A few reminders for this week Nov. 20 to Nov. 26, 2023


Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. (Revelation 21:1) In the study we have been doing on the great story the Bible tells, the salvation narrative that God is writing in order to have a people for himself, we have come to the final piece, the conclusion, so to speak; the book of Revelation. But it really isn’t a conclusion but the beginning of what is next. In C.S. Lewis’ book The Last Battle he wrote, “all their life in this world … had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning chapter one of the great story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.”



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 Revelation 22:1-5, 16-17, Ephesians 1:15-23 and Matthew 25:31-46. You can also find a daily scripture message at the top of our website.


Once again your Decorating Committee will be enhancing the sanctuary and vestibule with Advent and Christmas decor. If you would like to make a small donation in memory of a loved one these names will be included in our announcements. Please make these donations payable to Central United Church and include the name of your loved ones. Some fresh seasonal arrangements will be a part of the decor.

Anyone who would like to contribute their talents and join the decorating committee and friends on Thursday, November 30th at 10:00 am are most welcome.


On behalf of Union Villa Auxillary, you are invited to attend their Holiday Bazaar being held this Saturday, November 25th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at Central United Church. Net proceeds from the Bazaar will support Union Villa long-term care resident programs. If you’d like additional information, please call 905-477-2822 Ext. 4270.


Our Annual Comfort Service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3rd at 7:00 pm. This service is offered to those who have experienced loss of a loved one and is a good opportunity to reach out to our congregation and community at large. All are welcome to attend and please invite family and friends who may benefit from such a service.


Central United Church will be part of this year’s Unionville Main Street Olde Time Christmas parade on Saturday, December 9th at 6:30 pm. Members of the choir and anyone else interested can join in walking down Main Street in the Parade, singing carols. 

We will also be resuming our well attended Carol Sing at the church running from approximately 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Anyone who is out enjoying the parade, is welcome to come join in the Carol Sing as well. We will be offering our always well received hot chocolate & cookies! This is a fun and meaningful outreach activity for our community. Please sign up in the narthex if you can help with things such as preparing and serving hot chocolate, clean up, welcoming visitors, or singing in the parade.


Sunday, Dec. 10th we will celebrate White Gift Sunday during the morning worship service. Your donations of unwrapped nonperishable foods are appreciated. Cash gifts will also be received – special “White Gift” offering envelopes will be made available. Your gifts of food/money will also be used to assist the Markham Food Bank.


With the Christmas season soon upon us, the Mitten Tree will once again be up in the Friendship Room. Should you wish to donate, please drop off hats, toques, scarves and gloves by Sunday, Dec. 17th so that we can deliver them to the Salvation Army before Christmas. They can be dropped off at the church on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm or if you’re attending in person worship on Sunday morning and prefer to drop them off then, that would be fine as well.



You are welcome to join the Thursday prayer meeting tonight at 7:00 PM for a time of prayer and fellowship. The meeting is held using Zoom technology.


Here are the details for those who wish to participate:


Access to Join from your PC, Tablet or Smartphone:

Copy this address into your web browser https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8925458525 or click here


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


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….

November 26th 2023

LAY WORSHIP LEADER: Lindsay Duffield

MUSIC: Sarah Wyse

POWER POINT: Serag Gadelrab

GREETER: Wilma Inkpen


COFFEE HOUR: Small Group 1

SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sharon Gayman Laird



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

December 3rd 2023

Isaiah 64:1-9

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Mark 13:24-37