OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

FUND RAISING!

Ryerson has a new way of raising funds for our church.  The UCW had introduced FundScrip.

FundScrip is an innovative program that lets you earn cash rebates for Ryerson based on things you buy everyday, like groceries, gas and other household items.

Every month you spend hundreds of dollars for things like food, gas, clothing, pharmacy, restaurants, electronics, home renovations, department stores, and so on.

All you have to do is pay for some or all of your purchases using GIFT CARDS bought at face value from FundScrip participating retailers and a percentage of every gift card purchased is contributed to Ryerson’s fundraising efforts.

The gift cards come preloaded and are available in various denominations.  As you use the cards, the value of the purchase is automatically deducted from the value stored on the card.  If you don’t use the entire amount, the balance remains on the card and can be used for future purchases.  There are no fees and they never expire!

Don't forget, the cards can be used as gifts too!

Order forms are available at Coffee Hour following our regular morning worship (information is also in the weekly service bulletin).  Cards are delivered the week after they are ordered.  It may take a little advance planning, but it will be worth it for Ryerson and for you!

If you are going to be away and would like to order cards online, payable by electronic funds transfer, you can follow the link below and complete your order.  If you are having trouble linking to the website, copy and paste the link into your browser. 

https://www.fundscrip.com/support-a-group/NUZ93S

What is the FundScrip fundraising program? Fundscrip is an innovative program that lets you earn cash rebates for our group based on things you buy everyday like groceries, gas and other household items. Every month you spend hundreds of dollars for things like food, gas, clothing, pharmacy, restaurants, electronics, home renovations, department stores, and so on.

All you have to do is pay for some or all of your purchases using GIFT CARDS bought at face value from FundScrip participating retailers and a percentage of every gift card purchased is contributed to our group’s fundraising efforts. So instead of paying with cash or a debit card, you use a gift card that you purchased through our group. It costs you nothing extra but you just earned money for our organization.

How to Order Your Gift Card & Support our Group Visit the FundScrip website at www.fundscrip.com and click on the “Support Your Group” button located on the top right hand corner and fill in the required information.

Here’s our group’s Invitation Code NUZ93S

 Once you have completed the sign up process, you will be sent a confirmation email. Click the link in the confirmation email to complete your registration.

Now you are ready to login, place orders and start supporting our group!

 Have your gift card order mailed to you directly!

• You can order your gift cards online any time and have them shipped to your home address for$0.85 (plus taxes)

• You pay this $0.85 (plus taxes) when you checkout your order.

• There is a four (4) gift card limit in each order and a $500 maximum value of the cards. • Ordersare processed four (4) days a week (Monday through Thursday) at 9:15 am ET once payment has been confirmed.

Payment methods available to you

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - FREE Requires completed application form and void cheque sent to FundScrip to be activated.

Interac Online - earnings reduced by $0.85 per transaction for those with accounts at the following financial institutions: RBC Royal Bank; BMO Bank of Montreal, ScotiaBank and TD Toronto Dominion •

Credit Card (earnings are reduced by 1.99%) Not recommended.

Online Banking Bill Payment - FREE Pay for your orders as you would pay any other bill. There are no fees or deductions to earnings for using this payment. Please note that it can take at least three (3) business days for FundScrip to receive payment.

Ask family & friends to support our group too! We encourage everyone to invite their family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors to participate in our FundScrip gift card fundraiser as well.

Learn more at www.fundscrip.com


CHOIR NOTES

If you'd like to lend your voice or hands to either the Chancel choir or the Handbell choir, please contact Gay Kimpton, Organist.  Rehearsals resume September 8th, 2016.


PARKING AT RYERSON

Parking has always been an issue at Ryerson.  The church has been advised that parking is no longer available in the physio therapy clinic lot on the southeast corner of Main and Springer on weekdays and Saturdays, daytime and evening.  The lot will be monitored and cars belonging to anyone not having business there will be ticketed and/or towed.  There is plenty of on street parking on adjacent streets.  We have obtained permission from the HDSB to use the Adelaide Hoodless school parking lots on the s/e side of the school and the west side of the school. The school playground may be used from time to time for special event parking only.


 

FOOD for THOUGHT

Heavenly Father ...

Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children.

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity. Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love.

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