Church of the Kettles
Greetings to all our faithful cottagers and guests who make time on summer Sundays to visit the Church of the Kettles.
This year we celebrate 131 years of Christian worship on Lake Muskoka, with 116 years in our historical church pavilion. Barb Black, with great planning, has lined up our summer schedule of distinguished ministers beginning on Sunday July 3, at 10:30 AM. Attached is the printed schedule for all nine services.
I invite you, your family, children and friends to join us for a boat trip to church where you can embrace community fellowship, renewal of faith, and celebration of music. What a glorious way to spend Sunday morning in Muskoka!
A special welcome is extended to first timers – you will discover all you have heard about the Kettles is true; peace, tranquility, history – nestled in the wildwood.
Tradition harkening back to days of old Muskoka.
Paul Doolan, Chair
The Board of Trustees
Mrs. Frances Hayter – Director of Music
GUIDELINES FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF MARRIAGES
The Church maintains several distinct funds, which are kept segregated. Any donations or offerings can be designated to be directed towards one of these funds.
The “Dock Fund” accumulates reserves for dock maintenance, and replacement.
The General Fund is used for the annual running costs of the Church, and funds received by the Church, which are not allocated by the donors, will be deposited into this fund.
The Outreach Fund is money which is donated annually by the Church to the local community and its needs. The Church has donated money for local outreach projects for over one hundred yeas, and currently gives to our community several thousand dollars each year, depending on our resources. Periodically, funds are transferred from the General Fund to the Outreach Fund.
The Church receives, from time to time commemorative gifts marking special happenings. All commemorative gifts are recorded in our Commemorative Gifts Book. The Book is maintained to mark and celebrate the gifts, it is open at all times for reading by everyone, and is kept in the Church. All of the commemorative gifts are recorded without indicating the amount given, but under the donor’s name.
Ordinarily, the commemorative gifts are put into the Dock Fund or Outreach Fund. However, if donors wish to give to the Church particular items, then they area asked to contact Paul Doolan or Doug Jarrett and discuss the gift. Examples of these gifts are the two fine benches, which are outside of the Church and on the docks, and are in constant use by the Church and the Association. Because our Church is now well over 100 years old and its building is now “historic”, the Board has decided that as a general rule it will not put up decorative or memorial plaques within the church. All special gifts are of course recorded in our Commemorative Gift Book under the donor’s name.
The Board thanks the many who have contributed to the Church over its many years, and depends on continued giving for its existence. All gifts are of course tax deductible. For further information, please speak to Paul Doolan or Doug Jarrett.
CHURCH OF THE KETTLES
MEMORIAL FUND POLICY
1. The Board of Trustees of the Church of the Kettles has established a Memorial Fund, which is to be used for purposes and needs of the Church other than ordinary operating expenses.
2. The Memorial Fund is kept separate from all other general account and funds.
3. Al donors will receive tax receipts for the amount given to the Fund.
4. The Church welcomes and encourages donations ‘In Memory Of” or “In Honour Of”, and all dedications shall be listed in the Memorial Book of the Church of the Kettles. The dedication may or may not include the donor’s name, and the amount donated, at the wish and direction of the donor.
5. For those wishing to donate funds to the Church, which they wish directed towards a specific purpose, objective, or gift, the Board should be contacted for suggestions or discussion.
6. The Memorial Book will ordinarily be kept in the Church, will be available fore public viewing, and will be maintained by the Treasurer of the Church.
7. Unless specific arrangements are made which are mutually acceptable to the donor and the Board, the Board may use, in its sole discretion, all monies dedicated to the Memorial Fund for any purpose other than ordinary operating expenses.
8. The Board of Trustees may make changes or amendments to the Memorial Fund Policy, but shall publish those changes and amendments, if and when made.
9. Paul Doolan, the Chair to the Board or Trustees, or Doug Jarrett, the Board’s Treasurer, can be contacted with any enquiry and would be very please to assist.
Paul Doolan Doug Jarrett
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