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:
Your Givings: Although we are not passing the collection plate, we still need your support to continue the monthly operations of Strathearn United Church.
Please use your numbered giving envelopes or blank ones found in the pews, and deposit givings in the collection plate provided in the Narthex. If you would like numbered envelopes or to sign up for PAR (automated monthly debit), please call the office.
Safety Protocols: Masks may be worn at the discretion of each individual. Please stay home if you are sick.
Connect & Share: Committees rotate weekly to prepare coffee and beverages downstairs following worship.
Official Board Meetings: Third Thursday of each month, on Zoom
We're on YouTube!
Check out our virtual worship videos here:
Apr 1: Men’s Breakfast at Albert’s in Capilano Mall, 9:00 am
Apr 2: Palm Sunday
Apr 4: Beavers / Cubs: Downstairs/Outside, 6:30 pm
Apr 5: Tai Chi: Walker Hall – 10:00 am
Guiding / Scouts – Downstairs/Outside, 6:30 pm
Apr 6: Maundy Thursday - No service
Apr 7: Good Friday - service 7:00 pm, office closed
Apr 9: Easter Sunday with communion
Apr 11: Beavers/Cubs: Downstairs/Outside 6:30 pm
Apr 12: Tai Chi: Walker Hall – 10:00 am
Guiding / Scouts – Downstairs/Outside, 6:30 pm
Official Board Meeting: on Zoom, 7:00 pm
Apr 14: Ladies' Lunch at Albert's in Capilano Mall, 11: 30 am
Apr 16: 2nd Sunday of Easter
Apr 18: Northern Spirit Admin. Assoc. Meeting: Office hours 1:30 – 4 pm
Beavers / Cubs: Downstairs/Outside, 6:30 pm
Apr 19: Tai Chi: Walker Hall – 10:00 am
Guiding/Scouts - Downstairs/Outside 6:00 pm
Apr 20: Official Board meeting on Zoom, 7:00 pm
Apr 22: Chinese Philharmonic Concert: Walker Hall, 7:00 pm
Apr 23: 3rd Sunday of Easter
Apr 25: Cubs: Downstairs, 6:30 pm
Apr 26: Tai Chi: Walker Hall - 10:00 am
Guiding/Scouts: Downstairs/Outside 6:30 pm
Apr 29: Fabulous Fabric Frenzy Sale 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Apr 30: 4th Sunday of Easter
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.
Lectures with Rev. Sandy now has it's own page! Check out the Lectures page to join the conversation.
mission and outreach projects
28 Days of Giving
This campaign supporting the Edmonton Food Bank will run during the month of February. With only $1 a day collectively, we can do our part to sustain the Food Bank as they continue to experience increasing demands and usage. Please consider donating $28, or any amount you are able, to this vital agency.
Cheques are to be made payable to Strathearn United Church and indicate “Food Bank” or “28 Days” in the cheque memo or on the envelope. For those attending in-person services, the Food Bank boxes remain in the Narthex, and you are welcome to donate throughout the year.
Mission and Outreach is adding an additional challenge for this month to “Fill a Pew” with cereal boxes. We all see buy one get one free or at a reduced price promotions at the stores, so let’s share those deals with the Food Bank this month to help end food insecurity in our community.
“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.