Upcoming Events and Notices
December: Highlands Festival Singers present “We Rise Again in Christmas Song”. This prerecorded Christmas concert is available for viewing online beginning today. Tickets are $10 per household. To purchase, click here.
Sunday, December 19: Lessons and Carols service in church and online, featuring Advent music, readings and carol singing.
Friday, December 24 – Christmas Eve: Haliburton Pastoral Charge Christmas Eve Online at 7 p.m. featuring Christmas carols, readings and guest artists. Access will open at 6:45 p.m. to give viewers time to tune in. To watch, go to Rev. Harry’s YouTube page. For instructions, go to Watch Online.
Sunday, December 26 – Boxing Day: Regular service in church and online.
Sunday, January 2: Regular service in church and online.
Sunday, January 9: Epiphany Communion Service in church and online. Online viewers are invited to join us by having bread and juice or wine on hand.
Ongoing Events and Notices
Sundays: Haliburton UC is open for Sunday services at 11:15 a.m. Online services continue at 11:15 a.m.; 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.
Tuesdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Minds in Motion at Haliburton UC. This Alzheimer Society program is designed for those with any form of memory loss and their care partners to enjoy guided physical activity and mental stimulation and to create new friendships. All are welcome. The eight-week program is $30 per couple. For details and to register call Jennifer at 705-748-5131 or email Jennifer.
Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Women to Women Bible Study. Based through Haliburton UC, participants share their lives and concerns, pray together and study the Word using a simple study method. Currently meetings are held via Zoom. There’s no need to be on screen or to participate in discussions, and there is no homework. New participants are welcome. For more information email Lisa.
Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Scripture Study. This independent study group meets using the Haliburton UC Zoom feed. Participants pray with the reading for the day. There is no homework or preparation of the Sunday lectionary reading. It is an opportunity to dig deeper into the Bible, learning and sharing tools of Scripture study. Participants can attend as often as they like. To receive the meeting link, please email Jean Schicklin Tyler.
Haliburton UC’s mission for December is Haliburton 4Cs Food Bank. For details about this organization or to learn how to donate, visit the Monthly Missions 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 hiatus. 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.
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
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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