Sunday, December 8 at Haliburton UC: Family Christmas / White Gift Service. Luncheon of soup and rolls follows. Please bring unwrapped toys or other items for tweens and teens, non-perishable food items or even money for the Haliburton 4Cs to help with their Christmas hampers. The “white gift” tradition began in 1903 when a small Methodist congregation gave white-covered gifts to people in need. The gifts were wrapped to ensure anonymity and so that they could be appreciated equally. Today we’re asked to leave items unwrapped to help 4Cs volunteers distribute them appropriately.
Sunday, December 8 at Haliburton UC: Tinsel and Tears – a “Blue Christmas” service for those experiencing grief and sorrow during the approach to Christmas, 2-4 pm in the Fellowship Room. This service is open to everyone. It is being prepared by representatives from various Christian denominations. There will be prayer, music and reflections followed by refreshments. Contact Garry Swagerman for more information 705-455-7467.
Wednesday, December 11 at Lochlin UC: Annual Old-fashioned Christmas Carol Sing-along at 7:30 p.m. Music by Rev. Harry, John Menzies, and “friends”. Hot cider and Christmas goodies following. Donations for Food Banks gratefully accepted. Everyone welcome!
Sunday, December 15 at Haliburton UC: “Come & Adore Him” Cantata by Haliburton United Church Choir at 11:15 a.m. Directed by Melissa Stephens.
Thursday, December 19: Carolling at seniors’ residences with Rev. Harry Morgan, followed by supper at Haliburton UC. Meet at 3:30 pm at Highland Wood, 7199 Gelert Road (at the Haliburton hospital).
Tuesday, December 24 at Haliburton UC: Joint service for the Pastoral Charge at 7:00 p.m. with Communion and special guest music artists.
Sunday, December 29 at Lochlin UC: Combined service for Ingoldsby UC and Lochlin UC. Singing at 9:00 am, service at 9:30 am.
Sunday, December 29 at Haliburton UC: Advent contemporary service at 11:15 am.
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