I would like to extend an invitation on behalf of Wilma Wotten. She is running for Regional Councillor, and will be hosting a meet and greet on September 4th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ,at the Scugog Island Hall (Island Rd & Demara). Wilma has also invited both candidates running for Ward 3, Angus Ross and Charlotte Hale, to join her at the Meet and Greet.
The Sunrise Beach Association would like to express their gratitude to those who showed up and had a good time at the Annual Family Fun Day Picnic. Some awesome prizes were won, and everyone had a great day!
In the absence of Rev. Michelle, if anyone is in need of Pastoral care, please call on Elizabeth Freeman at 905-985-6759, or Doug Baird at 905-985-7419, and they will contact a minister that is on call.
In The Pulpit September 2nd and 9th is Robert Bennett. On September 16th, we will have Gwen Bevan serving as our minister.
Scugog Island United Church is excited to announce that Rev. Fazer Lacey will lead for the Special 150th anniversary Service in October.
Happy Birthdays this week goes out to: Jerry Kozlinsky (date: 26th), Sandra Goose (date: 27th), Jean Coleman and Bonnie Edgar (both on the 28th), Lily Gerrow, Rhonda Coppaway, and Ronald Collins (all celebrating on the 30th). And Happy Birthday to anyone I may have missed.
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This past Saturday’s fundraiser for Jim and Barb Ward, which was held to help raise funds after their house fire, was very successful, despite the rain. We wish Jim and Barb a bright, new future.
The “Jolly 10 Group”, consisting of the Galea’s, MacMillan’s, Sturman’s and Short's, gathered at the home of Carol and Grant Carroll in Cannington on Saturday evening, to enjoy a delicious dinner.
Happy 51st Anniversary to Ross & Jean Short (August 26th).
Sympathy from the community goes out to Lauren and Andy Fuentes, on the passing of Lauren’s father, Alban “Al” San Vincente, on August 22nd.
A service celebrating his life was held at the DeStafano Funeral Chapel in Oshawa on August 27th.
The community also sends condolences to the family of Bruce Phair of Greenbank, who passed away on August 23rd. A Celebration of Life was held for Bruce at the Wagg Funeral Home on August 28th.
On September 2nd at 2:00 p.m., there is an invitation to join Minister Stephanie in singing for the Seniors in the Port Perry Nursing Home. Share your voices, and worship together. Advise Stephanie at 905-718-8086, or email her at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are also invited to attend a Workshop at Cobourg United Church on September 22nd at 9:30 a.m. Here, we will come together to share a meal, and explore the Church’s future, as at the end of 2018 the Presbytery will no longer exist.
The Greenbank/Seagrave Guatemala Mission Group is selling wax wraps to keep foods fresh, and to help eliminate plastic. 3 are sold for $20. Contact Kathy Nix at 905-985-0112, or email@example.com, or anyone on the team, is you are interested.
The Greenbank/Seagrave Mission Team is preparing for their trip to Guatemala in 2019. To raise money for the trip, on September 28th, there is a Euchre night at Greenbank Hall and November 24th is a drop-in from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. An instructor will show how to make 4 Christmas cards and 6 tags. There will also be a silent auction. The cost of tickets is $20 if bought in advance, or $25 at the door. For more info, call Julie at 905-985-2006.
Beginning September 2nd, at 9:15 a.m., Seagrave Church will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Scugog Food Bank. The food collected will be blessed by Minister Stephanie on September 30th.
Betty Lou and Don Beacock were greeters at the Seagrave Church this past Sunday, and they also lit the Christ Candle. Children’s Time was about “I Can’t”. Set aside your fears and try, try, try again, you can do it. The Scripture reader was Irene Sutch. In the Gospel of John, Jesus took 5 loaves and 2 fish, saying they were the Bread of Life, and he offered eternal life. Some disciples felt Jesus was asking too much to follow him, and walked away. Some ways we can be spiritually fed and nurtured is by coming to church, sharing our faith, and forgiving as we have been forgiven. Communion was served with the meaning no one is to be excluded – we are all equal at God’s table. Thank you to the angels that provided ice cream wafers for coffee hour, as a different version of communion to be shared by all! On September 5th at 10:00 a.m., there will be a Session Meeting in the Great Room at the church. On September 6th at 7:00 p.m., a Turkey Supper Meeting will be hosted by David Hooker, as chairperson.
The Men’s Breakfast Group will meet at the Great Blue Heron Casino on September 8th, at 8:30 a.m. All men welcome!
September 13th, at 7:00 p.m., is the ‘LET’S TALK ABOUT!’ event.
On September 15th, a ‘Good Brothers Live Concert’ will be held at the Greenbank. There will be two shows, one at 2 p.m., and the other at 7 p.m. For tickets, call Susan at 905-985-4504. The tickets are $35 each.
With the financial support of the Spark the Arts Grant from the Scugog Council for the Arts, the Park Committee will be providing free expressive art workshops at Art Day at the Park on September 29th. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., for 5 workshops planned for 10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00, for a maximum of 100 participants, so please register early. Soulful Expression will help each participant create an individual art piece along with a group project. In keeping with Culture Days, the theme will be a Celebration of Self and Community. Don't miss out on this great opportunity, along with all the other artist displays and great entertainment.
Seagrave Church’s 112th Anniversary is on September 30th, with the celebration at 10:00 a.m. Note time change!
September 30th at 2 p.m., is Covenanting Service at Greenbank Church for Minister Stephanie Richmond.
There is an exciting new program being held during Seagrave Sunday School time, from October 14th – November 25th (9:15-10:15 a.m.). Children 7 years old and up are invited to come and learn to play the ukelele (ukuleles are provided). There is room for 6 students, however, a waiting list will be made up for those who don’t make the first class. Contact Betty Lou Beacock at 905-985-3595 to enroll.
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How can it be the last weekend in August? From most perspectives in this area it has been a great summer: lots of heat, plenty of rain (not always when we thought we needed it), and all the fresh air we desired. We are so lucky because we haven’t had any forest fires, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, or other weather woes that have beset other parts of the country and the world.
The grass stopped growing for a while, but is back at it again now, with only another month or so of cutting, and then we can put away our gardening and lawn care tools for another year! Isn’t that a depressing thought? I am tired of it, but still hate to come in and live in the house once more.
Best wishes to Jacquelyn Smalley, who left home on the 20th to travel to Sweden, where she will spend a semester in school, and hopes to get in some travelling at the same time.
Happy birthday to Melinda Delorme, who, instead of having everyone sing to her, sang a song for her friends on facebook.
Congratulations also to Don and Elaine Cordingly, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the 23rd.
Wishes for better health go also to Elaine’s cousin Gail (Shier) Williamson, who has been quite sick with pneumonia, but hopefully is finally recovering.
At the Foster Friday night, the Shimoda family brought their usual very interesting programme to a large crowd of appreciative visitors. It’s always fascinating to watch them play all these classical pieces on such a variety of recorders, oboes, flutes, and a baby grand piano. With these instruments, no audio assistance is necessary, as the sound just fills the building.
Next week three young ladies will entertain the audience. Casey Spencer has played the venue a couple of times before, but her friends have not. They are: the Maharaj sisters, Alyssa and Bri. It should be a good evening with classical rock and numbers from musicals.
Saturday afternoon I went to Oshawa to the Autofest, which is said to be the largest auto show in the area. There certainly were hundreds of vehicles there, classic and otherwise, from the old ones who could go 20 mph with a tail wind to others who could go 200 plus. Certainly it takes more stamina than I have to get around and see each and every car, but I came away with several hundred photos none the less.
After Brits by the Lake, then Autofest, now its Uxbridge’s turn with the Rev-It-Up show at the museum this Sunday. Billed as the Hotrod Show, it’s sure to have some of the same cars on display on the Museum grounds, beginning at 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sunday, September 2nd. Get there early though because many come from a distance and leave well before posted closing time.
Buildings will be open at the Museum/Heritage centre site as well so, if you get tired of looking at cars (or kicking tires) and trucks of a certain vintage, you can looks at many other things from the past as well. It is hosted by Gary Charity and Traces Sheldrake.
Sunday, Aug 26th was Heritage Day at the Museum. It turned out to be a lovely day weather-wise but that did not draw a very big crowd unfortunately. There were only about 6 antique tractors and maybe 20 cars. The entertainment was great with a variety of folks singing and dancing, and a couple of the sheds were open and cleaned, thanks to volunteers, with large signs posted on most items.
However, a couple of other buildings, the church and the hall, were not available for viewing. This was the last day for visiting the display in the Lodge Hall of the Woman’s Franchise history, which has been there for some months. There were many who came to see that.
It was nice to learn, and see, that many of the volunteers were men who had joined the Historical Society by joining the horseshoe pitching group, which meets each Tuesday. About 40 people have taken up this hobby and spend time at the museum because of it.
Wednesday evening at the Historic Leaskdale, the Friends of Lucy Maud will be serving up a seafood supper, followed by a father/daughter duo playing fiddles and Irish, Celtic, and other styles of music. Tickets are $50, but call to reserve in case they are sold out.
Sunday evening was the last summertime church service at another historic church, Glen Major. The trio, ‘Reflections’, consisting of Brian Evans, Ron Evans, and Ralph Sider, presented a wonderful hour of music and “reflections” on the Bible, and their own lives and life as a Christian.
Next Sunday there is service at Sandford Church, at 11 a.m. All are invited.
This is the last week of holidays for our school students. We want to wish each a memorable year at the schools in the area, and for our university student who will be entering for the first time. Enjoy this amazing experience! And to those who are continuing their education, may it be another successful year toward your future plans.
It's so good to see Kate Johnson back home following a most exciting experience through Europe this summer, and we’re looking forward to hearing all the highlights, Kate!
This week nature has revealed many beautiful monarch butterflies. It is something we have waited to see for many years now.
On Thursday, August 23rd, I saw the barn swallows probably for the last time, lined up on the hydro line, bidding us a fond farewell for another year.
Worship is on Sunday morning at Epsom church at 11 a.m.
Caesarea Nestleton Euchre
Forty two people came out to play euchre on Thursday evening, and here are the results:
Brigitte Moase finished in first place; Dianne Slute was second; Heidi Kreig and Roy Bradburn tied for third; Donna Traynor finished in fourth place; Bryan Allemang, Elaine Bailey and Gail Crawford tied for fifth place; Norm Lackner had the most lone hands, and Carter Roberts had the low 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 Cartwright Lions Club
Over the years we have been blessed with exceptionally fine weather for the annual Blackstock Fair. This year was no exception, until mid-afternoon, when it made up for all those good weather days. Some of the judged events had to be curtailed as the track was too muddy to be safe. However, that didn't stop people from eating. We thank all those who stopped by our Lions booth for a burger or hot dog, and we especially want to thank Sharon, Karen, and John, who worked with us to serve our community.
Watch this column for details of our upcoming fall events, including the Walk for Dog Guides, the Hallowe'en Dance, the Lions Peace Poster Contest, and the official visits from our District Officers.
The 153rd Annual Blackstock Fair returned this past weekend.
The action began Friday night with the traditional Demo Derby. However, due to inclement weather, the Demo Cross was canceled Saturday night. The fair was opened by Harvey Graham, past President and who was recently inaugurated into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame.
Joyce Kelly was awarded the "Woman of Excellence Fair Award" by the Ontario District Women's Institute for her longtime service to the Blackstock Agricultural Society. Joyce was secretary-treasurer for 30 years as well as secretary for 20 years for the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.
Additional highlights included the new Backseat Driver Competition. David VanCamp and Kim Rudkin came in first place. Elaine Rivett and Graham Peeters came in second place. Courtney Peeters and Evan McDonnel came in third place.
The dairy, beef, and 4H shows went well. And there was an excellent horse show thanks to Jennifer Griffin and her volunteers. The Welsh ponies were shown at the fair for the first time ever. This year saw many youth exhibitors carrying on the family tradition. Earl Cochrane exhibited again continuing the tradition of the Cochrane family for over 125 years at Blackstock Fair. Earl's grandchildren, the fifth generation of the Cochrane family, are now showing and exhibiting at the fair.
Janine Kovack won the Dorothy Lee Memorial Champion Cherry Pie award. Elizabeth Peeters won both the Gerald Kelly Memorial Champion Chocolate Cake (which was purchased by Zack Grove of Spring Grove) and the Barbara Byers Memorial Chiffon Cake (which was purchased by Brad Martyn).
Lois Moffatt was awarded most points for knitting and crocheting. Dana Hind was awarded most points for quilting. Janice Beechey was awarded most points for canning.
Lois Moffatt was awarded most points for baking.
Marc Timmerman from Holland and Bristol Davidson of Bermuda were determined to be visiting from the farthest distance. Lois Yellowlees was the oldest visitor and Jase Clarke, at just 4 days old, was the youngest.
The couple married the longest, for 73 years, went to Mr. and Mrs Milfred Mollon. The couple married the shortest time went to Brennan and Sarah Malcolm.
A decoration service at St. John's Anglican Cemetery on Edgerton Road will take place on Sunday, September 9th at 2:30. In the event of rain, it will be held at Blackstock United Church.
A Celebration of Tyler McKee’s life will take place on Sunday, September 9th at 35 Lindsay Street North in Lindsay, at 1:00 p.m. until time the of service at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Johns Anglican Cemetery, Blackstock.
Wilma Wotten, who has served as the Ward 4 councillor for the last eight years, is seeking the Regional councillor’s chair in this fall’s municipal election. On Wednesday, September 12th, anyone interested in chatting with Wotten and meeting the Scugog candidates for Ward 4 are invited to a reception at Nestleton Hall, 3967 Hwy 7A, Nestleton from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Barb at (905) 441-7899, Nancy at (905) 449-9363, or Fran at (905) 213-8698.
This week’s Euchre winners were Phil Sibbert, Alma Manns, George Koppens, Len Van Schagen and John Kay. Phil Sibbert and John Kay tied for the most lone hands. Linda Carder, Chris McArdle, Dianne Slute, 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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The rain on Saturday evening didn't deter the large number of people who came to support Barb and Jim Ward following their recent fire. Food was in abundance, the visiting under the Pavilion shelter, then the tire changing competition, and Newfie Horseshoes were fun and began as the showers quit. Barb expressed her thanks, and Jim's, for everything friends were doing for them.
Congratulations, though belated, to Ralph and Ruby Dusty who were 60 years married August 2nd.
Best wishes to John and Monica McLean who were 25 years married August 22nd.
Happy Birthday to Terry Crawford whose birthday was on August 17th.
Greenbank Minor Ball has completed another successful season. We wish to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support, and a huge thank you to all of our coaches for their countless volunteer hours! All players worked very hard representing our Greenbank and Seagrave communities proudly. A special mention to our Baylis Farm Supply, Senior team who finished the season tied for first their tournament. Our Speck Tools Mite team also brought home the silver medal at their tournament last Saturday. Congratulations!
The annual Greenbank 3-pitch tournament will be held on the weekend of September 21-23rd. All participants must be at least 16 years of age. Please contact Al Clarkson at 905-985-3703, to register.
I'm sorry to report that my nephew Bruce Phair passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, August 23rd. A service celebrating his life was held at Waggs Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 28th, 11 a.m., with the burial at Greenbank Bethel Cemetery. He is remembered by the families of his aunt Doris Rennie of Wick, of his uncle's: Hugh Dobson (Mary), and my Till-Lee families, also remembered by his many friends and neighbours of his almost 58 years.
Continued Good Wishes for better health for Joe Timms and Noel Phayre.
On Sunday worship at Seagrave United Church was a service of Communion and a joint service of the two churches. Next Sunday, September 2nd, Greenbank United Church will resume regular services at 11 a.m. With coffee time following. Sunday School resumes on Rally Sunday, September 16th, but children are invited to use the activity table in the sanctuary when there is no Sunday School.
Also on September 2nd, minister Stephanie invites singers to join her and Valerie at 2 p.m. at the Port Perry Nursing Home.
The Fidelis U.C.W. meets Wednesday September 5th, 1:30 p.m. at the church. Please come, bring a friend.
Meditation Hour is Thursday, August 30th, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the church with Stephanie. All welcome.
The first choir practice will be September 6th, at 7:30 p.m. The choir welcomes new members and will meet the new organist and choir director – Douglas Watson.
September 15th, 11 a.m. at the Hall will be a reenactment of the first Anglican church service at the then St. Agnes Anglican Church.
September 15th at 2 p.m. is the first of the Good Brothers' concerts, with an evening 7 p.m. concert following at Greenbank United Church. Tickets are $35 by calling Susan at 905-985-4504 or emailing her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 28th – 7:30 p.m. Many hands for Guatemala “Progressive Euchre Night” at Greenbank Hall.
September 30th – 10 a.m. join Seagrave at the 112th Anniversary church service with Minister Stephanie Richmond and Rev. Les Hills of Sunderland.
September 30th – 2 p.m. Minister Stephanie Richmond's Covenanting service at Greenbank United Church, with all invited to attend this special service.
The 153rd Annual Blackstock Fair returns this weekend on August 24th and 25th, featuring a wide variety of attractions, activities, contests, and com-petitions.
The action begins Friday night at 7:30 p.m. with the traditional Demo Derby featuring Full-Size Straight Stock, Half-Ton Truck, Mini Smash, and Figure Eight Racing Heats.
Admission for adults is $10. Admission for children ages 6 - 12 is $5, and free for children under 6 years old. Parking is $2. The beer tent is open throughout the evening.
Air Bounce Adventures will feature bouncy castles and obstacle courses sure to challenge and entertain kids of all ages! Play all night wristbands are $5.
On Saturday, the fun begins at 9 a.m. and does not end until after the DemoCross. Pay one price for entire day and evening, which includes the Fair and Demo Cross. Admission for adults is $10. Admission is free for children 12 years old and under. Parking is $2.
Harvey Graham, recently installed into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame, will officiate the opening.
The parade departs Cartwright Central Public School at 10:30 a.m.
Kids World offers free activities including balloon animals and face painting by Pepper the Clown. A crafts, games and play area will also be on site.
Air Bounce Adventures is offering the play all day/evening wristband for $10.
The Kiddie Peddle Tractor Pull kicks off at 1:00 p.m.
For dessert lovers, the auctioning off of the Champion Chocolate Cake, Chiffon Cake and Cherry Pie will take place at approximately 2 p.m.
The mini lawn tractor pull returns Saturday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
New this year, the DemoCross starts at 7:30 p.m. An oval track with jumps, bumps, twists and turns. A full-contact sport — only on wheels!
Another new event is the Backseat Driving Competition. Contest is open to couples who are both over 16 years of age. Tractors and wagons are provided. One member of the couple will be the blindfolded driver of a lawn tractor while the other member of the couple will sit in attached wagon giving directions through an obstacle course.
The Kids Powerwheels is back for the little ones who just can’t wait to get behind the wheel.
The beer tent is open throughout the evening. All day musical entertainment features the Outback Cloggers, Magic Phil, Gerry Mitchell, The Wanted Band, and Al and Friends.
Registration is still open and Fair Books are available online at www.blackstockfair.org at 13931 Old Scugog Rd (across from the old Town Hall).
The Blackstock Co-op Nursery School (BCNS) still has a few spaces available for the September 2018 - June 2019 year. The Toddler & Preschool Program focuses on socialization with other children, creativity, fun and learning in a nurturing environment. The JK Readiness Program focuses on preparing children for kindergarten, including an introduction to alphabet, numbers and independent work habits in a nurturing environment designed to overcome fears and separation anxiety.
The BCNS program runs Tuesday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. out of the Blackstock Recreation Centre at 3440 Church St. For more information, call: 905-986-4585 or email this address: email@example.com. You can also visit the school’s Facebook page here: https://m.facebook.com/blackstocknurseryschool.
Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of former resident Tyler McKee. A 'Celebration of Tyler’s Life' will take place on Sunday, September 9th at 35 Lindsay Street North in Lindsay at 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. Interment to follow at St. Johns Anglican Cemetery, Blackstock.
Tuesday's euchre results: Debbie Grundie came in first place, Audrey Mahaffey came in second place and also had the most lone hands, Doug Day came in third place, Linda Carder came in fourth place, and Doreen Sheehey finished in fifth place.
Doug Day, Doreen Sheehey, Len Van Schagen and Peter Booth 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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The farmers will get a good third cut of hay with the mix of rain and continuing warm weather.
It was a beautiful day on Sunday, August 19th, for the Decoration Service with a large gathering at Bethel Cemetery. Chairperson Brian Lee welcomed all – minister Stephanie Richmond of Greenbank/Seagrave Pastoral Charge, music with soloist Mitch Tones and his guitar, hymns with Valerie Hunter on keyboard. Brian acknowledged the work of Helena Kroon and Kelly Newlove as they have cared for the grounds of the Pines Cemetery, Concession 12, and Bethel Cemetery, Cragg Rd. Respectively, also the dedicated volunteers and Secretary – treasure, Dianne Pelletier. Ralph and Ruby Dusty have retired from the United Cemeteries Board after 30 years of dedicated volunteering. They were thanked for all their years of service, by Brian Lee and the congregation. A time of remembrance for those interred in the past year, and many years before, brought families and friends together once again.
Next Saturday, August 25th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. You are invited to a “Fundraiser” for Jim and Barb Ward of Cragg Rd., Greenbank, whose home was destroyed by fire. It will be held at Greenbank’s Ianson Park, with a potluck meal, music, games, Newfie Horseshoes, tire changing competition etc. If you are unable to attend and wish to donate, please contact Dianne at 905-985-3745. “The fire brought changes: please note that last week's word 'charges' was a misprint.”
The Tennis and Basketball Courts at the Park will be busy each morning, August 20th – 24th, as children learn their skills at this week's camp.
Meditation with Stephanie continues Thursday, August 23rd, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., and office hours until 2 p.m. at Greenbank United Church. To contact minister Stephanie, call 905-718-8086. She is also looking for volunteers to read Scripture on Sunday services, and for September 2nd to join her and Valerie Hunter at the 2 p.m. worship at Port Perry Nursing Home, to help with the singing with more voices.
Some August birthdays already celebrated are by Judy Gibson, Shirley Lee, Kim Thomson, and on July 30th, young Edie Conard (4 years old). Best wishes, though belated, to all, and to any others celebrating special birthdays.
Hugh and Roberta Baird have another great-grandchild! Jameson Robert was born July 21st, to Quinton and Michelle Baird of Delburne, Alberta. Grandparents Robert and Terri and all their family welcome this wee addition to the family. Congratulations.
As September draws near please remember September 15th, at the Greenbank Hall, is the reenactment of the first Anglican Church service. Time 11 a.m.; refreshments will follow.
September 15th, at 2 p.m. At Greenbank Church the first concert with the Good Brothers, followed by a second performance at 7 p.m., a launching in support of the church Accessibility Project. Tickets are $35. Please call Susan for tickets: 905-985-4504, or email this address: gucaccessibility@gmail.
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The CNE is on and that is a sure sign that summer is coming to an end.
Rob Boomhour of 2010 Saintfield Rd has a vegetable stand that is pay what you can afford. If you can’t afford anything go to his door and he will send you away with products no charge. The money collected goes back into the garden doing this again the following year. Money is also used to do homeless runs, supply clothes, food etc. for people living on the street.
Ross and Jean Short spent a few days last week visiting with their daughter Donna, granddaughter Lee and her family.
Happy Birthday to Kristen Short (August 19th) and Bill Short (August 23th). Happy Anniversary to Wendy and James Hudgins (August 24th).
Art Day in the Park has an exciting new performer. Be sure to come see Kwality Hip Hop including local dancer Kenziee. They will be teaching some cool hip hop moves after their performance which is scheduled for 1 p.m. on September 29th. We are also getting some great artists booked to display their work. Any artists or crafters interested in a spot (cost is $20) please email this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is part of Culture Days and admission is free.
A special Thank You to the good Samaritan who did an excellent job weeding the church flower bed. There was an excellent Brits On The Lake event in Port Perry on Sunday with gorgeous vintage vehicles. The roads and streets were filled with onlookers and were entertained with lively music. Also in Uxbridge this past weekend was the “Art In The Park” event which was very interesting and well attended.
Greeters were Katie O’Hara and Rick McAskill. The Christ Candle was lit by Katie. The service was a presentation of the VIBE program (Venturing into Biblical Experiences) which took place at Greenbank and Seagrave United Churches for the children the past 2 weeks. The theme was “God Loves Animals”. Young Jonathon Feyen read the Call To Worship. The service was led by Minister Stephanie, VIBE coordinator and instructor Grace Ferris of Greenbank and the children eagerly participated with songs, the universal sign for Amen and showing their crafts and butterfly capes. Each child brought their beautiful individual gifts of themselves. There will be a 'Scugog Food Drive' for non-perishable foods and personal items during the month of September. A donation box will be located at the rear of the sanctuary.
September 6th, 7 p.m. 'Turkey Supper Meeting' with David Hooker as chairperson.
September 8th, 8:30 a.m.
'Men's Breakfast Group' will meet at the Great Blue Heron Casino. All men welcome.
September 30th, 10 a.m. Seagrave Church 112th Anniversary.
September 30th - 2 p.m. 'Covenanting Service' at Greenbank Church for Minister Stephanie Richmond.
There is an exciting new program being held during Seagrave Sunday School time starting October 14th – November 25th (9:15-10-15 am). Children ages 7 years and up are invited to come to class and learn to play the ukulele. Ukuleles are provided. There is room for 6 students however, a waiting list will be made up for those who don’t make the first class. Contact Betty Lou Beacock 905-985-3595 to enroll.
Seagrave VIBE (Vacation Bible Camp) wrapped up last Friday, August, 17th, 2018. The theme for the week was ‘God loves the animals’. There were 10 children registered and another 4 came later in the week. The children enjoyed Bible stories, games, songs, crafts and nutritious snacks each day. They participated in the August 19th church service, demonstrating some of their newly learned action songs and showing off some of their crafts. Many thanks to their leaders, Grace and Cole and the adult volunteers Eleanor Sturman, Carol Coleman, Donna Kent, Dale Goddard, Stephanie Richmond and Betty Lou Beacock. The student volunteers, Grace Sturman, Brenna Harvey and Kalen Bussey were very much appreciated as well.
Many thanks also to the Greenbank Lions Club for their generous donation toward our expenses. A video of the children and their activities will be shown at the regular church service on September 9th at 9:15 a.m. and everyone is invited to attend.
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