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October 30 announcements

Updated: Nov 4

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 (suc@nb.aibn.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.


Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the many years of faithful service by the Sackville UCW as it officially comes to a close.

Food Bank Sundays: Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Thanksgiving Harvest table. Donations of food items and cash for the Sackville Food Bank are also happily received year-round, and are transferred to the food bank on a regular basis.

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.


Jennie Upcoming Vacation Dates: Jennie will be away from Nov 3-12, visiting her parents with Megan. The church office will be closed on Thursday Nov 3 and the following week, and we welcome guest musician Susanne Sevcik, a MTA music student who will be playing for us on Sunday, November 6.


Monthly Services at the Drew: We 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 with Rev. Lloyd and special guest musician Harris.


Prayer Bench "All Saints/All Souls" Resource Available: anyone interesting in having this resource is invited to contact the church office and it will be forwarded to you.

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 November 27th - First Sunday of Advent: Hope

  • Sunday December 18th - Fourth Sunday of Advent: Love

Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky: As part of our Seniors Sharing the Table program, Sackville United and Open Sky host a weekly coffee hour Wednesday mornings at 10:00am, with snacks, hot and cold beverages, and an opportunity to connect with community in conversation.

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.



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 chgaw@eastlink.ca

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? 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. Please contact the church office to renew your subscription and/or to sign up through our discounted group subscription rate!

I stumbled across Christianity’s first queer icon — two and a half decades too late

Mr. T ‘pities pain’ but not COVID-19 vaccinations


What's Coming Up


  • Regular Sunday worship at 11am (In-person/FB Live)

  • Worship at the Drew first Sunday of the month (next: Nov 6)

  • Coffee Hour with Open Sky Wednesday mornings at 10:30am

  • Preacher's "Help Group" Scripture Study (Tuesdays 10:30am)

  • SUC Choir Rehearsals Sat 3pm and Sun 10:20am

  • AA meets 12-1pm Wed & Sat in the sanctuary


Watch recordings of previous services:

Oct 2 Service (Worldwide Communion Sunday)

Oct 9 Service (Thanksgiving)

Oct 16 Service

Oct 25 Service



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