January 15 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 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. 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. Annual Report - it's not too early!: Annual report time will arrive sooner than we think! It's not too early to prepare and submit your reports - groups, event, anything you'd like to share as part of the official record of the year past. Please have all reports submitted to the church office by February 15.
Memorial Service for John Houtsma: Please join us at 11am at Sackville United for a celebration of life for John Houtsma, a longtime and dedicated member of our congregation. All are welcome, and a light luncheon will be provided following the service.
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 on February 5.
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: This group meets the second Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring your own bag lunch and enjoy fellowship, conversation, and good food together! All seniors welcome!
What's New with Broadview: The United Church magazine has a variety of topical articles on subjects that reflect many of the interests and initiatives of our congregation. Please contact the church office to renew your subscription if you have not already and/or to sign up through our discounted group subscription rate! New subscriptions can be added at anytime of year! A planetarium visit helped me see the story of the magi differently Author Lawrence Hill on why he doesn’t believe in talking down to children As Toronto celebrated Christmas, the guest of honour was freezing on the streets
What's Coming Up
Worship at the Drew first Sunday of the month (next: February 5)
Preacher's "Help Group" Scripture Study (Tuesdays 10:30am in January)
Winter 2023 Choir Practices at 5pm on Tuesday evenings
AA meets 12-1pm Wednesdays and Saturdays in the sanctuary