Jennifer

Welcome back if you are a returning visitor and a new and hearty welcome 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!

In Christ's name, Jennifer :)


Summer at Portland United.....

It arrived at 7:51 am, on June 21, and we could not be happier to see summer finally here. With the change of season, we are also hoping the weather will bring us some respite from the past seasons and provide us with some warm, and sunny days - just the thing that will allow us all to enjoy the activities we can participate in with family and friends in the great outdoors. Summer is the time for get-togethers, whether it is with family who are visiting, or friends we haven't seen for a time, but with a great summer we shall enjoy our days and nights with them. Our church is also welcoming for our summer guests, and we have the services lined up for the time Rev. Jennifer is away on her annual holiday. Our S.W.A.T. group have arranged for the time in July for services we know you will enjoy. Summer is here, and times are for enjoying the season, and all its splendor, so please, enjoy your time, be safe, and join us for our time of reflections at our services. Won't you join us, 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 Commitee: 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.