Community HUB News – Week of May 31st, 2012

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Essex Community Services

Essex Community Services has partnered with Kelsey’s in Windsor for our next Fundraiser.  Please save the date: Wednesday, June 6, from 5-9pm. Transportation is available to those who are eligible. Please call 519-776-4231 for more information about this event.

Cozy Corners – Bethel-Maidstone United
submitted by Bev Holland

Thank you everyone who came and supported our evening of Fun & Music. The proceeds were split between Gess†wood Camp & the Essex Food Bank.

Next Sunday evening, June 3, there is the official board meeting at 7pm.

Tuesday, June 5 is the is the service at the Iler Lodge at 2pm. All volunteers are welcome and appreciated.

Tuesday, June 5 is the UCW Girls night out for dinner night at A-1 Chinese in Essex at 6:30pm. All ladies of the congregation are invited. Sign up sheet is in the Narthex.

Saturday, June 9, Essex United Church is having a Chicken Dinner & Strawberry Social at 6pm. Call the office for info and tickets.

Saturday, June 16, is the Bethel Maidstone Trolley tour of Essex County wineries. It’s is not too late to join us. Call Paul at 519-839-5475 or Joanne at 519-735-2764 to reserve a seat.

Door Greeters for Sunday, June 3rd – Trinity Sunday are Ray & Maggie Soulliere. Elder on duty is Margery Reeb. Message is “The Spirit”.

Coming Events: Sunday, June 24 – Teacher Recognition Sunday & Church Family Picnic. Saturday, June 30, Haiti Walk-a-Thon, Sunday, July 8, Sacrament of Holy Baptism.

Happy Birthday Glenn – Enjoy your present!

If you or someone you know is ill or in the hospital and you would like a visit from Pastor Linda, please call 519-712-9512 or the office 519-723-2284, so she can make arrangements to visit.

Paquette News – St. Stephen’s/Church of the Redeemer
by Barb Mactier

Vacation Bible School will be July 9 – 13th. This year’s theme is God’s Green Earth. Invite your friends and register online. A box at the back of the church is set up for collecting recycled items to be used during our event. For a list of items, or if you can volunteer some time, please contact Dawn or Pam.

St. Stephen’s is currently looking for a kitchen convenor – please contact Ron Holden

Homecoming Sunday is June 10th at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Church – all other services that day will be cancelled. We are pleased to welcome Rev. Don Hull who will officiate at this our 171st anniversary. Luncheon to follow

Sprouts meets at St. Stephen’s on Thursday, June 14th at 10 a.m.

The 5th Annual Strawberry Social is on Saturday, June 16th from Church of the Redeemer, County Rd. 8. There is a Dessert Card Party at St. Stephen’s on Thursday, June 21st at 1 p.m.

If anyone is interested in purchasing a Redeemer history book (originally printed in 2000), please contact Peg Leithead at 726-5126

Summer service times: July – combined service at 10 a.m. at Church of the Redeemer; August – combined service at 10 a.m. at St. Stephens. Coffee and fellowship to follow all services.

Our 3rd annual parish picnic will be on Sunday, August 26th.


Cottam News
submitted by Helen McLeod

They’re here! Local strawberries are now available at your local stands!

The Annual Cottam Yard Sale is on Saturday, June 2. If you are driving near the Village of Cottam, please drive with caution, it can get very busy on the streets.

Come back to Cottam for Pam’s Walk for the Troops on Sunday, June 3rd. The walk  starts on main street at Pam’s around 1:00pm. It doesn’t cost you anything and there is a free lunch for those who come out to show their support.

On June 9th there is a pasta dinner fundraiser for the Essex Food Bank at the Legion in Essex. Contact the Legion, Essex Food Bank or call Helen at 519-839-5351 for tickets and details.
Cottam United Church News: Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Janet Miller, we will miss Janet and all the work she did for our Church Family.

Church Baseball has started on Monday nights at 7:45pm in Kingsville at the diamonds near the Kingsville Arena. Bring you lawn chairs and come out and show your support.


Essex Christian Reformed Church
submitted by Beverley van Huizen

Join us on Sunday, June 3 with Aaron Thompson. Aaron is a graduate of Calvin Seminary and is interning at Stratford CRC for the summer. Our Praise team will also be leading worship. During the service we will install into the office of Elder ~  John van Huizen and Deacon ~ Darcy Bults.  We give thanks to God for providing leadership for his church family.  After the service come and enjoy some coffee.

Thank you to Wendy Vanderlaan for her dedicated service as Sunday School superintendent.  Congratulations to Sandra Livingston who will be taking on this position.  Blessings to both of you for your service and love for our children.

Also thanks to Nick & Jean Kuipers for the front yard work.  Gotta love spring!!

If you are looking for a church home come by and check us out!


Maidstone Cross
submitted by Wendy Pulleyblank

A special Mass at St. Mary’s honouring Fr. Chris Quinlan will be held this Sunday, June 3rd at 1 p.m.  Fr. Chris will be celebrating his 50th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood.  Following Mass there will be an Open House in the hall.  Everyone is welcome!

Congratulations to the children who made their First Holy Communion at St. Mary’s:  Alaina Belisle, Payton Coste, Madison Coste, Grace Flood, Savannah Gerard, Emma Jobin, Tristan Kryk, Wyatt Mactier, Luca Mastroianni, Kingsley McGuire, Jaidyn O’Neil, Owen O’Neil, Nicholas Soulliere, Jake Tetzlaff and Robert Tyliszczak.  God bless you and your family.

Congratulations to Martin and Carol Strong on their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

Cemetery Sunday will take place on June 10th with Mass in the cemetery at 9 a.m.  Come and decorate your loved one’s grave and then enjoy refreshments and goodies after Mass.  Remember to bring your lawnchair.

Please keep Hank Czerweinec in your prayers.


St. Paul’s/Trinity Anglican

The next Family Service is on June 3 at Trinity, 7 p.m. Come for campfire evening song. To make a donation to the youth program and family service, write “youth program” on a visitor’s envelope.

As we come to the end of the school year our young people will lead our one joint service of worship, sharing their wisdom and energy on June 10, at 9:30, at Trinity. Pot luck lunch follows and a surprise visitor.


Salvation Army Essex Community Church
submitted by Carolyn Barnett

Thank you to all who supported our“ Fill the Fire Truck“ project at Foodland last week. Your donations to replenish our Food Bank shelves are sincerely appreciated, as it is an ongoing effort to keep our shelves stocked.

Don’t forget our monthly potluck luncheon after the service on Sunday, June 3rd.

Our Community Care Ministry Team will be holding our final nursing home services before the summer break. We meet at Iler lodge at 10:30 on Wed.  June 6th and at Country Village in Woodslee at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday ,  June 7th.

Join us for Family Worship and Sunday School led by Lt. Kristen Gray every Sunday at 11 a.m. Lt. Kristen is starting a summer series of sermons entitled “We Believe….” which examines what we believe and why, as we look at the eleven doctrines of the Salvation Army.


Essex United Church News
submitted by Karen Arnold

Saturday, June 9 is our Chicken Dinner & Strawberry Social. Call the office at 776-5121 for details.

Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day Sunday and baptism. If you would like your child or children baptized, please speak to Jim Hatt or call the church office at 776-5121.

Wednesday, June 20th is the UCW Barbecue at our church. There will also be a quilt display. If you have an old or newer quilt that you would like to display or you would like tickets, please call Dorothy Shuttleworth at 776-4016.

Wednesday, August 1st is the annual UCW bus trip. This year the play is “9 – 5” and it is at the Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend. Please call Phyllis Armstrong at 776-5897 if you are interested.

Thank you to all those who helped in our annual yard sale to make it the success it was.


Brooker News
submitted by Ruth Newman

All are welcome at our 10am worship service every Sunday morning. Rev. Linda Hollingsworth will be bringing the message. Sunday school is available for the Children.

Kids club is every Tuesday at 3:30pm led by Rev. Linda Hollingsworth. All elementary school age children are invited. Spread the word.

Remember in prayer the many in our community with health needs and those in nursing homes.


Harrow United Church
submitted by Dennis Graham

Our minister, Dave Steadman, is retiring after 11 years with us. We are celebrating with a dinner at the K of C in Harrow on Saturday, June 16.  For tickets please contact Greg Harrison at (519) 818-1864.

Hope you can join us in church next Sunday. Visit out website at


Holy Name of Jesus Church News
submitted by Therese Lecuyer

CWL News Corner: Members Banquet; Tuesday, June 5, with cocktails at 5pm and dinner at 6pm. Spouses are welcome. Tickets available at our parish office, or by calling Jan at 776-5506 before May 31. We will be honoring Fr. Chris on his 50th anniversary.

K of C News Korner: Fish Fry, Friday, June 15 will be our last one for the summer. From 4:30pm-7pm with take-out available.

St. Vincent De Paul Society: Bundle Drive will take place on the weekend of June 2nd & 3rd. Their truck will be here to pick up all donations of clothing, bedding, towels, furniture, appliances, etc. Please support this worthy cause.

Garden Commitee: Spring planting and beautifying of the grounds on Saturday, June 2, beginning at 8:30am. Bring a wheelbarrow, gloves, and garden tools. All are welcome to help us! We will be planting flowers, spreading mulch, and maybe even doing some tree pruning if time and volunteer help permits. Many hands make light work.

Fr. Chris Quinlan’s 50th anniversary of his Ordination to the priesthood will be celebrated at a special mass on Sunday, June 3, at 1pm at St. Mary’s Church in Maidstone.There will be an open house to follow at St. Mary’s parish Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Appreciation weekend June 9/10 – We will have a special social after each mass that weekend hosted by the members of parish council in order to show all of our appreciation to one another. We have many people sharing their time & talent in a variety of different ministries and it is important to tell each other that we are thankful for the gift of each other.

Parish Breakfast: Our last breakfast of the season will be held next Sunday after both masses sponsored by our youth ministry leaders. The funds raised help to bring out youth to Steubenville and our Mission Experience. It is also a great way for us to share one another. Thanks for supporting them.

Adoration of the Eucharist: Every Tuesday, we have an opportunity to spend time in prayer before the blessed Sacrament. This time is set aside for us to quiet our hearts, pray for those in need, deepen our love for the Eucharist and to especially pray for our youth and children that may be open to serving the Lord. Prayer begins following the 8:30am mass and continues until midnight. It resumes at 4am until mass at 8:30am on Wednesday.

Next Life Teen Mass will be on June 10th.

Sacrament of Baptism: We welcome into our family through the waters of baptism: Caellum Xavier Howard McDermott, son of Richard & Jessica, Cole Richard Summerfield, son of Lisa, Carter Grayson Veres, son of Gabor and Lisa.

God Bless you all and have a great week.


Woodslee Friendship Club

Euchre results : Mon. May 14th at 12:45 pm – Bob Mullins, Bill Roubos, Leroy Davison, Helen Ruttle, Ursala Tracey, Veronica Granger.

Fri. May 18th at 7pm – Dave McMurren, George Diesbourg, Chuck Lariviere, Donna Roubos, Phyllis McMurren, Edna Chevalier.

Mon. May 21st – Dave McMurren, Leroy Davison, Bob Matthew/George Sutherland, Evelyn Murray, Ursala Tracey and Joanne McMurren.

Fri. May 25th – Chuck Lariviere, Bob Mullins, George Sutherland, Joan Broeders, Pat Mullins, and Edna Chevalier.

Pepper results: Wed. May 23rd – High points – Pat Mullins and most peppers Dave McMurren.

Please note we have several changes that we are looking forward to . On Friday , June 8th Lakeshore is having a senior’s free appreciation light dinner served at 5pm at St. John ‘s Hall in North Woodslee . Riverlights Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines will entertain and we will play euchre and pepper . Anyone ages 55 and up are invited to attend . You need to call Mariette Renaud at 519-727-0470 to reserve . Lakeshore residents only.

Then  Friday, June 15th our club is having the monthly pot luck at 6pm followed by our exercise demo class and our instructor Carol Anne Taylor will lead us in a lively strut . This is the first time Carol has started classes here at the Millen Centre and we are all enjoying this immensely . Our Mayor and council have been invited to PARTICIPATE . Should be quite lively and entertaining . That’s what we’re talkin about! After this we will play euchre and pepper as usual for fun . For more information call Donna 519-975-2634 or Joanne 519-975-2409.


Bakerville News
submitted by Evelyn Baker

Weather has been hot and humid somedays as it tries to rain, we get only showers around here.

Happy birthday wishes to Natalie Close on Wednesday in Glencoe and on Friday to Cindy Palmer and on Monday next to Ashley Sauve who is celebrating number 14 and also that day to Christine Rawlins and on Wednesday to Ruth Ann Hislop. Best wishes to all you ladies.

The Pleasant Valley Community Club held a pepper party Tuesday evening and the lucky folks were Elaine Taylor, Ethel Ford, Alice Crawford, Al McLellan, Bob Ford and Bob Matthew. And for Saturday evenings regular cards the winners were Madeline Diesbourg, Cecil St. Denis, Ethel Ford, Norma Beacom, Keith Dresser, George Diesbourg and Bob Matthew. Door prizes to Don Ames and Don Kettle.

Come on out for a great evening of card playing on Tuesday and Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Mark your Calendar for June 10 at Co An Park for the Cancer Jamboree beginning at lunch time and going all day till dark. All money we raise stays here in Windsor this year to help support mens prostate research and patient assistance. There will be a car show and live music. Sit and enjoy or get up and dance, but bring along your lawn chairs.


Essex Retirees Social Club

Congratulations to the team of Evelyn Vivier and Mary Lou Chibi for taking first place in Senior Games Cribbage Tournament.  These winners now have the chance to comepete in the Actifest Games in Brantford in August competing against seniors from the entire province.

On May 14, the Monday Night Pepper winners were Cecile St. Denis with high score, Eileen Gardiner and Doug Fields were tied with most peppers and Anna Dobson had low score.

On May 15, the Tuesday Afternoon Pepper winners were Floyd Cascadden with high score, Regina Garrod had most peppers and Larry Lane was second.

Don Ames and Evelyn Vivier took high score at May 16, Wednesday Night Pepper. Cecilia Edwards and Betty Fields had the most Peppers and Regina Garrod had low score.

On May 17, the Thursday Night Bridge winners from last week were Vera Newman with high score followed by Phyllis Armstrong. This week Floyd Cascadden had high score and Vera Newman second.
Eighteen Students from St. Clair College with their instructor will be here on Tuesday, June 5 for a free footcare clinic.  All are welcome! Call to make your appointment for 1:00 or 2:00.

Special Monday Night Pepper falls on May 28 at 7 p.m.   All are welcome to join!

For information, please phone the club at 776-6689 for information.