Announcements



Mount Royal United Church


Meetings

· Wednesday, May 19 9 a.m. - Reopening Committee

· every Thursday at 7 p.m. - Zoom practice for worship participants

· chaque mercredi à 19h15 - soirées de ressourcement spirituelles (détails plus bas)

· chaque dimanche à 13h30 - culte en français en ligne (détails plus bas)

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CAMP FUND CAMPAIGN 2021

The annual campaign to raise funds for local summer day camps has begun.

Many camps have adapted and are able to offer interesting and safe programs for the children. You should be receiving a letter shortly. When making your donation, whether by cheque or by e-transfer, don’t forget to clearly mark that it is for the Camp Fund.

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ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH

The celebration of May as Asian Heritage Month begins this week. Officially recognized in Canada since 2002, this is a time to prayerfully reflect on the contributions of Asian Canadians to Canadian society. See the video “Asian Cultures, Asian Heritage”. This video celebrates Asian cultures within the United Church today. Asian leaders speak of their experiences in the church. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70uLVEwNsDQ



Reopening Committee Report on Survey

April 7, 2021

The committee is pleased to report a very gratifying response to the “reopening” survey.

Over 60 people took the time to complete the survey, helping to guide our church into a post pandemic world.

Sincere thanks to you all.

From this survey technique, we are able to see that

· the majority of respondents are in favour of a Hybrid service- continuing on Zoom as well as an eventual return to the sanctuary for those who are able.

· Most respondents favour returning to the sanctuary when we can sing together, have coffee together and are vaccinated.

· As well, the vast majority favour sanctuary changes in audio/visual equipment which would allow simultaneous Zoom and sanctuary worship.

· Sunday school respondents are ready to return to church when everyone else is “on board”.

COVID conditions vary daily, so updates in worship format are constantly revised.

But the committee will be reporting its work regularly.

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BURSARIES FOR POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS

Three Bursary funds are available through the Finance and Extension Board of the Nakonha:ka Regional Council for students registered in Universities and post-secondary institutions who are active members in Congregations in the Nakonha:ka Region. Preference will be given to students registered in Canadian educational institutions. For further information and downloadable application forms, please visit https://nakonhakaucc.ca/resources/bursaries/

Applications should be submitted by Friday June 4, 2021.


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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 heading into a prolonged time of restrictions, and the church building will have 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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E-transfer Donors

Please note that if you are making a donation by E-transfer,

in order to receive your charitable tax receipt, if you do not have an account at the church,

you must include your address in the ‘message’ space on the Interac e-transfer form.

The e-mail address is: bettymruc@gmail.com. Thank you.

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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 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/