2021-26-09 Weekly E-News

Portland United Church This week’s service will be led by Licensed Lay Worship Leader, Barb Dejeet, who provided an outstanding service a few weeks ago.  For the past few weeks, we have had 25-30 people in attendance, so apart from not having the choir, the attendance is very close to pre-pandemic levels.  We have overflow seating in the Fellowship Hall if required and with live music and singing from Morgan Wright, it seems like pre-pandemic services – especially since everyone is singing quietly behind their masks. We also have members of the congregation reading scriptures just like pre-pandemic.  If you …

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2021-19-09 Weekly E-News

Portland United Church This Sunday’s Service will be led by Rev. Kathy Walton and we will have overflow capacity in the Friendship Room.  There will be no election polling this weekend with the final election day poll returning on Monday. Reminder to all that the Celebration of Life gathering for Doug Bond will be Saturday from 1 PM – 5 PM at the family homestead at 2751 Hwy. 15 in Portland.  Please bring a mask with you as COVID precautions will be in place. Hansen Downer Chair – PUC Council —– Portland United Church – Apple Pie Sale —– Douglas …

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2021-11-09-Weekly E-News

Portland United Church This weekend Portland United Church will be serving as an advanced polling station for the Federal Election, so the parking lot may be a bit more busy than normal.  The payment we receive for the polling station will be added to the Church’s  general fund. We will enter the Church through our normal door and there will be dividers inside of the Fellowship Hall to separate the Church entrance from the polling station. Liz Church will be leading our service this weekend. Hansen Downer Chair – PUC Council —– Portland United Church – Apple Pie Sale —– …

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2021-05-09-Weekly E-News

Portland United Church Last week we had 27 attendees who enjoyed great service from Liz Church.  This week, Rev. Kathy Walton will be leading our service and we will be holding communion.  The church council has proposed that we have communion on the first Sunday of each month as we have done in the past.  With COVID protocols in place, please remember to bring a small juice box and a cracker as we use the same approach as we have before for communion. This week, Morgan Wright will be providing music for all the hymns.  We’ll check at the conclusion …

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2021-28-08 Weekly E-News

The Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge Joint Congregational Meeting to receive the Joint Profile Committee report and vote on the recommendation on was held Sunday August 22, 2021. The Joint Committee prepared a comprehensive, thoughtful report and are  commended for their diligence and faith. Thank you to all who attended and participated in this very important matter in the life of our Communities of Faith and the Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge.  The recommendation put forth by the Joint Profile Committee was passed by secret ballot. The report and recommendation will now go to Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council (EOORC), Pastoral Relations for their …

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2021-21-08 Weekly E-News

Official Board OB update re voting for joint congregational meeting Aug. 22nd in Elgin – THERE WILL BE A MOTION PUT FORWARD BY OB AT THE START OF THE MEETING ALLOWING ADHERENTS TO VOTE. Cam McKay  Chair, Official Board August 22nd, 2021, Joint Service Elgin/Portland United Churches and final Profile recommendations. A decision was made that because number of vaccines in the province are not going up as fast as expected and Covid numbers are going the wrong way we are going to use the Lion’s Hall. The Joint Service of the Elgin/Portland Pastoral Charge will be held at the …

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2021-15-08 Weekly E-News

Official Board OB update re voting for joint congregational meeting Aug. 22nd in Elgin – THERE WILL BE A MOTION PUT FORWARD BY OB AT THE START OF THE MEETING ALLOWING ADHERENTS TO VOTE. Cam McKay  Official Board Chair August 22nd, 2021, Joint Service Elgin/Portland United Churches and final Profile recommendations. A decision was made that because number of vaccines in the province are not going up as fast as expected and Covid numbers are going the wrong way we are going to use the Lion’s Hall. The Joint Service of the Elgin/Portland Pastoral Charge will be held at the …

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2021-08-08 Weekly E-News

  Official Board OB update re voting for joint congregational meeting Aug. 22nd in Elgin – THERE WILL BE A MOTION PUT FORWARD BY OB AT THE START OF THE MEETING ALLOWING ADHERENTS TO VOTE. Cam McKay Official Board Chair August 22nd 2021  Joint Service Elgin/Portland United Churches and final Profile recommendations. Just like everything else that is happening lately the joint service will happen at 10 am on August 22nd. What may change is the location. If we don’t go to Stage 4   of the “Path to Reopening” for Ontario we may not have enough room for social distancing …

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2021-31-07 Weekly E-News

Official Board OB update re voting for joint congregational meeting Aug. 22nd in Elgin – THERE WILL BE A MOTION PUT FORWARD BY OB AT THE START OF THE MEETING ALLOWING ADHERENTS TO VOTE. Cam McKay Official Board Chair Elgin United Church Your Elgin United Church Council held a most productive meeting on Tuesday, July 27th, by Zoom of course. Much important and exciting business was conducted so please check in with the draft minutes which will soon be posted on the EPPC website: www.eppc-ucc.com . In addition to the minutes we will be corresponding with through our email and …

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2021-24-07 Weekly E-News

Elgin United Church As I write this it is a beautiful morning, the sun is shinning and my Cardinals are singing gleefully. Sunday July 18th was Elgin United’s first in-person Sunday worship in a long time and in spite of the COVID restrictions, a good number of congregants enjoyed a refreshing and thoughtful service lead by Rev. Kathleen Walton. Sunday was also the first time we used our new monitor for the accompanying PowerPoint, having retired our “tired” projector. Many positive compliments were received, although we still have some minor tweaking to do. Given how well the service and seeing …

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