Dec 4 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. Join us this Sunday as we welcome special musical guest Emma Yee.
Advent and Christmas at SUC: Take a look at the wide and exciting variety of events happening throughout Advent at SUC! Also take a look at the various resources available for download and printing, including an advent calendar and daily devotional booklet. A limited number of printed copies of the devotional booklet will be available
Wednesday "Creative Christmas Crafting and a Meal" at 10am and 6pm
Thursday morning "Pauses" with Rev. Lloyd via zoom at 10am
Sunday morning Advent Seekers Group via zoom at 9:15am
Special services on Dec 1 (World Aids Day) and Dec 6 (National Day for Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women)
Friday Dec 9 Bake Sale
Sunday Dec 11 evening Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long
Sunday Dec 18 Carols and Cocktails at Ducky's
Wednesday Dec 21 Longest Night Service
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.
Christmas Cheers Gift List: The list of suggested gifts for this year's Christmas Cheer drive is now available. Please drop off your gifts at the church anytime between now and December 9.
Calling all sock-throwers!: Next Sunday, December 11, Rev. Lloyd will once again don his motorcycle helmet and let us pelt him with socks for a good cause! All socks will be donated to Ensemble Moncton. Gloves, hats, and mitts also welcome (just make sure they're soft or we won't have enough of Rev. Lloyd left to lead the service!).
Tantramar Food Pantry: There are many ways to help address food insecurity in our community, nation, and world. We are spotlighting the Tantramar Food Pantry, which provides access to food to students at our high school. As 22 states in the US work to pass bills that would deny access to food support for low-income LGBTQ+ students and their families, we are reminded that the students who rely on this resource are often vulnerable in multiple ways.
Congratulations Tess!: Congratulations to Tess Casher, names the 56th Rhodes Scholar from Mount Allison. Tess is from Whitehorse but worships with us while attending Mount Allison.
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, December 4.
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!).
Princess and the Purse: In partnership with Ensemble Moncton, we are seeking donations of both gently used quality purses, and of the items listed on the left to fill them. Donations can be dropped off at the church anytime up to December 8.
Scripture Readers Needed for Winter 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. For convivence sake the season/theme of each Sunday is listed along with all of the texts for that Sunday according to the Revised Common Lectionary on the Sign-Up Sheet. 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.
Worship 101 for Occasional Lay Worship Leaders (2023): If you’ve ever been asked to offer partial leadership in worship–or take on an entire worship service—you may have experienced the sinking feeling of not knowing where to begin, or that you just can’t see yourself ‘up front’ in that leading role. Do we have a set of workshops for you!
The RC 15 Faith Formation and Leadership Development team presents a five part series– Worship 101 for Occasional Lay Worship Leaders. These workshops are designed to help the occasional lay worship leader untangle how to get started, where to find resources, and how to prepare to lead worship with confidence. The series will be held on Zoom in January-February 2023.
For more info and to register please visit: https://ucceast.ca/67357-worship-101-for-occasional-lay-worship-leaders
Calling All Bakers - Upcoming SUC Christmas Bake Sale: Get your ovens (and appetites) ready! SUC will be holding its (semi) annual Christmas Bake Sale during the second moonlight madness event. Anyone interested in volunteering baking or in helping with setup/teardown/cashiering is invited to speak to Elsie MacDonald.
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. Please contact the church office to renew your subscription and/or to sign up through our discounted group subscription rate! 1 Corinthians 13 forced me to look at love in a new light
What's Coming Up
Regular Sunday worship at 11am (In-person/FB Live)
Worship at the Drew first Sunday of the month (next: Dec 4)
Crafting and a Meal Wednesday mornings at 10:00am and evenings at 6:00pm
Preacher's "Help Group" Scripture Study (Tuesdays 10:30am)
SUC Choir Rehearsals during Advent Saturday mornings at 10:30am
AA meets 12-1pm Sat in the sanctuary (please note that there are NO Wednesday meetings during advent)
Watch recordings of previous services: Nov 6 Service
Nov 13 Service - guest leader Rev. Ellie Hummel
Nov 20 Service - guest musical guests Terrasonga
Nov 27 Service - first Sunday of Advent