A few reminders for this week Feb. 8 – Feb. 14, 2021

FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK
Dr. Victor Shepherd will be our Guest Minister this Sunday. Dr. Shepherd is part of the Core Faculty of Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology and Professor Emeritus of Theology, Tyndale University. Ordained in 1970, Victor has served pastorates in New Brunswick and Ontario. Victor and his wife Maureen live in Mississauga, they have two daughters and five grandchildren. 
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Sunday, Feb. 14th at 1:00pm
Our AGM is being held this year via Zoom technology. Joining details are below. You can find a copy of the Annual Report here. Please have it available for the meeting.
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CENTRAL UNITED IN-PERSON WORSHIP SUSPENDED
Under the current York Region lockdown due to Covid-19, Central United Church is continuing it’s livestreaming of Sunday Services, but in-person worship services are on hold until the end of lockdown. We will keep you posted as to when in-person services will resume.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we endeavor to work together to make our worship both safe and meaningful during this unusual time.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
LENT BIBLE STUDY – “Discipleship Explored”
Small groups will again be presenting a Lenten Series via Zoom technology. The title is Discipleship Explored by Barry Cooper based on the book of Philippians. It will start Wednesday, March 24th and run for 5 weeks, take a break for Easter week then run the next 3 weeks April 7 – 21. Watch for the Zoom details in the church announcements the week prior to the start date.
WEEKLY PRAYER MEETING & TIME OF FELLOWSHIP
February 11th, 2021 at 7:00 pm
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, February 14th
This Sunday’s service will be available to watch via live streaming 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 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mark 9:2-9. 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.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE, February 17th at 7:30 pm
Ash Wednesday Service will be available to watch via live streaming at 7:30 pm 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 Service is attached here.
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.
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.

Feb. 21st 2021
Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-10
1 Peter 3:18-22
Mark 1:9-15