Appeal Letter 2017

“Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8

To all friends and supporters of Haliburton United,

In an ever-changing, fast-paced world it’s good to know there is something rock solid and unchanging – our God, his truth and his promises.  One such promise is that Christ will meet with us, when two or more gather in his name.  Many of us have discovered this to be wonderfully true. We have found that the church:

  • has helped form our character and connect us with one another and God
  • has helped us train our children and motivated us to serve our community
  • is there for us in time of need
  • is part of that special day when a couple unites in marriage
  • becomes part of memorable family times as we join together for special occasions
  • is a place to learn, to grow, to share and to worship

Haliburton United Church is used by many in our community:

  • HHHS — provide an Adult Day Program (ADP) twice weekly giving caregivers relief
  • CHOIRS/BANDS/MUSIC LESSONS — practice and put on concerts
  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES — volunteer luncheons, ‘Need to Know’ seminars
  • PRAYER GROUPS/BIBLE STUDIES
  • SIRCH & POINT IN TIME — young moms meet to support each other
  • MEN’S BREAKFAST — fellowship and devotions
  • TAI CHI — exercise classes
  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL & MONARCH BIBLE CAMP — summer camps for children
  • LIONS’ CLUB — meets twice a month
  • KNITTING GROUP — knitting for community and mission needs
  • FOOT CARE & COOKING CLASSES
  • EH! ENVIRONMENT HALIBURTON – conversations on guarding the environment

We are living in a fragile economy. Costs continue to rise and our church finances are facing a deficit. In 2017 we will require approximately $118,000 in order to meet our day-to-day expenses (heating, hydro, insurance, technology, maintenance, wages, etc.). So far (the end of November), through the generous support of many, we have raised $107,700. This leaves us with a shortfall of $10,300.

It is understood that not everyone is in a position to contribute more. We simply ask that you look into your heart and prayerfully consider what you can do to help. Donations are tax-receipted at the end of the year.

We look forward to many more years of worshiping together and serving our Lord in this community and around the world. Thanking you in advance for your assistance, prayers and support.

We remain in His Service,

Haliburton United Church Board of Stewards and Session

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