April 3 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 (email@example.com). We are here for you and for each other!
Sunday Worship: Our Sunday services are at 11am both in-person or online via our SUC Facebook Page. In accordance with NB government regulations, vaccination status will no longer be checked during in-person church activities, although 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.
Lent Resources: Daily/weekly resources for a lenten season that is "Full to the Brim" (courtesy of Sanctified Art) are available here on the church webpage. The password for this, and other protected resources, has been emailed to the SUC mailing list. Please contact the church office if you have not received the password and would like access to these resources.
Holy Week: Please consider joining us either in-person or online for some (or all) of our Holy Week gatherings:
Sunday April 10th, Palm Sunday Worship 11am online/in-person
Thursday April 14th Maundy Thursday community meal and service - meal will begin at 5pm at Sackville United, and the service (including washing of feet) will begin in-person/online no later than 6pm (time TBA)
Friday April 15th Good Friday Worship beginning 10:45AM in front of the Church (corner of Bridge and Main) in person, before moving inside the church building for online/in-person worship beginning at 11am
Sunday April 17th Easter Sunday Worship with a "Sunrise Service" (time TBA) following by online/in-person worship at 11am
PIE DAY: Thank you to everyone who joined in our March 13 celebration of being Public, Intentional, and Explicit in our affirmation of LGBTQA2S+ persons - over $1100 was raised to support Sackville United's affirming ministry, and a "delicious" time was had by all!
CMHA Upcoming Programs in the Maritimes: Visit here to learn more about upcoming workshops and programs being offered by the Canadian Mental Health Organisation including "Maintaining Wellness on the Job", "8 Strategies for Stress and Emotions", and "Challenging Loneliness and Isolation".
LAST CALL Ensemble Moncton Used Cellphone Project: Do you have a used cellphone that you are able to donate for use by a vulnerable individual in our community? Please drop off your phone by 2pm on Thursday afternoon (April 1) so we can make sure it is passed on to Ensemble Moncton. Data will be wiped and phones disinfected before redistribution. Used/extra chargers are also very welcome. Sackville United Church is located at 110 Main Street, Sackville.
Office Hours: The office will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-4:30pm. In keeping with Covid Best Practices for Safety, if Jennie experiences any symptoms she will work from home. In case of any changes to regular office hours, a notice will be posted on the church FB page and, when possible, on the front doors as well. SUC Executive Minutes Online: For anyone wishing to keep "in the know" about the topics and motions being discussed by our Sackville United Church executive, PDFs of minutes from previous meetings are available on the church website. The area is password protected; the password is the same one that gives access to the Lenten resources, and has been emailed to the SUC mailing list. Please contact the church office if you would like to view the minutes and do not have the password. The minutes for the March 2022 SUC Executive meeting are now online.
Sunday Seekers Book Circle: The seekers book circle is always reading something that sparks thought and conversation! If you are interested in becoming part of this online group that meets (typically on Sundays before 11am worship) to read and discuss books and creative expressions of faith, please contact Catherine Gaw at firstname.lastname@example.org New from Broadview: Check out some of the latest articles available through Broadview online. Annual print subscriptions are only $25/year and are renewed in November through the church office.
"Fix it, don't toss it! (the lost art of repair)"
Wetlands vs. developers: A small-town battle with national ramifications
Two holdout Ontario Catholic school boards will raise pride flags this year
Gifts with Vision 2021-22 - an excellent source of gifts and giving for the whole year!: Although a new year has started, the needs of our wider community (both near and far) are still very present. For the person who has "everything", why not consider a donation (birthday, Valentine's Day, Easter) Read more about the program and visit the gifts with vision website here. A limited number of print copies are available in the church office.
What's Coming Up
Regular Sunday worship at 11am Sundays both in-person or online via the church FB page followed by zoom conversation and fellowship (click on the red button at the top of the page for this and other zoom links)
Holy Week coming up beginning Monday, April 11
Tax receipts have been emailed and/or mailed - if you have not received your tax receipt or know of someone who donated by e-transfer who has not yet received their receipt, please contact the church office
Please send any corrections/typos found in the annual report to the church office
Watch recordings of previous services: Feb 20 Service (prerecorded by Rev. Lloyd and Jennie) Feb 27 Service (featuring the talented Chris Meaney providing music)
March 6 Service (sound issues for the first 15 minutes)
March 27 Service (many thanks to Chris, Harris, and Janet for offering their gifts of music and sound tech while Jennie was ill)