May 29 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.
Pentecost Sunday school Celebration and Outdoor BBQ: On Sunday June 5 we will share in gratitude and celebration with our Sunday School as part of our regular worship, and following the service we will have an outdoor BBQ! Please indicate your food request (burger, dog, veggie sausage) on the signup sheet in the sanctuary or email Rev. Lloyd.
Scripture Readers Needed for Summer 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. Office Hours: The office will be open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-4:30pm until June 26. Beginning June 26, the office will be open one afternoon a week (TBA, likely Thursday) 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.
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.
Online Self-Care Sessions this Week through the Stephen Lewis Foundation: Form the SLF: "In honour of Pride Month, we’re taking the lead from our Stephen Lewis Foundation LGBTIQ partners across sub-Saharan Africa, and inspiration from their holistic approaches to promote well-being. Take part from the comfort of your own home:
Mind: An evening sound bath with Kiko Sounds, 6 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, May 24
Body: An afternoon yoga class with Sam Rose Yoga, 12 noon EDT, Thursday, May 26
Soul: A morning of journaling and self-reflection with Lisa Messina, 10 a.m. EDT, Saturday, May 28
Each session, one of our LGBTIQ partner organizations will be introduced. As a member of our SLF community, you can help raise awareness about their inspiring and vital work caring for the minds, bodies, and souls of their communities."
Tatamagouche Centre Upcoming Programs: Consider participating in some of these upcoming events:
June 3: AGM Online
June 27-9: Soulful Aging - A Circle of Trust Retreat Onsite
August 4-6: Peace & Friendship Longhouse Build & Teachings Onsite
August 27: Farm to Table - a Delightful Feast with Musical Entertainment
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. Community land trusts could hep provide affordable housing we so desperately need I was ashamed to be Chinese and queer, but now I celebrate Canadian Blood Services' policy change still stigmatises queer community, says HIV/AIDS advocate
United in Learning GC44 Opportunities: the UCC has online events that are open to all who wish to register throughout the year as part of General Council 44. Click on the link below for one such opportunity:
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 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 11am Sundays both in-person or online via the church FB page
Coffee Hour with Open Sky Wednesdays at 10am - all are welcome
Pentecost BBQ Outdoor Celebration (June 5)