13Oct November 2016 Events & Announcements Categories: Events 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. Moffat Memorial Church, Tilbury November 5, 2016 IS YOUR STEWARDSHIP TOOLBOX FEELING EMPTY? Stewardship Workshop at Stoneridge Inn in London, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Cost is $25 For information please see the poster on the bulletin board. Sunday, November 6 Fletcher United Church 133rd Anniversary Guest Speaker: Doreen Hewitson No service in Merlin; all are invited to worship in Fletcher. Lunch and fellowship following the service. Wednesday, November 9 Merlin UCW will meet at the church at 10 am Please note CHANGE OF DATE Thursday, November 24 Merlin United Church will be making APPLE PIES at the Merlin Community Hall. To order pies ($8 each) or shells ($2 each), contact Ruth Haddock at 519 689 4953. Pies will be available for pickup between 9:30 and 11:30 am. Everyone is welcome to come and help beginning at 8 am or whenever you can get there. All help is appreciated. Please note: This is the last date for pies until January 2017. Tuesday, November 29 7:30 pm Meeting of Joint Board of the Pastoral Charge Merlin United Church Merlin/Fletcher Christmas Gift Campaign Again this year you have a choice for our Christmas Gift Campaign at Merlin and Fletcher: Fill a Christmas Shoebox or support a child at the local Chatham-Kent Children’s Services (details on the bulletin board). OR Choose from the Gifts with Vision catalogue which is in the entry for your convenience. Sponsored by United Church Canada. THE CAMPAIGN STARTS NOW AND RUNS TO NOVEMBER 15 For more information, please contact Donna Jean Pollard (689 4074) or Mary Cooper (689 4464) or Doris Patterson (689 4048).