From Greenbank Public School Sunshine tickets were given to Aiden H., folk dancing “King”, to Ahmed T. for kindness, and Hunter D. for kindness.
Tuesday the 16th is Track and Field Day; Wednesday, May 17th at 6 p.m. is Kindergarten Evening; Kindergarten pictures will be taken Thursday May 18th; Friday, May 19th the annual 1500 L.C. Run is at the school; Monday, May 22nd, children who have read 5 books will attend the forest of Reading event at the Polish Hall, Oshawa, including a banquet for the participants, celebrating their achievements.
I was sorry to learn that Dan Foster passed away Sunday, May 14th, 2017 after a courageous cancer battle. Sincere sympathy goes to his wife Wendy, their two sons and grandson, to Dan's parents Rodd and Marie Foster, Dan's brothers and sisters, and their families. Having grown up in Greenbank, then spending his married life in Port Perry, Dan is remembered and missed.
Bill and Margaret Ann Lamb greeted those who attended the Mother's Day Service. The service included the lovely, lively music of guests, “Add Water and Stir” jazz quintet, and the Sunday School children singing a tribute to mothers to the tune of “You are my Sunshine”, adding their rhythm band instruments to a verse. Music is a great ministry! Rev. Parker included thoughts on mothers and Mother's Day, also his message on “A Chosen People”. Marcia Parker spent Mother's Day with family in Ottawa.
Next Sunday, May 21st, 11 a.m., Mark Sturman will be guest speaker at Greenbank, with Rev. Parker back on May 28th, which is the Profession of Faith service.
June 4th is the Sunday School Anniversary Day.
Deb Ward, Mindy Richardson, and Pat Raines attended the 2017 VIBE summer camp workship at Queen St. United Church Lindsay on Saturday, May 13th. Greenbank's VIBE camp is the mornings of August 14th to 18th, for children 4 to 12 years old. Volunteers are needed, so please call Deb 905-985-2090 or Mindy 905-985-3419 if you need school volunteer hours, or are available.
Don't forget Seagrave, our sister church, has a Yard and Bake Sale May 26th to 27th. Call me with your news at 905-985-0535.