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SEAGRAVE by Barb Martyn

What kind of Christmas season will this be? Definitely different, but no less meaningful! Change is good, it can bring new experiences, leaving room for memorable Christmases past. There is wonder in this season, regardless of the circumstances. This is a season to let Peace reign in your heart, bringing you comfort, hope, joy and love. Trust! You have been given the gift of time, and you will be amazed at the results. Mark your calendars! Sunday, December 20th, there will be a drive thru, featuring a living Nativity of “The Story of Christmas”, at the Seagrave United Church, 15 Coryell Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entry will be from the northwest laneway. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will also be in attendance. This event is hosted by the Greenbank Seagrave Pastoral Charge. All protocols will be followed, and everyone is welcome to drive thru.

Greenbank Lions Christmas Scavenger Hunt will be held throughout the village of Greenbank from December 6th through to December 18th. Go for a walk, or a drive to find the recreated pages of the story “A Porcupine in a Pine Tree”. Record your readings from day 1 to day 12. Check out https://www.facebook.comGreenbankLions/ for details.

December 13th, the Seagrave United Church will host a Tinsel and Tears special in-person service, for those who have feelings of loss and grief, with Rev. Stephanie Richmond. If you wish to attend contact Barb by phone at 905-985-8383 or by email at All protocols will be followed. Consequently, there will be limited seating.

Each Sunday at the Seagrave and Greenbank Churches, on their front lawns, a 5 foot candle will be lit throughout the Advent season. The candle of HOPE was lit last week, this week the candle of PEACE was lit.

Happy Birthday wishes to Brooke Acton on December 11th and Rev. Stephanie Richmond on December 14th.

Sunday, December 6th, was the 2nd Sunday of Advent and the subject for the week is PEACE. The scripture readings were Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8. The choir sang a beautiful version of Hallelujah. You can view this interesting service, with Rev. Stephanie Richmond, on their website at and on You Tube.

If you have news for this column, contact Jean by phone at 905-985-9921 or via email at

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