EPPC Weekly eNews September 22-19

THIS WEEK:  September 23-28

 Tuesday Portland Community Luncheon at noon. 

         Menu:  Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, vegetable and dessert.

         Everyone welcome!  Pay by donation as you are able.


WednesdayV.I.B.E.  “Holy Envy – Finding God in the Faith of Others”.  Chapters 4 & 5.  EUC 10 a.m.; PUC 7 p.m.

Thursday – Portland Pealers practice 5:45;  Choirs practice 7:30

  Friday – PUC Apple Pie Sale – orders pick-up 12 noon – 2 p.m.

                – Elgin Council Meeting 7 p.m.

 Saturday – Rural Ministry Gathering at St. Andrew’s UC in Toledo from 1.00 – 3.30 p.m.  Theme:  Planting Seeds of Connection:  What Can we do Together That we Can’t do Alone?


 Cook Booklet – A reminder for Portland people – info sheets and menu forms are available on the table by the message board to submit your favourite “go to” meal plans.  Please speak with Jan Haskin if you have any questions.

NEXT SUNDAY: September 29, Joint Service in Portland at 10 a.m.

PUC will be experiencing a planned hydro outage that morning but we will have a great service anyway.  We will be without electric power but together we will be powerful!!

 – then – the Matthew Byrne “Small Halls” Concert at Elgin UC, 3 p.m.

              Tickets: http://thefestivalofsmallhalls.com/schedule/  

– then – Elgin United Church Harvest Dinner, Elgin Lions Hall  

               Seating at 5:30 p.m.     Adults $17    Under 12 – $5

               Menu:  Baked Ham, Baked Beans, Scalloped Potatoes, Dessert, Tea and Coffee. 

              Reservations recommended – go to: www.evenbrite.ca or call 613-359-6031 or 613-359-5607

Dear Elgin United Church Family, we have received a challenge to raise $5,000 by the end of September.  If we do that, an anonymous donor will also donate $5,000.  Please mark “Challenge” on your donation cheque/envelope.  What an exciting opportunity for us to continue the Mission of God in our midst!


Harvest Dinner Portland United Church

Hot Turkey Dinner

with all the trimmings and home-made pies

Saturday, October 5, from 5 – 7 p.m.

Adults – $18     Under 12 years – $8

Eat in or Take-out

Save the Date:  Saturday, October 26 at 7 p.m.

Organ Concert with Sharon Adams at Portland UC.


M&P meet in Elgin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 1


Calling all Youth (and Youth Leaders)

You are invited to the Regional Fall Meeting

UNITED YOUTH EVENT – “The Changing Church

St. Paul’s United Church, Prescott (290 Dibble St W.)

9:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.    Ages: 10 and up    Cost: $15

Register at: https://eoorc.ca/eoorc-fall-meeting-registration/

Please Register by Sept. 27th

Program:  “Out of the Box” worship, Lunch, Afternoon Workshop

Part-Time Secretary Position  Deadline to apply is Monday, September 23, 2019
Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge is seeking a motivated individual to provide part-time secretarial support to our Minister and church
families. This 10 hour position is spread over two days (presently Wednesdays and Thursdays) on a weekly basis. Along with general clerical duties (word processing, telephone, e-mail, photocopying, filing), the preparation of the weekly church bulletin, both in print form and by PowerPoint, is a primary task.
WORD and PowerPoint experience is required, and comfort with posting to web and Facebook is preferred. The successful candidate will be willing to work independently with limited supervision. The ability to maintain confidentiality is essential in this position.
This position has a start date of November 6, 2019, with in-service provided prior to the start date. The hourly rate offered is $16;
provisions of the Employment Standards Act will be followed.

Please forward your resume to

Jan Haskin, Chair, M & P Committee, EPPC    by e-mail:   janh.acorncottage@gmail.com
no later than the end of the day on Monday, September 23, 2019.
Please note that only those individuals invited to an interview will be contacted.