The November 5th Remembrance Day service included guest trumpeter Kelly Phillips; Remembrances by Rev. Richard took us back to his three years in the Reserve Army as a young man, then more recently as Chaplain in one of Oshawa's Legions, hearing stories of war told by veterans, and then there are those who can't share for various reasons; his visits to Sunnybrook Hospital with veterans, and one of our own, Neil Hutner, remembrance of the late Newton Reed, the soldiers of Afghanistan battles, wars of today, all who fought for Home and Country. We remember too, veteran the late Ted Baresouski who served, and was a part of the church community in his later years.
Sara Dulong and Sara Shepperdson gave an excellent account of their trip with other students to Vimy Ridge in April for the 100th anniversary of the war fought there. Part of their preparation for the trip was to research a solider buried at Vimy. Sara Dulong's determined effort to find the burial place of 24 year old George Albert Leaugh of Collingwod, delaying the bus for two hours, with her teacher's help, did find the grave, and felt a deeper understanding of war, and in knowing that someone visited George's grave.
“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.” Robt. L. Binyon, “For the Fallen” (1914). Wear a poppy in remembrance of all who fought.
On November 11th, at 7:30 p.m., the gospel quintet/sextet “Freedom Bound”, will perform a concert, in remembrance, in song and testimony, at Greenbank United Church. Donations will be accepted in lieu of admission.
Sympathy is extended to the family of John Somerville who passed away on Saturday October 28th in Sarnia.
Along with Seagrave, we have a new full time minister, who will start her ministry January 1st, 2018. Stephanie Richmond spoke in Greenbank, October 1st, and attended the official board meeting on October 24th. She has just finished her training, and will be ordained May 2020. Her strengths are preaching and working with young people, and she enjoys visiting. A matter of three, Stephanie lives with her husband on their farm at Yelverton from which she will commute. Once a month she does ministerial work volunteering at the Lindsay Correctional Institute. We thank the search committee for their diligence.
November 7th, the Greenbank volunteers go to serve at St. Vincent's Kitchen, Oshawa at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. approximately.
November 8th, Evening Unit meets 7 p.m. at the church.
On Sunday, November 12th, plan to stay for lunch and the congregational meeting following the 11 a.m. service. Along with reports etc., accessibility will be revisited.
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The new exterior kitchen at Greenbank Hall is completed and ready for use. Call 905-985-3723 to rent for any special occasion or event.
November 11th, at 8 p.m., Greenbank Folk Music Society presents Lori Cullen with Kurt Swinghammer for $25. Call 905-852-4282, 905-985-0060, or 905-985-8351, or visit www.greenbankfolkmusic.ca for more information.
The school Remembrance Day Service is at 10 a.m. Friday, November 10th, 2017. Sunshine ticket winners are Selen S. for kindness, Ricky T. for kindness, and Caelum S. for great math study. Ladies paint night at the hall is Thursday, November 23rd, from 7 to 10 p.m. Spaces are still available by calling the school at 905-985-2567.
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