WORSHIP PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER – On September 19, we will worship in person. Please note that government policy will be in effect regarding: registering attendance for contact tracing, screening for COVID-19 symptoms, wearing masks, social distancing, hand hygiene, and limited singing. We will not be able to provide a children’s program and there will be no coffee hour after worship. There will not be a service on Zoom that day. Following the September 19 service, Council will re-evaluate in-person worship and make adjustments as appropriate.
A NEW ROOF FOR DELTA UNITED CHURCH –
The church roof has been replaced by Deluca Roofing at a cost of $33,000. Part of the cost of the new roof is covered by the government grant we received. We hope to raise the remaining $13,000 with a fund-raising campaign on CanadaHelps. Please consider making a contribution to the Roof Fund. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Robb.
STAFF WANTED – The Ministry and Personnel Committee is searching for a new Sunday School Administrator and a Custodian for the Church. If you can help spread the news about these open positions, your help would be appreciated. If you know of anyone interested or would like more information, please email D. Berquist at: dlberquist[at]gmail[dot]com.
OFFICE HOURS – The minister will normally be at his desk on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. The congregation may feel free to call during those times. In the case of a pastoral emergency, the congregation may call outside of those hours.
SUPPORTING DELTA UNITED CHURCH – There are three ways to make your offering:
- E-Transfer – You can make your contribution via online banking by sending it to: deltaunitedhamilton[at]gmail[dot]com.
2. Cheque – You can mail a cheque to: Delta United Church, 47 Ottawa Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8K 2C9.
3. PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) – You can authorize your bank to make a contribution automatically every month.
Income tax receipts will be issued at the end of the year. Thank you for faithfully supporting Delta United Church.
Edith’s Pantry remains closed as a precaution against COVID-19.
If you need food, please contact: Emergency Food Pantry (Eva Rothwell Centre) 905-526-1558 x419
The City of Hamilton is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississaugas and Anishinaabe First Nations, governed by
the Dish With One Spoon Treaty of 1701, which was an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek to share and protect the resources around the Great Lakes.
The dish is the land and all its bounty… There is just one dish, and we are all responsible to replenish it, so it doesn’t become empty.
Likewise, there is just one spoon, so that we each take what we need and then pass the spoon to the next person.
And it’s a spoon, not a knife, because we need to share and resolve our conflicts in a non-violent manner.
In 1764, the Treaty was extended to settlers as part of the Treaty of Niagara, and to this day we are all Treaty People living on Treaty Land.
We have a responsibility to understand the Treaty and to make sure everyone shares equally in our common wealth.
Hamilton is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America) and we recognize that we must do more
to learn about the rich history of this land so we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and stewards.