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GREENBANK by Mary Jean Till

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On November 11th, Canada held services in remembrance of all who served in earlier wars and for those continuing to serve so that we may have the freedom to live in a safe country, with hope for better things to happen, with justice and peace for all, worldwide. The Christ candle at church on Sunday was lit by Nathan Fraser at the memorable Remembrance Day Service. Bagpiper Shona Stone, trumpeter Doug Ferris, and flag bearer Carter Doble began the service, which included the children doing a candle lighting vigil, and Remembrance Poppies placed by all the congregation on a cross, which graced the church entrance steps for November 11th. Upcoming events at Greenbank United Church are: November 13th, 7:30 p.m., is the Evening Unit U.C.W. meeting. November 14th – 9 a.m. “Walk with Me” group. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. are Stephanie Richmond’s office hours. You may contact her by calling 905-718-8086, or by emailing: ssutchrichmond@gmail.com. 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. is Meditation on scripture, for all. November 17th – 10 a.m. (note time change). Greenbank United Church 123rd Anniversary, communion and lunch following the service. November 21st – 7 p.m. Guest speaker Ginny Colling will speak on the climate crisis. This is an issue of concern, and all are welcome. Please bring a friend. At Greenbank Centennial Hall, November 16th, 8 p.m., Greenbank Folk Music presents singer-songwriter David Francey. Admission is $25, which can be found at Poe Design, Port Perry (905-985-0060), or Blue Heron Books Uxbridge (905-852-4282). On Friday, November 8th, several folk from the area attended the Holstein Cattle Show at the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, with Carl Phoenix as the judge for this special event.

The school held a Remembrance Day service on Monday, November 11th, around the flag pole, before classes began. Grade 6 students attended the Port Perry service, laying a wreath from the school “in remembrance”. Progress reports go home Wednesday 13th, with parent interviews starting at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday until Friday morning. “Pointsettias for Christmas” order forms will be out in the next two weeks. Happy 70th birthday wishes go to George Timms who celebrated with family and friends on Saturday. Happy Birthday to Carlie Doble on November 17th, and to others celebrating their special day. Please call 905-985-0535 with your new items.

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