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January 1 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 ( 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 on Sunday morning at 11am for a time of worship, fellowship, and carol-singing to welcome the new year!

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. The church office will be open on December 27 and 29.

2022 Year-End Financials: In order to ensure that new, earlier deadlines for final M&S submissions issued by the UCC are met, Tuesday January 3 will be the last day that offerings or other materials received will be able to be counted as part of the 2022 tax year. Any seasonal gifts arriving after that date will gratefully accepted and counted towards 2023 givings.

M&P Performance Review: The M&P committee is conducting a performance review for Rev. Lloyd and Jennie (in both her position as secretary and as musical director). As part of this regular process for all United Church employees, the committee is seeking feedback from the congregation. If you would like to share your thoughts on Rev. Lloyd and/or Jennie, please email them by to Shirley Hopkins and Karen Bamford, or leave them in a sealed envelope in the SUC Executive Mailbox in the “Items for Pickup” slot. Deadline for submission is Sunday, January 22.

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 in January (exact date TBA depending on the status of the Drew and holiday scheduling).

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!).

Seniors Fellowship Lunches Coming Soon!: This group will be meeting the Second Tuesday of each month at noon beginning on January 10 - bring a bag lunch and join us in the sanctuary for conversation and fellowship. Speak to Brenda Allen for more details.

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Seniors Fellowship Lunches - bring your lunch and share in conversation and fellowship!

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 - now updated for the winter months! 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.

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!

What's Coming Up

  • New Year's Day service at 11am on Sunday, Jan 1 (In-person/FB Live)

  • Worship at the Drew first Sunday of the month (next: January TBA)

  • Preacher's "Help Group" Scripture Study (Tuesdays 10:30am in January)

  • Winter 2023 Choir Practices at 5pm on Tuesday evenings beginning January 10

  • AA meets 12-1pm Sat in the sanctuary (2023 schedule will be posted ASAP, likely resuming of Wednesday 12pm meetings)

Watch recordings of previous services:

Dec 4 Service - second Sunday of Advent, special guest musician Emma Yee

Dec 11 Service - Rev. Heather McClure preachers, guest musicians Julia Gill and Annika Williams Dec 18 Service - guest musician Amanda Godin (prelude begins around 5 minutes in)

Happy New Year!

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