Events & happenings

happy new year to our collier family

A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SHARING YOUR TIME, TREASURE AND TALENTS WITH US OVER THIS YEAR AND THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON.  YOUR PRESENCE MAKES A POWERFUL DIFFERENCE IN OUR COLLIER FAMILY.   STAY SAFE AND WELL!

new year, 2021, new year 2021

COVID-19 Updates

The Simcoe/Muskoka District Health Unit region is now in the Red-Control level effective Monday December 14. In light of this, the Official Board voted unanimously to shift Collier Street United Church back to Phase 1.

What does this mean?

Worship leadership will take place outside the Church building. All services will be offered only online effective immediately, and the building will be open only to staff.
We appreciate that Christmas is a special time in the life of our Church family, and in that light we want to ensure everyone stays safe and healthy.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING BOOKLET

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING BOOKLET – 2020 has been a year like any other. The Pandemic changed our life. We are ready to capture how God was at work in our life at Collier for our 2021 AGM booklet.

Please submit your articles to Vickie by January 18 via email at officeadmin@collierunited.ca. We are hoping to have the booklet ready for early February. Thanks much.

Book Reading in Lent

Join us Wednesdays at 7pm on Zoom starting February 24.

  • February 24 – Chapters 1, 2 & 3
  • March 3 – Chapters 4 & 5
  • March 10 – Chapters 6 & 7
  • March 17 – Chapters 8, 9 & 10
  • March 24 – Chapters 11 & 12
  • March 31 – Chapter 13

Email officeadmin@collierunited.ca or call the office at 705-726-1511 for Zoom link

January 29 is our Grand Family Flash Choir

New!  Collier’s own Grand Family Flash Choir will be starting with a zoom sing-along on Friday, January 29 at 7:00 p.m.  This is a fun opportunity for Grandparents, grandchildren, and everyone in between, to spend 45 minutes to an hour socializing and singing – just for fun – with Music Director, Sandra Lisa Ruttan. 
 
We’ll learn a little about how to “warm up” our voices with fun exercises, and then explore rounds, call and response (that would actually work quite well on zoom!!), partner songs and straight up sing together for fun songs.  This is a great chance to spend time safely with people you love, doing something we all love, and meet new people too! 
 
Our feature song for January will be “Somewhere Over the Rainbow!”  After all… “When all the world is a hopeless jumble and the raindrops tumble all around, Heaven opens a magic lane….”  so, let’s find that magic lane and sing! 
 
If you would like to participate, please email Sandra Lisa at music@collierunited.ca to be put on the mailing list for the zoom link. 

Habitat for Humanity Huronia

Habitat for Humanity Huronia has reached out to Collier in the hope we can help them raise awareness that they are looking for families for our 2022 Innisfil builds. Habitat will be building 14-20 homes and so far we only have 2 families confirmed!

Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, charitable organization working towards a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat Canada brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, Habitat homeowners and 53 local Habitats working in every province and territory, we provide a solid foundation for better, healthier lives in Canada and around the world. Habitat for Humanity Canada is a member of Habitat for Humanity International, which was established in 1976 and has grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity Huronia was founded in 1995 and has helped over 40 families since!

The best way for anyone interested in applying is to check out our website to see our video, watch our video on how Habitat works, and then fill out the form if they feel they meet the criteria.

Here is the link: https://www.habitathuronia.com/home-ownership/apply-home/.  We would also be more than happy to talk to anyone with questions. 

stories in glass

collier united stained-glass window book

$15 copy with pickup from church

$20 copy mailed to you

Call the office at 705-726-1511

This special book is brain-child and passion of our own Leona Appleby

The book features photos, descriptions as well as the meaning behind each scene depicted in stained glass. Pick up your’s today!

Free Estimation

CHURCH BOARD VACANCIES

Any congregational member with an enthusiastic interest and has the expertise in any of these positions are asked to express an interest to Deb Tyler at botts44@hotmail.com or call 705 7228538 by January 20, 2021.   Your interest will be reviewed and responded to with a virtual conversation with the Nomination’s team

adult study group

Mergers & Acquisitions

PURPOSE :  To engage people of faith in deeper journeys of examination, critical thinking and understanding of Christian Scripture, Theology and connection to the individual relationship with God.
 
FORMAT :  Online via zoom, it promises to be engaging, interactive, inquisitive, reflective and informative. The link will be provided upon request for attendance via email to:
rmurdockunited@gmail.com   OR text message to: 905-806-0102
 
 TOPIC :  WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
We will be focusing on Mary, Mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene.
 
GROUPS :  Community members at large and Members of the UCW.  There may be specific foci for each group or you may share some of the discovered attributes of these women.

MEETING : Meetings will be held on Wednesday Evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is the first of a series planned to begin on

WEDNESDAY, January 6th 

Upcoming online services

Epiphany 3, January 24

We will light the Christ Candle of Wholeness
Hewitt Holmes as Preacher

Epiphany 4, january 31

We will light the Christ Candle of Compassion
Mark 1:21-28
Hewitt Holmes as Preacher

weekly lenten service

Weekly Lenten Services (February 16 – March 30) – 12 noon

fundscrip gift cards fundraiser

Fundscrip Gift Cards are now available to order from the church office. Great gifts and a great fundraiser for the church!
Click the button to order the form. Complete the form and submit to the office by 9am Monday morning for Thursday pickup.