EPPC Weekly eNews March 24-19

SUNDAY: Elgin UC will hold it’s AGM on March 24rd.  After the church service we will have a light lunch followed by the AGM.

THIS WEEK: March 25 – 30

Tuesday: Portland Community Lunch at noon.

Menu: Hamburger soup (with lots of veggies), buns, and dessert.

Everyone welcome – pay by donation as you are able.

Wednesday:  Meeting of the Official Board of Elgin Portland Pastoral Charge on March. 27 at 7 p.m. in Portland United Church.

Thursday – Portland Pealers practice at 5:45 p.m.;   Choirs practice at 7:30 p.m.

NEXT SUNDAY – March 31 is Hymn Sing Sunday, so if you have a favourite hymn that you haven’t had a chance to sing for a while, now is the time to mark your choice down on the sheet provided on the bulletin board.

On Wednesday, March 20, I had the privilege to share a few stories from my sabbatical journey with the Lakeridge UCW gathering in Whitby. They decided to forward the day’s collected offering to the mission chosen by the speaker of the day.
Therefore, there will be over $1,100 received by Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge to forward it to Peace Through Education-Lebanon.
Our sabbatical might be completed for this time, but the love of God continues to make a difference to the displaced students in Lebanon. It is a joy that this vision is still being visible through the United Church of Canada, still.

PORK DINNER hosted by Elgin United Church

with scalloped potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, jellied salads, dessert and beverages

Sunday, April 7, 2019  5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Elgin Lions Hall

Adults $15    12 and under $5


“Sing, Sing, Sing, Sing – everybody start to sing” – That’s how the song goes, so if you are looking for a place to exercise your vocal chords why not try out the Portland UC choir! The choir could really do with more members, especially tenor and bass singers. Choir practices are Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information please contact Helen Smith: 613-283-5154

Easter Eggs! Elgin United is Fundraising with Village Treats this year for Easter.

They will be $3.50 each or 3 for $10.00 and come in 7 varieties:
Milk Chocolate Fudge Cream Egg
Milk Chocolate Bordeaux Cream Egg
Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Egg

Dark Chocolate Butter Cream Egg

Dark Chocolate Mint Cream Egg

Dark Chocolate Coconut Cream Egg

Dark Chocolate Maple Cream Egg
Contact Cindy Carbino from Elgin to order your favourite kind
613-359-6085. Leave a message if she is not there.

Palm Sunday, April 14 – We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism. Those interested please contact Rev. Takouhi @ revtakouhi@terrautopia.ca or by phone 613-272-8977

Elgin United Prayer Shawls – Our inventory of shawls is getting quite low. Please consider knitting or crocheting for this worthwhile ministry. If you want a pattern, there are copies available at the back of the church. Also, keep in mind that these are given to both men and women, when choosing a colour. For additional information contact Sandra Smith or www.shawlministry.com Thank you.