Sunday Worship, April 3rd
Full to the Brim - Prodigal Grace
.....In Sunday's story Mary gets a lot of criticism for pouring out some very expensive perfume all over Jesus' feet. It's a powerful image of extravagant beauty in the face of impending death. Her act echoes the stories we hear coming out of Ukraine, incredible moments where musicians and artists are creating beauty in bomb shelters amid the horrors all around them. Where else do we see brazen acts of beauty in our world?
Watch Sunday's Service Online, Live at 9am EDT
.....Join us in live, online worship this Sunday at 9:00 am. You can find the service on Facebook Live or our YouTube channel. The service will be saved at both locations through the week.

Join us for In-Person Worship at 10am
.....In-person Sunday worship and Kids Church is open! While many places in our community do not require a mask, we are still encouraging the use of face masks on Sundays and our leadership will also be masked. Email Jennifer Stinson if you would like to join our volunteer team and help us provide a safe and warm welcome to all who gather. Pro Tip: Arrive before 9:50am to be treated to a warm beverage and cookie that you can take to your seat!
Holy Week & Easter
Please mark your calendars for these special services during
Holy Week and Easter Sunday. 

Sunday, April 10th - Palm Sunday
10am In-Person

Wednesday, April 13th - Midweek Breath
8pm 30-minute Guided Meditation on Zoom.
(Find more info on our website by clicking here.)
Click here for the Midweek Breath zoom link.

Thursday, April 14th - Maundy Thursday
8pm 30-minute Communion Service on Zoom.
Have your own bread and wine/juice available
Click here for the Maundy Thursday zoom link.

Friday, April 15th - Good Friday
10am In-Person & Online Worship

Sunday, April 17th - Easter Sunday
8am In-Person & Facebook Live Sunrise Service
(light breakfast after for those in-person)
10am In-Person
From the Affirming Ministry Team

.....Norval United has begun the process of becoming an Affirming Ministry. To read more about Affirming Ministry, the process and team members, click here.


We Need Your Input by April 22nd
Affirming Ministry Survey
.....The Affirming Ministry Team want to hear from you. They created a survey to determine where Norval United Church is, as a community, as we begin the process of becoming an Affirming Ministry. The survey will take 10-15 minutes of your time, and your thoughtful and honest feedback is appreciated. Hard copies will be available in-person on Sunday, or you can fill one out online by clicking here.
Norval United Food Ministry
Feeding others. Building community.
Tickets now on sale for our biggest and longest-running food fun(d)raiser of the year! Pay-It-Forward is back, which helps us spread the love throughout our local community! For more info and to purchase tickets click here or on the image below.
Youth & Young Families News
Kids Choir - Saturdays 9:30am to 10:30am - NUC Sanctuary
.....This is an all ages choir - from 3 to 18 - led by our own Deb Hopper. No experience needed. The goal is to get kids comfortable with ensemble music, to learn the joy of praising God in song, and to start creating a community for young music lovers.
.....We are starting to work with drums and rhythm instruments from around the world. We have drums from Africa, Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, and Ontario's Anishinaabe Wiikwemkoong First Nation. (Manitoulin Island). Participants can choose to try the drums or not. We are partnering with Mike Hopper (percussionist) to help us learn how to play the drums. (Everybody feels like a rock star on the drums!)
.....Parents are welcome to just drop off or come in and hang out in the lounge.
I hope that your kids decide to get out of bed and come sing. We are having a lot of fun and would love to draw the circle wider!
Ways to Serve
Join a great team and put your faith in action!
Nursery Supervisors Needed!
.....We are looking for a team of Nursery Supervisors who can help make in-person church a safe and welcoming place for our littlest! Must be 14 or older (those over 18 must provide a Criminal Records Check), have experience supervising younger children, and a babysitting course certification is an asset. You would be in charge of running the nursery room where we welcome kiddos up to the age of 4. This is a paid position, 1.5 hours on a Sunday. Please contact Jen if you are interested.
Sunday Morning Volunteers
Bruce Cunnington and Heather Fraser have been doing a wonderful job of looking after our Sunday morning coffee, tea, and cookies and would love to grow the team! Training will be provided and coffee grinds premeasured. If you can help 1 or 2 Sundays a month, please contact Heather Fraser. You can email her here.
From 3 John 1:5 - Dear friend, when you extend hospitality to Christian brothers and sisters, even when they are strangers, you make the faith visible.
Seeking Softball Team Manager
.....After a long couple of summers, the church softball league returns! Cathy Weekes and Dean Paul are stepping down as co-managers for Norval's team. Would you or someone you know be interested in heading up the team for this casual league? Games are Wednesday nights. For more info, or to express interest, please contact office@norvalunited.ca and we will put you in touch with Cathy and Dean.
Other Opportunities
.....Here are a few other excellent opportunities:
  • Greeting Team (a great way to get to know people!)
  • In-Person AV Team (help run the tech in the Sanctuary)
  • Food Truck Fridays (help set up and welcome and engage the community who come out)
Consider these or other ways you feel called to participate in the life and work of NUC! Contact Jennifer Stinson at office@norvalunited.ca, 905-877-66122, or in-person on Sundays.
Prayer and Financial Aid for Ukraine
Outreach for Ukraine

.....The Outreach Team made a donation of $1,500 on behalf of Norval United Church to go towards the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.
.....We know many are seeking more information on ways to help. We have compiled a list of options for your consideration, and prayer resources too.
Please visit this post on our website.
Spiritual Practices
Walking Through Lent

Join the NUC Walking Group as we connect with nature, each other, and God with every step we take through Lent. Come walk together on Sundays after church, or walk in your own neighborhood on your own schedule. Join our Facebook group to share your photos and prayers along the way. We can also keep track of our steps together on Pacer. (use group code: Q42449275)
"I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; speak up on their behalf, and give thanks for them."
1 Timothy 2:1

Here are some recent
prayer requests:
Holding Maureen Wilson and the extended Troup family in prayer, as they grieve the passing of Maureen's mother, Heather.

Holding Fred Paul in our prayers in his continuing journey with cancer.

Karen Seunarine:
Praying for niece Katie Hockenberry as she waits for test results. Praying for a negative test, and if not, the courage and knowledge she is not alone.

Lina di Carlo: Please pray that we aspire to have the depth of forgiveness and rejoice in the presents before us.
Cathy Cunningham: Please continue to pray for my daughter's best friend Steven...still in hospital with a staph infection. Chemo for lung cancer still not scheduled as of last weekend. Thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers. We are indeed grateful.

Marguerite Adams: Please pray for my daughter Jenny and the safe arrival of a new baby.

Offering a constant prayer for peace in Ukraine, and throughout the world.