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Advent & Christmas at SPC

Advent is upon us.  Four Sundays of preparation and waiting.  It is our prayer that your preparations may be touched with more joy than stress, that your waiting may be filled with hope, and that you might take part in one or more of the events below that we are offering to the community of Sackville to ‘Unwrap Advent’ and usher in Christ(mas).

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Dec       Cookie Walk at SUC for Midnight Madness          6:30-8pm Dec 9       Advent II services                                                         9am/11am White Gift Sunday at SPC                Living Nativity Discussion Group at SUC                9:15am                 Worship Service                                                            11am

               Annual Meeting                                                              12:30pm

               Caroling in the Community                                         1pm                Rockport Christmas Service                                        2:30pm Dec 13    Christmas Cheer Packing Day at St. Paul’s            9am Dec 16    Advent III services                                                        9am/11am Food Bank Sunday at SPC                 Living Nativity Discussion Group at SUC               9:15am Carols & Cocktails at Ducky’s Pub                            4-5pm Dec 21    Supper and Winter Solstice Service                        5:30pm Dec 23  Christmas Cantata Lessons & Carols                       3pm (Canadian Foodgrains Bank Fundraiser) No Regular Morning Services on Sunday, December 23rd Dec 24  Christmas Eve services at SUC and Upper Sackville   4PM – A Christmas Story for Little Ones (SUC) 7PM – A Family Christmas Eve Celebration (SUC) 9PM – Candlelight Christmas Eve with Communion (Upper) 11PM – A Quiet Time of Waiting (Christmas Vigil at SUC)

Sundays (November 25th-December 16th) 


9:15am Prayer Bench discussion group.  We take a closer look at the various figures in our nativity sets and how their presence connects with the human spiritual journey.

Saturday December 1st

6PM Pot Luck Supper & Greening of the Sanctuary.  Come and share a meal and help ‘deck the halls’ in preparation for Sunday’s services.

Sunday December 2nd  Advent I

9AM at Upper Sackville 11AM at Sackville

Friday December  7th

Christmas Cookies

6:30–8PM Moonlight Madness Cookie Walk.  Bring your own container and purchase a selection of Christmas Cookies for your holiday entertaining.  Proceeds will be shared with Christmas Cheer.

Sunday December 9th  Advent II

9AM at Upper Sackville 11AM at Sackville

White Gift Sunday.  Join us for caroling in the community at 12pm.

Sunday December 16th  Advent III

9AM at Upper Sackville 11AM at Sackville 4PM  Christmas Spirits and Carols at Ducky’s Pub

Food Bank Sunday.  Come and sing Christmas Carols for an hour and then as you wish, join with others for a holiday meal together at a local restaurant.

Friday December 21st

5:30PM  Pot Luck Crock Pot Supper followed by a Winter Solstice Service.  Don’t be alone on this, the longest night of the year!  Join others and enjoy the warmth of community.

Sunday December 23rd  Advent IV

3PM  Christmas Cantata in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  Come and share the love of the season, enjoy beautiful music, and support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank – a win/win for all!

No regular morning services at Upper Sackville or Sackville.

Monday December 24th Christmas Eve

4PM  (Sackville United)  A Christmas Story for Little Ones 7PM  (Sackville United)  A Family Christmas Eve Celebration 9PM  (Upper Sackville)  Candlelight Christmas Eve with Communion 11PM  (Sackville United)  A Quiet Time of Waiting (Christmas Vigil)

Sunday December 30th

9AM at Upper Sackville 11AM at Sackville

Preparing for the new year to come.


Christmas Cheer/White Gift Sunday

Drop-Off Spot: Sackville United Church, M W F 9am-12pm Financial Contributions can be made through: Sackville RBC Packing Day: December 13, 9am at St. Paul’s Anglican

The many contributions of individuals and organizations in our community over the past years have helped ensure the holiday season is bright and happy for needy families in our community, and we once again reach out to you for this year’s Christmas Cheer.

All food donations should go directly to the Food Bank. The following are some suggestions of items we could use to fill our gift bags.  The bags are distributed to children from newborns up to and including age 12.

  1. Newborn to 2 Years – sleepwear, soft washable toys, bath towels and washcloths, undershirts, bedding, baby articles (soap, shampoo, etc.), socks, receiving blankets

  2. Young Children (2-6 Years) – socks, underwear, tights, small stuffed animals, picture books, dolls and accessories, dress-up jewellery, mitts, hats, sleepwear, puzzles, playdough, colouring books and crayons, warm winter clothing, small snow shovels, small cars and trucks, lego, blocks, games

  3. Older Children (6-12 Years) – tights, gloves, underwear, hats and caps, games, sleepwear, stuffed toys, books, sweatshirts, movie passes, fast food coupons, hockey cards, stickers and sticker books, puzzles, jewellery, crazy carpets, fleece throws, craft kits, hair accessories, make-up kits, Barbie dolls and accessories, colouring books and crayons, markers

We ask that you do not donate CDs, DVDs or game discs, as we have no way of knowing if families have the necessary electronic equipment.  In choosing gifts please keep in mind that many families have limited living space.  For gifts requiring batteries we suggest including batteries (or even extra batteries) as well.

In order to place the donated gift with an appropriate child depending on their age and preference, we ask that all gifts remain unwrapped.  Wrapping paper would be appreciated to go with the gift if you so desire.

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