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September 17 Announcements

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 ( We are here for you and for each other!

Sunday Worship: Our Regular Sunday Worship is held at 11am (note the shift back to our fall/winter/spring schedule!) both in-person at Sackville United and online via our SUC Facebook Page. Mask-wearing and distancing are encouraged but not mandatory. 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.

Fall Church Office Hours: The church office hours are Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12-4:30pm. PLEASE NOTE that there is a change of office hours for the coming week (Sept 18-24). The office will be CLOSED on Tuesday September 19, and will be open instead on Monday September 18 from 10am-2:30pm.

CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER: As we prepare for heavy rains and wind this weekend, the following events have been cancelled or rescheduled. Please keep an eye on the church FB page for further updates about other scheduled activities.

- 7pm prayer gathering TONIGHT Thursday Sept 14 has been cancelled

- Pride Flag raising has been rescheduled for Monday Sept 18 at the chapel (gather at 4pm, flag raising at 4:30pm)

School Supplies Fundraiser UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who contributed to our school supplies fundraiser. A final announcement will be heard this Sunday and/or shared in next week's email.

Sackville United Pride Week: NOTE THAT PRIDE FLAG RAISING HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MONDAY, 4pm at the chapel. Join us this September as we celebrate Pride together in Sackville! A fuller list of activities and opportunities can be found below, but a couple of important SUC highlights include the Affirming Anniversary service on Sunday September 17, and the book launch of "Len and Cub" (postponed from last year) at Sackville United on Friday, September 22 at 7pm. All are welcome!

Pride Week Schedule (as currently listed - check for weather updates):

  • Friday Sept 15: Music at Ducky's at 9pm ($10 cover) pride fundraiser

  • Saturday Sept 16: Pride Parade and flag raising at Town Hall 4-5pm, BBQ at BJMP at 5pm

  • Sunday Sept 17: Affirming Service at 11am at SUC!

  • Tuesday Sept 19: Queer Art Showcase, Struts 7pm

  • Wednesday Sept 20: Clothing Swap at Tweedie Hall

  • Thursday Sept 21: "Fruit Loop" film screening, Struts 7pm

  • Friday Sept 22: Book Launch at 7pm at SUC!

  • Saturday Sept 23: Queer Prom, Tweedie Hall 8pm - all are welcome!

Back from summer pause

As summer comes to a close (where did the time go?) groups that have taken a summer pause are now starting back up again:

Senior's Lunch Group: Seniors' Fellowship Noon Luncheons will begin again on Tuesday, September 19 at Sackville United Church. We will meet the third Tuesday after that which will be October 17, November 21, December 19. Seniors should bring a paper bag lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.

Sackville United Church Choir: The choir will have its first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 12 at 5pm in the Sanctuary. Our first Sunday will be our Affirming Anniversary service on Sunday, September 17th.

Pathfinders at SUC: The pathfinders will meet on Tuesday evenings 6-8pm beginning September 5th.

Worship at the Drew: Worship at the Drew will resume the first Sunday of every month beginning on Sunday, October 1 at 3pm.

Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky: following the harvest at the farm, coffee and conversation will resume (time/date TBA but likely Wednesday mornings once again) at SUC. Stay tuned for an exact start date, likely in early/mid-October.

Parents and Tots: Parents and Tots meets Thursday Mornings from 9:30am to 11:00am at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. There is no charge, and volunteers are present to assist with childcare. Bring your young ones for a time of community, play and fellowship (and a chance to chat with other grownups!).

Preacher's "Help Group" (Scripture Study): meeting on Tuesdays at 10:30am via zoom. Speak to Rev. Lloyd for more details.

Quakers, Memory Cafe, etc.: TBA.

Prayer Bench Group Subscription: We have purchased a group subscription to Rev. Janice MacLean's "Prayer Bench" for the year, including a number of individual email "retreats" and series. If you are interested in receiving these resources please contact the church office.

Scripture/Announcement Readers Needed for Summer Services: READERS NEEDED FOR many Sundays in October/November! 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. 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.

What's New at Broadview: The United Church magazine has a variety of topical articles on subjects that reflect many of the interests and initiatives of our congregation. Please contact the church office to renew your subscription if you have not already and/or to sign up through our discounted group subscription rate of only $25/year. New subscriptions can be added at anytime of year! New books by LGBTQ2S+ Muslim authors prove you can be queer and follow Islam How over-policing Black children can damage their mental health — and future

Care and support for one another in Community: CANCELLED Thursday Sept 14 (tonight) due to inclement weather. People of all ages and walks of life are invited to gather for a time of silent prayer in the sanctuary two evenings a month on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 7pm for approximately 15-20 minutes. This offers an intentional way to hold in prayer all those persons in our lives for whom we have care and concern. And an understanding that we all carry some heaviness in our lives. All are welcome.

“Community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another” * *Henri Nouwen

Treasurer Wanted!: After many years of faithful service as our church and pastoral charge treasurer, Chrystal Schipper-Everill will soon be retiring from her position. She has generously offered to stay on beyond the end of her term to train a new treasurer. Much of the day-to-day finances, accounting, and document preparation are prepared in the church office. Some of the main duties of the treasurer include:

- preparing the annual budget

- providing oversight and financial reports

- serving on the executive

Please speak to Chrystal or contact the church office for more information.

Games Night at SUC: On the second Tuesday and third Thursday of the month from 6-8pm, a small group are gathering at SUC to play RPG (role play) and other games. If you are interested in joining this group, please speak with Christy Watts.

Two 20-sided dice, one dark grey, the other lime green, with white numbers.
Games Night at SUC!

Cell Phones Needed for Ensemble Moncton: Are you upgrading to a newer model and have a spare phone sitting in a drawer somewhere? Ensemble Moncton provides cellphones to their clients to connect them to services and the community. The clients work closely with the Wellness Navigator at Ensemble to access services in health, justice and social sectors. Funding is very hard to access for cellphone provision because of the harmful assumptions placed on individuals dealing with addictions and substance use. Drop off phones at ENSEMBLE, 80 Weldon Street, Moncton, daily between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Phone (506)859-9616 if more information is required. Any cell phones (and chargers!) dropped off at the church office will be brought to Moncton by Jennie or Rev. Lloyd.

Thank you to those who have donated cell phones so far. Ensemble will ensure that all data/information is wiped from phones donated before they are distributed.

What's Coming Up

  • Worship at the Drew resuming in OCTOBER (1st Sunday of each month)

  • Summer Worship in at 10am - final 10am "summer service" on Sept 3

  • AA meets 12-1pm Saturdays in the sanctuary

  • Sackville United Pride Week celebrations in Fall 2023 (affirming service Sept 17 at 11am, book launch September 22nd at 7pm)

Watch recordings of previous services:

August 20 Service (includes even more special music by Ed, Mary, and Jennie!)

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