Haliburton Pastoral Charge churches remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussions are under way about the possibility of the Haliburton and Lochlin churches reopening at the end of July if Ontario enters the proposed 3rd stage of reopening. If the churches reopen, the online service will move to 11:15 a.m.
Services are held online on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. when the churches are closed. Online 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. Please join us!
Events and Notices
Virtual Sunday School is now on summer break. Previous lessons and the Sunday School songs are available for download/singalongs on the Services page.
Haliburton UC’s monthly mission for July is Kawartha Youth Unlimited. 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.
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 youthunlimitedkaw.com or call Ian McIntosh at 905-429-8389.
Your Generosity Matters, a feature of the Mission & Service program of the United Church of Canada, shows how your contributions to the M&S fund are making a difference. You can view them by subscribing to our posts or visiting the Mission & Service page. To subscribe to receive these stories, our announcements and other communications by email, look for the “Follow us …” button at the bottom of the website 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.
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