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SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn

Monday, September 21st, was World Day of Peace, a day that was sanctioned by the United Nations in 1981. In observance of one day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease fire. It is a day that is observed around the world in hopes of making a difference. It would be wonderful if we worked together and had peace everyday, everywhere. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi Tuesday, September 22nd is Autumn Equinox when the autumn season begins. This week has been forecast with lots of sunshine. Take advantage of this beautiful weather and enjoy it. Congratulations Stephanie! Greenbank Seagrave Pastoral Charge Minister Stephanie Richmond, was ordained Saturday, September 19th, at St. Mark’s United Church in Cannifton, Ontario. Stephanie is now Reverend Stephanie Richmond. Her husband Bill, has walked this journey with Stephanie as her strongest supporter, and is so proud of her accomplishments. Her parishioners are also very proud, and grateful that she is our minister. The service was live streamed on YouTube and can still be viewed. Happy birthday wishes to Frank Molnar on September 28th. Happy 54th anniversary wishes to Diane and Keith Puckrin on September 24th, also happy anniversary wishes to Hans and Linda Buscher on their 52nd anniversary on September 28th. Congratulations to Ken Nix, who has been chosen as the Township of Scugog’s Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), beginning October 5th. Ken and his wife Cathy are residents of the Seagrave Community. The Seagrave Church food bank is open every day. There are children’s masks available. Take what you need, give what you can. Hand sanitizer is provided. We are still accepting new material for masks being made by Isabelle Vernon. If you have any to spare, contact Jean at 905-985-9921 or The Seagrave food bank will be shutting down on Monday, October 12th, for the season. On Sunday, November 8th and December 13th, arrangements are being made for a food donation drop off in the parking lot. All food will be donated to local food banks in need. More details to follow. Everlee Thomson visited with her grandparents, Brett and Robin Drew. She also visited with her great-grandparents, Jean and Ross Short, much to their delight and surprise. Canadian Blood services are seeking donors at Scugog Recreational Centre. Book your appointments at September 25th, at 12 noon, Scugog Climate Action Group will be meeting in Palmer Park. They are inviting North Durham Nature members and the public to join them. Masks are mandatory, as well as social distancing. Check instagram scugogcan for details. Cancellations for 2020. The annual Seagrave Church turkey supper. The Seagrave Church Men’s Breakfast Group. Greenbank Soap Box Derby. Greenbank Church Blacklight Puppeteers program, as well as their annual talent auction. September 20th was Creation Time 2 in the Liturgical Season of Pentecost. The scripture reading was Job 12:7-12. Listen to the wisdom of creation, life is born through co-operation, and in God’s hands are every creature including mankind. Each one of us is different and it is imperative that we learn to accept and work out these differences. There is a lot of darkness out there, but the light of Christ always shines through. You can view Seagrave Greenbank United Churches services on website or YouTube at https://youtube/qwnJ4zvvKE8 to send in your photos for coffee hour, or to contact Reverend Stephanie for a phone call, or assistance, email: or phone or text 905-718-8086. If you wish to support the Seagrave Church, please contact Carol at 905-243-4628 or for various methods of payment. Official charitable receipts will be issued. If you have news for this column contact Jean at 905-985-9921 or

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