Announcements for Sunday, December 2

Pastoral Charge

Upcoming Gospel Readings

Dec 9: Luke 3:1-6
Dec 16: Luke 3:7-18
Dec 23: Luke 1:39-45
Dec 30: Luke 2:41-52

Readings are subject to change.

Join us Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 at Lochlin Church for our annual Old Fashioned Christmas Carol Sing Along. Music by Rev. Harry, John Menzies, and “friends”. Hot cider and Christmas goodies following. Donations for Food Banks gratefully accepted. Everyone welcome! 

Christmas Eve Service:  There will be one service at Haliburton at 7:00 pm.  Please join with us for worship and communion.


The “Highlands Festival Singers” directed by Melissa Stephens celebrate the arrival of the Christmas Season with “Deck the Halls with Songs and Laughter”. A fun concert featuring the lighter side of Christmas music Sunday, Dec 2 at 3:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Haliburton United Church; $15 General Admission. Tickets available at CRANBERRY COTTAGE, Haliburton, MINDEN PHARMASAVE, Minden, or by calling 705 457 4916.

Light in the Darkness – A “Blue Christmas” Service for those experiencing grief and sorrow during the approach to Christmas, Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm Lakeside Baptist Church Library, Haliburton.

Ingoldsby UC

Ladies’ Afternoon Bible Study & Fellowship – Mondays at 1:30 p.m.

If you know of anyone in need of a card or visit please call the church office at 705-457-1891.

Lochlin UC

Bible Study on Wednesdays at Janice Carr’s at 1:00 p.m.      

If you know of anyone in need of a card or visit please call the church office at 705-457-1891.

Haliburton UC

44th and final Christmas in Carnarvon Wednesday, December 5th at 7 pm. You must go early to get a seat and bring a story, poem or short skit (as a group from Haliburton) that will have everyone laughing.  Donations for the food bank gratefully accepted.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Come out on Thursday, December 6th at 9:30 to help decorate the church for Christmas.  Many hands make light work. It will take approximately 2 – 3 hours.

December 9 will be our Children’s Christmas Presentation followed by a light lunch. Please see sign up sheet for sandwiches, pickles and cheese. Mary McKee and Cheryle Russell will prepare soup and cake for the occasion.

White Gift Sunday Dec 9th. Please bring unwrapped toys or other items for tweens and teens, non-perishable food items or even money for the 4Cs to help with their Christmas hampers.

Stewardship and Mission Offering:  The extra monthly Mission for December is 4Cs. We thank you for your support and ask that you mark your envelope when giving to this extra mission. Take note of the Stewardship and Mission bulletin board in the foyer. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Bible studies:

For a time of study, prayer and fellowship, please join us:

  • Tuesdays: Women to Women Bible Study in the library from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. All women are welcome to join us at any time. For info call the office 705-457-1891.
  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study in the library 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Library: The library is open during office hours except when being used for meetings. The librarian is available Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. to help in choosing a book, DVD or teaching material (holidays excluded).

Coffee is available every Sunday before church in the foyer outside of the Fellowship Room.  All are welcome to partake and enjoy!

Need a card sent to a church family member of Haliburton United? Call the office at 705-457-1891 or Jane at 705-457-1715.


Harry’s messages online: Missed a Sunday? Want to hear a message again? Harry’s messages are videotaped at the Haliburton United Church service and posted online. To access the video links go to the Messages page.


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