May 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are here for you and for each other!
Sunday Worship: Our Sunday services are at 11am both in-person or online via our SUC Facebook Page. In accordance with NB government regulations, vaccination status will no longer be checked during in-person church activities, although 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.
Scripture Readers Sought: 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.
CMHA Upcoming Programs in the Maritimes: Visit here to learn more about upcoming workshops and programs being offered by the Canadian Mental Health Organisation including "Maintaining Wellness on the Job", "8 Strategies for Stress and Emotions", and "Challenging Loneliness and Isolation".
Godly Play Maritimes: Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons POSTPONED until Fall 2022. We look forward to hosting some of these sessions at Sackville United once rescheduled dates have been confirmed.
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. In case of any changes to regular office hours, a notice will be posted on the church FB page and, when possible, on the front doors as well.
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.
Sunday Seekers Book Circle: The seekers book circle is always reading something that sparks thought and conversation! If you are interested in becoming part of this online group that meets (typically on Sundays before 11am worship) to read and discuss books and creative expressions of faith, please contact Catherine Gaw at email@example.com 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.
Why compostable and biobased plastics won't save the environment Wetlands vs. developers: A small-town battle with national ramifications Air raid sirens and curfews couldn't stop Easter services in the Ukraine
Gifts with Vision 2021-22 - an excellent source of gifts and giving for the whole year!: Although a new year has started, the needs of our wider community (both near and far) are still very present. For the person who has "everything", why not consider a donation (birthday, Valentine's Day, Easter) 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 at 11am Sundays both in-person or online via the church FB page
Coffee Hour with Open Sky Wednesdays at 10am - all are welcome
Banner Dedication in memory of Karen Sears on Sunday May 8 during 11am worship
Watch recordings of previous services: April 3 Service
April 24 Service (with thanks to Janet Hammock, Amanda Godin, and Rowan White for their assistance with music and sound)