Upcoming Events and Notices
December: Highlands Festival Singers present “We Rise Again in Christmas Song”. This prerecorded Christmas concert is available for viewing online starting today. Tickets are $10 per household. To purchase, click here.
Sunday, December 19: Lessons and Carols service at Haliburton UC and online, featuring Advent music, readings and carol singing.
Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve: Haliburton Pastoral Charge Christmas Eve Online at 7 p.m. featuring Christmas carols, readings and guest artists. Access will open at 6:45 p.m. to give viewers time to tune in. To watch, go to Rev. Harry’s YouTube page. For viewing instructions, go to Watch Online.
Sunday, December 26 – Boxing Day: Regular services at all churches and online.
Sunday, January 2: Regular services at all churches and online.
Sunday, January 9: Epiphany Communion Services at all churches and online. Online viewers are invited to join us by having bread and juice or wine on hand.
Haliburton UC’s mission for December is Haliburton 4Cs Food Bank. For details about this organization and to learn how to donate, visit the HUC website’s Monthly Missions page.
Ongoing Events and Notices
Sundays: All HPC churches are open for Sunday services at their usual times. Online services continue at 11:15 a.m.
Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Minds in Motion at Haliburton UC. This Alzheimer Society program is designed for those with any form of memory loss and their care partners to enjoy guided physical activity and mental stimulation and to create new friendships. All are welcome. The eight-week program is $30 per couple. For details and to register call Jennifer at 705-748-5131 or email Jennifer.
Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Women to Women Bible Study. 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.
Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Online Scripture Study. This independent study group 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.
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.
Virtual Sunday School is on hiatus. 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
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.
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