June 17 – 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
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)
August 5       Sappyfest Pancakes and Prayers                                   10am

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for June 17, 2018 –
4th Sunday after Pentecost

FOOD BANK SUNDAY:  This 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.  Of need this month are: Large cans of vegetables, Ritz & Triscuit Crackers, Spaghetti Sauce, Instant Coffee and Toilet Paper.

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.

A “STEP UP” AT SUC:  We are seeking contributions towards a good quality light-weight stepladder to assist in our decorating of the sanctuary, along with regular maintenance of the church building.  Please be in touch with the church office for more information or mark “stepladder” on your offering envelope.

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.  Tea, Coffee and Snacks will be available during a social time following the service.  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 4:26-34

Hymns:

Come and Find the Quiet Centre, VU 374
Spirit, Open My Heart, MV 79
Abundant Life, MV 143
Offertory Response: Goodness is Stronger than Evil (on screen)
As a Fire is Meant for Burning, VU 578

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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