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 and Easter at Portland United.....

Spring is now here, but we seem to be missing something that one associates with the season - that of warm, sunny days, free of snow and cold. Looking outside you may be exused to thinking that we are still in the throes of winter, and justifiably so, for the whole country, not just here in Atlantic Canada, are enduring one of the longest winter weather climes in many, many years. Before Spring arrived we could say, "it is just around the corner", to which we now can say "Spring weather is just around the corner", and once the season advances we will truly be in the midst of glorious weather. Portland has enjoyed an extremely successful Shrove Tuesday supper, and the church calendar is now into the Lent season, culminating in the next few weeks of our Easter Services which we welcome everyone to attend. Each Wednesday there is a service with communion and refreshments afterward, as well as our regular Easter time services, culminating in the Maundy Thursday service, the Good Friday service and the Easter Sunday service. This, all in addition to the planned events which we will enjoy, as much as the Spring season (and weather) we are in much need of now. Winter was long this year, and everyone is looking so forward to the next change in the season, and the chance to get out doors more often. Our church has been very busy over the winter, and there is still more to come. 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.