Services of Worship
Sunday, February 7, 2016
9:30 a.m. Water's Edge Service
10:00 a.m. Cafe Metro in the Great Room
Library is open!
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service
with the Senior Choir
Order of Service
After three months of filling in application forms, contacting United Church and Canadian Government officials and waiting we finally received a telephone call from official Canadian sources on February 1st that one our families would be arriving on February 3rd and another telephone call on February 3rd that the other family would be arriving on February 5th. Both families arrived on time, safe, happy and exhausted.
The Alkhatib family arrived on February 3rd and are staying at their brother-in -law's house until February 13th when our Team will be able to move them into their apartment.
The Odicho family arrived on February 5th. Our Team was able to move them into their townhouse on February 6th.
Both families are incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped them to come to Canada. As one of the family members mentioned 'it still seems like a dream'. The English words 'thank you and happy' are the two words most used in any conversation with the families.
Our Team still has a lot to do. The focus now is on the 'settlement issues' of getting the families to feel included in London and Canadian society.
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for a smooth transition for our families. Take care!
Byron United Church - Syrian Refugee Support Team
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Starting January 2016
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February 9th @ 5pm Shrove Tuesday Come and enjoy a pancake supper in the Vineyard
February 10th @ 7pm Ash Wednesday Join us for an intimate Service in the Sanctuary
February 18th @ noon Lenten Lunch
“Sharing the Secret”
February 21st @ 12.15pm Annual
March 20th at 9.30 and 11am Palm Sunday
March 24th @ 7pm Maundy Thursday
March 25th @ 10am Good Friday
First St, Andrews’
March 27th @ 9:30 and 11am Easter Sunday
Rejoice in the
As a New Year is upon us, what a better time to bring together two incredible Ministries ! Children’s Ministry and Music Ministry have launched Sunday School through the Arts. Children in Grades 1-6 can learn and explore Bible stories in a new and exciting format. Every Sunday students will explore a new lesson by attending a different workshop each week. In every workshop, your child will open the Bible and dig into the story in lively, age-appropriate ways. Rotating Workshops include: Art, Skills and Games, Cooking, Creative Drama, Crafts, Music, and Dance. For more information email Liam Maharaj, Director of Christian Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the congregation are invited to join Catherine Gray and Gregg Redner for 'An American Songbook', which will take place on Sunday, January 31st at 12:30 p.m. A light lunch and dessert will be provided while you enjoy songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Henry Mancini and Stephen Sondheim. This concert is a fundraiser for the Choristers' April trip to Ottawa. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the office and during coffee hour. Seating is limited so don't delay!