A few reminders for this week Feb. 24 – Mar. 1, 2020

Mark Your Calendars…

Thanks to the efforts of the Decorating Committee and volunteers, Easter baskets will be delivered again this year to our shut-ins during Holy Week. Donations in support of this project are appreciated. Please mark an envelope “FLOWERS” with your name and if donating in memory of a loved one, their name as well. Please place the envelope on the offering plate by Palm Sunday (April 5th). Dedications will be put in the announcements on Easter Sunday. Envelopes are available on the table outside the sanctuary. If you are able to help with the delivery of these baskets please contact Maureen Dudley at [email protected] or #905-474-0092.

Week 2 – Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Light Dinner: 6:00 pm / Study: 7:00 – 8:15 pm
The study for week 2 on RightNow Media is Talking with God, Video 1 – Crazytown by Adam Weber. You can find this video once you have logged on to RightNow Media and navigate to “Libraries” where you will search for Central United Church. Listed under Central United Church you will find “Central United Church Lenten Study 2020” and within that you will find 1) Lords Prayer by Joe Boyd, 2) Talking with God by Adam Weber and 3) How to Talk to God by Ed Young. For this week’s study you will click on Talking with God and then choose Session 1 – Crazytown. The video is approximately 20 minutes long. If you have yet to enroll in the RightNow Media service, just send Sharlene an email at [email protected] with RightNow Media in the subject line and she will set you up.

During the season of Lent, our congregation traditionally supports a particular outreach project and has been very generous in their support. This year’s project is “The Yellow Brick House”. The Yellow Brick House provides a safe and secure place for women and children escaping domestic violence in York Region. Financial donations will be accepted throughout the season of Lent up to and including Easter Sunday. Simply mark your offering envelope “YBH”. Cheques are payable to Central United Church. Coin is also accepted – just drop it down the “pipe” in the narthex. This Sunday a representative from Yellow Brick House will speak to us during the service and will be available to answer any questions you may have after the service.

Markham-Unionville Ministerial
“Discipleship – Our Walk With God”
Listed below are the Lenten Services taking place over the next several Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm as we join together in preparing for Easter.
March 8th
St. Justin Martyr Parish
3898 Highway No. 7 East, Unionville
“The Cost of Discipleship”
Fr. John Pak

March 15th
St. Philip’s-on-the-Hill Anglican
9400 Kennedy Rd., Unionville
“The Mark of Discipleship”
Rev. Peter Ma

March 22nd
Wideman Mennonite Church
10530 Highway 48, Markham
“The Way of Discipleship”
Rev. Katherine Selby

March 29th
Rhenish Church of Canada
2667 Bur Oak Ave., Markham
“The Mandate of Discipleship”
Rev. Canon Nicole Skinner

Movie Night on Friday March 13th @ 7:30 pm – “Overcomer,” a Christian movie asking “what will you allow to define you?” will be shown at Central United, as part of radio station LIFE 100.3‘s movie tour.  Please extend this news with your friends and invite them too!

The UCW will be making their pies again this year. Order sheets have been posted on the bulletin board and the deadline for pre-orders is March 8th. The cost per pie is $12.00 with a maximum of two pies per order. Pies will be available for pick-up after worship service on March 15th. We are also looking for any volunteers who are able to help out, your help would be greatly appreciated.

The SILENT AUCTION returns to the Church’s Roast Beef Dinner.  Do you have a donation for the auction?  Popular bidding items include services you can offer to others (make your signature food dish, host a lunch/dinner/games night in your home, do something to help someone else – be a driver, house sitter, etc).  Funds raised will be directed to the repair/replacement of the front of Church sidewalk and step.  Please share details of your auction donations with Ruth Duffield 416-357-1861 or [email protected]

Our Annual Roast Beef dinner is being held on Saturday, April 25th. Tickets are available from the church office, Don Thomson or Linda Patterson. The cost is $25.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Please consider where your talents could be best used to make this evening a success. Sign up sheets are located on the bulletin board just outside the Friendship Room.

Communion Servers are needed for the following dates: Palm Sunday – April 5th, Maundy Thursday – April 9th and Easter Sunday – April 12th. Sign up sheets are posted on the bulletin board if you are able to help out.

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….

March 8, 2020
GOSPEL READER: Alastair McCallum (John 3:1-17)
POWER POINT: Serag Gadelrab
GREETER: Vicki Carson
COFFEE HOUR: Outreach Committee
Scripture Readings….

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

March 15, 2020
Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42