PASTORAL CARE COMMITTEE – will meet on Tuesday evening at 7:00pm by Zoom. If you know of anyone who is in need of a pastoral call, please let Kathy Barker know so that she can bring it to our attention and we can respond. Pastoral Care Committee members will get the link for the meeting in their email.
CHURCH COUNCIL – will meet on Wednesday evening at 7:00pm by Zoom. Council members will get the link and the agenda for the meeting in their email.
HORSESHOE FALLS REGIONAL COUNCIL – will meet online again this year. The theme speaker will be the Hon. Murray Sinclair. Mr. Sinclair is a former Canadian Senator who served as chairman of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 2009 to 2015. His address will be streamed online Friday May 28 at 1:30pm. Look for the link in next week’s bulletin.
DELTA UNITED AFFIRM SUNDAY – During Rev. Shelley’s ministry, Delta United Church resolved to become an Affirming congregation. There is a final step to take to bring this to completion, which is to conduct the service of celebration. At the last Council meeting it was decided to conduct the service of celebration at our regular worship on Zoom and that date for that is June 6, which is three weeks from today. This is a significant event on Delta United Church’s life, and you will want to make a special effort to attend.
DID YOU MISS THE SERVICE? Videos of Delta United Church’s services are recorded and posted on-line for our members to watch when convenient. There is a private Facebook group for the Delta United Church family called “Delta United Church Worship Hamilton”. You need an invitation to access it. Please contact the church office to request one. For those who are already members of the Facebook group, clicking on this link will take you to the recordings: https://www.facebook.com/groups/911588902987761.
SUPPORTING DELTA UNITED CHURCH During the pandemic there are three ways to make your offering:
E-Transfer – You can make your contribution electronically from your bank’s website by sending it to deltaunitedhamilton [at] gmail [dot] com.
Cheque – You can mail a cheque to: Delta United Church, 47 Ottawa Street South, Hamilton, ON, L8K 2C9.
PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance) – You can authorize your bank to make a contribution automatically every month. Please email the church office if you need help setting this up.
Delta will issue income tax receipts at the end of the year. Thank you for faithfully supporting Delta United Church.
Our Church building, including Edith’s Pantry, currently is 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.