Announcements – December 27, 2020
Windsor Park United Church seeks to be a welcoming community. Based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we nurture our faith and spiritual life by: worshipping and learning together, caring for each other, embracing our diversity, reaching out to those who live around us and working together in service to Creation.
THE LIFE & WORK OF WPUC
December 27, 2020-January 3, 2021
Sunday, December 27 – On-line Worship service -watch your email for links to view the service
Sunday, January 3 – On-line Worship service
Please note: The church office is currently closed and will reopen on Monday January 4, 2021. During the upcoming week, the mail, phones and email will be checked daily by members of the Executive.
**The church will be open on Thursday December 31 from 10:00 am – 2:00pm if you wish to drop off any final 2020 offerings in person. Any givings that are received dated up to and including December 31, 2020 will be included on your income tax receipts for 2020.
THANK YOUs! – A huge “Thank you” to everyone who has been working behind the scenes to keep the life and work of Windsor Park United Church going during the past many months! Especially during the season of Advent, we have had many helpers doing special deliveries and helping with mail-outs. We would also like to thank the “extra” people involved in our Advent activities videos and Christmas Eve service. We have also had folks taking care of hampers and office work. In addition, we know that many of you have been keeping in touch with members of the congregation via phone calls or email. Your faithful service is greatly appreciated and means so much to those you are connecting with!
After Worship Fellowship & Zoom Coffee Time – These will both be taking a break until after the holidays.
Christmas Hampers – Your Outreach Council has been busy delivering this year’s hampers! It’s not too late to donate! We are accepting monetary contributions toward offsetting the purchase of items for the Hampers. Donations can be dropped off at the church, sent in through the mail, sent by e-transfer, or through CanadaHelps. Please indicate that it is for the Christmas Hampers. Thank you to Gwen and her team for finding a way to continue with this important work!
Mitten Tree – This year, the Mitten Tree has been a virtual one that we have “watched grow” from week to week via the on-line service. Thank you so much for the very generous donations of hats, mittens, and neck warmers! All items donated will be shared with those in need.
Donations – Don’t forget that for a donation to appear on your 2020 tax receipt it needs to be received by the Church no later than December 31, 2020.
2021 Offering Envelopes – Your 2021 offering envelopes have arrived and are available for pick up on December 31 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.!
Message from Patrick – If you feel the need to talk, to vent, to laugh, to hear another’s voice, please know that the phone and the email at the church is constantly being checked so if you need to speak to me, please call. If you get the answering machine, leave your name and number and I will call you back. We are in this together and we will get through this together, because that is what we do here at Windsor Park United Church.
If You Are Inside The Church Building – If for any reason you enter the church building you will find a log book and hand sanitizer. We are asking that you sign the log book, record what areas of the building you are in and please use the hand sanitizer. It is mandatory that you also wear a mask. This is to aid in keeping the building clean, sanitized, and safe.
Life, Work, Ministry, and Mission Support – Thank you for your continued financial support of Windsor Park United! If you would like to give a special gift to end the year and help out with the life, work, ministry, and mission of Windsor Park United Church and would like to donate on-line, please follow the link below to our CanadaHelps on-line donation page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/47090/donation You can also drop your offering in the church mailbox, use e-transfer, or Canada Post. Thank you!
Website Update – Recently we have been having some issues with our website. Due to it’s advanced age, some features are not functioning properly! So, to make sure you get all the information you need, we will also be sending out all website posts via congregational email for the time being. If you want to find additional posts on the website, look under the tabs “News” or “Notes,” or click on the YouTube link at the bottom of the page to find our videos. Get ready for a new website look in 2021!