Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements for November 22, 2015

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Humphrey Akwar, Catherine Wilson
    • Next Week: Elders
  • Counters:
    • Andrew Ottens, Drew Speight, John White, Dallas & Juliet Davis
    • Next Week: Andrew Ottens, Mardi Cockburn, Bill Cockburn, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
  • Scripture Reader:
    • David Morrison
    • Next Week: Margaret Sisk-McCully
  • Greeters:
    • Humphrey Akwar, Catherine Wilson
    • Next Week: Hyun Mi Cho, Doris Stairs
  • Coffee Hour:
    • Zuidhof Family
    • Next Week: Al & Jean Boudreau
  • Nursery:
    • Colleen & Tony Watson
    • Next Week: Cindy Cunningham & Alex Cunningham
  • Church School:
    • Sheila Black, Sonya Burrell, Jordan & Candace Schriver
    • Next Week: Sheila Black, Terri Astle, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Soup and Bake Table for Refugees – This Sunday, Nov 22 the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group invites you to stay after worship and enjoy a bowl of soup, rolls and sweets. Proceeds go to our Refugee Sponsorship Fund. We will also be having a Bake Table during lunch to support our other community and church mission projects.

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure. Friday, Nov 27 at 5pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent. All are welcome!

Church School Youth will be participating in worship on December 6. This special service will be followed by our Annual Pot Luck Lunch. All are invited! Please bring your favourite hot/cold casserole, vegetables, fruit, bread, etc. This is also “Birthday Sunday” so cake and ice cream will be provided, therefore, no need to bring dessert.

Volunteers Needed – We are greatly blessed with volunteers here at Saint Andrew’s. Please consider joining this dedicated group by adding your name to the volunteer roster for 2016. Opportunities include: Offering Counter, Offering Receiver, Greeter, Scripture Reader, Coffee Hour Host, Nursery Helper, Church School Teacher or Helper. If you are interested in helping in any of these areas please contact the office.

Mission Development & Social Action Committee – will have cookie dough available for purchase in the Hall for $10/tub (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger, Shortbread).

College & Career Turkey Dinner – Sunday, Nov 22 from 6:30 to 9:00.

Middle/High School – Christmas photo scavenger hunt, Nov 29, 2:00 to 5:00. Please let Jordan know if you are interested by Wed, Nov 25.

Breakfast of Hope/Bake Sale – Nov 21, 8 – 10:30 am at Brunswick Street Baptist Church. Proceeds support mission trip to Kenya to lead at Camp Hope and sponsoring orphaned and vulnerable children attending camp.

Feast of Saint Andrew Annual Gala – Nov. 21 at the Fredericton Inn Ballroom. Tickets available at Read’s Newsstand or by calling 472-1343.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group – Movie Screening of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”. Wed, November 25, 7:00 pm at Shannex Parkland.

Annual Advent Carol Festival – St. Paul’s United Church, Wed, Dec 2 at 7:30pm. Free will offering in support of the Fredericton Food Bank.

Announcements for November 15, 2015

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Al & Arlene MacDonald, Max & Mavis Cater
    • Next Week: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Need 2 More Volunteers
  • Counters:
    • Andrew Ottens, Greg & Sheila Black
    • Next Week: Andrew Ottens, Drew Speight, John White, Dallas & Juliet Davis
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Zuidhof Family
    • Next Week: David Morrison
  • Greeters:
    • Al & Arlene Macdonald, Max & Mavis Cater
    • Next Week: Need Volunteers
  • Coffee Hour:
    • Dick & Jeanne Kaye Speight
    • Next Week: Zuidhof Family
  • Nursery:
    • Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
    • Next Week: Colleen & Tony Watson
  • Church School:
    • Sheila Black, Angela Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver
    • Next Week: Sheila Black, Sonya Burrell, Jordan & Candace Schriver

The Link will be available for pick up this Sunday at the back of the sanctuary.

Soup for Refugees – On Nov 22 the Tuesday Morning Ladies Group invites you to stay after worship and enjoy a bowl of soup, rolls and sweets. Proceeds go to our Refugee Sponsorship Fund. We will also be having a Bake Table during lunch to support our other community and church mission projects.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, November 22 at Jordan and Candace’s apartment. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated.

Musicians and Singers – We are looking for youth to play musical instruments and/or sing at our December 6th worship service. Pieces should be worshipful and Christmas. Contact Sheila Black if you are interested.

Nursery Coordinator – We are seeking a caring individual(s) to be the coordinator for our Nursery. Responsibilities are to help staff the Nursery on Sunday mornings during the 10-month school year, oversee that toys and furniture are in good repair, mail pre- made newsletters to Nursery families. Please contact the church office if you are interested or need more information.

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure. Friday, Nov 27 at 5pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent. All are welcome!

Church School Youth will be participating in worship on December 6th. This special service will be followed by our Annual Pot Luck Lunch. All are invited! Please bring your favourite hot/cold casserole, vegetables, fruit, bread, etc. This is also “Birthday Sunday” so cake and ice cream will be provided, therefore, no need to bring dessert.

Breakfast Of Hope/Bake Sale – Nov 21, 8 – 10:30 am at Brunswick Street Baptist Church. Proceeds support mission trip to Kenya to lead at Camp Hope and sponsoring orphaned and vulnerable children attending camp.

Feast of Saint Andrew Annual Gala – Nov. 21 at the Fredericton Inn Ballroom. Tickets available at Read’s Newsstand or by calling 472-1343.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Group – Movie Screening of “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”. Wed, November 25, 7:00 pm at Shannex Parkland.

Announcements for November 8, 2015

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Don & Lucille McCrea, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson
    • Next Week: Al & Arlene MacDonald, Max & Mavis Cater
  • Counters:
    • Andrew Ottens, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Vickie MacLeod
    • Next Week: Andrew Ottens, Ron & Helen McKinnon-Bagnell, Greg &amp Sheila Black
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Calvin MacIntosh
    • Next Week: Zuidhof Family
  • Greeters:
    • Holly & Ruth Craig
    • Next Week:  Al & Arlene Macdonald, Max & Mavis Cater
  • Coffee Hour:
    • Dallas & Juliet Davis
    • Next Week: Dick & Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • Nursery:
    • Rebecca Jonah, Linda Pond
    • Next Week: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
  • Church School:
    • Sheila Black, Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver
    • Next Week: Sheila Black, Angela Black, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Karon Croll Benefit Concert for Refugee Fund – Please note this concert has been postponed until spring.

The sympathy of our congregation is extended to John and Shiela Watson White on the passing of Shiela’s niece. Charlotte Joseph was the daughter of Jean Smith, Shiela’s sister. Charlotte lived for many years in Saskatchewan. Shiela and Jean’s father, The Rev T.J. Watson served this congregation faithfully for many years.

Thank you – The Ladies Group would like to thank members of the congregation for their donations to the Indoor Yard Sale which raised $1,700. Your support was greatly appreciated!

Nursery Coordinator – We are seeking a caring individual(s) to be the coordinator for our Nursery. Responsibilities are to help staff the Nursery on Sunday mornings during the 10-month school year, oversee that toys and furniture are in good repair, mail pre- made newsletters to Nursery families. Please contact Linda Pond if you are interested or need more information.

Middle/High School Event – Back by popular demand, big box games at the church Sunday, Nov 8 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

Soup for Refugees – November 22. The Tuesday Morning Ladies Group invites you to stay after worship and enjoy a bowl of soup, rolls and sweets. Proceeds to go to our Refugee Sponsorship Fund. We will also be having a Bake Table during lunch to support our other community and church mission projects.

Musicians and Singers – We are looking for youth to play musical instruments and/or sing at our December 6th worship service. Pieces should be worshipful and Christmas. Contact Sheila Black if you are interested.

Get ready for The Great ADVENTure – Friday, Nov 27 at 5 pm. Pizza followed by activities for the children and church decorating for Advent.

Our congregation’s Mission Development & Social Action Committee will have cookie dough available for purchase in the Hall for $10/tub. (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger, Shortbread)

Ten Thousand Villages Sale – Friday, Nov 13, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday, Nov 14, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Wilmot United Church. Purchase fairly-traded gifts benefiting artisans from more than 30 Developing countries. Admission is free.

UCW Annual Christmas Bazaar – Sat, Nov 14 from 9:00 to 11:30am at Nashwaaksis United Church. Breakfast, silent auction, baking & crafts.

Announcements for November 1, 2015

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Margo & Larry Sheppard, Al & Jean Boudreau
    • Next Week: Don & Lucille McCrea, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson
  • Counters:
    • Andrew Ottens, Larry & Margo Sheppard
    • Next Week: Andrew Ottens, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Vickie MacLeod
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Rebecca Jonah
    • Next Week: Calvin MacIntosh
  • Greeters:
    • Don & Lucille McCrea
    • Next Week: Holly & Ruth Craig
  • Coffee Hour:
    • David & Leslee Dell
    • Next Week: Dallas & Juliet Davis
  • Nursery:
    • Sonya & Jeremy Burrill
    • Next Week: Rebecca Jonah, Linda Pond
  • Church School:
    • Sheila Black, Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver
    • Next Week: Sheila Black, Jacqueline Howie Cleland, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Middle and High School Hike – November 1. Hike out to the Maliseet Trail. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Karon Croll Benefit Concert for Refugee Fund – Postponed until Spring.

Nursery Coordinator – We are seeking a caring individual(s) to be the coordinator for our Nursery. Responsibilities are to help staff the Nursery on Sunday mornings during the 10 month school year, oversee that toys and furniture are in good repair, mail pre- made newsletters to Nursery families. Please contact Linda Pond if you are interested or need more information.

Our congregation’s Mission Development & Social Action Committee will have cookie dough available for purchase in the Hall for $10/tub. (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger, Shortbread)

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!

Jane Murray
Wanda Klingbell
Kiera Zuidhof
Vergil Varlan
Glenn Collrin
David Dell
Reigh Eldridge
Doug Gordon
Kimberly Astle
Terri Astle
Emma Wilson
William Leonard
Colleen Bouchard

Planning Meeting for the Proclamation of the Bible for 2016 – Tues, Nov 3 at 7:00 pm at Christ Church Parish Church. The entire Bible is to be read within 10 days. Everyone is welcome to help read. For more information call Mary Ryan 454-3008.

Broadway to Kenya – November 7 at 6 pm. An evening of fine dining with musical entertainment. This is a fundraiser for Brunswick Street Baptist Church’s 2016 Africa Mission Team. Tickets are available from the BSBC office.

Ten Thousand Villages Sale – Fri, Nov 13, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm and Sat, Nov 14, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Wilmot United Church. Purchase fairly-traded gifts benefiting artisans from more than 30 Developing countries. Admission is free.

Announcements for October 25, 2015

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Bob & Marg Leonard, Roy Brostowski, Need a Volunteer
    • Next Week: Margo & Larry Sheppard, Al & Jean Boudreau
  • Counters:
    • John Astle, Roy Brostowski, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
    • Next Week: Andrew Ottens, Larry & Margo Sheppard
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Annette Stehouwer
    • Next Week: Need a Volunteer
  • Greeters:
    • Bob & Marg Leonard
    • Next Week: Don & Lucille McCrea
  • Coffee Hour:
    • Greg & Sheila Black
    • Next Week: David & Leslee Dell
  • Nursery:
    • Need 2 Volunteers
    • Next Week: Sonya & Jeremy Burrill
  • Church School:
    • Holly Blaikie, Tamela Collrin. Jordan & Candace Schriver
    • Next Week: Sheila Black. Jordan & Candace Schriver

Take-Out Baked Ham Plate – October 23, pick-up at the Nashwaaksis United Church Hall 4:30-6:00 pm. Reservations only, call Rindy Austin at 450-7151.

Children’s Choir – Practice on Fridays from 4:00 to 4:30. New members welcome! For more information, contact David or Kathie Berry or the Church Office.

College and Career Dinner – Oct 25 at Jordan and Candace’s apartment.

Middle and High School Hike – November 1. Hike out to the Maliseet Trail. Please let Jordan know by Oct 25 if you are interested.

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – Friday, Oct 30 6 – 8pm and Saturday, Oct 31 9am – 12:00pm. As you prepare for Fall and Winter, please set aside clothing and household goods for this fundraiser. Monies raised will support local charities. Donations can be dropped off weekdays between 9 am and 1 pm.

Karon Croll Benefit Concert for Refugee Fund – Please note change of date to Sunday evening, Nov. 8th at 7:00 pm with reception to follow. All proceeds from this concert will go to the Refugee Sponsorship Program at our church. We would appreciate attendance and generous support.

Deadline for the next issue of “The Link” is Nov 1. Please send poems, stories, recipes and articles you think would be of interest to others to the church office.

Our congregation’s Mission Development & Social Action Committee will have cookie dough available for purchase in the Hall beginning this Sunday. $10/tub. (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Ginger, Shortbread)

Refugee Sponsorship

The Session of Saint Andrew’s congregation strongly supports the sponsoring of a refugee family. About a year and a half ago a study group met for several weeks and looked at the issue of refugee sponsorship. The Mission Committee has discussed this at several meetings. At the September meeting of Session a recommendation to proceed was made. To that end we have distributed a sponsorship pledge form. In fact there are two forms with the hope that you might know someone who would also like to participate in the program. Copies of the form are available at the back of the church, in the Link and on the church website at http://sapc.ca/refugee-sponsorship/.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this matter.
The amount needed for sponsorship is between $15,000 and $18,000.
Pledges and donations are now in the $ 15,000 range.

Free Concert – Oct 25, 2pm Wilmot United Church by La Tour Baroque Duo. Tim Blackmore (recorders & harpsichord) and Michel Cardin (lute & theorbo).

Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council – Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 1:30PM at Brunswick Street Baptist Church.

Families and Friends dealing with patients with Alzheimers – Wed, Oct 28th from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Dr. Chalmers Hospital there will be music, seminars and refreshment for staff, clergy, congregations and the community. Topics will include ” The Spiritual Care of People with Alzheimers and “The physician side of Alzheimers”. Please see poster in the entry for more information.

Talk on Ethics and Dementia – Shannex Fredericton is pleased to present a talk by Professor Clive Baldwin in Governor Hall, on Thurs, Nov. 5 at 2:30 pm.