Welcome and thank you for visiting Mount Albert United Church online!
Although we no longer have a formal mask mandate, we do ask that you please consider wearing a face mask as you come and go from our Sunday services at 10:30 am!
Acknowledgement of the Land
Weddings & Rentals
We gather on the traditional territories of many Indigenous nations who have called, and continue to call, this area home. We acknowledge the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinabewaki Peoples who cared for, and lived in harmony with, this land long before our ancestors arrived from Europe. We confess that our ancestors were often neither fair nor ethical in their dealings with the Indigenous Peoples of this land. We pray that we may better learn to walk a path of reconciliation; we pray that we may better learn to live in harmony with the land in, and around, Mt. Albert (rev. 210921).
We have a beautiful traditional sanctuary and modern kitchen facilities. Our space works well for weddings, classes, yoga, karate or youth groups.
At present, unfortunately, we are not able to rent our space, due to COVID restrictions. When this changes, please contact the Church office for charges and details.
Words from Warren
November 27, 2022
Dear Friends of Mt. Albert United Church, Happy Advent!
Once again, we turn the calendar page and enter a new year – happy New Year! Don’t worry, you’ve got a few weeks yet before that New Year! The one I’m talking about begins on November 27/22 when we move from Year C in the lectionary cycle back to Year A and do we ever have much to celebrate! For one thing, although there has been some covid-illness in East Gwillimbury, it hasn’t proven to be nearly as desperate here as it’s been in some places of the world. I think a lot of thanks for that belongs to the efficient roll-out
of an effective vaccine, a fabulous mass vaccination programme, and a whole lot of careful, clever people. As a second significant reason to give thanks, we’re now in a much better place than we’ve been in since the pandemic broke out in March of 2020. That being the case, our public health care system is still under great strain, and we pray for our doctors and nurses as they work in very difficult conditions.
At Mt. Albert United, we’ve been open every Sunday now since April, apart from a short closure in July to work around my holidays. Hopefully we’ll be able to remain open throughout this Christmas season for the first time since 2019! Sunday morning services are at their usual time of 10:30 in the morning, and we’re planning to have one single service on Dec. 24/22, Christmas Eve, at 6:30 pm. (We will be closed, however, on Sunday, December 25/22, Christmas Day.) Please note that, while we no longer have a formal mask mandate, we are requesting people to please wear a mask on their way into the church, and their way out. If you want to slip the mask down while seated, that should be fine but, in light of what I said above about gridlock in our hospitals, and in line with what is currently being advocated by the Ontario Ministry of Health, please wear a mask whenever you’re in close proximity to others because it’s a great way to stay safe with the triple threat of COVID, seasonal flu, and RSV.
I bid you every blessing for this Christmas Season, together with a healthy, and joy-filled, New Year to follow, Warren (a.k.a. Rev. Ball).