We are inviting
applications for an accomplished Music Director with
strong leadership, interpersonal, organizational and
HERE for further details.
$300.00 more needed to send 6 youth to summer camp. If you
can help please speak to Barry, Aileen or Jackie Childerhose
RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES
Sunday, June 9th
If you have anyone graduating this year from Kindergarten,
Grade 8, High School, College or University, call Aileen in
the office with details so that we can recognize this
important event in their lives
OUR DAILY BREAD
Daily Devotional. JUNE-AUGUST 2013. Available on
table in Vestibule
FRIENDSHIP CLUB invites you to the
Lighthouse Festival Theatre Port Dover to see
When the Flackston Mill closes, the small town
mayor of Elliston Falls looks to tourism as the
solution to his community’s sharp decline in
prosperity. Although skeptical at first, four
enterprising women soon realize that desperate times
call for desperate measures, and that a risky – and
risqué - proposition may be their last chance to
create new jobs and save the town. Don’t miss this
hilarious comedy in the tradition of The Full Monty
and Calendar Girls.
FRIDAY, JUNE 14TH
Show 8pm $26/person
Dinner 6pm @ Fisherman’s Catch
(responsible for own cost of meal)
Car pooling from church
In order to get the price of $26 we must have 10-19
people. Please sign up with Aileen or Mary Birkett
before June 1st
BOOK OF THE MONTH
GOD GAVE US LOVE
A delightful children’s book by Lisa Tawn Bergren
“He ties us all together like strings on our snowshoes” A
tolerance and caring about others. Teaches children there
are all kinds of different love.
Special thanks to Lois White for her generous
donation of several inspirational books
Next paper drive is Next paper drive is May 26th.
Keep up the good work
March 3,498 lbs
April 6,415 lbs
Total 9,913 lbs for $495.65
Dorothy Wagner 519-759-8776 and
Barb Kernaghan 519-757-1778
are offering rides to
church in favourable weather.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds
Sensibly) is a supportive, common-sense weight
loss and healthy lifestyle program. We meet Mondays from 6-7pm
at Sydenham. Cost is $30/year
The Outreach Commission once again presents the
MONTH OF MAY FOOD BANK
It’s that time again when we challenge the congregation to
fill those Food Bank bins.
Left Side, Right Side and of course Commissions & Groups
Lets see who wins this time
Friday, June 21st
6:00 - 8:00pm
7 Hanson Blvd
All volunteers invited: youth leaders, drama leaders,
Guiders, choir members, quilters, Fix-it Club members, all
commission & committee members, board members, gardeners,
UCW members, Sunday School teachers, nursery helpers, Supper
Don’t forget your lawn chairs
R.V.S.P. Barry/Office 519-753-1248
“Come & See”
STUDY TOUR PRESENTATION
Rev. Pridham will share his experiences & photos of the 12
day Middle Eastern study tour.
What is daily life like? What are settlements?
Where are there signs of hope for peace?
What about Palestinian Christians?
Thursday, June 6th 7pm
Sydenham Street United Church
Community at large invited
Middle Eastern treats and refreshments
Keep This Date Open
Friday, July 6th. Tailgate Party followed by Red Sox Game
More info to follow.
We are still taking articles etc. for the
Please give to Aileen or email to
DON’T FORGET TO SAVE
CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY (used by Operation Lift)
and POP TABS
The Outreach Commission is raising funds for The
Sunday Supper Club and we need your help.
Pay for all your planned purchases with gift cards
ordered through SHOP & SUPPORT and our group
receives a percentage of everything you buy for our
The best part is that it requires no our-of-pocket
donation to be made by you.
We have Gift Cards for every Occasion
Groceries - Gas - Dining Out - Movies - and Much,
Check out our Gift Card List Today and fill out an
Order Form before May 26th
See Betty Hogarth 519-752-2111 or any Outreach
member for more information, Gift Card Lists and
We will be running a SHOPATHON from May. 12th
to 26th so be sure to place your orders during that
time. Gift cards will be ready for pickup on Sunday,
Education & Retreat Centre….. A sacred place
Spring 2013 Programs
June 5—Day Away
June 24-26—Courage to Lead Seasonal Series of Retreats
For more information on these & other upcoming
events see the Five Oaks bulletin board in Calder Hall or
LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
On the last Sunday of each month we have a light luncheon
following the service. You are asked to bring a contribution
of finger foods such as: veggies, sweets, sandwiches etc.
Coffee, tea & juice is supplied.
Our Recovery Group (Mondays 7-9) would like to welcome new
members to our meetings. If you know of a group of individuals
who would benefit from these talks please contact Mary
519-752-5143 or Dell 519-446-3281. Our topics are “Stress
To-day” and “How to Control Your Stress”
Pastoral Care News:
Pastoral Care would like to “keep in touch”
with students who are living away from home
and attending college or university. Please contact our church
secretary, Aileen at 753-1248 with address information.
519-757-1778 and Dorothy Wagner 519-759-8776 are offering
rides to church when the weather is favourable.
Don’t forget to speak to
a Pastoral Care member (Shirley Allen, Janet
Bell, Nance Edmondson, Rev. Con Estoesta, Lorna Harrington,
Phyllis Hussey, Barb Kernaghan, Shirley Lawrence, Sally
Lehtinen, Norma Preece, Marion Ross and Dorothy Wagner) if
you are aware of someone who would appreciate a call or get
well card due to illness or other circumstances.
The Board of Trustees
Dave Shiels, Lois Porter, Larry Pickard, Rev. Barry Pridham,
Gord Markle, Shirley Lawrence - Convenor
NAME TAGS. If you would like a name tag or if
you have misplaced yours please see Aileen downstairs during
luncheon and she will make one up for you.
know of anyone sick at home or in the hospital
please let Dorothy Wagner know at 759-8776 so that she can
send a card on our behalf.
Did you know? You are encouraged to borrow
books from our Sunday School classrooms or the adult library
located in the auditorium. Sign out duo tangs are located in
each classroom (see the teacher) and on the shelf in the
respond to God’s goodness by caring about Creation and by
sharing our blessings with others. Giving a portion of our
time, talents and treasure to do God’s work brings us joy.
ON PAR? PAR
is pre-authorized remittance - a system of having a
predetermined amount of your choosing taken from your bank
account each month. It saves the hassle of trying to find some
money on Sunday morning. It helps you to keep the kind of
financial commitment that is needed to keep up with the rising
costs of running your church.
It helps the church through the summer months meet our budget.
To find out more about the PAR programme, call Aileen in the
be sure you are legally parked in front of church. There is NO
parking behind STOP sign on Sydenham Street (2 car lengths)
From the Office
CHURCH KEYS -
If you have a key to the church please let Aileen in the
office know, we are trying to ensure that the necessary people
have keys. If you have a key that you no longer need please
return it to the office.
Please note that all copying of more than 30 copies of
one page are to be done in the office on the new RISO machine.
There is a form outside the office for same.
FURNITURE ETC. - To enable us to keep track of the
church’s property please fill in the necessary form (outside
the office) when you need to borrow anything for your group or
BULLETIN BOARDS -
Please do not put anything on the bulletin boards. All
flyers etc. need to be left in the office and Aileen will
ensure that they are put up on the correct board(s).
OFFICE - To enable me to have clear messages
please fill out the form which is outside the office if I’m
not in and put in mail slot of office door or box outside
Please ensure that you put the person or groups attention
at the beginning of the message so that I can direct it
Please do not leave things outside the office without a
note telling who they are from and who they are for.
SUBMISSION DATES -
All submissions for the weekly Sydenham News must
be in the office by 9:00a.m. Thursday mornings.
Please do not
leave “things” in the church or office without
leaving a note explaining who left it and what we are to do
with it. It is difficult for Linda and I to know what is to be
done with it or who it is for.
CLUB now have a WORK
REQUEST FORM available in the Property Box in the
downstairs hallway. If you discover something that needs
repairing please fill out one of these forms and return it to
the Property Box and the Fix-it Club will take care of it.
However, in case of an emergency please continue to phone the
appropriate person whose name appears by the telephones.
milestone birthday, anniversary, or graduation. Remember a
loved one. Say thank you.
You are invited to donate towards Sanctuary flowers for Sunday
morning Worship Services to mark a special occasion (or “just
because”). Please print your name on the Flower Chart outside
the office. Don’t forget to fill out the form beside it. If
you don’t wish to donate flowers for a specific Sunday but
wish to help please remember that the Sanctuary Flower Fund is
an ongoing fund and you can donate to it any time by clearly
marking on your givings envelope ‘Sanctuary Flower Fund’.
We would like
email addresses of any of our members and adherents who
would like to receive newsletters, upcoming event information
etc. Please let Aileen know by email at