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Everyone is welcome to join us Sunday mornings
in our two sanctuaries either in person or via zoom.

Join Zoom by logging into

Or Live via Telephone (this is long distance and not a free call)

You can simply call one of the following numbers using your phone:
    +1 647 558 0588     +1 778 907 2071     +1 204 272 7920
    +1 587 328 1099     +1 647 374 4685    +1 438 809 7799
    and when it asks for the meeting ID dial 695 362 3178 then #

Did you miss Sunday’s service? Would you like to have another listen or share with a friend?
Simply go on YouTube and check Ruthven Pastoral Charge here is the quick link to it.

Celebrations and Joyous News

Happy Birthday in November

November 23rd     Rita W
November 25th     Robert T
    Peter H
November 26th     Eli H
    Tanya M
November 27th     Gina H
November 29th     Hazel I

Happy Anniversary

November 25th     Deanna & Bob R

Happy Birthday in December

December 1st     Kathryn T
December 3rd     Daniel D
December 4th     Griffin W
December 5th     Al M
December 6th     Mary-Maureen A
    Tracy B
    Mya W
December 8th     Douglas S
December 13th     Adam I
    Shirley B
    Nolan P
December 17th     Jason D
    Trish T
December 18th     Miranda O’G
December 20     Bill K
December 21st     Fred T
    Bernard N
December 24th     Joy Den H
    Judy S
December 25th     Jeses Christ
    Barbara J
December 26th     Brad C
December 29     Emma H
December 31     Betty C
    Tom D
    Bella D
    Greg L
Happy Anniversary
December 3rd     Karen & Doug S
December 20th     Linda & Greg L

DO YOU HAVE an Announcement or some Good News to share?
You are welcome to submit it for the 'Announcements' sent out weekly.
(To Submit an item please contact the office 519.326.3138 or
email by Wed Noon.)

Worship Services

9:30am at Olinda-Ruthven and 11am at Trinity

10:45am Olinda-Ruthven Sunday School

Upcoming Events:

Choir Practice:
Trinity United Church will be on Thursdays at 10:30am
Olinda Ruthven United Church will be on Thursdays at 2:30pm

TRINITY Stewards meeting on MONDAY, November 27th at 7:30pm

Wednesday, December 13 Olinda-Ruthven UCW Potluck at Olinda-Ruthven.

Thursday, December 14 Trinity UCW Potluck at Trinity

Other Announcemnts

Stamps – If you have been saving stamps, we are collecting for Glenwood United Church.

Trinity UCW has home made fruit pies for sale (apple, rhubarb, cherry, peach, blueberry pies) $10. each. Call Marg 519.733.3500 or any Trinity UCW member.

Trinity Euchre Night is held on the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month at 7 pm. $5.

Brenda’s Mindful Movement (with Brenda Jones) Wednesdays at 10am in Blair Hall.
Free of charge, all are welcome. Exercise at your own risk!

Trinity Stewards are selling tote bags for $2 each.
Please call Bev 519.733.0689.

Come on out and play Bingo at Chances Gaming Lounge in Leamington.
The following dates are when Trinity United is hosting to raise money!

HALL RENTAL: Olinda-Ruthven Hall Rental:

The Hall can be rented by anyone for Birthday Parties, Family Gatherings,
Wedding/Funeral Meals (not catered by the church). $200.00 with a refundable deposit of $50.00.
Contact the Linda at 519.984.4703
For more inforamtion go to Hall Rentals.

THE GYM initiative is a sport-based activity for youth from 14 to 18 years old (high schoolers). It designed not only for members of churches but all kids from our community. The GYM meets every Friday from 7:30 – 10:30 pm at KDHS gym – side entrance.

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Food Handler Training Course – for anyone wishing to take the course,
there are copies of the Manual in the Office. When the Church prepares food for events
there should be at least one person present who has the Provincial Food Handler Certification Card.
It is hope that several persons will be able to take this course.

Tables and Chairs – The UCW are selling off the old tables and chairs
used at the Apple Festival. Table are $20. and chairs $2. Call Ida to make an
appointment 519.839.4454, they are in her barn/shed.


Income Tax: Brenda Jones is available to prepare simple income tax returns, year round.
Single persons under $35,000 and couples under $45,000 are free.
Please call her at 519.326.7016 for more details and appointment.


Kingsville Food Bank – For October – peanut butter, jam, instant oatmeal, microwave popcorn, cereal.
There is a box in the entrance to the Pastoral Charge Office – open during office hours and items may also be left at Trinity.


Flowers in the Sanctuary

Real flowers are now permitted in the sanctuary, except on Communion Sundays.
    People are free to share at a worship service flowers from their garden,
     or they may have a special floral arrangement to honour a loved one
     or give thanks for a person or event.

People with allergies may register with Brenda Miller at the Pastoral Charge Office
     and they will be alerted to what is being place in the sanctuary of each congregation.


You would like to hear a favourite hymn,
or you would like a hymn sung and played
in memory of a loved one, in honour,
or to celebrate an occasion.

Please let Olav (519-566-7626),
     Lynn (519- 733-5479),
     Marg (519-733-3500)
     know your favourite hymn,
     and if it is a special occasion.


Olinda-Ruthven – Offering contact David Clifford 519.613.8708

How to donate you ask? There are a number of ways:

• You can place your envelope in the donation plate at church.
• Cheques can be dropped off or mailed to the Olinda-Ruthven United Church, Box 370, Ruthven, Ontario N0P 2G0.
• Donations can also be made electronically either by e-transfer or through the United Church of Canada’s PAR program.

David Clifford

Trinity – Offering contact Marie Santos 519.738.2169.

How to donate you ask? Well, you can always use your donation envelopes at each church service (envelopes will be distributed to the appropriate church). Cheques can be dropped off or mailed to Ruthven Pastoral Charge Box 370, Ruthven, Ontario N0P 2G0 or to Trinity United Church, New California c/o Marie Santos, 563 County Road 50 West, Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0. PAR giving through the United Church of Canada program and E-transfers through your banking provider using email address TrinityNewCalifornia@ are available. As well, you can always call Marie Santos 519-984-4140 and arrangements can be made to pick up your donation.

Needing people to help with Sunday Morning Service,
TRAINING is Available!! Contact Bev Haggins 519-733-0689

The Ukraine:

The invasion of Ukraine is costing precious lives and creating a humanitarian crisis as people flee to safety. The United Nations reports that a growing number of over a million people, displaced from their homes, are seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. Many have lost friends, loved ones, and property; struggle to meet their basic needs, and face an uncertain future.
United Church Mission & Service partners are responding to the rapidly unfolding crisis.

You can help. Right now, people urgently need shelter, clean water, food, and medical attention.


Online via the United Church: Ukraine Crisis | The United Church of Canada (
Phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
Send a cheque or money order to:
The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Ukraine" on the face of your cheque.
Note: As part of the United Church’s Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief, with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.

The United Church of Canada is committed to working in partnership. We are responding to the crisis in Ukraine with Mission & Service partners ACT Alliance and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, we have joined the Humanitarian Coalition to call on Canadians to show tangible support for the people of Ukraine.

Support Refugees from Ukraine
Gifts with Vision-the United Church’s giving catalogue-has just unveiled its latest gifts to help them (opens in a new tab). or by calling 1-844-715-7969. Thank you for your generous support.

A gift of $25 will provide families fleeing from Ukraine with a hygiene package containing items like toothpaste, laundry detergent, and disinfectant. A gift of $38 will provide one food basket with staples such as cooking oil, buckwheat, canned fish, dried peas, and condensed milk; and $40 will provide one hygiene package plus a supply of incontinence products.

“What really strikes me about the food basket is the attention to detail. It has chocolate and cookies in it. That speaks volumes to me about going beyond the survival basics and trying to build morale,” says Kathie Murphy, the United Church’s Annual Giving Associate. “The hygiene basket is so thoughtful, too. It’s not just about personal hygiene-it also includes laundry and cleaning products. And remembering incontinence materials for those who need them is all about helping people maintain their dignity.” Sarah Charters, director of the United Church’s Philanthropy Unit, is glad the new gifts have been added in time for Christian Family Sunday. “It’s a day the church sets aside to reflect on the importance of families. I hope people will be inspired this year to take action for families fleeing Ukraine,” says Charters. “We can’t end the war in Ukraine, but we can do something to help. Every little bit of good we do makes a difference.”

There are many ways to support the effort to help the Ukraine, the important thing is to help.

HAITI Support:
The Ruthven Pastoral Charge sponsors The Callebasse Christian School in Haiti.
Your donations help feed the children, give them a uniform and pay the teachers.
If you have any questions, please contact Maggie 519.733.6042 for more information.

Mission & Service Gifts with vision continue year round through the United Church of Canada.
       To order online giftswithvision

Ruthven Pastoral Charge Contact Information:

New Crest of The United Church Of Canada

Box 370 Ruthven ON N0P 2G0

Minister: Rev. Olav Kitchen,

Pastoral Charge Administrator
at 519-326-3138

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