Advent &Christmas 2020

November 25th, Now Is The Time: Dwelling in a Liminal Space
7:30PM on Zoom: A Prayer Bench Advent Small Group Study.  Follow this link to participate.

November 29th, Advent I: The Candle of Hope & World AIDS Sunday
10:00 AM on Facebook Live*
6:30 PM on Zoom: A Godly Play Gathering for Children and Families!  Advent is all about preparing and getting ready.
7:00 PM on Zoom and Facebook Live: A Christmas Story with Rev. Lloyd.  Lloyd will read Room For A Little One,  written by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Jason Cockcroft. Join in the magic of Christmas through a story and enter your name to win one of two book giveaways!!  Each time you join in the story time your name will be entered in the draw.  Join all four story times and you have four chances to win one of two books!

December 2nd, Now is the Time: Between the Now and Not Yet
7:30PM on Zoom: A Prayer Bench Advent Small Group Study.  Follow this link to participate.

December 3rd, 4th & 5th, Zoom with Santa
6-8:30PM Thursday and Friday, 10AM-6PM on Saturday
$15 for a 10-minute visit with Santa, for up to two children in English.  To arrange your visit send an email to the elf (aka Lloyd) and he'll work with you to schedule your visit.
December 6th, Advent II: The Candle of Peace & National Day of Remembrance & Action
10:00 AM on Facebook Live*
7:00PM on Zoom and Facebook Live: A Christmas Story with Rev. Lloyd.  Lloyd will read Amazing Peace, written by Maya Angelou and illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.  Join in the magic of Christmas through a story and enter your name to win one of two book giveaways!!  Each time you join in the story time your name will be entered in the draw. Join all four story times and you have four chances to win one of two books!

December 9th, Now is the Time: Signs of the Times
7:30PM on Zoom: A Prayer Bench Advent Small Group Study.  Follow this link to participate.
December 13th, Advent III:  The Candle of Joy
9:00 AM @ Upper Sackville United Church*
11:00 AM @ Sackville United Church* and on Facebook Live
2:00 PM on Zoom: A Virtual Christmas Tea.  While we may be unable to carol to shut-ins, have a cookie walk or share in a cocktail and carols at Ducky’s, we can still gather!  Grab one of your favourite Christmas cookies and a special Christmas beverage and join with others for a virtual Christmas Tea.
7:00PM on Zoom and Facebook Live: A Christmas Story with Rev. Lloyd.  Lloyd will read The Joyful Book by Todd Parr (this is one of two books that will be given away). Join in the magic of Christmas through a story and enter your name to win one of two book giveaways!!  Each time you join in the story time your name will be entered in the draw.  Join all four story times and you have four chances to win one of two books!

December 16th, Now is the Time: Now IS the Time
7:30PM on Zoom: A Prayer Bench Advent Small Group Study.  Follow this link to participate.
December 20th, Advent IV: The Candle of Love
9:00 AM @ Upper Sackville United Church*
11:00 AM @ Sackville United Church* and on Facebook Live*
7:00PM on Zoom and Facebook Live: A Christmas Story with Rev. Lloyd.  Lloyd will read I Love You Through and Through at Christmas Too! by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak and illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church (this is the second of two books that will be given away!  Join in the magic of Christmas through a story and enter your name to win one of two book giveaways!!  Each time you join in the story time your name will be entered in the draw.  Join all four story times and you have four chances to win one of two books!

 December 21st, Winter Solstice: “The Longest Night”
 7:00PM @ Sackville United Church and on Facebook Live*
 On the eve of the longest night of the year we gather to offer support and care to those of us find the Christmas season difficult as a result of loss or grief or other challenges.
December 24th Christmas Eve
3:00PM on Zoom & Facebook Live ”A Christmas Story for Little Ones". Follow the links to participate via Zoom or here to watch on Facebook Live.
5:00PM onward on Facebook and the Sackville Pastoral Charge website “By the Glow of a Computer Screen Star Filled Sky” as produced by Jennie and Lloyd with the assistance of countless volunteers.  This pre-recorded service is available for use by your family as you gather together in the safety and security of your homes on Christmas eve.
7:00PM @ Upper Sackville United* A "Traditional Christmas Eve” with readings, carols and candlelight.  As there will be limited seating due to COVID-19 protocols, you must pre-register for this service by sending an email to Jennie with the names and phone numbers of all who will be in your party.  Click here to send an email to Jennie.  

 December 27th First Sunday After Christmas
 10:00AM on Facebook "A Christmas Musical Encore”. Visit the Sackville Pastoral Charge Facebook page at your leisure on Sunday morning and enjoy a recorded selection songs and carols of the Advent and Christmas seasons.
 Jennie and Lloyd will be enjoying some much needed time off with their families.

* On November 24th and 25th the Executives of Sackville United Church and Upper Sackville United Church each, independently, considered the revised Province of New Brunswick Orange level Recovery Plan and decided to not offer in-person gatherings as long as the Region is in the Orange level.  We will instead continue with online Sunday Gatherings via Facebook Live.  This decision will be revisited as the situation evolves.  As there are changes to our plans for in-person gatherings, every effort will be made to communicate these changes in a timely manner.  

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  1. […] Friends, with the return of Region 1 to the Yellow level of recovery, as per the decision of the government of New Brunswick, upon the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the congregations of the Sackville Pastoral Charge will return, on Sunday December 13th, to in-person Sunday Gatherings, 9AM at Upper Sackville United Church and 11AM at Sackville United Church.  Accordingly, our live stream on Facebook Live will shift to 11AM as well.  In addition, all other scheduled in-person gatherings will resume.  The Advent and Christmas schedule has been updated and you can view it here. […]

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