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Week leading up to
February 5, 2023
Heritage River | Congregational Meeting and Reports |  Family Day Sunday | Summer Camps | Mid-Day Music
Hope Springs at Heritage River
Each Sunday a group who live at the Heritage River Retirement
in Elora love to join our worship online. They get together
in a lounge around a large television. Can you give them a hand? We’re
needing people to take turns worshipping with them. Using simple
instructions we’ll provide, you’ll tune the television to the livestream
and share in the worship time together. You’ll be a vital link between
our congregation in our Sanctuary and our congregation at Heritage
River. If you’d like to know more, please speak with Greg. Thanks!
Congregation Meeting
Our first annual meeting as Hope Springs!
Sunday, March 5
12:00 Noon

Beginning with a Potluck Lunch!
We're putting together an Annual Report. It will cover the past year(s) for Alma, Bethany, and Elora UCs, the amalgamation experience, and these first months of Hope Springs. We'll also look ahead to the rest of 2023.
Do you have something you'd like included in the report? 
Deadline for Submissions is Sunday, February 19.
Reports will be reading for pick-up on February 26. They'll also be sent by email.
Sunday on Family Day Weekend
Celebrate our Hope Springs UC Family on Family Day Weekend!
Our friends from Melville UC will join us too

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)
This Week
February 6-12
Today     1:30 pm
Transition Team (building)

Elora Preschool (Lower level)

Tuesday     7:15 pm
CW Singers (Sanctuary)

Tuesday     3:30 pm
Transition Team (Bissell Room)
Thursday     6:30 pm
Choir   (Bissell Room)

Friday     8:00 pm
AA Group     (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday     10:30 am
Hope Springs Worship
United Church Summer Camps
We are blessed in our region of The United Church of Canada (our region is Western Ontario Waterways) to have a few summer camp!. Many of our families have attended these camps and many of our youth have gone on for leadership training and become leaders. And many of our adults had wonderful experiences as campers and leaders at these camps too, years ago!

Please check out these websites. Each camp has a different feel and offers different options. Registration is already open at 2 of them.
Silver Lake Camp near Kincardine
Camp Bimini near Stratford
Camp Menesetung near Goderich

If you have any questions, feel free to connect with Barb
Mid-Week Music at Melville
with pianist Brad Halls
Come and enjoy a musical break in your busy day at “Mid-Day Music at Melville” returns on Wednesday, February 8 from 12 noon to about 1:00 p.m. at Melville United Church in Fergus, when pianist Brad halls will present songs written by Broadway and Hollywood legend Cole Porter, one of those rare brilliant musicians who wrote both the music and lyrics to his dozens of hit standards.  Come and enjoy songs such as “Night and Day”, “I Get a Kick Out of You”, “Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)”, “True Love” and so many more.  There is absolutely no admission fee, but a voluntary contribution to Melville to keep the heat and lights on and the piano tuned is always welcome.
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
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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)

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Music Director
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Office Administrator

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