Greetings one and all — 
South Huron Community Choirs 
December 2020

This will be a Christmas to remember - and a year that will be hard to forget. It's hard not to sing and share the joy of music. Just recently, I listened on line to the RCCO's 93rd annual Christmas Carol service from Metropolitan United in London (you can find it on You Tube). I was amazed to hear Katy Clark sing Handel's He shall feed his flock — one of my favourite pieces, while wearing a mask. Her voice was crystal clear and the solo rendered so movingly. Paul Grambo and Carmen Specht, the two other soloists, also sang, so beautifully, wearing masks. 

We want to let you know that your Board of Directors are being diligent during this away time and looking forward to when its safe to be back together again. We hope you were able to participate in our very successful Christmas fundraiser and have a plant or an arrangement to brighten your home. It was a wonderful way to remind our community of our presence. We want to encourage you to connect with each other over the phone, to keep in touch and offer encouragement. For some these isolating times can be more challenging than for others.

When we were first married, My wife and I lived in Thompson Manitoba (that's north of the 56th parallel), the company town of International Nickel. Our first five Christmas' were spent away from our families. And for both of us who had deep family Christmas traditions, there were tears. We had major adjustments to make, new traditions to invent, and new friends who like us were far from home who helped us make memories. 


This Christmas will be similar to our beginnings. We will be alone. away from our children and grandchildren but we will have zoom meetings with them, perhaps over a meal or around the gift giving. We will share some laughter and most of all we will sing some of our favourite carols. It's important for us to be safe so that next Christmas will be all the more special. 

Someone has said "The first Christmas was pretty simple. Its okay if yours is too-. We want to wish you a Merin Christmas and Happy Holidays. As Vera Lynn sang "We will meet again...some sunny day". 

John Henderson. Vice-President with all the Board Members 

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Thank you to everyone who purchased poinsettias, planters, mixed greens and wreaths. We are overwhelmed with the wonderful support we received from not only the South Huron Community but also surrounding communities making this a very successful Christmas Fundraiser. May the plant or arrangement help brighten your home this Christmas Season.

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Orders must be completed by Friday, November 13.
Pickups (tbd) on Tuesday, December 1
Exeter United Church.

Are you thinking about what Christmas will be like during this pandemic year?

With the South Huron Community Choirs being unable to have rehearsals, there won't be any concerts this Christmas.

The South Huron Community Choirs can help brighten your Christmas during these social distancing times. No need to go shopping for poinsettias, winter planters, mixed greenery ,outdoor wreaths – let us do the walking for you.

We have teamed up again this year with Huron Ridge Greenhouses.  You can purchase Christmas decorating items from the convenience of your own home and have them delivered right to your doorstep.

It is that easy and simple. See the attachment of the different varieties of items you can choose from to purchase (prices are on the black and white sheet).

- Deadline for ordering is Friday November 13th(yup… that’s right Friday the 13th)

- delivery date is December 1st…..

Don’t delay, give Ruth Petersen a call 519-235-1778 to place an order or if you have questions.

It is our way of bringing peace, joy and gratefulness into homes this Christmas season.

Thank you for your continuing support with our Fundraisers.

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