Announcements – February 27, 2022

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: See details below.

Upcoming Events and Notices

Sundays: All HPC churches are currently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns. Online services continue at 11:15 a.m.

Friday, March 4: World Day of Prayer 2022. All are invited to join this ecumenical online worship service. The service was written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and has been prepared and adapted for use in Canada by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. For the Zoom link and other information, view the poster (a new page will open) or download the poster.

Sunday, March 6: Lochlin and Haliburton churches reopen for regular services. Ingoldsby remains closed for now. Online services continue at 11:15 a.m.

Sunday, March 6: Communion Services – First Sunday in Lent. Online viewers are invited to join us by having bread and juice or wine on hand.

Sunday, March 13: Daylight Saving Time begins. Clocks ‘spring forward’ one hour.

Lenten Season: 2nd Annual Haliburton County Stations of the Cross Tour. Dates TBA. Artwork and volunteers are needed to support this driving tour of Easter-related art installations. For details call Harry at the office at 705-457-1891.

Current Events and Notices

Monthly mission for February for Haliburton UC: Effect Hope (formerly The Leprosy Mission Canada). For details about this organization and to learn how to donate, visit the HUC website’s Monthly Missions page.

Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Online Scripture Study. This ecumenical study group meets using the Haliburton UC Zoom feed. The study uses a simple format of praying, reading the Sunday Gospel from the lectionary, listening for a word or phrase, sharing thoughts with the group and then acting on the reflection through the week. There is no homework nor study preparation. Please contact Jean Schlicklin Tyler by phone at 705-457-2214 or email Jean for the meeting link.

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.

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 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 via our posts or by visiting the Mission & Service page.

Devotions: To read notes of encouragement for a strong foundation, go to or view them via our posts.

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 Thank you!

HPC website: You can stay up to date on HPC happenings at