*We welcome YOU to everything listed for 2018*
Sun. Jan. 21: A regular Sunday with Coffee Hour 🙂 The Duff’s Community Fellowship Committee is looking for more members to help with Coffee Hour on designated Sundays, or Greeters at the door to welcome YOU to Duffs. Meet with Dianne Gregor in the Welcome Room after the service if you are interested.
Sun. Jan. 28: “Community Recognition Sunday”, honouring the Puslinch Fire Department. After the Service, please stay for lunch! Then if you wish, join our Parish Nurse, Karen Harding & Rev. Jane as they lead the discussion on MAID = Medical Assistance In Dying.
February Sundays at Duff’s: * Sunday Feb. 4: a regular Sunday at Duff’s. * Sunday Feb. 11: “ALL Servants’ Sunday” at Duff’s, in recognition and appreciation of Duff’s many dedicated servants. * Sunday Feb. 18: 1st Sunday of Lent * Sunday Feb. 25: 2nd Sunday of Lent * Sunday Mar. 4: 3rd Sunday of Lent * Sunday Mar. 11: 4th Sunday of Lent * Sunday Mar. 18: 5th Sunday of Lent * Sunday Mar. 25: 6th Sunday of Lent * Friday Mar, 31: Good Friday -Knox Crieff Hosting as Duff’s & Morriston join in to recognize the Day. * Sunday Apr. 1: Easter Sunday!!
WMS meetings and acitivities:
**The WMS is actively engaged in knitting sweaters & caps for newborns. The sweaters & caps are sent to Jobat hospital in India twice a year. Three years ago, 2 doctors from Jobat India came to Duff’s to explain & show slides about their hospitals, pregnancy programs and not only care for newborns, & new moms but also teaching families how to care for and feed the family. They also explained the difference that our help makes!**
Volunteers are also Knitting….”Knitted Knockers” for women who have undergone masectomies. These items are special, handmade breast prostheses. The pattern is available from Duff’s.
The WMS or Women’s Missionary Society at Duff’s is a very active group in our church and the church community!!
**We are collecting: postage stamps to help people beat Leprosy”.
** We are collecting used eyeglasses or sun glasses for needy people in 3rd world countries.**
**We are looking for people who can knit OR who would like to learn to knit Teddy Bears from the pattern that we have. These Teddy Bears are “Teddies for Tragedies” and are sent to 3rd world countries, prisons and hospitals to give people -young, old, or going through extremely difficult times, something to cuddle and to care about. Call 519-763-1163 for a pattern.
**If you would like to help with any of the above activities, please call the office 519-763-1163 for more information and/or patterns.**
- Since Christmas, 2016, we have received 14 more HUGE BOXES of beautifully knitted Teddy Bears, SO FAR WE HAVE SENT:
- 20 Teddies to Bolivia with an eye specialist and
- 18 teddies with Dr. Scholton on his medical mission
- 18 Teddies to Cuba with Barb McKay!
- Plus 50 large teddies with Linda to Haiti & Philippines
- 80 teddies through Pan Mission with Debbie Couttes & the medical team to Nicaragua ! 🙂
- 30 medium-sized teddies with Rick Schwarztenburg (speaker from 2015) to Malaysia!
- 100 Teddies with Alison whose “MOM2Mom Africa” group, along with their African partners work to fund the educational needs of students in Tanzania.
- 650 Teddies of all sizes went to 3rd World Countries where there are “no such things as” toys!
- 75 Teddies went to Kenya through Margaret Hauwert’s connections.
If you like to knit, you are welcome to pick up a Teddy Bear pattern or a Pneumonia Vest & Cap Pattern for newborns in India from the buffet counter in the Welcome Room!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to One & All!!!
Fireside; Is a group of people welcoming ALL who wish to come out to a meeting on the 1st Tuesday evening of each month from Nov. to Jan. and Mar. to the following June, at 7:30 pm.
Tues.Jan. 9: 7:30 pm Join us for “Fireside’s Annual Meeting” Then enjoy Dave Bouck speaking about his business, followed by a lunch for ALL! It is always a FUN evening!! Hosted by Lorne & Shirley Bentley, Ev Winer, Doug Gilmour and Norma & John Gilmour
Feb. is the special, yearly, planning meeting for a small group, so no Fireside get-together this month. 🙂
**Your new Fireside Activity Booklet will be ready after Feb. 7, 2018.
Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm Fitness Class with a qualified instructor at Duff’s. Cost $5 pp. each time. The 1st class this Year will be Mon. Jan. 8, 2018! See you then!!
Tues. and/or Thurs.: ALL YEAR at 9:30 – 10:30 am SMART Program – providing: better exercises, while delivering safe, appropriate, physical activities for healthy aging. This is a great workout plus it is FREE!!!
Wed. Jan. 3, 2018 : 7:30 pm CISE is cancelled from now on.
Wed. Feb. 7: 1:30 pm Movie for Seniors – “The Dropbox” and enjoy popcorn!!
Wed. Feb.14: Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 11 am The speaker is from from Wellington Watchers Association, 12 pm Seniors’ Soup & Dessert Luncheon.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR call Karen: 519-820-8114