What’s Happening




Sunday, January 4
The Sacrament of Communion
Officiants: Rev. Margaret Collard and Kathy Underwood
Joint Worship  10:30 Sarawak UC
1:00 Zion-Keppel UC


Thursday, January 8
Family Music Program
10:00 Kemble UC
Kara and friends are looking forward to welcoming all the little ones in our community.  Come for fun, music and games.

Thursday, January 8
AWOG Meeting
4:30 Kemble UC
A dinner potluck working meeting!

Thursday, January 8
Official Board Meeting
7:00pm Kemble UC

Sunday, January 11
Worship with Rev. Neil
10:30 Sarawak UC

Tuesday, January 13
Prayer Shawl Group
9:30 Kemble UC

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Tuesday, January 13
Kemble Women's Institute
1:00 Kemble UC







***please check our "What's Happening" page for more details on these events


 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

January 4, 2015
Worship Service
Sacrament of Communion

Officiants:  Rev. Margaret Collard and Kathy Underwood

10:30   Sarawak UC
1:00 Zion-Keppel UC
All Welcome!




We are a Pastoral Charge in Transition
 
please hang in with us .......

Just a note of reminder that the new amalgamated congregation will be worshiping at Sarawak UC for the months of January and March and at Kemble UC for the months of February and April


Thanks to all for keeping me informed of the church and community events for On The Horizon and the Website.  i have enjoyed doing this job for the past few months.  I now pass it on to Sabine Roberts who is our new Communicator.  Connie


AMALGAMATION NEWS

The Amalgation  Oversight Working Group has been meeting almost weekly.  Here are  highlights of the congregations' work:

Rev. Neil Parker has been appointed as our Interim Minister from January 2015 to June 2016.  Glad to know you are going to be with us for the duration!!

Joint Worship Services will take place for the winter: January and March at Sarawak and February and April at Kemble  (Kemble Stewards are constructing a ramp to ensure accessibility for all to the basement room at Kemble, where we will worship).  The Music Directors from Kemble and Sarawak are planning together for Joint Worship

Real Estate Sub Group are gathering preliminary information to allow us to make thoughtful, conscientious decisions towards the amalgamated congregation's place of worship and fellowship.

Joint Elders have been making arrangements to store the historical rolls from the churches and have ordered a book which will combine records of marriage, funeral and baptisms.

Joint Elders, in collaboration with Stewards and Trustees, are preparing an inventory of personal assets (all things not attached to floors, walls and ceilings) in Kemble and Sarawak Church Buildings.  Three categories are Memorial Gifts,Items used in Worship,Other - office/kitchen items.  The inventory will be completed by March 31 after which they will be making recommendations to AWOG and the Official Board.

After the Annual General Meetings in the new year, the financial records of Sarawak and Kemble will be closed.  Assets will be amalgamated  and a new set of financial records will be started in the name of the new congregation.

Your Ministry and Personnel Committee are working hard to obtain Interim Minister for Jan. 2015-June 2016.  A major part of the job description includes guiding us through the process for drafting Ministry and Mission Profile and vision and values statement..

Fred Parsons has agreed to be the Trustee Representative on our Committee


Questions about our Amalgamation Journey?
Contact Official Board Co-chairs John Beckett and/or Don Daley, AOWG Chair Connie Morris or other AWOG  members