Sunday Worship, May 1st
Seeing Differently

Do you see God day by day in your life? How do you see God? Where do you see God? On Sunday we'll be thinking about opening ourselves up to seeing differently, seeing broadly, being open to see God in ways we might not expect.
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
Email Jenny Morrison 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 enjoy a warm beverage and cookie that you can take to your seat!
In-Person Worship
Please Wear A Mask
With the increase in COVID cases in the province we have decided that everyone entering Norval United Church is required to wear a mask. This simple act will help keep everyone safe, especially those who are immunocompromised and those who are vulnerable to this virus.
Thank you for showing your care for others by wearing a mask.
"Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others." Philippians 2:4
Youth & Young Families News
TONIGHT Friday April 29th at 6:30 PM

Join us this month to watch "Paddington". This story invites us to think about what it means to open our hearts and homes to the displaced. Pajamas, blankets and stuffies are welcome. The youth will be providing extra snacks and collecting donations to support GFORCE3 and their efforts to sponsor a family from Afghanistan.

For more info email Jen by clicking HERE.


Saturdays at 9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Come and sing with us.
Welcoming all ages 3-18
Singing, drumming, joy!
Contact Deb Hopper by clicking HERE
for more information.
Friday May 27th at 5 PM
Join us at Hillcrest United Church for a fun family event supported by NUC, Hillcrest, St. Andrew's and St. John's.

Welcome, Story and Music at 5 p.m., Dinner at 5:30 p.m., Activities and Games at 6 p.m. Come and go as you need. 

Friday May 27th
We've Re-Launched!
Join a community based Jr. Youth Event. Open to youth in Grades 4-8. This month we will meet at Hillcrest United Church (following our Community Messy Church event). Contact Jen by clicking HERE for more details.
Mark Your Calendar
For 50+ years Norval United Church has been feeding the community with mouth-watering BBQ Chicken, while raising funds for community programs that support spiritual and mental health and wellbeing for all ages.

Order your tickets by clicking here and pick up your food between 5:00 and 6:30 P.M on the day of the event.

Unable to pick up? Please contact us at office@norvalunited.ca by May 22nd and we will make arrangements for delivery within Georgetown.

Pay-It-Forward
Would you like us to deliver a hot meal to someone in Georgetown who could use a lift? We partner with local groups and service agencies to spread the love! We can deliver to someone you suggest, or we can match your donation with someone in need. Just send an email to office@norvalunited.ca and tell us how many of the tickets you order are for Pay-It-Forward.
June 17th: Food Truck Friday! Schmuck Truck/El Milago/Fo Fun Food
June 25th: An Evening in Paris (fine dining) tickets available at the office
More information about these events can be found on the church website.
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 email Heather Fraser here.

Other Opportunities to Serve
Here are a few other excellent opportunities:

Welcome 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)

Consider these or other ways you feel called to participate in the life and work of NUC! Contact Jenny Morrison at office@norvalunited.ca or 905-877-66122.
In Our Community
Can you help?
We are pleased to be a part of GFORCe3. (Georgetown Friends Of Refugees 3). Two families, totalling 9 people have been identified and are presently hiding in Pakistan. They have been accepted into the Canadian government's Operation Afghan Safety program which should expedite their immigration.

It is money that is needed now. The team needs to raise $67,000 to be able to submit the application. We suggest you give via e-transfer or a cheque directly to Norval United since these donations are processed without fees. We'll forward donations to GFORCe3. Click here for ways to donated.

Help us make a different in these lives. Contact Elizabeth Ivany for more info.

"FUN" Raiser for GFORCE3

Please join for a FUN raising belly dancing workshop on Sunday May 15 @ 2pm or Thursday June 2 @ 7pm at St. John’s United Church

You can attend either session or both, if you like. Each participant will pay $30 per session (in advance to book your spot). We have a capacity of 25 people per class. 100% of the money collected will go to GFORCe3.

About our instructor, Auni Boghossian has been dancing, instructing, performing and sharing the joy of dance for over a decade. Auni is generously donating her services for 4 sessions (2 in the Spring and 2 in the Fall) to help bring our Afghani families to safety.
 
Auni suggests that you bring: 1) a water bottle 2) a mask, depending on restrictions, spacing and your comfort 3) a positive attitude 4) comfortable clothing that will allow you to move freely 5) running or dance shoes and 6) love for yourself.

In turn, you will have fun and feel good about your adventurous spirit, while doing a kindness for others. Please contact: Sue Sibley by clicking HERE.
Spiritual Practices


Wednesdays at 8 PM

Thirty minutes of fresh air for your soul. Join us on Zoom and enjoy a reading, a prayer, some music and a guided meditation. Email the office HERE for the link.
Do you love to sing old familiar hymns?
Guidelines in care homes now allow us to sing with masks on and we know sharing music is a healing, connecting experience for many. We reached out to local residences and Carolyn Maule has offered to help lead services which so far will be offered at Mountainview, Extendicare and the Bennett Center.

Mountainview: Wed. May 11th
Extendicare: 2pm - Sun. Apr. 24th, Sun. May 15th
Bennett Centre: 11am - Wed. Apr. 27th, Wed. May 25th

Masks and rapid tests will be required for each visit.

For more information please contact Carolyn at carbraun@aol.com or call the church office (905.877.6122) to leave your contact information.

Walking with Intention
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)
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Starting May 5th
Yoga in our beautiful, candlelit Chapel. Each 75-minute Deep Flow practice will start and end with guided meditation. Led by Michelle Vosu of Breathe & Believe Yoga, Session 3 is now open for registration.

COVID precautions in place. Cost is $100 for the 6-week session. Click here for more info and registration.

"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
Brayden Thornhill is asking for prayers for his friend Nicole who is moving across the province.

We offer up prayers in celebration of George Smith's 89th birthday this past Sunday.

We pray for all who are affected by COVID. That they would find healing.
Heather Phair has asked us to prayer for her daughter Jodi's friend, Dionne in Calgary, who had a heart attack.

We pray for Eleanor Dickey's son, Jeffrey, who is awaiting surgery in Edmonton.

We continue to pray for peace in Ukraine and for all affected by war.