PORT WALLIS UNITED CHURCH,
263 Waverley Road, Dartmouth, NS B2X 2C8
Website: portwallisunitedchurch.ca | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 902-435-3644
Minister: The Rev. Ivan Gregan, BA, MDiv.
Assisting Minister: The Rev. Blake Caldwell, BTh
Secretary: Cheryl Settle | Musician: Adam Johnson, BA, M.Mus., Mus.Ed. | Custodian: Judy Zinck
June is PRIDE MONTH – Celebrate !
Our Marriage Policy is inclusive and we are working on being recognized as an Affirming Congregation. We are all made in God’s Image and by a God who loves us. You are our family and we are your family.
June is also National Indigenous History Month.
We have 62 First Nations’ Congregations in the United Church of Canada!
The Rev. Dr. Stan MacKay was the first aboriginal Clergyperson (Fisher River Cree Nation) to be elected as the 34th Moderator of the United Church in 1992.
This week’s work and activities at or around Port Wallis.
The Minister will be on Study Leave for the next two weeks at AST.
Today Worship with your Church Family!
Monday 7:00 PM Session meeting via ZOOM!
Tuesday 10:00 Zoom Coffee Chat for this week and next.
Wednesday 10:00 AM Morning devotions on the Church Web Page.
12:00-1:30 Paul will be at the Church to receive offerings of food
for the Food Bank
Thursday NO Coffee break on Zoom for this week or next.
7:30 PM Choir get together with Adam
Friday 7:00 PM Send in your kilometres for this week’s Pandemic
Sunday 10:00 AM Worship together
EXPANSION ON THE NEWS!
VIRTUAL CHURCH!!! Register at www.portwallisunitedchurch.ca/virtual
We are getting our own Webinar System. This will be a substantial financial saving BUT it means that after today’s service everyone will have to re-register to join in the Worship.
Port Wallis hosts a Wednesday morning Worship Time posted on our Facebook page at 10:00. Join us for a short prayerful reflection. Every morning, one of the 6 United Church Pastoral Charge will post a morning devotion for you and your day on the FaceBook page for “United Churches for Dartmouth”. There is a “Kids’ Corner” where we have a Children’s Time and story.
The Electronic Sign is coming along!
Cloth Face Masks are available at $5.00 each in support of the Church Sign Fund. Call the Office and place your order.
Offerings? 3 ways:
= E-transfer – email@example.com
This is a quick and fantastic way to support the work of your Church Community. Sit at your home computer and away you go.
= PAR, Pre-Authorized Remittance – call or email the church and we will send you out a form. Fill it in, return it to the office and we will handle the rest. This is a great way to support your Church Family on a monthly basis.
= cheques to the Church Office – 263 Waverley Road, Dartmouth, NS B2X 2C8
Always the old faithful way of supporting your Church’s work.
Margaret’s House is providing takeout meals and donations of money are gratefully received. Margaret’s House feeds the hungry, domestically challenged and people dealing with less than ideal situations. No one is denied. The Churches of the City supply the needs to our guests. If you would like to help, presently donations of money is the best way.
North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Centre (NDORC) foodbank works out of Stairs Memorial United Church. Donations can be made through your financial offerings to Port Wallis. The NDORC not only feeds the hungry but offers fellowship time, a listening ear and serves as an advocate.
If you are wrestling with isolation, loneliness or need to speak to someone, call the church answering machine 902-435-3644 and Ivan will be in contact with you as soon as he gets the message.
PRAYER CIRCLE IN OUR CONGREGATION
If you want to add someone to our prayer circle, please let us know at the office (902-435-3644). As well, if someone is in the hospital, please let us know. In your prayers, remember Reta, Mary, Blaine, Joan, Johnny, Gwen, John, Daryl, Kay, Woody, Barbe, Harry, Lorrie, and Barb.
Let us remember all people as we start back to restricted work possibilities. Please be patient and carry a mask with you at all times.
Weekly virtual coffee chats
Tuesday morning 10:00-10:45 and Thursday afternoon 2:00-2:45 (Thursdays are cancelled July 2 and July 9) .
This is a time to have a visit with your friends as we enjoy a cuppa together. Join us and make some new friends. Email the church firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the link info. Once you receive the link, just click on it and then you are there with your new and old friends. You will need to download ZOOM but this is easy and we can walk you through it if you give us a call 902-435-3644.
The wandering minister…. I am taking my ‘almost daily’ walks through the area of Port Wallis. This gives me an opportunity to pray for you, sometimes see you, and at all times, allows me to give thanks for all the people of Port Wallis area. If you see me, honk your horn id driving or shout out and we will stop and have a chat.
Why buy “Breaking the Silence” (BTS) coffee? The Maritimes-Guatemala Breaking the Silence Solidarity Network (BTS) has been a long-term partner of the Justice, Mission and Outreach Committee of the United Church. BTS partners with a collective of coffee farmers in Guatemala and with Just Us! Fair Trade Coffee Roasters Co-op to bring fair trade, organic coffee to the Maritimes. The proceeds of each bag of coffee purchased supports BTS human rights solidarity work.
An electronic newsletter will go out before the end of June. We will be sending an email to everyone registered for the online church to get permission to send the eNews too. If you would like to receive this monthly “email newsletter”, please email the church and we will have your address. Port.email@example.com
Cross Canada Pandemic Pilgrimage!
We have formed the Port Wallis Wild Walkers On Friday evening, fill out the form online – https://portwallisunitedchurch.ca/walk and list the number of kms you have walked this week. Ivan will total them and we will send them on the Head of the Pilgrimage. This is an opportunity to get out of the house, go for a stroll and have some fun with your friends.
Here is a video link to encourage you! https://youtu.be/4l5PODGZpAM
THIS SUMMER Join the Kidston CONNECTS Adventure
Kidston CONNECTS will allow campers from anywhere in the world to join together in the spirit of faith and community! Our trained staff will lead campers through interactive activities designed to help them stretch their imaginations, celebrate who they are, and share in some new adventures.
As an optional “add-on” to our Kidston CONNECTS activities, campers can sign up for an activity box, to be delivered to their home, with a week’s worth of hands-on materials to keep them busy through the week
Kidston CONNECTS runs July 6-Aug 14. Registration opens June 1.
Find more information at www.campkidston.com.
Remember WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN, eat healthily, and call a friend.
God is with us. We are not alone.