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Week leading up to
February 12, 2023
Family Day Sunday | Congregational Meeting | New Bookkeeper | Lent Movie Group | Time Capsule | Pancake Supper
Sunday on Family Day Weekend
Celebrate our Hope Springs UC Family on Family Day Weekend!
Our friends from Melville UC will join us too

NEXT SUNDAY, February 19
In the afternoon
Join us inside or outside!
Inside at Hope Springs UC
2:00-4:00 pm
Board Games and Snacks for all ages (0 - 100!)

Outside at the hill by the Wellington County Museum (Aboyne Library)
2:00-3:00 pm
Tobogganing for all ages (weather permitting)
Hot chocolate and snacks after at Hope Springs UC
(children and youth need to be accompanied by an adult)
For further information contact Barb (226-384-9085)
Congregation Meeting
Our first annual meeting as Hope Springs!
Sunday, March 5
12:00 Noon

Beginning with a Potluck Lunch!

REPORTS are due by NEXT SUNDAY (February 19)
Our New Bookkeeper
Beverly Bond has served us so well as our Bookkeeper and part of our staff team. First for Elora UC and also Elora-Bethany, then most recently for Hope Springs UC, Beverly has ably tended our financial record-keeping, made sure that our bills and staff are paid, and provided good wisdom and helpful information so we could make important decisions. We are very grateful. Thanks Bev!

Recently, Beverly decided that for personal reasons she needs to step away from this role.
Our Official Board and Ministry & Personnel committee are pleased to announce that Jim Fairles has been hired as our new Bookkeeper. He will also serve on our Official Board’s Stewardship committee as our Treasurer. Jim will begin on February 13.

Jim is part of our Hope Springs congregation. He will soon be retiring from his position as a Client Services Veterinarian at the University of Guelph. You can find out more about him here:
Lent Movie Group
The Gospel of John
John’s Gospel is the final account of Jesus in the Bible. It builds on the earlier witnesses of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and was born from a lifetime of experiencing and reflecting.
Who is Jesus? What has he done? What life does he give to us?

These are some of what we discover within its pages.
Now the Gospel of John vividly comes to life in this faithful and powerful dramatisation. The film re-creates the era of Jesus during a tumultuous time that changed the course of history. It is based on the Good News Bible translation, narrated by famed Canadian actor Christopher Plummer, and stars Henry Ian Cusick as Jesus.
Online Group
Tuesday evenings
starts February 28
In-Person Group
Thursday afternoons
starts March 2
Connect with Greg to find out more and sign up
A Time Capsule for Hope Springs
A small group of adults with input from the children and youth are working on a Time Capsule for our new church family.

Right now we are in the planning stages.
We will let you know how each person can contribute shortly.

Want to join the Time Capsule Team (we will be meeting by Zoom)?
Have ideas to share with the team?

Contact Barb (
This Week
February 13-19
Elora Preschool (Lower level)

Tuesday     7:15 pm
CW Singers     (Sanctuary)

& Thursday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
University of Guelph School of Environmental Design & Rural Development         (Bissell Room)

Thursday     6:30 pm
HSUC Choir   (Bissell Room)

Friday     5:00 pm
Wedding Rehearsal   (Sanctuary)

Friday     8:00 pm
AA Group     (Fellowship Hall)

Saturday     2:00 pm
Wedding     (Sanctuary)

Sunday     10:30 am
Hope Springs Worship
Pancake Supper
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Alma
welcomes everyone to our 


Pancakes/Sausages/Fruit Salad/Muffins

Tuesday, February 21     5:00-7:00
8 Peel St E, Alma

By donation to St. Andrew’s
Ways to Help in Hope Springs
Our congregation is about people using and sharing their many gifts, so together we can join in God's work. There will be many, many ways for you to take part. Might one of these fit you?
  • Sing in the Choir
  • Join the music Praise Team
  • Greet people coming to worship
  • Read the Bible in worship
  • Lead prayer in worship
  • Run the tech system on Sundays
  • Prepare refreshements for after-worship fellowship time
  • Visit folks on behalf of the congregation
  • Be on the Children's Worship (Sunday School) team
  • Help lead Youth Group
  • Prepare the bread/juice for Communion
  • Serve Communion during worship
  • Count and record the Offering
We provide the training and support you'll need.

You can find out more by filling out a simple online form. Just click the button below. Or, you contact the church office (519-846-0122).
Let Us Know How You Can Help
Your Offerings Matter
Your offerings are an important way you share in our life and mission together. Here is information about how you can give.

You can give to 
  • our congregation's General Fund
  • the United Church of Canada’s Mission & Service
  • Project Welcome Refugee Sponsorship
  • our Building Fund

You can give by

Pre-Authorized Giving
Monthly offerings automatically deducted from your account. It’s easy! Please contact Beverly Bond to set this up. (519.846.5597 |

Made out to Hope Springs United Church. Please indicate if you want your gift directed to particular funds. You can send your donation here:
Hope Springs United Church
75 Geddes Street
Elora ON  N0B 1S0
Your bank's website will have information about how to do this. When signing up, please use this email address for the payee:

Canada Helps
This online service lets you donate using your credit card. Just go to our Canada Helps page by clicking here.
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Greg Smith-Young
Minister for Worship, Christian Formation and Pastoral Care
519.846.2542 (home)

Barb Smith-Young
Minister for Children and Youth
519.846.2542 (home)

Betty Weinstein
Music Director
Doris Detta
Office Administrator

Jim Fairles
Treasurer and Bookkeeper

Suzanne Flewelling
Building Cleaner
Official Board Chairperson
Judy McMullan

Chris Grose
Dorothy Hemingway
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Lesley Weaver
Bonnie Young

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