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Organ pipes in the Sanctuary of Dundas St. Centre United Church (photo courtesy of D. Cuppels)

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF DUNDAS ST. CENTRE

March 17 2020

Dear Friends in Christ,

I am sure that all of us are very aware of the concern regarding the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19. Our hope is that our members at Dundas St Centre and Rowntree Memorial United Churches enjoy good health, continue to feel connected with one another, and experience the loving and abiding presence of God. 

The United Church of Canada has offered prayerful support and practical advice to congregations with regards to the pandemic.  There are many resources available to us – both through the radio and internet. The United Church’s General Secretary, Nora Sanders, has recommended that we suspend worship services and mid-week activities and try to provide alternatives to our faith communities. We are encouraged to stay up to date through the local Health Units, Provincial and United Church websites.

Early this week the Boards of Dundas St Centre and Rowntree Memorial met to discuss measures and precautions that our churches will take to help keep our faith communities healthy and safe.  Both the Rowntree Memorial and Dundas St Centre Boards have decided to suspend worship and mid-week activities beginning this week for the foreseeable  future (at least until March 31) but will revisit this decision as time progresses. After the March 18th meal, whether or not there will be Out of the Cold meals will be at the discretion of the Out of the Cold Co-ordinator.  Other mid-week groups have been cancelled. If you require assistance please contact the church office either by leaving a message on voicemail or sending an email. Please take note of attached information about staying healthy.

Staff will continue to work but it may be from home as church usage and needs permit. Visiting will be limited to phone calls except in extreme emergency. Phone calls, texts, letters and emails connect us. Let us reach out to one another! Alternative means of providing worship are being investigated and you will be notified on how to access them.

These are unprecedented times.  As a community of faith, we are called to remember that each one of us is held in the loving embrace of God.  May we remember these words of our United Church New Creed: 

We are not alone,
we live in God’s world.

We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.

We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God’s presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.

In life, in death,
in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.

Thanks be to God.

Yours in faith,

Rev. Wendy Noble
Howard Rundle  Chair of the Unified Board of Dundas St. Centre

 

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

PLEASE HEED WHAT THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS TO SAY:

Wash your hands frequently.  Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

    Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses
   that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing.  Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others. Avoid anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

    Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or
    mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including
    the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

     Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can
    transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and
    can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene.  Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

     Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people
    around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.  Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. 

      Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation
     in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the
     right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other
     infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider.  Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

    Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether
    COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area
    should be doing to protect themselves

 

  WORSHIP SERVICES:  March 22 - may 31 2020

   (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL SERVICES START AT 11 AM)


  THERE ARE NO WORSHIP SERVICES IN THE CHURCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  HOWEVER, YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE SERVICES BY CLICKING ON THE BLUE LINKS SHOWN BELOW

  MARCH 22ND: Fourth Sunday in Lent.

  To listen to the March 22nd service, please SINGLE click here:

    Service March 22 2020   'Open my eyes - meeting the man born blind' 

  MARCH 29th: Fifth Sunday in Lent.

  To listen to the March 29th service, please SINGLE click here:

   Service March 29 2020     'MARTHA SUMMONS JESUS'

  APRIL 5TH: Palm Sunday.

  To listen to the April 5th service, please SINGLE click here:

   Service April 2020     'The Palm Parade'

  APRIL 10TH: Good Friday.

  APRIL 12TH:
 
APRIL 19TH:
Good Humour Sunday.  Café-style
  service in the Sunday School Auditorium. Wear a
  funny hat.

  APRIL 26TH: Third Sunday of Easter.

  MAY 3rd: Good Shepherd Sunday. 

  MAY 10th: Fifth Sunday of Easter.

  MAY 17th: Sixth Sunday of Easter.

  MAY 24th: Seventh Sunday of Easter.

  MAY 31st: Pentecost Sunday.  Service led by the Outreach & Social
  Justice Committee. Special guest speaker: Jon
  DeActis, Executive Director of The Salvation Army
  Centre of Hope. His topic will be homelessness and
  our responsibility as a society and as a church. 

 

 

  Notices:
 

  • The next Unified Board meeting will be April 11 2020 at 10:15 am


 

  From the minister's desk:

 

   AUDIO CLIPS OF REV. WENDY NOBLE'S SUNDAY REFLECTIONS
 

2019
 
   Audio Apr 14     Riding with the King
   Audio Apr 21     Wait and Wonder
   Audio May 12    When Our Hopes Die (Sermon by Rev. Bruce Lee)
   Audio May 19  
 Choose Love
   Audio June 16   What Does Trinity Mean to You?
 
 Audio June 30   How Are We Living "Discipleship" Today?
 
 Audio Sept 15   God's Lost and Found
  
Audio Sept 22   Balance & Power 
 
 Audio Oct 27     Ruth and Naomi and the Stick-to-itiveness of God (Sermon by
                              Rev. Ann Corbet)
  
Audio Nov 3       Sinners and Saints 
  
Audio Nov 17    Just One Word
   Audio Dec 8       Message by Jenn Brown, Designated Lay Ministry Student
  
Audio Dec 22     Dreams and Dreamers

2020

   Audio Jan 05     Gifts of the Magi
   Audio Jan 26     Past, Present and Future (Sermon by Val Hodgins at Rowntree)
 


 
Useful Links:

Information on church ministries, educational programs, congregations and calendar:

                        The United Church of Canada

The official website of the Antler River Watershed Regional Council, the United Church of Canada

                         Antler River Watershed Regional Council  

New international version of the Bible:

                         http://www.devotions.net/bible/00bible.htm

Rowntree Memorial United Church:

                   http://www.rowntreechurch.ca

 

 

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