2024-3-09 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church We keep all who are ill, troubled, or undergoing difficult times in our prayers that they are comforted by God’s Grace. Precious Lord, we ask you to hold the soul of our dear friend and your faithful servant Bonnie Bilton tenderly in your loving arms. Our prayers turn to Bonnie’s family and friends that they find comfort and peace through Your Grace. Celebration of Life to take place on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. Bethel Pentecostal Church in Elgin, Ontario. Don’t forget to spring ahead early Sunday morning as we transition to daylight savings …

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2024-3-02 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church We keep all who are ill, troubled, or undergoing difficult times in our prayers that they are comforted by God’s Grace. Bible Discussions Groups Monday 6:30 p.m. at Portland UC. Elgin UC meeting this week (March 5) will be held at the home of Anne and Jim Barton, 27 Cedar Creek Lane, Elgin (off of 2651 Opinicon Road, km west of Chaffey’s Lock) at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Liz Church 1-902-441-5357 has kindly offered to provide transport for anyone needing it from Elgin leaving Gordanier’s Grocery at 9:30 am. If you need a ride, please let Jim …

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2024-2-24 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church Congratulations to Katy Gibson new Church Council Chair Portland United Church and to Clint Halladay re-elected chair of Elgin United Church Council.  Clint is also the new chair of the Official Board for 2024.   At the AGM, on February 18, 2024, the Official Board approved a governance structure where the council chairs would rotate through the position of OB chair on an annual basis. Thank you to Duncan Pickard for all of his hard work as the Council Chair for Portland and Ted Brent for stepping in as Acting Chair of the Official Board. Our prayer …

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2024-2-17 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church Our prayer list is still growing.  Please keep the Pastoral Care Director, Liz Church, or Clint Halladay updated.  We keep all who are experiencing trauma, loss, illness, melancholy, or other misfortune, and all caregivers, in our prayers. Monday Evening Bible Study Group-6:30 Portland UC This week’s discussions will be based on the daily Bible readings covering the Gospel of Mark chapters 9-16. In case you find evening meetings inconvenient, we are pleased to announce that we are opening a second weekly Bible discussion group in Elgin beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 27th at 10 am in the …

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2024-2-10 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church Our prayer list is still growing.  Please keep the Pastoral Care Director, Liz Church, or Clint Halladay updated.  We keep all who are experiencing trauma, loss, illness, melancholy or other misfortune, and all caregivers, in our prayers. We offer our sympathy to Lois, Susan, and Lynne on the death of their Mother Betty Halliday.  A celebration of Life will take place in April. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Gary Petro on Feb 16th. May his day be more enjoyable than he could ever imagine. Happy Valentine’s wishes to all. Were you startled by the bright orb that appeared …

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2024-2-3 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church Our prayer list is still growing.  Please keep the Pastoral Care Director, Liz Church, or Clint Halladay updated.   Council ACM’s and Official Board AGM.  Sunday, February 18th is the date for all 3 meetings.  The Plan is that Portland will have their meeting right after their service. Elgin will have their meeting right after their service. That leaves the Official Board.  Elgin figures no more than 30 minutes for their meeting.  Then we will take a break for lunch which the Portland members of the O.B. have been invited to and then we will have …

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2024-1-27 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church Our prayer list is still growing.  Please keep the Pastoral Care Director, Liz Church, or Clint Halladay updated. YAHBC The Young at Heart Breakfast Club met with 11 well-fed and happy folks on Thursday morning the 18th of January. If you would like to join them next month it will be at 9 am on Thursday the 15th of February at the Junction restaurant. Further notice will be posted nearer to the date. Ted Council ACM’s and Official Board AGM.  Sunday, February 18th is the date for all 3 meetings.  The Plan is that Portland will …

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2024-1-20 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church Our prayer list is still growing.  Please keep the Pastoral Care Director, Liz Church, or Clint Halladay updated. YAHBC The Young at Heart Breakfast Club met with 11 well-fed and happy folks on Thursday morning the 18th of January. If you would like to join them next month it will be at 9 am on Thursday the 15th of February at the Junction restaurant. Further notice will be posted nearer to the date. Ted   Annual Report dates and AGMS It was decided at the last Official Board meeting after much discussion that the annual reports …

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2024-1-13 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church Our prayer list is still growing.  Please keep the Pastoral Care Director, Liz Church, or Clint Halladay updated. YAHBC The YAHBC meets Thursday the 18th of January at the Junction restaurant at 9 a.m. One week earlier than usual.  If you are going to come let either Clint or Ted know by whatever means you are comfortable with by noon Wednesday the 17th. We had 16 out last month so looking forward to seeing you. Ted   Annual Report dates and AGMS It was decided at the last Official Board meeting after much discussion that the …

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2024-1-6 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church Our prayer list is still growing.  Please keep the Pastoral Care Director, Liz Church, or Clint Halladay updated.  Annual Report dates and AGMS It was decided at the last Official Board meeting after much discussion that the annual reports should be in to Annette by the 17th of January with the treasurer’s reports by the 24th of January. All AGMs will be held on Sunday the 18th of February. Both churches right after their regular services and the O.B. probably about 3 pm. Ted A/Chair Official Board. Elgin United Church EUC council meeting Tues Jan 16 …

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