~ AMBERLEA NEWS ~
C.O.V.E. SUPPORT GROUP
C- Caring O-Optimism V-Victory E-Encouragement
C.O.V.E. is a support group for family who have a loved one living with mental health issues.
Through the summer we will meet June 17, July15, August 19, and September 16.
Upcoming meeting will take place from 7 to 9 pm in the Boardroom on the main level (please use the basement doors and go up the stairs). Laurie Laframboise, a mental health case manager in Toronto, will facilitate the meetings. For more information, feel free to speak to Laurie, or Kathy White or contact Laurie at 416-286-7869 or email@example.com
THANK YOU ! ️THANK YOU! ️
Thanks for the overwhelming response for donation items, for the refugee family of 7, that my sister will be taking in. I belong to a small church with a big heart and therefore the long list of things that were needed, is now down to this very short list.:
3 car seats (please check expiry dates)
Winter jackets and snow pants(boys age 3,5,7,9,13, girl 11)
Mittens, hats and scarves
Because this is a single mother with an 11 year old daughter among her children, the UN camp considers them vulnerable and therefore a priority for placement. The process for placement involves security clearances, passports, medical shots, medical quarantine, and for all the family to be in good health for the flight. This can be a very lengthy process and there is no current time of arrival. Please pray for a speedy and safe arrival for this family.
Sandra Percy 905-420-3378
SPRING CLEAN UP AND PLANTING
Spring has arrived and it is time to clean up the church gardens and do some planting of flowers and shrubs. If you are interested in helping please join us
on Saturday May 25th at 10:00am. Rain day Saturday June 1st @ 10:00am
Please note that you may also contribute financially to this project by noting "Amberlea Gardens" on your offering envelope.
COFFEE TIME VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
For May 26th and some Sundays in June. Please see the schedule that is posted on the cupboard in the kitchen over the hand wash sink.
SUMMER CAMP SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer the week of camp:
You can help in the morning or afternoon or even an hour a day!
Crew Leaders – Lead a small group of children and help them at a variety of stations. (am or pm)
Station Leaders – Lead a station. Crafts, Science, Bible Drama, Games, Performing Arts, Sports (am or pm)
Safety Monitors – Monitor parking lot safety each day. (8:30am & 3:30pm)
Lunch Monitors – Supervise children while they eat their lunch. (12-1pm)
Many tasks can be done from home, without meetings.
Pray! Pray for the campers & the volunteers! Pray for fun, safety, open hearts & boldness to share God’s love!
Registration & Promotion: Get the word out!
Crafts: Join the team that plans & organizes the crafts.
Science: Join the team that plans science experiments.
Drama: Join the drama team to bring the stories to life.
Decorations: Join the team that transforms the church into an epic space universe.
· BBQ: Join the team that hosts a bbq for summer camp families on July 11.
Decorating & Craft Supplies:
· Aluminum foil (We need lots!)
· Aluminum pie plates
· Toilet paper rolls
· Old, working Christmas lights
· Lava lamps & other science toys
· Flexible aluminum duct and other metal cylinders
· Duct tape
· Metal slinkies
· Glow in the dark stars
· Pool noodles
· Snacks (sign up list in June)
Register online as a volunteer at www.amberleachurch.ca or speak to Nancy
Volunteer Training ~ Friday, June 21; 6-7:30pm
~ LIFE GROUPS 2019 ~
Life Groups are small groups of people that ‘do’ life together. There is a variety of groups to choose from, depending on what you are looking for. Groups meet on different days and times of the week at different locations and venues including homes, the church and restaurants. Groups have different themes, topics and interests. Groups for all people, some specifically for women, men, couples, families and youth. We encourage you to check one out, and try it out once. We promise you are not committed for life! :) Contact the host, ask questions and visit the group. See if it is a good fit for you.
NEW Couples Small Group - Mondays, bi-weekly, 7:30-9:30pm
Contact: Sheri & John Phillips at 647 461 4132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer at the Cross - Tuesdays, weekly, 8:30-9:15am
Contact: Jo-Anne van Draanen at 647 620 3520 or email@example.com
Stitching Group - Tuesdays, weekly, 10am-12pm
Bring your sewing, crafting & quilting projects. No experience needed.
Contact: Sylvia Wilkins at 905 831 0999
Ladies Fellowship Breakfast - Wednesdays, bi-weekly, 9am (May 1st at Kathryn’s Restaurant)
Contact: Susan Harris at 905 839 8949 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast - Thursdays, bi-weekly, 9am (April 25th at Kathyrn’s Restaurant)
Contact: Allen Burke at email@example.com
Men’s Group - 1st & Thursday of each month, 7:30-9pm
On the 3rd Thursday, come join Messy Church at 6:30pm for dinner
Contact: Brian Scrivens at 416 617 0522 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Group - 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7-9pm
Contact: Lynda Burke at 905 831 0719 or email@example.com
“1 John - God’s Love Through You” - Fridays, bi-weekly, 1-3pm
Contact: Sylvia Wilkins at 905 831 0999
NEW “Life Changing Insights to Ignite Your Faith” - Fridays, bi-weekly, 7:30–9pm
Contact: Jo-Anne van Draanen at 647-620-3520 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth (grades 6-12) - Fridays, weekly, 7-9pm
Contact: Tyler Scrivens at email@example.com
NEW For Moms (children welcome) – Saturdays, bi-weekly, 10:30am–12pm
Contact Caroline Freakes at 905-492-4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ KIDZONE ~
“BUT THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE LORD WILL RECEIVE NEW STRENGTH. THEY WILL FLY AS HIGH AS EAGLES. THEY WILL RUN AND NOT GET TIRED. THEY WILL WALK AND NOT GROW WEAK.”ISAIAH 40:31, NIRV
PERSEVERANCE Refusing to give up when life gets hard
Check out the Parent Cue App at www.theparentcue.org. The Parent Cue App helps every parent do something each week to help move their child toward a deeper faith and a better future.
~ SUMMER KIDZ ~
Go to www.amberleachurch.ca for more information & to register for all programs and to volunteer.
To Mars & Beyond SUMMER CAMP, JULY 8-12 — 9am-4pm
Ages 4-11, $80 / week
Morning only option available, 9am-12 noon, $40 week,
*Fully supported morning program for children with autism. (4-16yrs.)
MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP, July 29-August 2 and August 12-16 - 9am-4pm
Ages 7-15, $150/week
A community run MT camp that has fun rehearsing, playing drama games, and performing in a final showcase!
July 15- August 22, Monday-Thursday, 9am-12pm
Ages 4-11, $3/day
A children’s drop-in program. that includes Breakfast, Games, Stories, Music, & Crafts!
~ YOUTH ~
Contact Tyler at email@example.com
May 24, youth event
May 31, Bible Study
How to Submit An Announcement
Going forward, Amberlea will send only ONE email per week with all the announcements for the week. You will receive the email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” on Tuesday afternoon. If you have an announcement to send to the congregation, contact Rose, in the church office, by noon on Thursday. If you want to subscribe, go to our homepage, https://www.amberleachurch.ca, and click on the green “@” sign.