Welcome to Gordon United Church

CHECK OUT the regular Sunday Announcements, as well as the What’s New at Gordon United Church for all the latest news

CLICK HERE to view the 2021 Annual Report.  The Annual General Meeting was held after the worship service on Sunday, March 13, 2022.  Paper copies are also available from the church office.

Rev. Heidi’s Sunday Evening Reflections have been paused while we look into other online possibilities. Previous services are still available for viewing. CLICK HERE FOR OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

COVID-19 SAFETY NEWS

MEMO TO ALL VISITORS TO 935 GOLDSTREAM AVE. (INCLUDING CONGREGATION AND TENANTS/RENTERS) – UPDATED THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022:

Considering the number of folk in our congregation and community who are immunocompromised or particularly vulnerable to the virus, and the current provincial health directives, Church Council has reviewed our recent policy and provided the updated below:

1. That vaccine passports no longer be required as of April 8, 2022 for entry into the church building.
2. That masks continue to be required at all congregational events including worship, and that masks be strongly encouraged for all tenant and rental groups.
3. While each tenant/rental group may set their own policy, we ask that you keep in mind that with the absence of vaccine card requirements there may be people present in the church building who are not vaccinated and so will be at high risk for contracting the virus in a severe form, as well as passing that virus to others. There are also many others who are particularly vulnerable: young children, those who are immunocompromised, and those age 70 and over. Please take care of the people around you.
A reminder that opening doors and windows provides excellent air circulation and gives extra protection against the virus.

We continue to urge the basic precautions required in an infection-prevention plan:
Monitor symptoms and stay home if you are sick.
Wash or sanitize your hands regularly for AT LEAST 20 seconds.
Get any vaccinations/boosters available to you.
Give others their space.
Wear a mask when indoors in poorly ventilated areas, where many are gathered, and where there may be vulnerable people present.
If someone asks you to put on a mask in their presence, please do so.
Be kind and respectful.

Thank-you!

Gordon United Church

Videos on YouTube

If you simply wish to view one of our videos, you don’t need to log into YouTube.  However, if you do log in, you can participate in a live chat that will take place at the appointed time.  Rev. Heidi is available to help with technical issues during her workweek (Sunday to Thursday). Contact the church office to be put in touch with Rev. Heidi.

Online services and reflections can be watched at any time after they have gone live.  Our Gordon United Church YouTube channel has your one-stop shop for current and past videos: CLICK HERE FOR OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Once you navigate there, you will see the last few videos we’ve posted.

 

Minister’s Welcome

Rev Heidi April2022

Welcome to the Gordon United Church webpage! Gordon United, like many churches, feels like family for many people who attend. The bigger the family the better, as all are our siblings in Christ. Our goal is to be both a welcoming congregation for those who choose to become involved but also an active part of the community beyond the church building.

This is a group of people who really appreciate each other and would be glad to have you become a part of the family. All ages, abilities, or backgrounds are invited to become involved in the life of this Christian community. A special welcome is extended to our LGBTQ2S+ friends.

 

You do not need to be a regular church attender, or even a Christian to feel welcome as part of Gordon United.

Bringing the generations together is important to the congregation. Find out about our Children’s Ministry and Messy Church.

Messy Church got underway again in March and we’re attempting to get our Sunday morning programming going as well.  We need both more leaders and more kids to make that possible! Home worship packs are also distributed at special times of the year.

Worship is a mixture of the traditional and the contemporary, preaching is Biblical and related to everyday life. Members of the congregation take an active part in leading worship, whether online or in person.

Gordon United strives to make a difference by deepening and acting on our faith; responding to God’s ancient call to live justly and peaceably. Join us any time, as often as you like. We hope that you will consider making Gordon United your church home.

We try to make everyone feel welcomed and “at home”. Please talk to us if you have ideas on ways for improvements so that we can be the best that we can possibly be for our community within the Church and outside of our walls.

There are opportunities to get to know one another, to learn together, and to make a difference in the community and in the world. The United Church of Canada is a “big-tent” denomination, with lots of variety in how people follow Jesus and what they believe. This is a place where asking questions is not just allowed, but encouraged!

All who wish to explore what it means to follow Jesus are welcome in this place. So please come and join us exactly as you are — you are welcome in your denim, your joggers or your flounces and frills. I look forward to connecting with you.

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