Happy New Year
Christ is born! I hope that the true spirit of Christmas seeped into your heart and soul and, in spite of all the restrictions due to Covid, you were able to enjoy the holiday. We have almost a year left to prepare for Christmas 2022, but there are a lot of other celebrations between now and then.
Thanks to the addition of children and other relatives of church members and friends of Reverend Paula Mullin, there were 42 at the Zoom Christmas Eve Service. Do you remember when Aylmer United Church was packed at a Christmas Eve service? I wonder whether it would have been different had we been able to meet in person in our sanctuary. Perhaps not. The attendance at Christmas Eve services in the few years before Covid were disappointingly small.
I know that we have members who do not have access to the internet, but there are many who do. Where are they on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.? If you received the Weekly Message, then you have the information needed to log on. Will you come out this coming Sunday?
My amaryllis flower from an old bulb is in full bloom. I have two other old ones that are still just green leaves. Lucky me, a friend brought me a new amaryllis and has a huge flower bud just emerging! Did you know that the Huntington's Society of Canada have a campaign each fall during which they sell amaryllis bulbs as a fundraiser. Hopefully I'll remember to have the information on ordering added to the Weekly Message when the campaign starts this fall.
We, as a church, support a number of groups through the Mission and Service Fund, but we are not limited to supporting other groups. The Sunday School is very active in campaigning for the Food Bank. You are invited to let us know activities of your charitable group so those interested can participate and/or support them - send an Email to the church office.
Lest I forget, please mark your 2022 calendar (or add to your electronic calendar) the date of our
2021 Annual General Meeting on Sunday, February 20th, 2022, following the Zoom church service. The 2021 Annual Report will be posted on the church web site before the meeting.
I do hope and pray that more people will join us Sunday mornings for our Zoom church services. We need you.
Happy New Year and God bless,
Aylmer United Church
164 Rue Principale
Service and Children's Program are held
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Communion 1st Sunday of every Month
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