Preaching and music are the core elements of worship at Humber Valley United as we come together to deepen our faith and explore the Mystery of God.
The HVUC sanctuary features stunning stained glass windows by Eric Wesselow.
Come and worship with us. All are welcome!
Ministry & Mission Profile Document Now Available - Click here!
Lifewater Canada is one of the organizations that HVUC supports with our Advent Campaign. This link shows a well that was dug in Liberia with our donations. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed!
Summer Connections - Now Available
The latest edition of the HVUC newsletter is now available!Elders will be delivering it to your door in the next two weeks, copies are available at the church or you can read it online.
Summer Worship Schedule - Join us Sunday's at 10am!
June 29th - Lay Led by Carla Sandrin
July 6th - The Rev. Mark Winger - “Something Old, Something New” Part 1
July 13th -The Rev. Mark Winger - “Something Old, Something New” Part 2
July 20th -The Rev. Christine Smaller
July 27th -The Rev. Christine Smaller
August 3rd -Lay Led by David & Judith Dallimore
August 10th - The Rev. Christine Smaller’s Farewell Sunday
August 17th - The Rev. Mark Winger
August 24th - The Rev. Mark Winger
August 31st - Lay Led by Bruce Boyd
Connections for Lent and Easter
The latest edition of the HVUC newsletter features a Reflection for the Lenten season by Rev. Christine Smaller. The theme is sharing and there are 20 pages of articles, notices, photos and reports about the many things that are happening at Humber Valley United. Elders will be delivering it to your door in the next two weeks, copies are available at the church or you can read it online.
The 2013 Annual Report is now available!
Download it here! (Please make sure your Adobe Acrobat Reader is up to date!)
Looking for the 2013 AGM Minutes? Download them here.
Advent and Christmas Connections
The Humber Valley United Church newsletter, Connections features reports, stories, poems and pictures about the Christmas and Advent season and about plans for our half-century old building. Elders will be delivering it in the first two weeks of December – or you can Connections. Read it online!
The 2012 Annual Report is also available! (Financials are available here)
Sunday, June 22nd, 2013
Music for Reflection: “Anyone Can Whistle” S. Sondheim
Welcome and Preparation for Worship in Song and Silence
(VU 374 Come and Find the Quiet Centre)
Lighting of the Christ Candle: VU 209 vs 2
(Please see screens)
• Opening Hymn: VU 402 “We are One”
• Call to Worship (responsively)
Troubled prophets and struggling families,
you listen to our voices, whoever we are.
There is no one like you, God of the listening heart.
Those who live in fear, and those who look for signs,
you fill us with hope and surprises.
There is no one like you, God of steadfast love.
Seekers of power, as well as those who serve
the vulnerable, you challenge us to use our gifts for others.
There is no one like you, God of all people.
• Prayer of Approach (together):
Breathe on us, Holy Spirit. Renew in us a sense of purpose, of a life filled with joy, of a heart drawn to justice and mercy. Move us to compassion, to action, to lead lives of hope. Fill us with Your abundant love, so that we may love those who are hard to love, forgive those that are hard to forgive, and may we be reminded that You love us, forgive us, and renew us, every day. In the name of Jesus, Amen
Through the Gospel: Matthew 10:24-33
Through the Anthem: “Rejoice in the Lord Alway” H.Purcell
Marianne Zin, David Hunter, Chris Jackman
and the Chancel Choir
Through the Gospel: Matthew 10:34-39
Through the Sermon: “Adapt, Die, or Fade Away”
The Rev. Christine Smaller
We Give of Ourselves, Our Tithes and Offerings
Anthem: “O God, We Kneel Before Your Throne”
Roy Hopp & Ruth van Baak Griffioen
• Dedication Hymn (Tune: VU #538)
For the gift of creation, the gift of Your love,
and the gift of the Spirit by which we live,
we thank you and give you the fruit of our hands.
May Your grace be proclaimed by the gifts
that we give.
Prayers of the People & Our Lord’s Prayer (Sung - VU 959)
The Rev. Mark Winger
Sent by the Spirit
• Closing Hymn: VU 232 “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You”
• Sung Blessing: VU 419 (Please See Screens)
• Passing the Peace of Christ
Music to Commission Us: “Being Alive” S. Sondheim
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farewell to christine event
All are warmly invited to attend a very special farewell function for Rev. Christine on August 10th after the 10:00 o’clock service. Stay tuned for more details. As you plan your summer calendar, mark this date for Humber Valley and Christine.
the tragedy at ardglen
As you may know there was a devastating fire in the Ardglen area of
Brampton which destroyed 18 townhouse units and killed a child, Nicolas
Gabriel, age 10. The scope of this tragedy will be experienced for a long time.
Many folks from Toronto Conference went on a tour of The Journey
Neighbourhood Centre and Regeneration at the recent annual meeting. Their
hearts were touched by all they experienced.
One of the ways that we and the people of that neighborhood have experienced God at work is through these two groups as well as in the outpouring of
support from the wider community. Financial support is most needed at this time and online donations can be made at Regeneration’s website- www.regenbrampton.com where it shows the Nicolas/Ardglen fund. Donations payable to Regeneration can also be mailed to North Bramalea United and will be processed as well. Anyone wishing to volunteer at The Journey Neighbourhood Centre can sign up online at www.thejourneyatardglen.com to serve in a shift or two.
sparrow lake camp and lake scugog camp
Summer is just around the corner and staff at these United Church camps are getting ready for happy campers who need a holiday. Donations to the bursary accounts at both of the camps can be made using envelopes found outside the church office. Please indicate which camp you wish to support - or both! The Outreach Committee will access $4,000 from the Capital Fund to share with these wonderful programs. Many thanks for continuing to support these camps which aim to inspire love for God’s magnificent creation.
Join us here at Humber Valley United on Saturday, October 18th at 3PM for our Fall Fundraiser featuring the one and only Retro Ramblers! These boys have mixed Barbershop, Doo-Wop, and a taste of contemporary to create something truly unique and entertaining! Their performances include sold out venues all over Toronto so we’re proud to have them here. You can purchase your tickets from the Church Office - first come, first serve ... before they’re all gone!
A reminder that on October 8th we are partnering with Mary Morton Tours to go to ‘Crazy For You’ at Stratford. Have you seen the incredible reviews it received? Praise in abundance. Don’t miss this opportunity. If you have not registered call Judith Dallimore at 416 239 5319 to add your name to the list.’
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April 7th, 2013 with Rev. Tim Bruneau
March 31st, 2013
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Issues & Us - General Council - Israel/Palestine Part ONE / TWO (November) - Audio Only
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