Advent 2019 at SPC

Advent is upon us. Four Sundays of preparation and waiting. It is our prayer that your preparations may be touched with more joy than stress, that your waiting may be filled with hope, and that you might take part in one or more of the events below that we are offering to the community of Sackville to ‘Unwrap Advent’ and usher in Christ(mas).


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Nov 30      Decoration Gathering at SUC     1pm
Dec 1         Advent I services                9am/11am
Dec 6         Cookie Walk at SUC         5:30-7:30pm
Dec 8         Advent II services               9am/11am
White Gift Sunday at SPC
Carols & Cocktails at Ducky’s  7-8pm
Dec 15       Advent III services              9am/11am
Food Bank Sunday at SPC
Caroling in the Community    1:30pm
Dec 18       A Blue Christmas Service            7pm
Dec 22      Advent IV services               9am/11am
Christmas Cantata with
Lessons & Carols                              3pm
(Canadian Foodgrains Bank Fundraiser)
Dec 24      Christmas Eve services
4PM – A Christmas Story for Little Ones (SUC)
7PM – A Family Christmas Eve Celebration (SUC)
9PM – Candlelight Christmas Eve with Communion (Upper)
Dec 29       Christmas Week Worship  9am/11am

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Sunday December 1st Advent I

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9AM at Upper Sackville
11AM at Sackville
Bring an ornament from home to decorate our Family Christmas Tree!

Friday December 6th

Christmas Cookies

5:30-7:30PM Moonlight Madness Second Annual Cookie Walk.
Bring your own container and purchase a selection of Christmas Cookies for your holiday entertaining. Proceeds will be shared with the SRRC.

Sunday December 8th Advent II

Christmas Cocktail

9AM at Upper Sackville
11AM at Sackville
White Gift Sunday
7PM Christmas Spirits and Carols at Ducky’s Pub
Come join us and raise your voices (and glasses!) in a celebration of song!  All ages welcome – anyone under 19 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Sunday December 15th Advent III

Nativity

9AM at Upper Sackville
11AM at Sackville United
1:30PM Caroling in the Community
Food Bank Sunday

Wednesday December 18th

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7PM Blue Christmas Service
An opportunity to be present to the sorrow of the season and to seek to proclaim love in the midst of sorrow.
All are welcome to join us at Sackville United.

Sunday December 22nd Advent IV

Foodgrains Bank 1

9AM at Upper Sackville
11AM at Sackville United
3PM Christmas Cantata in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Come and share the love of the season, enjoy beautiful music, and support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank – a win/win for all!

Tuesday December 24th Christmas Eve

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4PM (Sackville United)
A Christmas Story for Little Ones
7PM (Sackville United)
A Family Christmas Eve Celebration
9PM (Upper Sackville)
Candlelight Christmas Eve with Communion

Sunday December 29th

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9AM at Upper Sackville
11AM at Sackville
Preparing for the new year to come.


Gifts with Vision

The New 2019-2020 Gifts with Vision Catalogue is now available!
Please visit www.giftswithvision.ca for more information.

Gifts for Healing & Reconciliation, Wellness, Safe Spaces, Education, Addressing Poverty & Hunger, and more are available online. A small number of print catalogues are also available for those who prefer a paper copy.

~ Your gift makes a difference ~

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What I can, I give him; give my heart.

Christmas Cheer/White Gift Sunday

Drop-Off Spot: Sackville United Church, M W F 9am-12pm
Financial Contributions can be made through: Sackville RBC
Packing Day: Thursday, December 12 at 8:30am, St. Paul’s Anglican

The many contributions of individuals and organizations in our community over the past years have helped ensure the holiday season is bright and happy for needy families in our community, and we once again reach out to you for this year’s Christmas Cheer.
All food donations should go directly to the Food Bank. The following are some suggestions of items we could use to fill our gift bags. The bags are distributed to children from newborns up to and including age 12.

Newborn to 2 Years sleepwear, soft washable toys, bath towels and washcloths, undershirts, bedding, baby articles (soap, shampoo, etc.), socks, receiving blankets

Young Children (2-6 Years) socks, underwear, tights, small stuffed animals, picture books, dolls and accessories, dress-up jewellery, mitts, hats, sleepwear, puzzles, playdough, colouring books and crayons, warm winter clothing, small snow shovels, small cars and trucks, lego, blocks, games

Older Children (6-12 Years) tights, gloves, underwear, hats and caps, games, sleepwear, stuffed toys, books, sweatshirts, movie passes, fast food coupons, hockey cards, stickers and sticker books, puzzles, jewellery, crazy carpets, fleece throws, craft kits, hair accessories, make-up kits, Barbie dolls and accessories, colouring books and crayons, markers

We ask that you do not donate CDs, DVDs or game discs, as we have no way of knowing if families have the necessary electronic equipment. In choosing gifts please keep in mind that many families have limited living space. For gifts requiring batteries we suggest including batteries (or even extra batteries) as well.

In order to place the donated gift with an appropriate child depending on their age and preference, we ask that all gifts remain unwrapped. Wrapping paper would be appreciated to go with the gift if you so desire.


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May hope, peace, joy, and love be with you in this season and always.

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