FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
Our guest minister this Sunday will be Rev. Christina Ng. Christina has been pastoring for 20 years. She obtained her Master of Divinity from Tyndale Seminary in 2003, and was ordained by CBOQ (Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec) in 2012. She is also a Certified Spiritual Director with a Doctor of Ministry degree in Spiritual Direction from Fuller Theological Seminary in California since 2019.
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:00 A.M.
Central United Church welcomes you to join our Worship Service Sunday mornings at 10:00 am. In worship we proclaim our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour; God’s word is read and preached, sacraments celebrated, faith sung and prayers offered.
Sunday services are also livestreamed (and recorded) through the Church website or you can join here. A copy of the bulletin for this Sunday’s Service is attached here.
This Sunday’s Scripture readings are 1 Kings 19:9-18, Romans 10:5-15 and Matthew 14:22-33. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.
FINANCE COMMITTEE UPDATE
For the 1st half of 2023, we are happy to report that offerings are about $7000 higher than budgeted! Rent and other interest income are $5000 higher than budgeted (due to additional rentals and higher interest rates).
However, expenses are $8000 over budget – some of that is just timing; however, there was also the need for an unbudgeted new insurance appraisal.
Bottom-line, for the first half, we had an operating surplus of $1,700 versus a projected deficit of $11,000! These solid results allowed us to approve a music conference for Sarah, as well as accelerate our search for a Sunday School lead.
Thank you for your continuing financial support of the Church! Let’s keep it up. Please see Scott Wetmore or Lindsay Duffield if you have any questions.
TREASURES OF ISRAEL & JORDAN
April 1 – 15, 2024
Rev. Clubine is very excited to be hosting this tour of the Holy Land — the cradle of Christianity. It is an unforgettable journey. The opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our faith ancestors adds another dimension to your understanding of scripture and will profoundly affect your spiritual life. Please join him on this special pilgrimage. For more information you can find a brochure here or contact Rev. Clubine at firstname.lastname@example.org or call #416-358-4924. To access an enrollment form click here.
The next information night is scheduled for Wed. Sept. 13th at 7:00 pm at Central United.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING & TIME OF FELLOWSHIP
You are welcome to join the Thursday prayer meeting tonight at 7:00 PM for a time of prayer and fellowship. The meeting is held using Google Meets technology.
Here are the details for those that wish to participate:
Access to Join from your PC, Tablet or Smartphone
Quick access by phone:
- Call: 1 587-977-6989
- When prompted press: 585 212 564#
- Then when prompted again press: # to enter the call
THE UPPER ROOM
Copies of the Upper Room September/October 2023 edition are now available. If you would like to receive a copy please let Sharlene Wilson-Bennett (email@example.com) know via email and she will be happy to get a copy to you. Please specify if you would like the small or large print copy and be sure to include your address. Alternatively, use the link below to get your copy online. https://upperroombooks.com/home-2/?cn-reloaded=1 (A donation of $2.00 – $4.00 would be greatly appreciated to help cover costs.
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Brian G. Holmes, father of Randy Holmes. Brian’s life was a testament to his enduring love for his family, his entrepreneurial spirit and his zest for life adventures.
He leaves to mourn his loss his 6 children, 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, who will forever hold his memory dear. He will be deeply missed by all of his family and friends.
Visitation will take place on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Dixon Garland Funeral Home, 166 Main St. North, Markham, Ont.
Brian’s Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 am here at Central United Church. The funeral service will also be live-streamed through the church website which can be accessed by clicking here. A Celebration of Life will take place following the church service at the Hilton Conference Center, 8500 Warden Avenue, Markham in the Zen Garden from 12:30 until 4:00 pm.
We are grateful for our Saviour’s promise to welcome Brian home with Him. Please remember Randy and Nancy and the members of Brian’s family in your prayers.
Link to Obituary Notice
Should you become aware of any illness, bereavement, hospitalization, etc., among people of our church, please notify the church office as soon as possible.
If you would like a pastoral visit, please contact Rev. Clubine at the church office 905.474.0183 or mobile office 416.358.4924 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to help you stay connected so if you happen to be wondering “who’s doing what” in terms of duties, the list for this week is below….
August 20th, 2023
LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Lindsay Duffield
POWER POINT: Henry Wong
GREETER: Cynthia Yee
WORSHIP HOST: Cynthia Yee
LEMONADE ON THE LAWN: Ann Vernon
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sharon Gayman Laird