November 15 - Gerard Hamoen LLWL

November 22 - Kathleen Welch LLWL

November 29 - First Sunday of Advent
Karen Willis, DLM

We hope to see you on Sunday!

If you can't make it, follow the link to the Innerkip United Church YouTube Channel to watch a livestream recording - streamed live beginning at 11am - or watch past services.

We look forward to having Karen Willis, DLM, join us beginning
November 29, the First Sunday in Advent.

You are invited to send an email to Pastor Karen including a picture and introduction of yourself and your family, so that she feels more connected when she arrives.
Email Address:

Karen is currently ministering at Linden Park Community United Church in Hamilton (Facebook page Link). 

Karen records an audio message each week for the congregation.
The link below takes you to Karen’s reflection for Sunday, October 25.

Return to Worship in the SANCTUARY!

Thank you to the COVID Committee for their help in our safe return to Worship in the Sanctuary.

Here are the expectations for you to know upon entering the Sanctuary on Sunday morning.
  • Please enter through the main entrance of the Church and exit through the door at the front of the Sanctuary, through the Church Hall. Keep your belongings with you (no coat racks).
  • Face coverings are required. Please use Hand Sanitizer (provided) on entering and leaving the building.
  • Each person/family in attendance must check in with the Greeter on arrival and confirm contact information.
  • Please place Offerings in the basket located by the Greeter on entering.
  • Please be seated where there are the right number of space markers (produce baskets) for the number in your family group. The basket can be placed by the hymn books when you have chosen a seat.
Other important information:
  • High-touch surfaces are sanitized frequently.
  • Protective screens have been provided for the pulpit and organ to allow the worship leaders to remove their face coverings during the service.
  • There will be NO SINGING however Brenda Arnott will be providing music - Humming along to the music is permitted.
  • Washrooms will be accessible - thorough hand washing required.
Information provided is based on current recommendations by Southwestern Public Health and is subject to change depending on COVID-19 conditions.

Retirement Gift Offerings

Rev. Karen Low will officially retire on October 31. We are accepting free-will offerings until November 15 for Rev. Karen's retirement gift.

Suggestions for a gift have included a gift certificate and a Gift of Vision contribution from Mission & Service. Other suggestions are welcome.

Gift contributions can be included in the offering basket on Sunday (clearly marked as a gift for Rev. Karen), by mail, or directly to Mel (call or email to arrange pick-up).

Many hands make light work.

Volunteers to help with Greeting on Sunday mornings are welcome. 

Volunteers to help count the Offering on Wednesday mornings are needed (due to COVID the Offering will be kept safe for 72 Hours before being counted).

Please contact the Church Office if you are able to help.

News and Views of United Churches in Oxford County. 

Oxford United Ministries has a new website!
See the November edition of Connections as well as past issues.

We offer local news and provide an alternate news source for issues not covered in the mainstream media.
Your feedback AND your stories, poems and/or pictures are important. Please send them in!

If you would like a paper copy of the Newsletter, please contact the Church office and a copy will be mailed to you.

CONNECTIONS is also now on Facebook with the new Oxford United Ministries and Antler River Watershed Region

The next Innerkip United Church Leadership Team Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday November 18.

Offerings and Donations

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

  • Enroll in PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance for automatic payment). Complete the form and include a void cheque (credit card no longer accepted). Contact the Church office to arrange contact-free pick up or delivery and Mel will submit the forms:                                          
Join us for worship, friendship and community in 2020!

Contact Us: 
or call 519-602-6692
PO BOX 137

Emergency Pastoral Care: 
November 14 to 22:
Pastor Lloyd Bennett (519) 788-7777

The Innerkip United Church office remains closed during the week.

The Hall is available for small group meetings, provided COVID restrictions are met.

Contact the Church Office for details.
AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2020

INCOME:      $5,087

EXPENSES: $3,993                  OPERATING FUND Surplus: $1,095

Building Fund Balance: $ 27,011
M&S Fund:                    $   8,797

                                                                  BANK BALANCE: $118,761
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PO Box 137, Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0

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