Announcements


SUNDAY 10:30am WORSHIP SERVICES ARE ONLINE @ twitch.tv/sydenhamheritageuc 

In-person worship is available with proof of vaccination, but because of limited seating, you MUST call the office at 519-753-1248 to register your attendance for in-person worship before noon on the Friday before the service.

If you need access to the church building during the week, please contact the office at 519-753-1248 to make arrangements for access.

When visiting the church PLEASE remember to SIGN IN and have PROOF OF VACCINATION and IDENTIFICATION with you. There are stations to do so at the following doors: Parking Lot, main Sydenham and Dundas. Stay safe and remember EVERYONE entering the building at this time for whatever reason – MUST wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, be vaccinated & SIGN IN!


Norma Kirkby and her family wish to extend sincere thanks to the Sydenham-Heritage congregation for the beautiful prayer shawl delivered to Norma. It is a lovely and thoughtful gift. Norma is settling in well at the John Noble Home, Brant Terrace Room 602. She is happy to see visitors at any time.


DONATIONS, Memorials and OFFERINGS

While we are unable to attend weekly Church services, please remember your weekly givings/offerings are still very important to the work of the church and the maintenance of the church building.

We would like to take a minute to remind you that now would be a good time to sign up for Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) where your givings could be deducted from your bank account monthly and direct paid to the church’s bank account – if you’re interested in this method of contributing, call the office to make arrangements.

Also, you can drop off your memorial donations/envelopes/cheques/cash givings at the church office any morning during the week, just call ahead to ensure you have access (and remember we have a mail slot in the Dundas Street Door access).

Another method is to send us an E-Transfer with online banking. If this is new to you, just follow these steps:
1) You need to be set up for On-line banking.
2) After signing in to your On-Line banking account, the menu (normally on left side) should have an option for E-Transfer – click on it.
3) You will need to add contact (Sydenham-Heritage U.C.) and method of contact (church email address sydenham.heritage@gmail.com).
4) Select the account you wish money to be taken from as well as the amount and insert in appropriate boxes.
5) Message is optional (can indicate where you want money to go e.g. General Funds, Benevolent fund, etc.).
6) Then you need to select a question from list or make up your own (e.g. “what is this for”) and then insert answer with no spaces in appropriate box.
7) Click Send.
8) Final but very important step is to send an email attention:  Treasurer (sydenham.heritage@gmail.com) with the answer.

You also have a another method to donate to the church.  Sydenham-Heritage United Church is now registered with CanadaHelps.org which is an on-line donation platform that will allow you to donate to any Canadian registered charity.  Keep in mind that when you donate through this platform, your tax receipt will be from Canada Helps and that donation will not appear on your Sydenham-Heritage tax receipt, but your donation does go to the Church’s general account.

Click on the Donate through Canada Helps link below and you will be re-directed to their donation form.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!


OFFICE REMINDER

Please be sure to let the office know if you have moved, changed your phone number etc. so that we can keep our records up to date.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you have an announcement you wish to put in the Sunday bulletin please be sure to have into the office by 10am Thursday.


Your Communications Team is very excited about an upcoming audio/visual project they have started working on and would very much like to include contributions from our church family in this process.

We would love to have your contributions of videos and photos that show life at Sydenham-Heritage, special events, services, field trips, dinners, auctions, concerts, anything that shows our church family interacting and working together.
Keep in mind that we will be sharing the photos/videos that you provide for this project on social media platforms, so you would need to consent to having your photos/videos shared when you provide them to us. For this reason, any photos/videos used will not include children.
If you would be interested in contributing please contact anyone on the communications team: Terry, Anne, or Rev. Paul


Wanted!!
Musicians, singers and those who just love music. Are you interested in adding your voice or musical instrument to our Music Ministry? Please join us for choir practice on line using the link provided on the website calendar or leave your name and contact information at the office and we’ll contact you!


Music Director would like to hear from you….
If you would like to request a piece of music, please email the church sydenham.heritage@gmail.com or call the office (519-753-1248) and leave your request for Trevor.


Jane Baxter is continuing her studies, but the Prayer Group is still here. Please join me in a quiet time of Prayer, devotions and reflections.
A time to connect with the Divine and with each other.
Find the Zoom link on the church calendar.
Join us Tuesdays at 6:30 PM on Zoom.
Yvonne Wright


DROP OFFS:
Papers may be left at the top of the stairs when raining or in front of the wooden shed if nice weather.
Anything else please ring the doorbell and ensure that whatever you are dropping off is marked as to who/what it is for and who it is from.

Thank you


Pastoral Care

If you know of anyone in our church family who may be in need of Pastoral Care due to illness, the death of a loved one, etc. please contact Rev. Paul Shepherd (Phone/Text/WhatsApp: 647-700-7129 – Email: paul.shuc@gmail.com) or let the office know by phone (519-753-1248) or email (sydenham.heritage@gmail.com).


POLICE CHECKS

If you are working with any of our youth you are required to have a police check which includes the vulnerable sector check. The cost is $20 and will be reimbursed to you. Please see Aileen in the office to get a letter to take to the police station.


TECH PEOPLE NEEDED

We’re looking for anyone interested in helping with running the sound & video systems for Sunday Services, Funerals, Weddings, drama productions etc. If you are interested please contact the office.