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Stone is planning to hold a take-out dinner of roast ham, scalloped potatoes, bean salad, a roll and dessert on May 25. The price will be $20.00 per dinner. We plan on serving 80 people. Please contact Edie Ward at (519) 856-4765 or by e-mail by May 20 to place your order. Payment can be made by e-transfer to or cheque or cash on delivery.

Sunday, May 22 at 9:30 am there will be time to gather on Zoom. At 10 am, join us for our Sunday Worship led by Lisa Leffler.

At 11:30 am in person worship will be held at Stone.

Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 pm on Zoom, join us for Bible Study. We will begin our study of Titus with chapter 1.

Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30 pm on Zoom there will be a Ministry and Personnel Meeting.

Thursday, May 26 you are invited to attend Coffee Connections for Men from 10 am to 12 noon, on Zoom. Bring your coffee (or tea) and goodies and join in the conversation and fellowship.

Saturday, May 28 at 10 am on Zoom there will be a Rockwood Council Meeting for the primary purpose of financial updates from Property and Finance and an update from the Trustees.

There will be another Ontario Online Auction in support of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, organized by Ontario Co-ordinator, Henry Reinders. The Auction is June 9-15, 2022, with closing on June 15, beginning at 7 pm. There is an excellent assortment of new and gently used articles including tools, wood working and collectibles.  Go to to view the articles and register for bidding. Donations are still being accepted and pickup is available until May 27, 2022. Our local project donations include a Treasure Chest handcrafted by Bill Allen, ½ lamb cut and wrapped for your freezer from Cove Valley Farm, and a hedge trimmer from Tom Parker. If you are doing a spring cleaning of your basement or garage and find some treasures, or have some handcrafted articles please contact Henry Reinders at, or 519-373-2769. Last year's auction raised over $10,000 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Saturday, May 28, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm you are invited to join in a time of praying scripture and sharing with a partner at Spiritual Saturday on ZoomIf you are attending for the first time, please contact Lisa at to receive the prayer materials and an introduction to the practice.

Coming Up

Sunday, May 29 at 9:30 am there will be time to gather on Zoom. At 10 am, join us for our Sunday Worship.

At 11:30 am in person worship will be held at Rockwood.

Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 pm on Zoom, join us for Bible Study. We will continue our study of Titus with chapter 1.

Thursday, June 2 ladies are invited to join Tea and Talk from 10 am to 12 noonon Zoom. Bring your tea (or coffee) and snacks and enjoy this time together.

Sunday, June 12 at 10 am, on Zoom and at Rockwood join us to celebrate Rockwood’s 155th Anniversary with our guest Stephen Jackson who will speak about Anishnabeg Outreach and their new partnership with Trinity United Guelph and how we can continue to partner with them.

Wednesday, June 15, at 7:30 pm join the Genesis Book Club on Zoom to discuss The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. You are very welcome to join in the thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation. 

Our Church Family

Thank you to members of Rockwood who responded to the online vote. We welcome David Smelsky as a Trustee.

From Rockwood Pastoral Care and Fellowship:
The Broadview subscription list is being reviewed. If you would like a subscription of this award winning United Church magazine or to have your subscription cancelled, please contact Ellen Thomson, or 519-856-9953

We are looking for people to contribute song, dance, art, poetry or other creative expressions for Offering Praise in worship. Offering Praise is a time of reflection between the message and conversation time. If you are interested in sharing in this time or have more questions, please contact the church office at

Updated Contact Information – If your contact information has changed, please email Karen Richardson for Stone or Heather Leffler for Rockwood. If you need a copy of the directory contact Karen or Heather

How can I continue to support our churches?

PAR: To sign up for monthly Pre-Authorized Remittances or
to change your givings, for Stone contact Bill Allen at or 519‑841-4170 or
for Rockwood contact Amanda Hunter-Anthony at or 519‑856‑1129.

E-transfer to Stone at or
Rockwood at
In the memo, please designate whether your offering is for your church, M&S and/or Other and include your contact information.

Canada Helps is a Canadian registered charity that enables other charities to receive credit card donations. Go to You can designate your offering in the message box.

Cheques can be sent to
Stone United Church, PO Box 57 Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0 or Rockwood United Church, 119 Harris St., Rockwood, ON N0B 2K0.

From the Reopening Commission

Worship at Rockwood and Stone United Churches

Zoom – we continue to worship on Zoom each Sunday from 10 to 11 am. If you cannot join us on Zoom, you can watch the recording of the service on YouTube through a link found in Contemplation and Conversation or by emailing the office.

In-person – You are welcome to worship with us in-person worship at 11:30 am on May 1, 15, 29, June 12 and 26 at Rockwood and on April 24, May 8, 22, June 5 and 19 at Stone. Please self screen and remain home if you have symptoms. In the church, we will wear masks and remain seated for hymns. Social distancing is strongly encouraged.

After careful consideration, the Commission has decided that food can be shared when meetings and activities are held outdoors.

Use of Church – Please consult with Jack Ward at Stone or Sherol Steinberg at Rockwood for use of church.