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October 1 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                                     ON PAUSE Wednesdays   Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky                    ON PAUSE Thursdays     Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews Presbyterian)            9:30-11am 1st Thursday   Project Linus Blanket Making at Main St. Baptist Tuesdays 10am/Wednesdays 7pm     Spiritual Literacy Group at SUC Oct 1               Worldwide Communion Sunday Oct 8               Thanksgiving Sunday (Harvest Table for the Food Bank) Oct 20             TAG Book Launch at SUC                                                 7pm Oct 22             Affirm United Special Worship                                     9am/11am Oct 23             UCW Regular Meeting                                                      2pm Oct 26-28       Ten Thousand Villages at St. Paul’s Anglican Oct 29            Baptism and Welcoming of New Members                11am Oct 29            Beer and Hymns at Ducky’s Pub                                    7pm


ANNOUNCEMENTS for October 1, 2017- 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Another Tragedy that Needs Our Care: On Thursday Sept 7, 2017, close to midnight, a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck off the pacific coast of Mexico causing devastation in the state of Oaxaca. At the time of writing NBC News reported that over 90 people were killed in all of Mexico by the earthquake…71 of whom were in Oaxaca! 

Oaxaca has special significance for us enjoy Just Us! coffee as this has been an area that has been the focus for many small projects over the past 12 years.  If you would like to support relief efforts donations can be made made payable to the Parish of French Village (Oaxaca Relief) as:

1) An Interac email transfer to: 2) or by mail to: “Parish of French Village” C/O Harry Cook 16 Dauphinees Loop, Glen Haven, NS B3Z 2W7

TAG BOOK LAUNCH AT SUC: “The Tantramar Association of Grandm/others will be launching the long awaited book Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa, published by Goose Lane Editions.  The book was written by Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis and photographer Alexis MacDonald.  Joanna and Alexis visited eight African countries, interviewing and photographing hundreds of grandmothers (including Sarah Obama, Barack Obama’s grandmother) who, with the support of their sisters in Canada and now around the world, are raising their grandchildren and rebuilding their communities.  Our launch will be Friday, October 20th at 7pm at the Sackville United Church.  The speakers will be Philister Andiege and Beatrice Onyango, grandmothers who work with Pendeza Africa (PENAF), Kenya and Joanne Kepher, Project Director with PENAF, as well as the author Joanna Henry.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES:  St. Paul’s Anglican once again hosts this sale of beautiful, fairly-traded gifts benefitting artisans from more than 30 developing countries.  Setup on Thursday, Oct 26 beginning at 6pm.  Sale on Friday Oct 27 10am-8pm and Saturday Oct 28 from 10am-4pm.  Volunteers for setup and sales are always greatly appreciated.  To volunteer or for more information, please contact Carolyn Carmichael at 536-0474.

PRAYER BENCH PROGRAMME ON DEATH AND DYING: In October you are invited to gather over a four week period (one hour per week) to walk through a programme on death and dying as developed by Janice MacLean.  The exact time and dates will be decided later.  If you are interested please write your name on the sign-up sheet on the wall near the kitchen area. Contact person:  Gary MacDonald (telephone:  536-7835)

BEER AND HYMNS:  Next on October 29th at 7pm at Ducky’s Pub.  Theme is “Giving Thanks”.  Beer and Hymns will be continuing through the fall! September 24, October 29 (new date!), November 26, and Christmas Carols on December 17!

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REV.  LLOYD: Looking to get in touch with Lloyd?  He can be reached at or by calling (506) 940-1151.

Coming Up this Fall at SPC

Tuesday & Wednesdays: Spiritual Literacy Group.  Using resources from Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat this small group (and another on Wednesday evenings) will explore spiritual attitudes and practices that can contribute to living lives of meaning: attention, gratitude, kindness, play and the list goes on.  On each Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening we will explore the same theme – so, if you can’t make a Tuesday morning come on Wednesday evening or vice versa.

Consider taking part: Tuesdays at 10am or Wednesday at 7pm

Sunday Oct 1st: Worldwide Communion Sunday.  In addition to breaking bread and sharing the cup at both 9am and 11am services on this Sunday we will begin again hosting a monthly service at the Drew Nursing Home at 3pm.  Please plan to come out and embrace the residents there in the circle of care this is our vibrant faithful community!  Also on this Sunday Rockport will be hosting their Thanksgiving Service at 2pm and Lloyd will be preaching at the Covenanting Service at the Cumberland Pastoral Charge as they begin to share ministry with Bill Drysdale (DLM).

FOODGRAINS BANK SERVICE FOR THANKSGIVING:  On October 8, Margaret Tusz-King will be leading a service on a theme of food, hunger, and the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

THANKSGIVING HARVEST TABLE:  As has been our tradition these past few years, on Thanksgiving Sunday (Oct 8) we invite the congregation to bring in “harvest” items, both fresh and canned that will be used to create a harvest display for the service, and which will then be donated to the food bank. Unfortunately, no homemade canned or baked items can be used, per food bank regulations.

WALK THE TALK: On October 15 at 1pm, we are invited to stand in solidarity with Canada’s Indigenous peoples: they are our neighbours and partners in seeking justice and right relationship with ourselves and our environment.

COMMON VISION CONCERT:  Coming up in November, a musical ecumenical event featuring the music of Ron Klusmeier (and others) along with information on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  The event will feature a mass choir made up of singers from several Sackville churches, along with congregational singing.

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