What’s Happening

Lent and Easter Worship Schedule

Sunday, March 15, 2015
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Sarawak 10:30 am
Zion Keppel 1:00 pm

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Service 10:30 am

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday
Joint Pastoral Charge 10:30 am
Service at Sarawak

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Maundy Thursday Meal & Worship 7:00 pm
Kemble
Please bring finger foods of a Mediterranean nature (cheese, olives, pita, grapes, etc)

Friday, April 3, 2015
Good Friday Service 10:00 am
Sarawak
Hot cross buns and beverages to follow.

Sunday, April 5, 2015
Sunrise Service 7:30 am
Big Bay Dock
Refreshments to follow at Kemble.

Traditional Easter Morning 10:30 am
Service & Communion
Kemble

Traditional Easter Morning 1:00 pm
Service & Communion
Zion Keppel

Saturday, April 11, 2015
Kemble Maple Syrup Tour and Art Show and Sale
New Evening Contra Dance with Scatter the Cats
For more info visit Maple Syrup Tour Page


Lenten Conversation Circle:
Does Jesus save? From what? For what? How? The Conversation Circle will be having its first conversation on Monday April 6 from 7-9 p.m.  Location is tentatively scheduled for Mapleview Nursing Home in Owen Sound (1029 4th Ave West, beside the Lutheran Church) so that Bill MacDonnell can join us. Watch for a bit of pre-reading to arrive via email (or if you are not on email, please speak with Kathy Underwood (519-376-7237) to arrange for pick-up of the pre-reading).

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS








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


 




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.

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