RESPONDING TO COVID-19


The Oversight Team of York United Ministries has decided to proceed with live services in each of the three churches to assist the congregations to prepare for the resumption of our regular service format. The plan is to have a single joint service at each church in order to evaluate the congregations ability to respond to York Region’s reopening directives.


The following services are planned

*note the new times which are part of the interim response.


Everyone who feels comfortable doing so is welcome to join us at the services listed above. Be assure that your safety and that of our ministry personnel is of utmost importance to us and that York Region Guidelines for Places of Worship will be adhere to. If you are not ready to attend a live service we will continue to offer our online services on our YouTube channel now called York United Ministries. May we all stay safe and keep one another in our prayers.

Book Club 2020 - 2021


Book Club meets the 4th Wednesday of the month starting in Sept. at 7:00pm.



Wed. Sept. 23rd - Talking To Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
What we should know about the people we don’t know. Facilitator: Ted Anderson

Wed. Oct. 28th- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Family Saga 1910-1989- lives of Koreans under Japanese occupation. Facilitator: Suzanne Svadjian

Wed. Nov. 25th- The Wayfinders by Wade Davis
A Canadian anthropologist explains why ancient wisdom matters in the modern world. Facilitator: Rev. Bruce Roffey

Wed. Jan. 27th- Reclaiming Faith by Michael Coren
Inclusion, Grace and Tolerance - a compilation of Coren’s articles presenting Christianity. Facilitators: Bruce and Eleanor Chambers

Wed. Feb. 24th- As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner
Spanish flu pandemic 1918- a family reborn through loss and love. Facilitators: Brenda Walker and Christine Gunter

Wed. March 24th- The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
A story of families living in a Cambodian waste dump- hope and the power of literacy. Facilitator: Muriel Cober

Wed. April 28th- Planning meeting


Summer 2020 Reading Suggestions
The Practice of the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence
The Shape of Mercy and A Fall of Marigolds - Susan Meissner
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
The Invisible Man- Ralph Ellison
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel
Legacy - André Pratte and Jonathan Kay
Starlight - Richard Wagamese



Choir
Weekly practise happens on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m, September - May. Newcomers welcome. For more information, call the church office, 905-727-8118.

Dance classes
Weekly on Mondays from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for those more advanced dancers, and from 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for those just starting out or dusting off their dancing shoes. 
Cost is $23.00/couple or $17/single for a 1 hr lesson. 
Newcomers are especially welcome at the 8:00 p.m. class. For more information, call Jackie at 905-939-2233. 

Piano Lessons
York Pines is pleased to welcome Alanna Moore. Alanna teaches piano at the church. 
Tuesdays 3:30 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
She has a few lesson times open; if you or someone you know is interested in learning to play the piano, please contact Alanna at 289-383-2094.

Staying in Touch
Want to stay in touch with what's happening at YPUC? In print, you can find out what’s happening in the newsletter, in the weekly announcements on Sundays, and in the King Sentinel under Schomberg Should Know column written by Wendy-Sue Bishop. Digitally, you can check-out this Website, Facebook or Instagram.

https://www.facebook.com/yorkpinesunitedchurch/

Instagram: @yorkpinesunitedchurch

Please note: now that York Pines has a digital presence on Facebook and Instagram pictures may be taken and then posted on these sites.