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Sept 25 announcements

Updated: Sep 22

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!


NOTE: The Book Launch of "Len & Cub" originally scheduled for this Saturday evening (Sept 24) has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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. Don't forget to wear your Orange Shirt for this Sunday, Sept 25 (orange ribbons are available in the sanctuary for those without orange to wear), and please consider making a donation to the UCC's Healing Fund.

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 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 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.


Pride Week Book Launch THIS SATURDAY: 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. Coffee and refreshments have been arranged. Thank you to all who volunteered their services.


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 at 6:30 in the sanctuary to hear presentations on a variety of topics related to healthy living and community diversity.


"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.


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 - All Are Welcome!: All are welcome to join the SUC Church Choir! We currently practice at 3pm on Saturdays and 10:20am on Sundays, although we will reevaluate a new rehearsal time that works for the majority of our members. 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! Sunday Seekers Book Circle FALL 2022 continues: The fall session of the Sunday Seekers Group is underway! Katharine Hayhoe is a Canadian climate scientist nowteaching 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 climatechange in general, understandable to a non-specialist audience even when putting over thecomplexities 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 chgaw@eastlink.ca


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.

Deinstitutionalization is one of our biggest public policy failures: Here’s how we can reverse it

United Church ‘laments role of monarchy’ in reaction to Queen’s death: The denomination gave thanks for her life and work but acknowledged the larger context

Why I donated my kidney to a stranger: When I learned my body could save a life, I had to do it


What's Coming Up

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

  • Orange Shirt Day Intergenerational Service this Sunday, Sept 25

  • Coffee Hour with Open Sky resuming mid-October

  • Seniors Sharing the Table Speakers Series Wednesday Nights 6:30pm

  • Church Office Hours (Tuesdays/Thursdays 12-4:30pm)

  • Intergenerational Service for All Ages on Sept 25

  • 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: Aug 28 Service (Janet Hammock leading worship with special music) Sept 4 Service (Gary MacDonald leading worship)

Sept 11 Service (welcome back Rev. Lloyd!)

Sept 18 Service (Affirming Ministries Celebration)

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