Elizabeth Wyszynski passed away on September 1
, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Don and Elizabeth Wyszynski were members of EMUC over 15 years ago and now live in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Our prayers go out to Don and their entire family.
BUNCH FOR LUNCH
Interested in a time of fellowship following service? Please join us Sun. Sept. 15
at Symposium Restaurant:
3055 Dundas St. West (same plaza as Starsky’s). Contact Larry van Goozen (
) if you wish to attend. This will enable us to reserve space at the restaurant. There will be separate cheques.
THE DEACON’S CUPBOARD IS RUNNING ONCE AGAIN
The Deacon’s Cupboard will be collecting winter coats this fall. They will be given to their clients that are in need of warm outer wear next winter. There is a special need for children's outerwear. I am sharing this information hoping over the summer you might ask neighbours and family if they have coats to donate. We will be collecting them in October. Please check all donations to be sure they are clean and in good repair. This notice gives you time to wash or dry clean them. Thanks, in advance for sharing the warmth and caring we have at Erin Mills United Church with those in our area that need warmth this coming winter.
MY YEAR OF LIVING SPIRITUALLY
An award-winning writer for
magazine (formerly the
United Church Observer
) has a new memoir out this fall that explores her experimental year of sampling more than 20 spiritual practices and also documents her journey away from fundamentalism to becoming "spiritual-but-not-religious."
My Year of Living Spiritually—From Woo-Woo to Wonderful: One Woman's Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life,
will be published in October by Douglas & McIntyre.
Anne Bokma, a longtime
feature writer, wrote the magazine's "Spiritual But Secular" column for four years, which led to a yearlong blog called "My Year of Living Spiritually," now turned into a book.
FUNDSCRIP is an innovative fundraising program that asks you to purchase gift cards in order to pay for regular items you buy every month. A percentage of the cards purchased through FUNDSCRIP is donated back to our church.
Order forms for gift cards are available the last Sunday of every month.
next order date is September 29.
Speak to Joanne Hines if you have any questions about the program.