Congratulations to Nick Staples, Evan Hall and Matt Staples on reaching 40 stickers!
Sunday School students read a poem during service.
Let’s Make Music students take part in singing during service.
Walk to End MS
Brenda Herron completed her annual Walk to End MS, on 1st May, 2016. She is part of the Merry Strider Team from Woodstock, and walks for two of her sisters, Kathy and Cheryl, and for all who suffer from MS. The following is a special Thank You, from Brenda:
“A HUGE Thank You to everyone for your continued support and prayers in our battle against MS. We had a rainy, cool day for the walk but it didn’t dampen our spirits! My team, The Merry Striders, raised $18,500 for the walk and the Woodstock Chapter totalled over $65,000! There is some exciting research being done in the field of MS right now and it would be an absolute miracle to someday find a cure for this awful disease. Thank you everyone for always supporting me, checking in with me on how my sisters are doing and for your prayers. It means a lot to us.”
Church Talent Show
BUC held their annual Community Talent Show and Dinner on Saturday, 2nd April, 2016. Sponsored by the Family Life and Outreach committee, this well-loved event was attended by approximately 60 people who enjoyed a delicious Mac and Cheese and Chili supper, then sat back to enjoy the show, with performances by the BUC choir, members of the church, and talented community members. In addition to an enjoyable meal and entertainment, we raised $350, which will go to support the local food bank. Thank you for your generosity!
Let’s Make Music Club Spring Concert
The Let’s Make Music Club held their Spring Concert on Thursday, 31st March, 2016, at the church. Sponsored by BUC, the 12 talented performers entertained their audience and collected $177 in donations for the Help A Child Smile non-profit charity organization. This organization is dedicated to proiding opportunities year round for children who are treated at McMaster Children’s Hospital for childhood cancer. Noelle Austin, a resident of Burford and a member of the Music Club, is a recipient of this organization and a cancer survivor.
Easter services were held, beginning with the very touching Good Friday service. Next was the Sunrise Service at Lion’s Park, with a lovely pot-luck breakfast, then on to the well-attended Easter Sunday service.
Cards and Letters for Syrian Refugees
On 9th February, 2014, we joined together to make cards and letters for Syrian refugees. We were small in numbers, but created many lovely cards that will brighten the day for Syrian children in hospitals, and in refugee camps. Along with a number of other churches and individuals, we collected 427 cards!
Burford United Church Cares
Ruth Storey initiated this great project of colouring hands and creating a huge poster showing that BUC cares about our church, our community, our country and our world.