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September 18 – Announcements

Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                              9:30am Thursdays    Parents & Tots                                          9:30-11am (at St. Andrews Presbyterian) Sept 18          Food Bank Sunday Sept 25          Music Afternoon at Upper Sackville        2-4pm Oct 3              UCW at Sackville United                                   2pm

ANNOUNCEMENTS for Sept 18, 2016 18th Sunday after Pentecost Creation Time

Today we welcome Rev. Jennifer Brown to our worship and our community, and are grateful for the warmth, insight, and energetic presence she brings to us today and throughout the coming months.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY:  Today is Food Bank Sunday for the month of September.  We are asked to bring our offerings of non-perishable food items to help address the immediate needs of our neighbours and friends, even as we continue to address the larger, underlying issues surrounding long-term food insecurity.

Of particular need this month are:

  1. Crackers (Soda/Other)

  2. Items for school lunches (juice boxes, puddings, etc.)

  3. Instant Coffee & Tea Bags

  4. Ketchup/Mustard

  5. Hamburger helper, etc.

Fall 2016 Worship and Pastoral Care:  The Pastoral Charge Executive would like to announce that we have pulpit supply in place for the fall – though the Christmas season if necessary – provided by Rev. Jennifer Brown, from Petticodiac. This will provide some continuity for our worship while the Search Committee continues to work on our behalf to find new ministerial personnel for the charge.  Rev. Nigel Weaver is our supervisory minister appointed by presbytery.  Anyone with any questions or concerns can contact Jane Braedley or Marilyn Burrell for more information.

For any pastoral care needs for the rest of the year, please feel free to contact Rev Jean Ward – 902-694-4372 or

CENTERING PRAYER:  Centering prayer group meets every Monday; all are welcome to join for one half hour of prayer together.

SACKVILLE PASTORAL CHARGE WEBSITE: Check out our website at – this is the face that we show to most of the world!   Click the “follow” button on the home page to receive new information by email each time there’s a new post.

OBSERVER MAGAZINE:  It’s that time of year again, folks!  If you would like to renew your subscription to the UCC Observer Magazine, or if you are interesting in beginning a new subscription, please speak to Jennie or email the church office by October 1.  The cost for the year’s subscription is $25.

UPPER SACKVILLE MUSIC AFTERNOON:  Upper Sackville has planned a music afternoon in memory of Ernie Sears on Sunday, September 25th from 2-4.  All are welcome, and we hope you will be able to attend.  Performers involved include Ernie’s Sunday Night Jam and Karen, Nelson, Rhonda and Tim (Ernie’s daughters and husbands).  Join us for a light and lively event, just like Ernie would want it. SRRC Honoured at 2016 Fall Fair:  Exciting news – the SRRC have been named Sackville Citizens of the Year for 2016!  This award recognizes the many volunteers who have contributed their time, effort, knowledge, skills, and donations “so they all can all be recognized for their commitment and contribution at a local level to a global humanitarian concern.”

Conversations on Stewardship

Are you interested in how we can experience every aspect of our ministry lives as “ stewardship”?

Please join us for three evenings this fall for conversation with Laura Hunter,  Maritime Conference Minister for Justice and Stewardship, on this very topic.  There is a sign-up sheet on the Discernment Board.

Tuesdays, 7-8:15 pm on September 27th, October 4th, and October 11th

Informed by the book, “Holy Currencies”, this mind-shifting concept developed by Eric H. F. Law, examines 6 “currencies”, or blessings that are exchanged to build healthy and sustainable ministries in churches.  How are the “blessings”  flowing in our community of faith?  How might they help us to live into new opportunities?

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