The last week of May began with sunshine and warmer temperatures. Saturday's rain, once again, hindered outdoor events like ball tournaments, yard sales, and planting on farmland or in prosperity gardens. The Hall and Park Board fundraiser with Otter Greenhouses, located at 315 Medd Rd. in Epsom, still continues until June 5th, and your support, and Otter Greenhouse donations are much appreciated. The Lions Club fertilizer sales have enabled the Club to support projects locally and support the Trillium Camp.
Tickets are still available for the Dan Clancy concert at the Greenbank Church this Saturday, June 1st, at 7 p.m. Call to reserve your tickets at (905) 985-4504, (905) 985-2090, or (905) 985-3586. You can also purchase them at the door. The cost is $25. Clancy brings his amazing music to the show, performing solo with his acoustic guitar for your enjoyment. Proceeds will go to support the Accessibility Project at the church.
June 2nd - The United Church Women (U.C.W) will provide the 11 a.m. service as Minister Stephanie will be at a conference. We welcome any former U.C.W members and visitors to join the congregation in worship.
June 9th - Sunday School Anniversary Service with the children participating.
On Tuesday, June 4th, Doug Watson and other volunteers will serve at the Oshawa St. Vincent's Soup Kitchen. New helpers are always needed and welcome. Call Doug at (905) 852-7057 for more information, or to join this monthly serving.
On Saturday June 15th, a visit to the Islamic Centre of Oshawa is planned, which includes a tour and presentation from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. For inquiries, or if planning to attend, call Stephanie at (905) 718-8086, or email her at email@example.com. Her office hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. each Thursday, at the Seagrave Church, while construction of the lift is happening at the Greenbank United Church.
The Evening U.C.W will meet on June 5th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenbank Church. The Afternoon Unit of the U.C.W will meet at the Haugen's restaurant in Manchester for lunch at 12 noon on Wednesday, June 5th. Please bring layette items there, or to the church on June 2nd.
Best wishes and gifts were extended to Michelle Adderley at her bridal shower on Sunday afternoon in the Greenbank Hall. Much happiness is wished for Michelle and Mike with their upcoming July 13th wedding.
Rogation Sunday, and a service of communion were led by Minister Stephanie Richmond last weekend. The greeters, Barb Ward and her grandaughter Danica, welcomed all to the service. Young Owen Martens lit the Christ Candle. The choir's ministry of music was entitled 'African Psalm,' with Doug Watson accompanying at the piano for this lovely anthem. Wilma Smith was the organist for the service, and Valerie Hunter played the piano. Thank-you to both of them for sharing their musical gifts with the congregation. The children's story and the sermon message spoke of planting seeds, and caring for them in our gardens and fields. God watches over the seeds with warmth, rain, and good soil just like he watches over us when his people plant seeds of kindness, caring, love, compassion, and trust. God will help those seeds grow, just as farmers trust that the seeds they plant will grow. Blessings were provided for seeds, soil and water. A video was also presented titled, Day 8 by Paul Harvey, “God made a Farmer”. It was very fitting for the Rogation Sunday service, along with Communion and remembering Jesus at Table. We hope for continued better health for Juli, and others who are ill.
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