Given the concerns about the coronavirus, a decision has been taken to suspend our worship service until further notice. Although we cannot gather for worship , it has never been more important that we lift our prayers and praises to a merciful God, and to exercise care for ourselves and our neighbours.
Choir practice is also cancelled for this week.
Future closure scenarios will be assessed as information becomes available.
Offerings and Mission and Service
Reminder: Beginning Sunday, March 22, 2020, Moderator Richard Bott will be offering an online worship service each Sunday for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. This will be a video-recorded service you can share.
If you would like to participate in the live version of this worship service as it is being recorded, please join us tonight (and every Tuesday) on Zoom at 4:00 p.m. PDT, 7:00 p.m. EDT, 8:30 p.m. in Newfoundland. The recorded version of this is what will be shared on Sundays. https://zoom.us/j/592865212
Watch for more information on our website: United-Church.ca/COVID-19.
Some congregation members have been enquiring about how to submit offerings during this time of shutdown.
If you would like to make an offering, we suggest that you send a cheque through the regular mail.
(Please, do not send cash through the mail.)
Cheques should be made out to Ravenshoe United Church.
If you wish to give a portion of your offering to Mission and Service, please include a signed note indicating the amount.
The mailing address for the church is:
Ravenshoe United Church
3252 Ravenshoe Rd.,
Please join us!
3252 Ravenshoe Road,
Queensville ON, L0G 1R0
Rev Calin Lau -Minister
Sunday Service 9:30 a.m.
Coffee and fellowship following the service
Ravenshoe Choir Practice
Thursdays at 7pm. Come out and join us in a song!
Message from the Food Pantry
We would like to take a minute to "talk" about the impacts on the Georgina Community Food Pantry.
1. This week, we changed our distribution process. We are offering pre-packaged bags and are distributing them out the front entrance. We are honouring social distancing with our volunteers and our clients. This practice will continue until further notice. If you are a client, please ensure that you practice safe methods to receive your package (e.g. wash your hands well, only send one person per family, do not come if you are not feeling well, etc.)
2. We understand that there are job losses, reduced wages, etc. being experienced by an increased number of members in our community. Please know that you can reach out to us for support, even if you have not used our services in the past. We are here to help you.
3. We need to continue to receive donations during this difficult time. Although our pantry is not open to receive donations, the local grocery stores are. Please consider purchasing extra items when you are shopping. Our clients are especially grateful for the items that sustain them for longer (e.g. 1 min Quaker Oats, 1kg. rice, peanut butter, etc.)
4. Financial donations are welcomed (and encouraged). This allows for every one to respect social distancing AND for us to purchase preferred items in bulk. We do have a PayPal account for donations. Every little bit helps. Especially during these times.
In the end, we are here to support you for as long as we possibly can. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us a message.
The Georgina Community Food Pantry
Please see the website for more information on sending a donation online
No meetings will be held at this time.
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Bible Study at Keswick
“Faithfully Yours – an Online Journey Through Lent”: starting Monday, March 2 at 1pm for 6 weeks in the Fireside Room at Keswick. Watch the webinar together then enjoy a lively discussion.
Looking for Volunteers:
Boutique Volunteers: we are always looking for volunteers to help in the boutique. Contact Lila for more info. 905-476-2618
Student Volunteers: are looking for student volunteers to help out with different aspects of Sunday Service.
Contact Rev. Lau at email@example.com.
Gathering Place: we are always looking for volunteers to help at the community dinner Thursday mornings from 10am and/or Thursday evenings from 4:30pm. If you are interested, please email Rev. Dianne Graves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ravenshoe United Church is being asked to help out with a "Leader" at the Gathering Place at Keswick United Church one Thursday night a month. You would be responsible for setting a dinner menu, getting the food and directing the volunteers in preparing dinner. Dianne and the Lillian would help you with everything for the first couple of dinners. If you are interested please email Dianne Graves at email@example.com
We are looking for a music director starting July 5, 2020.
For more information please check our job posting.