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We hope this email finds you 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 Sunday services are at 11am online via our SUC Facebook Page or here on the SUC Church Website. At this point in time we are not gathering in-person, and will reevaluate in January. Our current vaccination policy for those wishing to access the church building is as follows: Greeters are required to request proof of vaccination from all those eligible to be vaccinated who wish to attend in-person events and activities. All persons 5 years and older are required to meet the vaccine requirements as established by provincial public health.
Accommodations will be made, during the vaccine rollout, for those children aged 5-11 who are in the process of being vaccinated. Children under 5 are not eligible to be vaccinated but are permitted to attend.
Upon request please provide both your vaccination record and government issued identification, or a government approved medical exemption certificate. All who are present at any event or activity, including Sunday Gatherings, are required to wear masks and are encouraged to practice distancing between households/bubbles.
Upon providing proof of vaccination the Greeter may ask you if Sackville United Church may maintain a record of your status for future visits. You may also provide your proof of vaccination status by visiting the office during office hours. The Office Administrator will record that proof has been provided and make a record for your future visits.
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, posting a notice on the door (when possible) and on the church FB page.
Advent 2021: Visit here for a full list of activities and service themes for this Advent season at SUC.
A Christmas Carol and a Cocktail/Mocktail: Join us on Thursday nights at 7pm for music and a beverage of your choice! We have 4 lesser-known carols/Christmas songs that will hopefully spark your interest! All are welcome - please use the following link.
Tuesday Afternoons "Advent Promises in Song & Word": Join Rev. Lloyd and Jennie online each Tuesday in advent via the church FB page or website at 2pm for a brief time of advent music and reflection.
Sunday Seekers Advent Preparation: "Because of the importanf Christmas, how we understand the stories of Jesus’ birth matters. What we think they’re about – how we hear them, read them, interpret them – matters." – Marcus Borg/John Dominic Crossan “Birth of Jesus for Progressive Christians is a five-session study guide that invites readers to explore the birth of Jesus with a new perspective. We will meet on line at 9:30-10:30 on Sunday mornings. Give yourself a gift of insight this Advent. If you are interested please contact Catherine Gaw at email@example.com
Preacher's Lectionary "Help Group": Join Lloyd online on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am to reflect on the scripture lessons for the week and share a deepened understanding of the Word. Please use the Meeting ID: 487 114 0142 and the password usuc@suc or connect by using the following link.
Gifts with Vision 2021-22: The catalogue for this year's Gifts with Vision is now available. For the person who has "everything", why not consider a donation in their name to one of the many projects and mission partners featured this year. 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 in-person and online at 11am Sundays. Masks and proof of vaccination status for all those aged 5 and older are required (see the top of this email for full details)
Watch recordings of previous services:
New from Broadview:
12 acts of kindness for the holidays and beyond I'm a poet who has lived an accomplished life. Now I live in the shelter system 4 online Christmas concerts for those not quite ready for in-person theatre From the United Church of Canada:
Bringing these children the honour we denied them in life - Moderator's statement on Residential School burials
Unsettling Goods: The United Church of Canada encourages United Church members and others to become involved in the search for a just peace between Palestinians and Israelis by contributing to the end of the occupation of the Palestinian Territories.
United Church Special Appeals: