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January 7 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                    ON PAUSE Wednesdays   Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky   ON PAUSE Thursdays    Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews )                     9:30-11am 1st Thursday   Project Linus Blanket Making at Main St. Baptist Tues 10am/Wed 7pm        Spiritual Literacy Group at SUC Jan 7             Regular Sunday Worship                9am USUC/11am SUC Jan 16           Shared Ministry Gathering at SUC                   6:30pm Jan 16           SUC Trustees Meeting                                           7pm Jan 21           Rev. Lloyd Visits the Sunday School                11am Jan 28           Conversation Café at SUC                                   11am


ANNOUNCEMENTS for January 7, 2017- Baptism of Jesus Sunday

SHARED MINISTRY GATHERING:  Have you participated in a circle of service or a particular event this past year?  Do you have an idea, no matter how big or small, for a project, group, or event that could be part of living out our mission and celebrating our ministry in our community near and far? Join us on January 16 at 6:30pm in the SUC sanctuary for a time of fellowship to reflect on our year past and ponder what we can do in the year to come.

The Elders are encouraged to have a Shared Ministry gathering three times a year. At this meeting, folks from each Circle of Service are invited to share. We review and celebrate what has been happening within this Community of Faith and plan, enhance, and explore new ideas for this new year.

We encourage a representative from each of the following to attend: Worship, Property, Outreach, Drama, Book Study, Choir, Affirm, Conversation Cafe, Telephone Tree, Beer and Hymns, UCW, Prayer Circle, Sunday School, Pastoral Care, Open Sky Coffee Fellowship, Tuesday/Wednesday Spiritual Practices, AV Group, Book and Jewellery Sale, Parents and Tots, Memory Cafe, Earth Hour, Card Ministry, Coffee and Conversation, Sharing Godly Play at the Drew, GO!Project…

See you there!

Conversation Café at SUC:  On the last Sunday of the month, we welcome a special guest speaker to help us explore our faith in a different way.  This month, on January 28, we welcome Ashley Rose Cumming, a 2nd-Year Inuit student who will speak with us on “People of the Land.”  All are welcome.

Observer Magazine Subscriptions for 2017-2018:  As the date of renewal for this year’s Observer magazine was unexpectedly pushed a month earlier that previous years, we automatically renewed all current subscriptions earlier this fall.  The cost of subscriptions for this year is $25 payable to Sackville United – please see Jennie in the church office with any questions, and we hope you continue to enjoy your Observer!  For anyone considering a subscription for next year, copies of previous magazines are available in the SUC front hallway.

A Special Visit to the Sunday School:  Rev. Lloyd will make a special visit to the Sunday School on January 21 – stay tuned for more details!

NEW NAMETAGES AT SUC:  As you enter the SUC sanctuary you will notice we have new magnetic nametags.  Please take a moment to choose a marker from the variety of available colours and write your name on a tag.

GOT A FRIDGE TO SPARE?: Sackville United is looking for someone who may have an extra full-size fridge to donate to our kitchenette. This second fridge will be used to help store food for large and catered events, and will only be used from time to time in order to save on energy costs.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REV.  LLOYD: Looking to get in touch with Lloyd?  He can be reached at or by calling (506) 940-1151.  Rev. Lloyd will be back in town for Sunday, January 7.


Genesis 1:1-8 Mark 1:4-11


Angels from the Realms of Glory, VU 36 Arise, Your Light Has Come, VU 79 When Heaven’s Bright with Mystery, VU 93 A Light is Gleaming, VU 82, v.2-4

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