Fairmont United Church, London, Ontario
FAMILY RESOURCES CLOSE TO HOME
Our gifts for
Mission & Service support community ministries for families, like this
ministry in Nova Scotia. In 1986,
Fairview United Church in Halifax opened a family resource centre in its
building. The programs the church
initiated focused on providing education and support in a safe and welcoming
Let’s hear from
one long-time participant, now Board member, Tia Forsythe, about the centre’s
“I first heard of
Parent ‘n’Tot (as it was called then) when we first moved here in 2006. While my husband went to work every day, it
was hard for me and my three
to make connections…. I was told there was a great playgroup, so off we went.
is a decision I am thankful for every day.
My children made friends that they are still connected to over 10
met people who became my support system in the city…. I have been privileged
to watch not only my children grow and achieve amazing things, but also the
children they met all those years ago.
Family Resource Centre has had to move out of the church to a new, larger
and services offered today include advocacy and referrals, health and
wellness, youth, preschool, adult skill development, health and safety,
pre-kindergarten, parenting skills and support, and community partnerships.
want to say a big thank you to Fairview United Church and also to the people
of The United Church of Canada.
your generous gifts to the Mission & Service Fund, you are making a true
and lasting impact on communities and in the world, in Jesus’ Name”.
Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank
you so much.
If you have not given, please join me in
making Mission & Service giving, a regular part of your life of
faith. Loving our neighbor is at the
heart of our Mission & Service.
FOR THE DAY
you were born you were crying
everyone around you was smiling.
that when you die,
are the one who is smiling,
The Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on Sunday, January 28th,
2018 in the Sanctuary, following the Sunday morning service.
After the meeting, birthday cake and ice cream will be served in the
May you have enough
happiness to make you sweet
Enough trials to make you
Enough sorrow to keep you
Enough hope to make you
Trust in the Lord for all these things
mother who had just finished reading a book on parenting was conflicted about
some of the things she had been failing to do as a parent. Feeling this confliction, she went upstairs
to speak to her son. When she got
upstairs, all she could hear coming from her son’s room was the loud sound of
his drums. She had a message she
wanted to deliver but when she knocked on the door she got cold feet. “Got a minute?” she said as her son
answered the knock. “Mom, you know I
always have a minute for you,” said the boy.
“You know, son, I…I…I just love the way you play the drums. He said, “You do? Well, thanks Mom”
got up and started back down the stairs.
Half-way down she realized that
she had not conveyed the message she had intended so back she went to his
door and once again knocked. “It’s Mom
again. Do you have another minute?”,
she said. He said, “Mom, I told you
before, I always have a minute for you.”
went over and sat on his bed. “When I
was here before, I had something I wanted to tell you and I didn’t get it
said. What I really meant to say
was…..your dad and I….. we just really think you’re great.” He said, “You and Dad?” She said, “Yes, your
Dad and I.”
“Okay, Mom. Thanks a lot.”, he
She left and was once again half-way down the
stairs when she realized she had gotten closer to the message she intended
but had still not told her boy that she loved him. So up the stairs again and back to the door
and this time he heard her coming.
Before she could ask he shouted, “Yeah, I have a minute!”
Mom sat down on the bed once more. “You know son, I’ve tried this twice now
and haven’t gotten it out. What I really came up here to tell you is
this. I love you. I love you with all my heart. Not Dad and I love you. But I love you.
He said, “Mom that’s great. I love you too.! He gave her a great big hug.
She started out of the room and was back at the
head of the stairs when her son stuck his head out of his room and said,
“Mom, do you have a minute?”
She laughed and said, “Sure”.
said, “did you just come back from a seminar?”
The morale of
this story is that you don’t need to have an excuse to tell someone that you
SOME FAMOUS PHYLLIS DILLER SAYINGS……..
- The best way
to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat
- The reason
women don’t play football is because 11 of them would never wear the
same outfit in public
- I want my
children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.
- We spend the
first 12 months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk,
and the next 12 years telling them to sit down and shut up.
- I asked the
waiter, “is this milk fresh?”. He
said, Lady, 3 hours ago it was grass.
Articles for the February Edition of Family Ties
should be with the Editor, Lillian Cree, by January 28, 2018.