Upcoming Dates to Remember
Mondays Centering Prayer Group 9:30am Wednesdays Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky ON PAUSE Thursdays Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews Presbyterian) 9:30-11am 1st Thursday Project Linus at Main St Baptist 1pm May 8 African Grandmother Visits SUC (TAG) 3pm May 10 Pastoral Charge Annual Meeting at SUC 7pm May 13 Yard & Bake Sale at Upper Sackville 8-11am May 28 Music Afternoon at Upper Sackville 2pm June 1 Shared Ministry Circle at SUC 6:30pm
Welcome to Rev. Lloyd; We are so happy to have you here with us!
ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 6, 2017- 4th Sunday of Easter
SACKVILLE PASTORAL CHARGE ANNUAL MEETING: The Annual Meeting of the Sackville Pastoral Charge will be held this coming Wednesday, May 10 at 7pm at Sackville United Church.
A SPECIAL VISITOR HOSTED AT SUC: South African Grandmother – Mama Darlina, will be speaking THIS COMING Monday, May 8 at 3pm at Sackville United Church. This is sponsored by the Tantramar Association of Grandmothers and Others.
COMING UP AT UPPER SACKVILLE: Upper Sackville will host their annual yard and bake sale THIS COMING Saturday, May 13 from 8-11am. Also coming up is a music afternoon from 2-4pm on May 28, featuring gospel favourites and fellowship!
CEMETERY CLEANUP DAY: VOLUNTEERS AND A TRUCK NEEDED FOR THIS WEDNESDAY! The Pastoral Charge group responsible for the Methodist Burying Ground (Middle Sackville) and have decided to organize a cemetery cleanup on May 10th – the town beautification day. We are asking for volunteers from each church to come between 1 and 4 with boots and rakes, etc. For that day and time we need someone with a truck to take away tree limbs. For more information or to volunteer please contact Phyllis Stopps at 536-0961.
SUC EXECUTIVE LOOKING TO FILL ONE MORE POSITION: The SUC Executive is seeking to fill the fourth available elder position. Anyone who is interested can speak to a member of the Executive.
OPEN SKY COFFEE AND CONVERSATION ON PAUSE: As the ground warms up and the growing season begins, our friends from open sky will be taking a summer pause from our weekly coffee and conversation mornings. We will look forward to welcoming their return in the fall, and to dropping by the farm to say hello and pick up a vegetable/egg or two over the summer!
SHARED MINISTRY GATHERING: A Shared Ministry gathering will be held on June 1st @ 6:30 in the Sanctuary. At this gathering, we will share the activities and the needs of each circle of service. Also we will discuss how the circles are funded. Representatives from the following circles of service are encouraged to attend: WORSHIP, OUTREACH, CEMETERIES, FAITH FORMATION, BOOK STUDY, PRAYER CIRCLE, PASTORAL CARE, AFFIRM, KITCHEN RE-SHAPING, PROPERTY, DYING, DEATH AND BEYOND STUDY, WEDNESDAY COFFEE,AUDIO VISUAL, COMMUNICATIONS, CHOIR. …..Elsie
AN UPDATE FROM THE SRRC: The Sackville Refugee Response Coalition has been pleased to welcome two refugee families from Syria to our community over the past few months. The most important factor in the settlement of our families has been the participation of the Welcome Committees for each family. This committee is responsible for greeting and welcoming the family and helping them settle into life in Canada and in Sackville, doing everything from setting up bank accounts, accompanying them to medical appointments, helping them navigate daily activities such as grocery shopping, and many other things. In preparation for the arrival of our third family, a family of four from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, hopefully soon, the SRRC is establishing a third Welcome Committee. If you are interested in participating in an experience that will be life-changing, please contact Diane Fullerton at 536-3749, email her at email@example.com, or send us a message through the SRRC’s Facebook page.
CENTERING PRAYER: Centering prayer group meets every Monday; all are welcome to join for one half hour of prayer together.
OPERATION BEAUTIFICATION: We have been invited to participate in the first annual “Operation Beautification” town clean-up project, on May 10 anytime between 8:30am-6:30pm. Supplies, gloves, and snacks will be provided.
Acts 2: 42-47 John 10:1-10
Invitation: Hallelujah, Give Thanks, VU 179 chorus, v.4, chorus God is my Shephard, VU 748 (Brother James’ Air) Deep in our Hearts, MV 154 Let Us Build a House, MV 1 Offertory Response: What Can I Do? MV 191 Will You Come and Follow Me, VU 567 Sung Benediction: We Shall Go Out, VU 586
A “WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY” AT SACKVILLE UNITED
As was mentioned at the Annual Meeting of the congregation, the Executive feel that the Exterior Window frames are in need of painting. We would like to see this done this Spring. An estimate of $4200 has been suggested. There is also a potential additional expense to replace rotting wood on some of the frames.
As this falls outside of our regular budget, we would like to see this as a Special Fundraising Project which the congregation would support in addition to regular offerings.
A “Window of Opportunity” covered in sticky notes with various donation amounts (from $1 to $500) is now up at the back of the Sanctuary to help us in our fundraising efforts.