The Dan Clancy concert on Saturday night was fantastic with a wide variety of selections from his huge repetoir, along with his stories by the artists whose songs he chose to sing. Joanne Olivero thanked Clancy, and the audience, for the accessibility project with a most enjoyable musical evening. The church accessibility project is moving forward quite well with work happening most days.
Things happening in June are as follows: June 8th, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fish and Chip Dinner at St. James Vroomanton United Church. (Brock Township, Concession 7, Sideroad 17A #16205). For tickets call 705-357-3841 or 705-357-3843. Admission for adults is $15, ages under 12 is $5, under 5 admission is free.
June 9th, 11 a.m. Greenbank Sunday School Anniversary.
June 9th, 2:30 p.m. is Decoration Service at St. James West Brock Cemetery, on Lakeridge Rd.
June 16th, 11 a.m. Greenbank United Church Communion and Father's Day service.
June 23rd, 11 a.m. service followed by a light lunch and congregational meeting.
Coffee is served every Sunday following the service, instead of prior, as was done at times – another service by the Evening U.C.W. Unit.
June 19th, 7 p.m. Greenbank Lions Community Awards Night at the community Hall with three awards being presented to worthy volunteers, by the Lions Club.
It is good to see Klaas Wassenaar out and about after surgery earlier in May.
Prayers for better health go to Vetha Pashley in Peterborough Hospital and to Shirley Elliot in Oshawa Rehab Wing; also to Juli Myers with her illness, and others unknown to me who are suffering.
Norma Ferguson and Pat Raines of the Fidelis U.C.W. Unit greeted all to Sunday's service which was led by the ladies of the Evening U.C.W. Unit as Minister Stephanie was attending Council Conference at Lindsay for area Churches. The ladies provided the music ministry “All things bright and beautiful” with piano accompaniment by Valerie Hunter. The children's story with Anne St. John, and sermon message read by Barb Ward, spoke of “gifts”, God-given talents we share with others, gifts given on special occassions, or “just because”, our feelings as givers of gifts, and as receivers. Marita P. spoke of the gifts of Mission and Service donations to help those in need year round as Summer takes no Vacation from Poverty. Those who also assisted with the service were Wilma Smith who helped Brynn and Briar light the Christ Candle; leaders Kelly Monkman, and Kim Thomson; Carla Puckrin who read the Scripture; Hilary Balmer, music; Joanne Olivero with the highlights of both U.C.W. groups activities, as in the U.C.W. purpose “to unite women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a means through which we may express our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship, and service”. Joanne encourages anyone to join either U.C.W. Group, who meet the first Wednesday of 9 months.
Happy Birthday wishes to 1 year old Gracie Hanson last week, and to Anne St. John, Kelly Monkman and Hilary Balmer who celebrate this week.
Belated Happy Anniversary wishes to Joanne and John Olivero who celebrated May 27th.