Central

UNITED CHURCH

Summer 2019

Summer worship has begun! The first six weeks (June 16-July 21) are at Central, starting at 10 am. The latter half of the summer (July 28-September 1) we move over to Weston Presbyterian Church, located at 11 Cross Street. We return to Central (and 11 am) on September 8.

Many thanks to Lang and Norma for hosting our annual picnic! The weather was perfect, the dogs were gracious, and the games were intense.

Worship at Central

We call it traditional worship with a twist. The service unfolds with the usual scripture-sermon-prayer format, but the added dimension of congregational participation and lots of interaction. We honour the children with their own place in the service, and prepare them for Church School. We have both Junior and Senior Choirs, an occasional Jazz ensemble and regular solo performances.

We follow the Revised Common Lectionary, which is available here.

This Sunday's Readings:

Generally, summer services follow the lectionary. Follow the link (above) and review the readings before you join us for worship.

Read last week's sermon

Announcements

Do you have photos or mementos for Central's yesteryear? We have a dedicated team of historically-minded people who are gathering and copying material from the past, and will be sharing in the lead up to our 200th anniversary. All items will be returned. Speak to Barb Putnam or Mary Louise Ashbourne.

Central's Trail Rangers, c. 1930

Minute for Mission

The United Church of Canada supports Mission & Service programs and ministries through meaningful generous gifts. Your contribution will help support ministries and programs in Canada and around the world, such as:

All this and so much more—through your generous gifts for Mission & Service.

A Very Successful Partnership

One of the ways Weston King Neighbourhood Centre is able to better serve the community is thorough the support of generous partners, including Second Harvest. From their website:

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue organization in Canada and global thought leader on food recovery. We work across the supply chain from farmer to retail to capture surplus food before it ends up in the landfill which negatively impacts our environment. Every year, we recover over 12 million pounds of nutritious, unsold food—focusing on protein, dairy and produce—before it becomes waste and distribute to a broad network of 373 social service organizations.

Closer to home, Second Harvest delivered 187,707 pounds of food to WKNC last year, with a total value of $469,267. Saved from landfill, 1,687,459 kg of greenhouse gases were averted. The drop-in is only able to provide daily meals through the generous support of Second Harvest.

Community Announcements

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Shakespeare in Action presents A Midsummer Nights's Dream, part of their Shakespeare in the Shell series, Little Avenue Memorial Park. Performances each night, July 16-26 (except Monday) and begin at 7 pm. Bring your own chair!

2019-20 at Central

See what's coming up in the 2019-20 church year.

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Photo by Mark Bisgrove