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.
Please forward your news to me at 20018 Hwy 12, or call me at (905) 985-0535.
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