Worship In-Person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday Mornings

Our amalgamating congregations
— Alma United, Bethany United, and Elora United —
are sharing worship in July!

Also, Knox Presbyterian will be worshipping with us in July-August.

July 3  Bethany UC hosting    Worship at 9:20 am
Map for Bethany

July 10  Alma UC hosting    Worship at 9:30 am
Map for Alma

July 17  Elora UC hosting    Worship at 11:00 am
July 24  Elora UC hosting    Worship at 11:00 am
July 31 Elora UC hosting    Worship at 11:00 am

All of August      Knox Presbyterian    Worship at 11:00 am
2 blocks east of Elora UC


Is Worship be like it was before?
In some important ways, yes! We’re praying together, hear and reflect on the Scriptures, sing and hear music, and enjoy God’s Presence in a place that’s meaningful to many of us. However, some things are different.

Mask wearing is your choice. Also, you might feel more comfortable with keeping some physical distance from others. We respect the different decisions people will make.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated. The vaccines are safe, effective, and part of our collective effort to overcome this disease.

Unfortunately, some people are ineligible for vaccination at this time. This includes children younger than 5, and people with some medical conditions. That’s why we aren’t making vaccinations mandatory to come to worship. For their safety, it is important that everyone else be vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated, please speak with your doctor for reliable and up-to-date information about its effectiveness and safety.

Our after-worship Fellowship Time is still paused. We hope we can resume it soon, but for the time being we need to leave the building soon after the service ends.

Is Online Worship continuing too?
Definitely. For many, the experience of praising God together while online has been excellent. So now you can join in to our worship either in-person or online. Find our more about our online worship by clicking here

What if things change?
We hope this is the beginning of a gradual return to doing things together. Still, we continue to be flexible, adapting to the changing pandemic situation, the needs of our congregation and community, and unforeseen things that happen. We’ve learned how to do that! And we’ll keep you well-informed as we go along.

Will we ever be going back to normal? No. A lot has changed, and we will continue to envision what our congregation’s worship and mission will be in the future.

Can I Help?
Yes! We need people to serve as Greeters, Ushers, Cleaners, and Tech System operators. We’ll train you and give you plenty of support. Please let us know if you’re interested (elorabethanyuc@wightman.ca | 519-846-0122)

What Happens in Our Worship?

We pray. We hear the Bible read, and someone (usually our minister Greg) offers reflections on the Bible’s meaning for us today.

How Will I Know What to Do? When you arrive, one of our greeters will give you a printed outline of the morning’s activities. You’ll find it also has information about things going on in the church. Words and information are also projected at the front of the worship space (the sanctuary). The worship leaders will give clear instructions for everyone to follow along.

What About My Kids? We have Children’s Worship! It’s a friendly environment where they discover God, themselves, and our world. Kids begin the worship time in the Sanctuary with their parents/caregivers. Shortly after we start, children and leaders move to their own activities.

What Do I Have to Wear? Whatever you are comfortable in. Some dress up. Others come casual. We have a relaxed style.

Where Do I Sit? Wherever you like. None of our seats are reserved. We do ask you to respect others’ need for physical distancing, as we continue keeping one another safe.

Should I Bring Money? You don’t need to. As our guest, sharing your time with us is the gift we are most thankful for. If you’d like to give, we have an offering plate at the entrance to the sanctuary. Please put your offering there. You can find out other ways to give here.

What about Music? We love to sing! We use a blend of traditional hymns and newer songs. Betty Weinstein and Inkyoung Lee are our music leaders. Want to find our more about Elora UC’s music ministry, including our Adult Choir and Praise Team? Please contact our church office (elorabethanyuc@wightman.ca).

What Happens After? Our after-worship community and refreshment times are on hold for now. We are eager to begin them again. They are great for meeting new people and finding out more about us.

More Questions? You can talk with one of our greeters, or anyone you see leading the worship service. You can also speak with Greg Smith-Young.