Fellowship Breakfasts

Updated 3 May, 2018

WHAT IS THIS?
An informal gathering of men, women and couples from the congregation meet monthly, the fourth Sunday morning of each month, at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast, fellowship and an informative program. Many of the speakers are members of our congregation, meeting the dual objectives of interesting programs and getting to know fellow members.

All associated with our congregation and their guests are invited to attend; no reservation is necessary. We guarantee a friendly welcome, a good breakfast and a good time

NEXT PROGRAM: Sunday, April 22: We will meet and hear from Jochébed Katan who has published a memoir entitled “You’re Not Allowed to Shoot Me!”, and will be speaking about her family’s Holocaust story and the Courageous Gentiles who helped them to survive. Cost is $3; kids under 12 are free. RSVP Craig Pettis: <a href=”mailto:pettiscraigandruth@gmail.com”>email</a> or 613-634-0741 if you are plan to attend.</div>

Sunday, September 24 – “The Long Way Home”. Sponsored by the Kinston Writers Refugee Committee, our gueats were introduced by Ray Argyle, with assistance from West Kingston Refugee Partnership (WKRP). Jamal Saeed and his wife Rufaida are Syrian refugees forced to flee Syria because of their criticisms of the Assad regime. Fluent in English, Jamal and Rufaida are both remarkable writers and presented their compelling stories to over 50 attendees. (Our largest crowd in a long time).

Jamaal Saeed                     Rufaida Alkhabbaz              Ray Argyle


Sunday, October 22 – “Here I Stand”. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the date  (October 31) in 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Wittenberg church door, a catalytic event that history marks as the beginning of “The Reformation.” The Rev. George Lavery and Mary Lavery are a keen students of this critical time in world history and he and his wife Mary recently visited Reformation sites. They will take us there via George’s exceptional photography and George and Mary’s own reflections on the significance of The Reformation for the church today.

Sunday, November 26 –“To China with Love”.  Last November, an extraordinary event took place in Changdu, West China, i.e. the opening of a museum to honour the historic Canadian School for Missionary Children founded by Canadian Methodists in 1909. Our own Glenn Owen was among 16 descendants of Canadian missionaries to attend that event. As was our speaker Phyllis Donaghy, a local writer, community volunteer and active member of Bath United Church. She has written extensively about the school and its important contribution to Christian life and work in West China.

Sunday, Jan 28 2018

We get to meet and hear from one of ERMUC’s own, Dr. Kristin McLeod. Kristin is a Case Manager with Addiction and Mental Health Services, KFLA. Her presentation will focus on community mental health and addiction rehabilitation with provincial offenders. To help in planning breakfast, if you intend to attend, please email Craig Pettis at  pettiscraigandruth@gmail.com. All are welcome.

 

Sunday, Feb 25 2018

Our speaker is, again, one of our own: Judy Fyfe. She is the Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Kingston. Come, meet Judy, meet each other. Monthly attendance over 30 and at $3, you won’t find a cheaper breakfast anywhere! We wrap up at 9:20 to prepare for church. To help in planning breakfast, if you intend to attend, please email Craig Pettis at  pettiscraigandruth@gmail.com. All are welcome.

 

Sunday, Mar 25 2018

Our March speaker will be Tracy LaPorte, Community Relations Coordinator for the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) will talk to us about Long Term Care services in the Kingston region. Monthly attendance is generally over 30 and at $3, you won’t find a cheaper breakfast anywhere! We wrap up at 9:20 to prepare for church. To help in planning breakfast, if you intend to attend, please email Craig Pettis at  pettiscraigandruth@gmail.com. All are welcome.

Sunday April 22

we met and and heard from Jochébed Katan. She has published a memoir entitled “You’re Not Allowed to Shoot Me!”, and will be speaking about her family’s Holocaust story and the Courageous Gentiles who helped them to survive.

Jochébed Katan

 

Sunday, 27 May

Our guest speaker will be Chris Catry, Director of Community Engagement, Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region.  We will hear about the mission and work of this organization, projects currently underway and the importance of partnership support.

 

One of our many willing workers
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So, don’t miss out on the chance to learn something and to get to know members of your church family. And besides, at a cost of only $3.00 each meeting, we still earn a little.

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

 

“We seek to be a welcoming community, anchored in God’s love,
challenged to sail on the winds of the Spirit, sharing the
Good News of Christ with each other and the world.”

 

Edith Rankin Memorial United Church, 4080 Bath Road Kingston, Ontario Telephone: 613-389-2530 Email: churchoffice@ermuc.ca Frontier Theme