August 7: We will be maintaining virtual/online worship until at least Thanksgiving. Recurring Post: Joining Online/Phone worship instructions link June 10: Cluster Announcement: TREE PARTY INVITATION DATE: SUNDAY JULY 5 TIME: 7 PM We are planning an online Zoom "party" to celebrate trees and help fight climate change. This special event will feature guest speakers, videos, photos, and more. You'll learn how, for as little as $20, you can purchase a tree to be planted by the City of Abbotsford this fall. Last year we planted 100 trees, and this year we would like to exceed that number. A donation of any amount will be gratefully accepted. To make an immediate donation, click on the SPA heading on the Trinity Memorial United Church home page, then click on Carbon Offset Program. To join the TREE PARTY via Zoom on July 5 at 7 pm, please click on the link. (If the link is not there yet, please WATCH THAT SPACE and it will be there soon!) In the meantime, you are invited to watch this video about tree planting and climate change from the BBC. "https://www.bbc.co.uk/ideas/videos/what-if-everyone-in-the-world-planted-a-tree/p084ttpq/player" Thank you, Your hosts - The United Church Earth Stewards (For more information about us or about the Zoom Tree Party, please contact Kate Jordan at email@example.com) June 2: We will be maintaining virtual/online worship until at least September May 12: Reopening to the New Normal: Guidelines and practices to consider when reopening churches are now available. May 9: We continue with "virtual worship" again tomorrow at 10am. You can "log in" anytime after 9:30am. Instructions here. May 7: We are now entering Phase 2 of Covid-19, but that still requires us to worship virtually. We will let you know when it's safe to gather once again under the roof of AUC. Be patient. Be safe. Be diligent on "social distancing". This is not over yet. We are still not "out of the woods". May 5: Church Launches Global Response to COVID-19. Please support Mission & Service partners as they work to meet the increasing needs communities in the global South face during COVID-19. May 5: This coming Sunday is Mother's Day/Christian Family Sunday. I emailed out some pictures for colouring to be used during "children's time", so be prepared to share as you like, waving them when Rev. Bill invites you. May 5: Just wanted to let you know we will be gathering for "virtual communion" on May 31, Pentecost. You are invited to gather whatever elements work best for you. April 22: Join us for "virtual worship" this Sunday at 10am, you can "log in" anytime after 9:30. Rev. Tracy Fairfield is preaching. Instructions here. April 22:This isn't Covid-19 related, but this is our "news" page, so I'm posting a link from the Moderator regarding the tragedy in Nova Scotia. April 17: A Prayer for Those Who Struggle April 17:A Note from Nora Sanders, General Secretary of the United Church. April 17: Missed a service? Check out Rev. Bill Booth's YouTube Channel to go back in time. Search "billboothwhb" on YouTube. April 17: United Church community ministries continue to serve forgotten and vulnerable people. Read here. April 17:Join us for "virtual worship" this Sunday at 10am. Instructions here. April 17:B.C. preparing to ease some COVID-19 restrictions in May. CBC Link April 17:Let’s stop judging others during COVID-19. Broadview Magazine April 12:How do we celebrate Easter during a pandemic? Broadview Magazine April 8:Moderator's Live Stream Easter Service --instructions link here April 7:Moderator Richard Bott's Easter Message April 3: Moderator Richard Bott shares a reflection on Matthew 21:1-11, the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and urges us to keep our eyes on hope as we begin Holy Week. March 31:What does the COVID-19 endgame look like? Five simple steps. March 27: Indigenous Elders write to the church on COVID-19. March 27: Modelling shows physical distancing has halved spread of COVID-19 in B.C., officials say March 27:Tracking the Coronavirus March 26: The Moderator Rev. Richard Bott is offering worship online on March 29: Click here for more information. I believe he will be doing this weekly. March 25:A Prayer During Times of Covid-19, written by Moderator Richard Bott. March 23: Read a note from our General Secretary: Nora Sanders In these Strange Times March 21: The Moderator Rev. Richard Bott is offering worship online on March 22. Click here to view his video. March 20: Read some great articles from our United Church "Broadview Magazine" for some great articles related to Covid-19 and more. March 20: Since our congregation is unable to offer live-streaming on Sundays, you may want to check out these options. March 20: And for the best source of local public health information please refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Fraser Health Authority March 20: Confused about your responsibilities to stay home? See this article. March 19: United Action for Justice: Coping with Covid-19 -- News from the World Council of Churches March 16: Here's a link to a news statement from the Pacific Mountain Region March 13: The situation around the COVID-19 outbreak continues to develop rapidly. Many institutions, schools, and organizations across Canada have suspended regular practices and large gatherings. United Church of Canada communities of faith are taking special steps in response to the need in their own areas. Please follow the recommendations of your local public health unit about holding in-person worship services. Here is a pastoral letter from the Moderator, offering ideas and resources for both in-person and online worship, a note about employment and pastoral relationships in the event of church closures, and more. Please keep checking The United Church of Canada Faith Communities and COVID-19 webpage for all the latest updates.