Work and Witness of the Church
Sunday, June 28, 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:
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.
Coffee for Sale: We have 15 bags of coffee for sale. This was purchased for our weekly coffee time. Rather than having it go stale before we can gather together again, we are offering it for sale. $10 for a 1 lb bag. Contact the church office if you are interested.
These Days: Copies of the July-September edition are available. Please contact Heather if you are interested.
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.
Reaching Out to Others
Roots of the Indigenous United Church: At 4 pm (Eastern time) each Sunday in June, you can observe Indigenous History Month by participating in Zoom discussions of the origins and future of the Indigenous United Church of Canada. These sessions are open to everyone to come and learn:
June 28 - The Caretakers Report and the Future Indigenous Church with Adrian Jacobs, Keeper of the Circle, Sandy Saulteaux Spiritual Centre.
For more information, please visit: https://hillhurstunited.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/435528
Pride Celebration: Monday, June 29 6:00 pm. (Note Date/Time Change) Join with other members of our Region and some of our neighbours to celebrate Pride for our own pre-gathering before the Toronto Virtual Parade. The program will include music and prayers and a video about banning conversion therapy. Bring your own beverage and get ready for the parade with United Church friends.
Zoom link: https://united-church.zoom.us/j/98690687222
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/shiningwatersregionalcouncil/live/
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.
Summer at Cummer
Rev. Cheryl-Lynn will be on vacation from June 29 to July 13 and again in August. Rev. Warren McDougall will be leading worship. Karen Shea is available to provide pastoral support. In addition, some local clergy are on call for additional pastoral support. If you require emergency assistance, please contact the church office.
Heather will be on vacation from July 4 to 19. Phones and voicemail will be monitored.
Other vacation plans will be advised as they become known.
Sunday, July 5: Guest Preacher – Rev. Warren McDougall
Sunday, July 12: Guest Preacher – Rev. Warren McDougall
Sunday, July 19: Divine Presence
Sunday, July 26: Prayer and God's Realm