"Joy is a song that welcomes the dawn"
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!
"Sock it to Lloyd": This Sunday all are invited to bring in new socks, hats, and mittens. Please remove tags and other sharp edges and form them into "suitable projectiles" before bringing them in. Before the start of service, you will be invited to throw them with great gusto at Rev. Lloyd, who is never afraid to "get socked" for a good cause.
Sunday Worship: Our Sunday services are at 11am both in-person and online via our SUC Facebook Page or here on the SUC Church Website.
Our current vaccination policy for Sunday Gatherings and other events 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. Upon request please provide both your vaccination record and government issued identification, or a government approved medical exemption certificate.
Children under 12 are not eligible to be vaccinated but are likely present with adults from households where those eligible to be vaccinated have provided proof of vaccination. All who are present at the event or activity, including Sunday Gatherings, are required to wear masks and are encouraged to participate fully.
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.
Cookie Walk: Thank to everyone who participated in this year's cookie walk. Over $1200 was raised to support Christmas Cheer and the ongoing work of Sackville United.
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 double vaccination status (or medical exeption) for all persons 12 and older continue to be required for in-person services, and we encourage distancing as well. Watch recordings of previous services:
New from Broadview: Santa Claus showcased the gulf between my immigrant mother and myself
From the United Church of Canada: Bringing these children the honour we denied them in life - Moderator's statement on Residential School burials Resources to Bring the Children Home Resources for anti-racist worship 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. Create a Guaranteed Livable Income Program United Church Special Appeals: Covid 19 Global Response Emergency Response Fund