New and Notable (week of November 20, 2016)

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.

Advent Daily Email @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

Enjoy a daily moment of peace throughout advent by signing up for Walton’s Advent Email Retreat.  From November 27, you’ll receive a short email with a reading and a devotion, to help you pray your way to Christmas. Keep calm and in touch with the core meaning of Christmas, despite the frenzy of shopping, entertaining and eating around us at this time. Sign up at

Doug Walmsley book @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

“GLIMPSES OF THE PAST”- A Memoir – by Dr. Douglas Walmsley
is now available for purchase through the Walton Church Office. This fascinating life story, of well known and respected resident of Bronte, and member of Walton, is a Walton Fundraiser. This 140 page professionally printed book, recently released, includes stories of the 30’s, the R.C.A.F., the War, the Medical Years, the Bronte Years and an Epilogue of short essays. The cost is $15. each, with all the monies going to the Walton General Fund to support the Walton Music Budget.

Walton’s Santa Claus Parade Float 2016

Santa Claus Parade Float 2016 @ Walton United Church, Oakville, OntarioA big THANK YOU! to all who participated in the Oakville Santa Claus Parade yesterday! We hope you had fun!  If you missed the parade you can still catch it on COGECO at the following show times:

Sunday, November 20 @ 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 21 @ 7:00 pm

and also on Cogeco Demand (Channel 602)

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE for our float on the Santa Claus Parade website: Oakville Santa Claus Parade

Thank you from all of us, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Ushers and Elevator Attendants needed for Christmas Eve

Ushers & Elevator Attendants @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

We need ushers and elevator attendants to cover the Christmas services! These were not previously scheduled due to many family commitments this time of year. There is a sign up sheet at the Welcome Centre in Bronte Hall.

We need at least 24 people to sign up for the following dates: Christmas Eve services 4pm, 5pm, 6:30pm,10pm, Christmas Day service at 10am and New Years Day service at 10am. Please, even if you don’t usher regularly, instructions will be given and we welcome your assistance!

Please contact Marg J. through the church office for more details at

TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27th at either the 9:30 or 11:am service. If you would like to transfer to Walton from another congregation, please contact the Church office. If you are a confirmed member of any other Christian denomination, you are able to transfer to Walton. For more information, please contact Rev. Gill or the Church Office.

WALTON WELCOMES YOU POSTCARDS are available around the church, please help yourself to some to pass out to your friends and neighbours, welcoming them to take part in any or all of the activities happening here at Walton this Advent season.

THANK YOU from the Turkey Dinner Committee

Walton Turkey Dinner

Thank you to the approximately 125 volunteers who helped make the Turkey Dinner the outstanding success it was. We fed 500 people (230 in and 270 takeouts). Our profit is approximately $5,000.  We want to thank everyone who was involved making the success it was again this year, all the way from those who purchased the groceries to those who cleaned up after the dinner was over Sunday night and Monday morning. We want to thank the 25 turkey cookers and 25 bakers of those delicious desserts as well as those chefs who put the final dinner product together in the kitchen.. We also want to thank those who peeled carrots and potatoes, set up Bronte Hall, served the meals, waited on tables, cut pies, did dishes and sold tickets. Thank you also to the Senior Youth group for packaging the cranberry and helping out Sunday afternoon in the assembly and distributing of the take out dinners. We especially want to thank the coordinators Sam Spares, Paul Fletcher, Craig Silva, Peter Maclean and Peter Hancock for their efforts in organizing this event as well as Jerry Sproat for his help and constant thinking about new ways to improve this annual Walton tradition. In addition we want to thank Sam Spares and Jerry Sproat for the delicious preserves and pickles we sold at the dinner from which we made an additional profit of $490. We have a few relishes and pickles left in the office for sale. These make delicious treats at home or as Christmas gifts.   Finally we want to thank Ruth Perkins for delivering the left-over food to Wesley Urban ministries Sunday night.


Mitten Tree @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

The Mitten Trees are going up for the month of November!

Please bring us new mittens, gloves, toques, hats, scarves to decorate with.

Something warm to wear is something we can do for others.

We’ll be on the stage in Bronte Hall for the month of November.

Christmas Memorials

Poinsettias - Memorials @ Walton United Church, Oakville, OntarioAnyone connected with the Walton congregation has the opportunity of making a special Memorial Gift to Walton at Christmas time. These Memorials will all be listed in a special bulletin on Sunday, December 18th , 2016 and dedicated at the 9:30am and 11:00am service. Suggestions this year are: red or white poinsettias or white mums, and donations to the Walton Benevolent Fund (see below for the write up on “What is the Benevolent Fund?) Please contact the Church office to make your donation, whether it be Flowers or Benevolent Fund donations, so they can be recorded.

The deadline for your donations to be included in the December 18th, bulletin, is 9:00am Tuesday, December 13th , we would not want to miss putting your gift in this special bulletin, so please contact the office as soon as possible at 905-827- 1643.

What is the Benevolent Fund?? How does Walton help people??

There have been several regular requests to explain what this fund is all about. Many people are not even aware of its existence. It is a confidential fund, managed by Rev. Gill, with help from the some other staff, to help people in need due to illness, unemployment, or some unexpected accident, setback, or tragedy. Every year it helps people in the congregation in need through financial and material assistance. It also helps those in the community and occasional transients who stop by the Church looking for assistance. This fund helps any youth/adult in the congregation who cannot afford to attend a retreat or church event that involves a cost, plus special organization needs in the community from time to time. The money for this fund comes from 2 main sources. The largest is the Christmas Memorial Program (see Christmas edition of the Waltonian, and adjacent notice on Christmas Memorials), and individual donors throughout the year. All gifts to this fund receive a tax receipt. The work of the fund remains highly confidential to allow for anonymous support of people in need.

For more information, please speak to Rev. Gill or email the church office @


 In respect and consideration for those with allergies or sensitivities at church, please:

– limit the use of scented products (i.e. perfume, body lotions, after shave)
– avoid bringing heavily scented flowers (i.e. lilies, hyacinths)
– avoid using strongly scented cleaning products in the church building
– do not bring peanut products into the church building
– smoke at least 9 metres (30 feet) away from any church entrance

Jelly Jars – Reuse/Recycle!

Jelly Jar

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!!


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


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!


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

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