Palm Sunday – April 9, 10:30 am – Communion and Drama
There were many different opinions of Jesus as he rode through Jerusalem. On Palm Sunday, we will explore some of these views through an inter-generational drama and invite you to explore who you see as Jesus rides by.
Maundy Thursday – April 13 – 7:30 pm – Northlea United is hosting this joint evening service and welcomes our friends from Leaside Presbyterian Church. It is a meditative and meaningful service – experience the Stations of the Cross and an indoor walk on the labyrinth.
Good Friday – April 14 – 10:30 am – The Choirs from Leaside Presbyterian Church and Northlea United Church join together for this traditional Good Friday service.
Easter Sunday, April 16 – On Easter Sunday this year we will be welcoming new members to Northlea United. There will be a special celebration for the children, including our annual Easter Egg Hunt and other Easter games.
Between Cross & Crescent – A Learning Circle on Islam
Monday Evenings, March 6 to April 3
For 15 centuries, Islam has been a force in the world. Today over one billion people adhere to the Islamic faith, and an increasing number of our neighbours here in Canada identify themselves as Muslims. But the gap in understanding between Christianity (and western society) and Islam seems to have increased. The need to build bridges of understanding and overcome stereotypes is very present following incidents such as the killings in a mosque in Quebec City.
Through the five weeks of Lent, Rev. Douglas will bring together a Learning Circle on Islam on Monday evenings. You can attend as many as evenings you can manage, but don’t have to commit to all five. We will begin with some soup and bread starting between 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. followed by discussion that will end by 8:30 p.m. at the latest. These will start on Monday, March 6th.
To help with planning, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning on attending. Thank you.
Kim and Lee-Ann invite families to explore church in a new way – by getting “Messy”. There will be games, crafts, songs and time to enjoy a meal together. On March 5 activities will be centered around the idea of ‘Clutter-Free Families’. All are welcome – please invite neighbours and friends as well!
Northlea United is looking for a part-time Music Director! See Details
Pancake Supper 2017 was a great success – thanks to everyone who helped out and who came. A donation jar collected donations that will go to to “Families for Children” – a home for children in India. Cool Church Kids have been sponsoring two children there – Madesh and Susan – since 2007. (Learn more about Families for Children by visiting their website – www.familiesforchildren.ca
After supper, as is our tradition, an “Ash Wednesday Eve” service was held in the Sanctuary.