The 190th anniversary of the Aylmer United Church
Congratulations and best wishes, Aylmer, on the 190th anniversary of Aylmer United Church. It stands at the entrance to the old village, a welcoming sight that upholds generations-old truths about how to live together.
Every week when I open the Bulletin, I look to see 'What's On' at the church. I hate to miss one of their suppers because you never know what old acquaintance will be amongst the loving faces.
What Rev. Susan Butler-Jones said in her interview in last week's Bulletin about the values upheld by Algonquin grandfathers interested me because they show continuity with the problems of environment and renewal that challenge us here today.
When I attend a service, I look for newcomers because I like to greet them in the same friendly way I was greeted by two motherly women in hats in 1974. Shortly after we moved into our house in the Pilon project we found a horseshoe buried in the driveway. I think it might have belonged to Robert Kenny, a founder of the Aylmer United Church who farmed on this property.
Gatineau / Aylmer