March & April 2018 Events to Note

World Day of Prayer Friday, March 2 at North Buxton Community Church Theme:  “All God’s Creation is Very Good” Refreshments and socializing to follow. Everyone welcome. Tuesday, March 6 Presbytery Meeting at Blenheim United Church Friday, March 30 Good Friday service at Merlin at 11 am All are welcome. Saturday, April 7 Kent UCW gathering…

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…

January 2018 Events and Announcements

Tuesday, January 9 Kent Presbytery at Sprucedale United Church Thursday, January 18 Apple pies and pie shells will be available at the Community Hall. Pick up your order between 9:30 and 11:30 am. Thanks for your help and support. Sunday, January 28 Merlin Annual Congregational Meeting at 1 pm Please have your reports ready for…

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…

Community Carol Sing

Sunday, December 3, 2:30 p.m. The Community Carol Sing will be held at Merlin United Church. Everyone welcome. Merlin United Church Sunday December 3, 2017 2:30 pm Special Music by area choirs Lots of favourite holiday songs to sing Time for refreshments and conversation Freewill offering Community Carol Sing

Apple Pie Day November 2017

Thursday, November 23 Merlin United Church will be making Apple Pies at Merlin Community Hall. To order pies ($8) or shells ($2), please call Ruth Haddock at 519-689- 4953. Pies will be available for pick-up at the hall between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to come and help beginning at 8 a.m….

Coming Events for Remainder of 2017 (click to see details)

COMING EVENTS  We would love to have you join us for our Anniversary Service (October 29) and any of these special services or events:   November 5    11 am      No service in Merlin, we will join the Fletcher congregation for their anniversary.   November 19    4 pm      Messy Church!  Join us for games,…

September 21 Apple Pie Report

Apple report for September 21, 2017. We made 275 pies and 15 pie shells. This gave us a total of $2,230.00. Our expenses were $585.20 giving us a profit of $1,644.80. Our next pie day will be November 23 which will be the last till January 2018. We hope you will come and join us….

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…

September 2017 Events and Announcements

Tuesday, September 5 Kent Presbytery will meet at Thamesville United Church Wednesday, September 6 Merlin UCW will meet at the church at 10 am. Everyone welcome. Sunday, September 10 Regular church services begin at 11 am. at Merlin. Tuesday, September 12 Meeting of Merlin Official Board at the church at 7:30 pm Monday, September 18…

Combined Summer Services Schedule 2017

Please Note: Joint Summer Services begin next week at Merlin at 10 am All services at 10 am (except where noted) July 2          at Merlin July 9          at Fletcher July 16         at Merlin   (see extra info under Events (June/July) July 23        at Fletcher July 30        at Merlin Aug 6           at Fletcher        COMMUNION Aug 13        …

June and July 2017 Events & Announcements

Sunday, June 25   Food Bank Sunday Saturday, July 8 Town-Wide Yard Sale Anyone wishing to rent a table for use on church property at Merlin United Church for the town-wide yard sale on July 8th?  Contact Mary Cooper at 519 689 4464.  Please note that you are responsible for your table that day and…

MUC Vacation Bible School 2017

    Merlin United Church Vacation Bible School will take place July 10 to 14, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:30.  All children ages 5 to 12 are welcome. This year’s theme is HERO CENTRAL!  The mascot is a red panda called FLAME!! The program looks very exciting. We are very much in need of volunteers….

May 2017 Events & Announcements

Wednesday, May 3 Merlin UCW Meeting 9:30 am for coffee at the church with meeting at 10 All are welcome May 5 – 7 50th Westminster Weekend at Stoneridge Inn in London More details on bulletin board. Wednesday, May 10 9:30 to 11:30 am  Everyone welcome! Merlin UCW Muffin Party & Bake Table     …

April 2017 Events & Announcements

Wednesday, April 5 (note date change) Fletcher Muffin Party. Join us for coffee and muffins. Wednesday, April 5 (note date change) MERLIN UCW MEETING The meeting will begin at 9:30 am at the church with a short business meeting. After the meeting we will go to Fletcher’s Muffin Party for coffee and muffins. Everyone welcome….

March 2017 Events & Annoucements

Wednesday, March 1 Merlin UCW will meet at the church at 10 am. Sunday, March 26 Food Bank Sunday at both churches. Fletcher: You can give your offering to the food bank (Chatham Outreach for Hunger) every week, but the items are collected once a month. Also you can give non-perishable food items or money…

Please Note…a Thank You

Thank you to Melanie Simpson who has very graciously volunteered to do the decorating in Merlin United Church. We also wish to thank Beth Marchand, and all those who helped her, for all her work these past few years in decorating our church.  

January 26, 2017

MERLIN UNITED CHURCH APPLE PIE REPORT JANUARY 26, 2017 We made apple pies on January 26. We would like to thank the people who came out to help. We sold 164 pies and 4 shells, giving us a total of $1320.00. The expenses were $534.93. So our profit was $785.07. There are 49 extra pies…

February 2017 Events & Announcements

Wednesday, February 1 Merlin UCW will meet at the church at 10 am, beginning with a coffee break. Why not come out and join us? Merlin United Church 2016 Annual Reports are now available. Pick up your copy on the table in the entry of the church.    

2017 January Events and Announcements

Wednesday, January 4 Merlin UCW meeting at Merlin United Church 10 am All are welcome. Sunday, January 22 Merlin United Church Congregational Meeting Lunch following the worship service. Please bring a sandwich and dessert (to be shared) for the lunch. Coffee and tea supplied. Meeting begins at 1 pm. Please have your reports to Doris…

Help Required

Looking for someone interested in taking over the church decorating at Merlin United Church. Can be more than one-person job. I will be happy to donate any or all my current supplies. Will need someone by the end of January. For more info call Beth 519.358.7810  

Special Note to Congregations of Fletcher and Merlin

We wish to thank you for your kind generosity in supporting our recent Christmas Gift Campaign. We are happy to report that between our two churches the following totals were reached: 16 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes filled, along with items for the Teacher’s Box Donations to the Chatham-Kent Children Services through the Christmas Giving Tree…

December 2016 Events and Announcements

Sunday, December 4 Communion Sunday at both churches. Wednesday, December 7 Merlin UCW meeting with lunch to follow at 12 noon at Erie Cafe Please RSVP to Lorraine Powell at 905-689-7844 if interested in luncheon. Sunday, December 11 White Gift Sunday at both churches. Please bring White Gifts of toys, canned goods, or monetary donations…

September Pie Report

We made about 320 pies and 41 pie shells. The profit on this was money taken in less the expenses leaving us a profit of $1721.85. We would like to thank all those who helped make this what it has become. Our next Pie Day will be November 24, 2016. Mark this on your calendar…

November 2016 Events & Announcements

Tuesday, November 1 Kent UCW Autumn Retreat Charing Cross United Church Join us for dessert, tea and coffee at 12:30 pm Speaker: Dr. Lizza Sherwin – volunteering in remote areas in Canada and internationally Music, worship, fellowship. All are welcome. THEME: IT ONLY TAKES A SPARK Tuesday, November 1 Kent Presbytery Meeting at Darrel S….

End of an Era for Merlin United Church

It has been a great pleasure working with everyone who helped to make the broasted chicken dinners a success. A great big THANK YOU for your support. Harry and I (and mostly me) cannot do this anymore. Since no one has offered to head the committee, we close an era for Merlin United Church. Harry…

Broasted Chicken Supper

Order your tickets by September 25. See EVENTS for details. Also, VOLUNTEER(S) needed to take over this event. See EVENTS for details.

September 2016 Events and Announcements

Wednesday, September 7 Merlin UCW Meeting Please meet at the church at 9:20 a.m. to carpool to St. Patrick’s Church Merlin to learn about their Holy Door and afterwards back to Merlin Church for the September meeting. All are welcome to attend. Sunday, September 18 Merlin United Church welcomes back “Sure Foundation” at 7 pm….

October 2016 Events and Announcements

Saturday, October 1 Merlin United Church BROASTED CHICKEN DINNER at Merlin Community Hall. Adult $18;  Youth 6-12 $6; 5 and under, Free Advance tickets only – Please call by September 25. For tickets please call Lynda Matthews 689-4022 or Ruth Haddock 689-4953. Take-out also available. Tuesday, October 4 Kent Presbytery will meet at Erie Street…

Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22, 2016 9 am to 11 am at Merlin United Church Fun and activities for children aged 5 to 12.  Theme is Surf Shack. Kids, come out and bring your friends. All help would be appreciated.

July Events to Note

Saturday, July 16, 2016 LONDON CONFERENCE UCW SUMMER EVENT at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshaw Park Rd., London. July 16, 2016 from 8:45 a.m. -3:00 p.m. The Theme Speaker: Rev. Maya Landell. Afternoon program: Thames Centre Community Choir REGISTER by JUNE 24… $ 25.00, after that until July 6.. $ 30.00 Registration forms from the…

Mifflin Family Reunion

At Merlin United Church Today is the Annual Mifflin Family Reunion. They are celebrating 171 years of their arrival into Upper Canada from Wiltshire, England in 1845. Flowers have been placed on the piano today In Memory of Loved Ones.

Food Bank Sunday, May 29, 2016

At both churches. Fletcher Church: You can give your offering to the food bank (Chatham Outreach for Hunger) every week, although the items are taken in once a month. Also: you can give non-perishable food items or money (used to buy needed supplies).

June Events to Note

Thursday, June 2, 2016 – UCW Tour & Lunch Merlin UCW will meet at Merlin Church at 9:30 a.m. to carpool to Chatham to tour Canadian Food for Children, 270 Inshes Ave., Unit 1. Following the tour we will be going to Parkfield Restaurant for lunch. Please contact Dorothy Maris (519-689-4874) by May 30 if…

Merlin Apple Pie Report

for April 28, 2016 We would like to thank all the people that came out to help with the apple pie making on Thursday April 28. Without your help we would not have been able to make 39 pie shells and 337 pies. With the money taken in and the amount paid out we made…

UCW Muffin Party Coming Soon

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 9:30 to 11:30 am at the church Bake table (rhubarb if available) Everyone welcome. Please note: If you are able to donate any items to the Bake Table, it would be greatly appreciated.