2020-06-12 EPPC Weekly e-News

EUC Community Check-inDecember 5, 2020

           Build a Mountain of Food

On Saturday, November 28, the Elgin Foodbank held its annual

Build A Mountain of Food event at Gordaniers store in Elgin.

Members of community again displayed the great generosity they have throughout the pandemic,

with monetary donations totaling $5,058 as well giving 800 lbs. of food.

Thank you to all the good and faithful servants who care for the most vulnerable in our midst.



Every year Elgin United has a tradition of filling ‘goody bags’ to be included with the Christmas Hampers that the Foodbank distributes.

The hampers ensure that individuals and families in need will be able to experience a delicious and nutritious Christmas dinner,

while the ‘goody bags’ ensure that there will be some extra special treats to bring smiles and joy.

These hampers are so essential for those who would not be able to afford a Christmas meal or special treats without our help.

This year, when so many have experienced job loss and financial and emotional strain, our support is needed more than ever.

If you would like to donate to the cost of the treat bags,

you may drop a cheque in the offering plate when you are at church, and please mark on the memo line: Goody bags. 

If you won’t be attending church, you can still donate on the EPPC website to the EUC general fund and again specify Goody bags in the message area.

We will be putting the bags together on Saturday, December 12, and delivering them to Bethel Church on Sunday, December 13.

If you can help with delivery on that day, please let me know at  coatsworth.greenhorn@gmail.com.

Our many hands working together can make a difference and bring smiles to many faces this Christmas. Thank you!


We’re Underway!

The Elgin United Church online auction

went live on Facebook at 6am December 2nd and goes to 6 pm December 9th. 

Our auction showcases local businesses, artists, entrepreneurs and individuals

who contribute to and support our great community every day.

With over 60 items there is something for everyone.

Proceeds are being shared with the Food Bank and Toy Drive.

Details and rules are posted on our Facebook page:


Please tell your friends and share with your personal groups.

Community committed – Community strong!


Portland Food Bank

Reminder that Sunday, Dec. 6 is White Gift Sunday.

All gifts will be shared with the Portland Food Bank, so please bring non-perishable food items if possible.

We currently have 19 people booked for the 4 PM Service Christmas Eve at Portland United and 18 people for the 7 PM service.

The capacity of the church is 35 per service, so if you plan to attend,

please contact Hansen Downer (hansen.downer@gmail.com) with your name and phone number for contact tracing.

Remember that if cases in Western Leeds and Grenville hit 5 or higher, the PUC Church Council will meet and determine if services should continue.

Cases spiked to 6 on Monday, but dropped back to 4 on Tuesday & Wednesday.

We will attempt to contact all the regular attendees by phone if a pre-Christmas service is cancelled

and we will contact everyone registered by email for 4 PM and 7 PM Christmas Eve if those services are cancelled.

Rev. Kathy Walton will be leading all Advent Services and Christmas Eve Services.

Rev. Kathy led an excellent service on the first Sunday in Advent (November 29).

Numerous positive comments from the 22 people in attendance.


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