Rev. Heather M. McClure


10:30 A.M. WORSHIP



5964 Notre Dame de Grâce
N.D.G., Montreal

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February 23, 2018


Hi All,


I am a little tired these days, and it is all because of the Olympics! With the 14 hour time change difference, that means a lot of late nights and early mornings of TV watching in order to keep up with the events and medal winning performances. As I write today (Feb 20), Canada has won 19 medals, but the Women’s hockey team will play for gold and I think there are a few more that we are in the running for. Oh, did I mention that I love the Olympics?


I get caught up in the excitement when Canada wins a medal and when there are the inevitable great stories that happen every time. I am still waiting for the best story from these games, but I have no doubt it will emerge. Bottom line for me is that the basic goodwill of the games prevails in most circumstances.


I know there are many who find the Olympics to be foolishness, with the doping and bribes. I know there are many reasons to walk away from anything to do with the Olympics. But people say that about the church, faith and belief in God. I have not walked away from any of that either!


This week at Wesley, I am off and Selina Mullin will be filling our pulpit and sharing in worship with you. I want to remind you all about our Lenten Giving for the NDG Food Depot. Please see the information below.


Have a great Sunday service and a great weekend.





Ways to Contribute to the NDG Food Depot


The Fresh Food Fund, helps the Depot ensure that their clients get fresh fruit and vegetables as a part of their food baskets. Every $1 donated buys $3 worth of fresh food and just $10 will buy a weeks worth healthy snacks for 5 children, while $30 buys 100lbs of onions or carrots.  If you would like to make a donation this way, please put your donation in an envelope and mark it for the Food Depot, along with your name and place it in the offering plate or mail it into the church office (cheques should be made payable to Wesley United Church) and we will send it along to the Depot in one cheque.


Help keep the Depot’s pantry full, by donating items from their recently revised staples list. Please be sure that donations are not expired or open before donating them.High Priority Food Items:

  • Canned or dried beans, lentils, and legumes
  • Rice(especially brown)
  • Whole grains (oats, pot barley, couscous, bulgar, quinoa, millet, etc.)
  • Canned fish (tuna, salmon, sardines, etc.)
  • Canned tomatoes and tomato sauce
  • Pasta (especially whole grain)

Other Priority Items:

  • Nondairy milk (especially unsweetened)
  • Healthy soups (especially low sodium)
  • Peanut butter and other nut butters (especially all natural)
  • Raw nuts and seeds (in bulk)
  • Flour (especially whole grain)
  • Oils (especial olive oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil)
  • Healthy snacks for children (unsweetened applesauce and fruit cups)
  • Everyday staples and whole foods essential to cooking or baking at home

Baby Items:

  • Baby food (formula, cereal, vegetable and fruit purees)
  • Diapers (especially larger sizes) & baby wipes