Those attending the 121st Greenbank Church Anniversary were welcomed by Carla and Mark Puckrin and Rev. Richard. Fifteen children, toddlers to ten year olds, dressed in their costumes, paraded into the sanctuary for all to see before going downstairs for the Sunday School children's time. Happy Birthday wishes were sung to Muriel Tassie. Musicians “Add Water & Stir”, Doug Ferris, Sylvia Kim, Travis Van Belle, and Stu Beaudoin, provided musical accompaniment for the choir's anthem “I Must Tell Jesus”, and for the hymns.
Ted Smith introduced guest speaker Gordon Taylor who shared some thoughts on anniversaries, the Guatemalan Mission Trips, and Jubilation Choir ministries by Greenbank United people. He suggested that people make notes, or bring stories, of things remembered as years pass, a history to pass on to others. His message was titled “Know When to Hold Them; Know When to Fold”. He reminded all that yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; today, the present, is a gift; send out good ripples each day.
Several names were put forward for prayer, including John Bruce and Glen Till, both of whom are in Markham/Stouffville Hospital; Rodd Foster, who is at home; and all others who need our prayers.
Next Sunday, November 5th, at 11 a.m. is our Remembrance Day service, with local teens Sarah Dulong and Sarah Shepperdson speaking about their trip to Vimy Ridge.
Saturday, November 11th, at 7:30 p.m. the gospel group Freedom Bound, will perform a concert in remembrance, at Greenbank United Church.
November 12th after church a congregational meeting at Greenbank will be held to discuss and vote regarding accessibility.
Sunday, November 12th, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Paul's Anglican Church Uxbridge, 59 Toronto St. South, presents a concert for Remembrance Day: Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, Orchestra Orpheus Symphonietta. Director: Stuart Beaudoin. Tickets are $15 online at https://starticketing.com/tktweb. You can also get them from SugarFX, at 13 Brock St. W, Uxbridge; you can also purchase by telephone at 866-808-2006, or purchase at the door.
The Sunderland community is presenting “Anne of Green Gables” on November 10th to 12th and 16th to 18th, with matinees on November 12th and 18th at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 at www.starticketing.com, or at the box office: Sunderland Town Hall, open Fridays from 11 a.m to 1:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Volleyball practices have started for both girls and boys at the school.
Choir practices with Denise Bell have also started. Denise volunteers her music leadership at the school, preparing the choirs for school concerts and Sunderland Lions Music Festival each February, and is to be applauded for sharing her time and talent at our Greenbank Public School.
Please call me with your Greenbank news by Sunday evening. My phone number is 905-985-0535.