Announcements October 15, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Oct 15):

Offering Receivers: Max & Mavis Cater. Al & Jean Boudreau
Counters: John Astle, Al & Jean Boudreau
Scripture Reader: Tony Watson
Greeters: Mavis & Max Cater
Coffee Hour: Volunteer Needed
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Jordan & Candace Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Oct 22):

Offering Receivers: Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Counters: John Astle, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
Scripture Reader: Volunteer Needed
Greeters: Lucille & Don McCrea
Coffee Hour: Leifso Family
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Jordan & Candace Schriver


Congregational Survey – an update from Rev. Wendy MacWilliams, Interim Moderator:

The search committee has distributed a congregational survey to begin gathering input from the congregation to help develop a congregational profile.  In the cover letter – and in the most recent copy of The Link– we mentioned that throughout the month of October, we would arrange small group discussions with members of the congregation and the various ministry groups of Saint Andrew’s to provide additional opportunity for reflection and sharing thoughts.  We intend to ensure that these activities reach out to as many people as possible, but are also mindful that there are benefits to organizing small group discussions by age, gender, area of ministry interest too as it will allow us to focus on particular needs and ministry themes, as well as provide opportunities for members of the congregation to grow in friendship too.

Following worship this Sunday, October 15, if you have any questions regarding the survey or need help filling the survey out, please speak with members of the search committee as they will be available to provide you with support.

On Friday, October 20, from 10 a.m. – noon I will hold office hours at Saint Andrew’s for anyone that would like to stop by for coffee and a visit.  We can chat about the survey, share church anecdotes and other stories that can feed into the congregational analysis.

On Saturday, October 21, St. James Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club of Hanwell host a monthly breakfast at St. James.  We can reserve some tables at 9 a.m. should some folks from Saint Andrew’s like to have some table talk on the congregational survey.  All are welcome. Please let Rev. Wendy know if you are interested.

Your input is very important.  The search committee is working diligently to provide a number of ways for you to share your voice and thoughts, while at the same time creating opportunities within this exercise for spiritual growth and a strengthened sense of community.  We are mindful that filling out surveys or attending group discussions may not work best for all.  If, for example, you would rather share your input by way of one-on-one conversation, a search committee member would be happy to meet with you in person or by phone.  A member of the search committee would also be willing to write down your answers too. If you would like to complete your survey with assistance from a search committee member – or even your elder – please do not hesitate to let Tara at the church office know and she will have someone follow-up with you in a prompt manner.


Men’s Breakfast – We invite any men in the congregation to gather over breakfast at 8:30 am on Saturday, October 14 at Claudine’s Eatery (146 Main St, Fredericton North) to discuss the congregational survey. Search Committee members will be present to answer any questions you might have with the survey and to lead a discussion on how we envision our future. This information will be combined with that gathered from other groups to help develop our congregational profile. The restaurant requires reservations so please let Stephen know ASAP if you would like to attend or leave a message with the church office.

Jr/Sr High School Event – Pumpkin Carving and Doughnut Making: Sunday, October 15th from 6:00 to 9:00 at the church.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, October 29th at Jordan and Candace’s.

Paintball – We are considering organizing a paintball afternoon in November for people 12 years and older. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – As you prepare for Fall and Winter, please set aside clothing and household goods for this upcoming fundraiser to be held Friday, Oct 20th 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 21th 9am-noon.  Donations can be dropped off at the church Monday to Friday between 9 am and 1pm. 

The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Fredericton –  Annual General Meeting on Monday, Oct. 23 at 1:30pm at the Church of St. John and Paul, New Maryland. 

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Oct 15 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
  • Oct 22 – Marg Leonard
  • Oct 29 – Jeanne Kaye Speight
  • Nov 5 (Remembrance Sunday) – Marg Leonard
  • Nov 12 – Rev. Canon William (Bill) MacMullin

 

Announcements October 8, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Oct 8):

Offering Receivers: Wanda Klingbell, Vergil & Mary Jane Varlan Jane Varlan
Counters: John Astle, Linda Pond, Volunteer Needed
Scripture Reader: Eleanor Scott
Greeters: Mavis & Max Cater
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Colleen Watson, Rebecca Jonah
Church School: Tamela Collrin

Next week’s volunteers (Oct 15):

Offering Receivers: Max & Mavis Cater. Al & Jean Boudreau
Counters: John Astle, Al & Jean Boudreau
Scripture Reader: Tony Watson
Greeters: Mavis & Max Cater
Coffee Hour: Volunteer Needed
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Tamela Collrin

This Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday, the food bank donation boxes will be placed at the front of the church.  Please bring food stuffs to fill the boxes and hope that our donations bring comfort to those in need.


Congregational Survey – an update from Rev. Wendy MacWilliams, Interim Moderator:

Last week the search committee distributed a congregational survey to begin gathering input from the congregation to help develop a congregational profile.  In the cover letter – and in the most recent copy of The Link– we mentioned that throughout the month of October, we would arrange small group discussions with members of the congregation and the various ministry groups of Saint Andrew’s to provide additional opportunity for reflection and sharing thoughts.  We intend to ensure that these activities reach out to as many people as possible, but are also mindful that there are benefits to organizing small group discussions by age, gender, area of ministry interest too as it will allow us to focus on particular needs and ministry themes, as well as provide opportunities for members of the congregation to grow in friendship too.

On Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m., a social activity with time set aside for reflection and discussion on the congregational survey questions will be hosted by the Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Group, facilitated by search committee members.

A men’s breakfast is being organized for Saturday, October 14 to provide a similar social opportunity and time of reflection and discussion.

Following worship on October 15, if you have any questions regarding the survey or need help filling the survey out, please speak with members of the search committee as they will be available to provide you with support.

On Friday, October 20, from 10 a.m. – noon I will hold office hours at Saint Andrew’s for anyone that would like to stop by for coffee and a visit.  We can chat about the survey, share church anecdotes and other stories that can feed into the congregational analysis.

On Saturday, October 21, St. James Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club of Hanwell host a monthly breakfast at St. James.  We can reserve some tables at 9 a.m. should some folks from Saint Andrew’s like to have some table talk on the congregational survey.  All are welcome. Please let Rev. Wendy know if you are interested by emailing her at wendymacwilliams@rogers.com.

Your input is very important.  The search committee is working diligently to provide a number of ways for you to share your voice and thoughts, while at the same time creating opportunities within this exercise for spiritual growth and a strengthened sense of community.  We are mindful that filling out surveys or attending group discussions may not work best for all.  If, for example, you would rather share your input by way of one-on-one conversation, a search committee would be happy to meet with you in person or by phone.  A member of the search committee would also be willing to write down your answers too. If you would like to complete your survey with assistance from a search committee member – or even your elder – please do not hesitate to let Tara at the church office know and she will have someone follow-up with you in a prompt manner.   


Tuesday Morning Ladies Group –  We invite any women in the congregation to gather in the kitchen or the hall over a cup of coffee/tea on Tuesday, October 10 to discuss the congregational survey.  Search Committee members will be present to answer any questions you might have with the survey and to lead a discussion on how we envision our future. This information will aid in the development of our congregational profile.  

Men’s Breakfast – We invite any men in the congregation to gather over breakfast at 8:30 am on Saturday, October 14 at Claudine’s Eatery (146 Main St, Fredericton North) to discuss the congregational survey. Search Committee members will be present to answer any questions you might have with the survey and to lead a discussion on how we envision our future. This information will be combined with that gathered from other groups to help develop our congregational profile. The restaurant requires reservations so please let Stephen know before Thursday if you would like to attend or leave a message with the church office.

Jr/Sr High School Event – Pumpkin Carving and Doughnut Making: Sunday, October 15th from 6:00 to 9:00 at the church.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, October 29th at Jordan and Candace’s.

Paintball – We are considering organizing a paintball afternoon in November for people 12 years and older. Please let Jordan know if you are interested.

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – As you prepare for Fall and Winter, please set aside clothing and household goods for this upcoming fundraiser to be held Friday, Oct 20th 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 21th 9am-noon. 

The Women’s Inter-Church Council of Fredericton –  Annual General Meeting on Monday, Oct. 23 at 1:30 PM at the Church of St. John and Paul, New Maryland. Reminder: Women’s Inter-Church member’s representative membership fee of $10.00 is due from each Church. The Fellowship of the Least Coin donation can be received at this time. 

Hurricane relief – PWS&D is accepting donations towards relief efforts following hurricane Irma. You can make a donation to PWS&D using envelopes in each pew, donating online at http://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/2017/09/14/hurricane-irma/ or calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark all donations “Hurricane Irma.”  

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • Oct 8 (Harvest Sunday) – Drew Speight
  • Oct 15 – Rev. Wendy MacWilliams
  • Oct 22 – Marg Leonard
  • Oct 29 – Jeanne Kaye Speight

Announcements October 1, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Oct 1):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: John Astle, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Heather Labadie
Scripture Reader: Jeanne Kaye Speight
Greeters: Volunteer Needed
Coffee Hour: Choir
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Oct 8):

Offering Receivers: Wanda Klingbell, Colleen Watson, Vergil & Mary Jane Varlan
Counters: John Astle, Peggy & Calvin MacIntosh
Scripture Reader: Eleanor Scott
Greeters: Mavis & Max Cater
Coffee Hour: Blom Family
Nursery: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
Church School: Tamela Collrin, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Celebrating October Birthdays.  We have reason to celebrate and thank God for his beautiful gift of life.  Please join us in the Hall today for cake.
Sarah Ottens
Maggie Benoit
Bob Howie
Candace Schriver
Jeanne Kaye Speight
Owen Burrill
Isabelle Berry
Gregory Astle
Colleen Watson
Carol McEachen
Mary Jane Varlan
Alex Bramble
Miles Burrill

Congregational Survey – As part of the search process for a new minister, the development of a congregational profile is essential. Please pick up your survey at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday and return by Oct. 22.

The Link – Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest newsletter, available on Sunday at the back of the sanctuary.

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.

Men’s Breakfast – We invite any men in the congregation to gather over breakfast on Saturday, October 14 to discuss the congregational survey. Search Committee members will be present to answer any questions you might have with the survey and to lead a discussion on how we envision our future. This information will be combined with that gathered from other groups to help develop our congregational profile. An exact time and location will be announced as soon as we have an idea about numbers. Please let Stephen, Humphrey or Tony know ASAP if you would like to attend or leave a message with the church office.

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – As you prepare for Fall and Winter, please set aside clothing and household goods for this upcoming fundraiser to be held Friday, Oct 20th 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 21th 9am-noon.

Hurricane relief – PWS&D is accepting donations towards relief efforts following hurricane Irma. You can make a donation to PWS&D using envelopes in each pew, donating online at http://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/2017/09/14/hurricane-irma/ or calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark all donations “Hurricane Irma.”

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

  • Mondays and Wednesdays (1 – 4 p.m.) – Seniors’ Coffee House

Online Course – Want to deepen your understanding and practice of your faith.  Why not register for the 6-week on line course Spiritual and Religious Diversity in our Neighbourhood with instructor the Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine.  The course runs from Oct 16 to Nov 27.  For more information and to register go to www.knox.utoronto.ca  (Click Study at Knox, non-degree program, lay education). There are no pre-requisites, courses are for personal interest and meant to expand and deepen one’s understanding and practice of one’s faith. 

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

  • 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

Announcements September 24, 2017

Thank you to this week’s volunteers (Sept 24):

Offering Receivers: David & Leslee Dell, Jessie Sagawa, Volunteer Needed
Counters: David Dell, Drew Speight
Scripture Reader: Drew Speight
Greeters: Rose Johnston
Coffee Hour: Volunteer Needed
Nursery: Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

Next week’s volunteers (Oct 1):

Offering Receivers: Elders
Counters: John Astle, Brian Barnes, Paul Lawson, Heather Labadie
Scripture Reader: Jeanne Kaye Speight
Greeters: Volunteer Needed
Coffee Hour: Choir
Nursery: Colleen & Tony Watson
Church School: Terri Astle, Candace & Jordan Schriver

The Link – Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the latest newsletter on Sunday at the back of the Sanctuary.

Annual Youth Campfire at Odell – Friday, Sept 22 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.

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.

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, September 24th from 5:00 to 8:00 at Jordan and Candace’s place in Maugerville. 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.

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – As you prepare for Fall and Winter, please set aside clothing and household goods for this upcoming fundraiser to be held Friday, Oct 20th 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 21th 9am-noon.

Hurricane relief – PWS&D is accepting donations towards relief efforts following hurricane Irma. You can make a donation to PWS&D using envelopes in each pew, donating online at http://presbyterian.ca/pwsd/2017/09/14/hurricane-irma/ or calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark all donations “Hurricane Irma.”


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

  • Mondays and Wednesdays (1 – 4 p.m.) – Seniors’ Coffee House
  • 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).

Online Course – Want to deepen your understanding and practice of your faith.  Why not register for the 6 week on line course Spiritual and Religious Divesity in our Neighbourhood with instructor the Rev. Dr. Andrew Irvine.  The course runs from Oct 16 to Nov 27.  For more information and to register go to www.knox.utoronto.ca  (Click on Study at Knox, non-degree program, lay education). There are no pre-requisites, the courses are for personal interest and meant to expand and deepen one’s understanding and practice of one’s faith.

Pulpit Supply Schedule:

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

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.

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

 

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.

 

Fredericton, NB