If you plan to attend, please be aware of the following:
We will still be broadcasting the service through Zoom and posting the recorded services (and sermons) on Facebook and YouTube. Following the online service, a recording of the full service will be posted on our Facebook page. Follow this link: facebook.com/RichmondHillUnitedChurch/. In addition, the weekly message will be posted on the RHUC Blog.
Sunday, September 20: As we look at our last churchy word, "salvation", we reflect together on Matthew 20:1-16, the parable of the labourers who are hired at various times of the day and all are paid the same amount. Jesus' words flip our world upside down and yet his "the first will be last and the last will be first" teaching is an important lens through which to understand how God restores the world and all of us to wholeness. Three adults and one child are welcomed into the church through the sacrament of baptism.
Sunday, September 27: We reopen the sanctuary for in-person worship as we mark our first "Ember Day" of the program year. We reflect together on Psalm 19 as we take time to give thanks for all of creation. People are free to continue joining in worship via Zoom.
Sunday, October 4: We come together both in-person and online. We celebrate World Communion Sunday. Those coming to worship in-person are reminded to "BYOC" (bring your own bread and "wine" for communion) while those logging in on Zoom are sure to be ready to share communion at home.
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.
Meditation on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:15 in the Chapel with social distancing and masks.
Pub Theology: We meet online once again to discuss faith, spirituality and life's big questions. The next online gathering is on Fri., Sept. 25 at 7:30 PM.
Forest Church (Ecological Spirituality Group): Usually meets on the 4th Sunday of each Month. On Sunday, September 20 Three Rivers Forest Church will host a meditation walk and celebration of harvest. Meet at 19 Church St. St. at 3 p.m. Be sure to wear a mask and bring your own refreshments.