The much needed rain was welcomed Sunday morning, almost two inches by nightfall in my gauge. A promise of more showers is hoped for to compensate for the lengthy dry spell we've had.
With no service at Greenbank/Seagrave, July 22nd, some folk from both communities attended the service at UOIT, Oshawa, held in conjunction with the 2018 General Council of the United Church of Canada meetings. This wonderfully inclusive service brought people from all across Canada together in worship, and prayer, for continued efforts to welcome people from all walks of life, as one, in God's love. Next Sunday service will conclude the joint July services at 10 a.m. at Greenbank. In August Seagrave church will re-open with services at 10 a.m., and Greenbank will not hold services that month, and folk are welcome to join Seagrave's services whenever able or available.
This is the week to visit Pearl Gardens at 18 Pearl Drive, Greenbank, on Friday, July 27th, 28th, 29th, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; for a free tour of the Jones' family's daylilies and other lovely flowers. Come and enjoy!
Circle the date of Friday, August 3rd, on your calendar for the 43rd annual Beef Barbecue a the Greenbank Church yard and Ianson Park. A large tent on the church lawn will provide shelter in addition to the pavilion, rain or shine! Tickets (in advance preferably) are $20 for adults, $5 for children, and under 6 years old are free. Please call 905-985-8095 or 905-985-0844, and tickets will be held, or delievered to you, or will be available Thursday, July 26th, 2 – 4 p.m., at the church. Volunteers are a big part of this event, and are needed to assist with meat wrapping on Wednesday, August 1st, 7 p.m.
Patato wrapping Thursday, August 2nd, 1 p.m. at Church.
Picnic table and tent set up Thursday, August 2nd, 7 p.m.
Friday, August 3rd, more set up, serving food – 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
There will also be clean up needed after the event and picnic table returns on Saturday, August 4th, at 9 a.m. at the church. Donations of pies and other homemade desserts will be gratefully accepted on August 3rd at the church.
For tickets or volunteering, please contact Dianne by phone at 905-985-3745, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Kim at 905-985-8095 or email her at this address: email@example.com.
At the Greenbank United Church - Stephanie's office hours are Thursday, July 26th, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with Meditation from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., for anyone to join.
Please register for VIBE camp for all children ages 4 to 12 (30 limit) for 4 days August 7th to 10th, by calling Deb at 905-985-2090 or Mindy at 905-985-3419.
The “Good Brothers” live in concert will give two shows September 15th, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each, at Greenbank Church.
September 15th at the Greenbank Hall, a reenactment of the first Anglican Church service will take place. Denise Bell is looking for choir singers for the service - anyone who likes to sing! Please call her at 905-985-3723.
The Food Handling Course is a requirement for all catering persons, and will be given upon registration of 20 people at $25 each, at the Greenbank Hall. Call 905-985-3723. This is a “must have” course.
For the Lions Scrap Metal collection in August, call Larry at 905-985-3723.
August 12th is Pioneer Days at Harder's Farm, 23150 Hwy. 7/12. The Lions will serve lunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Please contact Juli at 905-985-2006 for information for the following:
Greenbank/Seagrave Mission Team for “Guatemala 2019” fundraising plans are September 28th.
Euchre Night at Greenbank Hall.
October 20th, is Murder Mystery Dinner at the Greenbank Hall, $40.
November 24th, is “Card and Tag Making for Christmas”, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Drop in, the cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
So many Chi' Meegwetch to everyone involved in planning and organizing every detail big or small for making Pow Wow such a success. The weather was co-operative on Saturday for the many dancers and drummers. Vendors were doing quite the sales. Each morning started off with Sunrise ceremony followed by breakfast. Grand Entry followed, at 12 noon and the festivities, began. at around 5:30 p.m. There was a big feast for the guest drummers and dancers.
The Summer Students at the First Nation have settled into their positions and getting comfortable.
A save the date this year would be August 25th. That will be the date for the family fun day at the Sunrise Beach there will family fun games, tug of war, horse shoe. There will be some superb prizes to go with these games. Please bring your own chairs and coolers if you want to bring your own salads. There will be burgers and hotdogs to purchase at the event. The day will end with a spectacular fireworks display.
At Scugog Island United Church there will be a an Official Board Meeting on Monday, July 30th at 7:00 p.m. Next Sunday is Faith Food and Fellowship
I would like to send out a Happy Belated Birthday Wish to my Son Phillip Le Saux whose Birthday was July 22th, Happy Birthdays this week go out to Norm Moote and Leanne Ashbridge on the 24th of July and we have a Happy Anniversary this week going out to Ken and Brenda Stowell-Smith
Happy Birthday to those I have missed due to misplacing my list.
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Our condolences to Rodd Couch and his family for the loss of Carol, wife and mother and a friend to many. Rest in Peace. A celebration of life for Carol was held on the Couch Farm on Saturday.
Donna Kent is asking for prayers from the Seagrave Church congregation for her daughter Erin’s friends. Their names are Kadey and Tom and their 5 year old son, Tommy. Tommy was rushed to Sick Kids this week to have his right eye removed but doctors there have not done that yet because they don't know what is wrong. He has a terrific migraine headache and he is on morphine. Prayers do help so as a congregation of love and care I am asking if we could all remember little Tommy, mom and dad Kadey and Tom in our prayers.
Prayers also go out to Alex Ingram who is quite ill and is in the Peterborough Civic Hospital. Alex was a long time resident of Seagrave and moved to Peterborough several years ago.
This week Stephanie Richmond, Darlene Hallett and Betty Lou Beacock, as well as Sheila-Mae Gidney from Woodville and Jeannette Miller from Beaverton have been working as volunteers at the Registration & Welcome area desk of the United Church of Canada General Council 43rd Annual Meeting at Durham College. Several hundred people are attending this week-long event from all across Canada.
Many folks attended the uplifting Opening Worship service from Seagrave, Greenbank & surrounding churches on Sunday. The main speaker was a young man with Cerebral Palsy who gave a very touching message.
The Seagrave Park Committee wish to thank Chris and Carmela Hocher and Donna Kent for planting the flower garden at the park. Donna has also been busy watering. It looks great!
Artists and Crafters are asked to register for Art Day in the Park by emailing this address: email@example.com. Cost is $20. We are busy lining up some great entertainment and activities. Thanks to the Spark the Arts Grant from the Scugog Council for the Arts we will be providing free expressive art workshops. More details to follow. Please like "Seagrave Park Com-mittee" on Facebook to keep up to date.
The Greenbank/Sea-grave mission team is preparing for their trip to Guatemala in April 2019. On September 28th there will be a Euchre Night at the Greenbank Hall and on November 24th there will be a Drop-In between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. An Instructor will show how to make four Christmas Cards and six tags. There will also be a silent auction. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information please call Julie at 905-985-2006. Funds will go towards their trip. Also there is a donation box at the church for any hygiene products, school supplies, white socks and t-shirts, soccer balls etc. There is a list of items needed at the church.
July 29th - Shared and August 13th – 17th, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. will be Seagrave's Vibe Program. Please contact Betty Lou Beacock at 905-985-3595 to register for the program.
Check our website www.seagrave-church.com for recorded Sunday services, up to date activities, history and local news. If you wish to rent the hall, call Rick at 905-985-8383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Blackstock Cartwright Lions Club
We enjoyed participating in the Dog Days of Scugog this past weekend, until the rain came. Thank you to the organizers and all who contributed to its success. It was a pleasure to meet foster puppy families who socialize puppies for the six programmes offered by the Lions Foundation of Canada; and it was awesome to talk with a recipient of a Diabetic Awareness dog. Mark the date of Sunday, October 7th on your calendar for our Lions Walk for Dog Guides in Blackstock. There will be pledge forms in the community soon.
Mary Lou Breward finished in first place, Eileen Nelson was second, Jacky Attfield came in third, Debbie Grundie was fourth, Phil Sibbert finished in fifth place and Gail Crawford and Barb Brigley tied for low score. Marilyn Locke had the most lone hands and Doug Day won the bonus number. 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.
After 22 years in the fencing business, Dale Van Camp is retiring. Clients and friends are invited to celebrate the occasion with the Fencerman on Tuesday, July 31st at 3170 Bradburn Road from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The new owner is Ryan Nesbitt of Cedardale Charolais.
There will be a Fair Board meeting on Wednesday, August 9th at the Blackstock Recreation Centre at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Set-up for the fair and demolition derby will be starting the week of August 20th. Any students needing community service hours or adults interested in helping out are encouraged to call Janet (905) 986-0097 for more information. Alternatively, people can just show up to assist at the fairgrounds at 6 pm on Monday, Aug. 20.
Speaking of, mark your calendars for the 153rd Annual Blackstock Fair on August 25th and 26th. The traditional demolition derby will take place Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The mini lawn tractor pull is returning Saturday afternoon. And a new attraction will be the demo cross on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Fair books and entries are now available online at www.blackstockfair.org.
There will be no worship services at Blackstock United Church during July while the minister is on vacation. Vacation Bible School is running Monday, August 13th through Friday, August 17th from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For more information and registration, please call Jennifer at (905) 986-4235 or (705) 957-0495. Volunteers are also needed to help with crafts, games and other tasks.
Sincere condolences to the families and friends on the recent passing of Dorothy Marlow and Albert Leach. Both were former longtime residents of Blackstock.
Tuesday's euchre winners were: Ellen Gibson, Chris McArdle, Phil Sibbert, Jocelyn Bradbury, Audrey Mahaffy and John Kay. Audrey Mahaffy, Alma Manns, Norm Lackner and John Kay tied for the most lone hands.
Betty Kirven had the mid score.
Lorna Edgerton, Marion Koppens and John Kay won the specials.
The Blackstock Euchre Club meets every Tuesday evening in the Blackstock United Church Hall (except holidays). Play starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp and everyone is welcome.
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Wasn’t that a rain! The earth just gobbled it up and hopefully by morning the grass will have greened up a bit. Unfortunately, for the first time is years I didn’t get to the Pow Wow as I had planned going Sunday- too wet for that. Was there a rain dance on Saturday? Sure was appreciated by farmers, gardeners and anyone else with nature on their mind.
Congratulations to Jeff and Donna Kerry Ireland who celebrated their 29th anniversary. I think July was a busy months for weddings. One was celebrated at the Foster Memorial Saturday when Travis Smalley was married. Travis is no stranger to the Foster as he was an intern for at least 2 summers and performed there many times while going to university. More on that later!
The Shier family gathered to celebrate the 80th birthday of Ron Shier. Linda Wagg, his sister and Elwood Kirton attended. Happy birthday also to my sister Faye whose birthday was Sunday and to her husband Keith Ashton, who has ceased celebrating, on Tuesday! Faye gets to celebrate with Prince George too, in spirit anyway.
Deborah and Dwight Clements spent a wonderful few days camping in Algonquin Park last week and had a “bear”able good time. They saw 2 mother bears with 2 and 3 cubs respectively and one who came into the camp to get acquainted, a little too close. They also saw a moose with 2 calves! How lucky can you get?
I, along with 9 sorority sisters, spent a lovely day Wednesday on a trip to Port Hope where we dined in a nice restaurant and then wandered the streets of this tourist town before ensconcing ourselves in the theatre, where we watched the play “39 Steps”. Never having read either the book or seen the movie, I had no idea what to expect, and even if I had, it would not have helped as this was an unique interpretation with very mobile sets and unexpected maneuver on the part of the actors. Getting there was a bit of an experience with highway construction but we did see some beautiful Ontario scenery along the way.
The well-know duo of “Now and Again” performed at the Foster Friday night. These lads have been performing for at least 50 years together, starting in college, so they know each other well, and their audience too, as they have played around Uxbridge for many affairs. Next week Derek Christie performs with voice and guitar, influenced by gospel and roots to rock music. He has recently released a new album called “Secrets”.
It’s a busy time at the museum. Each Sunday morning there is a special event for kids who are sent out to search for a local historical figure. This goes on until Sunday Aug.19. On July 28 is the Lavender workshop where you can learn about lavender, its uses and how to make various products. Call the museum to sign up. Have you seen the exhibit yet on Women’s Suffrage? Elections are coming up and women can now vote however they please, and run for office as many of them are, but it wasn’t always so.
Worship today was held at Zephyr. Rod and Joanie Sine organized the service as Rev. Eiko was attending a church event in Oshawa. Joan conducted the service and gave the message. Pianist was Ruth Baker and special musician was Brian Reynolds. Brian is a tenor with the Tri-City Gospel Chorus, to which Rodney also belongs. Also taking part in the service was Ken Welsh who read the poem “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann, of course, in a dramatized fashion. The part “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;” is a personal favourite. He also read the scripture Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, in no less a dramatic style, from which Joanie took her text.
Next Sunday is the final service of the summer. It will be a hymn service where we sing different hymns and then hear about their origins, always an interesting and enlightening activity. Following the service we will have a pot-luck lunch, hopefully on the lawn, barring rain-storms of course. All are welcome to attend this event whether or not you have signed up to bring anything. There is always more than enough! Please dress casually and bring along a lawn chair.
There will be no service during the month of August. The next service will be Sept.2 at Sandford at 11:00 AM. As we begin a new cycle of worship heading towards our 167th anniversary as a congregation and 120 years in this sanctuary. You are welcome to be a part of worship each week.
The biggest news is it finally rained on Sunday July 15th.
Twenty-five of the thirty-four antique vehicles and occupants gathered at Arnold and Gail Kerrys' to start a journey to Kincardine, Ontario and area. Following the Kerrys in their 1918 Buick Roadster through a torrential downpour was an experience we might not witness again. We visited the oldest brewery at Neustadt Ontario, home of John Diefenbaker. We enjoyed a guided bus tour through the Bruce Nuclear Facility which gave us an insight into this massive place. Next was the Ice Culture at Hensall where they create and send ice sculptures all over the world. The Canadian Tire commercial ice truck was front and centre for photo opportunities. The museum at Goderich houses a huge diversified collection and the Gaol guided tour where the last hanging in Ontario took place was just as educational. Of course we visited a couple of places that enjoyed owning antique vehicles and a stone home dated 1869, restored to that era and the stories that accompany such a home. Each day we watched as massive golden fields of wheat were being harvested. Just ideal weather. Take a trip through Blyth, Brussels, Hensall, Goderich and the Huron Coast, you won't be disappointed. There's a little church at Glen Major that holds services each Sunday evening during the months of July and August, at 7 p.m. I know you will receive a warm welcome.
No church service at Epsom until August 19th.
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Friday evening area farmers and friends gathered at the Shier farm at Wilfred for the Holstein Twilight B.B.Q. The evening was a celebration of farming, great food, great visitation, and fantastic music provided by Irwin Smith.
They're back. On Sunday Hayley and Carter Ashton returned from a 9 day canoeing trip.202 km on the Rideau canal from Kingston to Ottawa with some amazing Scouters and youth. A huge thank you to their Scouters and 1st Port Perry Venturer for all the amazing skills taught and opportunities offered; it’s a fantastic experience.
Wasn't that a party? Thanks to the Evans Family for the opportunity for farmers and Farm friends to come and view their state of the art business. The day was perfect for learning more about dairy farming and enjoying the delicious peameal bacon on a bun, and Kawartha Dairy ice cream. We all enjoyed visiting with friends from far and near. The farmers are quickly getting their second cut of hay processed before it dries standing in the field. Wow it's dry.
There is no church service at Epsom until August 19th as Rev. Dayfoot is on holidays.
Caesarea Nestleton Euchre:
Doug Day came in first. Judy Westall and John Kay tied for second. Dawn McCombe finished in third place. Jacky Attfield came in fourth. Norm Lackner and Pat Allemang tied for fifth place. Delaine Dyer had the low score. Judy Westall and Jim Tucker tied for the most lone hands. Barb Brigley won the bonus number. 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 Cartwright Lions Club:
Hope to see you at the Dog Days of Scugog being held at Scugog Shores Museum, this Saturday and Sunday. At our Lions Booth we'll be promoting our annual WALK FOR DOG GUIDES this fall.
Hot! Humid! What did we ever do without air conditioning 30+ years ago? I hope that those with breathing problems are able to stay inside where it is cool. The weather is supposed to cool down mid week.
Tara Taylor celebrated her special birthday on Friday, July 13th.
Happy 40th Birthday to Craig Beacock. A surprise celebration was held on Saturday Evening.
Ken and Eleanor Sturman, Carol Coleman, Betty and Len Somerville, Mrs. Dorothy Munro, and Ross and Jean Short attended Christmas in July at Miller Memorial Church and Hall on Saturday evening. A delicious buffet dinner of turkey with all the trimmings and meatballs was served. Mr. Don Hyde of California who attends this dinner every year celebrated his 90th birthday with a big birthday cake.
Happy 92nd Birthday to Dorothy Munro on July 15th.
Happy Anniversary to Tanya and Brett Puckrin. (July 22nd)
The Greenbank/Seagrave mission team is preparing for their trip to Guatemala in April 2019. On Sept. 28th there is a Euchre Night at the Greenbank Hall and Nov. 24th there is a Drop-In between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. An Instructor will show how to make 4 Christmas Cards and 6 tags and there will be a silent auction. Cost is $20. in advance and $25. at the door. For more information please call Julie @ 905-985-2006. Funds go towards their trip. Also, there is a donation box at the church for any hygiene products, school supplies, white socks and t-shirts, soccer balls etc. There is a list at the church.
Please note the change in date for Art in the Park - it will now be on Sept. 29th from 10 am to 4 pm. We will be working with the Scugog Council for the Arts as part of Culture Days. Please follow us on Facebook for more details. You can also email email@example.com for more info and/or for artists to register. Please visit the Culture Days website www.culturedays.ca and look under Events, Port Perry.
Seagrave UC congregation is worshiping at Greenbank UC for the month of July. Come August, Greenbank UC congregation worshipping at Seagrave UC.” Please comes join in fellowship at the identified church for that month. All welcome.
July 22nd NATION WIDE UNITED CHURCH WORSHIP at UOIT. There will be a bus to UOIT at a cost of $10 per person. No service at Greenbank that day. Contact Doug Watson at 905-852-7057 for more information.
Aug. 13th – 17th 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. SEAGRAVE'S VIBE PROGRAM. Please contact Betty Lou Beacock @ 905-985-3595 to register for the program.
Check our website www.seagrave-church.com for recorded Sunday services, up to date activities, history and local news.
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