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News for
Week leading up to
August 1, 2021
Campfire, Plumbing, August Worship & Pastoral Care, a Field Hospital in Cuba
We need some maintenance work done on washroom sinks and toilets in the Elora UC building. If you can help with this, please let us know (
For the 5 Sundays in August, our worship will be hosted by Knox Presbyterian Church. It’s services are pre-recorded, so you can watch them anytime after they are put online. 

You can see them on Knox’s Facebook page. Just use this link: 

Please note: You do not need to belong to Facebook to watch these. When you go to the site, you’ll be asked to make a Facebook account but you can safely ignore that if you wish.

For pastoral care during August, please contact Knox’s minister.
    Rev. Susan Clarke
    office: 519-846-0680     cell:  613-246-3090
God's Mission Our Gifts
Centre’s generosity inspires others to be generous too.

On July 11, thousands of Cubans took to the streets of Havana and elsewhere in the country in what the CBC called “some of the largest displays of anti-government sentiment in decades.”

Eleven million people live in Cuba. By mid-July, Reuters reports the country had a staggering average of nearly 4,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases per million residents daily, nine times higher than the world average and more than any other country in the Americas for its size.

As the Delta variant swept through the country, shortages of food and medical supplies stirred protesters to take to the streets demanding access to basic necessities and human rights. It also prompted one Mission & Service partner to open its doors.

Credit: Christian Centre for Reflection and Dialogue-Cuba

When hospitals in Cuba were pushed to capacity, the Christian Centre for Reflection and Dialogue-Cuba―a  Mission & Service partner―moved quickly to convert its building to help. Today, the building is being used as a field hospital and isolation centre for children and their families who have been exposed to the virus, as well as a vaccine centre to get doses administered as widely as possible. The generosity is inspiring others to be generous, too.

Local business owners and the public have begun to donate food, transportation, masks, and more. “In recent days, we have welcomed representatives of different businesses in the city to our institution with special contributions: cake, ice cream, jams, and graphic prints with hopeful messages,” says the Centre in a report, calling the groundswell of kindness “gratifying.”

Throughout the pandemic, your support through Mission & Service has helped provide vital personal protective equipment, shelter, and food for people in Canada and around the world when they need it most. Now, it is also providing life-saving vaccines.

Thank you for all the ways you are making a difference!

You can give to Mission & Service through our congregation. You'll find information in the "offerings" section below.

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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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 “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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Canada Helps
This online service lets you donate using your credit card. Just go to our Canada Helps page here.
Mailing: 75 Geddes Street, Elora ON, N0B 1S0

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