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April 15 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                     ON PAUSE Wednesdays   Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky     10am Thursdays      Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews)                      9:30-11am 1st Thursday   Project Linus at Main St. Baptist Tuesdays 10am/Wednesdays 7pm   Spiritual Literacy Group at SUC Sundays 9:15am      Book Study in the Quiet Room at SUC April 15           Food Bank Sunday April 21           Silent/Live/Talent Auction at SUC                  6:30pm April 29           Conversation Café at SUC May 20             Pentecost Sunday May 27             Maritime Conference Annual Meeting (no services at Upper or SUC) Service of Praise and Ordination at TVMC                            10am

Sharing Hand with Hearts

ANNOUNCEMENTS for April 15, 2018 – Easter III

APCWWE Donations Now Being Accepted:  With the signing of an official memorandum of understanding between Sackville United Church and the All For Peace: Children’s Welfare and Women’s Empowerment (APCWWE), we are now able to receive and pass on charitable donations to this organization, started in part by Jafari Songolo Ramazani, one of our new arrival family members.  Read more about the APCWWE on the church website.

VOLUNTEER FOOD HANDLERS COURSE: Friday, May 4th from 6:30-9pm @ Parish of Christ Church, Amherst, NS (downstairs in the Parish Hall – off of LaPlanche Street).  No Charge. If anyone from your Church would be interested in taking the Food Handlers Course please call (902) 667 – 2415

(or leave a message – and your name will be added to the list)

(M-F 9am-1pm).  Deadline to call to sign up is – Sunday, April 22nd, 2018.

APRIL IS POETRY MONTH!: Marilyn Lerch graciously invites anyone interested to check out the poster on the church office door with more information about the many exciting and creative events being held around town to celebrate poetry month!

FOOD BANK SUNDAY:  Next Sunday, April 15, is food bank Sunday for the Pastoral Charge. We are asked to bring our offerings of non-perishable food items or consider a monetary contribution to the food bank to help meet the immediate needs of our neighbours and friends, even as we continue to address the underlying injustices that lead to long-term food insecurity.

Conversation Café and Potluck at SUC:  On the last Sunday of the month, we welcome a special guest speaker to help us explore our faith in a different way, followed by a potluck.  Coming next on April 29, when we welcome individual(s) from our GLBTQ2 community.

Special Music at Upper Sackville:  On Sunday, April 29, we welcome Harold and Friends at Upper Sackville who will join Jennie in providing a service full of gospel songs and favourite hymns.  All are welcome!

PAPER COPIES OF ONLINE MATERIALS:  For those who are not tech savvy or who do not own a computer, paper copies of Lloyd’s Monday Musings and other web-only material are available through the church office.  If anyone wishes a copy of Rev. Lloyd’s sermon from March 4 in Upper Sackville, please speak to Jennie.

SILENT/LIVE/TALENT AUCTION:  A silent/live/talent auction   will be held here in the sanctuary on SATURDAY, APRIL 21st beginning at 6:30. Donations of quality items are requested and welcomed.  If needed, we can pick up the items from your home.  Your talents are also solicited.  Babysitting, tutoring, baking, snow removal, plumbing, cottage rental, shared meals, plant sharing are just some of the talents.  We encourage your imagination to think of a talent you could offer.  Sign up sheets are available on the discernment board.  Proceeds from this event will be shared between Sackville United and the Refugee Outreach.

Coffee and dessert will be served.

Join us for fun and fellowship.

The co-ordinating group are Wallie Sears, Judith Colwell, David and Diane Fullerton and Elsie MacDonald

A “SOCIAL VISIT”:  Family members of some residents at the Drew are seeking friends of their loved ones to make social visit.  If you are willing to share your contact information with these individuals so they can reach out to you, please let the office know.

Prayers for the Community:  Is there someone or something you would like held or lifted up in prayer this month?  Our prayer circle is ready to hear your concerns and joys and pray for them – please send your messages to Mora MacDonald at  All requests are kept in confidence among the group, who are always mindful of your privacy.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REV.  LLOYD: Looking to get in touch with Lloyd?  He can be reached at or by calling (506) 940-1151.

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS FOR WINTER 2018:  Wed-Fri, 8am-11am.  Thursdays the office is often open until 11:30am or 12pm.


Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7


The House of Our God (on screen)

Hey Now!  Singing Hallelujah, MV 121

I am a Child of God, MV 157

Offertory Song: MV 187 We Give Our Hands to You

Room at the Table (on screen)

Learn More at the United Church Website:

Read the Moderator’s Easter Message:

Support Bill C-262 on Rights of Indigenous Peoples:

Put an End to Islamaphobia:

What’s Going on with Remits (UCC reorganization/reformation):

Rohingya Crisis:

Address the Root Causes of Famine:

Israeli Military Detention of and Violence against Children:

A Song of Faith and other official statements on who we are as a denomination:

End Gender-Based Violence:

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