This Walton course will offer the basics of the Christian faith: sacraments, practices and beliefs; an understanding of the how, when, where, what and why of the United Church of Canada and Walton Memorial United Church. It is open to everyone, whether you are from the community, another congregation of the United Church, another denomination, new to Walton or a long-time Walton attendee. It is for those who are just exploring the faith for the first time, or those who may want a refresher programme. It is also for adults who may want to explore being baptised and/or confirmed or transferring their membership.

When: Saturdays in January and February — Jan 9, 16, 23, Feb 6, 20 and 27
Time: 9:00am to 10:30am

If you need to miss one or two of the sessions, that can be covered.

The programme will be led by Rev Jim.

For more information or to register, please contact the church office by phone, 905-827-1643, or by email, office@waltonmemorial.com   There is no cost for materials.


See our Monthly Calendar for all upcoming events and activitiesUpcoming Events


ANNUAL REPORTS

Annual Reports and Budgets need to be submitted to the Church Office by Sunday, January 10th, If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office.

Jelly Jars – Reuse/Recycle!

If you have leftover jelly jars and have no need for them our Jam /Jelly makers do. Please drop off your clean jars to the Church Office. Thanks so much!!


 SYRIAN REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

VolunteerYou have generously made financial donations to the Syrian Relief Fund of more than $1400.00 to date.  These funds have been channeled through the United Church aid agencies already established for several years on the ground in Jordan and Lebanon; this is a continuous fund and donations can be made through the Church Office or through the Offering Plates. Thank you.

Practical Assistance: Members of the Outreach Committee have been to many meetings and have discussed various ways in which we might participate in helping families already here in Canada or endeavouring to reach Canada. We have a sub-committee to investigate some ways to help, or join up with other organizations. Sponsoring a family is a long term commitment with large in-place financial requirements, but there must be opportunities to help in other ways. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Desk so that she may be in contact with you. It is important to form this sub-committee of congregation members and their friends and family with a desire to assist in this dreadful situation.


Colin Brennan CD’s For Sale

Colin, who sings in our Youth Choir, has donated his own recorded CD’s from 2010-2011, 2012-2013, and 2014.  All  monies will go to the Church treasury.  The cost is $7.00 per CD and can purchased in the Church Office.

UPPER ROOMS

January/February Upper Rooms are ready for purchase from the Archives Table near the front door of the Sanctuary.

DO YOU HAVE SURPLUS ENVELOPES OR  PAPER (ANY COLOUR??)

If you have any blank paper (any colour) your company is discarding, the Church Office can make good use of the paper.  We can always us 8½ x 11 or 8½x14. if you have access to any spare paper, please contact the Church Office. We can use plain business envelopes (or window envelopes) with address labels, we cover over the previous name. Thank you!

VARIOUS PRINTS OF MICHAEL HITCHCOX FOR SALE

Michael has made available copies of prints of Walton Church ($35.00) and Bronte Harbour ($25.00). Proceeds from the sale of all the prints go towards the Building & Maintenance Fund. These prints make wonderful gifts.

BABY BLANKETS

Beautiful handmade baby flannelette blankets are available for $25.00 through the Church Office. Various colours and patterns are available. Partial proceeds to the Walton Treasury


 

Book & Bible Studies

BibleDon’t miss all of the amazing studies — Click here for details

Click images to see studyies, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!

Don’t miss!

Events @ Walton United Church  Events @ Walton United Church

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Welcome to the new year! The New Year is an opportunity to make new plans; let’s include God in those plans!
For more information about our Sunday School, click here or email sundayschool@waltonmemorial.com.

JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP

This week in Sunday school we will share our Christmas traditions.

Friday, January 8 – Junior Youth Group will play games at the church from 7-9pm
Contact Susan at junioryouth@waltonmemorial.com for more information.

SENIOR YOUTH GROUP

Friday, January 8th, we are off to the movies.

For more information, please contact Wendy and Craig Silva at senioryouth@waltonmemorial.com