Celebrating 150 years of service
1870 - 2020
COVID-19 and Hybrid Services at NGUC
Join us in person or on-line!
The Church is now open to in person worship. All are welcome - no invitation needed. We ask that you wear a mask when attending in person at the church, and if you have a cold or are feeling sick, please DO NOT come to church but rather join on-line or by telephone.
On-line Services: Our hybrid (in-person and on-line) service is continuing for those that cannot join us in person. If you can't attend in person, please join us on-line!
To join the Sunday Service at 9:30 AM, click on: https://zoom.us/j/751897279?pwd=TjdOR1pyeGdiUjlEM1d5cUQ0UWpCZz09
Meeting ID: 751 897 279, Password: 422299;
Call-in by telephone: Dial 647-558-0588, then follow the prompts to enter Meeting ID: 751 897 279, and Password: 422299.
Please get your vaccination and any available boosters as soon as you can - for your protection and for those you love!
Join us on Sunday January 22nd to hear about he 2022 Honduran Orphan trip. We will see and hear all about Paul, Karen, Pat, and Joanne’s journey to help the Honduran Orphans (and surrounding community). We will discover how the donations from our churches helped those in deep need.
A great service for all ages. Come with your questions. Bring a friend! We believe that young folk will pick up some great stuff about helping those in need, and there will be lots of pictures of children, so we think it will be interesting for kids. There will be no Sunday School, but a quiet activity will be provided.
Ladies Fashion Swap
February 16 at 7pm. Bring a friend and find some new fashions! Desserts and drinks will be served. Tickets are $5 and available from Joan (613 489-9737).
Volunteers, donations of clothes and desserts are needed. If you can help in any way contact Joan at the number above
NGUC News and Events in the Community
North Gower United Church is a small but mighty congregation who are full of energy and love for this institution, this community, and the Lord our God. We join in friendship and faith each Sunday and at various other times to support each other and our neighbours both near and far.
Discover the power of prayer, action, and community.
North Gower Jigsaw Puzzle Club
Starts Wednesday February 1st
Pick-up and/or drop off puzzles in North Gower United Church the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 2-3 pm. Puzzles for all ages and skill levels.
Come to the Church and take a puzzle!
Over 100 puzzles available (20 pieces to 2000 pieces)
If you finish with the puzzle, you can bring it back….but you don't have to.
There are no fees, no due dates, no pressure.
If you have puzzles that are not getting any love – feel free to drop them off during a Puzzle Club event
Worshiplude is a winter worship and fellowship event for youth and young adults, 10+, that coincides with Winterlude.
There are many fun winter activities, opportunities for worship and delicious food. The cost is $10.
Contact Carolyn for more information.
All Ages Games Night
Starts Friday, January 27th
All Ages Games Night will run the last Friday of every month starting Friday January 27 at 7 pm.
Bring your own game or use one that is already at the church. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a friend and have a fun evening playing!
Come every week or drop in once in awhile to this interesting, informative and very supportive group. We are reading ‘7 Lessons from Heaven’ by Mary Neal, MD.
Join the Bible Study on-line:
· Meeting ID: 830 6847 1566, Passcode: 036881
Join on your phone: 647-558-0588,
Meeting ID: 830 6847 1566, Passcode: 036881
Click on the date to see event details
Upcoming Events at NGUC
Pray for Ukraine
If your heart and compassion is in your praying, each prayer makes a difference, no matter how long or how short. If you want to know what’s happening to support Ukraine, check out this link: https://eoorc.ca/resources/ukraine-conflict-how-can-we-help/ This link includes things like a Ukrainian Relief Fundraising Lunch, how to help refugees come to Canada, and links for monetary donations.
Your support and prayers make a big difference. Thank you!
Other Church and Community Events
COVID bivalent boosters are out - get yours today!
How to Access Rev. Carolyn’s Previous Sermons: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNfDOaVKn14PiYUEew0516g
EOORC News (Eastern Ontario Outaouais Regional Council), which is the news of our United Church Region:
20th Anniversary Gala – November 17, 2022, Centurion Centre, 170 Colonnade Rd. S., Ottawa. We are excited to invite you to celebrate the past and the future work of Multifaith Housing Initiative. There will be dinner, short presentations and dancing. Tables of 8 will be set. When you order tickets you can indicate your table preference. If your congregation would like to make a table or join with another congregation, just make those arrangements and name your table. Tickets are $100 each (with a $35 income tax receipt issued from MHI) and can be purchased at https://www.multifaithhousing.ca The proceeds from The Gala will be the Launch of Dream-LeBreton Capital Campaign for Indigenous families. It will be a $1.5M campaign to build 30 units (out of 160 MHI units) that will be dedicated to indigenous families. We hope you will join us for this Gala evening.
Official Board – November 17 at Manotick Place at 7pm. This is the Board that looks after matters pertaining to the whole Pastoral Charge. Pretty interesting, if you ask me. We are currently planning this to be in person, with a zoom option.
Meeting ID: 875 6771 6293, Passcode: 591348
Dial by your location 1 647 558 0588 Canada, Meeting ID: 875 6771 6293, Passcode: 591348
Worship Committee – Wednesday November 3 at 1 pm, in person.
Edge Team Meeting – November 1 at 7 pm at North Gower United. If any wish a zoom option, please let Carolyn know.
Unified Board – November on zoom and in person at North Gower United Church.
Meeting ID: 821 2677 9130, Passcode: 981610, Dial by your location - +1 647 558 0588 Canada
Carsonby Congregational Meeting
This will be an important meeting to look at where Carsonby is and where it’s going. We will announce the exact time and place later. It will include a look at where we are (people, our mission, and finances). It will also include visioning for the future. Jackie and Carolyn will bring to this meeting information learned during 4 sessions with a Stewardship Specialist (which they’re doing from May 4 to May 18). Carolyn and Jackie will have received personalized coaching and on-going support that reflect Carsonby’s unique mission, focus, and resources. So I (Carolyn) am imagining we may need even more than one time to be together.
Here’s the meeting date, with another possibility that we may (or may not) choose to add as well.
Sunday June 5. It could be right after church (if in person), or even possibly at Manotick Place in the afternoon. TBA
With a possibility of Sunday June 12 in case we’re not finished and we want to meet a week later! (We’re adding this now, as legally we need to give 2 Sundays’ notice for any congregational meeting. Announcing this now gives us the option to hold this meeting if we wish. But of course, we could choose another date.)
Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 pm. Come join our prayer-filled, supportive Bible Study group. Come when you can!
To join the Bible Study: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 6847 1566, Passcode: 036881
Dial by your location - 1 647 558 0588 Canada, Meeting ID: 830 6847 1566, Passcode: 036881
Carsonby United Donating:
Thank you to everyone for your continuing gifts to Carsonby United Church. You are looking after the Church by using many different methods. If you wish to make a donation, please contact Jackie at 613-215-0470 or by Email email@example.com .
North Gower United Donating:
Jody always welcomes a cheerful giver, and she is great at exploring ways that work for you to donate to the church if you wish. For instance…
You can mail Jody post-dated cheques.
You can also donate through the non-profit site CanadaHelps online if you go to the North Gower United Church Website. There is a 4% fee for this. northgowerunited.church
Another route is to use PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance- it comes out of your bank account). I believe there is a 50 cent fee per transaction. If you want to go this route, Jody can walk you through this process. Jody Leclair firstname.lastname@example.org.
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