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

CONTACT:  Anne Ella-Arnold at a.ella.arnold@gmail.com or 905-751-1315  

2020 EXECUTIVE President:  Anne Ella-Arnold

Secretary:  Jean Heys

Treasurer:  Leslie Stoangi

A.U.C. Council Representative:  Paula Hanna

Grace Unit Representative:  Anne Ella-Arnold

Seekers Unit Representative:  Mary Smith  

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

UPCOMING EXECUTIVE MEETINGS DETAILS

·       Monday, January 27, 2020

·       7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

·       Home of Paula Hanna  

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.  

2020 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

·       Trinity Anglican Church—Historic Chapel

·       16 members  

Grace Unit:

·       leaders:  rotation

·       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 UNIT MEETING DETAILS Seekers Unit Meetings: 

·       Monday, January 6, 2020

·       1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

·       Trinity Anglican Church – Historic Chapel

·       Programme:  Fun and Games for 2020  

·       Monday, February 3, 2020

·       1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

·       Trinity Anglican Church – Historic Chapel

·       Programme:  T.B.A.   Grace Unit Meetings

·       Tuesday, January 14, 2020

·       7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

·       Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence—Theatre

·       Programme:  Team Building Exercise  

·       Tuesday, February 11, 2020

·       7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

·       Chartwell Hollandview Trail Retirement Residence—Theatre

·       Programme:  Photographer Lloyd Kerswill  

2019 PROJECTS, FUNDRASIERS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS

·       Spring Book Sale

·       Sale of Cobs Bread Discount Cards

·       Camp Big Canoe Donations Collection

·       Grace Unit Potluck and Loonie Auction

·       A Gathering of Friends

·       Christmas Stocking Programme

·       Christmas Potluck and General Meeting

·       Recipients of Our Donations:  Aurora Food Pantry, Aurora United Church, Blue Door Shelters, Camping Opportunities Fund, Gran Aurora, Hope House Community Hospice, Inn from the Cold, L'arche Daybreak, 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)  

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.  This organization has been offering space since the autumn of 2014.  

·       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 U.C.W. (REGION 10)  

The next meeting will be the 2019 A.G.M., held in the spring.  More details will be supplied when they become available.  

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, May 4, 2020

·       Time:  T.B.A. ·       Burton Avenue United Church, 37 Burton Avenue, Barrie

·       Programme:  2019 A.G.M.  

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.  Our work continues.  

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