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November 20 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                   9:30am Thursdays       Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews)                 9:30-11am 1st Thursdays  Project Linus at Visitor’s Centre                1pm Oct 30-Nov 20            Pulpit Supply at Upper Sackville   9am Oct 30-Nov 20            Laura Hunter at SUC                          11am Nov 26                        Variety/Talent Show at SUC               7-8:30pm Nov 27-Dec 18 Advent Worship with Rev. Jennifer         9am/11am

ANNOUNCEMENTS for November 20, 2016

SARA JEWELL BOOK LAUNCH:  Tidewater Books presents Sara Jewell, author of Field Notes: A City Girl’s Search for Heart and Home in Rural Nova Scotia, reading and signing books on Sunday, November 27, at 2 p.m. here at Sackville United Church. Sara provided pulpit supply for SUC this past summer and is looking forward to celebrating her newly published book with us. Bring a friend!

VARIETY/TALENT SHOW AT SUC:  On Saturday, November 26 at 7pm, join us for an hour or so of sharing our talents for a good cause!  Do you sing?  Dance?  Read poetry?  Do chainsaw sculptures?  Don’t hide your light under a bucket!  All talents are welcome, dessert and coffee/tea/juice will be available, and an offering will be taken up for the Benevolent Fund, which helps pay for meals and emergency needs for those people who come to us in crisis.  See the sign-up sheet on the discernment board to join in the fun.

Update from the SPC Search Committee:  After conducting an initial series of interviews, the search committee has extended the deadline for applications to January 31, 2017.  They will keep the congregations informed as new developments arise.

CHRISTMAS CHEER 2016:  The Christmas Cheer program, which provides Christmas help to Sackville families, is once again accepting monetary donations (care of RBC), as well as donations of new toys, books and clothing for children aged 12 and under.  Donations of secondhand clothing for adults and children, and of secondhand bedding would also be welcomed.  Donations may be dropped off at Sackville United during regular office hours (Wed.-Fri.  9 a.m. to noon).  Toy bags will be packed at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Dec. 14th at 9 a.m., with a storm date of Dec. 15th.  New volunteers are always welcome.   For further information, please speak to Beth Briscoe or to Janet Geier.

FUNDRAISING CALENDAR FOR ANDERSON SETTLEMENT:  Anderson Settlement people are selling a fundraising calendar with a photo of the church to raise funds for much needed work on the church.  The calendars are $10 each.  To order a calendar, please speak with Bernice McMaster.

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