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May 20 – 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 Presbyterian)  9:30-11am 1st Thursday   Project Linus Blanket Making                            ON PAUSE ON PAUSE FOR THE SUMMER              Spiritual Literacy Group at SUC Sundays 9:15am            Book Study in the Quiet Room at SUC May 20           Pentecost Sunday & Food Bank Sunday May 26           Beer & Hymns – Special Conference Edition!   9pm May 27           Maritime Conference Annual Meeting  (no services at Upper or SUC) Service of Praise and Ordination at TVMC                                10am June 10           Union Sunday (Communion)                                 9am/11am June 17          Sunday School Service before Summer Pause June 24          Final Upper Sackville Service Before Summer Pause  9am July 1-Sept 2    Pastoral Charge Summer Services at SUC     10am July 23-27        GO! Project at SUC (for children ages 7-13)


ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 20, 2018 – Pentecost Sunday

FOOD BANK SUNDAY:  This Sunday May 20 is the next food bank Sunday for the Pastoral Charge. We are asked to bring our offerings of non-perishable food items or consider a monetary contribution to the food bank to help meet the immediate needs of our neighbours and friends, even as we continue to address the underlying injustices that lead to long-term food insecurity.

BEER AND HYMNS – SPECIAL MARITIME CONFERENCE EDITION:  One time only at a special date and time – Saturday May 26 at 9pm – we join our voices in song at Ducky’s Pub.  Beer and Hymns will run throughout the summer on the last Sunday of the month at 7pm.

MARITIME CONFERENCE WEEKEND SERVICES:  The annual meeting of the conference takes place this year from May 24-27.  There will be no morning services at SUC or Upper Sackville; instead, the pastoral charge is invited to join with our church community from across the Maritimes at the Service of Praise and Ordination at the Civic Centre beginning at 10am.

SUC CONGREGATIONAL MEETING ON BECOMING AN AFFIRMING CONGREGATION: On Sunday June 3 immediately following the 11am service there will be a congregational meeting for SUC to vote on recommendations brought forward by our Affirm Committee.  Everyone is encouraged to attend this brief but significant meeting.

SUMMER SERVICES AND OFFICE HOURS AT SPC: Summer Services for the Pastoral Charge will be held at 10am at Sackville United.  The church office will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-12pm.  We look forward to seeing you!

OFFICE HOURS FOR MAY/JUNE: Office hours for May and June are Wednesday-Friday from 9am-12pm.

OFFERING ENVELOPES AVAILABLE: Are you interested in having offering envelopes, or in receiving a charitable receipt for your contributions?  Please speak to the church office, or simply write your name and address and attach it to your contribution.

Conversation Café and Potluck 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, followed by a potluck.  The next conversation café will take place on June 24, with special guest Dawn Ferris.

Counselling Services Available:  Would you or someone you know like to talk through a problem? Narrative Counselling offered by Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt is available on Thursdays in the Mt.A Chapel Office. To book an appointment contact:  Robyn is the UCC Campus Minister in the Multifaith Services Office of Dalhousie University. This year she is enrolled in the Master of Narrative Therapy & Community Work degree program through the University of Melbourne which requires that counselling practicum hours be completed every week. And so, in addition to counselling hours at Dal, she has also been offering counselling services to Mt. A students, staff and the wider community (with the agreement of Mt. A Chaplain, Rev. John Perkin) since the beginning of February 2018.

For more information about Narrative Counselling:

PAPER COPIES OF ONLINE MATERIALS:  For those who are not tech savvy or who do not own a computer, paper copies of Lloyd’s Monday Musings and other web-only material are available through the church office.

A “SOCIAL VISIT”:  Family members of some residents at the Drew are seeking friends of their loved ones to make social visit.  If you are willing to share your contact information with these individuals so they can reach out to you, please let the office know.

Prayers for the Community: Is there someone or something you would like held or lifted up in prayer this month?  Our prayer circle is ready to hear your concerns and joys and pray for them – please send your messages to Mora MacDonald at  All requests are kept in confidence among the group, who are always mindful of your privacy.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REV.  LLOYD: Looking to get in touch with Lloyd?  He can be reached at or by calling (506) 940-1151.


The Story of Pentecost


It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker, MV 30 Spirit of Life, VU 381 Veni Sancte Spiritus (sung response, VU 208) Pentecost Had Come (words onscreen) May the God of Hope, VU 424

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