King City United Church
By Rev. Evelyn McLachlan
Contribution: Earle Laycock
How does one say thank you after serving in ministry for 30.5 years, with the last 5.5 being with the incredible folk of King City United Church? There is so much to say. I have been impressed by the commitment and faith of each person with this congregation. They are dedicated to sharing God’s Word with the wider community. Thank you for your support, kindness, love, prayers, challenges, laughter, visits, volunteering, meals, ringing bells, greeting, welcoming, planning worship, gardening, preparing budgets, being confirmation mentors, moving the communion table, making sure the auditorium was put back for the nursery school, helping with pageants, serving on Presbytery, climbing ladders, working on council, reading scripture, preparing communion, being congregational baptismal sponsors, teaching Sunday School, decorating the sanctuary, raising monies, organizing the Amazing Races, making pancakes, knitting/crocheting, singing, presiding at worship when I was away, washing dishes, ironing the antependium, sharing leadership and so much more!
I began my ministry with Eastern Guysborough Pastoral Charge in Nova Scotia (had 5 churches!), then the Dunwich Pastoral Charge (3 churches southwest of London), then Parker Street UC in Sarnia, then Eden UC in Mississauga and finally back to my “rural” roots with King City in June of 2012. Even though I will not be part of the life and work with King City, I will still be holding all of you in prayer and leave with a heart full of gratitude for the support and kindnesses you have offered to me. There are many wonderful memories and I will never forget how both Earle and I have been ministered to by all of you. As I ended my sermon on Sunday, may I reiterate these words as a blessing upon each of you … may each of you be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace and wrapped in love. Thanks be to God. And all Godís children said Ö AMEN!!
Do you enjoy a good book or two? We’ve been invited to participate in York Pines UC’s book club! Their next meeting is Wednesday January 24th at 7 p.m. at York Pines. The book to be discussed is The Nazi Officer’s Wife by Edith Hahn Beer.
The 4th Annual Pasta Dinner & Concert with the musical stylings of Sandra Kirby and her brilliant accompanist, Oleg Samokhin is Saturday February 10th with dinner at 5:30 and the concert at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the dinner/concert or just $20 for the concert. The theme is “Come Fly With Me! Songs of Travel and Romance”. They’re kicking it up a notch as there will be a video camera on the piano so that no matter where you sit, you can watch Oleg’s fingers dance across the piano keys! This is one event you should plan to attend.
Do you enjoy a good breakfast and a chance to make new friends? Join us for “Tea and Talk” at King City Sunset Grill at 10 a.m. on Fridays. We are usually the group sitting just inside the entrance. You don’t have to attend King City United Church to attend “Tea and Talk” (actually you don’t even need to have “tea”).
The latest edition of the KCUC newsletter should be ready for pickup on Sunday, January 7th. Electronic copies will be sent out via email if you have asked our Office Administrator Kristen to add your name to the distribution list. We are still hoping someone will volunteer to continue the newsletter now that our current editor is retiring.
King City United holds worship services every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. There is Sunday school for the young people after the children’s story during worship. King City United is located at 50 Elizabeth Grove, King City. For more information, call our Office Administrator Kristen at 905-833-5181 or visit our website: www.kcuc.ca