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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.
Location: 4651 County Road 2, Port Hope, ON in the village of Welcome (See the map and office hours on the contacts page). Office Phone: 905-800-1234 Email: email@example.com
Rev. Deborah Elliott: 1-289-251-7940 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
I looked through my living room window and saw a leaf hanging on despite months of cold weather and snow and rain…I felt hopeful by this little dried up leaf. We are almost through a wet dark winter and spring is not far away. We are about to enter into the season of Lent. Lent comes from the word lengthen. It reminds us that the days are getting longer and winter is going to leave. Things are going to start to get green again.
Many of us may have been through a long cold winter. Maybe following a death…Maybe an illness…Maybe despair because of some kind of trouble. Financial or emotional, it can all take its toll on us. We are moving towards the death but also towards the resurrection.
Pain and despair cannot define us. Hope is our defining word. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for a resolution..Hope for a resurrection….That leaf hangs on and so can we knowing that God is with us. We are not alone.
Thanks be to God
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.
Feb. 23rd: Baden Powell Service at 10:00 am. Youth friendly service involving Rev. Deborah & Don's Cub and Scout troop. The Scouting and Guiding community are encouraged to wear uniforms. All welcome. Followed by hot dog lunch for all.
Feb. 26th: Ash Wednesday Service. 7:00 PM. All Welcome.
March 1st: Annual General Meeting after church. Bring a bag lunch to eat during meeting
Wed. March 11th: UCW Meeting 1:30 pm at New Hope United Church.
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