Important notice: The River Street Bridge is now open for traffic.
Happy Anniversary to the following: Wyn and Wendy Hughes - June 3rd . Brett and Robin Drew - June 6th, Lee and Jim Baverstock celebrating their 60th, and John and Isabelle Vernon. Isabelle and John Vernon celebrated their 50th anniversary at the Seagrave Community Centre with family and friends last Saturday. Happy Birthday to John Kent on June 7th, and Geoff Luke on June 3rd.
The greeters at church last Sunday were Eleanor Sturman and Carol Coleman. Rick McAskill lit the Christ Candle, and visitors to the birthday box were Cathy and Ken Nix. The choir sang a lovely version of “Sometimes Hallelujah” and the Minute for Mission was read by Tara Taylor. The guest speaker was David Hooker, and did provided a dual role by also singing in the choir. The sermon message was entitled, “Walking the talk with the word”. David told the congregation that he is not a preacher, and not a teacher, but a seeker. He explained that of all the self-help books ever written, the greatest book is the bible. In 1455, the bible was printed for the first time on the 'Gutenberg' printing press, allowing it to become accessible to the public. Since that time, and including all the the editions that have followed, the bible has been sold over 6 billion times, because it has all the answers. David explained the “12 Disciplines” with power point, and the scriptures were read by Wendy Hughes. It is never too late to make a change, and choose to be with positive people. Believe and trust in God.
June 8th - 8:30 a.m. Men's Breakfast Group. All are welcome.
June 9th - 9:15 a.m. Baptism of Izabella Dianne Fern Glover Dyke.
June 15th -Tour of the Islamic Centre at 23 Lloyd St., in Oshawa from 12 noon until 2 p.m. We will meet at the Seagrave Church at 11 a.m. and car pool there. If you plan to attend, please contact Rick at (905) 985-8383 or email to email@example.com.
Mark your calendars if you enjoy gospel music. Betty Lou and her Nightingals are planning an Old Time Sing-Along at the Kawartha Antique Power show at the Lindsay Exhibition on Sunday, June 16th at 10:30 a.m.
June 21st - 7 p.m. Make and take cold process soap making fundraiser for Juli Conard-Myer in the church community room. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 30th - 2 p.m. Fun Day of Golf at the Sunnybrae Golf Course. Golfing begins at 2 p.m., followed by a steak supper. For more information, contact Rick at (905) 985-8383 or by email at email@example.com.
July 5th- Fourth Line Theatre. Please contact Bette at (905) 985-8066 for further information.
The Park Committee is very happy to announce that they have two great events happening on July 6th. The Seagrave Inflatable Fest will be joining the Art Day in the Park. The Inflatable Fest will have several air bounce apparatus set ups, with something available for all ages. The cost will be $20 for an all day access. Art Day in the Park will not have an admission fee and will showcase art displays, entertainment on stage, and barbeque and food set-up, and an Imagination Station (kids craft area). The To keep up to date with all the Park Happenings and Events, please "Like" our page on Facebook called the Seagrave Park Committee.
July 13th - 5:30 p.m. Christmas in July at the Miller Memorial Church. Menu: turkey, meatballs, veggies and dessert . All you can eat for $19 per person.
August 21st - Fourth Line Theatre. Please contact Bette at (905) 985-8066 for more information.
Coming soon - High Tea, Seagrave Style.
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June is here, and on some days it feels like it is marvellous, but on others it feels like March, and pours rain like in November. But everything is green and lush, flowering trees a riot of coloured blooms. I hope the pollinators have been busy, but I haven’t seen many around so unless they are, there will not be much fruit again. We live in hope.
Quite a few birthdays and other special events have happened in the last 2 weeks. Lynn Tindal celebrated, along with Carolyn Hicken, and Bob Blackstock. David and Judy Risebrough enjoyed their 42 anniversary, and look forward to next Saturday when Judy’s mom, Aileen Warren, will be hosting her 95 birthday at her residence in Shobrook Gardens. Peter Doling had his 90th birthday last Sunday l. Congratulations to all these fine folks.
Last Sunday I attended an 80th birthday party for my friend and sorority sister Gloria Gorman. It was held at Scrambles and was organized, principally, by her daughter Melanie, who came from England to do so and by her other children.
On a sad note, Barbara Rance passed away. Barb, and her husband Tom, moved to the Kingston area a year or two ago to be closer to family. Her service will be held at the Trinity church on Saturday. Ken Welsh enjoyed a family reunion in Abbotsford, BC. Hopefully he was far enough away from the forest fires not to suffer from the smoke, although forecasters were saying that the sun here was hazy because of the BC fires. That's a long way for the smoke to drift. Ellen and Ron Smalley were also in BC visiting their daughter Carolyn.
Congratulations to 13 year old Mack Moore who, along with her horse Ada Storm, was featured in the magazine “Canadian Thoroughbred”. Ada was once a race horse, but is now winning celebrity status with her barrel racing.
On May 26th, Carol Johnson conducted the church service at Sandford. She spoke about the similarities between Judaism and Christianity, pointing out that Christianity is based on Judaism.
My brother Jerry visited for a few days last week, in which time we visited our sister Faye, and Keith Ashton, and Doris and Tom Armstrong of Epsom. Jerry also had time to chat with his life friend Arnold Kerry.
On Tuesday night we attended the North Durham Nature meeting, held in the Scugog Public Library. The speaker talked about the many animals that survived in difficult places, and who were at risk of extinction, as are many animals today. North Durham Nature is conducting several activities during the month of June, and information about this can be found on their website, and in the newspaper.
On Wednesday evening the Uxbridge Scott Historical Society held their Annual General Meeting in the Quaker Hill school house. There was a full house for this event, which was a contrast to other evenings, when there was barely a quorum present. Officers were chosen for the next 2 years and they are: Gloria Eng - President, Michelle Viney - VP, Eve-Lynn Swan - Secretary, and Lorraine Ottolini - Treasurer. Only one new person was nominated for the members at large, as others still had a year to go. An Open House was held at the Museum on Sunday, June 2nd, and the grounds are looking good. There is a display to be seen, and much work was done last fall to tidy up some of the buildings, particularly the sheds. There are now new members and new ideas for showcasing the history of Uxbridge, which is the reason this group was founded by Allan McGillivray and Isabelle St. John, back in 1971.
The last “Friday at the Foster” for May was presented with another regular, Brian O’Sullivan, providing the music. Most of June will see several more regulars coming to us, with a few not-so-well known to us coming too. Please check the web page as there are some changes occasionally. Larry Coguen is with us next week. He sings and plays his fiddle, and has often played in street festivals. He will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Foster Memorial.
This past Sunday the services moved to Zephyr again. Reverend Bob Newman, a retired Baptist Minister, conducted the service with Ruth Baker at the piano. Next week Keith Profit will take the pulpit, and his son will minister with some music accompanied by Keith.
Following the service the congregations will gather for an important meeting with Steve Cole, our liaison with ECORC. We seek to find our way into the future with the new system, and discuss strategies on how we can manage to keep our church viable. Everyone who has any association with the churches is urged to come and give their input into the future of the charge.
On June 16th, Rick McKinley will be with us, and on June 23rd, I will be taking the service and talking about Indigenous Day. On the last Sunday, Carol Johnson and others from Zephyr, will do a service on the origin of many of our most loved hymns. All services start at 10 a.m. in Zephyr.
On June 12th, the Uxbridge Horticultural Group will meet again. There are always excellent speakers and a great flower display/competition. With the weather being so backward, some categories in the competition are left empty, as no one has an example. I have noticed when glancing back on my Facebook photos that in past years I had flowers blooming that have not even got buds this year. Please note that the library, Seniors building, and other public buildings have their gardens planted, courtesy of UHG members.
The Zephyr Community Yard Sale is on Saturday, June 15th. The church will be holding a bake sale and barbeque as their contribution.
The Spring Music Night, at Scott Central, raised over $2000 for new musical instruments for the students.
Steve Wilson is riding in the 'Great Cycle Challenge' to raise funds for kids with cancer. He will be riding during the month of June and is looking for donations. His wife Debbie is currently undergoing cancer treatment so our prayers go out to her for a successful recovery, and to him for strength during this challenging time.
Caesarea - Nestleton Euchre for May 23rd: Dianne Norton finished in first place and Eileen Nelson,Val Priebe and Jacky Attfield tied for second. Phil Sibbert, Pat Allemang and Delaine Dyer tied for third, and Ann Mastin, Jim Tucker and John Kay tied for fourth place. Betty Kirven was fifth and also won the mid score. Chris McCardle had the low score. Nestleton Euchre is held every Thursday (except holidays) in the Nestleton Community Centre, located at 3971 Hwy 7A. Play starts at 7:30 p.m.
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Come out to the Caesarea Firehall on Sunday, June 2nd for the open house and tour. We'll be there with our barbecues for our first barbecue event of the season. Following that event, we'll be setting up on Thursday, June 13th, at the school, barbecuing in support of their playground refurbishing project. Please join us anytime after 5:00 p.m. Our third barbecue of the month will be on Saturday, June 15th in Port Perry at the fairgrounds in support of the Durham ALS Walk. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the walk itself steps off at 10 a.m.
We are inviting our community to join us on Wednesday, June 19th at the Blackstock Recreation Centre to hear Inspector Craig Hudson speak about addiction, and the abuse of cannabis and opioids. We'll be set up in the main hall for an 8 p.m. start. Please mark your calendar.
Rain, rain please go away. People would like to get their gardens planted, and farmers would like to get their crops planted. I, for one, would like to see sun shine for a week.
On June 1st there will be a 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for John and Isabel Vernon at the Seagrave Park Hall. Just drop in any time from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Best Wishes only.
Barb Martyn and Rick McAskill had a visit this past week with Barb’s son Glenn, and his wife Marlies, who traveled here from Alberta. The four of them spent a couple of days touring around Kingston.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Marcia Parker whose birthday is on May 29th.
Happy Anniversary to John and Joanne Olivero on May 27th, and to Lee and Jim Baverstock whose anniversary is on May 23rd.
I'd like to give a big thank you, to all who volunteered, donated and purchased treasures at our Annual Yard Sale. It was a huge success, despite the rain.
The greeters at church last week were Don and Betty Lou Beacock. The Christ Candle was lit by Minister Stephanie and her twin granddaughters, Lilly and Leina. The birthday box was visited by Chris Acton, whose birthday was on May 14th, Irene Sutch on May 25th, and Jack Redshaw on May 17th. The choir sang a delightful version of “In the Stillness of the Morning, I Hear the Music”. The Minute for Mission was read by Tara Taylor, and was entitled, “A Place of Worship, a Place Called Home”.The scripture was read by Irene Sutch. The service was in celebration and blessing of the 'Rogation Elements'. Stephanie did a blessing of the seeds, the soil and water. She asked for bringing forth the mystery of the seeds being planted in the soil, and to those who work the soil and harvest the produce. It is a lesson about hope and patientience.
May 30th - 7 p.m. Please note the date change for the 'Let’s Talk About' group. All are welcome to attend this open conversation.
June 1st - 7 p.m. Dan Clancy in Concert at the Greenbank Church. Tickets are $25, and proceeds go to support the Accessibility Project.
June 2nd - 9:15 a.m. Guest speaker will be David Hooker.
Mark your calendars if you Gospel music. Betty Lou and her Nightingals are planning an Old Time Sing-a-long at the Kawartha Antique Power Show at the Lindsay Exhibition on Sunday, June 16th at 10:30 a.m.
June 21st - Fundraiser for Juli Conard-Myer. Soap making class at the Seagrave Church. More information to follow.
June 30th - 2 p.m. Fun day of golf and a steak supper at the Sunnybrae Golf Course. Contact Rick at (905) 985-8383, or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
July 5th - Fourth Line Theatre. Contact Bette at (905) 985-8066 for further information.
July 13th - 5:30 p.m. Christmas in July at the Miller Memorial Church. Menu will be turkey, meatballs, veggies and dessert. All you can eat for $19.00 per person.
August 21st - Fourth Line Theatre. Please contact Bette at (905) 985-8066 for more information.
Don't forget to save the tabs from your pop cans for the Greenbank Lions Club. Please call Don Beacock at (905) 985-3595 for pick up or more information.
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Congratulations to the Eckhardt family on the arrival of baby son Porter to Janai and Nicolus Eckhardt, and to first time grandparents, Ed and Donna. Wishing you joyful and happy times.
On Sunday, June 2nd, Gord Taylor will lead the church service in Epsom.
All of the Ministers will be at a conference in Lindsay for the weekend. The Breadalbone Church Decoration Service will be held in the Presbyterian church in Utica on Sunday June 2nd, at 2 p.m., and not the United Church as previously written. The Hillman and Kendall Decoration Service on June 9th, at 2 p.m. will be lead by Doug Ferris, with special music by Linda Hunter and Rita Stickwood. On Sunday June 16th, the Epsom and Utica churches will celebrate their anniversary. The cluster of churches are invited to join in with us. Alex Jebson will be the Minister for this occasion, and Marion Blackburn will provide special music.
Please mark your calendars for the Epsom and Utica, 'Ham, Salad, and Strawberry Supper' at the Utica Hall on July 1st.
The sympathy of the community is sent out to Catherine and family on the passing of Cliff Frame. The children from Epsom school will remember Mervyn, who attended the school in Epsom.
Last Wednesday evening, the students from Port Perry High School performed at “Cafe Night”. The talent was amazing. Thanks to all the teachers who guide the students.
Thank you to Boston Pizza for fundraising for the 4H Exchange Club. It was a very busy evening, and the 4H youth did a great job helping to clear tables and do other tasks.
When buying your plants at Otters, please ask the cashier to put your order on the Epsom church file. Thank-you to Otters Greenhouse for helping the church fundraiser.
The vocal group “Reflections” perform with awesome harmonies, and were guest at the Pine Grove Spring Service this past Sunday.
The Bethesda-Reach.W.I. June meeting will be held on June 19th at the Epsom church; one week earlier than usual.
The farmers in the area have noticed considerable winter kill in their alfalfa and wheat fields this year.
It was standing room only for country artist Fred Eaglesmith and Til Ginn last Friday evening at the Utica Hall. They have just returned from a European tour. Thanks to all for coming to the small town of Utica.
The doors at the Epsom and Utica churches will be open each Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feel free to go inside for some quiet time of prayer and reflection. These churches were built by our ancestors for these communities.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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Call to worship was called, and warm greetings went out to those in attendance. Those who will be in the pulpit: June 2nd - Michael Bishop, June 9th - Robert Bennet, June 16th - Doug Baird, June 23rd - Darlene Hallett.
Happy Anniversary to Ed and Jane Williams whose special day is on May 28th.
Happy Birthday to everyone who is celebrating a birthday this month.
The First Nation is gearing up for the 2019 Council election being held on June 26th, 2019. Chief Kelly La Rocca was acclaimed this term, so the election is up for two positions of Council, and there are 3 candidates running: Laura Colwel, Jamie Coons, and newcomer Clifford Woodcock. Good luck to the candidates. On May 24th, there will be a candidates night.
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The Blackstock Curling Club is holding its 10th Annual Golf Tournament at the Summerlea Golf Course in Port Perry on Saturday, June 8th. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. with a shot gun start at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per golfer, which includes dinner. Golf carts are extra. Hole sponsorships are still available at $50 per hole. Prize donations are also needed, and can be dropped off any time at 47 Sunrise Drive in Blackstock. For more information, or to participate, please contact Karen Kadowaki at (905) 986-4263.
On Wednesday, May 22nd the Blackstock Co-op Nursery School (BCNS) welcomed several families to their annual Open House. At the time of publication, the September 2019 - June 2020 Toddlers Program was already full, and has accumulated a waiting list. However, there is still space for the JK Readiness Program. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (905) 986-4585. A big thank you to Brielle Pouliot, a former BCNS student, who donated proceeds from her lemonade stand to the nursery school.
Euchre winners for Tuesday, May 14th: Jacky Attfield came in first place, Norm Lackner came in second, Ellen Gibson was third, and Marvin Dobbs finished in fourth. Bryan Allemang and Lorna Edgerton tied for fifth place and Marvin Dobbs, Ellen Gibson and Jocelyn Bradbury tied for the most lone hands. Alma Manns had the mid score.
Euchre winners for Tuesday, May 21st: John Kay came in first place, Alma Manns was second, Chris McCardle finished third, Phil Sibbert was fourth, and Jocelyn Bradbury finished in fifth place. Norm Lackner, John Kay, Phil Sibbert, Pat Allemang, Marion Koppens, Heidi Kreig and Lorna Edgerton tied for the most lone hands.Olive Smith, Marion Koppens and Pat Allemang tied for the mid score. Blackstock euchre is held every Tuesday evening (except holidays) at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackstock United Church Hall. Everyone is welcome.
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Another two weeks has been swept away, mostly by rain, but we are hopeful that the weather of the last few days will continue and that Spring will arrive. Many folks they are still coping with soggy lawns that really need cutting, laneways deep in mud, and fields that are too wet to move machinery on. We live in hope.
It has been a busy time with lots of good things happening. Bill Richardson and Trevor Cox celebrated their birthdays’ over a week ago; and Susan Rise-brough, Jenny VanMaurik, Stan Smalley and Chandler Ball celebrated just recently. The best little dog catcher we ever had, Ann Barrett, also celebrated with a higher number than the rest. However, the lady with the most years is Eulah Shier, celebrating her 100th. Happy birthday, belated or otherwise, to this group.
Jenny and Cor Van Maurik celebrated their anniversary, but both are a bit under the weather. I hope it was still a great celebration. Bruce and Tanis Smith celebrated their 1st anniversary on Sunday. Happy anniversary to these folks, as well as Gary and Yvonne Harrison who are celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary.
On a sad note for those Uxbridge old timers, Sharon O’Beirn passed away. The O’Beirn family was large and well-known in the area but are now, like a lot of families, spread out from the Township. Our sympathies go out to her siblings and other family members.
Mack Moore spent a satisfying and challenging weekend in Clinton showing her power horse, and barrel racing. It was a great performance.
Scott Central School held a Track and Field event for grades 3 to 8 last week. I hope they did not get wet.
The Clarke sisters, Faye Wildfong, Elaine Cordingly and Joan Asling, spent a few days in Ottawa. I hope they saw more tulips than floods, as reports of the flooding is what previous visitors have noted.
Lorraine Ottolini and Norma Scott both participated in team Curves 'Big Bike Ride', for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The group raised more than $7,000 for the cause.
Mother’s Day at the Sandford church was especially exciting. Ken Welsh read a piece he composed about his own mother. But you know, being Ken, it was read in a very theatrical and moving way and got rave reviews. Eleven-year old Alayna Mathewson accompanied her grandmother, the pianist, on her violin throughout the service, and she did a terrific job. She is a very accomplished young lady.
Several families, including the Scotts and the Harwoods, had a special day together as a treat for their mothers, as I am sure did many others.
The Sandford Council met last Tuesday night for their monthly meeting. Since we do not have a Minister now, there were certain things we could not vote on, but we still had a great deal of discussion. Mark your calendars for upcoming special events including Sandford’s Gala on October 18th, their anniversary on October 20th, and the Zephyr anniversary on October 27th.
On May 21st, Steve Coles attended the Official Board meeting, in Sandford, to enlighten us about some of the ways we can proceed forward with our congregations. After his presentation, and question period the Official Board held their meeting. The Council in Zephyr will meet on May 23rd.
Last Thursday night, at the library, Jane McNamara spoke to the Uxbridge Genealogy group. Her topic was a great interest to most of us as she spoke about how to research our farm family records. She shared information with us about the many places that information can be found, whether genealogical in nature, or simply to know about the challenges our ancestors lived with as they farmed.
Mark Thackway performed at the third 'Friday at the Foster' of this season. Mark, along with a guitar-playing friend, performed many numbers in the country and western genre. It was an amazing perfor-mance. Next week a favourite musician returns again. Jane Loewen is a fantastic singer, and an all-round musician who keeps the audience deeply entertained. Join us at 7:30 p.m at the Foster Memorial for her performance. The Foster Memorial is a fantastic building, in its own right, but it is surprisingly unknown amongst even our own Ux-bridge citizens. The following week, on May 31st, singer and guitarist, Derek Christie, will be the entertainer.
At church in Sandford last Sunday, Reverend Lionel Ketola joined us as the guest Minister. Lionel is a full-time chaplain in the intensive care unit of St. Michael’s hospital. His message was about love, and about what drew the early believers to Christianity in spite of the horrible persecution they faced. Nancy Wolfe was our organist.
Next week, on May 26th, Carol Johnson will be leading the service, and will continue her message about Judaism, and its influence on Christian-ity. Nancy Wolfe will again be our organist. The service will be at 10 a.m. in Sandford. On the same day, at 3 p.m., the Annual Spring Service will take place at the Historic Pine Grove Church. There will be special music, and all are invited to attend.
On May 29th, the Uxbridge Scott Historical Society will hold their annual meeting at the Museum School House. After the business portion of the meeting, guest speaker, George Duncan, will present “Ontario’s Vanishing Barn Heritage”. This is a timely topic when you look around and see what is happening to our countryside. Just this week alone a barn, located just down the road, vanished. All are invited to attend this AGM and make your ideas known before even more of our rural and small town culture and history disappear.
On June 15th, the commun-ity of Zephyr will hold their Annual Yard Sale. The church will be hosting a fundraising bake sale and barbeque as well. Please come out and lend a hand. In June, all the church services will be held back in the Zephyr sanctuary.
We are finally getting some sunshine and warmer weather. The farmers are able to get out on the land, and people are buying and planting flowers to make their homes beautiful. This is the time for planting your garden.
The Park Committee would like to thank the Greenbank Lions for their continued support. Once again they have donated the proceeds from their spring fertilizer sales, in the Seagrave area, to our Park. Please continue to support them, and all the wonderful projects they do for our community. Thank-you Greenbank Lions.
We are busy planning our 'Art Day' on July 6th, and we need artists and crafts people who would like to display and sell their work. The cost is $20, and the funds will go towards our park improvement. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register ,You may also email us at anytime with suggestions and comments, or to register as a volunteer for events and/or upcoming projects. We value community input and can accomplish so much more with some help.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Ashleigh Finn whose birthday was on May 19th.
The greeters in church last Sunday were Howard and Teri Murphy-Payne. The Christ candle was lit by our guest speaker, Doug Ferris, of Greenbank. Doug’s message was about love. Jesus said we are to love one another, but He understands that we do not have to agree with one another. Doug explained that God is like a mother: surrounding and nourishing us with love. Later, Doug played the guitar and sang “Your Love Makes Me Sing”. The congregation prayed for Juli Conard Myers, asking God to guide her and walk with her through the storm in her life right now. We prayed for her good health to return, and for God to bring her a spirit of calmness and central peace.
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The Seagrave church is fundraising with Otter Greenhouses, located at 315 Medd Road in Epsom, from April 15th to June 2nd. Simply purchase your flowers and let the cashier know that you would like your purchase to go toward our fundraiser. Please help spread the word.
May 21st - 6 p.m. Tent set-up at the Somerville Farm.
May 22nd - 6 p.m. Set up tables.
May 23rd - 9 a.m. Bring out the Yard Sale items.
May 24th and May 25th -7 a.m The Seagrave Church Annual Yard Sale at the Somerville Farm.
May 24th - 9 a.m. Bake Sale begins at the Seagrave Yard Sale. Ladies, please bring your baking to the farm at 8 a.m.
May 30th - 7 p.m. Lets Talk About. Everyone is welcome.
June 1st - 7 p.m. Dan Clancy in concert at the Greenbank Church. Tickets are $25, and the proceeds go to supporting the Accessibility Project.
June 2nd - 9:15 a.m. Guest speaker David Hooker.
Mark your calendars if you enjoy Gospel music. Betty Lou and her Nightingals are planning an Old Time Sing-a-long at the Kawartha Antique Power Show at the Lindsay Exhibition on Sunday, June 16th at 10:30 a.m.
June 21st - Fundraiser for Juli Conard-Myer, Soap making class at the Seagrave Church. More information to follow.
July 5th - Fourth Line Theatre. Contact Bette at (905) 985-8066 for further information.
July 13th - 5:30 p.m. Christmas in July at the Miller Memorial Church. Menu will be: turkey, meatballs, veggies, and dessert. All you can eat for $19 per person.
August 21st – Fourth Line Theatre. Please contact Bette at (905) 985-8066 for more information.
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