Worship and Reflection

Affirming Sundat at Richmond Hill United Church Youth Choir Musical at Richmond Hill United Church 2017 Worship Selection Youth Choir at Richmond Hill United Church 2017 Lent at Richmond Hill United Church

Please be advised that the church building is closed until further notice. As a loving and compassionate community, it is imperative we keep everyone safe.  All communal gatherings in the building are suspended. Worship and other congregational gatherings are hosted online.

 To access weekly worship that is hosted through our Facebook page, follow this link: facebook.com/RichmondHillUnitedChurch/. It is livestreamed at 10:30 AM and a recording of the service is archived on the page. In addition, worship will be facilitated using Zoom. Details regarding how to connect to this platform will be emailed each week to those on our contact list.

 To access the home based worship resource so you can use to follow along or take time for personal reflection, follow this link: Home Prayers

 You can find an at home "Discovery Time" with children here.  Please work ahead to made Palms: Discovery Time

 Following the online service, a recording of the message will be posted through the blog. 

 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 office@rhuc.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, james@rhuc.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. Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

 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. 

Sunday Worship

All are welcome: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.       

   Home Prayers        Discovery Time

     We begin Holy Week as we mark Palm Sunday.

Sunday, April 5: We remember Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem with a virtual palm parade. We then look ahead to the end of the week, preparing for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday by reading what happened between Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem and his eventual arrest. We will still use Facebook Live as the main platform to broadcast the service but will also send out details to join the worship service through Zoom. This will allow us to see one another if we wish, especially for the palm parade. 

 Services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday will be pre-recorded and available for download on the website.

 Sunday, April 12: It's Easter! We have two opportunities to worship. An Easter Sunrise service at 6:30 am and our regular service with virtual communion at 10:30 am. Both will use Zoom, plus Facebook Live for the 10:30 am service.     

    Online Services: facebook.com/RichmondHillUnitedChurch/

 Sunday offering and Lenten Givings (Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold).  You can give online through CanadaHelps, Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!  - etransfer to office@rhuc or mail a cheque to the church office. 10201 Yonge St., RH L4C 3B2

   Pub Theology is moving online: Our monthly Pub Theology on the last Friday of each month has moved online from the regular location of King Henry's Arms. The gathering will be through Zoom at the regular time of 7:30 PM. So bring your beverage of choice, and log in from your computer or mobile device and chat about faith, spirituality and life's big questions. Conversation may go to the obvious topic but could also deviate to give everyone's brain a much needed break.

 

Sermon Transcripts - Read current sermon notes.

Opportunities for Reflection -

 

  Lenten Bible Study: Beginning on Thursday March 19 at 7:00PM, Bible Study moves online through Zoom at: https://zoom.us/j/468715475

  Meditation on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:15 PM through Zoom.

      Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/348084110

 

      Click here to learn more about Centering Prayer.

Forest Church (Ecological Spirituality Group): Meets on the 4th Sunday of each Month; Times and Locations vary - Call ahead for information   Postponed.