New and Notable (week of November 9, 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.


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.


Four (4) Volunteers are needed for Wesley Day Centre Dinner

Wesley Urban Ministries @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

Sunday, November 20th, from 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. to prep, serve and clean up after Sunday Dinner at Wesley Day Centre.

The Outreach Committee is hosting dinner that day in downtown Hamilton – sorry, adults only please.

If you have availability and are interested in helping, please contact the church office – office@waltonmemorial.com


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 office@waltonmemorial.com for further information.


JUNIOR CHOIR DIRECTOR

Walton Junior Choir

We are looking for someone to lead our Junior Choir children during Jennifer’s Maternity Leave, starting December 8th , 2016.

This person will be responsible for Thursday night Junior Choir practice 7:00-7:45pm, and directing the Junior Choir as they share their gift of music in worship once or twice a month.  Piano skills an asset.

For more information regarding the job description and hours, please contact Linda Fletcher at linda@lindafletcher.com

Socks needed for Wesley Day Centre~ November 20th

Socks for Wesley @ Walton United Church

As we’ve told you, we are booked to work in the Kitchen at the Wesley Day Centre in Hamilton on November 20th , 2016, to supply and serve dinner to approximately 250 persons.

We have the money we need, $450.00, from your kind donations, but we would also like to take along a pre-season gift for each dinner participant.

We have decided on a mug because “its nice to have your own”, containing a pair of new warm winter socks; thermal, insulated, cuddly , something that would be comforting in the cold winter on the streets.

We have met our goal and collected enough mugs for this project – thank you so much. Now, we need to concentrate on collecting socks. If you would like to donate a pair of new socks, please leave them in box in front of the Church Office. To those who have already done this, thank you for helping; we found your donation and we are grateful.


The MITTEN TREES

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 13 th , 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 @ Waltonmemorial@cogeoco.ca

ALLERGY ALERT ~ FRAGRANCE FREE!

 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!!

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


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