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News for
Week leading up to
December 5, 2021
Christmas Eve Worship | CW Meals to Go | Advent Greetings from the Moderator | Gifts with Vision
Christmas Eve Worship
We’re planning a few worship opportunities this year. 
4:30 pm    Family Campfire Worship (Barb & Greg’s)
Gather outside around a fire to share the joy.
We’ll be singing carols and telling the Story
Pre-registration will be required.        

7:00 pm    Celebration Worship (Elora UC’s Sanctuary)
Sing favourite carols to celebrate the Saviour.
Share in the Christmas story.
Pre-registration will be required for those joining in-person.
You’ll also be able to join online.

9:00 pm    Contemplative Worship (online)
A quiet time of singing and reflection.
Share in Holy Communion together.
We’ll be using Zoom.
Pre-registration will be required.
CW Meals to Go
This community partnership has been serving excellent meals to people in our community throughout the pandemic. Many organizations, restaurants, businesses,  church congregations, and individual volunteers share in this work. 

December 10 is our turn! Bonnie Norris and Lois Amos will be preparing the meals on our behalf.

How can you help? We’re all set for this month. Looking to 2022, we’ll be needing food preparers, cookie bakers, and financial donations. Interested? Please contact Barb Smith-Young.
A message for Advent from Richard Bott. He's the United Church's moderator, our national spiritual leader. It includes an invitation for you to share in the global struggle against Covid-19.
Gifts with Vision
With Gifts Worth Giving

Gifts with Vision is an easy way for you to give gifts to relatives, friends, and loved ones. Your gifts can express your faith and values by directly supporting the United Church's Mission & Service partners.

You can give gifts for

Healing and Reconciliation
Countering Racism
Wellness and Safe Spaces

You can give gifts for
Addressing Poverty and Hunger
The Future
Mission & Service
  • Browse the Gifts. Choose ones that suit the people on your list. You will find a choice of dollar amounts as well as gifts that appeal to varied interests or commitments.
  • Choose Your Gifts. When you find a gift, add it to cart. When you've added all your choices, click the cart icon to be taken to our secure donation checkout.
  • Share Your Gifts. When placing your order you’ll be able to add an eCard, including a delivery date, for each gift. 
Click to visit the Gifts With Vision Catalogue
Or contact the church office, and we'll get you a printed copy.
The United Church of Canada provides Mission & Service support to partners all year long for their ongoing work in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and right here in Canada. The Gifts with Vision catalogue turns gift giving into an opportunity to do something extra for our church partners. With Gifts with Vision, you give a gift to friends or family to support specific partner activities. With your gifts, we help create healthy places to live, promote justice, provide social services, and enliven worship.
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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.

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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 “Elora United Church.” Please indicate if you want your gift directed to particular funds. You can send your donation here:
Elora United Church
75 Geddes Street
Elora ON  N0B 1S0
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Mailing: 75 Geddes Street, Elora ON, N0B 1S0

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Barb Smith-Young:
For both: 519.846.2542
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