Oct 9 Announcements
Updated: Oct 6, 2022
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 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.
School Supplies Thank You: Thank you to everyone who donated items and cash towards our school supply fundraiser in September. Thanks to your generosity, bags of supplies were dropped off at both Marshview and Salem, and almost $400 has been shared between all 3 schools in town as well as Port Elgin and Dorchester schools for the purchase of supplies for those who need them most. Food Bank Sundays: This Sunday and next (Oct 9 & 16) we will be collecting food on a harvest table, the contents of which will be donated to the food bank. Non-perishable items (unfortunately homemade items cannot be accepted) and/or veggies/fruits with a long shelf life are welcome!
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.
Monthly Services at the Drew: Rev. Lloyd and Jennie are delighted to once again be able to offer in-person ministry at the Drew Nursing Home. Services will be at 3pm on the first Sunday of the month. Anyone is welcome to attend, so please consider if you are inspired to join us. Coming up next on Sunday, November 6.
Intergenerational Services for All Ages: People of all ages (and their service pets!) are always welcome at Sackville United. Activity packs and craft supplies are available on the pew in the front hallway before entering the sanctuary for anyone who desires them! Although we do not have a weekly Sunday School program for fall 2022, we do have a series of intergenerational services planned with all ages (particularly children and youth) in mind:
Sunday October 23rd - Peace Sunday
Sunday November 27th - First Sunday of Advent: Hope
Sunday December 18th - Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love
There are also other activities available for children and youth through and at Sackville United. Please contact the church office for details if you are interested in either the Saturday morning TerraSonga program hosted here at SUC, or in joining the online Ukulele Choir run through the UCC.
Seniors Sharing the Table Coffee Hour and Speakers Series: In parnership with Open Sky, Sackville United continues to offer a weekly morning gathering, open to all, where we share coffee, snacks, conversation and activities! The final Wednesday evening presentation will take place tonight (Wednesday Oct 5), in the last of a series of topics related to healthy living and community diversity. Beginning next Wednesday Oct 12, we will return to our regular Wednesday morning coffee hour.
Scripture Readers Needed for Fall 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. "Aging in New Brunswick" Resource Guide: This resource is "designed to be a one-stop resource for aging-related information. It aims to help users navigate common challenges associated with growing old, like home support services, financial and legal matters, along with driving safety." An online copy of the guide can be found here. and an article explaining some of the background behind its creation can be found here. If you would prefer a printed copy of this 108-page resource, please contact the church office.
NEW Sunday Seekers Book Study Coming Soon: Seekers—Sunday at 9:15 October 23 to November 13—via Zoom. IF you need help finding a copy, please contact Catherine Gaw by Oct 11. Interested in joining in? Please contact Catherine at email@example.com
“Kate Bowler is the only one we can trust to tell us the truth.”—Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Timesbestseller Untamed
It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you really want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. Everyone wants to believe that they are headed toward good, better, best. But what happens when the life you hoped for is put on hold indefinitely? Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices, until she discovered, at age thirty-five, that her body was wracked with cancer. In No Cure for Being Human, she searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s “best life now” advice industry, which insists on exhausting positivity and on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. We are, she finds, as fragile as the day we were born. With dry wit and unflinching honesty, Kate Bowler grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. She finds that we need one another if we’re going to tell the truth: Life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between—and there’s no cure for being human. 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. 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. ‘This House Is Not a Home’ tells a moving story of Indigenous dispossession Peer support workers could be a solution to Canada’s surging mental health needs Cleanup crews and free hair washes: How churches and other groups are helping after Hurricane Fiona
What's Coming Up
Regular Sunday worship at 11am (In-person/FB Live)
Thanksgiving Sunday this Sunday, Oct 9
Harvest Table Food Bank Collection, Oct 9 & 16
Worship at the Drew first Sunday of the month (next: Nov 6)
Coffee Hour with Open Sky resuming Wednesday mornings as of Oct 12
FINAL Seniors Sharing the Table Speakers Series Wednesday Oct 5 6:30pm
Preacher's "Help Group" Scripture Study (Tuesdays 10:30am)
SUC Choir Rehearsals Sat 3pm and Sun 10:20am
New AA Study Group 7:30-8:30pm Mondays in the sanctuary
Watch recordings of previous services: Sept 11 Service (welcome back Rev. Lloyd!) Sept 18 Service (Affirming Ministries Celebration) Sept 25 Service (Orange Shirt/Reconciliation Sunday)
Oct 2 Service (Worldwide Communion Sunday)