***Haliburton Pastoral Charge churches remain closed for now. 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.***
Friday, March 26 to Sunday, April 4: 1st Annual Haliburton County Stations of the Cross Tour. Haliburton churches invite you to tour outdoor installations of local art in and around Haliburton Village representing the story of Jesus’ journey to the cross. For details, tour guide and map visit mylakeside.ca/sochaliburton.
Friday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m.: Good Friday Service. ONLINE ONLY. Program prepared by Melissa Stephens.
Sunday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m.: Easter Communion Service. ONLINE ONLY. Join us for Communion 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.
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.
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.
Minutes for Mission, a feature of the Mission and Service program of the United Church of Canada, are posted on and from haliburtonpastoralcharge.com. Learn how your contributions to the M&S fund are making a difference by subscribing to our posts or read the stories on the Mission & Service page. To subscribe to receive these Minutes, our announcements and other communications by email, look for the “Follow us …” button at the bottom of the website page.
Haliburton UC’s monthly mission for March is H.A.V.E. – Help A Village Effort. 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 or subscribe to our posts to read notes of encouragement for a strong foundation. To subscribe to receive devotions, announcements and other communications by email, look for the “Follow us …” button at the bottom of the website 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
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0
Please ensure you have used the correct PO box number. Haliburton UC also supports electronic funds transfers and PAR (pre-authorized remittance). 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.