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News for
Week leading up to
July 11, 2021
Four Simple Words, Helpers Needed, Vaccines for the World, and more!
Monday Evening

Four Simple Words: A conversation

In April, Curt Hammond shared with us things he's been learning this past year. His Grandma Elsie's wisdom, "It's Not About Me," has lead him on a journey of learning about Service Leadership.
We'll be having a chance to follow up in conversation with Curt.
Monday, July 12
Online using Zoom

You can see Curt's message in April here.
Helpers Needed
Our Fellowship Hall carpets need a good cleaning! Suzanne, our church cleaner, will be doing this the week of July 19. We need 4 people to move things beforehand. Can you help? Please email

Sunday Worship in September
We're hoping to resume in-person worship in September. To make this work, a lot of us are going to need to help out. We'll be looking for Greeters, Ushers, Tech Operators, and Cleaners. You'll receive all the training you'll need to do these jobs safely and well. Interested? Please email
As we resume in-person activities, we are prioritizing the health of everyone who is in the building. We will do our best to create environments and activities that people will feel safe participating in.
Together, we will care for each other. Thank you.
We ask that everyone serving in volunteer roles in the building . . .

be vaccinated (both doses)

wear masks 

screen for Covid-19 symptoms

and sign-out of the building
Continues throughout July
God's Mission Our Gifts
"The United Church joins in the worldwide call for a just and equitable global distribution of vaccines. You can be part of it."

We know the COVID-19 crisis won’t end for anyone until it ends for everyone. Make a gift today to support communities gripped by the pandemic in the Global South. Working with Mission & Service partners, together we are contributing food and relief items to those in need, enabling the distribution of PPE, and supporting programs to prevent and control the spread of the disease.

Our call to love our neighbours and leave no one behind has become more challenging in the face of the pandemic. While COVID immunization campaigns roll out in Canada and elsewhere, a humanitarian catastrophe is building where variants of the disease have taken hold. Swift action is needed for access for vaccines for everyone around the globe. As COVID-19 cases rise and health systems face enormous pressure, local and national economies strain under the burden. People in many communities are experiencing mounting challenges to maintain a stable income, provide basic necessities, and ensure safe shelter for themselves and their families.

Together we can make a difference. Your gifts are needed now more than ever. Your donation will help those most affected receive basic necessities and access to vaccines.

The impact of the global pandemic is harsher for those living with pre-existing conditions and in situations of poverty and poor access to health care. The UN World Food Programme now estimates those needing urgent food assistance globally will more than double to 270 million because of COVID-19.

The United Church is part of a worldwide network of faithful people responding to the global crisis, making a difference for the most vulnerable people in the world.

Your gifts reach communities on the ground through United Church participation in ACT Alliance and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Together with partners, we use established networks and relationships to deliver essential food assistance, sanitation, and health care; build capacity; and more.

Join partners around the world in a prayer journey from lament for lives lost to intercession in the collected prayers, Voices of Lament, Hope, and Courage. Pray for hurting and suffering communities; for global leaders; for health carers on the front lines of the struggle; for a fair distribution of vaccines, especially in low-income countries; and finally, for those―especially children and the most vulnerable―who become encouraging signs of hope for us as they get up and recover.

You can give to Mission & Service through our congregation. You'll find information in the "offerings" section below.
Note: As part of the United Church's Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.
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 
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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