May 7 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). 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:
THIS SUNDAY May 7, 11am: Ellie Hummel
May 14, 11am: Todd Nelson
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
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: May 14, 21, and June 11 onward.
Worship at the Drew - Volunteers Needed: We are seeking volunteer worship leaders for two services at the Drew nursing home on June 4 and July 2. Services are at 3pm in the afternoon, and are approximately 30 minutes long, filled with prayer, scripture, and music. If you are interested in participating in this part of our ministry while Rev. Lloyd is away, please contact the church office. Assistance can be provided in crafting a liturgy.
All are welcome to join us, health regulations permitting, for in-person worship at the Drew. Coming up next THIS Sunday, May 7, with worship lead by Jennie Del Motte.
Pastoral Care May-July: For pastoral emergencies between May-July, please contact the church office by phone or email with your contact information and any details you wish to share. A member of the Pastoral Care team and/or Pastoral Care Clergy will be in touch with you ASAP.
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.
Coming up from NB Mental Health: Tuesdays in April from 12-4pm, join Open Sky at 12 Folks Dr for a community food workshop series, including a free lunch. There is no cost for this program, and all are welcome! Contact Denise Miller at Denise.Miller@gnb.ca
- 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
Youth at Regional Gathering (formerly Youth@Conference and Intermediates@Conference): "Y@R is a place of community and a place of faith where United Church youth, between grade 6 and 12, meet from across New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and the Gaspe. It takes place during the Annual Meeting of Fundy St. Lawrence Dawning Waters Regional Council (FSLDW), May 26-28, 2023." Follow this link for more information or to register. Funding is available for youth grades 6-12 who are interested in attending from our congregation. If you have any questions, please email Catherine Stuart, Regional Minister for Children, Youth and Young Adults at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Seniors Fellowship Lunches: This group now meets the THIRD Tuesday of each month at noon. Bring your own bag lunch and enjoy fellowship, conversation, and good food together! All seniors welcome - meeting next on Tuesday, May 16!
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.
What's New with 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!
In this Broadview interview, Gordon Lightfoot reflected on his activism around climate change and Indigenous rights
Why over a third of Canadians now claim to have no religion This choir for Canadian newcomers offers more than singing lessons
What's Coming Up
Worship at the Drew first Sunday of the month (THIS Sunday May 7)
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 9 Service - Easter Sunday