Archives: July 2020 - Westworth United Church

Safe Re-Opening Plan

Westworth’s Safe Re-Opening plan is now available for review. Beginning in September, there will be a gradual re-opening of the building for worship and small groups. Masks and hand santization will be mandatory. Attendance at worship will be limited to maintain social distancing but live stream services will continue. The full report is available here: …Read more

Congregational Email Update July 30, 2020

Congregational Email Update July 30, 2020   Minister’s Message This will be our last congregational email until September. I will be taking 2 weeks holiday to see my parents in Victoria the first week of August and to rent a cabin in Nopoming Provincial Park the last week of August. The middle two weeks I …Read more

Online Worship for July 26, 2020

Our final joint worship service with St. Andrew’s River Heights for this summer includes a celebration of Holy Communion. We offer pre-recorded solos by Christina Thanisch-Smith and Clarence Frazer. Next Sunday, join St. Andrew’s River Heights for online worship on their Facebook page. If the embedded link does not work, you can access the service …Read more

Surely God Is in This Place

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                                  July 19, 2020 Genesis 18:10-19 Where do you find the presence of God? I asked this question in last week’s …Read more

Congregational Email Update July 20, 2020

Congregational Update July 20, 2020   Dear Congregants, In the midst of COVID challenges and disappointments, there are still great celebrations to be had. I’m excited to announce the upcoming 100th birthday of Gordon Toombs. If you are in town and have a car or bicycle, I invite you to drive/ride by the church on …Read more

Worship for Sunday, July 19, 2020

Our joint service with St. Andrew’s River Heights for July 19 is available for viewing on YouTube. This was another live stream service. We have upgraded our interent servide so the overall quality was good but there were still a few minor problems we hope to fix next week.

Rendez-Vous 2020 Youth Event

Feeling done with “online”?    …So was my daughter! …so when her favourite summer camp offered her a free week of online camp, she wasn’t thrilled …until she got the schedule for it and saw that it DID look like fun after all. Like that camp, Rendez-vous has also been re-imagined. Through real-time online events, recordings, and DIY …Read more

Worship for July 19, 2019

  Our joint worship service with St. Andrews’s River Heights will be live strreamed beginning at 10:45 am on Sunday, July 19 on our You Tube Channel. We have upgraded our internet service so you should not see the gaps that were there last week. If you notice delays or other problems, please send …Read more

Congregational Update July 13, 2020

Congregational Update July 13, 2020   Dear Congregants, We are moving our weekly congregational update to Mondays so that we can print and mail out an up-to-date congregational email with the Sunday sermon to those who don’t have email. We were doing this on Friday after the Thursday worship recordings, but now that we have …Read more

God’s Greening Power of Hope 

Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd                                                            July 12, 2020 Isaiah 55:10-13   This is the time of year when even city dwellers are attentive to the weather and to …Read more