Current Bulletin: February 7th, 2016
Church sponsored trips: Iolanthe at St Anne's Music and Drama Society on January 30th at 2pm. Two tickets remain. Cost $22 each. Mamma Mia in partnership with Mary Morton Tours at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge. Bus and lunch included $130. April 19th at 2 pm. For both events call Judith Dallimore at 416-239-5319.
Week of Guided Prayer
Humber Valley Week of Guided Prayer Sunday Feb. 7th thru Sat. Feb. 13th. Register by Sunday, January 31st. Contact Joanne Stenerson at email@example.com or 416-237-1869.
Souper Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 7th is "Souper Bowl Sunday" at Humber Valley U.C. Everyone is asked to bring some cans or boxes of soup to church for Youth Without Shelter and for the St. James Food Basket. Every contribution is greatly appreciated.
Tuesday, February 9th at 6 pm
Mark your calendars today. Tickets $5 each, $3 children, or $15 for a family of four or more - through the church office. A Service of Ashes will follow in the Sanctuary. All Welcome!
Issues and Us
Sunday, February 21st
Rick Tamas, Minister of Pastoral Care and May Hutzel, part of Stephen Ministry Leadership, both of Islington United Church, will share their experience with the Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that empowers and equips lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. A light breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30 a.m. Our speakers will begin at 9 a.m. and the session will end by 10 a.m. Please join us, and invite your family and friends, as HVUC is considering implementing its own Stephen Ministry program.
Leap Year Potluck Dinner And Concert with "The Four Men"
Sunday, February 28th beginning at 5:45 pm
You and your family, friends and neighbours are invited to a Community Dinner Pot Luck and Concert at Humber Valley United Church. It will be a true potluck so bring an appetizer, main course, salad, vegetable or dessert to feed about 8 people. If you are unable to make a contribution, please come and join us as all are welcome. Treats will be provided for the kids. The potluck dinner will be followed at 7 pm with a concert with "The Four Men". The Four Men include: Brian McIntosh (tenor), Mervin Fick (tenor), George Kopulos (Baritone), and Michael Downie (Bass). These four men have come together to offer concerts to help churches raise money for the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada. They perform a variety of music - from inspirational ballads to wishful Maritime folk songs, and also including Broadway show tunes and nostalgic arrangements of chart-toppers from the 50's and 60's. All the proceeds after expenses will go the Mission and Service (M&S) Fund of the United Church of Canada which supports projects worldwide. To date, "The Four Men" have raised over $48,000 and this concert will help them grow this contribution. Rev. Mark Winger will be providing more information about groups that are supported through M&S in upcoming Sunday services. The potluck is free and the concert is $20 for adults and free for children under 12 years of age. Tickets will be on sale in the office and on Sunday mornings. As part of the Leap Year fun, there will also be a wandering frog (who may turn into a Prince or Princess) who is happy to accept kisses in exchange for a donation. Families are especially welcome. Please invite your family members, friends and neighbours. Looking forward to sharing a Leap Year event with you.
Bids 'n Bites
Annual spring bridge and luncheon - View Flyer
Wednesday, April 27th from 12 noon to 3 pm. A fancy sandwich lunch, card playing (bridge, euchre or your game of choice), a silent auction and super door prizes. Ladies and gentlemen welcome. Grab a deck of cards and round up a few friends for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship. Tickets are only $25. Call 416-767-1289. Proceeds support UCW initiatives.
Heritage Brass Band
The Heritage Brass Band of the Salvation Army comes to Humber Valley United Church, Saturday, May 7th, 2016 with their Concert beginning at 3 pm. This well-known and much loved band consists of 42 members who come from corps in Toronto and surrounding areas. Their purpose and commitment is to spread the "good news" through music. There is no charge for this event but a "free-will" offering will be taken. We hope each of you will join us and also invite your families, friends and neighbours. This event is being organized by the Hospitality/Congregational Development Team at HVUC for your listening pleasure. All Welcome!