It's time to complete plans for VIBE camp at Greenbank Church. It will take places the mornings of August 14th to 18th, 9 to 12 a.m. If there are any students wishing to achieve community service hours, please call Deb at 905-985-2090, or Mindy at 905-442-6228. Your help will be most welcome. The names of children planning to attend, ages 4 to 12, may be submitted to Deb or Mindy, so supplies may be arranged A.S.A.P.
The 42nd Greenbank United Church Beef Barbecue, is August 4th, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Adults $20, children ages 6 to 12 years $5, children under 6 get in free. Ongoing musical entertainment and great food with take-outs available are all part of this church/community event, with proceeds going to local needs and outreach needs. Call Rodd at 905-985-8298, Kim at 905-985-2522, or last year's seller for tickets.
The Park is busy with ball most nights, and family picnics on the weekends. The Thomsons, the John Noble family, and Hockleys, have had their picnics. Call 905-985-2562 or 905-985-3723, to reserve your date for ball tournaments or picnics.
Euchre continues Friday nights through the summer months at the Hall with doors open at 7 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. start time.
If anyone has pictures of the June 24th, Greenbank 150th Canada Day celebration, Larry Doble would appreciate making copies, for putting up in the Hall. Please email your photos to larrydoblehotmail.com.
Barb Ward and Eunice Rahm welcomed all to Sunday's service, a celebration of 55 years of United Church Women. Ladies participating in the service were Deb Ward, Kim Thomson, Pat Raines, Mary Jean Till, Janice Lee, and Barb Ward; with Hilary Balmer providing musical arrangements.
Kim gave the first part of the message time “Celebrating the Spirit”, writings of Betty Turcotte on the history of 55 years of U.C.W.
Janice referred to the 1996 Centennial Quilt, the seed planted by three or four Evening U.C.W. Ladies, how 100 names were embroidered on it, and how it was used as a $10 per name fundraiser, toward the 1996 celebration of this community church. She also displayed the 1896 red and white quilt, made the year Greenbank Church was built. The quilt was made by the Epworth League, the Young People's group at the time, and others, and probably was a fundraiser too, as many names were embroidered on this beautiful quilt.
The poem “Living Life” by Bonnie L. Mohr was read by Barb Ward, concluding a meaningful celebration.
Both U.C.W.'s will meet again in September and welcome any and all ladies to join in Christian Witness, study, fellowship, and service at monthly meetings.
Next Sunday, Darlene Hallet will be the guest speaker, at the 11 a.m. Service.
Pearl Garden, 18 Pearl Drive, in Greenbank, is hosting their Garden's Open House each day from July 17th to 23rd, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Brian Jones family invite you to enjoy their Day Lilies of many varieties, and other annuals and perennials.
For church inquiries, please call Rev. Parker, 905-579-9899, or Valerie at 905-985-3586.
Please call me with your news at 905-985-0535, or drop it off at 20018 Highway 12, in the letter box.