A few reminders for this week Mar. 29 – April 4, 2021

the life of your church….! CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK I hear people refer to the coming weekend as Easter Weekend. Indeed Sunday is Easter—a great day of celebration—but we Christians must be careful not to hurry past Friday. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the announcement of the victory won by Christ at the … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Mar. 15 – Mar. 21, 2021

the life of your church….! CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day—some of you may have worn something green. St. Patrick’s gospel-influence on the Irish was profound; it led, for example, to the Irish giving up the practice of human sacrifices. While the gospel was Patrick’s most important gift, learning-in-general was important … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Mar. 8 – Mar. 14, 2021

the life of your church….! CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK Psalm 107 is a song of thanksgiving for deliverance from many troubles. The Psalmist begins, “O give thanks to the Lord for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” The main part of the Psalm is composed of four neat and graphic sections … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Mar. 1 – Mar. 7, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK “The heavens are telling the glory of God,” exudes the Psalmist. Indeed the wonders of creation speak of the Creator’s glory. Last October (4th) a story appeared in the National Post about a bird that flies 12,000 km non-stop: “A male bar-tailed godwit has set a new world … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Feb. 22 – Feb. 28, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK I hear the complaint sometimes that aspects of Christian worship—like lines of the Apostles’ Creed or sentences from hymns—are not immediately clear or understandable; not readily accessible. Most of us think that our cell phones are intuitive, accessible. It is my experience that I had to learn the … [Read more…]

LENTEN BIBLE STUDY – Discipleship Explored

the life of your church….! MARK YOUR CALENDARS LENTEN BIBLE STUDY – “Discipleship Explored” February 24th at 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. This is just a further reminder of the Lenten study that starts this Wednesday at 7:00 pm as posted in the weekly newsletter. In these Covid times, we offer you an opportunity to mix … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Feb. 15 – Feb. 21, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER'S DESK The gospel reading for the first Sunday in Lent (February 21) is of Jesus’ wilderness experience. The fact is wilderness abounds. All of us wish life were easier. Troubles afflict us at every turn. They are as abrasive as sandpaper and as relentless as a dripping tap. Mark’s story about Jesus’ … [Read more…]

Annual General Meeting – February 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

the life of your church….! ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Sunday, Feb. 14th at 1:00pm Our AGM is being held this year via Zoom technology. Joining details are below. You can find a copy of the Annual Report here. Please have it available for the meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7935358474 Meeting ID: 793 535 8474 One tap … [Read more…]

A few reminders for this week Feb. 8 – Feb. 14, 2021

the life of your church….! FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK Dr. Victor Shepherd will be our Guest Minister this Sunday. Dr. Shepherd is part of the Core Faculty of Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology and Professor Emeritus of Theology, Tyndale University. Ordained in 1970, Victor has served pastorates in New Brunswick and Ontario. Victor and his wife … [Read more…]