SUNDAY: August 12:
August 12 and August 19, Five original paintings by Margaret Martin will be displayed for a Silent Auction, at Portland United Church. Because we cannot take the paintings back and forth to our sister church, Elgin United Church, we will have the pictures with the details of the paintings on the bulletin board of EUC. 100% of the proceeds of this auction will go to “Peace through Education-Lebanon” the Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge’s Sabbatical Initiative. This auction is also available on a Facebook Page named: EPPC – Auction for Peace through Education-Lebanon. Any Questions? Contact Rev. Takouhi or Gary at 613-272-8977
THIS WEEK: August 13 – August 21
Tuesday, August 14 – “What’s Cooking at Elgin United Church”
4:00 -7:00. Children are welcome! We’ll be making everything Zucchini: Fritters, Extra Veggie Fried Rice with Shrimp, and so much more. R.S.V.P with Kate Earl at (613-272-2799 Ext. 237 or by email: [email protected] Please use entrance on Church Street and go downstairs.
Wednesday, August 15 – VIBE DVD Series – “All the Places to Go”
Session #5 “The Jonah Complex: The Things that Hold Us Back” EUC 10 a.m.; PUC 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 18 at 7 p.m. FIDDLERS’ CONCERT.
How many love toe-tapping Down East fiddle music?
If you are one of us, please mark your calendar for Saturday night, August 18 at 7 p.m. at Portland United Church. Remember, fiddling was a tradition before Canada was Canada – before radios, record players and TVs! So come and enjoy fiddling by men and women who play for the love of music – Mary’s Merry Minstrels – and walk or tap with them through the history of fiddling in Canada. The freewill offering will support “Peace through Education – Lebanon” an Elgin-Portland Pastoral Charge Initiative. See you on August 18th!
NEXT SUNDAY: August 19:
Sacrament of Baptism will be celebrated at the Elgin United Church.
Old Fashion Down East Fish Fry Hosted by Elgin United Church – At the Lion’s Hall – 5:00 P.M. All you can eat $15.00 per person.
Monday, August 20 – PUC Council meets at 7:00 p.m.
August 25, 2018 – 11 a.m. VIBE Participants Celebrate Christmas in August with Rev. Takouhi before she heads out to her Sabbatical.
August 26, 2018 – 10 a.m. Joint Worship Celebration with Communion at Portland United Church. This is a Bon-Voyage Worship Service for Rev. Takouhi followed by Potluck Luncheon.
Tuesday, August 28 – Portland Community Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. Menu: Lebanese Vegetarian Lunch. Your Host: Rev. Takouhi & Friends
Everyone is welcome! Pay by donation as you are able.
October 26-28 – Bay of Quinte Niagara Youth Festival: For Youth Grades 9 –12 as of September 2018. The deadline to register is August 12. For more information please talk to Pauline French (Portland), Pat Greenhorn (Elgin) or Cathy Ryan or visit https://goo.gl/forms/uPJs9brjgTPlcIgl1
Opportunity knocks…and on the other side of the door are the children of our community! This is our chance to teach and mentor the kids in our congregation, and also to invite other children into Sunday School. We are starting an exciting new Sparkhouse curriculum this fall, with all the lesson plans and resources available on-line. However, I cannot do this alone! We need two to three other volunteers to teach Sunday School, and the commitment would be only once a month. If you are willing for an exciting new venture, please contact me at 613-928-9921, or [email protected]. Let’s open a new door for these children together! – Pat Greenhorn