April 23 announcements
We hope that you are well. If you are in need - physically, spiritually, or otherwise - don't hesitate to reach out to us by phone (506-940-1151) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are here for you and for each other!
Sunday Worship: Our Regular Sunday Worship is held at 11am both in-person at Sackville United and online via our SUC Facebook Page. Mask-wearing and accommodation for those who wish to remain distanced will continue until otherwise stated. For those not on FB but wishing to watch online, a link to the video of the service will be posted on the church website in the days immediately following the service.
Terrasonga Performance at SUC: The ecologically-themed children's music group Terrasonga will be performing their newly-created play "You Have to Have a Habitat" at Sackville United on Saturday, April 22. There will be 2 performances, one at 3:30pm and the next at 6:30pm. Admission by pay-as-you-are-able donation, with all funds going towards the Atlantic Wildlife Centre's programs for animal care and education.
If you wish to reserve a space (especially with limited seating), please contact Christine MacLeod at email@example.com - make sure to check out their excellent music and message!
Upcoming Productions with Congregational Connections: While Terrasonga will be sharing with us here at SUC, there are SUC members sharing their talents elsewhere in the coming weeks as well. Make sure to put some of these in your calendar:
Gerda's Amazing Journey, directed by Marilyn Haugen-Strand, and featuring Rebecca Houstma, Margaret Anderson, Megan Del Motte and other familiar faces! April 22 & 23 at 2pm at the Mt. Whatley Hall. Tickets available at Tidewater Books.
Jesus Christ Superstar by Hubcity Theatre, for which Jennie is the musical director and band leader, and featuring Chris Meaney (our "sound guy") on bass guitar. April 19-22 7:30pm and April 22 & 23 at 1pm at Theatre L'Escaouette in Moncton. Tickets available online here.
Spring/Summer Worship at SUC: Rev. Lloyd will be away from May-July. During that time, we will welcome a variety of guest worship leaders who will share in our Sunday time together. As Rev. Lloyd enjoys his well-earned sabbatical and vacation, we will share together with the following worship leaders:
May 7, 11am: Ellie Hummel
May 14, 11am: Todd Nelson
May 21, 11am: Jennie Del Motte
May 28, 11am: Todd Nelson
June 4, 11am: Bruce Moore
June 11, 11am: Heather McClure
June 18, 11am: Laura Hunter
June 25, 11am: Todd Nelson
July 2, 10am: Bruce Moore
July 9, 10am: Laura Hunter
July 16, 10am: Todd Nelson
July 23, 10am: Catherine Smith
July 30, 10am: Todd Nelson
Games Night at SUC: On the second Tuesday and third Thursday of the month from 6-8pm, a small group are gathering at SUC to play RPG (role play) and other games. If you are interested in joining this group, please speak with Christy Watts.
Scripture Readers Needed for Spring Services: Would you be interested in reading on Sunday Morning? You may sign up on the list on the Circles of Service Board or by calling the Church office - sign-up sheet is now up! For convivence sake the season/theme of each Sunday is listed, if possible. On Thursday afternoon the Church Office will communicate with you and provide you with the specific text(s) you will be asked to read, including the possibility of a selection of modern wisdom in the form of a quote from a current text. The Worship and Sanctuary Committee thanks you for sharing in this ministry. A sign-up sheet for scripture readers for Spring/Summer will be up shortly. Scripture readers are still needed for the following Sundays: April 30, May 14, 21, all Sundays in June & July.
Church Office Hours: The office will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-4:30pm In case of any changes to regular office hours due to illness or other circumstances, a notice will be posted on the church FB page and, when possible, on the front doors as well. When public school has been cancelled due to weather, Jennie can be found either working from home (if driving conditions are poor) or with a special guest (Megan) joining her for office hours.
Coming up from NB Mental Health: Tuesdays in April from 12-4pm, join Open Sky at 12 Folks Dr for a community food workshop series, including a free lunch. There is no cost for this program, and all are welcome! Contact Denise Miller at Denise.Miller@gnb.ca
- April 29: Let's Talk About Wellness, Dorchester Veteran's Centre 9:30am-3:30pm
- May 29 - June 1: Changing Minds (Community Education on Mental Health and Wellness), online 1:30-4:30pm
- First/Third Tuesday each month: Anxiety & Depression Support Group, Moncton Public Library 5-6pm
Monthly Services at the Drew: We are delighted to once again be able to offer in-person ministry at the Drew Nursing Home. Services will be at 3pm on the first Sunday of the month. Anyone is welcome to attend, so please consider if you are inspired to join us. Coming up next on Sunday May 7.
Parents and Tots: Parents and Tots meets Thursday Mornings from 9:30am to 11:00am at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. There is no charge, and volunteers are present to assist with childcare. Bring your young ones for a time of community, play and fellowship (and a chance to chat with other grownups!).
Coming Up at Tatamagouche: from silent retreats to game design to Breaking the Silence, there's lots coming up at the Tatamagouche Centre this spring. Visit here for more information.
Youth at Regional Gathering (formerly Youth@Conference and Intermediates@Conference): "Y@R is a place of community and a place of faith where United Church youth, between grade 6 and 12, meet from across New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the Gaspe. It takes place during the Annual Meeting of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council (FSLDW), May 26-28, 2023." Follow this link for more information or to register. Funding is available for youth grades 6-12 who are interested in attending from our congregation. If you have any questions, please email Catherine Stuart, Regional Minister for Children, Youth and Young Adults at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cell Phones Needed for Ensemble Moncton: Are you upgrading to a newer model and have a spare phone sitting in a drawer somewhere? Ensemble Moncton provides cellphones to their clients to connect them to services and the community. The clients work closely with the Wellness Navigator at Ensemble to access services in health, justice and social sectors. Funding is very hard to access for cellphone provision because of the harmful assumptions placed on individuals dealing with addictions and substance use. Drop off phones at ENSEMBLE, 80 Weldon Street, Moncton, daily between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Phone (506)859-9616 and ask for Ashley if more information is required. Any cell phones (and chargers!) dropped off at the church office will be brought to Moncton by Jennie or Rev. Lloyd.
Thank you to those who have donated cell phones so far. Ensemble will ensure that all data/information is wiped from phones donated before they are distributed.
Prayer Bench Group Subscription: We have purchased a group subscription to Rev. Janice MacLean's "Prayer Bench" for the year, including a number of individual email "retreats" and series. If you are interested in receiving these resources please contact the church office.
Seniors Fellowship Lunches: This group now meets the THIRD Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring your own bag lunch and enjoy fellowship, conversation, and good food together! All seniors welcome - meeting next on Tuesday, May 16!
What's New with Broadview: The United Church magazine has a variety of topical articles on subjects that reflect many of the interests and initiatives of our congregation. Please contact the church office to renew your subscription if you have not already and/or to sign up through our discounted group subscription rate of only $25/year. New subscriptions can be added at anytime of year!
Easter calls us to change the world
Ramadan celebrations foster sisterhood at transitional home for immigrant and refugee women Broadview's First Podcast: "And Also Some Women" looks at biblical women through a feminist lens
What's Coming Up
Worship at the Drew first Sunday of the month (next on Sunday May 7)
Summer Worship in July & August at 10am
Preacher's "Help Group" Scripture Study (Tuesdays 10:30am)
Spring 2023 Choir Practices at 5pm on Tuesday evenings - final choir Sunday will be June 18 before summer pause
AA meets 12-1pm Saturdays in the sanctuary
Watch recordings of previous services:
April 6 Service - Maundy Thursday (with special guest musician Susanne Sevcik)
April 9 Service - Easter Sunday