Mother Nature did shine on Saturday for outdoor events that were taking place. The Greenbank Pavilion and yard, at the Hall, were busy with the ongoing barbeque and bake sale happening alongside with the Lions collection of scrap metal, electronics, batteries, and bottles for their fundraiser. The fundraiser was most successful, and at church on Sunday, Canyon Myers, on behalf of his mother Juli, father Tim, and sister Faith, thanked all for the support and caring demonstrated by these events. May better health come Juli's way, and to others who are ill.
The greeters at church last Sunday were Tim, Canyon, and Faith Myers. The Christ Candle was lit by Briar Smith, who turned three years old on May 11th, assisted by his mother Holly. Minister Stephanie welcomed guest organist Tom Baker of Uxbridge, and the choral anthem piano accompaniment. Tom Baker provided beautiful music and the choir's anthem, a more modern rendition of “For the Beauty of the Earth,”was lovely. Their participation made the Mother's Day service very special.
The children's story time described a mother's love, based on this lesson in the book, “Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch. The children listened to the story and sang along with the rhymes. Minister Stephanie's message was inclusive and descriptive to all mothers, from all walks of life, and from the past to the present. Margaret Ann Lamb read the scripture quoting from Acts chapter 9, and John chapters 10 and 19. Later, the children distributed carnations, and then attended Sunday School. Please note that Stephanie Richmond will be on holidays from May 14th to the 20th. If there is an emergency when Stephanie is on holidays, please contact Reverend Les Hills of the St. Andrews Church in Sunderland at (705) 357-3056, or at his home at (705) 357-0003.
May 19th - Doug Ferris will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m.
May 26th - Communion will be served at the Greenbank Church.
May 28th - 7:30 p.m. Greenbank barbeque planning meeting for all who will be volunteering. The date for this year's event is August 2nd, from 4:30 p.m - 7 p.m.
May 24th - 25th Seagrave's Annual Yard Sale at the L & B Somerville Farm, 21300 Simcoe St., south of Seagrave. Come out and get your treasures, and support their fundraiser.
June 1st - Dan Clancy in concert at the Greenbank church 7 p.m. Proceeds are in support of the church accessibility project, which is well on its way. Advance tickets are $25 and are available by calling Deb at (905) 985-2090, Susan at (905) 985-4504, or Valerie at (905) 985-3586.
While the construction of the lift is happening, at the Greenbank United Church, Minister Stephanie's office hours from10 a.m. - 2 p.m. each Thursday will be at the Seagrave United Church. If you wish to contact her for an appointment call (905) 718-8086 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greenbank Folk Music Society presents the Jackson Delta Reunion at the Greenbank Centennial Hall on Hwy 12. The event will take place on Saturday, May 25th at 8 p.m. Admission is $35. Tickets can be purchased by contacting POE Designs in Port Perry at (905) 985-8351, or Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge at (905) 852-4282, or by phoning (905) 985-8351. For more information go to www.greenbankfolkmusic.ca or facebook.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Carla Puckrin, M.J Till, Briar Smith, Ken Hunter ,and to all others who may be having a birthday this week.
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