The last of 2017 gave us some surprises. A friend invited my hubby, Ross, and me, to Capt. George's, to celebrate his 85th birthday on December 19th. We enjoyed a delicious lunch, complete with a "rice pudding and candle", and the girls singing Happy Birthday. Much to the shock of our friend, when she went to pay, the bill had already been paid by a young lady that was having her lunch. She had paid it and left a generous tip for the waitresses even before the singing of Happy Birthday to Ross. Thank you young lady for your kindness. We shall certainly "pay it forward"!
The Christmas Eve horse and wagon ride, caroling throughout the village, was a huge success. Our thanks to Earl and Joan Durward and family, for once again bringing their horse and wagon. There were four loads of carollers this year. After warming up with hot chocolate and cookies, all proceeded to the sanctuary to hear the story of Jesus' birth. Tara Taylor, Avery, and Mya Puckrin, told the story as Wendy Hudgins prepared Joseph and Mary, the angels, the shepherds, and the wisemen to come into the sanctuary. The music, provided by Joan Lee and the choir singing the carols, echoed through the sanctuary and the congregation raised the rafters with its enthusiasm. We haven't heard such wonderful voices in years. It was an awesome evening with all sharing a birthday cake for Jesus.
The December 31st service was a day of tears and joy. It was the last service for Rev. Richard and the first for Rev. Stephanie. Rev. Richard was presented with a birthday cake as he, Richard Charron, Don and Betty Lou Beacock, deposited their gifts in the birthday box. The Choir's anthem was a beautiful rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone".
January 13th, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Rev. Richard and Marcia's retirement and appreciation party at Seagrave church for Seagrave and Greenbank pastoral charge. There will be a pot Luck Luncheon and all are welcome to attend.
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January 17th, at 7:30 p.m., and every third Wednesday of the month, Seagrave Church is reaching into the community with Big Bid Euchre Night, in the basement of the church. Contact John Olivero at 905-449-8608 for more information.
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