A few reminders for this week July 10 to July 16, 2023


… so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and succeed in the thing for which I sent it. (Isaiah 55:11) On Wednesday, May 17, 2023 a 1,100-year-old Hebrew Bible, one of the world’s oldest surviving biblical manuscripts, sold for $38 million at auction in New York. The Codex Sassoon, a leather-bound, handwritten parchment volume containing a nearly complete Hebrew Bible, was purchased and donated to ANU Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv. Do you think the purchaser overpaid for this Bible? Is it possible to overpay for this book? Can you put a price on the word that goes out of the mouth of God that will never return empty but accomplishes that which God purposes and will succeed in the thing for which he sent it? When you pick up a Bible to read you hold a truly priceless treasure in your hand.


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 we will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion.


This Sunday’s Scripture readings are Isaiah 55:10-13; Romans 8:1-11 and Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.


July 15th – Unionville Bandstand

A Christian Music Festival will be taking place this Saturday, July 15th at the Bandstand on Main St. Unionville. Music starts at 3:00 pm and runs until 9:30 pm. All are welcome to join in the festivities. For a complete list of the music schedule click here.


Below is the pulpit announcement from the July 2nd service by Chair of Council, Mark Ono.

“As your Council Chair, I am pleased to let you know that at a full in person Council meeting last Wednesday, Doug Stirling, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee, along with some of its members, presented to Council the final findings and recommendations of the Strategic Planning Committee. After a detailed discussion of the report, a motion was passed by a unanimous vote of council to accept the report as tabled. They did an excellent job in gathering feedback from many sources, which we will let you know in the coming weeks, and especially from the surveys, interviews, and focus groups from you all. It is Council ‘s intent that we will start to share such information over the coming weeks with a full congregational meeting in September to go through the rationale of the Strategic Planning group and their findings and recommendations.

Let me just say that their direction was guided by you all who expressed a willingness to change and the discernment of God’s will.

Stay tuned.”


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 jclubine@centralunitedchurch.com or call #416-358-4924. To access an enrollment form click here.

Information nights are scheduled for Wed. August 16th and Wed. Sept. 13th at 7:00 pm at Central United.



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



1.  We have a new low cost method of donating to Central United via  INTERAC e-Transfer. Simply E-Transfer from your bank app or website) your donation to finance@centralunitedchurch.com. Note your Name and Fund allocation (ie: Local, Capital etc.) in the Message field.


2. Also we need to place an order for 2024 donor envelopes shortly. This is a $500 annual expenditure. We can avoid this expense by switching our donations to the lowest cost PAR or INTERAC methods.  


To cancel your need for 2024 envelopes, please advise Sally Sandiford (sally_sandiford@hotmail.com) by Monday, July 17th. To sign-up for PAR (automatic monthly donations), please see Sharlene in the Church Office anytime.


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 jclubine@centralunitedchurch.com.


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….

July 16th, 2023



GREETER: Cynthia Yee


LEMONADE ON THE LAWN: Henry Wong & Cynthia Yee

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sharon Gayman Laird



If you are interested in reading ahead a little, below are the readings for next week.

July 23rd, 2023

Isaiah 44:6-8

Psalm 86:11-17

Romans 8:12-25

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43