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 :)


Spring at Portland United.....

Spring is now here, and we are now starting to get a feel of what the seasonal weather should be like - sunny days, and warming temperatures - all to get us excited about what will still be arriving in a short time to be our spring time as we know it. We have had such wonderful Easter services - our Maundy Thursday service with communion; the Good Friday service - so moving - and our Easter Sunday service with a wonderful day and well attended numbers. Thanks to Rev. Jennifer for her busy Lent and Easter time in preparing us for this time of year. We really appreciate the work put into what we offer to our congregation and our guests. We are still working toward the coming months, and the Worship Committee is busy preparing for the next few weeks for our services, but so too are the other groups in getting ready for the next event to attend, that of the May 3 Yard Sale. This is a really popular day, and helps to raise funds that allows Portland to assist with the running of our home, and for the many, many services our Outreach program helps. After this, we are looking forward to the annual congregational picnic, to which we can take part in, and enjoy, as part of our church family. We are busy: we will be busy, and we continue to be busy in our never-ending work at Portland. With more to come and enjoy, won't you join us, in the Portland family?

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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.