May 21 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 (506-536-0498) or email (email@example.com) and a member of our Pastoral Care Team will be in touch ASAP. 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.
Spring/Summer Worship at SUC: From May-July, we welcome a variety of guest worship leaders who will share in our Sunday time together. As Rev. Lloyd enjoys his well-earned sabbatical and vacation, we will share together with the following worship leaders:
May 7, 11am: Ellie Hummel
May 14, 11am: Todd Nelson
THIS SUNDAY May 21, 11am: Jennie Del Motte
May 28, 11am: Todd Nelson
June 4, 11am: Bruce Moore
June 11, 11am: Heather McClure
June 18, 11am: Laura Hunter
June 25, 11am: Todd Nelson
July 2, 10am: Bruce Moore
July 9, 10am: Laura Hunter
July 16, 10am: Todd Nelson
July 23, 10am: Catherine Smith
July 30, 10am: Todd Nelson
Important Information Session from the Mission & Ministry Group: immediately following worship on Sunday, May 28 there will be an information session and presentation from the Mission and Ministry (M&M) Focus Group. This group was created by the executive and has been working to ensure that all voices at SUC have an opportunity to participate in th discernment process as we seek to find the way forward for our church in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. The May 28 meeting will involve the sharing of a comprehensive final report based on feedback collected throughout the Lenten season, as well as answering any immediate questions that arise. No vote will be taken at this time. A vote on the recommendations will be held at a congregational meeting in June (date TBA). This information session will be avialable both in-person and online via zoom. A zoom link will be circulated by email in the coming days - please contact the chruch office if you have not received the link by next Thursday.
Pastoral Care May-July: For non-emergency pastoral care between May-July, please contact the church office by phone or email with your contact information and any details you wish to share. We will put you in touch with pastoral care personnel.
For Pastoral Emergencies, please call the number listed on your pastoral care postcard (available via the church office or on Sundays). This number will also be on the church answering machine and available via the current week's email. Please note that different members of the pastoral care contact team will be "on call" for different weeks, and they will arrange emergency pastoral care for you.
Pastoral Emergency Contact May 17-31: Janet H at 506-536-4245/506-364-9300
Scripture/Announcement Readers Needed for Spring 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. 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. A sign-up sheet for scripture/announcement readers for Spring/Summer is on the Circle of Service Board just inside the sanctuary. Scripture readers are still needed for the following Sundays: June 18, July 2-23
Seniors Fellowship Lunches: This group now meets the THIRD Tuesday of each month at noon. For the final lunch before a summer pause, you are invited to join the "regulars" at Pattersons Restaurant on Tuesday, June 20 at noon. Please contact the church office or speak to Brenda Allen so we can have an idea of how many tables to reserve - rides are available for those who might need them! All seniors welcome!
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. Summer office hours will begin the week of June 26 - during the summer, the office will be open Thursdays from 12-3pm only.
Games Night at SUC: On the second Tuesday and third Thursday of the month from 6-8pm, a small group are gathering at SUC to play RPG (role play) and other games. If you are interested in joining this group, please speak with Christy Watts.
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!).
Coming Up at Tatamagouche: from silent retreats to game design to Breaking the Silence, there's lots coming up at the Tatamagouche Centre this spring. Visit here for more information.
Coming up from NB Mental Health: Contact Denise Miller at Denise.Miller@gnb.ca for information about these, and other programs.
- May 29 - June 1: Changing Minds (Community Education on Mental Health and Wellness), online 1:30-4:30pm
- First/Third Tuesday each month: Anxiety & Depression Support Group, Moncton Public Library 5-6pm
Cell Phones Needed for Ensemble Moncton: Are you upgrading to a newer model and have a spare phone sitting in a drawer somewhere? Ensemble Moncton provides cellphones to their clients to connect them to services and the community. The clients work closely with the Wellness Navigator at Ensemble to access services in health, justice and social sectors. Funding is very hard to access for cellphone provision because of the harmful assumptions placed on individuals dealing with addictions and substance use. Drop off phones at ENSEMBLE, 80 Weldon Street, Moncton, daily between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Phone (506)859-9616 and ask for Ashley if more information is required. Any cell phones (and chargers!) dropped off at the church office will be brought to Moncton by Jennie or Rev. Lloyd.
Thank you to those who have donated cell phones so far. Ensemble will ensure that all data/information is wiped from phones donated before they are distributed.
Prayer Bench Group Subscription: We have purchased a group subscription to Rev. Janice MacLean's "Prayer Bench" for the year, including a number of individual email "retreats" and series. If you are interested in receiving these resources please contact the church office.
What's New at 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 of only $25/year. New subscriptions can be added at anytime of year!
Canada’s updated MAiD program is appealing to ‘desperate’ Canadians, advocate says
Tibetans and Buddhists say Dalai Lama controversy comes down to ‘unfortunate mistranslation’ Repatriating the Crown Jewels is long overdue
What's Coming Up
Worship at the Drew ON PAUSE for the summer, resuming in September
Summer Worship in July & August at 10am (beginning Sunday, July 2)
Spring 2023 Choir Practices at 5pm on Tuesday evenings - final choir Sunday will be June 18 before summer pause
AA meets 12-1pm Saturdays in the sanctuary
Watch recordings of previous services:
April 30 Service - Bon Voy-a-gee Rev. Lloyd!
May 7 Service with Rev. Ellie Hummel (sound issues for first 12 minutes)
May 14 Service with Rev. Todd Nelson (slides and audio only)