A few reminders for this week June 26 to July 2, 2023


…the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23) The free gift of God is Jesus Christ. God gives us what we need—eternal life—by giving us himself. Believers  find the experience of release from sin’s grip through relationship with Jesus Christ, through the Spirit he gives us. One Scottish preacher spoke of this as the expulsive power of a new affection. It is akin to the way our love for someone is such that we don’t want to disappoint them—such love pushes us to jettison things from our lives things that would disappoint and do things that please. As we apprehend more and more of the love of Jesus for us; the depths of the love of the God who loves in freedom; an affection grows where we love the things of God and our true human nature emerges.


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 Jeremiah 28:5-9; Romans 6:12-23 and Matthew 10:40-42. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.



With Lemonade on the Lawn in full swing we are still looking for a few more volunteers to assist with set up, pouring and clean up each week through to the end of August. Sign up sheets are located on the bulletin board outside the Friendship room in the Narthex. Thank you for supporting this outdoor fellowship following worship services.


Please check your calendars and commit to a week or two that will work for you! If you have any questions you may contact Kathy Hoy by email at kathyhoy5@gmail.com. Your service to the church will be appreciated by all!



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


Copies of the Upper Room July/August 2023 edition are now available. If you would like to receive a copy please let Sharlene Wilson-Bennett (admin@centralunitedchurch.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.


Donations to support Central United’s Mission can be made in the following ways:


·        PAR – the easiest and least costly option – your recurring donation is automatically made each month – no cheques, no cash, no forgetting. See Sharlene in the Church Office for the PAR sign-up form.


·        INTERAC e-Transfer – our new and cost effective option. Simply e-Transfer your donation to finance@centralunitedchurch.com from your bank account. Note your Name and Fund allocation (ie: Local, Capital etc.) in the Message field.


·        Canada Helps – via the “Donate Now” button on our website (click here). Note the Fund allocation via the “Fund drop down field” or “Message” field. Note: Donation receipts are issued directly by Canada Helps. This is the MOST expensive option for the Church. PAR or INTERAC e-Transfer are preferred.


·        Traditional Way – at Sunday Services, drop-off or mail to CUC.


If you have any questions, email finance@centralunitedchurch.com.


The Church needs to place an order for 2024 donor envelopes shortly. This is a $500 annual expenditure. However, we incur no costs if you donate via PAR or INTERAC. No checks, no cash, no bother!

The Finance Committee encourages donors to switch to one of these lower cost donation options. If you do not require donor envelopes for 2024, please let Sally Sandiford (sally_sandiford@hotmail.com) know by July 3rd.

Thank you for your support.


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 2nd, 2023



GREETER: Cynthia Yee


LEMONADE ON THE LAWN: Wally & Sandra Phair

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sharon Gayman Laird



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

July 9th, 2023

Zechariah 9:9-12

Psalm 145:8-14

Romans 7:15-25a

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30