April 23, 2017

Thanks to everyone for participation in this year’s fertilizer sale, the most successful to date. Sales reached $3,320 resulting in $1,650 to support the efforts of Kilbride United Church.

The United Church of Canada is launching an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis is reaching a scale the world has not seen before in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. There is also extreme hunger, malnutrition, and starvation in Kenya. All donations raised for this appeal will go to our
long-term Mission & Service partners, including ACT Alliance, which is saving lives in the region. Ways to give to this appeal:

  1. Online at http://www.united-church.ca/hunger-appeal
  2. Phone 416.231.5931 or toll-free 1.800.268.3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard
  3. Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:

The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit – Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4.

A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass, four events on April 22-24. Awakening to Contemporary Spiritual Voices. More information at hamconf.org.(look at HamPack for February 2017). Sponsored by Westdale United Church, Hamilton Presbytery and Hamilton Conference

Our Native Land, Understanding the History of Local Indigenous Lands with Phil Monture, Historian and Former Director of the Land Claims Research Office, Six Nations of the Grand River. Wednesday April 26, 2017, 7:00-9:00pm at Port Nelson United Church, Burlington. All welcome.

Youth Worship Night Event. Friday April 28, 7:30-9:30pm. Wellington Square United Church in Burlington. Featuring Rhonda Elbersma as guest teacher and Collision Worship as guest worship band. Details: heathery Mackey hmackey@wsquare.ca

Care 150, Therapeutic Touch Awareness Week, May 1-7. Come to Lowville United Church on Tuesday May 2, 7:30-9:30pm. Introduction to Therapeutic Methods for pastoral care, simple effective methods for reducing pain, relieving anxiety and inducing peace, calm and comfort. RSVP to
lowville-nelsonum@rogers.com. Sponsored by Lowville United Church Community Outreach and Therapeutic Touch Toronto.

Carlisle Festival. Sat. May 13 at the Carlisle Arena starting at 4:30pm.BBQ Chicken Dinner. Silent and Live Auctions. Kids’ Zone. Musical Entertainment. Proceeds to:  Drummond House, Flamborough Food Bank, Ontario Gleaners, Carlisle United Church. Tickets:  Adult $18 Child $9. Call the church at
905.689.8630 or purchase them at the door.

Lowville United Church is celebrating Canada’s 150th on Saturday May 13, 7:30pm at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre. Spring Fling features That Band, an 18 piece dance band. Refreshments, prizes. Advance tickets $20 by emailing originals@sympatico.ca or 905.335.5099.

St Paul’s United Church in Milton presents an evening of Fan Favourites by the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday May 13, 7:30 pm. Some of the Fan Favourites include music from PORGY & BESS and CHICAGO, and excerpts from ballet musical, FAUST. Please come and enjoy this wonderful orchestra that makes Milton proud. Tickets: Adults $20, Students, $10, 12 and under free, are available from the church office (905.878.8895 x. 21),  Nancy Whitnell (905.864.6667), Judy Hunter (905.878.6691) or at the door. St Paul’s is located at 123 Main Street East in downtown Milton. Plenty of free street parking close to the church.