June 3 – Announcements

 Upcoming Dates to Remember

Mondays       Centering Prayer Group                                          ON PAUSE
Wednesdays   Coffee and Conversation with Open Sky         ON PAUSE
Thursdays    Parents & Tots (at St. Andrews Presbyterian)  ON PAUSE
1st Thursday   Project Linus Blanket Making                            ON PAUSE
ON PAUSE FOR THE SUMMER              Spiritual Literacy Group at SUC
Sundays 9:15am                             Book Study in the Quiet Room at SUC
TODAY        SUC Congregational Meeting (Affirming)                     12pm
June 10       Union Sunday (Communion)                                    9am/11am
June 10       Sunday School Service before Summer Pause             11am
June 24      Final Upper Sackville Service Before Summer Pause  9am
June 24      Beer & Hymns at Ducky’s Pub                                              7pm
July 1-Sept 2    Pastoral Charge Summer Services at SUC              10am
July 23-27                  GO! Project at SUC (for children ages 7-13)

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Room at the Table for Everyone

ANNOUNCEMENTS for June 3, 2018 –
2nd Sunday After Pentecost

SUC CONGREGATIONAL MEETING ON BECOMING AN AFFIRMING CONGREGATION TODAY:  This Sunday June 3 immediately following the 11am service there will be a congregational meeting for SUC to vote on recommendations brought forward by our Affirm Committee.  Everyone is encouraged to attend this brief but significant meeting.

UNION SUNDAY AND SUNDAY SCHOOL CLOSING (JUNE 10):  Next Sunday we celebrate the anniversary of the formation of the United Church, which is particularly poignant as we move towards potential major changes in the structure of our church body.  Also at SUC we celebrate another year of exploration, discovery and faith in our Sunday School before we break for summer pause.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY:  Sunday June 17 is the next food bank Sunday for the Pastoral Charge. We are asked to bring our offerings of non-perishable food items or consider a monetary contribution to the food bank to help meet the immediate needs of our neighbours and friends, even as we continue to address the underlying injustices that lead to long-term food insecurity.

Conversation Café and Potluck at SUC:  On the last Sunday of the month, we welcome a special guest speaker to help us explore our faith in a different way, followed by a potluck.  The next conversation café will take place on June 24, with special guest Dawn Ferris.

SPECIAL MUSIC AND SUMMER PAUSE AT UPPER SACKVILLE:   On June 24 we welcome special musical guests to Upper Sackville for our final service before our summer pause.  Regular services will resume on the Sunday following Labour Day.

BEER AND HYMNS:  Beer and Hymns will run throughout the summer on the last Sunday of the month at 7pm.  Coming next on June 24 – our theme will be “summer favourites”.  Don’t hesitate to pass on your hymn requests to the church office!

SUMMER SERVICES AND OFFICE HOURS AT SPC: Summer Services for the Pastoral Charge will be held at 10am at Sackville United.  The church office will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am-12pm.  We look forward to seeing you!

OFFERING ENVELOPES AVAILABLE: Are you interested in having offering envelopes, or in receiving a charitable receipt for your contributions?  Please speak to the church office, or simply write your name and address and attach it to your contribution.

Counselling Services Available:  Would you or someone you know like to talk through a problem? Narrative Counselling offered by Rev. Robyn Brown-Hewitt is available on Thursdays in the Mt.A Chapel Office. To book an appointment contact:  rbrownhewitt@mta.ca.  Robyn is the UCC Campus Minister in the Multifaith Services Office of Dalhousie University. This year she is enrolled in the Master of Narrative Therapy & Community Work degree program through the University of Melbourne which requires that counselling practicum hours be completed every week. And so, in addition to counselling hours at Dal, she has also been offering counselling services to Mt. A students, staff and the wider community (with the agreement of Mt. A Chaplain, Rev. John Perkin) since the beginning of February 2018.

For more information about Narrative Counselling:  https://dulwichcentre.com.au/what-is-narrative-therapy/

PAPER COPIES OF ONLINE MATERIALS:  For those who are not tech savvy or who do not own a computer, paper copies of Lloyd’s Monday Musings and other web-only material are available through the church office.

Prayers for the Community:  Is there someone or something you would like held or lifted up in prayer this month?  Our prayer circle is ready to hear your concerns and joys and pray for them – please send your messages to Mora MacDonald at morabullydog@yahoo.ca.  All requests are kept in confidence among the group, who are always mindful of your privacy.

GETTING IN TOUCH WITH REV.  LLOYD:  Looking to get in touch with Lloyd?  He can be reached at spcminister@nb.aibn.com or by calling (506) 940-1151.

 

Scripture:

Mark 2:23-3:6

Hymns:

We Have This Ministry, VU 510
Goodness is Stronger than Evil (on screen)
Love is the Touch, MV 89
Walls that Divide, VU 691

 

GO Project Children’s Day Camp: This summer, Sackville United Church will partner with the United Church’s GO Project to host a Children’s Adventure Day Camp! The camp will take place July 23-28, 9:00am to 4:00 pm (lunch provided). It is for children going into Grade 2 to finishing Grade 7.

At the GO Project day camp, participants and leaders engage in fun, meaningful activities in their communities and learn about how they are being called into action in their own lives. Days include visiting local community sites (e.g. Open Sky Cooperative), playing games, making crafts, exploring faith, peace, and justice through stories and service projects, and building relationships in a safe, intentional community.

How to get involved:

  • Spread the word!
  • Register your child on-line! Choose the “Maritime Region” tab and then Sackville United Church at http://www.thegoproject.ca/about-childrens-adventure-camps/
  • Sponsor the camp: we hope that our church community will subsidize the camp registration costs so that families only need to pay $50/child. Can you donate to help cover expenses?
  • Volunteer to make lunch for participants.

Andrea Beverley and Julien Desrochers are the liaison between SUC and the GO Staff. Contact them at abeverley@mta.ca and juliendesrochers1@gmail.com.

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