New and Notable – week of November 22, 2015

Vote for our float from the Santa Claus Parade

A big THANK YOU to all who participated in the Oakville Santa Claus Parade yesterday and helped us show what “CHRISTIANS IN MOTION” look like. We hope you had fun!

If you missed the parade you can still catch it on COGECO on Saturday, November 28th at 3:00pm, and also on Cogeco Demand (Channel 602)

Oh, one last thing: 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!

SYRIAN REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

You 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.


 WALTON’S Mitten Tree & White Gift Sunday!

14598729618_ff06eff2b1_bDuring the entire month of November 2015, the Walton Outreach Committee will have the two Mitten Trees up in Bronte Hall.

Click here for details on the MItten Tree!

We will celebrate White Gift Sunday on December 6th!

Click here for details about White Gift Sunday!


 

 WALTON’S NEW PHOTO DIRECTORY – Last day of photos!

Photo-Directory


Spaces available December 9, 2015 only!

See the event page for sign up info — Click here!


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


THANK YOU from the Turkey Dinner Committee

Thank you to all those volunteers who made turkey dinner the success it was. We fed 600 people (275 ate in and  325  had Take Out) which is  down about 5%  from last year. Our profit is approximately $6,500.

We want to thank all the volunteers who contributed their time and talent to ensure the dinner went off smoothly, as well as the 4 volunteers from the Church of the Epiphany who helped contribute to its success, both by working and bringing some of their family and friends to have dinner.  In total, we had over 90 volunteers working over the weekend at the church, plus twenty five people who volunteered to cook a turkey. Thank you to the Senior Youth Group for packaging the cranberry containers and working some shifts on Sunday. We especially want to thank the coordinators, Sam Spares, Peter MacLean, Paul Fletcher, Craig Silva, Jerry Sproat, and Peter Hancock for their efforts.  In addition, we thank those who made and sold the delicious preserves and pickles we sold after the dinner.  An additional profit of $560 was made from these sales.  We have some preserves and pickles left over and will be selling them over the next few weeks in the Office. They make excellent Christmas gifts.  We also want to thank Ruth Perkins for delivering the leftover food to Wesley Urban Ministries.  Thanks to all of you. Volunteers at Walton are a major reason for the success of this church.


 

REMEMBER LOVED ONES WITH A CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL

Once again anyone 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, Dec. 20 and dedicated at both 9:30 & 11 am services. Suggestions from the Worship committee this year are:

~ Red or white poinsettias or white mums. If you buy poinsettias from the youth group, the flowers can be placed in the sanctuary for you.
~ The Walton Benevolent Fund (see below) Please contact the church office to make your donation, whether flowers or a Benevolent Fund donation, so that it can be recorded. The deadline for your donation to be included in the Dec. 20 bulletin is noon on Sunday, Dec. 13. 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?

nativity-30571_1280HOW DOES WALTON HELP PEOPLE? It is a confidential fund, managed by Rev. Gill with help from the staff. It helps people in need because of illness, unemployment or an unexpected accident, setback or tragedy. Every year it helps many people in the congregation with financial and material assistance.

Because of the difficult economic situation Walton has helped a record number of its congregation struggling with financial worries. It also helps those in the community and occasional transients who stop by the church. In addition the fund assists any youth or adult in the congregation who cannot afford to attend a retreat or church event which involves a cost. It helps various local causes, organizations or activities which have emergent needs over the year. The money for this fund comes from two main sources: the largest is the Christmas memorial programme; the other is individual donors throughout the year. All gifts to this fund receive a tax receipt. The work of the fund and remains highly confidential to allow for anonymous support of people in need. For more information please speak to Rev. Gill.


 

UPPER ROOMS

September/October 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

RED PEPPER JELLY BY jERRY

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

MIKE’S MARMALADE

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

PICKLES BY SAM

Lady Rose Pickles & 3 Pepper Relish – are available in the Church Office – $4.00 per jar. All proceeds to the Walton Treasury to fund programs and ministries.

GREGORY CROSS CD’s FOR SALE THROUGH THE CHURCH OFFICE

“Baritone on Broadway” and “A Baritone Christmas” are both available at $10.00 each, purchase through the Office. All proceeds go to the Walton General Fund.

‘TIMELESS’ CD BY THE AULT SISTERS

Aailable for purchase through the Church Office. Cost is $15.00. 50% of proceeds goes to the Walton General Fund.