|After five cold weeks the new boiler is installed and the bricks and the bones of the church are warming up again. She is small but mighty.
It has been a joy to watch and learn from all the crews who saw this through.
As the building comes back to life and we start imagining services and concerts and congregating I’d be happy to introduce you.
Her name is Madeline and she will be with us for many years to come.
Your custodian, Jay
Noon Hour Concerts at First - Live streamed
In order to watch the Noon Hour Concerts, you must have a Facebook Account. These concerts will not be available on any other platform or at any other time.
Simply google https://musicpf.org/mptf-live-streams/.
The Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) is paying 100% of the fees and this is one of their stipulations. Live streaming means only available at performance time. These concerts will NOT be on any other platform. If a recording were to be made, we would lose this very generous contract, and more importantly, the musicians would lose their fees after rehearsing for many hours.
Here's the updated schedule:
Feb. 23 - Paul Mitchell Jazz Trio - Paul Mitchell (trumpet), Clark Johnston (double bass), Rob Fekete (piano)
March 2 - Wendy Wagler (flute) & Beth Ann de Sousa (piano)
March 9 - Peter Shackleton (clarinet) & Stephanie Mara (piano)
March 16 - Gallery Chamber Players (Quintet) - James Mason (oboe), Peter Shackleton (clarinet), Julie Baumgartel (violin), Margaret Gay (cello) & Anna Ronai (piano)
March 23 - Penderecki String Quartet - Jeremy Bell & Jerzy Kaplanek (violins), Christine Vljak (viola) & Katie Schlaikjer (cello)
March 30 - Larry Larson (trumpet) & Lori Gemmell (harp)
April 6 - Springdale Trio - Wendy Wagler (flute), Ben Bolt Martin (cello) & Boyd McDonald (piano)
April 13 - Ian Sadler (pipe organ)
A special thanks to Harold Arnett for acquiring, installing and running the new live streaming equipment. Great teamwork!
Cheers, Sharon Gowland
Gallery Choir - Weekly Virtual Rehearsals
On Thursday, February 11th the Gallery Choir conducted its first virtual choir rehearsal. Kathleen played piano and directed from home, while the choir members sang their individual parts (on "mute"). A bit strange, but fun for everyone!
Rehearsal included the anthem Lead Me Lord, along with communion music Long Ago and Far Away (Fill the Cup) and When the Winter Wind Blows (very timely). Recording of rehearsed music is planned in upcoming weeks.
Anyone who wishes to join this experience (Thursdays 7pm-8pm on Zoom) is most welcome. Just send an E-Mail to Kathleen email@example.com or John Lindsay firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you hooked up.
Kathleen King Martin
Worship in Coming Weeks
Sunday, February 21, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. Rev. Harry Disher
Sunday, February 28, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. Rev. Harry Disher
If you would be interested in leading a worship service or in participating in some way please let me know at email@example.com.
For Pastoral Care needs please email the church (firstname.lastname@example.org). For our Minister of Pastoral Care call Rose Ann Vita 647-763-0101 (cell) or email@example.com (email).
The next gathering will be Wednesday, March 3 at 10:00 am.
Join Zoom Meeting
Phone: 647 374 4685 Canada
Meeting ID: 826 8124 3060
For more information contact Mary Joan Brooker firstname.lastname@example.org
To get your offering to the office you can use PAR, e transfer to email@example.com, website donation www.firstunitedchurch.ca or send a cheque. Cheques can be dropped off at the church mailbox which is located at the Entrance on the William Street side of the building.
Also you may send your cheque to
First United Church
16 William St. West
Reminder, credit card companies have a fee of around 3-5%. If you wish First to get the full amount, then please add that percentage to your contribution.
Church Offering Envelopes for 2021
In preparation for the coming year. Please contact the office 519-745-8487 Ext201 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you would like 2021 Offering Envelopes.
Thank you, Sheena
||Year to Date
|General Fund Local
|| $ 12,443.00
|Wage Subsidy Grant
|Mission & Outreach
|| $ 56,785.84
|| $ 56,785.84
|CAPITAL EXCESS INCOME\EXPENSES
|| $ 6,141.26
|| $ 6,141.26
Nominations are now open for Waterloo’s 2021 Senior of the Year award!
You know them: caring, involved seniors who have spent their year going out of their way to help others. They have given their time and energy to make a difference in our community, in spite of the challenges we’re all going through. And now we want to know them too!
Residents are encouraged to take a few moments to tell us about a special resident over the age of 65 who has made a significant contribution to the community as a volunteer.
Seniors who qualify for this award may have contributed to many different fields such as the arts, literature, community service, volunteering, education, environment, fitness and humanitarian activities. We look forward to recognizing our Senior of the Year during Senior’s Month in June.
Nomination forms and details are available at www.waterloo.ca/agefriendly. Forms can be mailed to:
Waterloo’s Senior of the Year Award
Wing 404 Rotary Adult Centre
510 Dutton Drive
Waterloo, ON N2L 4C6
The nomination deadline is March 31, 2021.
If the senior you know lives in Kitchener, visit their site to nominate a Kitchener resident. Make a difference in someone’s life. Recognize their service and reward them for their dedication to others. For more information, please visit waterloo.ca/agefriendly.