Announcements – August 15, 2021

Services – *NOTE CHANGE*

Haliburton UC is open for Sunday services at the usual time of 11:15 a.m. with the exception of August 22 and 29, when Harry will be on vacation and Haliburton UC will be closed, by decision of the church Elders. Online services will continue at 11:15 a.m. with new “premieres” (YouTube’s label for prerecorded videos); online access opens 15 minutes early. Visit the HUC website Watch Online page for details, or go to the channel directly through YouTube or by clicking the “Online Services” button on the Home page. Haliburton UC will reopen on September 5 for regular 11:15 a.m. in-church services.

Events and Notices

Saturday, August 21 at 7 p.m.: Highlands Summer Festival presents Rock the Night Away, a free outdoor concert featuring ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll by Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band at the Head Lake Rotary Park Bandshell in Haliburton. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED under pandemic protocols in order to track attendance, which is limited to 186. Protocols will also be followed for seating spacing and more. Masks are required. Please bring your own chairs or blankets. Refreshments are available for purchase, but you are encouraged to bring your own beverages and snacks. Tickets are available online at: highlandssummerfestival.on.ca/season-pass. A review of Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band from The Morrisburg Leader can be read at: morrisburgleader.ca/2019/11/04/leisa-ways-rockn-roll-is-here-to-stay.

Sunday, August 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.: Highlands Summer Festival presents Rock the Night Away, free matinée and evening outdoor concerts. Please see the August 21 event above for details.

Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.: Minds in Motion online via Zoom. *NOTE*: the program will move back to Haliburton UC on Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. beginning on September 7. The eight-week program is $30 per couple. This Alzheimer Society program is designed for those with any form of memory loss and their care partners to enjoy guided physical activity, mental stimulation and the chance to create new friendships with others living with similar experiences. All are welcome to join in the fun; there is no diagnosis needed. For details and to register call Jennifer Stubbert at 705-748-5131 or email Jennifer.

Haliburton UC’s monthly mission for August is Child Evangelism Fellowship. If you’d like to donate to this mission, please do so by cheque or electronic funds transfer (EFT) to the church with Monthly Mission marked on your offering envelope or in the EFT “Message” box. Your support will be forwarded to the mission. To learn more, visit the Giving page.

Support for online music lessons by Youth Unlimited: YU helps youths learn to play a new instrument and learn the message of Jesus. Each youth involved is currently paying half of the $300 cost for 10 lessons. Please consider donating $150 or providing a bursary of the full cost for a youth who does not have the means. Be sure to indicate “Music Lesson Support” for your donation. For more information and to donate go to youthunlimitedkaw.com or call Ian McIntosh at 905-429-8389.

Virtual Sunday School is on summer break. Previous lesson materials and the Sunday School songs are posted on the Services page for downloading/singalongs.

Devotions: Go to haliburtonuc.com/devotions or subscribe to our posts to read notes of encouragement for a strong foundation. To subscribe to receive devotions, announcements and other communications by email, look for the “Follow us …” button in the right-hand column of the website page.

Your Generosity Matters, a feature of the Mission & Service program of the United Church of Canada, shows how your contributions to the M&S fund are making a difference. You can view these stories by subscribing to our posts or visiting the Mission & Service page. To subscribe to receive these stories, our announcements and other communications by email, look for the “Follow Us …” button in the right-hand column of the page at haliburtonuc.com.

Ways to give: To provide an offering or a donation to a mission or special project, you can write a cheque and mail it to:

Haliburton United Church
Box 281
Haliburton, ON K0M 1S0

Please ensure you have used the correct PO box number. Haliburton UC also supports electronic funds transfers and PAR (pre-authorized remittance). For more details, go to the Giving page.

HUC website: You can stay up to date on HUC happenings at haliburtonuc.com.

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