Link for Sunday worship with Central United (October 31st.)and other tidbits…

Happy Friday folks…please find attached the Zoom Link to Sunday worship and fingers crossed it will be what you are accustomed to and you can Zoom in and enjoy the service from the comfort of your home. We are also welcoming people into the sanctuary for the regular 11:00 am service. Please note that masks must be worn at all times. Other than the soloists, there is no singing – but hum until your heart’s content! (…and keep the faith, singing WILL return one day ❤️ )

…this Sunday we will celebrate All Saints Day. This isn’t meant to be a mournful service, but rather a service of gratitude and celebration as we remember all those who have touched our lives. (Halloween costumes are optional but masks are not 😷 )

Scripture for this Sunday is Isaiah 25:6-9 and Revelation 21:1-6 and some beautiful music is being organized!

Central United is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Worship with Central United Church – Sunday October 31st, 2021
Time: Oct 31, 2021 11:00 AM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87688093209

Meeting ID: 876 8809 3209

As you become more comfortable and more people are double vaxxed, you may consider venturing back out to church and here is what will greet you and what you can expect when you come…

Welcome to Central United Church…and thank you for being here!

Our primary goal is to ensure that everyone who comes in and out of our doors and spends time here at Central, is safe. Here is what we are doing and what you can expect when you visit us on a Sunday morning. We do this to ensure that to the best of our ability, everyone follows the same protocol during the pandemic and all are safe.

Thank you for helping to make this possible!

• Attendees enter the church either from the Shoppers Drug Mart entry or the north-east entry or from CKSR.

• Everyone is expected to wear a mask at all times unless speaking or reading from the pulpit or singing a solo at a safe distance at the front of the church.

• Please note that the main doors remain closed to manage traffic.

• Yellow cones on the floor are used to indicate 2 meters between people.

• At the hall where the entries meet, you will find a volunteer who will present you with a Covid Symptom Checklist/questions.

• At this entry point, additional masks are available and hand sanitizer.

• At the next station midway to the sanctuary, another volunteer will take your name and telephone number. This is a tracking list kept on file incase an outbreak should occur.

• At the next station midway to the sanctuary, another volunteer will take your name and telephone number. This is a tracking list kept on file incase an outbreak should occur.

• At the next station midway to the sanctuary, another volunteer will take your name and telephone number. This is a tracking list kept on file incase an outbreak should occur.

• At the next station midway to the sanctuary, another volunteer will take your name and telephone number. This is a tracking list kept on file incase an outbreak should occur.

• At the next station midway to the sanctuary, another volunteer will take your name and telephone number. This is a tracking list kept on file incase an outbreak should occur.

• At the next station midway to the sanctuary, another volunteer will take your name and telephone number. This is a tracking list kept on file incase an outbreak should occur.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call the church office (416) 241-7544.

Sell your talents!!!

….that’s right, it’s back, take stock of your talents – what can you bake, make, do? Do some baking, host a dinner, host a day at your cottage – our talents are limitless. Contact Kathy Steiner for more information (416) 618-1759‬ or ksteiner@live.ca. Talents will be posted online and you can purchase there in a virtual market.

…there is still time to make a donation to the Thanksgiving campaign this week – please mark your envelope to indicate this gift.

News from WKNC (Weston King Neighbourhood Centre)

√ Gently used winter coats will be accepted – but only winter coats at this time due to space restrictions.

√ Have you thought about volunteering in the Centre? Tuesday nights packing and handing out meals, other times throughout the week?

√ Your financial contributions are especially helpful right now as we work at trying to re-open for indoor meals before year end.

Here is a link to a Youtube series called the Daily Dose shared by one of our young people – daily messages about living into our faith, made by young people, for young people. Check it out and see what some young people are listening to!

The Daily Dose!

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.

~ Anne Lamott

Ted Talk Tuesday and life around Central….

Hello folks….here we are in week two and thank you for your patience! My apologies for the technical terror I caused on Sunday. I always make the assumption that technology will work and that is a challenge when I already know nothing about it. Regular Zoom protocol will be in place this week. This is not to say we will give up trying to broadcast live on Youtube to make us accessible to the “whole” world, but I will do a little more investigating. I am sorry that those at home missed a wonderful service of music offered up – it truly is spirit lifting!

Ted Talks this week…

I am sharing a Ted Talk with you that is near and dear to my heart. You may have already heard of Anne Lamott. She is an American writer and I call a modern theologian, who tells it like is, speaks from experience and deep rooted faith and is very relatable. I did get the privilege of seeing her in person a few years ago in Toronto and this talk is very reminiscent of that. I have some of her books if want to borrow them.

12 Truths I learned from life and writing….

…this Sunday we will be celebrating All Saints Day as we remember those souls who have gone before us.

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Members and friends of Central United receive this blast periodically throughout the week. At anytime feel free to jump ship if the blasts get too much for you. Hopefully you will stick with us, find the blasts informative and fun. Ultimately, the e-blasts are meant to help keep us connected, provide information locally and beyond in a meaningful way that keeps us engaged with not only OneKing, but the world. Please use this email to share an announcement or unsubscribe, cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544

Rev. Brad can be reached by leaving a message at the church office or by his cell phone (416) 268-7592 and by email at binglis2@me.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.

Zoom Link for Sunday Worship with Central United and other fun stuff…

Hello folks! Please find attached the link to the worship service for this Sunday via Zoom. You can log in and watch the service, have your camera on so you are visible or leave it closed, whatever your comfort level is. We will also be sending out a link later on Sunday for you to watch the recorded service at your leisure ( …this enables you to fast forward through my stuff and just enjoy the music that Jenny and Heather put together 😉 ).

Here is your link to the service…

Brad Inglis is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Worship with Central United Church
Time: Sunday Oct 24, 2021 11:00 AM America/Toronto

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89025765833

Meeting ID: 890 2576 5833

  • Points of interest….
  • Have any scrap metal you are looking to get rid of? Need it hauled away and you get paid for it? Call Peter Kalamaris from P&M Restaurant – this is a side gig he is doing would appreciate anything you have to get ride of – call 416-799-7964
  • Don’t forget that next Saturday is your last chance of the season for the Weston Market – 22 John Street…still a great selection of produce and of course Back Bacon on a bun!
  • Next Sunday we celebrate All Saints Day • Sunday November 7th is our Remembrance Day Service • Sunday November 21st will be the covenanting service where we celebrate our ministry together!

Persons Day
October 18th was Persons Day in Canada!
It marks the day in 1929 when the historic decision to include women in the legal definition of “persons” was handed down by Canada’s highest court of appeal. This gave some women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and paved the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life. Though this decision did not include all women, such as Indigenous women and women of Asian heritage and descent, it did mark critical progress in the advancement of gender equality in Canada.
…my mother “inspecting” the church.

About this Blast
Members and friends of Central United receive this blast periodically throughout the week. At anytime feel free to jump ship if the blasts get too much for you. Hopefully you will stick with us, find the blasts informative and fun. Ultimately, the e-blasts are meant to help keep us connected, provide information locally and beyond in a meaningful way that keeps us engaged with not only OneKing, but the world. Please use this email to share an announcement or unsubscribe, cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544

Rev. Brad can be reached by leaving a message at the church office or by his cell phone (416) 268-7592 and by email at binglis2@me.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him if you would like to set up a visit or for urgent matters.

Greetings and the start of Ted Talk Tuesdays…

Hello folks…and greetings on day two of my new adventure here at Central United in Weston. I am thrilled for this opportunity to journey with you over the next year as we build on all of the wonderful things already in place – 200 hundred years of history, great community partners, pioneers in outreach programming and together we can explore what it means to be church in these changing times. I personally believe that there has never been a better time to be the church!

A little about me…I was just ordained in 2015 at the ripe old age of 50 and had been in social services for 20 years prior to that. I have some experience with children and youth, addictions, vulnerable populations and seniors and with that combination was executive director with Big Brothers of Cambridge for 4 years and the Community Resource Centre (a multi-use centre wth licensed childcare, parent and toddler groups, emergency housing, outreach programming) in Centre Wellington County for 10 years. Prior to that I worked in youth support, crisis intervention and addiction support programming. For the past 10 years I have had the privilege of being the minister with Tobermory United Church at the tip of the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. I started as their student and continued on with them after ordination. My time there was soul filling and allowed me to see God in action, in the most unexpected places. And now, I am thrilled to be able to serve here in Weston!

My goals are to be accessible, live here in the community and see where I can help. I love visits, in person following covid protocol if you are comfortable, over the phone or zoom, indoors or out. So please don’t hesitate to be in touch. My home/cell number is 416-268-7592 or leave a message at the church (416) 241-7544 and you can reach me by email at binglis2@me.com. If you know of someone needing a visit or some support, please let me know. On Tuesdays I will be sending a link to a Ted Talk for you to check out if you wish and share with friends. If you haven’t seen Ted Talks before, check them out https://www.ted.com. They are short, thought provoking, current and make for wonderful conversation. Once we are able to gather again informally, I love hosting small groups for a Ted Talk Tuesday events where we watch a couple of Ted Talks together and discuss them. In the meantime, check them out, share them with a friend and talk about them and explore some others!

Ted Talk for this week...a wonderful example of how beautifully, achingly, heartbreaking and amazing life can be!

This week…

• Please check and see if you have any extra balls of wool kicking around the house. Our knitters can use your extra wool to make mitts for Christmas for those who need them. If you don’t have any wool but would still like to help, you can purchase some wool to donate or make a contributions and specifically note it is for the Mitten Program.

• We will continue this Sunday with our Zoom Service by invite – the next e-blast later in the week will include details and also the scripture for this Sunday incase you want to read it in advance. The title of Sunday’s reflection is Trying To Out Run God’s Love.

• We may not be business as usual but some things never change! Volunteers and friends are always needed – help out with the Food Bank Weston Area Emergency Services (WEAS), Weston King Neighbourhood Centre (WKNC), bake for a neighbour, call a friend you haven’t heard from, buy a coffee for the person behind you at Tim’s – love is in the air if we put it there!

• How can you support Central United? Sign up for PAR (Pre-authorized remittance – monthly contributions come right out of your account), drop off or mail a cheque to the church, make a donation by e-transfer, call and have someone come and pick up your donation. Share our e-blasts with friends and family. Volunteer for one of our committees that help operate the church. Zoom in or walk in Sunday morning and see what church looks like in 2021 – you might be pleasantly surprised! Don’t hesitate to call the office and we will guide you in the right direction.

…blessings for your week folks!

B

About this Blast
Members and friends of Central United receive this blast periodically throughout the week. At anytime feel free to jump ship if the blasts get too much for you. Hopefully you will stick with us, find the blasts informative and fun. Ultimately, the e-blasts are meant to help keep us connected, provide information locally and beyond in a meaningful way that keeps us engaged with not only OneKing, but the world. Please use this email to share an announcement or unsubscribe, cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544

October 14, 2021

Worship at Central will continue on Sunday, October 17, both in-person and by Zoom meeting.

October 24th will be our new minister, Brad Inglis’ first Sunday with us. Until that time we will enjoy services conducted by guest speakers, some from Central and a few familiar faces from past years.

Rev. Jim Balfour will be the guest speaker for this Sunday’s service. Jim will do some reminiscing about his time at Central as part of our 200 year Anniversary celebrations. Don’t miss this service!

A prerecorded on-line version of the weekly Sunday service will NOT be available until further notice. We will make the recorded “zoom” version available to you later non Sunday afternoon.

You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation from Kathy Steiner by Saturday evening so you can stay in the comfort of your home instead of meeting in person.

Covid-19 protocols will continue when we are meeting in person. This means you must wear your face mask at all times when in the church. You will be met at inside the door and asked the standard Covid questions, then move along the hall and register your name with Sue for future contact tracing. Remember to maintain a distance of 6 ft between you and the next person in the pew, unless they are from your “bubble”.

The Church Council Executive continues to monitor the financial picture at Central. PAR is a blessing for us, along with those who have mailed in their offering or made a contribution online. We encourage you to help in any way you can, and we will even send someone to pick up your donation if you can’t get out to the mailbox. We thank you for your continued support. The mailing address is 1 King Street, Weston, Ontario, M9N 1K8 or you can give to Central online with CanadaHelps.

About this Blast

Members and friends receive this blast every Thursday. To share an announcement or unsubscribe, email cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544

October 7, 2021

Worship at Central will continue on Sunday, October 10, both in-person and by Zoom meeting.

October 24th will be our new minister, Brad Inglis’ first Sunday with us. Until that time we will enjoy services conducted by guest speakers, some from Central and a few familiar faces from past years.

The Outreach Committee will be the guest speakers for this Sunday’s service. Support this team by attending in-person or online. They have a great message to share with us.

This weekend is Thanksgiving and time to give thanks for the many good things we have. It is also time to remember those less fortunate. If you are able, bring something to be donated to the WAES foodbank. Leave your items on the bench outside the Sanctuary.

A prerecorded on-line version of the weekly Sunday service will NOT be available until further notice. We will make the recorded “zoom” version available to you later non Sunday afternoon.

You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation from Kathy Steiner by Saturday evening so you can stay in the comfort of your home instead of meeting in person.

Covid-19 protocols will continue when we are meeting in person. This means you must wear your face mask at all times when in the church. Remember to maintain a distance of 6 ft between you and the next person in the pew, unless they are from your “bubble”.

The Church Council Executive continues to monitor the financial picture at Central. PAR is a blessing for us, along with those who have mailed in their offering or made a contribution online. We encourage you to help in any way you can, and we will even send someone to pick up your donation if you can’t get out to the mailbox. We thank you for your continued support. The mailing address is 1 King Street, Weston, Ontario, M9N 1K8 or you can give to Central online with CanadaHelps.

About this Blast

Members and friends receive this blast every Thursday. To share an announcement or unsubscribe, email cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544

September 30, 2021

Worship at Central will continue on Sunday, October 3, both in-person and by Zoom meeting.

October 24th will be our new minister, Brad Inglis’ first Sunday with us. Until that time we will enjoy services conducted by guest speakers, some from Central and a few familiar faces from past years.

This week’s guest speaker will be Dr. Jim Rodgerson.

A prerecorded on-line version of the weekly Sunday service will NOT be available until further notice. We will make the recorded “zoom” version available to you later on Sunday afternoon.

You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation from Kathy Steiner by Saturday evening so you can stay in the comfort of your home instead of meeting in person.

Covid-19 protocols will continue when we are meeting in person. This means you must wear your face mask at all times when in the church. Remember to maintain a distance of 6 ft between you and the next person in the pew, unless they are from your “bubble”.

The Church Council Executive continues to monitor the financial picture at Central. PAR is a blessing for us, along with those who have mailed in their offering or made a contribution online. We encourage you to help in any way you can, and we will even send someone to pick up your donation if you can’t get out to the mailbox. We thank you for your continued support. The mailing address is 1 King Street, Weston, Ontario, M9N 1K8 or you can give to Central online with CanadaHelps.

About this Blast

Members and friends receive this blast every Thursday. To share an announcement or unsubscribe, email cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544

September 23, 2021

Worship at Central will continue on Sunday, September 26, both in-person and by Zoom meeting.

October 24th will be our new minister, Brad Inglis’ first Sunday with us. Until that time we will enjoy services conducted by guest speakers, some from Central and a few familiar faces from past years.

This week’s guest speaker will be Rev. David Watson.

This past week a few people have asked about the congregation singing the hymns in church. At this time the Province of Ontario still requests that singing is restricted to only a few individuals. I know that other churches have allowed singing during services and your executive board will discuss this at our next meeting.

A prerecorded on-line version of the weekly Sunday service will NOT be available until October 24th. We can however make the recorded “zoom” version available to you later on Sunday afternoon.

You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation from Kathy Steiner by Saturday evening so you can stay in the comfort of your home instead of meeting in person.

Covid-19 protocols will continue when we are meeting in person. This means you must wear your face mask at all times when in the church. Remember to maintain a distance of 6 ft between you and the next person in the pew, unless they are from your “bubble”.

The Church Council Executive continues to monitor the financial picture at Central. PAR is a blessing for us, along with those who have mailed in their offering or made a contribution online. We encourage you to help in any way you can, and we will even send someone to pick up your donation if you can’t get out to the mailbox. We thank you for your continued support. The mailing address is 1 King Street, Weston, Ontario, M9N 1K8 or you can give to Central online with CanadaHelps.

About this Blast

Members and friends receive this blast every Thursday. To share an announcement or unsubscribe, email cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544

The middle of September

Worship at Central will continue on Sunday, September 19, both in-person and by Zoom meeting.

October 24th will be our new minister, Brad Inglis’ first Sunday with us. Until that time we will enjoy services conducted by guest speakers, some from Central and a few familiar faces from past years. This week’s guest speaker will be Taye Madison.

A prerecorded on-line version of the weekly Sunday service will NOT be available until October 24th. We can however make the recorded “zoom” version available to you later on Sunday afternoon.

You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation from Kathy Steiner by Saturday evening so you can stay in the comfort of your home instead of meeting in person.

Covid-19 protocols will continue when we are meeting in person. This means you must wear your face mask at all times when in the church. Remember to maintain a distance of 6 ft between you and the next person in the pew, unless they are from your “bubble”.

The Church Council Executive continues to monitor the financial picture at Central. PAR is a blessing for us, along with those who have mailed in their offering or made a contribution online. We encourage you to help in any way you can, and we will even send someone to pick up your donation if you can’t get out to the mailbox. We thank you for your continued support. The mailing address is 1 King Street, Weston, Ontario, M9N 1K8 or you can give to Central online with CanadaHelps.

About this Blast
Members and friends receive this blast every Thursday. To share an announcement or unsubscribe, email cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.

Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544

Let’s gather in person again

Worship at Central will resume on Sunday, September 12, both in-person and by Zoom meeting.

October 24th will be our new minister, Brad Inglis’ first Sunday with us. Until that time we will enjoy services conducted by guest speakers, some from Central and a few familiar faces from past years. This week’s guest speaker will be Marg “Bunny” Todman, assisted by Dave Hewitt.

A prerecorded on-line version of the weekly Sunday service will NOT be available until October 24th. We can however make the recorded “zoom” version available to you later on Sunday afternoon. Please let Kathy Steiner know if you want that link sent to you.

You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation from Kathy Steiner by Saturday evening if you would prefer to stay at home instead of meeting in person.

Covid-19 protocols will continue when we are meeting in person. This means you must wear your face mask at all times when in the church. Remember to maintain a distance of 6 ft between you and the next person in the pew, unless they are from your “bubble”.

The Church Council Executive continues to monitor the financial picture at Central. PAR is a blessing for us, along with those who have mailed in their offering or made a contribution online. We encourage you to help in any way you can, and we will even send someone to pick up your donation if you can’t get out to the mailbox. We thank you for your continued support. The mailing address is 1 King Street, Weston, Ontario, M9N 1K8 or you can give to Central online with CanadaHelps.


About this Blast
Members and friends receive this blast every Thursday. To share an announcement or unsubscribe, email cuc@bellnet.ca

Territorial Acknowledgement
Our location on the historic Carrying Place Trail (Weston Road) reminds us that we meet on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Petun, Seneca and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit. We hope this ancient path will be a symbol of our desire to walk with Indigenous peoples in a spirit of reconciliation and respect.


Contact Us
Central United Church, 1 King Street, Weston, ON M9N 1K8 | Phone: (416) 241-7544