The Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 9): We take time, on Mother’s Day, to reflect on John 15:18-21 and 26-27 in which Jesus reflects on how his followers will be treated by the "world". He also promises that the Holy Spirit will be sent to help us. In 1 John 5:1-6, the author reflect on the importance of love in this regard. On this day, we take time to bless the prayer shawls that were crafted throughout Lent.
James’ video for children: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AlBjmozEVDR0galh6Q48ddVY8Efj_Q
The Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 16): We jump forward in John to 17:6-19 in which Jesus continues to reflect on the relationship between his followers and the world. we also reflect on 1 John 5:9-13. We celebrate baptism as well as confirmation.
Pentecost Sunday (May 23): We celebrate the third most important Sunday of the year, giving thank for the gift of the Holy Spirit with us. We will share in communion virtually.
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, May 28 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): Contact James at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.