Sunday, February 21: We celebrate the First Sunday in Lent, reflecting on John 15:9-17, as Jesus reflect on the significance in laying down one's life for others, and 1 Peter 3:18-22 in which the author reflects on the spiritual meaning of Jesus' death. During Lent, we begin with reflective reading as a way to centre ourselves for worship. This week we reflect on part of a sermon preached by the Re. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
James’ video to children: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AlBjmozEVDR0gaQfh9gJy6uCJRdQ3w
Sunday, February 28: We celebrate the Second Sunday in Lent as we reflect together on John 2:13-22 when Jesus drives the moneychangers out of the Temple and 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 in which the author reflects on the apparent foolishness of the cross.
Sunday, March 7: For this Third Sunday in Lent, we reflect on John 3:14-21, known mostly for one verse, John 3:16, and Ephesians 2:1-10.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Zoom links to both prayer times.
Pub Theology: Friday, January 29 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):
Learn about Birding with Three Rivers Forest Church: Each February, the activity for Three Rivers Forest Church is an opportunity to learn something about nature. This year we have the opportunity to learn about birds and the hobby of birding. We will gather on Zoom at 3:00 pm, Sunday February 28.