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Northminster United Church

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors!

wearing of masks is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. No pre-registration required

vaccination is highly recommended

A Note from Our Minister, Kevin Derry
Welcome to the website of Northminster United Church, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.  We thank you for taking the time to look at our site and learn a bit more about our faith community.

Our accessible building is located at 300 Sunset Boulevard (between Chemong & Barnardo) and we meet every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. for worship,  Sunday School, and fellowship.  For Sunday services you may enter through the doors facing Sunset Boulevard or the red doors facing the back parking lot.  There is an accessible lift entrance also facing the back parking lot that is clearly marked.  During the week, please use the red doors facing the parking lot to enter the building.  We have office hours from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  The office is closed for all statutory holidays.

Our Sunday School programme has resumed for the winter season.  There are also colouring materials and puzzles available in the narthex (back of the church) for the young and young at heart.  We are also gathering for fellowship time in Upper Wright hall following worship.
 
We are a welcoming, theologically progressive community of faith trying to live and love faithfully in complex and trying times.  We have completed the application process to become an Affirming congregation in the United Church of Canada and have received our designation.  We share our faith stories from the New and Old Testaments of the Bible, as well as other faith writings and stories that help us navigate the presence of the Holy in the context of this time and place. 

You may check out some of our recent services through the video link at the top of the website.  Barring technical issues, each Sunday service is available to view.  New services are uploaded and available for viewing by Monday at noon most weeks.  There is also an opportunity for reflection and prayer Thursday mornings.  The prayer video goes up by noon on Thursdays.

As we look at Christmas in the rear-view mirror and forward to 2023, the true work of Christmas has begun.  We strive to live out our faith as we acknowledge the presence of the Holy in all of us.

Choir rehearsals have resumed Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm here at the church.  Please come out and join an enthusiastic group of folks who love to sing and share their gift of music.

We are planning some educational opportunities over the winter that are beginning to take shape so please check the website for further details.  We seek answers to many questions and sometimes we find them and sometimes we find more questions.  There is always lively discussion and the true gift is sharing our ideas, experiences, and interpretations with each other.

In this continuing COVID-19 environment that we find ourselves, we have taken measurers to ensure, to the best of our ability, everyone's safety.  We strongly recommend being fully vaccinated and wearing a mask.  We practice social distancing as folks are comfortable.  There is hand sanitizer conveniently located at the entrances and throughout the building.  We also ask that if you are feeling unwell, please take time at home until your symptoms have subsided.  It is so important to work together to protect the health of those most vulnerable to illness in our communities.  These protocols could change based on recommendations from our local Health Unit.  Please check this website regularly for any changes in our COVID-19 protocols.

Once again, my thanks for sharing your time with us and I hope you can join us for worship soon.  If you have any further questions,  please use the contact information provided and reach out to us.

Take care, be safe, and show kindness to one another,

Kevin

705-748-4881
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