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Announcements for the week of February 18, 2024



•  Thank you! – The Outreach Committee would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday. We had not had one since 2020 and once again it was a great treat to see everyone enjoying pancakes and socializing together in Bronte Hall. Thanks to all the bakers and treat purchasers for your contribution too. The proceeds will go to the Bronte Coat Drive to help bring this valuable event to our community next October.

•  Lenten Prayer Project – The Outreach Committee is offering our Lenten Prayer Project again this year. For each week of Lent there is a scripture reading and prayer and information about one of the charities that we support here at Walton. They will be at the entrance to the sanctuary and the Welcome Desk, please take one and join us on our Lenten journey. The link to access this week’s charity is: https://waltonmemorial.churchcenter.com/giving/to/health-partners-intl-canada-outreach

• Palm Crosses: Would you like to fold palms into crosses for Palm Sunday for those others to take home and enjoy? Bundles can be picked up mornings of March 20 or 21st to prepare crosses for Palm Sunday, March 24th. There are YouTube videos to guide you while making them at home. Please contact the office if interested or if you need them dropped off at home. Thanks for your help. The Worship Committee

• Thursday morning Bible study – Simon Peter was a follower like us-he wanted to be like Jesus, but he struggled with doubts, and at times he failed. At other times he was used powerfully by God. These studies on his life challenge and motivate us to continue to grow in Christ-likeness. Led by Walton’s Parish Nurse Cathy Winn, the study runs 12 weeks from 10:15-11:45 in Bronte Hall, beginning on Thursday, February 22. You may purchase a copy of the study guide when registering online, or by visiting the church office. Cost is $14.

annual meeting•  AGM – Walton’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday, March 3 at 11:15 am in Bronte Hall. Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a member to attend. To receive an electronic copy of the meeting agenda and/or Annual Report, please email the church office. Paper copies are available upon request as well.

•  Walton Movie Night at Cineplex Burlington – If you want an inspiring night out, please join us on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:00pm for a special showing of the movie Ordinary Angels at the Burlington Cineplex on Brant St. Order tickets in advance from cineplex.com and meet your Walton friends at the theatre.

• Transfer of membership on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2024 – Have you been attending Walton for a while now, or maybe you are brand new to Walton? On Sunday, March 24th, we are officially receiving new members by transfer. If you have been a member somewhere else, no matter how many years ago, no matter what Christian denomination, or even if you can’t find your membership/confirmation certificate, we would love to receive you by transfer. Please contact the church office to let us know as soon as possible at 905-827-1643.

Tax•   Volunteer Tax Clinic – volunteers needed! If you are interested in helping with the Volunteer Tax Clinic as a tax preparer, please contact any member of the Outreach Committee or Ruth Perkins at by calling the church office at 905-827-1643.

•  Food Handlers Certificate – Would you like to know more about food safety? Do you enjoy volunteering in our commercial kitchen? Looking for a restaurant job? Learn more and get certified! Certification lasts 5 years. There are two options, offered monthly, at the Halton Regional Administrative building, 1151 Bronte Rd, Oakville.
(1) An in-person education program 9-4pm that includes an exam and certification for $38. (offered  March 12, April 9) OR
(2) study online and go for an hour to write the exam for $10 (offered next Feb 12, March 4). For more information, go to Halton.ca, type in food safety certification and register online.
Sign up here –> https://www.halton.ca/For-Business/Food-Safety-for-Business/Food-Safety-Education-and-Certification-Program

•  Is your police check up to date? If you are volunteering in a role at Walton which involves working closely with seniors or children, we are required to keep your police background check and vulnerable sector screening on file. These documents need to be updated every 6 years and can be ordered online at haltonpolice.ca. Please check with the church office whether yours is up to date.

• Next of Kin – Would you like Walton Church to confidentially keep your next of kin contact information in case of a medical concern? Please contact the Church Office at 905-827-1643 or office@waltonmemorial.com or in person for more details.

• New to Walton? Are you visiting today? Welcome! Please feel free to ask the ushers if you have any questions during the service. We invite you to fill out a welcome card in the pew racks and leave it in an offering plate at one of the doors. Please join us for coffee, tea or cold drinks and conversation in Bronte Hall after the 10:00 am service. There you’ll also find the Welcome Centre with information about Walton and someone to chat with. Walton nametags, hats, etc. are also available for purchase.

• Walton’s prayer chain is open. Confidential prayer requests can be sent to office@waltonmemorial.com

• If you need Rev. Jim for a pastoral emergency, please email him directly at jamescgillwuc@gmail.com

• Children and youth are invited to view this week’s virtual Sunday School lesson online. Contact sundayschool@waltonmemorial.com to be added to the email list.