June 20th - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor Karen Willis 

Follow the link to the virtual worship service for
Sunday, June 20, 2021:

Past services are also available at the IUC YouTube Worship Playlist:

  Online Worship YouTube Playlist

Please also visit us at:


Listen to a Message from Pastor Karen by Phone!


For those without computer or internet access
Innerkip United Church now has a local telephone number that people can call to listen to Pastor Karen's message each week. 

Call 226-213-3815
This is a local number and there is no fee for the call.

Please pass this on to members of the community that don't have internet and don't receive this email each week.

Outdoor Evening Services
beginning July 11, 2021!

Innerkip United Church plans to resume in person worship services on Sunday July 11, 2021 at 7pm. This schedule is dependent on the Reopening Ontario Stage 2 proceeding as planned.

Services will be held in the paved parking lot on the east side of the Church. The decision to have the services in the evening was based on concerns that the sun makes this location very hot on summer mornings. The parking lot is mostly in the shade in the evenings and hopefully the temperatures will be milder than the late morning.

The services will be live-streamed as they were in the fall of 2020.

More details will follow soon, including mask requirements, spacing and seating.

Conversation and Visioning

Thank you to those that have taken part in these conversations.

There is another opportunity to take part in this open dialogue about hopes and plans for Innerkip United Church on Thursday, June 24


Topic: Conversation and Visioning for IUC
Time: Jun 24, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 1228 7000
Passcode: 852550
MAY 31, 2021
MAY 2021:
Income:      $  4,877

Expenses:  $12,249               
OPERATING FUND Loss: ($7,372)

Building Fund Balance:    $29,704
M&S Fund (Year to date): $ 4,489
BANK BALANCE: $ 96,971
2021 BUDGET*: $107,000

* to be approved
Minute For Mission       


Kindergarten teacher Esbikenh grew up knowing his ancestral language, but sadly, the children he taught in school didn’t. “One day I turned on YouTube and saw superhero videos. I thought, ‘Why not make these videos and we will just have all the superheroes speak in Anishinaabemowin?’” And that’s where your Mission & Service gifts come in.

Share Esbikenh’s story in print and video on Indigenous Day of Prayer.

Image Credit: The United Church of Canada

Minute for Mission Stories are from the
United Church of Canada's Your Generosity Matters 2021:

Summer "Virtual" Day Camp Counsellor

Innerkip United Church is hoping to run a "Virtual" day camp this summer and we need young, energetic, creative staff to run it!

We are looking for staff to help run the program, especially someone to lead a brief daily Zoom with the kids to get them excited about the day and kick off the activities. This is a paid position. 

 If you are interested, or know someone that might be, please contact Mel at the Church Office.

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The Leadership Team meeting was held on
Wednesday June 16, 2021.

Meetings are open to members of the community. Thank you to those that attended. Minutes from this meeting are available following their approval at the next meeting. Contact the Church Office for minutes of previous meetings.

There are several openings on the Leadership Team (Church Council) as well as openings on other committees. Why not attend a meeting and see if you want to join? 

The next Leadership Team meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14 at 7pm.

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News and Views of Oxford County United Churches
June 9, 2021

We hardly had time to celebrate the wonderful news that part of our church family in Ethiopia, will soon be evaluated by our Canadian representative when we learned of the shattering discovery of 215 graves in Kamloops, BC. These children were part of the government and church’s outreach family many years ago. We mourn their deaths.  As we learn about respectful ‘outreach/mission’, we realize that our previous thinking and theology was too restrictive and narrow.  Rather than growing our economy, we need to emphasize: growing our thinking about the interrelatedness of ALL things; where God – Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer – is; and achieving a sustainable future for all creation.
Inside, look for the new/renewed thinking of people moving on with hope, of people working ecumenically with others, of the UCW inspiring project ‘Women for Change – Zambia’, of the story of the Monarch butterfly.  And organizations adapt to meet the needs of today, fundraise and teach us new ways to respect Mother Earth.

The JUNE Issue of Connections is available at the link below:

To be added to their emailing list, please email

If you would like a printed copy of the Connections newsletter mailed to you, please contact the Church office and Mel will add you to the mailing list.

Offerings and Donations

There are contact-free ways to send offerings and donations to the Church:

  • HAND DELIVER your offering and donation in the LOCKABLE MAILBOX installed near the Hall Entrance to the Church. This entrance is well lit and maintained. The mailbox will be checked daily, but please let Mel know if depositing Cash so it can be retrieved promptly.
  • MAIL your donation to the Church office: PO Box 137, Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0
  • Enroll in PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance for automatic payment). Forms are available from the Church Office or online. Complete the form and include a void cheque. Contact the Church office to arrange contact-free pick up or delivery and Mel will submit the forms:
  • DONATE ONLINE - Donate directly to Innerkip United Church through the Canada Helps website:

A digital copy of the Innerkip United Church 2020 Annual Report is now available.

If you would like a copy emailed to you, please email or call the Church Office.

A printed copy of the Annual Report can be made available for pick-up or by mail on request through the Church office.
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The Annual Meeting has been postponed until we can meet in person safely.
Contact Us:
or call 519-602-6692
PO BOX 137

Emergency Pastoral Care: 
Contact Pastor Karen Willis
(519) 602-6692 -Church Office
(905) 512-4178 -Cell
The Church office be will OPEN on Wednesdays between 10am and 2pm. Outside of office hours Mel can be reached at the Church phone number and email address. 

If you require assistance, please contact the Church office by phone or email and Mel or Pastor Karen will get back to you as soon as possible.
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PO Box 137, Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0

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