Join us for a New Hope United Church Service by joining the Zoom meeting Sun. April 5th at 10 am our time(EST).  Go to:
Meeting ID: 842 176 2687  
You will need a password, email Rev. Deborah Elliott to get one. 
Please click on the attached link to see the news from the East Central Ontario Regional Council of United Church of Canada

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 
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.

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:

Rev. Deborah Elliott: 1-289-251-7940  Email:


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

 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.


Sun. April 5th 10 am: Palm Sunday - Join us for a New Hope United Church Service by joining the Zoom meeting                                                                                                                       Go to website: 
Next AOTS Meeting TBD.  Speaker - Don Gibson about Criminal Justice System.  All welcome.  Lunch to follow meeting.

April 10th: Good Friday Service at 10 am.  Join us on ZOOM

April 12th: Easter Service at 10 am.   JOIN us on ZOOM.

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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