A few reminders for this week June 8 – June 14, 2020

the life of your church….!

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans gives us a vision of what Paul thought he was trying to achieve by his Apostolic labours. Paul believed that it was his vocation, rooted in Israel’s scriptures, to announce that the promises and purposes of Israel’s God had been fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Indeed, Romans provides a syllabus of topics to expound. However, if this book were to be summarized and put on a banner at the front of the church, it might read, as one theologian suggested; “God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.” The Lectionary epistle readings in the coming summer months are taken from Paul’s letter to the Romans and will be the focus of our summer sermons at Central. This coming Sunday we begin the series probing this text—”But God proves his love for us.”
June 11th, 2020 at 7:00 pm
A reminder that you are invited to join in the Thursday Prayer Meeting at 7:00 PM. This week, for those that are interested, we will be adding a time of fellowship after the prayer time. This will allow us some fellowship and time 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
This past week the Ontario Government stated, regarding the reopening of houses of worship, that Faith is a source of comfort and an important aspect of the lives of many people across Ontario.,” and that “all places of worship in Ontario will also be permitted to open with physical distancing in place and attendance limited to no more than 30 per cent of the building capacity to ensure the safety of worshippers.”
Church Leadership is working on plans for this reopening process in accordance with these government guidelines. Please stay tuned for details. Our plan includes continuing the livestreaming of our Sunday worship as permanent part of the ministry of Central United Church.
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 Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7, Romans 5:1-8 and Matthew 9:35-10:8. 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.
Your Worship Committee has organized a special donation memorial fund on behalf of Valerie Clubine. As a lasting beautification project for our sanctuary, the purchase of 14 gel filled candelabra candles has been prepared in her memory. Valerie’s faith, commitment and passion to beautify environments was her essence. Therefore we felt that this fitting tribute of permanent candle illumination would be lovely way to honour her memory.
If you wish to contribute, please indicate ”CANDLES” on your memorial donation.
Thank you and blessings to all.
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 finance@centralunitedchurch.com.
In addition to the online donation option, your church offerings can also be mailed to the church.
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 to 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 jclubine@centralunitedchurh.com.

If you are interested in reading ahead a little, below are the readings for next week…..
June 21st, 2020
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
Romans 6:1b-11
Matthew 10:24-39:8