There will be a concert at the Greenbank United Church on Saturday, June 1st, at 7 p.m. featuring Dan Clancy performing solo with an acoustic guitar. Clancy is a member, and lead singer, of the Juno award winning band Lighthouse. They are known for the songs Sunny Days and One Fine Morning. He performs at Casino Rama, various other music venues, and also does fund raisers. He will bring his amazing music there on June 1st, to support the Greenbank Church Accessibility Project. Tickets are $25, and we encourage you to reserve yours in advance by calling Deb at (905) 985-2090; Susan at (905) 985-4504 or Valerie at (905) 985-3586.
The Sunday greeters at church were Terry Crawford and Keith Bacon. Sunday was our warmest, sunny day of Spring so far. Guest speaker, Doug Ferris, presented during the children's time, and talked about the Golden Rule which is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and the importance of loving one another. The sermon message entitled “Even to the Gentiles”, reminds one that all are God's children. Doug also blessed us with a music ministry by singing “Your Love is Amazing”, while playing his guitar. Valerie Hunter joined him with a piano accompaniment. Visiting with Doug and Evelyn Ferris was his father from Saskatchewan. They recently came back, on May 16th, from a Father-Son trip they had together in Ireland.
Marita Parson's 'Mission Report' told of “A Place of Hope and Worship”, located in Lethbridge, Alberta. This site was originally created for Japanese families who came to Canada after World War II, but now serves as a Multi-Cultural Centre to help newcomers relocate to new homes. This is another M&S supported endeavour. The May 26th church service will include Communion at 11 a.m.
Sympathy is extended to Ralph Dusty and his sister Betty Snodden, with the passing of their older sister Eileen Dawson. Our condolences are also sent out to all the extended family members. Eileen formerly lived in Port Perry, but more recently lived in Simcoe. Visitation will be on Friday, May 24th, from 10 a.m. to11 a.m., at the Wagg's Funeral Home in Port Perry. The funeral will be held at 12 noon.
Condolences also go out to the family of Bob Timbers who recently passed away. Bob's son Barry, and his family lived in Greenbank for some time. We also send condolences to Bob's other son, Greg, and his family.
The Seagrave United Church Annual Yard Sale is on May 24th, and May 25th, at the Somerville Farm, located on Simcoe Street. The sale begins at 7 a.m. There will also be a Bake Sale there on Friday, May 24th, starting at 9 a.m.
The Greenbank Fidelis U.C.W. are asked to bring their layette items to church for the next two Sundays, or to the June 5th, luncheon meeting at Haugens Chicken and Ribs, at 12 noon.
Kings Café, at 21900 Hwy 12 (formerly Tic Toc), is under new management. It will be open 7 days a week, serving all day breakfast and lunch. You can dine-in or take-out. We welcome Sneider De La Cruz and the staff to the area.
On Tuesday, May 28th, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a Greenbank U.C. barbecue planning meeting. New volunteers are welcome to attend.
Last Thursday, May 16th, was the Track and Field Day at the school, and several children will go on to compete in the area event held at the Civic Fields in Oshawa on June 3rd.
The May 8th, Folk Dance Evening, at the Iroquois Park Arena, was a crowd pleasing program with Greenbank's dance team performing.
The school thanks everyone for their donations of jewellery for the sale. It was a huge success, and the children were able to purchase $2 gifts for moms, and Mother's Day. Plans for next year's sale are already in motion.
Happy birthday wishes go to Helen Hadden, whose birthday is on May 19th, and Norma Ferguson, whose birthday is on May 25th.
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