We're A Batch Made in Heaven
How do we stay in touch in these times of COVID-19?
At Rimbey United Church we’ve found one answer: gifts of homemade cookies delivered to the doors of our church
families with children.
Working collaboratively, the Caring Team, the Child and Youth Team, and our Pastor Marco Ste-Marie dreamed a scheme to show our families with children that they were not forgotten in these challenging COVID times. Families with young children were contacted to see if they wanted to participate, and if so, had they any allergies. Directions to their homes were obtained.
Then 17 happy households received 35 dozen cookies. And what a variety: cookies shaped like rocket ships and stars, yummy chocolate chip, jumbo raisin and oatmeal, and other delicious kinds, all baked by generous members of our church. Packaged cookies were delivered to 16 families in town and country, and one package was mailed: yes, even takeout! Parents expressed heartfelt appreciation, and children eagerly tore into the cookie packages.
Families told us afterwards that they felt cared for by the church. And we, the cookie crew, all felt “United” in providing “A Batch Made in Heaven.” In this time of restriction, we’ve learned that cookies, caring, and connection can make a difference!
Submitted by Pat Kriz and Judy Stauffer
2020 Halloween Trek
With COVID-19 restrictions, Halloween celebrations looked quite different in 2020.
Thanks to our sponsors
Rimbey Lions Club
Rimbey Value Drug Mart
Beatty Heritage House Society
Red Apple Stores
Rimbey TV & Electronics
Rimbey United Church
Town of Rimbey
Rimbey Municipal Library
Blindman Valley Lions
ATB Financial - Rimbey
Servus Credit Union - Rimbey
Bank of Montreal - Rimbey
Town Office, Rimbey Legion and Rimbey United, were able to set up a socially distanced Halloween Trek, that saw 398 children take part. Thanks again to all our volunteers and parents for making this event a huge success.
THE THINGS WE DO
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER
For 2021, we collaborated with FCSS to do a take-out Pancake supper. We prepared 110 pre-ordered meals and raised $1,470 for the two organizations to share. Thank you to the amazing people of Rimbey.
Environmentally friendly and a great social activity.
Who does not love something new or different? If your house is overflowing or you just want a change, bring in what you don't want and search for a treasure while your are here, watch for dates on our current event page.
We all need to eat and buy groceries. Our first round of cards sold out within a week. we have more gift cards available in $100 denominations. We also have a few smaller