Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements January 21, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Jan. 21)

Offering Receivers: Jessie Sagawa, Humphrey Akwar, Stephen MacKay, Rose Johnston
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Bill Cockburn, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Tim Blom
Greeters: Jessie Sagawa, Humphrey Akwar
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Jan. 28):

Offering Receivers: Vergil & Mary Jane Varlan, Greg & Sheila Black
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Greg & Sheila Black
Scripture Reader: Annette Stehouwer
Greeters: Will & Doris Johnson
Coffee Hour: Leifso Family
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Jr/Sr High School Event – Snow Fort Building Saturday, January 20th from 3:00 to 5:00 on the front lawn of the church.

Community Breakfast – St. James invites you to its monthly community breakfast this Saturday, January 20 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Freewill donation.  This event is hosted jointly by St. James and the Rotary Club of Hanwell.

A Service of Ordination and Admission of Ruling Elders: We are pleased to admit 8 elder-elects to Session this Sunday: Sonya Burrill, Mary Charters, Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Janet Higgins, Marg Leonard, Kathy MacKay, Andrew Speight, and Colleen Watson.  Four of these elder-elects are new elders and will be ordained:  Sonya, Mary, Jacqueline, and Colleen.

The Presbytery of New Brunswick will meet at St. James Presbyterian Church, Hanwell, Wednesday, Jan 24 from 10 am – 4 pm. This is an open court and all are welcome to attend.  Worship will take place from 10-10:30 a.m. Thank you to the Tuesday morning Ladies’ Group for their contributions to the hosting of this event.

Church Membership – If you are presently an adherent of Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and would like to become a professing member, please speak with a member of session.  Becoming a professing member is an opportunity to explore questions of faith, church, discipleship and more, as well as an opportunity to affirm your faith in a new way and deepen your commitment to the congregation and church body as a whole.  As noted at our congregational meeting in November, as a professing member you would also have the right to vote and sign the call when the time comes that a minister is invited to preach for a call here at Saint Andrew’s.  Adherents have opportunity to concur in the call, but only professing members vote.

VBS Committee: We are assembling a committee to plan for VBS 2018. If you are interested in being on that committee, please Jordan know by January 31st.

The Mission Development and Social Action Committee would welcome any to join and contribute ideas and help in fulfilling the mission of the church in our community and beyond. We meet once a month, usually on a Wednesday evening. Contact Dallas Davis.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, January 21st from 6:00 to 8:00

The Annual Congregational Meeting – Will be held on Sunday, February 25, following the worship service.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend as we review the past year and plan for the future.

Week of Christian Unity –  The Women’s Inter-Church Council will host a panel discussion on the theme “God’s Dream for Us: Finding Unity in Diversity “on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 2-4pm at Holy Family Roman Catholic Church.

Pulpit Supply:

  • January 21 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
  • January 28 – Andrew Speight
  • February 4 – Marg Leonard
  • February 11 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • February 18 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • February 25 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams

Announcements January 14, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Jan. 14)

Offering Receivers: Al & Arlene MacDonald, Mary Hossack, David Charters
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Helen McKinnon Bagnell & Ron Bagnell
Scripture Reader: Ron Bagnell
Greeters: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Coffee Hour: Ardean MacKinnon-Hayward & George Hayward
Nursery: Carol McEachen & Sheena Page
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Jan. 21):

Offering Receivers: Jessie Sagawa, Humphrey Akwar, Stephen MacKay, Rose Johnston
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Bill Cockburn, Rebecca Jonah
Scripture Reader: Tim Blom
Greeters: Jessie Sagawa, Humphrey Akwar
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Volunteer Roster – Thank you to all those who have volunteered to help in 2018. New volunteers are always welcome and appreciated.  If you are unable to serve on date(s) scheduled, please consult the roster and consider arranging a trade with someone.

POSTPONED: Jr/Sr High School Event – Due to weather conditions, the Snow Fort Building afternoon has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 20th from 3:00 to 5:00 on the front lawn of the church. Hot chocolate to follow. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

VBS Committee – We are assembling a committee to plan for VBS 2018. If you are interested in being on that committee, please Jordan know by January 31st.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, January 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 at Jordan and Candace’s place. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

The Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 25, following the worship service.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend as we review the past year and plan for the future.

The Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council – World Day of Prayer Planning Meeting on Monday, January 15,2018 at 10:00 am at Morning Gate Church. Women of all denominations of faith are encouraged to come help plan for the World Day of Prayer on March 2. On that day please join us with 170 Countries worldwide as we pray for justice and peace.


Search Committee Update:

This week Session approved the congregational profile prepared by the search committee with input from the congregation.  This week the profile will be sent to the national church office for distribution to interested individuals.  It will also be posted on Saint Andrew’s website.  We thank everyone who helped contribute to this report.

In terms of next steps, here is some information that may be helpful to you:

  • The interim moderator is responsible for making contact with possible contacts, including any follow-up needed by the search committee.
  • The search committee is responsible for reviewing profiles and interviewing candidates.  Multiple candidates will be interviewed to ensure the best fit is found.  Candidates may also be interviewed multiple times to gather adequate information and to provide candidates with the opportunity to gather information on the congregation as part of his/her discernment process too.
  • In consultation with the interim moderator, the search committee will determine which candidate will be invited to preach for the call, to participate in a service and meet with the congregation.  Efforts will be made to reach a consensus.
  • The search committee will recommend to the session that a person to be invited to preach for a call, with reasons for the choice being given. If the session agrees with the recommendation, it chooses a date for the congregation to hear and meet the candidate.  When this step takes place, more information will be given about the candidate, the candidate’s visit, what to expect, etc.
  • On behalf of the search committee, the interim moderator will seek profiles of suitable candidates from Ministry & Church Vocations (at the national church office) and circulate the profile to prospective candidates who approach her as well as other prospective ministers whose interests and preferences complement those of Saint Andrew’s.
  • Please note:  The search committee will maintain strict confidentiality at every step of the process and keep private the names of all prospective candidates until such a time a recommendation is made to – and approved by – session.  We are mindful people may suggest names or speculate on potential candidates, but the search committee and session are tasked with protecting the privacy of individuals and will not be releasing names and it is important to keep this mind as such gossip, however well-intended, might make it harder to manage expectations and be patient as the search committee does its work.
  • This next step will take time as the search committee waits for applications and conducts its due diligence.  Patience is greatly appreciated and the search committee will report back to the congregation and session regularly to keep people informed on the process (without breaking confidentiality or sharing information that may reveal the identity of candidates).

Church Membership:

If you are presently an adherent of Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and would like to become a professing member, please speak with a member of session.  Becoming a professing member is an opportunity to explore questions of faith, church, discipleship and more, as well as an opportunity to affirm your faith in a new way and deepen your commitment to the congregation and church body as a whole.  As noted at our congregational meeting in November, as a professing member you would also have the right to vote and sign the call when the time comes that a minister is invited to preach for a call here at Saint Andrew’s.  Adherents have opportunity to concur in the call, but only professing members vote.


Panel Discussion – “God’s Dream for Us: Finding Unity in Diversity”

Hosted by The Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council on Thursday, January 25 from 2 – 4 pm at Holy Family Church (storm date: Jan 28). Members involved in the discussion are Moderator Mary Ryan along with Gladys Lacey-House, Linda Lamont, Nancy Bauer, Dr. W. Barry Miller, Margaret Leonard, Kate Rogers, Chris McAloon, Lisa Bamford, Kay Furlong, Shirley DeMerchant and Father Monte Peters.  Free will donation to Liberty Lane.


Griefshare – Support groups at Brunswick Street Baptist Church on Thursday evenings or Friday afternoons beginning Jan 11 and 12. For more information contact the church office at 458-8348 or greg@bsbc.nb.ca.  Details about GriefShare can be found at:  www.griefshare.org.  There is no charge for this program.

Pulpit Supply:

  • January 14 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • January 21 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
  • January 28 – Andrew Speight
  • February 4 – Marg Leonard
  • February 11 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • February 18 – Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • February 25 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams

 

Announcements January 7, 2018

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Jan. 7)

Offering Receivers: Lucille & Don McCrea, Wanda Klingbell, Rose Johnson
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Victoria MacLeod, Wanda Klingbell
Scripture Reader: Dallas Davis
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Jeanne Kaye & Dick Speight
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Jan. 14):

Offering Receivers: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Helen McKinnon Bagnell & Ron Bagnell
Scripture Reader: Ron Bagnell
Greeters: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Coffee Hour: Ardean MacKinnon-Hayward & George Hayward
Nursery: Carol McEachen & Sheena Page
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Please join us in the hall as we celebrate birthdays. Whether it be a milestone or not we have reason to celebrate and thank God for his 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!
  • Murray McEachen
  • Janet Higgins
  • Carly Nickerson
  • Tess Dell
  • Cindy Howie
  • Dick Speight
  • Ardean MacKinnon Hayward
  • Dallas Davis
  • Leslee Dell
  • Jordan Schriver

Jr/Sr High School Event – Snow fort building on Saturday, January 13th from 3:00 to 5:00 on the front lawn of the church. Hot chocolate to follow. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, January 21st from 6:00 to 8:00 at Jordan and Candace’s place. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Thank You – The Mission Development and Social Action Committee would like to thank all that supported cookie dough sales and the Mission Tree.  With your support, these efforts raised $534.20. This total was divided between 3 projects: Vera Blake’s work with First Nations Youth, Catherin Wilson’s engineering work in Africa and PCC “Gifts of Change”.

Cookie Dough –  Supplies are running low, get your cookie dough now.  Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and ginger still available.

The Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council – World Day of Prayer Planning Meeting on Monday, January 15,2018 at 10:00 am at Morning Gate Church. The 2018 service was written by the Women of the Republic of Suriname. Women of all denominations of faith are encouraged to come help plan for the World Day of Prayer on March 2. On that day please join us with 170 Countries worldwide as we pray for justice and peace.

Panel Discussion – “God’s Dream for Us: Finding Unity in Diversity”

Hosted by The Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council on Thursday, January 25 from 2 – 4 pm at Holy Family Church (storm date: Jan 28). Members involved in the discussion are Moderator Mary Ryan along with Gladys Lacey-House, Linda Lamont, Nancy Bauer, Dr. W. Barry Miller, Margaret Leonard, Kate Rogers, Chris McAloon, Lisa Bamford, Kay Furlong, Shirley DeMerchant and Father Monte Peters.  Free will donation to Liberty Lane.

Divorcecare – Brunswick Street Baptist Church on Tuesdays, 6:30-9 pm starting January 16.  For more information contact the church office by phone (458-8348) or email (greg@bsbc.nb.ca).  Details about DivorceCare can be found at:  www.divorcecare.org.  There is no charge for this program.

Griefshare – Support groups at Brunswick Street Baptist Church on Thursday evenings or Friday afternoons beginning Jan 11 and 12. For more information contact the church office at 458-8348 or greg@bsbc.nb.ca.  Details about GriefShare can be found at:  www.griefshare.org.  There is no charge for this program.

 

Announcements December 24, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Dec. 24, 11:00 am)

Offering Receivers: Al & Arlene MacDonald, Wanda Klingbell, Vickie MacLeod
Counters: John Astle, Wanda Klingbell, Greg & Sheila Black, Paul Lawson
Scripture Reader: Drew Speight
Greeters: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Coffee Hour: Juliet Davis
Nursery: Colleen Watson, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Terri Astle

Next week’s volunteers (Dec. 31):

Offering Receivers: Al & Jean Boudreau, Max & Mavis Cater
Counters: John Astle, Al & Jean Boudreau, Brian Barnes
Scripture Reader: Kathy MacKay
Greeters: Max & Mavis Cater
Coffee Hour: Heather Labadie
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Supervision (Elders)

Thank you to all volunteers in 2017.  The 2018 Volunteer Roster will be distributed in January.

Volunteers for Sunday Jan. 7:

Offering Receivers: Lucille & Don McCrea, Wanda Klingbell, Rose Johnson
Counters: Rose Carolyn Smith, Victoria MacLeod, Wanda Klingbell
Scripture Reader: Dallas Davis
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Jeanne Kaye & Dick Speight
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Sonya Burrill, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Thank you to all those who generously gave to the ‘Christmas Tree”.  Your kindness made Christmas special for the four families.

2018 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up at the back of the sanctuary. If you are not on our list and you would like to receive offering envelopes, please contact the church office.

Donations to be included in the income tax receipt for 2017 must be received no later than December 31st, or postmarked by that date.  All donations in the Offering plates on January 7, 2018 must be recorded in 2018.

Advent / Christmas Worship Services:

  • Dec 24 -11:00 am Advent IV (Love) Worship (Andrew Speight)
  • Dec 24 – 5:00 pm Family Christmas Eve Service (Jordan Schriver)
  • Dec 24 – 7:00 pm Candles & Communion Service (Rev. Wendy MacWilliams)
  • Dec 31 – 11:00 am Worship Service (Marg Leonard)

The church office will be closed Dec 25th – Jan 1st.

Announcements December 17, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Dec. 17)

Offering Receivers: Brian Barnes, Mary Hossack, Stephen MacKay
Counters: John Astle, Margo & Larry Shepherd, Brian Barnes
Scripture Reader: Rose Carolyn Smith
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Volunteer Needed
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Dec. 24, 11:00 am):

Offering Receivers: Al & Arlene MacDonald, Wanda Klingbell, Vickie MacLeod
Counters: John Astle, Wanda Klingbell, Greg & Sheila Black, Paul Lawson
Scripture Reader: Drew Speight
Greeters: Al & Arlene MacDonald
Coffee Hour: Jordan Schriver & Youth
Nursery: Colleen Watson, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Friday Dec 15 at 7pm at St. Paul’s United Church. Story and musical offerings.  Free will offering for CBC’s Feed a Family.

Sincere thanks from the Mission Development and Social Action Committee to all who have responded to our two mission tree appeals this Christmas. Please return gifts to the church by December 17th.

2018 Offering Envelopes are ready to be picked up at the back of the sanctuary. If you are not on our list and you would like to receive offering envelopes, please contact the church office.

Jr/Sr High School – End of year Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec 17 from 6:00 to 9:00. Food and festive fun, please let Jordan know if you are planning to come.

Cookie Dough – Chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, ginger and shortbread at $10 a tub, an easy way to finish Christmas baking. The sale is a fund raiser for the Mission Committee.

Donations to be included in the income tax receipt for 2017 must be received no later than December 31st, or postmarked by that date.  All donations in the offering plates on January 1, 2018 must be recorded in 2018.

Advent / Christmas Worship Services:

  • Dec 17 –  Special Choral presentation in worship
    • Rev. Dr. Basil Lowery
  • Dec 24 –  11:00 am Advent IV (Love) worship
    • Andrew Speight
  • Dec 24 –    5:00 pm Family Christmas Eve Service
    • Jordan Schriver
  • Dec 24 –    7:00 pm Candles & Communion Service
    • Rev. Wendy MacWilliams

Cancelation Policy – Should it be necessary to cancel or postpone the service due to a storm, the decision will be made no later than 9:30am.  Cancellations will be posted on the main page of the Church website, on the CBC New Brunswick Storm Centre page and if possible, though email, the news blog, Twitter feed, and recorded on our telephone answering machine.

Parking Restrictions are in effect along Carleton Street and other nearby streets.  Please watch for winter parking restriction signs.