Announcements – May 16, 2021

Haliburton Pastoral Charge churches remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please join us online.

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.

May 9 to June 20: Formula for Success Baby Bottle Campaign for the Pregnancy Care & Family Support Centre. This campaign accounts for more than 25% of annual funding. During the pandemic, needs have increased and the campaign has gone virtual. You can donate by credit card at (click on Donate Now) or by cheque payable to PC&FSC mailed to Box 1143, Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0. To donate by e-transfer, send funds to for automatic deposit. Please include your mailing address in the message. If you have been filling an actual bottle over the past year, please call the centre at 705-457-4673 for pick-up.

Sunday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m.: Pentecost Sunday Communion Service. ONLINE ONLY. Join us for Communion by having bread and juice or wine on hand.

May is Manse Month for the Haliburton Pastoral Charge. The upkeep of the manse is the responsibility of all three churches in the charge. Each year in May, the Manse Committee asks the churches to contribute to the Manse Fund. If you are able to do so, please place your donation with your offering and mark it Manse Fund. For details on how to send in your donation, visit the Giving page.

Support for online music lessons by Youth Unlimited: YU helps youths learn to play a new instrument and learn the message of Jesus. Each youth involved is currently paying half of the $300 cost for 10 lessons. Please consider donating $150 or providing a bursary of the full cost for a youth who does not have the means. Be sure to indicate “Music Lesson Support” for your donation. For more information and to donate go to or call Ian McIntosh at 905-429-8389.

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. Lessons can also be found on the Services page along with the Sunday School song.

Haliburton UC’s monthly mission for May is Tearfund. 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.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: The Alzheimer Society’s Minds in Motion program, which operated at Haliburton UC before the pandemic, is moving online via Zoom. It’s designed for those with any form of memory loss and their care partners to enjoy guided physical activity, mental stimulation and the chance to create new friendships with others living with similar experiences. All are welcome to join in the fun; there is no diagnosis needed. For details and to register call Jennifer Stubbert at 705-748-5131 or email Jennifer.

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 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Women to Women Bible Study. *NOTE NEW TIME* Based through 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 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.

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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
Box 281
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 or

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