A few reminders for this week Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, 2021

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
Their admiration was unbounded, and they said, ‘Everything he does is good, he makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.’ (Mark 7:37, Revised New Jerusalem Bible). In this election season most political candidates would love to read such an uplifting news report said about them after a campaign stop. Of course, this was said of Jesus during his days of ministry. People were blown away by his ‘sheer goodness.’ Yes, the marvel of curing deafness and enabling the mute to speak stand out, but it is much more than this. It is in his character, in everything he touches, in what and how he speaks—there is just something about Jesus—‘Everything he does is good!’ This word translated ‘good’ is also used to mean ‘beautiful, profitable, excellent, choice, select, honorable;’ you get the picture. This is why I love the RNJB translation that characterizes peoples’ response as, “their admiration was unbounded.” The joy is that Jesus is among us today and we too can experience his goodness.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
We have now moved into Step 3 of the “RoadMap to Reopen”. In this new phase there are no percentage capacity limits, but physical distancing and masks are still required. To view the guidelines at Central United, please click here.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING & TIME OF FELLOWSHIP
Please come and join the Thursday prayer meeting tonight at 7:00 pm. After the prayer time we have some time for fellowship to allow us to catch up with each other a little. The meeting is held using the Zoom technology. Please join 10 minutes before the 7:00 PM start time.
Here are the details for those that wish to participate:
Access to Join Zoom Meeting from your PC, Tablet or Smartphone
  1. Copy this address into your web browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8925458525 or click here
  2. If you are joining with the Zoom App the Meeting ID is: 892 545 8525 (Note that you can also download the Zoom Application and use the Meeting ID to join)
 
Quick access by phone:
  1. Call: 647 374-4685
  2. When prompted press: 892 545 8525 #
  3. Then when prompted again press: # to enter the call
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP, September 5th
Sunday’s service will be available to watch via livestreaming at 10:00 am and is recorded for later viewing, through the Church website. To watch live or view a recording later, go to the Church website, scroll down and click on Central United’s Live Stream Page or click here. A copy of the bulletin for this Sunday’s Service is attached here.
We suggest, for joining the live stream, that you tune in early. You are encouraged to have your bible handy and please note that the text of this Sunday’s Sermon will be available on our Church website prior to Service time. This Sunday’s Scripture readings are Isaiah 35:4-7a, James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 and Mark 7:24-37. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
Please join us each week and spread this good word. Share our streaming information with family and friends, and via your extended social network, hopefully, more and more people will hear about our live stream services and join in each week.
 
ONLINE DONATIONS
Donations for the work of Central United Church can be made online.
  • You can donate to Central United by clicking here:
  • You can continue to specify how you want your donation to be allocated by either selecting the appropriate category on the website or by typing in your choice in the MESSAGE box.
  • Donation receipts will be issued directly by Canada Helps, so there is no need to include your envelope number.
  • If you have any questions, email [email protected].
In addition to the online donation option, your church offerings can also be mailed to the church.
AN INVITATION FROM DOUG AND MARTHA STIRLING
We are inviting you, our church family, to watch the wedding of our daughter, Robin, to Brandon Sharma. The service will be broadcast live on Central’s Youtube channel (the same location as our Sunday services) on Saturday, September 11th at 3 pm. Or click here to join Central United Church – Unionville, Ontario – YouTube. We are happy for you to share in this wonderful event in the life of our family!
RETURNING THIS FALL: Small Groups Bible Study!
“The Book of James” by Francis Chan
October 17 – November 25
Stay tuned for more details!
BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP at CENTRAL
BEGINNING in SEPTEMBER
Central is pleased to continue offering the Bible Study Fellowship for men beginning Monday September13th. https://www.bsfinternational.org/
This year the study is on the Gospel of Matthew. We will again be meeting virtually Monday evenings at 7 PM over Zoom.
 
This is open to all men in the community, not just those from Central. Please consider it and also invite others to look into it. The same program for Women and Youth is also available locally. Please contact Doug Stirling ([email protected] or 905 471-2604) if you would like more information or to sign up. 
 
PASTORAL CARE
Should you become aware of any illness, bereavement, hospitalization, etc., among people of our church, please notify the church office as soon as possible.
During this time of limitations on in-person visits, Rev. Dr. James Clubine is available for a telephone or video conference pastoral ‘visit’ and prayer. If you would like to book a visit, please contact Rev. Clubine at the church office 905.474.0183×228 or mobile office 416.358.4924 or by email [email protected]
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SCRIPTURE READINGS
If you are interested in reading ahead a little, below are the readings for next week.

September 12th 2021
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 116:1-9
James 3:1-12
Mark 8:27-38