Work and Witness of the Church
Sunday, May 17, 2020
Opportunities to Grow in Faith and Community
While we cannot be together in body, we can continue to be together in spirit. We encourage you to reach out; call a friend; call a neighbour. Share Kindness, Justice and Hope wherever you can. Below are some ways you can keep in touch with the Cummer Community while we are physically separated:
The Office Will Be Closed Monday, May 18 for the Victoria Day holiday. There will be no coffee chat that day.
Daily Coffee Klatsch: Weekdays at 10:00 am. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and join the staff and other members of the congregation for a chance to connect and chat. If you can’t access the Zoom platform, you can still dial in for a chat.
Evening Storytime: Tuesdays at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Put on your PJ’s, make your tea or hot chocolate and settle in for a bedtime story with Rev. Cheryl-Lynn. This is intended to be a time to relax and listen to a story. We will gather, Rev. Cheryl-Lynn will read a story and then say goodnight.
On-Line Study Group: Thursdays, May 7 – June 4, 6:45– 8:00 pm.
Congregational Meeting: Sunday, May 24, after worship (on Zoom). This will be a chance to receive updates from the Board. The Agenda has been mailed to those not on the email distribution list.
Bible Readers Needed: If you would like to participate in our Sunday Zoom worship by reading the Bible, please contact the church office to let us know.
Offering: We encourage people to continue their church givings while we are out of the building. For those not on Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR), we encourage you to mail your offering (via cheque) to the church office. We will pick up the mail periodically. The mailing address is:
Cummer Avenue United Church
c/o Willowdale Emmanuel United Church
349 Kenneth Avenue, Toronto, ON M2N 4V9
Alternately, donations may be made by credit card via Canada Helps. The link is at the bottom of this page.
Moderator’s Weekly Message: Moderator Richard Bott is offering a weekly worship service, which will be uploaded every Sunday to the United Church’s website: https://www.united-church.ca/covid-19 and YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/unitedchurchofcanada/videos
Reaching Out to Others
Drop-Inn: Willowdale Baptist Church, where we hold the Drop-Inn, has advised that they have closed their building. In light of this decision, and out of concern for both our guests and volunteers, we have reluctantly suspended the Drop-Inn program.
Opportunities in the Wider Community/General Announcements
Face Masks: Karen Carlson has been making fabric face masks for friends and family. If you would like one, please contact her.