Category Special Events

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 […]

Pentecost 2020 – Harry’s Letter

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”  2 Timothy 1:7 NIV Dear Friends, When you read the New Testament there is a remarkable shift between the gospels and the following book. The gospels are all about the words and deeds of Jesus. The next […]

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 […]

Easter 2020 – Harry’s Letter

“But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.” 1 Corinthians 15:20, New Living Translation Dear Friends, This will be the first time I can ever remember not being in a church service at Easter. I will be in a ‘virtual’ […]

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 […]

Lent 2020 – Harry’s Letter

“The purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer for Easter through prayer, doing penance, mortifying the flesh, repentance of sins, almsgiving, and denial of ego.”  Wikipedia Dear Friends, Wikipedia is probably not to be considered the highest authority for Christian practices, but the above quote is a fairly good description of how Christians have historically observed Lent. I’m not exactly […]

Pentecost 2019 – Harry’s Letter

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being…”  Ephesians 3:16 Dear Friends, Over twenty years ago an Irish songwriter named Robin Mark penned a song called ‘Revival’. He wrote, “I feel it in my spirit, feel it in my bones. You’re gonna […]

Easter 2019 – Harry’s Letter

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings…” Paul, Philippians 3:10 Dear Friends, It’s been a long time coming, but spring, and with it, Easter, is finally upon us! Life is kind of like that. Sometimes there is a long winter, perhaps of sickness […]

Advent Celebrations 2018 – Haliburton Pastoral Charge

Please join us at these upcoming Advent celebrations for the Haliburton Pastoral Charge. You can also find these events in the website events calendar and event listings. Sunday, December 2 – First Sunday of Advent 10:00 a.m. singing; 10:30 a.m. service Joint Pastoral Charge Communion Service Lochlin United Church, 1050 Lochlin Rd., Minden Sunday, December […]