Rev Ed Charlton – 2023
At heart, I am still a farm boy. Hello, my name is Edward (Ed) Charlton. I grew up on a dairy farm north of London, Ontario, hence the farm boy reference. Some of you may remember me from my time serving Jesus at Morrisburg and Dunbar. It has been almost twelve years since my family and I moved to Arthur, Ontario to serve a two-point charge there. Arthur and Gordonville. My wife Jessica and myself have been married for 23 years. We have seven children.
Over my years of ministry, I have had the privilege of serving the communities in various ways from helping with VBS , Sports Camp, Bible Studies, and ecumenical work with other churches in the area. I have helped to walk families both within the congregations and the community at large through times of death and grieving and also through times of joy and new life and new relationships. Some of my hobbies are reading, biking with my kids, playing sports, Karate (2nd degree black belt) chess, writing and watching science fiction shows and movies.
I was ordained in October of 2007, just before moving to Dunbar. In my fifteen and a half years of ordained ministry, I have served in the above mentioned pastoral charges. Prior to that, I have served as a student minister up in Kapuskasing, did my student placement at St. Andrew’s in Orillia, Ontario, and was a youth helper at Trinity Community Presbyterian church in Oro-Medonte.
We look forward to getting reacquainted with the area that has left a deep impression on our hearts, to see old friends and to meet new friends to be at home among you.
Ed and Jessica
St. Paul’s Ladies Aid meets the first Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. and welcomes all ladies to attend. This group tries to support the other groups of the church and the many events that take place throughout the year. We enjoy what we do and there are smiles, stories to share, and time for laughter. It is a time for fellowship.
All the ladies of the church support what we do whether they attend our regular meetings or not. We cater to important times in our congregations’ lives as requested… birthdays, anniversaries, and funerals.
All ladies are invited to attend and friends are always welcomed. Each meeting centres around a short devotional time with readings, music and prayer. There is often a speaker invited or a special activity planned. We are always looking for new ideas to try. Each meeting ends with lunch and time to visit.
We support local mission and various groups and organizations…the Food Bank, Snowsuit Fund, Winchester Legion, CanHave, Operation Christmas Child, etc.
We end our year with a Christmas pot luck dinner and Worship Service. Once again our community friends and neighbours join us for a special start to our Christmas Season and the offering from this service goes to a group in our community.
We welcome all ladies to come and join us and enjoy our time together.
For information contact Libby Pelkey or Doris Baker.
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church choir is a dedicated, music-loving group of volunteers who attend practice and Sunday service faithfully each week. Through Christian joy and love the choir share their music with an appreciative and supportive congregation. New friends that would like to sing with us would be most welcome.