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Mount Royal United Church


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Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Worship Rehearsals for participants on Zoom

Dimanche à 13h30 Culte de la communauté chrétienne francophone (voir annonce plus bas)

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Reopening Update


November 28, 2021.

A Return of Live, In-Person Worship in Our Sanctuary

with continuing Zoom services.

Live, in-person worship will resume in our sanctuary on November 28, 2021, in accordance with health protocols; however, our worship services will also be ‘hybrid’, that is, our worship service will continue to be accessible to those who wish to attend remotely on Zoom.

For those who choose to come to the church, the practices we have become accustomed to during the pandemic will apply. You will be required to wear a mask, keep a physical distance of 2 meters between individuals/family groups, register your attendance and leave contact information, and sanitize your hands upon entrance. The only entrance available will be the main door on Lombard Crescent. It is important that you do not come to the church if you have COVID, have COVID symptoms, or are awaiting test results. Please see the Guidelines for Public Worship by clicking this link. Guidelines

Our worship practice will be somewhat altered for the time being. Single use bulletins will be available at the entrance, but we ask that you do not pass or share the bulletins with others. The offering will be received in a receptacle at the foot of the chancel steps so that we do not have to pass the offering plates. We are unable to hold a fellowship time/coffee hour after church at this time. While there will be congregational hymns, we ask that you keep your mask on while singing. (The readers and song leaders will be an exception.) New equipment is being installed to help our worship remain participatory.

Sunday School will resume on November 28 as well for children over 5. Unfortunately, we cannot offer a staffed nursery at this time, but we will be working on this for the future.

Those who wish to continue to join worship online using the Zoom connection may do so, since our service will be hybrid. The service will be conducted and hosted from our sanctuary, and will be available using our current Zoom link. The Newsletter and Invitation will continue to be emailed each Friday. During the first few weeks, there may be less participation from those who are remote (i.e. outside the church) than we are currently used to, but we are quickly acquiring the means to not only allow the service to be seen by those outside the church, but for those who are remote to contribute to the worship service itself.

We ask for your patience and understanding

as we make the transition not only back into our sanctuary

but into a ‘hybrid’ form of worship

that will allow ongoing participation

by those in the church and those who must remain at home.


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MESSAGE FROM THE COVID RESPONSE TASK GROUP

Nakonha:ka Region’s COVID Response Task Group has issued the

INTERFAITH PROTOCOL FOR PLACES OF WORSHIP IN QUEBEC

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been affecting Quebec since March 2020, representatives of various religious communities have formed a consensus-building table to develop a common protocol to ensure the protection of their members' health during religious services. It includes very detailed instructions communities of faith must follow when they begin in-person worship. You can find the document here: 2021_03_25_Protocole_table_interreligieuse_FINAL_en.pdf (mcusercontent.com)

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Pastoral Care and Church Requirements

Though we are in a still not open for in-person worship services and the church building has very limited access,

our staff and volunteers are still working.

For pastoral care needs, please call the church office 514-739-7741

or our minister at home 514-737-4706.

Let’s Keep in Touch

Here is how you can keep in touch:

mruc514@gmail.com

(514) 739-7741

(our answering machine is monitored regularly)

You will also find us on-line at

www.mountroyalunited.ca

https://www.facebook.com/groups/MountRoyalUnitedChurch/

Thank you for your care, your support, and your prayers!

God bless you in the coming days.

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Interested in Hosting Our Zoom Worship Services?

We are looking for people who are interested and able to serve as 'hosts' for our Sunday Morning Worship Services on Zoom. This includes beginning the Zoom meeting, admitting participants, offering words of welcome, helping the flow of the service, sharing power point presentations and video material - and perhaps even editing the service afterward for posting to Facebook and Youtube.

We have been so grateful to Jessica Gauthier for her ongoing contributions to make our Zoom worship so participatory and to all the others who have helped out along the way ... but we would like to have a small group who can share in these responsibilities. Please let the office know if you willing and able.

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INTERAC AND E-TRANSFER DONORS

When making an Interac or e-transfer donation, please include your address if you do not have an account at Mount Royal United Church. This addition will ensure that you will receive a tax receipt at the end of the year. Thank you. The email address is: bettymruc@gmail.com.

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Other Ways of Supporting Mount Royal United

We are grateful for the effort you are making to maintain your pledges and to support MRUC with your givings.

In addition to Interac and E-transfers:

· You can send a cheque or drop it in the MRUC mailbox;

· You may donate using the Canada Helps link found on our MRUC website; please note that there is a new link to a form which reduces the fee to Canada Helps which means more of your donation comes to MRUC.

· Or you may find it more convenient to use the United Church of Canada's PAR (Pre-Authorised Remittance) program. When you are enrolled in PAR, the contribution you specify is automatically deducted from your bank account each month. For the information about PAR, please call Betty Miller at the Church office- (514) 739-7741.

Our Fundscrip Program

Fundscrip Cards are still available!

They are a great way to pay for your regular purchases or you can use them as gifts for special occasions. Get in touch with Donald Buchan for more information: malak@pobox.com

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Culte de la communauté chrétienne francophone de MRUC

Sœurs et frères,

Pendant ce temps difficile de pandémie, nous continuons à garder dans nos prières :

ceux et celles qui doivent travailler pour prendre soin de la communauté,

ceux et celles qui sont en deuils, malades ainsi que leurs proches.

Nous invitons ceux et celles qui peuvent se joindre à nous

pour le culte de la dimanche à 13h30

NB: Nous vous prions de vous connecter à partir de 13h15.

Pour y participer, veiller cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous et suivre les instructions.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81058120014

ID de réunion : 810 5812 0014

Pour y participer au téléphone, veiller cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous et suivre les instructions.

+1 438 809 7799 Canada

ID de réunion : 810 5812 0014

Trouvez votre numéro local : https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kwzhaxYS

Soyez les bienvenus

Frère Prosper Bitchoka et Rev. Marie Claude Manga

Soirées de ressourcement spirituelles

La communauté chrétienne francophone de Mount Royal United Church (MRUC) vous invite aux soirées de ressourcement spirituelles qui ont lieu par alternance, chaque mercredi et reparties de la manière suivante :

- Soirée de prières d’intercession : de 19h15 à 20h

- Soirée d’études bibliques : de 19h15 à 20h30.

Pour vous connecter, prière de cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous et suivre les instructions.

Vous pouvez aussi nous contacter si vous avez besoin d’écoute et d’un temps de prière en privé (Rev. Marie-Claude Manga (450)545-8015).

Pour en savoir plus : https://egliseunie.ca/evenement/etude-biblique-montreal/ et https://egliseunie.ca/evenement/montrealsoiree-prieres-dintercessions-7/