Worship for June 20: We mark Indigenous Peoples Sunday as well as Father's Day. We take time to reflect on Mark 4:31-35 in which the disciples are caught in a storm while Jesus sleeps in the stern of the boat. We also ponder an excerpt from The Right to Be Cold by Sheila Watts-Cloutier as she discusses the Inuit human rights claim against the US on the grounds that their refusal to tackle climate change threatened their culture, health and livelihoods.
James’ video for children: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlBjmozEVDR0gaw9qWbo9Stf42urKw
Worship for June 27: We mark the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost as we continue to consider Jesus' ministry of healing. In Mark 5:25-34, we read about a woman with a chronic illness being healed when she touches Jesus' cloak.
Worship for July 4: We ponder Mark 6:1-13 in which Jesus commissions his disciples to go in pairs to proclaim the good news. We also celebrate baptism.
In this challenging time, it is important that we look after each other. If you are able to pick up groceries and other supplies for those who are homebound, please contact the church. Equally, if you are in need of this support, call the church or email email@example.com.
If you are in need of pastoral care or spiritual support, please contact Rev. James Ravenscroft. Call him at 647-705-2754 or you can reach him by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are grateful for all those who are able to support the ongoing ministry of Richmond Hill United Church. If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so through CanadaHelps.org., etransfer to office@rhuc or mail a cheque to the church office. 10201 Yonge St., RH L4C 3B2
May we continue to keep each other and world in prayer, especially those who are most vulnerable, those who are grieving or struggling, and all of those on the frontline putting themselves and their families at risk to keep all of us safe. We will get through this together.
Two opportunities for Centering Prayer: Beginning the week of January 11, we are adding a second opportunity for Centering Prayer. This Zoom-based group will meet Mondays at 12:30 for a simple format with 20-minute silent sit. Wednesdays at 6:30 pm is a reflective format with readings, Taizé style refrains as well as a discussion time after the 20-minute sit. Contact James (email@example.com) for Zoom links to both prayer times.
Pub Theology: Friday, June 25 at 7:30 PM on Zoom: It is time to come together again to talk about faith, spirituality and life's big questions, all over the beverage of your choice. Let James know if you would like to participate, and he will send you the Zoom link. Feel free to invite a friend.
Forest Church (Ecological Spirituality Group): Summer Solstice with Three Rivers Forest Church: June 20 at 6:30 pm. 19 Church St. S. We mark the longest day of the year with a time of individual meditation followed by celebration around the campfire. Participants are asked to wear a mask and maintain social distance. Maximum of 10 people. Contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.