Category Harry’s Letters

Easter 2021 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, I think that the word ‘hope’ characterizes what many are feeling right now. There is hope that we’ll soon be inoculated against Covid19 (many are receiving their first ‘jab’ this week), hope that the vaccine will work and hope that the pandemic will soon be over. It’s been a long, hard run of […]

Lent 2021 – Harry’s Letter

Dear Friends, It is said that Canadians are, of all people, the most fascinated by the weather. This is why I know you are (or were) attuned to just how cold it is. I hear that the next 3 days will be the coldest of the year and the whole country will be below freezing. […]

Year-end 2020 – Harry’s Letter

January 2021 Dear Friends, They say that hindsight is 20/20 and there is wisdom in the saying. Many are glad to see the year 2020 as ‘hindsight’ and that is understandable. It was strange and difficult. The big thing was, of course, the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences – massive shutdowns, social distancing, business and […]

World-wide Communion / Return to Church – Harry’s Letters

World-wide Communion 2020 “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Dear Friends, It has been a weird year, to put it mildly.  We have been holed up in our homes, required to wear masks when we go out and […]

Easter Services Update – Harry’s Letter

Hi Everyone, I started by using the webcam on a laptop but have graduated to a video camera.  By last Sunday we’d added kids’ pictures and hymns with words for singing along. This Friday is Good Friday and at 10:30 we will be streaming a service which Melissa Stephens has put together. This will include […]

Streaming again on March 29th, 10:30 a.m. – Harry’s letter

Hi all, From emails and phone conversations this week it appears everyone is staying home and safe and healthy. I’ve been going to the church office most days but staying quite cloistered. Lynne is sometimes there at a  distance. I’ve been learning how to make videos with sound added to pictures and such. I have a long […]

A song for the times – Harry’s posting

HUC begins live streaming services – Harry’s letter

Hi Everyone, We’ve got a plan to live stream a message on Sunday at 10 a.m. I’m just using the webcam on a laptop. We’ve tried it out a bit and it seems to work well. I’ll go live about 9:45 so people can be connected ahead of time. For those with more computer confidence there […]

HUC closed due to COVID-19 virus – Harry’s letter

Hi Friends, This note is to pass around to anyone involved with our church and other interested people. As you probably know, the church building is essentially shut down. We will have no services for the next few weeks. None of the usual groups that come to the church mid-week are coming. We’re simply trying […]

Advent 2019 – Harry’s Letter

“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”  Gabriel, Luke 1:32-33 (NIV) Dear Friends, The passage quoted above is part of St. […]