July 24 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!
Summer Sunday Worship: Our Summer Sunday services (June 26-Sept 4) will be offered at 10AM both in-person or 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. Rev. Lloyd is on vacation/sabbatical for the summer - please see the picture later in this post for our summer worship leaders.
Summer Office Hours:The office will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-4:30pm until June 26. Summer office hours will be on Thursdays from 12-3pm. 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.
Open Sky Summer Coffee Hour: The time and date have moved, but the company is still top notch! This summer, join us at our new time/date/location on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-10:30am at Open Sky Co-operative for coffee, snacks, conversation and activities! Anyone needing transportation to Open Sky is invited to meet at Sackville United at 9:15am on Tuesdays.
Sunday Seekers Book Circle FALL 2022 - sign up now!: Katharine Hayhoe is a Canadian climate scientist now teaching in Texas. She is also an Evangelical Christian and furthermore she is one of the best science-communicators we have. Saving Us is an excellent in-depth primer on climate change in general, understandable to a non-specialist audience even when putting over the complexities of the situation. Such complexities are not just limited to the science but extend to politics and behavioural psychology. She blends her scientific training and her Christian beliefs in an accessible way. This is a timely book for our Creation Time (September 11-October 9.) The cost of the book is $25.00.
The Seekers meet on Sunday mornings (time to be determined to allow choir members to get to the church for pre-worship practice!) We will continue to meet on Zoom, likely at 9:15.
If interested in joining in on the discussion please contact Catherine Gaw at email@example.com by August 7 -to facilitate the book ordering!
(from the UCC)
Margaret Tusz-King served as a representative of the United Church on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) Board of Directors for nine years, reaching the maximum term on the Board. We celebrate Margaret Tusz-King’s contribution as a United Church representative to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Board of Directors and wish her well in the future! Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary of The United Church of Canada, adds, “I am grateful for Margaret's commitment to the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, holding strongly to the values of partnership and justice for those marginalized by systems of oppression. Margaret served on the Executive of the Board and courageously challenged the Executive and the Board to engage in significant courageous conversations around gender, climate, and economic justice. Blessings on her new journey.”
We celebrate Margaret's passion and dedication to justice and service - thank you for all that you do!
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.
Canada's National Childcare Program isn't the solution for modern parents
These three black women are breaking barriers in ministry
Tseshaht First Nation leads search for unmarked graves at residential school site run by United Church
Let’s stop obsessing about the United Church’s demise, says outgoing moderator
Scripture Readers Needed for Summer/Fall 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. Drew Volunteer Drivers Needed: Can you spare an hour or two a week? Especially during July, August, and September? The Drew Nursing Home Meals for Seniors Program is looking for a volunteer driver for Fridays at 11:15am for an hour of your time. This program ensures that seniors get a healthy hot meal give days a week. This will truly warm your heart to see the enjoyment on their faces and to have a little chat about their day. If interested please call Donna Lowerison, Food Service Manager at the Drew at 364-4909. Drivers are required to provide a criminal record check. Tatamagouche Centre Upcoming Programs: Consider participating in some of these upcoming events:
August 4-6: Peace & Friendship Longhouse Build & Teachings Onsite
August 27: Farm to Table - a Delightful Feast with Musical Entertainment
SUC Executive Minutes Online: For anyone wishing to keep "in the know" about the topics and motions being discussed by our Sackville United Church executive, PDFs of minutes from previous meetings are available on the church website. The area is password protected; the password is the same one that gives access to the Lenten resources, and has been emailed to the SUC mailing list. Please contact the church office if you would like to view the minutes and do not have the password. The minutes for the March 2022 SUC Executive meeting are now online.
Church Envelopes and PAR: Offering envelopes and PAR signup forms are available in the church office for anyone interested. Offering envelopes from previous years can continue to be used, but please write your name on the envelope if it is more than 3 years old.
What's Coming Up
Regular Sunday worship at 10am (June 26-Sept 4)
Coffee Hour with Open Sky Tuesdays 9:30-10:30 at Open Sky
Summer Office Hours (Thursdays 12-3pm)
Responses to the letter sent out last month by the Sackville Futures Group are due ASAP - your feedback is welcome and appreciated!
Watch recordings of previous services: June 26 Service
(technical difficulties prevented the July 3 service from being live-streamed)