This week started off on a very wintery note and it seems like it will continue for the rest of January, at the very least. How can it be the end of January already? I know, it is closer to spring, but the months all seem to go so quickly now and then spring will be gone too.
Because of the pending storm warning church was cancelled on Sunday. Actually, most of the morning was quite beautiful, but that gradually changed with clouds, gusts of wind, blowing snow and then more snow after the 6”, or so, we received overnight. It was a great day for taking bird photos, as the birds spent copious amounts of time at the feeders stocking up. Snow on trees is always a good photo subject, one I still haven’t mastered that very well yet.
Generally speaking, this has been a good news week. Gord Rolling is home, in Mount Albert, from the hospital but is pretty much confined to a wheelchair. We wish him better health and comfort in the days ahead. Debbie Wilson is also out of the hospital after her surgery, and she will know in a few days what is to follow. Best wishes for a complete recovery for Debbie and many more healthy years ahead. Ted Meyers was also given a clean bill of health and by now is back on the golf green.
Best wishes to Willa Worsley who has retired from her 30 year ownership of “Presents, Presents”. This business was probably one of the longest running stores in the downtown area. I expect she will do some more travelling, and maybe more bird watching activities. The Worsley family has lived just up the road from me, for many years, and have contributed very much to the community over the years.
A number of people have celebrated birthdays this past week. Best wishes for continued good health and enjoyment of life go to the original Mustard twins, Chris and Craig. Their parents, and grandparents, must be very proud of the way these young men have carried on the family farm.
Congratulations also go out to my former PSW worker, Pat Snooks. Pat was also raised in this area, and sees many old friends in her daily work. Jennifer Wilson and Phil had a very special birthday, and recently returned from Florida after attending the wedding of their son Jeff to new wife Rachel.
Rachel Sutherland Arnaud celebrated this week as well. Rachel will be remembered as the former assistant curator at the Uxbridge Scott Museum, and is now the full time curator at the Port Hope Archives.
Les and Erin Smith have returned from a 10 day stay in Florida. So many people are coming back to this cold weather.
Stan and Amy Smalley are very proud of their daughter, Catherine, who graduated last weekend from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, with a double major in Sociology and Psychology. Wow. How amazing is that. Congratulations to the whole family. Stan and Amy spent the weekend in Halifax with her.
I have been asked by Nancy Marr, former Museum curator, to place the following notices for our neighbours in Udora: Udora Hall Board is looking for more volunteer members. Our next meeting is on Thursday, February 7th, at 7pm at the Udora Hall located at 24 Victoria Road. Uxbridge and Georgina residents are eligible to join the board, and are invited to attend the meeting.
Yuk Yuks Stand-Up Comedy is returning to the Udora Community Hall on Saturday, February 23rd. This is a fundraiser for the Udora Community Hall. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Udora General Store, and U.P.I. Gas. Cash only. There will be a cash bar at the show. The show will sell out, so please pick up your tickets ahead of time.
On Tuesday, the Sandford church council met at the church. A number of items were discussed. We are all saddened to learn that because both churches are having a cash flow problem, Reverend Eiko will only be with us for a few more months. There are still many things to take care of in the meantime.
On Thursday, the UCW met with only a few members present, but hosted two lovely guests. Some expected attendees were unable to attend due to illness, and the fact that school buses were cancelled that morning and the kids were at home. We had a scrumptious meal before the worship service, which was followed by the annual business meeting. The executive will remain the same, and the dates for future meetings have been planned. All women are welcome to attend with us.
That evening, at the Scugog Public Library, the North Durham Nature group met at 7 p.m. Because of the weather, I suspect, there was a smaller turnout than usual, but it was an interesting evening. Several members gave short slide presentations using their own photographs. One particularly lovely display was given by local photographer Steven Wright. He had some gorgeous shots of the recent super wolf moon eclipse. Ross James also had some “real” slides from years ago. Ross comes from Sunderland area, and was the former curator of birds at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Next Sunday, weather permitting, church will continue, as a joint venture, in Zephyr starting at 10 a.m. This will be the venue for the rest of the month. Reverend Eiko will be away on the 17th. Adele Boy will tell us about some of the highlights of her three month working experience in Palestine and Jerusalem, which may not have been very safe.
On Wednesday, February 6th, the UCW ladies, and friends, will be serving the “Souper Lunch”, at St. Andrew’s church for the Loaves and Fishes Foodbank. It is always a fun day for all. There will be good food and good company.
On Tuesday, March 5th, it will be Shrove Tuesday. The Sandford UCW and Council are having a pancake supper. Admission is $5, and for children 12 and under, it is free. You are welcome to contribute some food to this event. There may also be a few games to play afterwards. Everyone is invited to the church. A sign-up sheet was available last Sunday, but it will move to Zephyr next week.
Thank-you to Pastor John Molenaar for being the Minister, for the church family, twice in January. On Sunday, February 3rd, Reverend Lionel Ketola will be the Minister. The church reports are due this Sunday for the AGM meeting on February 24th.
A beautiful and fun double baby shower was held in Sutherland for first time mom to-be, Rachel, and second time mom to-be, Andrea. They received beautiful and useful gifts that will soon be put to good use. Best wishes go out to Rachel and Graeme, and to Andrea and Tom.
Sincere condolences go out to Lloyd and Nancy Morden, and their family, in the passing of Lloyd's father, Douglas Morden of Greenwood. The funeral, at the Barnes Funeral Home, was held on Sunday January 27th. Please send news items to email@example.com.
Winter has arrived with some chilly temperatures, and definitely our fair share of snow. The school buses were cancelled last Monday and Thursday due to inclement weather.
The Blackstock Agricultural Society held its AGM on Thursday, January 24th, and this year’s directors and officers were elected. Dale VanCamp was honoured as the Past President, In-Memorium. Karen Barkey was elected to be the new President. Courtney Peeters was elected Vice President, and Steven Backs was elected as Homecraft President. Jim Byers, Lawrence McLaughlin, Linda McLaughlin, and John Wolters were elected as the new Honourary Directors. Additional directors and officers are as follows: Denise Aston, Steven Backs, Ann Julia Bajema, Karen Barkey, Jennifer Griffin, Craig Larmer, Sarah Malcolm, Mary Meyer, Courtney Peeters, Barry VanCamp, David VanCamp, and Janet VanCamp.
Cartwright Sports & Recreation is hosting their Annual Comedy Night with a Twist. The show “Comedy Hypnosis with Adam Graeme,” will take place on Friday, February 1st, at the Blackstock Recreation Centre from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. The event is for ages 19+ and will include a cash bar. All proceeds will go towards improvements for the Cartwright Fields. Advance tickets are $25, or you can pay $30 at the door, subject to availability. To purchase tickets, the following contacts are available. Wilma Wotten at (905) 261-6607 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, Katrina Wotten at email@example.com, or drop by Clearwater Pools in Port Perry, or to Malcolm’s Auto in Nestleton. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit the Facebook event page:
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The Fletcher Bonspiel will be held on Saturday, February 2nd, at the Port Perry Curling Club. This is a major fundraiser for the Blackstock Curling Club. There is limited space available for a total of 16 teams. The early draw starts at 8:30 a.m., and the late draw starts at 10:30 a.m. There are two eight-end games. Lunch is included. The cost is $200 per team. There will be a silent auction running throughout the day. For more information, please contact Karen Kadowaki at (905) 986-4263.
The Blackstock Drum Circle meets at the Blackstock-Nestleton United Church on the first and third Fridays of the month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It is a small group of people, with room for more, that have a passion for drumming. A limited number of drums are available to rent for $5. If you have your own drum, it is $2 for the evening. If you would like to try it out or join in, please call Michelle Adams at (905) 986-4817.
This week's euchre winners are: Gail Crawford finished in first place. Jocelyn Bradbury came in second place, and had the most lone hands. Ellen Gibson came in third place. Wilma VanCamp came in fourth place. Harvey Graham, Barb Blue and Mary Lou Breward tied for fifth place. Blackstock euchre is held every Tuesday evening (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackstock United Church Hall. Everyone is welcome.
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Caesarea Nestleton Euchre. Here are Thursday's euchre winners: Norm Lackner finished in first place. Pat Currie came in second. Bill Churchill and John Kay tied for third. Eileen Nelson and Bryan Allemang tied for fourth place. Alma Manns finished in fifth place. Alma Manns, Norm Lackner Pat Currie and Shirley Oldfield tied for most lone hands. Carter Roberts had the low score. Ben Crawford had the mid score. Congratulations to all of our winners, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday. Caesarea-Nestleton Euchre is held every Thursday (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. in the Nestleton Community Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Blackstock & District Lions Club: We were pleased to welcome District Governor Jean-Claude Lagrange and Lion Elena Mihu to a recent meeting of our Lions Club. During their visit, Lions members inducted were Sharon Baker, Jennifer Bankay, and Tom Derlis. Welcome to our Lions family; it is wonderful to have more hands to provide service to our community. In the next month we shall be preparing to host our annual Lions “Junior English Effective Speaking Contest”, involving students from the Cartwright Central Public School in Blackstock. Thank-you to Ms. Moase for organizing the school program, and to Mrs. Young for your support and encouragement. More details will be made available soon. Reserve Saturday, March 23rd for our Lions, “March Madness Dance”, in support of Operation Scugog, and our Lions Clubs Camp Kirk Foundation. Tickets will be available soon.
The cold temperature last Monday, on the 21st of January, accompanied with rain, led to icy roads on Wednesday the 23rd, which meant school closures for Durham, and some other schools including Greenbank. Winter is here with more snow, winds, and colder temperatures.
The Mission Team, going to Guatemala, is having a workbee at the Greenbank Church on Friday, February 1st at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will be making drawstring backpacks for the children of Guatemala, and they need your help. An assembly line, for efficiency, will be set up for fabric cutters, ironing, sewers, pinners, and cord-fishers. If you have a portable sewing machine, please bring it in. If you are “crafty” and able to help, the team would love to see you there, for any amount of time you can volunteer.
February 6th, the Fidelis Unit U.C.W. meets at 1:30 p.m. at the church.
February 6th, the Evening U.C.W. Unit will meet at 7 p.m. at the church. Visitors are always welcome to both meetings.
February 8th, at 6:30 p.m., at the Sunderland United Church, the churches of Seagrave, Greenbank, Sunderland, Vroomanton, Epsom, and Vromanton invite everyone to their 1st shared ministry event for Black History month. There will be a movie and discussion night, featuring the movie “42”, which is the story of Jackie Robinson.
The Durham West 4H Exchange Club “Valentine Roast Beef Supper” is on February 9th, at the Sandford Hall at 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For tickets call Rob at (905) 852-2388. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for 4H students, and $10 for children under 10 years of age.
At Sunday's service we were greeted by Tom and Valerie Hunter, and their granddaughter Carlie Doble. Happy Birthday wishes go out to 6 year old Bryce Hanson, who lit the Christ Candle with Minister Stephanie. The children's story “God made you”, and the sermon entitled “One Body, Many Gifts”, were reminders of how special each person is. We are made in the image of God, and each person has talents, gifts, passions, and the ability to reach out to others with love. The organist for the service was Wilma Smith, and Doug Watson provided piano accompaniment for the choir's music ministry, “In Christ Alone”. Coffee and refreshments follow service each Sunday during the time of fellowship.
The Greenbank School Choir is busy practising with Mrs. D. Bell for the upcoming Sunderland Lions Club Music Festival, starting February 14th.
On Wednesday, January 30th, it will be Healthy Snack Lunch Day, with grilled cheese sandwiches being served at the Greenbank Public School.
I'm glad to hear that Graham Smith is recovering nicely at home following his appendectomy operation on January 22nd.
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Do you realize that in less than 11 months it will be Christmas again, and in five more days we will be into the new month of February. We are finally getting a real blast of winter weather, which is great for the skiers, the snowmobilers, and the winter sport enthusiasts. Drive your cars with care as you travel to the trails, the hills and the skating rinks.
The Greenbank-Seagrave Lions Club is collecting pull tabs to finance seeing eye dogs. Any pull tabs from beer cans, pop cans, or any other type of pull tab are acceptable. Contact Don Beacock for pickup, or call (905) 985-3595 for more information.
The Seagrave Men's Sunday Night Softball Team is looking for new players that are 35 years of age or older. Contact John Olivero at the following email address: email@example.com for more information.
Important notice: All committee reports for the Annual Report must be submitted by February 2nd to the co-ordinator, Betty Lou Beacock at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get well wishes are sent out to all who are “under the weather” this week.
Happy 9th birthday wishes go out to Mya Puckrin, whose birthday is on February 1st.
A thank-you goes out to Len Somerville this week, for bringing his equipment, on a cold Saturday, to break up the thick ice in the church parking lot and lane way. A thank-you also goes out to Dale Goddard, for replacing and updating the supplies for the AED in the basement.
Sunday morning was cold, snowy and blustery, but several people gathered together for our service. The greeters were Chris and Brooke Acton. The scripture reader was Wendy Hughes. The Christ candle was lit by Emelia Pike and Steph-anie. The Ministry of Music anthem was entitled “He” and was sung in harmony, and with humming. It was beautiful. The Minute for Mission was read by Dale Goddard. It was about the gathering of LGBTQ people who are learning about gender identity. The Youth and Young At Heart story was read by Minister Stephanie, and was entitled “When God Made You”. It was told that God made you all shiny and new, and that each one of us is one of a kind, and we are all wanted, needed and loved. You are special and wonderful just the way you are. Stephanie’s sermon was entitled “One Body, Many Gifts”. She told us that every single person is important, and has a gift to share while we are work-ing together in unity. It may not always work, but we won’t know unless we try. We are called to use our gifts as disciples of Christ.
February 1st, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Calling all the sewers at the Green-bank Church. There will be a get-together to make drawstring backpacks for the children in Guatemala, and your help is needed. There will be an assembly line for fabric cutters, ironing, sewers, pinners and cord-fishers.
February 8th, at 6.30 p.m. The Churches of Sunderland, Roma, Seagrave, Greenbank, Vromanton, Epsom and Utica, invite everyone to our first shared ministry event at the Sunderland church. At this gathering, for Black History Month, the movie “42” will be shown. It is the story of Jackie Robinson. Following the movie, there will be a discussion.
February 9th, at 9 a.m. Valentine's Breakfast. It will be hosted by the Men’s Breakfast Group. A free will offering will be accepted. Please call Rick at (905) 985-8383 or email to:
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February 10th, at 9:15 a.m. Communion Service.
February 17th, at 9:15 a.m. Pajama Morning Service. Get your cozy pajamas ready.
February 20th, at 7:30 p.m. Congregational meeting in the basement.
February 26th, at 7:30 p.m. Official Board Meeting at the Greenbank church.
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The extremely cold weather on Monday morning resulted in the cancellation of school buses in Durham Region. We are fortunate not to have had the heavy snowfall that Ottawa, Montreal, and other areas had over the weekend. We were lucky to have the brilliant sunshine.
On Saturday evening, the Joyful Noise Choir entertained, in Seagrave, to a good crowd. It was a most enjoyable evening.
On Thursday evening, January 17th, the Evening U.C.W. group catered for the Durham West 4H Dinner and Annual Meeting, at the Greenbank Church. The Durham West 4H Exchange Club is planning a trip to the prairies this coming summer. The Club will be hosting a Valentine Roast Beef Supper at the Sandford Hall on February 9th, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults are $20. For students it will be $15, and for children under 10 years of age it is $10. Proceeds will go towards the summer exchange. All support towards this initiative is much appreciated by the members.
Three new members, (the fourth unable to attend), were inducted into the Lion's Club on Saturday morning at the Hall, with a delicious breakfast served and enjoyed. Thanks go out to Daphne and all the helpers for their time.
On Thursday, each week until June, there is a free “Music and Movement” program being offered by the YMCA at the Greenbank Hall, for preschool children, from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, please call the YMCA at (905) 985-2824.
Also on Thursdays each week, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Minister Stephanie is offering a meditation time at the Greenbank United Church. All are welcome. Stephanie's office hours are on Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Her contact number is (905) 718-8086.
The Church Annual Reports are due by Friday, February 3rd. Please forward them to Valerie Hunter in preparation for the Sunday, February 24th, Greenbank Annual Congregational Meeting, to be held after the morning service.
On Monday, January 28th at 7 p.m., there is a Session Meeting, and at 7:30 p.m., there will be a Stewards Meeting, at the Greenbank Church.
I continue to take Foodbank donations to Operation Scugog, so please drop your food donation into the boxes in the Church Sanctuary.
The flowers in the Sanctuary on Sunday were in memory of Nancy Tones's mother, Mrs. Ellis, of Scarborough. Sincere sympathies go out to Nancy, Paul, and sons, Jake and Mitchell, for their loss.
Sympathy also goes out to Muriel Tassie whose sister Dorothea (Dot) Robbins, of Caressant Care, Lindsay, who passed away on January 14th, following a lengthy convalescence.
The brother of Kay Balmer, Jim Fallis of Toronto, died on January 16th. Sympathy goes out to Kay and her family at this time. May we remember all those who are experiencing sadness and the loss of a loved one, by their death.
The second Sunday of Epiphany greeters were Susan and Peter Duivesteyn. The 12 Sunday School children joined Minister Stephanie for their story time, which was entitled “The Secret of Saying Thanks”.The children then joined leaders Leslie and Holly for their special Sunday School time. Valerie Hunter provided the piano accompaniment during the service, and Doug Watson accompanied the choir for the lovely anthem “Gracious Spirit, Dwell with Me”. They, and others, are so appreciated for sharing their talents. The scriptures read by Kelly Monkman were part of the sermon message of God's promise to never forget His people, as well as the message of the importance of joy and thankfulness.
Winter has descended; for a few days anyway. Probably, by the time you read this it will be above freezing and perhaps raining again. As I write on Sunday, it is the coldest day of the year so far. Last year, at this time, we had 2 or 3 days of -30C degree temperatures, so we can’t complain about this. Today was also a day of sun, which somewhat compensated for the cold wind.
Did anyone spend time watching the moon which is being called the blood wolf full moon eclipse? I was out for a few minutes, but it was too cold for even a 'once a year' opportunity. There will be plenty of photos from warmer climates and indoor observatories, no doubt, to feed our curiosity.
Steve and Lorraine Ottolini enjoyed a stay in Bermuda, visiting Steve’s sister and enjoying the balmy weather. Lorraine was lucky to stay there for two weeks, while Steve had to be content with one.
Birthday wishes go out to Pastor Gord Shreeve, as well as anyone else celebrating this week. Best wishes to my neighbour Debbie Wilson (Steve) who underwent a serious operation last weekn and is in the Markham Stouffville hospital. Our prayers and thoughts are with her.
On Wednesday I travelled to Maple Grove United Church, near Bowmanville, accompanied by Carol Johnson, Lorraine Ottolini, Faye Ashton and Elva Kerry. We attended our first meeting with the Lakeridge Presbytery, U.C.W. It was a very interesting meeting, and indicated some of the differences we will find, as we meet more often, about how Living Waters and Lakeridge operate. Our next general meeting will be in March, and it is hoped that more of the members can attend.
On Thursday evening the Uxbridge Genealogy Group met at the Uxbridge Library. There were 26 people in attendance, and there were several new and unfamiliar faces. Our speaker was, our own, Linda Boyd who informed us on how to use the program, 'Family Tree Maker' to tidy up your mountain of paper files and information. By the time she finished speaking, there were a lot of heads spinning with all the information she provided. Another night will no doubt be needed in order to take it all in. The next meeting will be on February 21st. At that time there will be more information given about accessing the Ontario Archives. We have discussed the Ontario Archives before, but there is always new information to use, and new perspectives given on what to look for.
This morning was the gathering of the North Durham Nature Feeder Watch. It went ahead, in spite of the cold, but as of yet, I don’t know how successful it was. I know that yesterday, when it was warmer, but snowing, the birds were steadily flocking to the feeders all day, which is nothing unusual. The same birds as have been coming to the feeders, but in greater numbers and more frequently. Today, though, they seemed to not be coming out as much; hiding away in the trees and shrubs no doubt, to keep warm as best they could. This Thursday evening, at 7 p.m. at the Scugog Public Library, the NDN will hold their first meeting of the season. There will be several short presentations by members and several nature displays of various types. All are welcome to attend. The fee is $5 for non-members.
This past Sunday church was held in Sandford. Attendance was smaller than usual, but I was privileged to conduct it. There were several lovely music videos about candles and how they represent light. There was a cake shown with birthday candles, a quiz about candles, and several songs talking about candle light and how we can be lights for Christ. Ken Welsh lit the Christ and Care candles, and afterwards gave me this quote from the 'Merchant of Venice', which fits in perfectly with the theme for this week. The quote was, “how far that little candle throws its beam, so shines a good deed in a naughty world”. If only we could all be this light. Next week's service will still be in Sandford, with Reverend Eiko conducting. She has been having a great time in Vancouver visiting her mother, and other relatives, and arrived home just in time to welcome the coldest day of this year. As of February 3rd, we will be attending the Zephyr church for the joint worship, in the month of February. Following the service, the Worship Committee will meet to plan for the upcoming Easter season and beyond when, at that time, we will be without a Minister.
On Thursday this week, the Sandford U.C.W. is holding their annual Potluck Lunch and Meeting. This is our business meeting of the year, and all ladies are urged to attend and enjoy the food and fellowship. Meeting time is 12:30 p.m. Please note the time change.
Discussions are underway regarding a transmission tower that is suggested to be put up in the middle of Sandford Village. There was a meeting at the hall about this issue last Tuesday evening. Everyone agreed that they want greater speed and more data, for various reasons, but the overriding issue was whether that location is the best spot for the tower. The tower will apparently be similar to the one recently installed in Zephyr, although it will not be as high, and therefore cannot reach quite so far.
A reminder to all that the Durham West 4H Exchange Club Valentine Roast Beef Supper is on February 9th, at the Sandford Hall from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, 4H students for $15 and for children under 10 years old it is $10. To purchase tickets, leave a message for Rob at (905)852-2388. Pastor John Molenaar will conduct the church service at Epsom this Sunday on January 27th, at 11a.m. Annual reports are due by February 3rd for the AGM on Sunday, February 24th. Thank you Rob E. for the clean church yard on Sunday morning. Please send news items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We certainly are getting a blast of winter, but we have not been hit as hard as some areas.The temperature has really dropped, and with the wind chill it is cold.The cold weather did not deter the attendance at the Joyfull Noise concert. The church was filled with people singing, and dancing in the aisles. There were some pretty good “twisters” out there.
The Seagrave Community sends their condolences to Greta and Clarence Cameron on the recent death of Greta’s sister, Marjorie O’Grady of Lindsay. We send our thoughts and prayers to all those who are experiencing poor health conditions.
The Greenbank-Seagrave Lions Club is collecting pull tabs to finance seeing eye dogs. Any pull tabs from beer cans, pop cans, or any other type of pull tab are acceptable.Contact Don Beacock for pickup, or more information, at (905) 985-3595.
The Mariposa Men's Lob Ball Baseball League is looking to start a team in Seagrave to play on Sunday nights at 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. The first game will be on May 11th. Two players can be the age of 32, and the rest can be over 35. In most cases you need 15 players to make a team. Contact John Olivero at this address: email@example.com if interested.
Important Notice: All committee reports, for the Annual Report, must be submitted by February 2nd to the Co-ordinator, Betty Lou Beacock at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please get started on your reports.
Thank-you this week goes out to the committee that organized the Joyfull Noise Choir; Rick McAskill, Keith Puckrin, and Linda Buscher and to the Stewards that sold tickets and stayed to clean up. Thanks also goes out to Dale Goddard, for the new e-mail news format, and to Dale and Richard Charron for operating the power-point. Lastly, thank-you goes out to Carol Coleman for teaching the Sunday School class.
The greeters at church last Sunday were Carol Coleman and John DeBono. Jonathon Feyen and Stephanie Richmond lit the Christ Candle. Happy Birthday wishes went out to Glenda Owler, who visited the birthday box. 'Minute for Missions', was read by Richard Charron. Minister Stephanie’s Youth and Young at Heart story was entitled “The Secret of Saying Thanks”. Everyone has secrets; some we share, and some we don’t. Minister Stephaine suggested that we be thankful and happy because each of us is different. David Hooker’s solo “I Believe” was inspiring. Darlene Hallett read the scriptures. Minister Stephanie’s message was about situations that don’t always turn out as expected, such as in the Scripture John 2. This story tells of the situation that arose, at a peasant wedding,when they ran out of wine. At that time, this would have brought shame and humiliation to the family. Jesus turned the water into wine and averted a difficult situation. Let’s share in the joy and abundance that we have.
January 24th at 7 p.m. Let's Talk About. Scripture to be discussed will be John 2: 1-11. Everyone is welcome.
February 9th at 9 a.m. Valentine's Breakfast, hosted by the Men’s Breakfast Group. Free will offerings are accepted. Please call Rick at (905) 985-8383 or email to: email@example.com if you wish to attend.
February 10th at 9:15 a.m.Communion Service.
February 17th at 9:15 a.m. Pajama Morning Service. Get your cozy P.J.s ready!
Febrary 20th at 7:30 p.m. Congregational meeting in the basement.
February 26th at 7:30 p.m. Official Board Meeting in Greenbank.
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