SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn
Wednesday, November 11th is Remembrance Day. This year there will be no parades or gatherings at the cenotaphs. But we can stand as a nation in silence on our doorsteps, at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of November for 2 minutes, and show our respect. We will not forget those who sacrificed to allow us our freedom. Life is unpredictable, but this year there is room for gratitude and thankfulness.
There will be a display at the Seagrave United Church, 15 Coryell Street, to honour the brave men and women Veterans who fought for our freedom, beginning November 3rd. You are invited to find a stone in your travels, paint it with a poppy, veteran’s name, or a sentiment, and place it at the base of the display. You are welcome to drive by and view, and you can place a poppy on the cross for November 11th. If you have photos of family members, or a friend who was, or is a veteran, you can submit it to email@example.com or text to 905-718-8986 for the November 8th virtual service, for coffee time. Include the person’s name, relation to yourself, regiment, rank, and in which war they served, if possible.
Sunday, November 8th, Seagrave Church will be supporting Operation Scugog Christmas campaign, and they need your help. They will be collecting cash donations and/or gift cards to local businesses. This will replace the “adopting of a family”, in which they traditionally participate. Pack a box or bag of non-perishable food items in your trunk and come to the Church parking lot between 1 and 3 p.m. Stay in your car, open your trunk if you can from inside your vehicle, and volunteers will remove your donations. All COVID precautions will be adhered to.
We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together.
Happy Birthday wishes to Melinda Fish, and Donna Wanamaker on November 6th. A Happy 17th Anniversary to Elizabeth and Jack Redshaw, on November 8th.
Congratulations to Greenbank United Church who celebrated their 124th Anniversary in the community. There is a virtual service, with many recalling their memories of their time at the Church. This service can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be6vD3UTku_jA or websites www.seagrave-church.com and www.greenbankchurch.com.
Sunday November 1st was All Saints’ Day and the scripture reading was Matthew 5:1-12, entitled ‘The Beatitudes’. This is a day to remember and honour those who have left us, and are now in heaven with God. If you would like a personal prayer, a visit remotely, grocery or medication pickup or to submit photos for coffee hour, please feel free to contact Rev. Stephanie at 905-718-8086 by phone or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greenbank Lions are collecting tabs from cans. Contact Don by phone at 905-985-3595 for more information.
If you have news for this column, contact Jean by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 905-985-9921.