Haliburton Pastoral Charge churches are closed until at least February 11 in accordance with provincial requirements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Online services on Sundays will be held at 10:30 a.m. for the duration of the church closure. The services are recorded for later viewing. To learn how to watch online, visit the Watch Online page.
Sunday, January 31 at 1:30 p.m.: Haliburton UC Annual Meeting via Zoom. Participants can join via computer, tablet or phone. Zoom info and the meeting documents have been emailed. A draft of a new Mission Statement for the church was adopted by Session at its December 3 meeting, and will go to the congregation for approval at the annual meeting. To read the draft or to download a copy, go to the HUC website’s Mission Statement page.
Tuesday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m: Haliburton Pastoral Charge Congregational Annual General Meeting followed by the HPC Official Board Meeting, both via Zoom. Participants can join via computer, tablet or phone. Zoom info and the meeting documents will be emailed.
Sunday, February 21 at 10:30 a.m.: First Sunday of Lent Communion Service. Join us by having bread and juice (or wine) on hand.
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.: Online service. Access opens 15 minutes early to give viewers time to tune in. Visit the HPC website Watch Online page for details, or go to the channel directly through YouTube or by clicking the “Online Services” button on the Home page.
Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Scripture Study. This independent study group currently meets using the Haliburton UC Zoom feed. Participants pray with the reading for the day. There is no homework or preparation of the Sunday lectionary reading. It is an opportunity to dig deeper into the Bible, learning and sharing tools of Scripture study. Participants can attend as often as they like. To receive the meeting link, please email Jean Schicklin Tyler.
Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Women to Women Bible Study. Based at Haliburton UC, participants share their lives and concerns, pray together and study the Word using a simple study method. Currently meetings are held via Zoom. There’s no need to be on screen or to participate in discussions, and there is no homework. New participants are welcome. For more information email Lisa.
Haliburton UC’s monthly mission for January is SIRCH. If you’d like to donate to this mission, please do so by cheque or electronic funds transfer (EFT) to the church with Monthly Mission marked on your offering envelope or in the EFT “Message” box. Your support will be forwarded to the mission. To learn more, visit the Giving page.
Devotions: Go to haliburtonpastoralcharge.com/devotions for this new page featuring notes of encouragement for a strong foundation. You can follow us on the website to receive devotions, announcements and other communications by email. Just look for the “Follow us …” button at the bottom of the website page for details.
Virtual Sunday School: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering a virtual Sunday School program that will encourage kids in their faith. Materials are emailed to parents, grandparents or caregivers weekly and then we feature submitted photos of the children and their artwork during Sunday services. If you’re interested in participating, visit the Virtual Sunday School page.
Ways to give: To provide an offering to any of our churches, write a cheque to that church and mail it to:
Haliburton Pastoral Charge
PO Box 281
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Please ensure you have used the correct PO box number. Haliburton UC can also accept electronic funds transfers. For more details, go to the Giving page at haliburtonpastoralcharge.com or haliburtonuc.com.
HPC website: You can stay up to date on HPC happenings at haliburtonpastoralcharge.com.