COME JOIN US

  Service Time: Sundays at 10:00 AM
Come join our faith community for weekly Sunday Services.  We are  an accessible vibrant welcoming community of all ages that learn about the Good News of God's love in Christ while we pray, sing and  share time together.  Sunday School is held for children during the  service and refreshment time is held for all following the service.        Communion is usually served monthly.  All are welcome.
CONTACT INFORMATION

Location: 4651 County Road 2, Port Hope, ON in the village of Welcome                                       (See the map and office hours on the contacts page).              Phone: 905-800-1234  Email: admin@newhopeunitedchurch.ca

ACCESSIBILITY

Mobility Needs: Entry Ramp at front door

Hearing Needs: Headphones available for hearing impaired

Visual Needs:    Large print hymn books and bulletins *

Dietary Needs:  Gluten-free Communion wafers and refreshments

MINISTER's MESSAGE

 The Christmas season is gone and possibly we put on ten pounds and got gifts that were nice and maybe had big family celebrations. But now we are into the epiphany season where we might be breaking New Year’s resolutions and going back on a diet and paying off bills…..

In the life of the church we are celebrating the journey of the Magi who traveled hundreds of miles, acknowledging the faith of those men who responded to a message from God up in the skies.

So what are the lessons?  God’s love can come in small packages.  The sharing of material goods is fun but not the point really. Sharing love with each other is the point. We magnify it at Christmas but this love needs to continue the whole year long. We need to practice putting others first. God will take care of us and expects us to take care of others.

So reach out, share a meal, give a hug, make a phone call, take someone out for coffee, send a card, pray or smile.  This is the day to day activity that helps show folks the kingdom of God is here, the Spirit of God is working.

If you are reading this and have not yet joined us for worship please know that all are welcome on Sunday morning at 10 am. We do have Sunday school so come join us. We would love to see you.

 Rev Deborah

Welcome Rev. Deborah Elliott:
 Deborah Elliott was born in Rhode Island and grew up in the United Methodist faith tradition. She immigrated to Canada in 1978. In 1995, she was ordained in the United Church of Canada, after getting her M.Div at Queen’s Theological College in Kingston. She has served 7 different pastoral charges over the past 25 years; near Orillia, Timmins, Sarnia and locally doing contract work in the Cobourg area. She also served with her husband Don as overseas personnel in Nicaragua for four years.

Deborah and Donald have two sons and four grandchildren. They love to travel, canoe, watch movies and are both Cub Leaders in Baltimore. This is a photo with Rev. Deborah and granddaughter Sadie.

COMING EVENTS

Sun. Jan. 26th and Feb. 2nd: Church Service.  Complete your Pew survey to let us know whether you would like all pews removed, some pews removed or no pews removed.  Those people absent on Jan. 26th should ask Pastor Deborah for a survey Feb. 2nd.  Please have a look at the attached file on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Pew Removal prepared by a committee to see some of the concerns.  If you aren't able to attend the church service Feb. 2nd, please feel free to email our administrator at admin@newhopeunitedchurch.ca or directly to our minister by clicking on following link: Rev. Deborah Elliott 

Feb. 9th: Communion.  All welcome to take part. 

Feb. 9th: Please have all Reports into our administrator, Frank for the Annual General Meeting

Feb. 16th: Baden Powell Service at 10:00 am.  The Scouting and Guiding community are encouraged to wear uniforms.  All welcome.

Feb. 23rd: Annual General Meeting after church.  Bring your bag lunch.

Wed. Feb. 12th: UCW Meeting 1:30 pm at New Hope United Church 

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