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SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn

The network of a “community” eventually intertwines with each of our lives. It may come from a helping hand, a greeting, a phone call, a letter, a card, or activities of an outreach of a Church. It was a heart warming experience to see 15 people of the community gathered at the Remembrance Day display, on the Seagrave Church lawn, on November 11th, at 11 a.m. They came of their own accord and stood silently together, to pay their respects to the Veterans that gave us our freedom. One lady turned up her speaker on her phone as the Last Post was being played. There was a couple standing at the end of their laneway. Poppies were pinned on the cross and a bouquet of red tulips was placed at its base. The people in the little village of Seagrave, “Will Not Forget”. If you placed painted stones at the Remembrance Day Display in Seagrave, and you wish your stone to be returned, contact Rick at 905-985-8383 or barberick@sympatico.ca. Thank you to Keith Puckrin, Len Somerville, Don Beacock and Rick McAskill for removing the old broken cement walkway in front of the main steps to the Seagrave United Church. Gravel will replace the cement walkway. We send our prayers to Jan Layzell and family. Jan had a stroke last Wednesday, following a complication from an angiogram. She will be spending some time in the rehab unit in Peterborough. Jan is unable to read messages or texts at this time, due to vision loss. Sincere condolences to Betty and Len Somerville and family, on the passing of Betty’s cousin Janice Graham at the age of 62, on November 3rd. While riding her horse, Janice had a heart attack and passed away. Janice resided in Sudbury with her husband Dennis. Happy Birthday wishes to Wendy Hudgins on November 23rd, and Wyn Hughes on November 24th. Happy 56th Anniversary to Glenda and Bert Hutcheon on November 20th. If you wish a prayer for yourself, or someone else, we would be pleased to do so during our Prayer Circle on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m., which is a virtual zoom gathering. If you wish to join us, the meeting ID # is 783 342 327, password 1961. You can also join in by phone at 1-647-558-0588. Contact Rev. Stephanie for prayers, a virtual visit, food or medication pick-up, or to send in your pictures for coffee time to gspastoralcharge@gmail.com or text 905-718-8086. On Sunday, November 22nd, Greenbank United Church will be supporting the Operation Scugog Christmas campaign, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the parking lot. They will be collecting non-perishable food items, and gift cards from local merchants. Volunteers will accept and remove your donations from your trunk. If you wish a food pick-up, contact Doug at 905-852-7057, or e-mail: dougw.lcs@gmail.com. You are invited to attend the Meditation Group on Thursdays, at 1 p.m. downstairs in the Greenbank United Church, with Rev. Stephanie. You will be asked to sign in for contact tracing purposes. Physical distancing will be maintained at all times, and all protocols will be followed. If you wish to support Seagrave United Church financially, contact Carol at 905-243-4628 or cc.coleman@sympatico.ca for various options. The church is a charitable organization and receipts will be issued. Virtual services can be viewed at website seagrave-church.com or at the following web address: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxnq1Wt92NoDFzNRRsNqH-w. To brighten someone’s day, write them a letter or a card, or phone them. You will make a difference. If you have news for this column contact Jean at grammiejean2010@hotmail.com or call 905-985-9921.

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