Port Nelson United Church3132 South Drive Burlington, Ontario
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CHURCH ACTIVITIES & NEWS

Sunday, June 25 at 10.30am - Worship Service
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Announcements for the week of June 25
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Love My Hood - Sunday, June 25 at Roseland Park, 12 - 1:30pm
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One Burlington Festival - August 19 at Central Park Burlington
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Nursery Coordinator Position Available - September 2017
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Service Trip to Sri Lanka January 2018
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Seeds of Life 2017 - Canadian Foodgrains Bank Project
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Port Nelson Annual Report - 2016
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Visioning Plan 2017
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Adult Small Groups Brochure
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A complete list of activities is available on the Events Listing page and our Worship opportunities can be found on our Our Sunday Morning page.

GROUPS - REACHING OUT

Port Nelson United Churech Refugee Program  

Syrian Refugee Group

At this time the greatest need is cash donations. Here´s a link to our donations page at CanadaHelps.org. Scroll down in the selection box to B. "Syrian Refugee Sponsorship."

Thank you to all of those who have responded to fulfill all of the immediate needs. We are richly blessed.

Started in 1978 the Port Nelson United Church Refugee Group has helped to sponsor three families. One family from Vietnam (1978), a family from Bosnia (1997) and a family from Columbia (1999).

On Dec. 10th, 2015, the PNUC Refugee Group co-Chairs, Mary Carey and Mat Ardron, welcomed Hamza, a 19-year-old Syrian, to Burlington after living 5 years in Jordan as a refugee. His English capability has advanced remarkably well due to his enthusiasm to learn and individual tutoring by Group members. In June, 2016, he starts full-time work at the new Paramount restaurant opening at Appleby and Dundas Hwy. This is close to his home apartment donated by a North Burlington Rotarian.

Our second family of three Syrian women have been delayed in Lebanon by a possible health issue that is now under review. [June 2016]

Providing Vouchers to those in need  

Voucher Program
Vouchers at Port Nelson fill a glaring gap. At this time, every other month on Thursday morning between 10:00 a.m. and noon people are invited to come for a $25.00 Voucher they may receive once a month. While food banks have become an essential element of food supply for those on the margins, Vouchers allow folks to purchase what food banks don´t usually provide: over-the-counter medications, vitamins, baby formula, cleaning supplies, etc. Our team of volunteers creates a welcoming, friendly environment in which people feel at home. There are even fresh-baked goodies available from time to time along with chocolate bars and granola bars for snacking. Ice-cold bottles of water have been enthusiastically received in the dog days of summer. There are even cuddly dolls for children, scarves, hats and gloves for everyone and socks for the men.

If you feel moved to donate to the Voucher Program – making a difference for folks struggling to get back on their feet – please write a cheque to Port Nelson United Church “Vouchers” and send it to the church office or put it in the offering plate. Every portion – 100% – goes to support the program. Thank you.

Providing Food Vouchers to the Needy  

Food Access
We are blessed by God´s abundance. Out of such abundance we share with the community. Every third Sunday, we collect food and money for the Partnership West Food Bank, delivering those donations the following week. We work together with other congregations in Burlington to collaborate, pooling our resources, our energy and our programmes for the wider community. We do not stand alone in caring, for God calls us to reach out abundantly.

Community Suppers at Wellington Square  

Community Suppers
Every 1st Friday night of the month at Wellington Square United Church we provide a nourishing hot meal for anyone who wishes to attend. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., with supper served at 6:00 p.m. and clean-up completed by 8:00 p.m., between 50 and 80 people are served — including we who prepared the meal.

While Jesus did say "Feed my sheep," there is a lot of laughter, tears (onions, you know...) and wonderful conversation as we reach out in partnership into the community to share God´s love.

Reaching Out Committee  

Reaching Out Committee

Reaching out is active. It means we get our hands "dirty." We open the doors and windows of opportunity to invite people to work together — starting with charity, growing into mission and maturing through justice. We reach out by raising awareness, by keeping people informed of what they can do, by encouraging folks to grow in their faith in action, by living love. We reach out with a readiness to discover, to encourage and to support new ways of sharing God´s love. Let´s do it together!