2020-28-11 EPPC Weekly e-News

EUC Community Check-in November 28, 2020 Our condolences to Donna Bennett, whose mother Joan Lapointe passed away on November 2 from cancer. Some of you may remember Joan, as she would attend Elgin United services with Donna when she was here for a visit. Donna was blessed to spend the last 3 months with her parents in Nanaimo. Donna, you will be in our hearts and our prayers at this difficult time, and we give thanks for the life of your wonderful mom.   EUC Community Check-in November 28, 2020 Don ‘t forget the Build a Mountain of Food Event …

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2020-21-11 EPPC Weekly e-News

Plans are underway for a short newsletter to highlight the Advent Season at Elgin and Portland Churches.  If you have any information you wish to include, please submit it via e-mail to Annette Clarke (office@eppc-ucc.com) NO LATER than 9 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25. We realize that this is an extremely short turn-around, however Advent is almost upon us and, due to COVID, we cannot deliver them in person; they will have to be mailed.  Please help by ensuring your submission arrives in our “in-box” in time to include it.   Advent Update – Portland United Church Portland United Church …

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2020-14-11 EPPC Weekly e-News

EPPC Announcements November 14, 2020  Nov. 12- Happy first birthday to Morgan Gordanier! (Cindy’s darling granddaughter). Morgan will be celebrating surrounded by her loving family bubble, and the joy will not be dampened by current challenges. Nov. 29 marks the 51st wedding anniversary of Clint and Sharon Halladay. As a couple you have always modelled what it means to put family first, and we send you our love and best wishes. —- Third annual Tourtiere sale by Portland United Church UCW. $18.00 each. Pies frozen and ready to bake. To order: Call Connie @ 613-272-6747 or Sheila @613-272-3531 We will make …

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2020-11-07 EPPC Weekly e-News

EPPC Announcements This week’s Remembrance Sunday virtual service at the Portland United Church is at 9:15 and will be supplemented by a live reading of Those Who Served in world conflicts from the Portland area. —– Portland United Church remains OPEN for Sunday Morning video worship services at 9:15 AM. Attendance is capped at 30-35 people (depending on mix of families vs. individuals) following COVID protocols. Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the church, masks must be worn and social distancing observed. The normal weekly attendance has been 15-18 people. Video services from alternating churches are shown each week …

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2020-10-31 EUC Community Check In

Happy bee-lated greetings to Mark Bee, who celebrated his birthday October 24. Mark, you are such a special member of our congregation, and we give thanks for your dedication and contributions. May you be truly blessed in the coming year. —- Our very cherished music director, Margaret Ross, has decided to step away from her position as of October 31. All who have worshipped at Elgin United or attended concerts have been touched and blessed by your ministry, Marg, and your accomplished and committed leadership. With enthusiasm, flair, and expertise, you have gifted us with music that inspired us, consoled …

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2020-10-31 PUC Announcements

Portland’s Announcements Portland United Church remains OPEN for Sunday Morning video worship services at 9:15 AM. Attendance is capped at 30-35 people (depending on mix of families vs. individuals) following COVID protocols. Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the church, masks must be worn and social distancing observed. The normal weekly attendance has been 15-18 people. Video services from alternating churches are shown each week now that Reverend Takouhi has finished her services with Portland United Church. The congregation does not sing along with the hymns on the video. Apart from Sunday morning worship and Bell Choir practices, the Church …

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2020-10-24 EUC Community Check In

We sadly must bid goodbye to a dear and valued member of our congregation, Heather Gribben, who moved to Richmond October 1st. Her bright smile and gentle, cheerful ways will be much missed, and we thank her for all her contributions to EUC. Heather and Jim will be closer to their son and daughter-in-law who are in Ottawa and are excited to announce that they will be grandparents in December! Heather, you will always be a part of our church community, and we wish you and Jim many blessings in your new home and your new role in life. ———– …

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2020-10-25 PUC Announcements

Portlands Announcements Portland United Church remains OPEN for Sunday Morning video worship services at 9:15 AM. Attendance is capped at 30-35 people (depending on mix of families vs. individuals) following COVID protocols. Everyone must sanitize their hands before entering the church, masks must be worn and social distancing observed. The normal weekly attendance has been 15-18 people. Video services from alternating churches are shown each week now that Reverend Takouhi has finished her services with Portland United Church. The congregation does not sing along with the hymns on the video. Apart from Sunday morning worship and Bell Choir practices, the …

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2020-10-18 EUC Community Check In

As part of our outreach at EUC, we have supported a child in the Philippines for several years through World Vision. Our Sunday School students have enjoyed sending art and letters to Zyra Joy, and receiving her updates and pictures in return. As much as we have all experienced losses and isolation during the current pandemic, the marginalized and poor have suffered disproportionately. This is especially true in third world countries with limited infrastructure, over population, and a high rate of poverty with little government support. The pandemic response in the Philippines has been labelled “A Tragedy of Errors” with …

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