Sept 11 Announcements
Updated: Sep 13
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. Many thanks to those who offered leadership during the summer, and a warm welcome back to Rev. Lloyd!
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.
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! 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 September 25th - Orange Shirt Sunday
Sunday October 2nd - World Communion Sunday
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! For the next four weeks we will be gathering on Wednesday evenings. See below for the details!
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.
Church Choir Begins Sunday Sept 18: All are welcome to join the SUC Church Choir! We practice on Saturday afternoons at 3pm, and our first rehearsal of the 2022-23 season will be on Saturday, Sept 17. At this time we continue to be masked for both rehearsal and performance. There is no audition process or attendance requirements, simply come and sing whenever you like!
Pride Week Book Launch: On Saturday, September 24th, at 7:00 pm, Sackville United Church invites you to attend an exciting book launch. "Len & Cub" by Meredith J. Batt andDusty Green, published by Goose Lane Editions in April 2022, is the story of two men who lived in the rural New Brunswick town of Havelock in the early 20th century in a close and loving relationship. Their story is one of the earliest photographic records of a same-sex couple in the Maritimes. Meredith J. Batt, Archivist at the Provincial Archives in Fredericton, and Dusty Green, founder and current President of the Queer Heritage Initiative of New Brunswick, will talk about their adventures researching this beautiful story, followed by Q&A and discussion. Ellen Pickle, owner of the local independent bookstore, Tidewater Books, will be on hand with copies of "Len & Cub" available for purchase. We are seeking a handful of volunteers who would be willing to prepare some snacks/treats for the book launch. Please contact the church office if you're able to bake/prepare something.
Sunday Seekers Book Circle FALL 2022 - sign up now!: The fall session of the Sunday Seekers Group is underway! Katharine Hayhoe is a Canadian climate scientist now teaching in Texas. She is also an Evangelical Christian and furthermore she is one of the best science-communicators we have. Saving Us is an excellent in-depth primer on climate change in general, understandable to a non-specialist audience even when putting over the complexities of the situation. Such complexities are not just limited to the science but extend to politics and behavioural psychology. She blendsher scientific training and her Christian beliefs in an accessible way. This is a timely book forour Creation Time (September 11-October 9.) The Seekers meet on Sunday mornings via zoom, typically around 9:15am. If interested in joining in on the discussion please contact Catherine Gaw at email@example.com 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. Halal Bae wants to shift perceptions of what drag can be Designated lay minister calls General Council’s decision ‘another slap in the face’
SUC Executive Minutes Online: For anyone wishing to keep "in the know" about the topics and motions being discussed by our Sackville United Church executive, PDFs of minutes from previous meetings are available on the church website. The area is password protected; the password is the same one that gives access to the Lenten resources, and has been emailed to the SUC mailing list. Please contact the church office if you would like to view the minutes and do not have the password. The minutes for the March 2022 SUC Executive meeting are now online. 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.
What's Coming Up
Regular Sunday worship at 11am (In-person/FB Live)
Coffee Hour with Open Sky date/time TBA
Seniors Sharing the Table Speakers Series Wednesday Nights, more details TBA
Church Office Hours (Tuesdays/Thursdays 12-4:30pm)
Sept 25 is Orange Shirt Day
Intergenerational Service for All Ages on Sept 25
SUC Choir Rehearsals begin Saturday Sept 17 at 3pm - all are welcome!
Watch recordings of previous services:
Aug 21 Service (Bruce Moore leading worship)
Aug 28 Service (Janet Hammock leading worship with special music)
Sept 4 Service (Gary MacDonald leading worship)