What a great weekend of sunny weather we've had, and a promise of more of the same!
Congratulations to Eric Ferguson, son of Jim and Norma Ferguson, who competed in the Canadian Plowing Competition last week in Walkerton, Ontario, and won the Canadian Conventional Plowing Championship. Eric will represent Canada in World Competition, in Germany, in 2018.
Congratulations to Keith Phoenix who was presented with an Honourary Life Membership certificate for his many years of volunteer service to Port Perry Fair. Margaret Sevier, president of the Fair, made the presentation at the Holstein Show at Port Perry Fair.
A free pancake breakfast at Greenbank Hall Sunday, September 17th, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., will be served by Greenbank Lions. Register in advance, so food may be ordered. Call Larry at 905-985-3723, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register A.S.A.P. for the annual Greenbank 3 Pitch mixed tournament, on September 22nd to 24th, for those 16 years and older. Call Brian Lee at 905-985-2562, Al Clarkson at 905-985-3703, Barb Ward at 905-985-3903, or text Ken Sherwood at 416-677-9181.
Greenbank Soap Box Derby is to be held on Pearl Dr., September 30th. Volunteers are needed for pre-planning and on race day, so please call Denise Bell at 905-985-1809 at home, or on her cell phone at 905-985-3103.
Children 6 years and up are asked to pre-register by September 19th, so tee shirts and trophies can be ordered. Call Denise at the above number please.
Greenbank Blacklight Puppeteers for youth grades 7 to 12 are asked to register Sunday night September 17Th, 6:30 p.m. To 8 p.m. At Greenbank United Church. Contact Nancy Rensink at 905-985-4223 or Denise Bell at 905-985-1809 or cell at 905-985-3103.
Joanne and John Olivero are delighted with the September 1st arrival of another grandchild, Tobias, son of Mark and Trisha Olivero, and brother for Arianna of Windsor. Congratulations and Best Wishes to all.
Happy Birthday to Leslie on September 6th, and belated birthday wishes to Ted Smith.
Bill and Kelly Monkman welcomed all to Sunday's Rally Day service, the beginning of another year of Sunday School for children of the community. Rev. Richard led a “Covenanting” with the children, teachers, and congregation; giving the children a special welcome. The minister's message “Rules of Conflict” encouraged anyone, whenever or wherever conflict arises, that those involved need to listen, to really hear, to have conversation, to understand, and to avoid anger and revenge.
Choir resumed 7:30 p.m. Practices start September 7th, and continues every Thursday. New and former singers are invited to come to practice and join. The choir led the congregation in two selections on Sunday.
The BBQ lunch followed the service, then games, balloons, races, prizes, and fun for all ages. Thanks goes to our BBQ cooks Gary Doble, Tom and Val Hunter. Thanks also goes to our Sunday School teachers Leslie, Holly, and Janice. The Bouncy Castle was ongoing fun too, and of course the weather was superb!
Monday, September 25th, Session Meeting is at 7 p.m. Stewards at 7:30 p.m.
Please contact Kim Thomson at 905-985-2522 to help with Greenbank's October 21st Talent Auction. List your talent donation(s) on the clipboard in the church entry, or tell Kim.
Greenbank has no service on September 24th. At 10 a.m. is Seagrave's Anniversary.
Phone Val with your weekly church announcements by Wednesdays at 905-985-3586, or email her at email@example.com, for inquiries, rentals, etc.
The church website is www.greenbankchurch.com.
Minister Rev. Richard Parker can be contacted at 905-579-9899 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My number for Greenbank news is 905-985-0535. Call by Sunday night.
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