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Announcements for the week of May 19, 2024



•  Blood Pressure Clinic – Next Sunday, May 26th, following the service in Rev. Gill’s office off of Bronte Hall. Drop by and have your blood pressure checked.

•  Transfer of Membership – On Sunday, May 26th, if you are a confirmed member of any Christian denomination and would like to transfer to Walton from another congregation, we’d be pleased to arrange the transfer, Please contact the church office or Rev. Jim for more information.

• Walton Chancel Choir presents “Do You hear the People Sing” on Sunday, May 26th, 2024, at 7:00pm – Tickets are online and at the door. Adults: $18. And Students: $ $12. All proceeds to Walton’s General Fund. Hope you can join us for an evening of song, fun and laughter.

•  VBS registration – NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER! Join us July 8-12 for Camp Firelight, a Christ-led week full of music, games, crafts and summer camp adventure. Full and half-day programs are available for campers entering SK – Grade 5. Junior leaders in Grade 6-8 enjoy camp activities while developing leadership skills. High school and adult volunteers are warmly welcomed! Cost is $125 for full day and $60 for ½ day campers and for junior leaders. Register online – click here.

• 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.

Christmas Benevolent Fund Memorials

Everyone has the opportunity to make a special Memorial Gift to Walton at Christmastime, in memory of a loved one, friend or family member. Memorials

You are invited to make your memorial gift:

• By credit/debit card through the website by clicking here,
• By cash/cheque through the church office — remember to attach your dedication message.

These memorial donations will be dedicated at a special time in the worship service on Sunday, December 17, 2023. This list will also be emailed out after Christmas. In order for your donation to be included in the Christmas Dedication, it must be received by Friday, December 15, 2023.

Benevolent Fund

All Christmas Memorial donations will go to the Benevolent Fund, which is a confidential fund, managed by Rev. Gill with help from 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.

All donations to the Benevolent Fund receive a tax receipt.

Memorial Poinsettias

Orders are closed for this year.

You are welcome to purchase a Memorial Poinsettia for Christmas. This year the Memorial Poinsettias will help decorate our Sanctuary and entrance areas for the Advent and Christmas season.

Sorry, no take-home orders will be available this year.

If you would like to purchase a Memorial Poinsettia in memory of a loved one, friend, or family member, please place your order for either a 6” red, white, or pink poinsettia for $12.00 before Sunday, November 26.

You can order online by credit/debit card, email Val at familyministries@waltonmemorial.com, or call the church office at 903-827-1643.

The flowers will be placed in the Sanctuary for the worship services on Sunday, November 26. Memorial poinsettias will be included on the list of Christmas memorials which will be dedicated by Rev. Jim during the Sunday, December 17th service.

thanksgiving food driveand Harvest Table

THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE

At this time of year, we ask you to remember the FARESHARE FOOD BANK in Oakville as the THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE approaches.  Adding a few items to your weekly shopping list for the food bank would be very helpful.

Their greatest needs are:
→ oatmeal
→ crackers
→ jam
→ coffee (instant regular/ decaf)
→ tea (regular, green, herbal)

Snacks for kids:
→ fruit cups
→ puddings
→ juice boxes

Donated items can be placed in the baskets near each entry.

We’d also appreciate donations of fresh fruits & vegetables for our Harvest Table, decorating the sanctuary on Thanksgiving Sunday, October 8th. These items will be taken to the foodbank afterwards.

If you prefer to make a monetary donation, do so through your church envelope or online, clearly noting, “Fareshare Food Bank Donation”.

Thank you for anything you can share.

Many thanks,
Your Outreach & Worship committees

“Out of our abundance, O Lord, Let us provide for others.”

Ways to donate

Sign up for PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance ~ monthly withdrawals) by completing this online form or contacting stuart@waltonmemorial.com
Donate Online by secure payment from your debit or credit card. Instructions below.
♥ by cheque in the offering plate on Sunday, through the mail slot at the Church office entrance or by Canada Post


How to use the Online donation features:

  1. Click the button above and a new window will open.
  2. Enter the dollar value.
  3. Choose where you would like the money to go from the drop-down list
  4. Frequency can be set to One Time or Regularly
  5. If you choose Regularly, set how frequently you want the donation to be made and when it will start.
  6. Enter your email address, First Name and Last Name
  7. Click Continue

If you have any issues, contact office@waltonmemorial.com

Walton welcomes kids!

Our active, engaging Sunday School program is offered each week at our 9:30 am service for kids in JK through Grade 8. In addition, we offer a Sunday morning Teen Talk for youth in Grade 9-12. All kids and youth are welcome, whether they come once a week or once a year.


Bethal Hall (Ages 3 to SK)

Bethel Hall is an interactive Sunday school program for children ages 3-Senior Kindergarten.

A warm and friendly atmosphere awaits your child as they are welcomed by loving teachers to learn about God. Through games, crafts and story time your child will be introduced to familiar bible stories and the love of God. Join us every Sunday at the 9:30 am service.

Bronte Hall (Grades 1-5)

Children from Grades 1-5 come together in Bronte Hall for a fun-filled Sunday school program. The children join together for story time and games before being divided into groups for age-appropriate crafts and activities. Investigating God through interactive object lessons, skits and experiments are all a component of Sunday school in Bronte Hall.

Join us every Sunday from September to June at the 9:30 am service.

Summer Gathering & VBSC

 

During the summer months we have a Summer Gathering Program for children ages 3 and up during the 10am service.

We will also run a VBSC (Vacation Bible Summer Camp) mornings during a week in July. Click here for information about VBS!

Each Sunday we gather together to be inspired by God’s message — through His words, music, and prayer. We hope you find inspiration in our 10:00 am service. Video shared at 2:00 pm.


Sunday, May 19, 2024
Victoria Day – Pentecost Sunday

Message: “Promise Fulfilled” – Rev Jim
Scripture: John 15: 26-27, John 16: 4B- 15

10:00 am – Service
11:00 am – Social time with coffee and tea

2:00 pm – Service Recording [Link]

Previous services can be found on YouTube [Link]


Sunday, May 26, 2024
Trinity Sunday – Pew Communion, Transfer of New Members

Message: “Coming by Night” – Rev Jim
Scripture: John 3: 1-17

11:00 am – Blood Pressure Clinic

7:00 pm – Choir Concert [Link]


Sunday, June 2, 2024
NOTE: Legion Parade/Cenotaph Service –  Lakeshore Road closure

Message: “Go and Lie Down” – Rev Jim
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10


Sunday, June 9, 2024
One Year to the 100th Celebration

Message: “Do not Lose Heart” – Rev Jim
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4: 13- 5:1


Sunday, June 16, 2024
Christian Family Sunday – Grade 3 Bibles- Father’s Day

Message: “What type of Confidence” – Rev Jim
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, 14-17

11:00am – Ice Cream Sundaes


Sunday, June 23, 2024
️‍ Pride Service

Message: “No Obstacle” – Rev Jim
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6: 1-13


Sunday, June 30, 2024
Canada Day Service

Message: “Touching Base” – Rev. Jim
Scripture: Mark 5: 21-43

► What you need to know this week


Announcements

Good News!  Walton’s UCW meetings are starting up again! We welcome all ladies of any age who care to join us in Bronte Hall for our first fall meeting on Thursday, September 8, in the afternoon.  1:30 pm is our new meeting time.  Tea, coffee and cookies will be provided. We look forward to seeing many familiar friends, and new faces are especially welcome as we reconvene after a lengthy break. Refreshments and a brief business meeting will be followed by a thought-provoking discussion on “Pandemic Positivity” led by Rev Alexandra Arden. Please call the office at (905) 827-1643 if a drive is needed. Mark your calendars for the 2nd Thursday of each month: October 13, November 10 and December 8 all at 1:30 pm.

Rally Day is coming up; mark your calendars now! Sunday, September 11th marks the last of our 10:00 am summer services and the start-up of our regular Sunday School and youth programming on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Bible Study “Christian Community” will be starting Thursday, September 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Bronte Hall. The study will run for 10 weeks, on consecutive Thursday mornings. We all yearn for a sense of community. The topic of community seems to be even more relevant in the world and in each of our lives, as we look back over the last two and a half years. What does the Bible say about Christian community? What does Christian community mean to you today?  A time to gather, discuss, question, listen, share, laugh, and ponder, as we explore the meaning of Christian community together. Everyone is welcome. Please sign up through the church office to ensure everyone has a copy of the book. The cost of the book is $10.00 and is available through the church office. If you have any questions, please speak to Cathy Winn.

Choir is starting up again! Junior, Youth and Chancel Choirs are starting up again on Thursday, September 8th, here at Walton. Mark it on your calendar and start warming up those vocal cords! Jillian will meet with the Junior Choir from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm in the Gathering Room. Linda will meet with the Youth Choir in the Sanctuary from 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm. The Chancel Choir will meet at 8:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Masks will be required while you are in the building. Stay tuned for more information and updates as we get closer to the start-up.

Upcoming Prayer Shawl Ministry gathering on Thursday, September 22, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Bronte Hall. The Prayer Shawl Ministry knits and crochets Prayer Shawls which are given out to people in the Walton community and beyond.  Each child baptized at Walton receives a Prayer Blanket, made by the members of this ministry. The Prayer Shawls and Prayer Blankets are made with love and prayers, a reminder of God’s presence in our lives and in the world. Do you like to knit or crochet? Why not join us for a time of laughter, sharing, creating, prayer, and supporting others in this special ministry? New members are always welcome. Some supplies are provided. Please speak with Cathy Winn through the church office. The October meeting will be Thursday, October 20th, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Art & Treasures sale – VIP preview: Walton is holding an Art & Treasures sale in Bronte Hall on Saturday, September 10 from 10 am-4 pm. We have lots of beautiful artwork, household items and attic treasures available for purchase. The sale will be open to the public, in conjunction with the Bronte Arts Market happening in our parking lot that day.  As a Walton member or friend, you get VIP early access to view and purchase items during coffee time following the service on Sunday, August 28th  and Sunday, September 4th  before we open up the sale to the wider community. Come check out the wonderful and unique sale items, which were generously donated to the Walton Auction Committee from the pre-covid auction. 

Weeding Team –  We need a few people who will help some others weed the south and new east gardens. If you can help out, let the office know. Thank you.

Bronte Coat Drive is back! Tentatively, on the third Saturday in October. This has become a cooperative effort between the Church of the Epiphany, St. Dominic’s Church and Walton Memorial primarily; all of us having the betterment of the people in our area as our goal. So, sew on that button, empty those pockets, sponge out that stain, and please give us your coats that you don’t plan to wear next year or ever again. Donations will be accepted at the church starting September 4th. 

Calling all knitters The Bronte Coat Drive Committee needs knitted scarves for our annual coat distribution event. If you could knit a scarf 5’ – 6’ long in black, grey or navy, we would be most happy to include it as a giveaway on October 15th, 2022. As you may know, many people in our community are grateful to receive a coat from this event, and they are delighted to also receive a warm scarf (or hat or gloves)! 

FOOD BANK…the need is real  Every summer the food bank deals with reduced food and money donations because of families going on vacation and leaving town. Unfortunately, the families that depend on the food bank year-round still need that support. Please help by donating through your Walton envelopes, electronically through the website, or by bringing food items to put in our donation box outside Bronte Hall.  It was mentioned that canned fruit and cereal are items needed right now.  Go to the Fare Share website to find a complete list – www.oakvillefoodbank.com

Children and youth are invited to view this week’s virtual Sunday School lesson online. Change is in the air…

Walton’s prayer chain is open. Confidential prayers 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.

► What you need to know this week


Announcements

• Thank you to Scripture Reader: Eva Harrison and Soloist: Alyssa Di Marco

• Upcoming Bible Study “Christian Community” will be starting Thursday, September 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Bronte Hall. The Study will run for 10 weeks, on consecutive Thursday mornings.
We all yearn for a sense of community. The topic of community seems to be even more relevant  in the world and in each of our lives, as we look back over the last two and a half years. You are invited to take part in this Bible based study, looking at ‘Christian Community’. What does the Bible say about Christian community? What does Christian community mean to you today?  A time to gather, discuss, question, listen, share, laugh, ponder, as we explore the meaning of Christian community together. Everyone is welcome. Please sign up through the church office to ensure everyone has a copy of the book. Cost of the book is $10.00 and available through the church office. Any questions, please speak to Cathy Winn.

• Choir is starting up again!!! Junior, Youth and Chancel Choirs are starting up again on Thursday, September 8th, here at Walton. Mark it on your calendar and start warming up those vocal cords! Jillian will meet with the Junior Choir at 7:00pm – 7:45pm  in the Gathering Room. Linda will meet with the Youth Choir in the Sanctuary 7:00-7:45pm.
The Chancel Choir will meet at 8:00pm in the Sanctuary.
Masks will be required while you are in the building. Stay tuned for more information and updates as we get closer to start up.

• Upcoming Prayer Shawl Ministrygathering on Thursday, September 22, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Bronte Hall. The Prayer Shawl Ministry knits and crochets Prayer Shawls which are given out to Walton Community and beyond.  Each child baptized at Walton receives a Prayer Blanket, made by the members of this ministry. The Prayer Shawls and Prayer Blankets are made with love and prayers, a reminder of God’s presence in our lives and in the world. Do you like to knit or crochet? Why not join us for a time of laughter, sharing, creating, prayer, and supporting others in this special ministry? New members are always welcome. Some supplies are provided. Please speak with Cathy Winn through the church office. October meeting will be Thursday, October 20th, from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

• Art & Treasures sale – VIP preview: Walton is holding an Art & Treasures sale in Bronte Hall on Saturday, September 10 from 10 am-4 pm. We have lots of beautiful artwork, household items and attic treasures available for purchase. The sale will be open to the public, in conjunction with the Bronte Arts Market happening in our parking lot that day.  As a Walton member or friend, you get VIP early access to view and purchase items during coffee time following the service on Sunday, August 28th  and Sunday, September 4th  before we open up the sale to the wider community. Come check out the wonderful and unique sale items, which were generously donated to the Walton Auction Committee from the pre-covid auction. 

Weeding Team –  We need a few people who will help some others weed the south and new east gardens. If you can help out, let the office know. Thank you.

Are you wanting to spread God’s love and help the wider community?  The Outreach Committee is inviting you to join them!  If you are interested in hearing about their current projects and suggesting future ongoing projects, please join them at Walton on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Please call the office for information or just join us!

• Bronte Coat Drive is back this year! Tentatively, on the third Saturday in October. This has become a co-operative effort between, Church of the Epiphany, St. Dominic’s Church and Walton Memorial primarily; all of us having the betterment of people of our area as our goal.  So, sew on that button, empty those pockets, sponge out that stain …… and, please give us your coats that you will not plan to wear next year or ever again! Donations will be accepted soon. Stay tuned!

• Calling all knitters! The Bronte COAT DRIVE Committee has a need for knitted scarves for our Annual Coat Distribution Event. If you could knit a scarf 5’ – 6’ long in black, grey or navy, we would be most happy to include it as a giveaway on October 15 th , 2022. As you may know, there are many people in our community who are grateful to receive a coat from this event, and they are delighted to also receive a warm scarf (or hat or gloves)! 

• FOOD BANK…the need is real!  Every summer the food bank deals with reduced food and money donations because of families going on vacation and leaving town. Unfortunately, the families that depend on the food bank year-round still need that support. Please help by donating through your Walton envelopes, electronically through the website, or by bringing food items to put in our donation box outside Bronte Hall.  It was mentioned that canned fruit and cereal are items needed right now.  Go to the Fare Share website to find a complete list – www.oakvillefoodbank.com

Children and youth are invited to view this week’s virtual Sunday School lesson online. Our Happy Campers curriculum continues and we’re sharing stories around the campfire!

Walton’s prayer chain is open. Confidential prayers 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.

► What you need to know this week


Announcements

Weeding Team – We need a few people who will help some others weed the south and new east gardens. If you can help out, let the office know. Thank you.

• Are you wanting to spread God’s love and help the wider community?  The Outreach Committee is inviting you to join them!  If you are interested in hearing about their current projects and suggesting future ongoing projects, please join them at Walton on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Please call the office for information or just join us!

• Bronte Coat Drive is back this year! …tentatively, on the third Saturday in October. This has become a co-operative effort between, Church of the Epiphany, St. Dominics Church and Walton Memorial primarily; all of us having the betterment of people of our area as our goal.  So, sew on that button, empty those pockets, sponge out that stain …… and, please give us your coats that you will not plan to wear next year or ever again! Donations will be accepted soon. Stay tuned!

• Calling all knitters! The Bronte COAT DRIVE Committee has a need for knitted scarves for our Annual Coat Distribution Event. If you could knit a scarf 5’ – 6’ long in black, grey or navy, we would be most happy to include it as a giveaway on October 15th, 2022. As you may know, there are many people in our community who are grateful to receive a coat from this event, and they are delighted to also receive a warm scarf (or hat or gloves)! 

• FOOD BANK…the need is real!  Every summer the food bank deals with reduced food and money donations because of families going on vacation and leaving town. Unfortunately, the families that depend on the food bank year-round still need that support. Please help by donating through your Walton envelopes, electronically through the website, or by bringing food items to put in our donation box outside Bronte Hall.  It was mentioned that canned fruit and cereal are items needed right now.  Go to the Fare Share website to find a complete list – www.oakvillefoodbank.com

• Children and youth are invited to view this week’s virtual Sunday School lesson online. Our Happy Campers curriculum continues and we want everyone to go take a hike!

• Walton’s prayer chain is open. Confidential prayers 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.

Announcements 

► What you need to know this week


Announcements

• Are you wanting to spread God’s love and help the wider community?  The Outreach Committee is inviting you to join them!  If you are interested in hearing about their current projects and suggesting future ongoing projects, please join them at Walton on the third Wednesday of every month at 7pm. Please call the office for information or just join us!

• Bronte Coat Drive is back this year! …tentatively, on the third Saturday in October. This has become a co-operative effort between, Church of the Epiphany, St. Dominics Church and Walton Memorial primarily; all of us having the betterment of people of our area as our goal.  So, sew on that button, empty those pockets, sponge out that stain …… and, please give us your coats that you will not plan to wear next year or ever again! Donations will be accepted soon. Stay tuned!

• Calling all knitters! The Bronte COAT DRIVE Committee has a need for knitted scarves for our Annual Coat Distribution Event. If you could knit a scarf 5’ – 6’ long in black, grey or navy, we would be most happy to include it as a giveaway on October 15th, 2022. As you may know, there are many people in our community who are grateful to receive a coat from this event, and they are delighted to also receive a warm scarf (or hat or gloves)! 

• FOOD BANK…the need is real!  Every summer the food bank deals with reduced food and money donations because of families going on vacation and leaving town. Unfortunately, the families that depend on the food bank year-round still need that support. Please help by donating through your Walton envelopes, electronically through the website, or by bringing food items to put in our donation box outside Bronte Hall.  It was mentioned that canned fruit and cereal are items needed right now.  Go to the Fare Share website to find a complete list – www.oakvillefoodbank.com

• Children and youth are invited to view this week’s virtual Sunday School lesson online. Our Happy Campers curriculum continues and we want everyone to go take a hike!

• Walton’s prayer chain is open. Confidential prayers 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.

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