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.

Vote on Remits

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – 7:30 pm in Blenheim Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa, the Executive Secretary of London Conference, will be joining us to talk about the first [four] of the remits that congregations have to vote on (Remit 1: Three Council Model, Remit 2: Elimination of Transfer and Settlement, Remit 3: Office of Vocation, Remit 4: Funding a New Model). …

May 2016 Events to Note

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 – 7:30 pm in Blenheim Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa, the Executive Secretary of London Conference, will be joining us to talk about the first [four] of the remits that congregations have to vote on (Remit 1: Three Council Model, Remit 2: Elimination of Transfer and Settlement, Remit 3: Office of Vocation, Remit 4: Funding a New Model). …

April 2016 Events and Activities

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Merlin U.C.W. at 10 am – Feel free to join us at the church, starting with coffee and muffins. Everyone welcome. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Meeting of the Merlin Official Board at the church at 7:30 pm    Saturday, April 16, 2016 (please note registration info below) 54th Annual Gathering of…

FYI

The family of Joe Atkinson would like to let you know that he is now living at Copper Terrace Nursing Home, 91 Tecumseh Rd., Chatham, Ontario N7M 1B3. If you are in Chatham and can spare the time, he would appreciate a visit from you. Card and letters are also welcome.

March Events

March 1, 2016 Kent Presbytery at D.S. Moffat United Church, Tilbury. Registration at 18.00. Good Friday Service March 25, 2016 at 11 am Merlin United Church. Everyone welcome! Sunday, Mar. 27 – Food Bank Sunday at both churches Fletcher Church: You can give your offering to the food bank (Chatham Outreach for Hunger) every week,…

Upcoming Events 2016 – Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12, 2016 Children at Conference Days of Our Lives at Camp Bimini, St Paul’s Ontario, for kids grades 3-8 Application deadline: May 12, 2016 For more information, please see your bulletin board or contact Betsy Exley at 519-672-1930, ext 104 or betsy (at) londonconference.ca Week of July 18, 2016 – Vacation Bible School…

Apple Pie Report for January 2016

We would like to thank the people who helped make pies on January 28. We made 18 pie shells and 135 pies for a profit of $905.88. We made an extra 15 pies which were brought to the freezer at the church. If you notice, the profit is a little higher than usual because some…

February 2016 Events

Kent Presbytery Tuesday, February 2, 2016 At St. Andrew’s United Church, Chatham Registration begins at 6 pm Kent U.C.W. Annual Gathering 2016 Saturday, February 13 at 11:30 am at Thamesville United Church Registration, lunch and fellowship followed by worship. Special music provided by Anita on harp and Avril on flute. Lunch $8 Merlin U.C.W. Meeting…

January 2016 Events

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Kent Presbytery Gathering and Registration begins at 6 pm; full court meeting at 7:30 pm. Sprucedale United Church Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Merlin UCW meeting at 10 am January 17, 2016 Fletcher United Church Annual Congregational Meeting January 24, 2016 Merlin United Church Annual Congregational Meeting Lunch following the worship service….

December 2015 Events to Note:

December 6, 2015 – Communion December 6, 2015 – Merlin Community Carol-Sing at 2:30 pm at Valetta Presbyterian Church Area choirs will be participating. Freewill Offering for Merlin Community Assistance. Refreshments and Fellowship. December 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm Fletcher Potluck Supper and Concert and a Visit from Santa! Plates, utensils, and beverages provided. Bring…

Concert this Sunday (Nov 2015)

November 29, 2015 at 7 pm Folk, Gospel, and Blues Concert with Gord Harwood, Steve Morin, and John Moran. Free will offering. Refreshments to follow. See you there!

Vacation Bible School 2016

Merlin UC is hoping to host a Vacation Bible School in July 2016. We hope that neighbouring churches will assist us in this. Group Leaders are particularly needed, as well as any others who wish to help. If you can help, contact Mary Cooper  519-689-4464   or  jmcooper (at ) rogers.com

Our Minister

  Reverend James (Jim) Haupt began his ministry at our churches on August 1, 2014. If you would like a visit or require pastoral care, please feel free to contact Rev. Jim at 519-689-7356 (home)   or   519-689-4784 (office) or email the church office at merlinfletchercharge (at) gmail.com.

Sleeping Children Around the World

One of our mission projects at Merlin United Church is Sleeping Children around the world. Sleeping Children Around the World provides bedkits for children in underdeveloped and developed countries in the world.100% of the donation for a bedkit reaches a needy child. It cost $35.00 for a bedkit which consists of plastic mat,mosquito net,blanket,sheets, pillow,shorts,t…

Welcome to the Merlin United Church website!

  Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Merlin United Church website. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and contributions.  Please let us know what you think and if there is anything missing we can add. Enjoy your visit!   MERLIN-FLETCHER PASTORAL CHARGE THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA Box 106, Merlin, ON N0P 1W0 FLETCHER –…