2021-08-05 Weekly E-News

Annual Congregational Meeting – Please plan to attend The PUC Council has set Sunday, June 6 at 1 PM as the date and time for the Annual Congregational Meeting. We need to announce that in church for 2 weeks prior to the meeting, but since we may not be able to have church services prior to that date, it will be included in the weekly news update emails. It probably will be a Zoom meeting since the virus is showing no signs of abating. Cemetery Update The Cemetery Committee has completed an extensive review of pricing and management of remaining …

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2021-01-05 Weekly E-News

PUC Annual Congregational Meeting The PUC Council has set Sunday, June 6 at 1 PM as the date and time for the Annual Congregational Meeting. We need to announce that in church for 2 weeks prior to the meeting, but since we may not be able to have church services prior to that date, it will be included in the weekly news update emails. It probably will be a Zoom meeting since the virus is showing no signs of abating. In the United Counties of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, we have seen active cases drop from 84 last week to …

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2021-24-04 Weekly E-News

Portland United Church Annual Congregational Meeting The PUC Council has set Sunday, June 6 at 1 PM as the date and time for the Annual Congregational Meeting.  We need to announce that in church for 2 weeks prior to the meeting, but since we may not be able to have church services prior to that date, it will be included in the weekly news update emails.  It probably will be a Zoom meeting since the virus is showing no signs of abating. In the United Counties of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, we have seen active cases drop from 132 last …

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2021-17-04-E-news

Portland United Church Help required – It’s time for spring clean up at the Portland United Church Cemetery and we need some additional helpers as our Cemetery Committee has been reduced to two people – Blaine Tackaberry and Bruce Haskin.   In addition to the spring clean up, there is a bit of work later in the year, but the time requirements are not extensive.  If you would like to join, please contact Annette Clarke at the church office (office@eppc-ucc.com or 613-272-2002) and she will connect you with Blaine. At the PUC Council meeting on Tuesday, the Council agreed to keep …

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2021-10-04 Weekly E-News

Elgin Portland United Church As a result of the province wide lockdown, Elgin and Portland United Church will remain closed for church services and meetings for the balance of April.  Your PUC Council will review the opportunity to reopen the church for Sunday services when the lockdown ends. We would recommend the following four options for viewing a service in the safety of your home: Rideau Pastoral Charge Service https://youtu.be/iu-b2aiK2zs Wesley United Church in Newfoundland – service should start at 9:30 a.m. our time.  Scroll down for live service link box in the middle of the page https://www.wesleychurch.ca/ A later …

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2021-03-04-Weekly E-News

Elgin United Church Dear friends, given the large increase in active COVID cases, including the more virulent variants, in the Leeds Grenville Lanark and the Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Health Unit Areas over this past weekend, we have, reluctantly, cancelled Easter Sunday in-person worship services.  Although in-person worship gathering will not take place, our Faith is undaunted. Rev. Kathleen Walton aptly stated “Easter is in our hearts not our rituals, and though we miss our celebrations, it is our actions towards the most vulnerable that God sees.”  So this Easter Sunday stay in, tune to one or more of …

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2021=27-03 Weekly E-News

Profile Committee Thank-you to the many people for responding to the survey sent out by the Profile Committee.  We have almost completed our research.  Over the next few weeks we will be tabulating & analyzing the survey results & then we will be ready to present our findings to Official Board & the congregations. Thanks Jane Pickard Portland United Church Unfortunately, Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Counties now have 174 active COVID-19 cases, and the entire United Counties has been moved to the RED zone.  There is a distinct possibility of moving to GREY Lockdown status due to the 75% increase …

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2021-20-03 EPPC Weekly E-News

Profile Committee update The Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge has a long history, over 50 years as a double charge when Phillips-ville closed in 1968.  It has weathered many changes in that time but has maintained a strong presence in both communities.  Help us continue to be a vital Christian family as we move forward.  Please return the survey that you recently received in order that your Profile committee can prepare a complete and relevant report of our Community of Faith storey for the Official Board.  Deadline March 26th. Thank-you. Jane Pickard Elgin United Church Elgin Council had its Council Meeting on …

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2021-13-03 EPPC Weekly E-News

“Profile Committee Update:    Your comments and opinions are important for our report! If you have not already filled out the survey & returned it to the church, please do so as soon as possible. If you did not receive a survey this past week, please contact the church office at 272-2002.  Your support is greatly appreciated.”   Thanks Jane Pickard Elgin United Church Elgin Council had its Council Meeting on Tuesday the 9th of March. Discussion was held about dates of reopening and the rules around it. It was decided that Elgin would reopen beginning on March 21. We …

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2021-06-03 EPPC Weekly News

The Elgin Portland Pastoral Charge Profile Committee Update: As previously outlined your survey should arrive in the mail next week.  Please return it ASAP or no later than March 27th to the church office in enclosed stamped envelope or drop off in box at church door. If you do not receive one please notify church office at 613 272-2002. YOUR OPINION MATTERS!  Thank-you for your prompt reply. Portland United Church Your PUC Council confirmed that Portland United Church will be open for a video service on Sunday, March 14 at 9:15 AM with all the standard COVID Protocols that we …

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