Sunday Worship, March 20th
Full to the Brim - You Are Worthy
.....In Jesus' day, and even in our day, some people believed that if something bad happened to you, you must have done something wrong. Jesus disagrees. He tells a story about a fig tree that hadn't produced figs for years. But he suggests that even that tree has worth. We all have worth. We all have value. Sometimes we just need to take the time to realize it.
Join us for In-Person Worship
.....In-Person Sunday Worship and Kids Church is open! Check out this post on our website to learn more about what to expect. Email Jennifer Stinson if you would like to join our volunteer team and help us provide a safe and warm welcome to all on Sundays. Come on out any Sunday, even if it's just to see the stained glass panels in person!
(Pro Tip: Arrive before 9:50am to settle in with a cookie, and coffee or tea.)

Watch Sunday's Service Online
.....Join us in live, online worship this Sunday at 10:00 am. You can find the service on Facebook Live or our YouTube channel. The service will be saved at both locations through the week.
Worship Service Times Changing March 27th
.....After two long years we are slowly coming out of the pandemic. The decision has been made to go to two services on a Sunday morning. There will be an online service from 9:00-9:45 am and an in-person service from 10:00-11:00 am. This move will allow us to continue offering an excellent online service for our large online community as well as getting back to an excellent in-person service. To read more about this change please click here.
Or check out this video on our YouTube page.
Prayer and Financial Aid for Ukraine
Outreach for Ukraine

.....Last week 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.
Youth & Young Families News


Movie Night!

.....Popcorn's popping for Friday March 25th 6:30 p.m. Join us to watch Raya and the Last Dragon. This Disney movie from 2021 has some great themes about forgiveness and grace. Pajamas, blankets and stuffies are welcome.


Children's Craft Corner

Moved to Sunday March 27th 
during worship!

Join Jan and Jen in Room 5 for a special spring planting activity! A big thanks to 10 and 10 Garden Centre for helping provide the special plants and supplies.
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 - 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 Events
Pulled Pork Dinner
P/U March 26th 10am-Noon
.....This is a delicious reheatable meal, to be picked up refrigerated. Dinner will include:
  • pulled pork,
  • a bun
  • coleslaw
  • baked beans
Cost $15.00, payable by cash or cheque on pickup. Proceeds support Norval United's Food Ministry.
Email orders by March 22, to nucfoodorders@gmail.com
Ways to Serve
Join a great team and put your faith in action!
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.
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.
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.
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)
Yoga - Fridays at 6:30pm

Yoga in our beautiful, candle-lit Chapel. Each 75-minute Deep Flow practice will start and end with guided meditation, and will be led by Michelle Vosu of Breathe & Believe Yoga.

Covid safety precautions in place. 6-week Session = $100 (Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22 & 29, May 6) Please click here for more info and to register.
"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:
Praying for Tom Auger as he recovers from a broken leg.

Continued prayers for Lynne Remigio as her broken wrist heals.

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

Braydan Thornhill: Praying for my friend's mom who was in a bad card accident.

Vesna Nikolic: Praying for everyone that feels anxiety over lifting pandemic measures and integrating back into society.

Julia Mounsteven: Praying for peace all over the world.
Lina Di Carlo: Please pray for those suffering in Ukraine and families near and far.

Petra Lang: Praying for the people of Ukraine with hope that Putin will be moved to cease the invasion, destruction, and assault on people.

Catherine Abbot: Prayers for a friend whose cancer surgery had to be delayed due to COVID.

Janice Walsh: Prayer of thanks for our new grandson Liam, born March 5th, and for the wonderful care he is receiving in the NICU at McMaster. Slowly but surely he is being healed.