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CASSEROLE MINISTRY

posted Jul 26, 2017, 4:36 AM by Westminster United Church

Could you help out with our Casserole Ministry? We are ready to restock the freezer for the fall season.  Filled containers can be brought to church starting on August 13.  If you need an empty container, they are available in the kitchen.  Any one is welcome to give a frozen meal to anyone in the community who could use a handy, prepared meal. For more information please speak with Cheryl MacLean: cheryl_maclean@sympatico.ca.

DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY PROJECT

posted Jul 26, 2017, 4:36 AM by Westminster United Church   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 3:34 PM ]

Westminster United will be hosting training to become a Dementia-Friendly Community on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m.  Participants from all of the Waterloo United Churches will be attending as well, gathering for coffee and treats at 6:15 p.m.

The training provides organizations with education about dementia, and to learn strategies to provide good care and service to people living with dementia. Organizations that receive the training and adopt the strategies will be designated as a dementia–friendly location. These organizations will display a blue umbrella decal in their window.

The goal of the program is to create a dementia-friendly community that:

·         Understands dementia and the challenges that people living with dementia face in their community.

·         Includes people living with dementia in all aspects of community life.

·         Encourages and promotes the independence of people living with dementia.

·         Assists people with dementia in the most appropriate and helpful ways.

·         Values and welcomes people living with dementia in businesses and establishments.

Please contact Cheryl MacLean at cheryl_maclean@sympatico.ca or 519-578-0134 for more details or to confirm your interest.

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

posted Jul 7, 2017, 2:25 PM by Westminster United Church   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 3:35 PM ]

 The office will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the week of August 8-11. 

 The office will be officially closed from August 14 through August 25 inclusive while Sara Lynn Cleave, Office Administrator, takes her holidays.  During that time, phone messages will be checked on a daily basis.  Call the church at 519-746-6080 to leave a message.

 The office will return to regular hours (Tuesdays to Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) beginning on Tuesday, August 29.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COORDINATOR POSITION

posted Jun 28, 2017, 9:49 AM by Westminster United Church   [ updated Aug 9, 2017, 6:52 AM ]

Westminster United Church

543 Beechwood Dr.

Waterloo, ON, N2T 2S8

Website:  www.westminsterunited.ca

 

Is seeking a dynamic, creative, innovative individual to join us in September 2017 as a: 

 

Christian Education Coordinator

(part-time 6 hours per week)

 

The Christian Education Coordinator will work with and be responsible to the Church School Support Team which includes the minister, and will be under the oversight of the Ministry and Personnel Committee for employment guidance. The C.E. Coordinator is to be familiar with the Tender Trust Policy of the United Church of Canada and is to ensure that it is followed. Westminster is an open-spirited, affirming, and child friendly congregation.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will:

·         Organize and implement the curriculum for the Church School

·         Support the weekly functioning of the Church School

·         Facilitate the recruitment and training of, and communication between Church School teachers and helpers

·         Work with the minister, teachers and children in preparing occasional intergenerational worship services or activities

·         Provide leadership in coordinating the annual Christmas Pageant and Palm Sunday event

·         Develop and monitor Church School annual budget

 

Qualifications

The position requires someone who is energetic, organized, innovative, and flexible, who possesses an interest in and an enjoyment of children, and who has church related experiences of leadership or participation in such areas as Church School, camp counseling and/or youth group.

 

If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity please forward you resume to

Chair, Ministry and Personnel Committee

Westminster United Church

husscon@msn.com

FAITHFUL FOOTSTEPS

posted May 23, 2017, 7:19 AM by Westminster United Church

All volunteers with Westminster United Church, in any capacity, should be annually informed of the church’s abuse and neglect laws.  The United Church protocol is called “Faithful Footsteps”.  We ask all congregation members that also volunteer to visit the following link to stay informed:

http://www.united-church.ca/sites/default/files/resources/handbook_faithful-footsteps.pdf

UPCOMING SUMMER WORSHIP

posted May 16, 2017, 9:31 AM by Westminster United Church   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 5:16 PM ]

August 6          Joint Waterloo UC service @ First U.C. at 10:30 am.

August 13        Joint Waterloo UC service @ Westminster U.C. at 10:30 am.

August 20        Joint Waterloo UC service @ Emmanuel U.C. at 10:00 am.

August 27        Autumn services begin at Westminster U.C. at 10:30 am.

CHOIR NOTES

posted May 16, 2017, 9:30 AM by Westminster United Church   [ updated Aug 4, 2017, 3:39 PM ]

We hope everyone is enjoying their summer break!  Please note that choir practice will resume again on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.  New members are always welcome!

WE WELCOME YOUR MUSIC SUGGESTIONS

posted Jan 5, 2017, 9:03 AM by Westminster United Church   [ updated Jul 7, 2017, 2:23 PM ]

If you have any suggestions regarding music you’d like to hear played or hymns you’d like to sing, please feel free to contact Cynthia for piano music requests at: cynthia@cynthiahiebert.com and Rev. Mary for hymn requests at mary.savage@sympatico.ca.  

CANADIAN TIRE MONEY

posted Oct 2, 2014, 8:41 AM by Westminster United Church   [ updated Sep 8, 2016, 6:58 AM ]

Wallet getting too thick to fold or close?  Have 5¢ and 10¢ bills lying around your house?  Place any Canadian Tire money you would like to donate into the jar above the family drawers.  Our administrator collects it weekly and uses it towards the purchase of small items Westminster requires such as dish soap, batteries, water filters etc.  Every little bit helps!

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