Michiko Bown-Kai

Peace be with you! 

Worship

Coffee Hour and Worship Service- Sunday June 14

Coffee Hour starts at 10 am and Worship at 10:30 am

Come as you are and when you are able! All are most welcome to join (pets included)! Sunday morning is your chance to connect with each other and share in worship. Over the next little while we'll be exploring the theme Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart. May we find God, like a Holy Knitter, stitching us back together and weaving us into the intricate web of life.

This week is a community check-in time! We are going to take time to share and celebrate what’s happening in our lives and have some opportunities to dig a little deeper through conversation with each other.  

Simply click here on Sunday morning.

You can also join by phone! Call 1-438-809-7799 and enter 87622543532#

PLEASE NOTE, THESE ARE NEW LINKS AND CODE FOR PHONE STARTING IN JUNE

Supporting the Church

As this pandemic continues to change the way we are church together, we continue to be very grateful for all the ways you are supporting the church. Just because we are no longer meeting every Sunday does not mean the church is closed! Please consider using alternative methods for financial offerings at this time such as mailing cheques or an online donation. You can also be in touch about setting up PAR (pre-authorized remittance).

Staying Connected

If you know someone or you yourself are in need of someone to talk to, please don’t hesitate to be in touch. I know that this pandemic continues to place new and challenging stresses on many of us, and certainly does not stop the many other challenges we can face in life. You are always welcome to ask to be included on the prayer list or for a pastoral call from myself.

The Future of Worshipping During the Pandemic

Although there is news this week that churches may begin in-person gathering, the Reopening Committee of Glen Morris United has decided to remain closed until September 1, 2020. At that time, we will reassess the possibilities for in-person worship. I really appreciated the following article which helps explain why churches face unique challenges in how best to worship during the pandemic:  Why Reopening A Church is Different

Summer Worship Plans

We will be sharing worship services with Knox United Church this summer. Rev. Gail Fricker from Knox United will be presiding throughout the month of July and Michiko will be leading worship in August. Currently, worship services are being shared online through: https://knoxayr.wordpress.com/on-line-worship-services/. Knox United will be making their own decisions about if and when their church will re-open. Those decisions will be shared with everyone as soon as they are available.

Engage: United Against Racism

This week the Black Clergy Network released a video offering their perspective on what it means to be Black clergy in The United Church, especially given the widespread movement of people protesting, organizing, and educating themselves about anti-black racism right now. Watch the video here.  

You’re Invited! The Black Clergy Network of The United Church of Canada is hosting an online worship service on Sunday night: United Against Racism. Click here for more resources and information on how to join. 

 

An Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,and rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again,

May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

 

Yours in Christ,

Michiko