2020-02-23 EPPC Weekly eNews

Announcements – Week of February 23, 2020

February 29, 2020 Saturday – 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.

Portland United Women are hosting Church Turkey Dinner

Adults: $18.00 Children Under 12:  $8.00

February 26, 2020 – Join us for an Ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service at Elgin Community Complex at 2:00 p.m.  Take a breather from your busy schedule and mark the beginning of the Lenten Season with your brothers and sisters.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 (9am-4pm)

A day-long workshop for Ministry Personnel, church leaders and church members (age 16+) featuring two renowned workshop leaders:  Julia Kuhn Wallace and Terence Corkin Place:  Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive, Kanata, ON $50 per person (includes lunch and refreshments).  Register online by Friday, March 6, 2020 at: https://eoorc.ca/event/working-well-together-workshop/ Workshop Topics will include: Supports for a Healthy Church; Open to Transformative Change; Understanding Conflict; Working Well Together toolkit; Making Decisions Well.

Called to Serve  &  Get Involved – Elgin United Church Council is calling for nominations / volunteers:

1) Let your planning and organizational skills shine in service to your church and the community. Elgin United requires a SOCIAL CONVENOR for 2020.  As a member of, and in conjunction with, council you will plan and organize social occasions, such as dinners and event refreshments.  Years of previous records are available for reference.  To volunteer, nominate someone or for more information contact Ed Speers, Charalee Smith or Clinton Halladay.  Thank you and Welcome to the EUCC Team.

2) The lead of Memberships and Sacraments at Elgin United requires an ASSISTANT to help and cover during absences.  Please speak to one of the above, or directly with Roberta McKinney to offer your valuable assistance. Thank you & Welcome to the EUCC Team.

 “ELGIN:  It is time, once again, to renew our subscriptions to the United Church magazine, “The Broadview”.  If you subscribe with our group, you get the group rate of $25.00 per year.  To renew or join our group, see or contact Sandra Smith at church or at slsmith5713@gmail.com

‘EUC”  Our current defibrillator (AED) is to be replaced with a newer, more user-friendly unit. There will be a short demonstration, and training session after the church service on Sunday, February 23 (about 12:30pm).  Anyone wishing to learn more, and to become more familiar with the new device is welcome to attend.

Dear Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge.  It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of our beloved Gerald McBride who was a dedicated adherent member of Portland United Church.   He died suddenly on Thursday, February 13, 2020, age 64. He was a lifetime companion of Dorothy Goubault. He will be missed by many, especially his four-legged service companions, Spock and Prince Ginger (The Woodpile Boys). A private family service will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Scotland Funeral Home, Elgin. Donations to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Zion United Church, Douglas,  the Portland United Church or Elgin United Church would be appreciated. Let us pray for Dorothy and respect her time to grieve… Should you wish to send a greeting card, you may pass it to Rev. Takouhi and she will make sure it is delivered.