SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn
September is the month of change. It is a turning point. We have the opportunity to become stronger, more creative, and to gain more confidence in our path forward. September is a new cycle in our lives. God gave us eyes to see the beauty in nature, and hearts to see the beauty in each other. Sincere condolences to Verna Gagnon and family on the passing of Verna’s sister, Victoria Adamson. Victoria passed away, Wednesday, September 9th, in the Cobourg Hospital. Happy Birthday wishes to Lloyd Short on September 19th. Happy belated birthday to Hans Buscher, who celebrated on September 2nd. Nora Groves and Ivan Stone visited Jean and Ross Short on Thursday, social distancing and with masks. The outdoor food banks at Seagrave and Greenbank Churches will remain open every day until Thanksgiving week-end. Take what you need, give what you can. There are masks available in various sizes, made and donated by Isabelle Vernon. If you have material to spare for Isabelle to make more masks, please contact Jean at 905-985-9921 or email@example.com. If you have borrowed, or know where the portable microphone system is, at the Seagrave Church, please contact Rick at 905-985-8383. The Seagrave Parks board needs help! They need two new board members to prepare for next season. They have support and financial help committed from the township, for three new projects for 2020. So, they are looking for local handymen or women, contractors, etc., who want to volunteer their skills for the odd project. If you are willing to help, or for more information, please e-mail Dianne at firstname.lastname@example.org. Blackstock minor hockey league has been cancelled for the coming season. Greenbank United Church fall talent auction has been postponed until 2021. September 13th was the “1st Sunday of Creation” during the season of Pentecost. The scripture reading was Psalm 148, entitled “Praise the Lord”. In the beginning God created heaven and earth. It is up to us to take the time to reconnect with God’s Creation and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us. Nature can teach us so much, bringing peace and a connection to creativity to each of us. You can view Seagrave Greenbank United Churches virtual service, with Minister Stephanie Richmond on website seagrave-church.com or You Tube at https://youtube/qwnJ4zvvKE8. Send in your photos for coffee hour to email@example.com You may also contact her by text or phone at 905-718-8086. Hallelujah, Minister Stephanie will be ordained on September 19th in Cannifton, Ontario and will become our Reverend Stephanie. Details will be posted as to viewing of this day of celebration. If you wish to support the Seagrave Church, please contact Carol by phone at 905-243-4628 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, for various methods of payment. Cheques can be mailed to 151 River Street, Seagrave, ON L0C 1G0. Official charitable receipts will be issued. Greenbank Lions Club are selling 55 pound bags of fall fertilizer, 7-27-27 for $30 a bag, with free delivery during September. They are also collecting tabs from pop cans. Profits go to support local projects. Contact Don by phone at 905-985-3595 for more information. If you have news for this column contact Jean by phone at 905-985-9921 or via email at email@example.com.