Welcome to Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
Website Reorganization — Our website is undergoing some “renovations”. We hope we made our site more user friendly. Thank you for your patience while we are doing this important work.
WORSHIP FOR THE SEASON OF PENTECOST
Even though we can’t gather in our building, through technology, we continue to come together in spirit. Each Sunday morning at 10:30 you are invited to join with others via the “Zoom” conferencing tool for worship. Click on the link below and follow the prompts.
“Unraveled–What Happens When Our World Falls Apart”
Beginning on Sunday, June 7, 2020, we will be launching our summer worship series “Unraveled—What Happens When Our World Falls Apart.”
The good folks at “A Sanctified Art” have pulled together a wide variety of print and visual resources that will help us explore questions like “What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on—comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be? “
The authors suggest that “In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope—with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed.”
This worship series explores 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations. These are stories where God meets us in the spiraling, unraveling our plans—and us—into something new. There will be opportunities for folks to continue to engage with this work through writing, artistic enterprise, and individual reflection.
You will find pdfs of previous services below:
Help Us Financially
Our church is funded by the generous support of members and friends. Your donation of any size helps support the life and community ministries of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.
There are four areas you can choose to direct your donation to:
- The General Fund — support the day-to-day costs of running the church, including operational costs and maintenance.
- The Mission and Service Fund — sport ministries and programs in Canada and around the world.
- The Accessibility Fund — Help us improve the safety, comfort and accessibility of our church by supporting out multi-year, three-phase project to make Crescent Fort Rouge fully accessible.
- The Endowment Fund — provide an ongoing stream of support for our congregation and its ministries today, tomorrow and well into the future.
From Reverend Marc Whitehead, 15 March 2020:
20 March 2020
At Crescent Fort Rouge United, we are taking every step we can to be safe to to maintain everyone’s well-being. Please read our Continuity Plan for the foreseeable future.
“The church is not a building. The church is not a steeple. The church is not a dwelling place. The church is a people.” While we may not be able to gather in our building during the Covid-19 outbreak, we are always able to be the Church–the body of Christ in the world. These are challenging times, but with Christ to guide us we can meet every challenge with compassion, creativity, and courage.”
A Prayer Of Gratitude And Intercession In A Time Of Pandemic
We are living in an uncertain and anxious time.
Calm us with your reassuring presence.
Remind us that your Spirit surrounds us always.
When information overwhelms us, correct or not,
Help us to be discerning.
When fear makes it difficult to catch our breath
And worry is all around us, slow us down.
We are so grateful for all who are working hard through this time,
Especially for nurses and physicians,
For technicians and janitors, aides and researchers,
Caregivers and chaplains.
We pray for all who are sick with COVID19, or other illness,
And for those who sit at their bedsides, and those who grieve.
For all who are effected in every place.
We are so aware of the common closeness of the human family.
We pray for health, and safety.
May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have few risk factors remember those who are vulnerable.
May we who can work from home, remember those who must choose between risking their health and paying their bills.
May we who have to cancel out trips remember those with no safe place to go.
May we who are isolated at home, remember those who have no home.
May we who are able to care for children at home while schools are closed, remember those who have no option.
As fear grips our community, our country, our globe,
Let us choose love, and compassion, as you show to us.
During this time when we cannot embrace each other physically
Let us find ways to be the reassuring embrace of you, our God, for our neighbours near and far.
To you, our loving Creator, our compassionate Companion, our hope-giving Spirit, we pray.
— Earl Reaburn, Northern Spirit Pastoral Relations Minister—used with permission