Haliburton Pastoral Charge churches remain closed for now following the provincial shutdown. 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.
Today 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.
NEW: Minutes for Mission, a feature of the Mission and Service program of the United Church of Canada, will be posted on and from haliburtonpastoralcharge.com beginning in February. Watch for these monthly stories about how your contributions to the M&S fund are making a difference. This month we spotlight “A Fresh Start for Aria”.
Haliburton UC’s monthly mission for February is effect:hope – The Leprosy Mission Canada. 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 also supports electronic funds transfers and pre-authorized withdrawals. 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.