Welcome to Portland United Church - the church on the hill overlooking the Crescent Valley, and an important fixture in Saint John's North End area. A hearty welcome is extended to you if you are visiting us here on the internet for the first time. We hope that you will be able to join us for worship each Sunday at 11:00am. We have lots of activities planned for this year with so many wonderful ways to worship God through song, prayer, study, music, sharing meals, welcoming new members. Come and help us, we would love to see you! Thank you for visiting with us and may God continue to walk with you on your journey and give you peace!


2015 and New Years at Portland United.....

Advent, Christmas and now the next season of the church calendar is Epiphany. We have also welcomed a new year and a new and interesting time for us at Portland, for our church is now planning for the next phase in our search for a new minister. Soon we will be announcing the committee tasked with the hiring process to select a candidate to lead us in our church family and life as we move forward toward completing this very important step in the process. We wished Rev. Jennifer and her family our goodbyes back in November, and we will remember the many fond memories of her tenure here. Alas, time marches on and so too do our lives and the work at Portland. We are very pleased that Rev. Ron Vincent has accepted a short-term supply until the Easter season. We have enjoyed meeting Rev. Ron, and we are enjoying his services we are attending. We extend a warm welcome to Rev. Ron, and to you. Won't you join us for our services, with our Portland family?

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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S BARRY - Celebrating 50 years of Church Music Leadership!

A book of photos from the Open House has been made, and if you wish to view it, please contact the office, and arrangements can be made to view it.

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Pastoral Care Committee: A reminder for those wishing a visitation

If you know of any member who is shut-in, and would like a visitation by one of the committee members, please contact the church office (632-4030), and Ellen will pass along the information to the committee. We are truly blessed to have this hardworking committee who regularly visit those who are unable to attend our services, or who wish a contact with their church in times of need.

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Become Involved in your Church!

1. Church Council:

Portland United Church Volunteer Opportunities: The important day-to-day work of the congregation of Portland United is done largely by volunteers. The Nominating Committee is searcing for volunteers to fill a number of positions for our Church Council, in anticipation of current members whose terms will expire during the next two years. Terms for membership in the council is for a two year period. The positions on Council consist of a number of committees (13), with chairs of each, and members for each committee (48 in total, but more added as needed).

Current vacancies for you to consider are:

- Presbytery Representatives (2 positions);

- Pastoral Care (More members would be welcomed: male members needed);

- Youth Representative

Information about these positions is available in the church office in "A Guide To Our Council System". Potential volunteers who have an interest in these positions, and in providing service to the church, are encouraged to contact the church office, or by contacting Bob Bond, Chair of the Nominating Committee (672-1313).

2. Help Wanted!

Our Counting Teams are in need of some help. This job requires a short time after church one Sunday a month. Training will be provided. Please contact the church office if you could assist with this request.

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Worship Services

Regular services are held each Sunday, at 11:00 am.

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This Week at Portland United Church

Monday 26th of January
Scouts
Music lessons
AA
Tuesday 27th of January
Centennial School Lunch Program
Bible Study in the parlour 7:15 P.M.
Beavers
Music Lessons
Wednesday 28th of January
Quilters
Centennial School Lunch Program
Zoomers
Council Meeting, Parlour 7 P.M.
Cubs
Music Lessons
Thursday 29th of January
Centennial School Lunch Program
Choir
Social Development
Music Lessons
Al-Anon
Friday 30th of January
Saturday 31st of January

Shambhala, nursery, 9 to 12
PASS, Parlour and Kitchen 5 P.M.
Sunday 1st of February
Regular Sunday Service 11 A.M.

Special upcoming events

Tuesday 3rd of February

Sea Belles in the sanctuary

Tuesday 17th of February

Pancake supper

Saturday 21st of February

Shambhala movie day in the parlour

Elaine Boulanger concert

Sunday 22nd of February

Annual General Meeting