A few reminders for this week Dec. 27 – Jan. 2, 2021

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. (Isaiah 60:1) The gospel is the announcement that ‘your light has come.’ The gospel isn’t a story about us humans reaching out for God. It is that story of God’s incursion into our world and reaching out to us. The gospel story is the grand narrative of God that starts with Adam and Eve, continues in the promise made through Abraham, shines through God giving his people the law through Moses ever marching forward to its culmination in Jesus Christ. In Jesus Christ, ‘your light has come.’ The beginning of the year of our Lord 2022 is close at hand. As you navigate both its potential and challenges the light that is Jesus Christ goes before you. Look to him and he will guide your way. Keep our Lord and the worship of him at the centre of your life; his light will shine the way.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP
We continue in Step 3 of the “RoadMap to Reopen”. In this 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
The weekly Thursday prayer meeting will resume on Thursday, January 6th at 7:00 pm.
ONLINE SUNDAY WORSHIP, January 2nd
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 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, and Matthew 2:1-12. 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.
VIEWING OF LIVE STREAMED CHURCH SERVICES
 
If you would like to watch our Church services on Sunday, any time after the 10:00 am start of the livestreamed service, you may do so by logging onto YOUTUBE directly and searching for Central United Church Unionville. You should then have access to the most current service (as well as past services) immediately. If you wish to continue to watch the service through the MEDIA portion of our church website, please note that the service will only be available there approximately 24 hours after the live streamed service was posted.
 
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.
 
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.
If you would like to book a pastoral 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.

January 9th 2022
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22