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Announcements September 17, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Sept 17):

Offering Receivers: Paul Lawson, Tony Watson, 2 Volunteers Needed
Counters: David Dell, Bill Cockburn, Paul Lawson
Scripture Reader: Drew Speight
Greeters: Volunteers Needed
Coffee Hour: Corn Boil Potluck
Nursery: Volunteers Needed
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Sept 24):

Offering Receivers: David & Leslee Dell, Jessie Sagawa, Stephen MacKay
Counters: David Dell, Drew Speight, Vickie Macleod
Scripture Reader: Kathy MacKay
Greeters: Blom Family
Coffee Hour: Volunteer Needed
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Presbyterian College 2018 Cuba Study Tour – The Presbyterian College/Montreal School of Theology will hold its annual Cuba Study Tour in January 2018 and are welcoming a limited number of non-students to join the tour. The cost for the one-week study tour is $2,500/person and includes travel, accommodation, and most activities within Cuba. The purpose of the trip is to meet with Cuban Christians, to explore the identity of the church in Cuba, and to understand what it means for the church of Jesus Christ to find expression in different contexts.  For more info, check out http://www.presbyteriancollege.ca/2017/08/join-the-cuba-study-tour/  .  The deadline to apply is Sept 15, and non PC students must have a reference letter from their minister (in this case, Rev. Wendy).   Rev. Wendy participated in the 2011 study tour and can also share more info on this enriching travel opportunity.

Church Corn Boil – This Sunday, Sept 17th. Join us following the worship service for our Annual Fellowship Corn Boil! Hot, fresh corn as well as beverages will be provided… you bring your favourite pot luck dishes and desserts. 

Tuesday Morning Ladies Group – Tuesday’s at 9:30am.  We’ll meet in the kitchen and enjoy each other’s company along with a cup of coffee/tea, some lovely goodies and devotions. Please come and join us.

Annual Youth Campfire at Odell – Friday, September 22nd from 6:30PM to 10:00PM. Campfire at Odell followed by a hike back to the church for more food and fun. Please let Jordan know as soon as possible if you are interested.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, September 24th from 5:00 to 8:00 at Jordan and Candace’s place in Maugerville. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by the 23rd if you are interested.

Children’s Choir – will be staring Friday, September 29th  from 4:00 – 4:30 pm in the Church Hall.  All children and youth are welcome!  We enjoy singing and playing together, using rhythm instruments and enjoying musical games and activities.  We participate once a month in Sunday morning worship through the Christmas season.  We resume choir after March Break to June.  If you need further information, please contact either David or Kathie Berry.

Girl Guides and Scouts – Sparks, Brownies and Guides meet on Wednesdays beginning September 13. Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet Tuesday evenings beginning September 19.

Concert at Saint Andrew’s – Karon Croll, Contralto, and Ruth Nieboer, Piano, with guest Alexis Ervin, Soprano, will present A Seesaw of Song – from Bach to Britten on Sunday evening, September 24, 7:00 pm at Saint Andrew’s.  Along with sacred selections, the program will feature composers JS Bach, Franz Schubert, Ralph Vaughan Williams and a Benjamin Britten arrangement of a playful English folksong.  Admission by free will offering at the door with reception to follow in the Church Hall.  Please join us for an enjoyable hour of musical entertainment.

On the Go at St. James Presbyterian Church – All are welcome!

  • Mondays and Wednesdays (1 – 4 p.m.) – Seniors’ Coffee House
  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 (7 p.m.) – Information Session on Legal & Estate Planning
  • Friday, Sept. 22 (7 p.m.) – Movie Night featuring “Smurfs: The Lost Village” ($2 per person or $5 per family, includes treats)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 27 (11:30) – Lunch & Learn on “Downsizing & De-cluttering” (soup/chowder lunch & dessert) ($5 per person RSVP at 450-4031 by Sept. 25). 

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Sept 17 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
  • Sept 24 – Drew Speight
  • Oct 1 (World Communion Sunday) – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • Oct 8 (Harvest Sunday) – Drew Speight
  • Oct 15 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
  • Oct 22 – Marg Leonard
  • Oct 29 (Reformation Sunday) – Jeanne Kaye Speight 

Terry Fox Run –  Looking for teams and/or individuals to participate in the upcoming Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 17th at Queen’s Square. Registration at 12 noon, race at 1:00 pm.  For further information, please visit www.TerryFox.org

Hymn Sing – Join the congregation of Brunswick Street Baptist Church for an hour of singing your favourite hymns on Sunday, September 24, 6:30 pm.  All welcome.

The Parton’s  – Sunday, September 24th @ 2 pm Gospel Duo (Tim & Gale) cousins of Dolly Parton will be in concert at St. Anthony’s Church.  A free will offering will be taken at the door.  Come out for an afternoon of entertainment and fellowship… you will be glad you did!

Cooking Class – Frugal Friendly Cooking Demystified.  Free classes on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 12 pm. The will be 2 cycles of 4 weeks, either starting in September or October. To register contact Christ Church (Parish Church) at 451-0630 or e-mail at ccpc@nb.aibn.com.

Bridge Luncheon – Nashwaaksis United Church on Thurs, October 19th. To reserve your table for $40, please contact Connie at 472-4744.

 

Announcements September 10, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Sept 10):

Offering Receivers: David & Leslee Dell, Humphery Akwar, Brian Barnes
Counters: David Dell, Helen & Ron Bagnell, Brian Barnes
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Doris Stairs
Coffee Hour: Jeanne Kaye & Dick Speight
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Sept 17):

Offering Receivers: Paul Lawson, Tony Watson, Volunteers Needed
Counters: David Dell, Bill Cockburn, Paul Lawson
Scripture Reader: Drew Speight
Greeters: Volunteers Needed
Coffee Hour: Corn Boil Potluck
Nursery: Volunteers Needed
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Joint Search Committee & Session Meeting, followed by Session Meeting – Monday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. (Note:  Meeting to take place at the church and will be a regular meeting, not potluck)

Next Regular Search Committee Meeting – Thurs, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Church School resumes  this Sunday, Sept. 10th.  If you would like to be a part of our team as a storyteller or doorkeeper, please talk to Jordan or Terri.

Church Corn Boil – Sunday, Sept 17th. Join us following the worship service for our Annual Fellowship Corn Boil!

The Link – Do you have a poem, story, recipe or article you think would be of interest to others? Preparations are underway for the Fall issue of “The Link”.  Deadline for submissions is September 10th.

Tuesday Morning Ladies Group will be resuming on September 12th at 9:30am.  We’ll meet in the kitchen and enjoy each other’s company along with a cup of coffee/tea, some lovely goodies and devotions. Please come and join us.

Annual Youth Campfire at Odell – Friday, September 22nd from 6:30PM to 10:00PM. Campfire at Odell followed by a hike back to the church for more food and fun. Please let Jordan know as soon as possible if you are interested.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, September 24th from 5:00 to 8:00 at Jordan and Candace’s place in Maugerville. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know by the 23rd if you are interested.

Presbyterian College 2018 Cuba Study Tour – The Presbyterian College/Montreal School of Theology will hold its annual Cuba Study Tour in January 2018 and are welcoming a limited number of non-students to join the tour. The cost for the one-week study tour is $2,500/person and includes travel, accommodation, and most activities within Cuba. The purpose of the trip is to meet with Cuban Christians, to explore the identity of the church in Cuba, and to understand what it means for the church of Jesus Christ to find expression in different contexts.  For more info, check out http://www.presbyteriancollege.ca/2017/08/join-the-cuba-study-tour/  .  The deadline to apply is Sept 15, and non PC students must have a reference letter from their minister (in this case, Rev. Wendy).   Rev. Wendy participated in the 2011 study tour and can also share more info on this enriching travel opportunity.

Pulpit Supply:

Sept 10 – The Rev. Canon William MacMullin
Sept 17 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
Sept 24 – Drew Speight
Oct 1 (World Communion Sunday) – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
Oct 8 (Harvest Sunday) – Drew Speight
Oct 15 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
Oct 22 – Marg Leonard
Oct 29 (Reformation Sunday) – Jeanne Kay Speight

Girl Guides and Scouts – Sparks, Brownies and Guides meet on Wednesdays beginning September 13.  Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet Tuesday evenings beginning September 19. The 5th Fredericton Scouts registration might is Sept 12 from 6 – 7:30 pm in the church hall.

Annual Twilight Retreat – Monday, Sept 11 at St. Theresa’s Church beginning at 4:30 pm, potluck at 5:30 pm. Theme is: “Inspired by the Spirit-Women Respond to God’s Call”. Men, women and teens are welcome.  Contact Debbie at 472-2916 for more information.

Terry Fox Run –  Sept. 17 at Queen’s Square. Registration at 12noon, race at 1:00 pm.  For further information, please visit www.TerryFox.org

Announcements September 3, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Sept 3):

Offering Receivers: Wanda Klingbell, Vickie MacLeod, Tony & Colleen Watson
Counters: David Dell, Larry Sheppard, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Margaret Sisk-McCully
Greeters: Margaret Sisk-McCully
Lemonade on the Lawn: Volunteer Needed
Nursery/Supervision: Volunteers Needed

Next week’s volunteers (Sept 10):

Offering Receivers: David & Leslee Dell, Humphery Akwar, Brian Barnes
Counters: David Dell, Helen & Ron Bagnell, Brian Barnes
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Doris Stairs
Coffee Hour: Jeanne Kaye & Dick Speight
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham

Please join us as we celebrate September birthdays. Whether it is a milestone or not we have reason to celebrate and thank God for the beautiful gift of life.  Of course we have cake but let’s not let cake be the focus, it is the people we wish to celebrate!

Ariel Ottens
Kathy MacKay
Stephen MacKay
Jean Hood
Robert Howie
Rebecca Jonah
Kaelyn Nickerson
Owen Keetch
Lois Eldridge
Julie Peterson
Kathie Berry
Mike Nickerson
Rose Carolyn Smith
Donna Jones

Church School resumes Sept. 10th.  If you would like to be a part of our team as a storyteller or doorkeeper, please talk to Jordan or Terri.

Church Corn Boil – Sunday, Sept 17th.  Join us following the worship service for our Annual Fellowship Corn Boil.

The Link – Do you have a poem, story, recipe or article you think would be of interest to others? Preparations are underway for the Fall issue of “The Link”.  Deadline for submissions is September 10th.  Please send material to the church office.

Tuesday Morning Ladies Group will be resuming on September 12th at 9:30am.  We’ll meet in the kitchen and enjoy each other’s company along with a cup of coffee/tea, some lovely goodies and devotions. Please come and join us.

Annual Twilight Retreat – Monday, Sept 11 at St. Theresa’s Church beginning at 4:30 pm, potluck at 5:30 pm. Theme is: “Inspired by the Spirit-Women Respond to God’s Call”. Men, women and teens are welcome.  Contact Debbie at 472-2916 for more information.

Pulpit Supply:

Sept 3 – Marg Leonard
Sept 10 – The Rev. Canon William MacMullin
Sept 17 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
Sept 24 – Drew Speight

Announcements August 27, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers

Offering Receivers: Margo & Larry Sheppard, Linda Pond, Wanda Klingbell
Counters: Linda Pond, Wanda Klingbell, Margo & Larry Sheppard
Scripture Reader: Marg Leonard
Greeters: Wanda Klingbell, Hollie Craig
Lemonade on the Lawn: Volunteer Needed
Nursery/Supervision: Jean Boudreau, Katie Boudreau

Next week’s volunteers (Sept 3)

Offering Receivers: Wanda Klingbell, Tony & Colleen Watson, Victoria MacLeod
Counters: David Dell, John Astle, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Margaret Sisk-McCully
Greeters: Margaret Sisk-McCully
Lemonade on the Lawn: Volunteer Needed
Nursery/Supervision: Volunteers Needed

Summer ConcertThis Sunday evening, August 27th, 7:00 pm here at Saint Andrew’s Church, featuring Maple Syrup, a quartet singing in barbershop style presenting music ranging from traditional barbershop favourites to more upbeat “modern” tunes, hymns and spirituals – all sung in barbershop harmonies.  Please join us for a delightful evening of music with reception to follow in Church Hall.  Admittance by free will offering at the door.

Upcoming Events at SAPC:

Church School resumes – Sept 10
Submissions for The Link due – Sept 10
Session Meeting – Sept 11
Tuesday Morning Ladies Group resumes – Sept 12
Welcome Back Corn Boil – Sept 17
Board Meeting – Sept 18

Pulpit Supply

Aug. 27 – Marg Leonard
Sept 3 – Marg Leonard

Announcements August 13, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Aug. 13):

Offering Receivers: Al & Jean Boudreau, Brian Barnes, David Charters
Counters: Linda Pond, Brian Barnes, David Charters
Scripture Reader: Calvin MacIntosh
Greeters: Al & Jean Boudreau
Lemonade on the Lawn: Volunteer Needed
Nursery/Supervision: Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Aug 20):

Offering Receivers: Al & Jean Boudreau, Linda Pond, Heather Labadie
Counters: Linda Pond, Al & Jean Boudreau
Scripture Reader: Jeanne Kaye Speight
Greeters: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Lemonade on the Lawn: Volunteer Needed
Nursery/Supervision: Volunteers Needed

Concert – The Addison Women’s Choir is doing a 10 day tour of Quebec City and the Maritimes. They enjoy a diverse range of sacred and secular classics, from early to contemporary, folk song arrangements, world music & popular standards.  The choir will be performing a concert at Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton on Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 pm. Free admission.

Preplanning and Estate Seminar – McAdam’s Funeral Home on August 10th, at 7:00 pm.  Learn about preplanning and estate issues with a presentation and question and answer session over light refreshments.

Summer ConcertSunday evening, August 27th, 7:00 pm here at Saint Andrew’s Church, will feature Maple Syrup, a quartet singing in barbershop style presenting music ranging from traditional barbershop favourites to more upbeat “modern” tunes, hymns and spirituals – all sung in barbershop harmonies.  Please join us for a delightful evening of music with reception to follow in Church Hall.  Admittance by free will offering at the door.

Summer Hymn Sing – Enjoy an hour of singing your favourite hymns on Wednesday, August 16, 7 pm at Brunswick Street Baptist Church accompanied by David and Leah Steeves.  Ice cream social to follow.  All welcome.

Pulpit Supply:

Aug. 13 – The Rev. Canon William (Bill) MacMullin
Aug. 20 – Rev. Basil Lowery
Aug. 27 – Marg Leonard