Rowntree Fall Dinner – Nov. 5 at 5 pm

Featuring Shepard’s Pie and Chicken Pot Pie.  falldinner2

Adults and Seniors – $15, Children – $7.

For tickets call 519-851-2648.

Mission & Service Fund emergency response – Haiti, Cuba & surrounding areas

Many of you have no doubt heard about the devastation which has occurred in Haiti and the surrounding countries in the Caribbean. This email is to inform you that the United Church of Canada has launched a full appeal to assist our Mission & Service partners in those areas as they work to make a real difference in the lives of hurting people.

 Donations can also be made by telephone with a Visa or MasterCard, or by cheque.  Please be sure to note on your cheque that the donation is for “Emergency Response—Hurricane Matthew.”   

More information and an on-line donation portal can be found at

Check out the latest edition of the Acorn, our Newsletter

Read what’s been going on at Rowntree over the summer and what’s coming up this fall. Click here  fall2016newsletter

re Rev. Gretta Vosper

Dear Friends,
No doubt by now many of you will be aware of the controversy surrounding the continued ministry of Rev. Gretta Vosper in the United Church of Canada. On September 7th, 2016 the Toronto Conference Interview Committee released their report

of interviews with Ms. Vosper and several others. This Interview Committee recommended placing Vosper on the “discontinued service” list as being unsuitable for continued ministry in the United Church. Their view was that Vosper would not be seen as fit for ordination today and that she could not say that she was in “essential agreement” with her ordination vows. Additionally they determined that remediation actions would not alter Vosper’s views. There is a recommendation for a formal hearing.
Please take the time to read through the report for accurate information. There has already been media reports that often miss or leave out information and terminology. You will find a very clear description of United Church process, theology and actual examination of this case in the article. Continued prayers for those who have been tasked with this responsibility would be most appreciated.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Wendy


We invite all United Church members to listen….

….So we (Rev. Kenji Marui President of and Rev. Cheryl-Ann Stadelbauer-Sampa Executive Secretary of London Conference) write to you, at the direction of the Conference Executive, to invite all United Church members to listen—

Listen to the cries from Orlando and hold them in prayer…
Listen to the fear this event understandably sparks in the LGBTQ community and in all who love them…
Listen for the invitation to attend/participate in Pride events…
Listen for the Spirit.
Link to full letter  of Affirming Ministry and Letter of Support