United Church Women

U.C.W. PURPOSE

To unite all the women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship, and service.  

AURORA UNITED CHURCH WOMEN (A.U.C.W.)  

CONTACT:  Anne Ella-Arnold at a.ella.arnold@gmail.com or 905-727-1935  

2019 EXECUTIVE:

Past-President:  Helen Roberts,
President:  Anne Ella-Arnold
Secretary:  Pat Innes
Treasurer:  Leslie Stoangi

A.U.C. Council Representative:  Paula Hanna
Unit Leaders: Pat Innes, Nancy Newman, Mary Smith  

EXECUTIVE MEETINGS

Executive meetings are held on the lst Monday evening of January, March, May, August, October, and on the first Monday evening of November.

UPCOMING EXECUTIVE MEETING DETAILS 

  • Monday, March 25, 2019
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Home of Paula Hanna

2019 UNIT ORGANIZATION

UNIT MEETINGS Monthly unit meetings consist of worship, programmes which include guest presenters and outings, and fellowship.  Every woman of A.U.C. is welcome to attend these meetings.

2019 UNIT ORGANIZATION

Seekers Unit:
·       leader:  Mary Smith
·       monthly meetings from September to June on the first Monday
              (alternative date when there is a conflict with a  statutory holiday)
·       1:30 pm – 3:30 pm (the usual time unless notified otherwise)  
·       Trinity Anglican Church—Historic Chapel
·       16 members  

Grace Unit:
·       co-leaders:  Pat Innes and Nancy Newman
·       monthly meetings from September to June on the second Tuesday
·       7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
·       Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence—Theatre
·       16 members  

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Monthly unit meetings consist of worship, programmes which include guest speakers and outings, and fellowship.  Every woman of A.U.C. is welcome to attend the unit and regional meetings

 Seekers Unit:

  • Monday, April 1, 2019
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Trinity Anglican Church-Historic Chapel
  • Program: Health Tips for Seniors from 'The Integrated Parnership for Seniors'

 

  • Monday, May 6, 2019
  • 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Trinity Anglican Church-Historic Chapel
  • Programme: T. B. A.

Grace Unit:

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
  • Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence - Theatre
  • Programme:  Kim Carter speaking about Me to We

 

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 
  • Time: T.B.A.
  • Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St., Sharon
  • Programme:  Tour of Sharon Temple

2018 PROJECTS AND FUNDRASIERS 

  • Spring Book Sale
  • Camp Big Canoe Donations Collection
  • Grace Unit Loonie Auction
  • 200th Anniversary Luncheon
  • Sale of Cobs Bread Discount Cards
  • Christmas Stocking Programme for Clients of the Women’s Centre of York Region
  • A.U.C. Reconstruction Fund
  • Recipients of Our Donations:  Aurora Food Pantry, Aurora Historical Society, Aurora United Church, Blue Door Shelters, Camping Opportunities Fund, Gran Aurora, Hope House Community Hospice, Inn from the Cold, L'arche Daybreak, Milkbags Unlimited, Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers, Sandgate Women's Shelter, United Church of Canada Mission and Service Fund, The Women’s Centre of York Region, Women's Inter-church Council—Fellowship of the Least Coin, Yellow Brick House, York Region Street Outreach Crosslinks Housing and Support Services (Loft Community Services)  

2019 PROJECTS AND FUNDRASIERS

  • Spring Book Sale:  This sale of used books will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Trinity Anglican Church Main Floor Foyer, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora.  Donations will be accepted on Friday, April 5 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm and on Saturday, April 6 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at the location of the sale.  All children’s books and paperbacks will be accepted—no hard covered adult’s books.  Volunteers are encouraged to give a couple of hours of their time sorting or selling.  Teens are welcome to help in order to obtain community service hours.
  • Sale of Cobs Bread Discount Cards:  Just in time for Easter, and as the result of the generous donation from Cobs Bread in Aurora, we will be selling these cards for $20 (a $50 value) after church on April 7, 2019 and April 14, 2019.  One hundred percent of the proceeds will be put into the A.U.C. Reconstruction Fund.
  • Joint Unit Potluck and Loonie Auction:  Both Grace and Seekers Units will meet on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 for a potluck dinner followed by a loonie auction.  The proceeds will be donated to Inn from the Cold

NOTES OF APPRECIATION

  • A.U.C.W. is very grateful to the Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence for offering free meeting space to Grace Unit up to ten times per year for its monthly unit meetings.
  • Many thanks to Cobs Bread in Aurora for allowing us to sell their discount cards and to realize one hundred percent of the sales for our A.U.C. Reconstruction Fund.  

SHINING WATERS REGION  

The second newsletter, Shine, has been published.  An electronic copy will be sent to each member of A.U.C.W.  

The next regional meeting will be held this year in Barrie.  All members of A.U.C.W. are welcome to attend.  Registration forms will be available in late March.  At this, the annual meeting, an executive will be struck.  Nominations will be requested in April for the following positions:  President, President-Elect, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Portfolio Leads in Camping, Communications, Outreach, 40th Anniversary Award, and Website Coordinator.

REGIONAL MEETINGS
Meetings are held twice a year.  All women of A.U.C. are welcome to attend these meetings.  

UPCOMING REGIONAL MEETING DETAILS

  • Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14, 2019 
  • Time: T.B.A.
  • Burton Avenue United Church, 37 Burton Avenue, Barrie
  • Programme:  Annual Meeting

 

HISTORY OF AURORA UNITED CHURCH WOMEN  

Since its inception on January 1, 1962, the Aurora U.C.W. has seen the existence of many units. Originally, they were simply numbered, then given inspired names such as W.H.O., Wohelo, Chimo, Serendipity, Genesis, Shalom, and Wellspring.  The current units are Seekers and Grace.  

Service to others is a guiding principal for U.C.W. and its work throughout the years has involved fundraising to support church functions, charities, and outreach projects.  Over the years members of A.U.C.W. have dedicated countless hours organizing and selling at rummage sales, Christmas bazaars, Fall Events, and used book sales, producing and selling chocolate Easter eggs, managing the Christmas stocking programme, and carrying out other projects to provide funds where needed.  

 

Refreshed on March 15 2019.