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Strathearn

United

Church

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Our Living Statement...

Strathearn United Church is a loving Christian community living by faith and action, communicating through worship, education, fellowship and outreach, greeting the future with hope.

 

Upcoming

Events

Our family is a vibrant one, finding fellowship in a variety of activities.  Even in a virtual world, the Strathearn community finds ways to connect. In addition to annual and seasonal events, our Book Club and Christian Conversations are still going strong, and we stay connected to the larger church through community initiatives and outreach.

Official Board updates:

 

We are continuing with weekly indoor services. Each month the Board will assess the COVID stats and revisit our safety protocols.


❖ Starting April 24, hymnals and Bibles will be back in the pews. Hallelujah! Songs and responsive readings will still be in the bulletin for our YouTube users.


❖ Coffee & Conversation is still on hold, but visiting in the Sanctuary following worship, is permitted while following the safety protocols. There will be a new
form of fellowship gathering introduced in June, please watch for details.


❖ With our safety protocols, lower attendance and a drop in volunteers, discussion and planning for Fundraisers, Worship Enhancement/Technology, and
Congregational Activities are in the works. Watch for monthly updates. 

We're on YouTube!

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May 18: Official Board Meeting, Zoom 7PM

May 19: Book Club, Zoom 7PM

May 23: Victoria Day - Office Closed

we stand with ukraine

New Hymn Addresses the Invasion of Ukraine
Walter Farquharson and Richard Hall have written a hymn, addressing the Ukraine invasion: "I Will Sing To Our God". Walter has written new lyrics for the music, composed in 1985 by Richard. The biblical inspiration is Exodus 15, The Song of Moses & Miriam. The current inspiration is Russia's invasion of Ukraine. As the situation in Ukraine is timely, they are sending the hymn with the invitation to use and copy freely if it is useful. They are not seeking royalties. Please feel free to forward it to anyone who might have use for it.
 
Statement for Peace in Ukraine and Donations Link
The invasion of Ukraine is costing precious lives and creating a humanitarian crisis as people flee to safety. The United Church of Canada has joined with partners who witness and work for peace and justice in the world, by issuing a statement condemning the invasion of Ukraine. You can see the statement and other information here, and find a link here to make a donation to support United Church Mission & Service partners responding to rapidly emerging needs. We add our prayers of concern and support for the people of Ukraine, and for their families and friends here and throughout the world.

Key protocols for Strathearn in-person worship services:
•    Face masks covering mouth and nose are required at all times in the church
•    Physical distancing of 6 feet required at all times within church
•    Attendees are to remain seated at all times during church service
•    Singing of hymns is allowed during church service (with masks on)
•    Attendees are to only use designated washroom
•    Entry to church is at front and elevator doors only

LATEST Sermons

Lectures with Rev. Sandy

May 4th, 2022 - “The 1st Era of Definitions”, addressing the period from the end of the Jewish Revolt to the rule of Emperor Constantine and the establishment of Christianity as an institution. Rev. Sandy explains the meaning of “Era of Definition”, then provides context, history and Biblical references regarding the 1st Era. Learn about what happened in those earliest days, when Christianity moved from evangelizing to scattered communities, to an Imperial Christian faith.

 

View the recording here: https://youtu.be/SN-xEWj7GaE

Lecture notes are also available and may be obtained by contacting the church office

April 6th, 2022 - Holy Week: A Hero’s Narrative, as described in the Gospels”, looks at the events from Palm Sunday, through the Last Supper and Jesus’ arrest. In his lecture, Rev. Sandy explores gaps between the evidence-based history and the Gospel narratives. He also offers insights as to why the Gospels differ in their narrative of the Passion.

View the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuV6eJ28F0

Lecture notes are available here: 

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mission and outreach projects

“Forever Greene Mission & Outreach Legacy” 

Mission & Outreach will continue to remember Dan Greene’s Christian spirit, past support and commitment with a yearly community-based campaign of hope, joy and giving.