COME JOIN US

  Join us for a New Hope United Church Service by joining the Zoom meeting every Sunday morning at 10 am (EST)   Go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8421762687
Meeting ID: 842 176 2687  
Please click on the attached link to see the news from the East Central Ontario Regional Council of United Church of Canada

https://mailchi.mp/397e26cfc48b/ecorc-news-for-august-21-12291250?e=85bcfdd8bb

Please read the letter below from the United Church of Canada about alternate worship opportunities by clicking on the letter attached below:  Letter describing alternate worship 
ALL SERVICES and ACTIVITIES at the CHURCH ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE because of COVID-19.  PLEASE BE SAFE and KEEP HEALTHY. 
Usual 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 usuallyheld 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).              Office Phone: 905-800-1234  Email: admin@newhopeunitedchurch.ca

Rev. Deborah Elliott: 1-289-251-7940  Email: ddelliottgibson@gmail.com

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

 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

 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

 Join us for a New Hope United Church Services every Sunday at 10 am by joining the Zoom meeting   Go to website:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8421762687
NEW LEAD MEMBERS FOR COUNCIL WANTED: Lead for Finance (Treasurer)  and Lead for Staff and Contractor Relations.  If Interested contact Bruce Laird.  Our Administrator Frank does the books so the treasurer job is not as bad as it might sound.  If you add well and have skills of paying attention to detail, let us know.

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