A few reminders for this week May 29 to June 4, 2023


According to the creation story in Genesis, the Spirit of God swept over a formless void. (Genesis 1:1-2) The word translated ‘swept’ also means to ‘hover’ or ‘brood.’ In God’s creative activity this formless void or chaos gets ordered; morning and evening, seas and dry land in their place, vegetation of every kind, seasons and a great light for the day and lesser lights for the night, and finally a beautiful garden for human habitation. When the Spirit of God sweeps into our lives or hovers over us the purpose is to bring order. Recall what the Apostle teaches are the fruit of the Spirit in our lives; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23) These are the things that bring order to our lives, goodness and blessing. This is how you recognize the work of God’s Spirit.


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 Genesis 1:1-5; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Matthew 28:16-20. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.


Sunday June 4th 11:30 – 1:30 PM


In conjunction with the Unionville Festival, Central United will be holding an open house/hymn sing following worship service this Sunday June 4th beginning at 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM. If you are interested in participating, please advise the music director Sarah Wyse and if you have a favourite hymn request you can submit that to Sarah as well at sarahbwyse@gmail.com and she’ll do her best to include it.


For this Sunday’s service, due to the Unionville Festival there will be a number of road closures. Main Street from Carlton Road South to the bypass and west on Fred Varley Drive to Fonthill Blvd. will be closed, so you will not be able to get to the church coming from North of Highway #7. You can only gain access from the south end.



With summer just around the corner we have begun Lemonade on the Lawn running through to the end of August. If you can assist please contact Sharlene in the church office at admin@centralunitedchurch.com and let her know which Sunday’s you’d be available to help. Or if you prefer, sign up sheets are also located on the bulletin board outside the Friendship room in the Narthex and you can sign up there.


The only way this can happen is if you, our congregation supports this by signing up for the weeks you are able to assist with set up, pouring and clean up each week. This is a very easy task as all supplies will be available at the church. 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


Please feel welcome and encouraged to participate in a short time of prayer Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the Friendship Room. We gather together to pray for the upcoming worship service, our congregation and our community.


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.


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….

June 4th, 2023

LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Lindsay Duffield

POWER POINT: Serag Gadelrab

GREETER: Wilma Inkpen


LEMONADE ON THE LAWN: Jake & Marlene Thiessen / Scott and Marjorie Wetmore



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

June 11th, 2023

Hosea 5:15-6:6

Psalm 50:7-15

Romans 4:13-25

Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26