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November 26 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 ( 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 distancing are encouraged but not mandatory. 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.

We Celebrate the Season of Advent: We will celebrate the coming of advent a little earlier this year, with the following gathering times:

Wednesday, Nov 22 - 10am, Decorating the Sanctuary

Sunday, Nov 26 - Advent I, 11am (we celebrate communion together)

Sunday, Dec 3 - Advent II, 11am

Friday, Dec 8 - Christmas Bake Sale (sanctuary, 4:30-7pm)

Sunday, Dec 10 - Advent III, 11am

Dec 11-17 TBA - Carols and Cocktails at Ducky's Pub

Sunday, Dec 17 - Advent IV, 11am

Thursday, Dec 21 - Winter Solstice Service, 7pm

Sunday, Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Gathering, 7pm

There are also a number of advent resources available for the season, available here.

Ceasefire Now Film Screening: For all those interested, there will be a film screening of the 2019 film "Gaza Fights for Freedom" at Strut's Gallery on Friday November 24 from 7-9pm.

Fall Church Office Hours:The church office hours are Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12-4:30pm.  Any changes to this schedule, including illness or snow days (during which Jennie can sometimes be found working remotely) will be posted on the church FB page, and, if possible, on the church doors as well.

Christmas Bake Sale: Get your appetites (and wallets) ready from 4:30-7pm on Friday, December 8th (the second Moonlight Madness). Held in the sanctuary at Sackville United. Cookies, slices, fudge and more - and you are welcome and encouraged to bake them! Drop off items on Thursday, December 7 between 10-4:30pm (or contact the church office to make alternate arrangements) or Friday morning 9:30-11am so we can have all "goodies" wrapped and displayed in time. Gluten-free baking or items made for those with various dietary restrictions are welcomed - please label them so we know! For more information, please speak with Elsie MacDonald or Shirley Hopkins. Hoping to see you hungry on the 8th!

Worship at the Drew:  Worship at the Drew is held the first Sunday of every month coming up next on Sunday, December 3rd at 3pm.

Meal Delivery for Low-Income Seniors: Co-ordinated through Nursing Homes without Borders and in conjunction with Horizon NB, there is a new meal service for reduced-income seniors available throughout the rural Tantramar area. Because NHWW is paying for the delivery, the senior must be a registered client of the Nursing Home Without Walls program. Terissa has confirmed there is no cost and no criteria to be a client of NHWW.  Once a senior is a client of NHWW and their application is approved by United Way to receive the meals ( must have income level or lower) then the client pays only $40 per month for a weekly delivery of 10 meals.  Please encourage all the seniors in our area who are struggling financially to put a meal on the table, to reach out to Nursing Home without Walls for this service. Forms for application can be found here and here.

Broadview Subscription Renewal Time

Please contact the church Office ASAP to indicate if you are renewing your subscription!
Please note the price change - now $30 for the year (still a steal!)
New subscribers welcome at anytime!

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 $30/year. New subscriptions can be added at anytime of year!

Food Bank In Need:  As the cost of living continues to steeply rise, here are a list of items needed this week by the Sackville Food Bank. Items dropped off at the church will be collected weekly, and monetary donations collected through SUC will be given directly to the food bank. Please see information about food insecurity and food insecurity resources in Sackville here.

For school lunches:

  • granola bars, fruit cups, small yogurts, tuna, peanut butter, Cheez Whiz, jams, etc.

Also needed for families and single adults:

  • cereal

  • crackers, cookies

  • pancake mix and maple syrup

  • baking needs: flour, sugar, shortening, baking powder, salt, etc.

  • canned and fresh fruit

  • canned and fresh vegetables

  • canned tuna and meats

  • cans of baked beans

  • pasta meals (KD, Side Kicks, etc.)

  • pasta sauce, canned tomatoes

  • rice and rice meals

  • instant coffee, regular coffee, tea bags

  • children's diapers (all sizes from newborn to pull ups)

  • baby wet wipes

  • toilet paper and tissues

  • sanitary products (pads and Tampex)

  • dish detergent

  • toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • deodorant

  • shampoo

Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky:  Coffee and conversation is held every Wednesday morning at 10am at Sackville United. Bring your appetite for delicious baked goods and conversation - all are welcome! Don't forget that this Wednesday we will be decorating the sanctuary for Advent!

Preacher's "Help Group" (Scripture Study): meeting on Tuesdays at 10:30am via zoom. Speak to Rev. Lloyd for more details.

Two 20-sided dice, one dark grey, the other lime green, with white numbers.

Family Games Night at SUC:  COMING UP THIS THURSDAY!  Christy Watts shares: "I hope everyone is having a good week so far, this is a friendly reminder that Family Games Night meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6-8pm. This games night will be for anyone that is interested in attending. Remember you can bring a friend along and snacks for yourself or to share, all ages are welcome. You can contact Christy with any questions or concerns at 506-612-0608 or by emailing the church office.

Family Friendly Games Night will be held on the third Thursday of every month at the Sackville United Church (110 Main St) from 6-8 pm.

Senior's Lunch Group: Seniors' Fellowship Noon Luncheons continue to meet on the third Tuesday of the month at Sackville United. Coming up next on  November 21, December 19.  Seniors should bring a paper bag lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.

Sackville United Church Choir:  The choir is in process of choosing a new regular weekly rehearsal time, and will meet on Sunday at 10am this week. Please speak to Jennie (or just show up at 10am on Sunday morning) if you are interested in singing with the choir!

Support Group for Caregivers: Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 1:30pm. An informal get-together with light refreshments for current and former caregivers of those with dementia or physical issues to share experiences of their journey and to know that you are not alone and can depend on support and understanding from each other. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think would be interested. Contact the church office or speak to Diane Fullerton or Sheina Grant for more details. All are welcome!

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.

Scripture/Announcement Readers: We are grateful that we have volunteers signed up until the end of November! 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 list for Scripture from December 2023 - March 2024 is posted on the circles of service board, and we are still seeking readers for the new year!

Care and support for one another in Community:  People of all ages and walks of life are invited to gather for a time of silent prayer in the sanctuary two evenings a month on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7pm for approximately 15-20 minutes. This offers an intentional way to hold in prayer all those persons in our lives for whom we have care and concern. And an understanding that we all carry some heaviness in our lives. All are welcome.

 “Community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another” * *Henri Nouwen

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!).

What's Coming Up

  • Worship at the Drew next on December 3 (1st Sunday of each month)

  • AA meets 12-1pm Saturdays in the sanctuary

  • Food Bank Collection every Sunday

Watch recordings of previous services:

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