The Life and Work of
Edith Rankin Memorial United Church
June 14 – June 21, 2020
- Sunday June 14, 10:00 am – Worship Online – Welcoming new members (check Tidings email for link)
- Tuesday June 16, 10:00 am – M&P Committee mets via RingCentral Meetings (link will be sent)
- Tuesday June 16, 7 pm – Just for Men 4 meet online (check email for link)
- Wednesday June 17, 11:00 am – Pastoral Care and Friendship Online (check Tidings email for link)
- Thursday June 18, 7:00 pm – Choir Gathers online (check your email for link)
- Sunday June 21, 10:00 am – Worship Online – Indigenous Peoples Sunday, Fathers’ Day
CHURCH BUILDING CLOSURE CONTINUES – At the June 10th Council of Elders meeting it was decided to continue offering only video-conference worship services for the remainder of the summer. This decision is consistent with directions given by the East Central Ontario Regional Council (ECORC). A plan must be submitted to ECORC two weeks in advance of reopening a congregation for worship services. Over the summer we will seek clear direction on the new Provincial guidelines and advice from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health. Our goal is to ensure we have practices and protocols in place that keep our congregation a safe place for everyone.
CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR THE LINK FOR EACH INTERACTIVE WORSHIP SERVICE (NEW LINK SENT EACH WEEK). If you are not receiving our weekly email newsletter (Tidings) use the form at the bottom of our contact page to join the mailing list and specify that you want links to online worship.
The scriptures this Sunday are: Romans 5:1-8 and Mathew 9:35-10:8
Contact ministers and staff through the church office: 613‑389‑2530
Rhonda Kerr x101 — Joe Ramsay x102 — Bill Smith x103
Elizabeth Amirault x106 — Kim Barney x107
There will be one “summer issue” of Tidings sent during July and August and posted on the website. We will send the email every week as a reminder, but the content will be mostly unchanged. We will also use the same RingCentral Meetings link for worship over the two months. For this reason, please do not publish the meeting link anywhere (Facebook, etc). You may share the link in a private email but otherwise we want to keep the link secure.
Onlne Worship this Sunday Night @ 7pm
This Sunday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. EDT you are invited to join a special online worship service presented by the Black Clergy Network of The United Church of Canada. This will be a time of worship, prayer, and reflection on issues of anti-Black racism across our country and in our church. In worship we will lament, we will hope, and we will be reminded of the need to act against racism. Click for more information.
Indigenous Peoples Day Worship Service
Next Sunday, you are invited to join us for our Indigenous Peoples Day worship service with Paul Carl leading. In anticipation, check out this 4-part speaker series sponsored by Hillhurst United Church in Calgary. Use the link sent in the email version of Tidings to participate.
Pastoral Care and Friendship online gathering Wednesdays at 11 am.
Join your friends from Edith Rankin Memorial United Church in our virtual welcome centre at the link that was emailed to you. (link changes weekly – check your email for this week’s link).
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade Products that are usually made available to the folks at Edith Rankin Memorial several times during the year are still available by calling Marilyn Rodger at 613 384 2087.
Marilyn has a complete stock of Palestinian Olive Oil, Za’atar Spice and Olive Oil Soap, Assorted Teas and Herbal Teas, Baking supplies Sugars, Cocoa, Hot Chocolate, 100% sugar free Chocolate Chips, Coffee’s Beans, Dark and Medium Roasted ground plus Decaf.
All Chocolate Bars are reduced to $5.00 each.
Make arrangements to replenish you stock with 10% going to Mission & Service fund United Church of Canada.
Thank you for your continued support.
We are all in this together
What do you need?
What can you offer?The current situation of physical distancing to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus challenges us to do mission and ministry as a congregation differently. Are you wondering how you could offer your gifts and skills to these new challenges? Call the church office at 613-389-2530 or use the email contact form on the website to reach out.
Happy Birthday To Our Shining Lights in June
Leila M – June 3 (10 yrs) ♥ Ewan S – June 5 (13 yrs) ♥ Jackson L – June 7 (13 yrs)
Olivia R – June 9 (8yrs) ♥ Noah B – 10 (11 yrs) ♥ Emma W – June 10 (17 years)
Chelsea M – June 14 (8 yrs) ♥ Skye M – June 16 (2yrs) ♥ Mya M – June 18 (11 yrs)
Alexander C – June 26 (2yrs) ♥ Millicent B – June 30(7 yrs) ♥ Simon B – June 30 (8 yrs)
Happy Birthday to our Classics for the Month of June
Betty Jeanne Kippen – June 10 ♦ Glenn Owen – June 13 ♦ Jan Galasso – June 14
Margaret Martin – June 15 ♦ Mary Lavery – June 16 ♦ Barb Taft – June 19
Phyllis Hannah – June 20 ♦ Barbara Sinclair – June 30