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A Message from Santa (click to read all)

A Message from Santa   My dear precious Jesus, I did not mean to take your place, I only bring toys and things and you bring love and grace. People give me lists of wishes and hope that they come true; But you hear prayers of the heart and promise your will to do. Children…

Special Note to Congregations of Merlin and Fletcher

We wish to thank you for your kind generosity in supporting our recent Christmas Gift Campaign. We are happy to report that between the two churches the following totals were reached: 10 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes were filled, along with items for the teacher’s box. Donations to the Chatham-Kent Children’s Services through the Christmas Giving…

End of Merlin UCW

The Merlin UCW group is planning to disband at the end of the year, this coming December. We would like to thank the women of the UCW through the years, as well as the women’s groups before UCW, for their many years of contributions and service to the church, the community and the world. Thanks…

October 3 Kent Presbytery Meeting Recognition

This post is to acknowledge the recognition of Joe Simpson (of Merlin) as a Lay Licensed Worship Leader at the Presbytery Meeting earlier in October. We congratulate Joe on his accomplishment.  

Special Event: Church Anniversary Celebration (click here)

MERLIN UNITED CHURCH 147TH ANNIVERSARY Sunday, October 29th, 11:00 A.M. Guest Speaker And Special Music By Wayne And Karen Hasson Wayne presently serves as an Associate Pastor at Living Faith Community Church, Chatham Lunch and fellowship to follow the service Please come and join us in celebrating this special occasion! EVERYONE WELCOME Merlin United Church,…

Annual Christmas Campaign (click to see more)

Our annual Christmas Campaign in support of Chatham Kent Children’s Services and Operation Christmas Child-Samaritan’s Purse will run from Oct. 15 to Nov 12 inclusive. The shoe boxes may be available sooner but collection will start Oct 15th. Also available is Gifts With Vision. Catalogues will be available in the entry for your shopping convenience…

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is building a home for a family in Blenheim. Each church in the area is being asked to raise $150.00 towards this build. A contribution box is located in Fletcher and Merlin churches for this project. For Merlin and Fletcher contributors, you can donate through your church envelope and a receipt will…

We need Sunday School Teachers

  If you can help with this precious assignment, please contact Mary Cooper  519-689-4464   or   jmcooper47  (at)  rogers.com