Weekly Update from Gale – February 5, 2021

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Happy Friday!

This email contains some important information.
Please be sure to read through everything!

** Annual Congregational Meeting

This coming Sunday, February 7, 2021
* Following our 10:30 service
* Online only – via ZOOM (details sent via separate email)

Elders Update
The Session of Gale Presbyterian Church practices term eldership where a number of elders are eligible to retire from active service after a 6 year term. In 2021 the following elders have served at least one 6 year term and wish to retire from active service:
* Jan Parsons
* Marg Bauman
* Kim Denstedt
* Marilyn Coupal

In addition Carolyn Boyne served for a significant time in 2020 and retired from active service in September.
We greatly appreciate the service and support these people have given to our ministry over the years and we know they will still be very active in other areas of our church.

In September 2020, a nomination committee was created to search for people to replace these resigning elders. At the Annual General Meeting on February 7th, 2020, the Session will recommend the following people be elected to the Session of Gale Presbyterian Church:
* Amy Hopper
* Marylu Pentelow
* Irene Brown
* Diane Coulman


** Congregation Survey
Rev. Scott Sinclair is retiring…change is happening at Gale and your input is important.

Session wants your help to provide information to a new minister, information that will help to guide Session and a new minister into the future for Gale.

If you have already filled out the survey – THANK YOU for taking the time to do so.

If you did not receive the link, please contact the office.

The deadline to respond to the survey is February 16.

** 2020 Donation Receipts
If you are interested in receiving your yearly donation receipts by email (2020 and beyond), please take a moment to fill out a quick form by clicking on the following link:

or email the church with your preference.

Thank you to all who have replied so far!


Gale Force is back!
In spite of Covid, The Coldest Night of the Year event is back! This fundraiser, spearheaded by Woolwich Community Services (WCS), depends on community support to be successful.
In this regard, our church will once again put a team together to help raise funds for this very worthy cause. It is being called a virtual event due to Covid. So many things will be different than the last two years, however, what is the same is that the funds raised will go to support the wonderful things that WCS does for our community and beyond.
To date, we have 12 committed members on our Gale Force team, all of whom will do the walk and seek pledges from friends, family and our church community. If participating is not your thing, perhaps you can consider offering to sponsor our team, and ultimately supporting our community.

If you are interested in learning more about this event,
contact Diane Coulman for details:

Go, Gale Force, Go!


Tuesday Take-Out
When restrictions are lifted, we will let you know about our plan to offer meals again.

Church News
Gale Presbyterian is closed during the province wide lockdown & the more recent “Stay-At-Home” order. During this time, please visit our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/GalePresbyterian) where we will have pre-recorded services available each Sunday.

Staff will periodically be in the building to look after any pressing issues. You can contact them by email or by leaving a message at the church.
Contact information is found at the bottom of this message.

Staying connected with God & each other.
If you have any prayer requests, you can email them to:


Click on the following links to find out more:

Ways to Give (http://www.galepresbyterian.com/giving/)
Online Church Services (http://www.galepresbyterian.com/online-church-services/)
Family & Kids’ Resources (http://www.galepresbyterian.com/family-kids-resources/)
Ways to Stay Connected (http://www.galepresbyterian.com/staying-connected/)

Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/galepresbyterianchurch/)
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/gale.presbyterianchurch/)


Our mailing address is:
10 Barnswallow Dr. Elmira, ON N3B 0A8

Staff Contacts:
Rev. Scott Sinclair scott.sinclair@galepresbyterian.com
Richard McFadden richard.mcfadden@galepresbyterian.com
Melanie Dow melanie.dow@galepresbyterian.com
Janice Malloy office@galepresbyterian.com