Our Deepest Condolences
Frank "Jerry" Manel
Jerry Manel was born December 30, 1955 and passed away suddenly on November 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Barb (née Ashwell), son Kyle, daughter Kristine (Michael) Hutchison, beloved grandchildren Audrey and Andrew Hutchison, sister Laura (Jim) Sullivan, brothers Stan and Bob, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Stella (née Krawczyk), father Frank and brother Jim.
He was a contributor to many community causes, including Rockton Agricultural Society and an active member of the Cambridge Community of Christ.
A Memorial Service will be held at Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, for close family only on Wednesday November 11, 2020 at 1pm. Service will be streamed on zoom for others who wish to pay their respects (see ZOOM link below). Internment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to World Accord would be greatly appreciated.
In accordance with current Covid-19 Provincial, Federal and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario regulations, special arrangements have been made to accommodate the safety and convenience of everyone. Access to the facility will be controlled and all visitors will be required to wear a mask, to provide the funeral home personnel with their name and telephone number upon arrival, and to observe physical distancing measures while on the premises.
Meeting ID: 874 8455 1556 Passcode: 306421
Worship With Us - November 8
Join with hundreds of disciples and seekers from around the world for an inclusive church service. Our theme is “Prepare for the Lord” as we celebrate Remembrance Day. Roger Dodson will bring our message on Mark 13:24-27, the coming of the Son of Man.
Apostle Richard James will share our Disciples Response from the United Kingdom. Gail Mengle will give our Peace Lesson and Prayer. Catherine Manson will offer our invocation. The Call to Worship will be read by David Tucker and Jackie Mueller will read the lectionary scripture. Leandro Palacios will lead a meditation on the message.
Join the Beyond the Walls choir in singing hymn CCS #380 “O Day of Peace” and hymn CCS #633 “Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning.”
Let us build a community Beyond the Walls this Sunday, November 8, 12 p.m. EDT.
SLIM (Sharing Love in Mission) - 2 p.m. Share in worship with Larry and Sharon Norris. Each person is asked to bring five positive affirmations about yourself written down. For example: I am awesome; I am happy; I am caring; I am understanding; I am faithful.
Contact Don Robb for Zoom info.
Port Elgin Congregation - 9 a.m. class. Coffee & Conversation 9:40. Worship 10 a.m. Speaker Scott Murphy. Larry Buchanan for Zoom details.
La Salle Road Congregation - Social time from 10:15-10:30. Worship 10:30 a.m. Contact Pastor Vonda den Boer for Zoom details.
Reaching Out - Generally meets twice a month. Please sign up for email notices by clicking here.
Kitchener Congregation - Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Contact Carman Thompson for details.
Cambridge Congregation - 11 a.m. Complete Worship Services are held each Sunday at 11:00 am For details go to www.cofchristcambridge.ca On the calendar page click on the event for the Zoom link. Social time follows the service
First People Community of Christ (FPCC) - Reaching out to Native People across North America and the World! Online Prayer and Testimonies Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. and Worship Sundays at 7 p.m. Contact Larry Buchanan for ZOOM details.
Other Online Ministries are available from many varied places for you to connect with.
Sunday, November 15, 5 - 6:30 pm EDT
Dr. Richard Gammon: “The Unravelling of Creation”
Educated at Princeton and Harvard, Dr. Richard Gammon helped draft the first United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report in 1990. He will present the science behind climate change and the current IPCC projections.
Participatory discussions about Dr. Gammon’s webinar will be available on the following dates:
Watch Steve Veazey's Sermon "Crises: Exploring the Response of a Prophetic People."
Hosted by the North American Climate Justice Team Sponsored by GPNWMC Mission Center of Community of Christ—Open to all people of all faiths and traditions.
Worldwide Mission Tithes Update
Community of Christ members and friends are proving the resilience of generosity: They have given $8.25 million to Worldwide Mission Tithes through September.
Let’s sustain this generous response and meet the $12-$12.9 million goal for 2020.
Mark your calendars now for Giving Tuesday on December 1!
A Generosity Cycle Reminder
Community of Christ congregations and mission centers are invited to participate in the annual Generosity Cycle, 11 October-15 November.
The church celebrates various seasons, such as Advent and Lent, where our gaze is focused and we spend time in meaningful reﬂection and preparation. Similarly, the Generosity Cycle provides an annual opportunity to intentionally move together through a season of giving. The four phases of the cycle—Invite, Discover, Respond, and Reflect—encourage us to remember God’s extravagant grace and generosity to discover a deeper joy in living Christ’s mission, and to respond through whole-life stewardship as we reflect on our lives as generous disciples.
Disciples' Generous Response moments are focused on the four phases of the Generosity Cycle. Additional resources including a video and study guides also are available.
Click for more information about how congregations or mission centers can participate.
Listen to the Project Zion Podcast "Sharing Sacraments During COVID" where Linda Booth sits down with Scott Murphy to discuss these guidelines and what they mean for the church.
The USA team of Apostles released a statement on Friday regarding the November 3 election.
Our Deepest Condolences
POIRIER, Louise Joanne (DiRosario)
After a lengthy illness, Louise passed away peacefully at the F. J. Davey Home on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at the age of 89 with her family at her side. Cherished wife of Albert for the past 69 years. Proud mother of Jim and Janet Poirier (Blue Mountains, ON) and Julie and Arnold Thom. Adoring grandmother of Kate Hanna (Jason), Christopher Thom (Nadia), Joshua Poirier (Talyta), Carrie Thom (Wayne Peters) and Craig Peckford (Jessica). Loving great-grandmother of Allie & Simone Hanna, Frankie & Bronte DiLivio-Thom, Luis Jacob (L J) Poirier, Nicholas, Callan & Rylee Dunbar, and Oliver Peckford. Beloved daughter of the late Dominic and the late Josephine DiRosario, and devoted sister of the late Donald DiRosario. Sister-in-law of the late Cecile Frayling (late Don), the late Ernie Poirier (Norma) and the late Amelia Poirier, Yvonne Nelmes (late Jack), and Robert & Eunice Poirier. Special Aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Much loved friend of the late Franca Vecchio. Long-time and cherished friend of June Zuke, Shirley Bumbacco and Velma Bruni who she regularly enjoyed having long lunches with, reminiscing at the Hong Kong Restaurant. Louise brought her sense of humour to every occasion. She treasured her family, friendships and welcomed everyone to her table.
Due to the Covid pandemic, a private family service will be held. In Louise's memory, donations may be made to the Sault Area Hospital Renal Dialysis Care Fund, the F.J. Davey Home Foundation, or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to thank all her amazing caregivers at the F.J. Davey Home (Cedar Grove Floor One). Their love, compassion and professionalism made Louise's stay a most enjoyable one. As well, we would like to thank the excellent doctors, nurses, and staff at the Sault Area Hospital Renal Dialysis Unit for their unwavering support and dedication for the past four years. A special thank you to the Home and Health Mobility team for the exceptional care they took transporting Louise to and from her dialysis treatments.
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