Announcements – August 8, 2021


Lochlin UC and Haliburton UC are open for Sunday services at their usual times of 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. respectively. Ingoldsby UC remains closed for now.

Online services are held Sundays at 11:15 A.M. when Haliburton UC is open for in-church services. Online access opens at 11 a.m. 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

August 9-13: Monarch Bible Camp at Haliburton UC, with pandemic protocols observed. Traditionally the church supports the camp with meals and billeting of the counsellors. If you are able to provide funds to support meal preparation or to billet a counsellor, or would like more information, please call the church office at 705-457-1891. For more information about the camp visit or call 705-887-3625.

Saturday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m.: Highlands Summer Festival presents Rock the Night Away, a free outdoor concert featuring ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll by Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band at the Head Lake Rotary Park Bandshell in Haliburton. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED under pandemic protocols in order to track attendance, which is limited to 186. Protocols will also be followed for seating spacing and more. Masks are required. Please bring your own chairs or blankets. Refreshments are available for purchase, but you are encouraged to bring your own beverages and snacks. Tickets are available online at: A review of Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band from The Morrisburg Leader can be read at:

Sunday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.: Highlands Summer Festival presents Rock the Night Away, free matinée and evening outdoor concerts. Please see the August 21 event above for details.

August 22 and 29: Harry will be on vacation. Lochlin UC will have guest ministers for the regular 10 a.m. in-church services. Haliburton UC will be closed, by decision of the church Elders. Ingoldsby UC remains closed. Online services will continue at 11:15 a.m. with new “premieres” (YouTube’s label for prerecorded videos); online access opens 15 minutes early. Haliburton UC will reopen on September 5 for regular 11:15 a.m. in-church services.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: Minds in Motion online via Zoom. *NOTE*: the program will move back to Haliburton UC on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. beginning on September 7. The eight-week program is $30 per couple. This Alzheimer Society program is 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 at 705-748-5131 or email Jennifer.

Haliburton UC’s monthly mission for August is Child Evangelism Fellowship. 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.

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 is on summer break. Previous lessons and the Sunday School songs are available for download/singalongs on the Services page.

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.

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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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