Hey, hey, what do you say? What is your high and low today?” or “Hey, hey, don’t be meek, what’s your high and low this week?” In my class with Vibrant Faith Thursday, wrapping up our “Milestones in Faith Formation” we were feeling the challenges of pandemic, distancing and being intentional to deepen relationships. We experience “mountaintop highs” and “valley lows” each day and have many in a week. They are what is on our heart, even though we might not remember what they were last month or a year ago at this time. Even as we name them, we know the blessings and offer gratitude in perspective and appreciation. Be vulnerable and connect, share and we’ll keep learning each other’s stories.
Grace United Worship YouTube On-Line
Grace worship Online Sunday Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7 and 14 . While livestreaming is now on hold, Grace United Church will be offered on-line via YouTube.
Shelby will be posting the worship service on the Grace YouTube channel by 10:00 A.M. The link to the Grace YouTube channel is:
You can still get the direct link to the specific worship service from the website. Watch for Sheila’s worship invitation today too. Please join for worship when you can. Perhaps you know someone without internet that you could put on speaker phone and invite them to worship with you so they can hear the worship and gather with you.
Save the Date: Notification of Congregational Annual Meeting
February 28 2021
Please plan to join us for worship February 28, 2021 to learn more about the life and work of Grace United Church. During worship we’ll celebrate! It is unclear if we will be permitted to gather in-person, be livestreaming or on-line only but please join us Feb. 28, if you are available by whatever format you can.
The annual report will be available on the website, distributed electronically and available in print previous to the meeting. To all those who submit reports, please submit them to Sheila electronically as word documents or pasted in the body of an email by February 5, 2021.
Following the service any items to be voted on will be available for voting through a survey style electronic forum, similar to the survey done by the transition team. Tentatively the voting will be available for one month, to be completed by March 28. Print copies will be created, placed in envelopes and untouched for a minimum of 72 hours” to observe COVID-19 safety protocols and then made available for those who prefer the print copy.
One Roof Diner Needs:
Dawna shares “the things they need most right now (aside from water) are more heavy gloves/mitts and shampoo. They have lots of socks (at least for the moment)... the sort of gloves that construction workers wear… for sub-zero temperatures and less costly than "regular" gloves. People can deliver them to the One Roof location, 99 Brock Street, Peterborough (St. John’s Anglican Church)) or drop off items or financial offerings to Dawna’s home and she will deliver them.
Zoom Fellowship Sundays at 11:30 A.M.
All are welcome from 11:30 A.M. to noon to chat together. You will be joining on my personal account and the link is the same for Sunday Zoom as it is for Thursday craft and chat at 11:00 A.M. (see below).
Craft and Chat Thursdays
Join us Thurs. Jan. 28, 2021. Please share the zoom link. The Zoom information is recurring, so will be the same each week (again see below).
This is a struggling time for people. Everyone is carrying concerns and joys. Pray for all you love, for each other, for this community of faith and for needs locally, nationally and globally. Thank-you for all prayers.
Your Help Needed Please … Pastoral Care Phone Team
We are looking to create an active phone team willing to commit to making phone calls to check-in on others at Grace United. We will get this organized as quickly as we can in January and are asking for a three month pilot commitment of February to April 2021, with some getting organized in January. If you have some time to offer, Sharon will be the contact organizer. Phone calls may be two minutes in length, as just a hello and hoping all is well or be lengthier according to the comfort and interest of both parties. Would you be able to phone some people twice a month? If you have one person on your list that is a commitment for six calls; two people would be a commitment of twelve calls . Please let Sharon know 705 875-8837 or [email protected]
Join Zoom Meeting
Sunday January 24, 2021 11:30 to noon Zoom link and Craft & Chat Thursday at 11:00 A.M. Zoom link (same link for all events). Click on:
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