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.

 

Announcements for October 18, 2015

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Calvin MacIntosh, Heather Labadie, Stephen MacKay
    • Next Week: Bob & Marg Leonard, Roy Brostowski
  • Counters:
    • Rose Carolyn Smith, Heather Labadie, Rebecca Jonah
    • Next Week: John Astle, Roy Brostowski, Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Stephen MacKay
    • Next Week: Annette Stehouwer
  • Greeters:
    • Jane Murray, Lois Eldridge
    • Next Week: Bob & Marg Leonard
  • Coffee Hour:
    • Linda Pond & Phyllis Llewellyn
    • Next Week: Greg & Sheila Black
  • Nursery:
    • Colleen Watson , Rebecca Jonah
    • Next Week: Cindy Cunningham, Alex Cunningham
  • Church School:
    • Holly Blaikie, Tamela Collrin
    • Next Week: Holly Blaikie, Tamela Collrin. Jordan & Candace Schriver

Children’s Choir – Practices start Oct 16 from 4:00 to 4:30. All children, age 3 through middle school are invited to come sing. New members welcome! For more information, contact David or Kathie Berry or the Church Office

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, October 25th at Jordan and Candace’s apartment. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated.

Middle and High School Hike – Sunday, November 1st we are going for a hike out to the Maliseet Trail! Rain plans are in development. Please let Jordan know by Sunday, October 25th if you are interested.

Fall Indoor Yard Sale – Friday, Oct 30 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 31 9am-1:00pm. 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.

Wellness Fair and Clinic – Oct 22 from 1 to 3 pm at Shannex Parkland. Space is limited, for further information please call Penny at 460 8546.

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

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

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

STU Dollard Lecture & Concert – Oct 27 at 7pm Margaret McCain Hall. Talk and musical performance entitled ‘Imagine the Real’: Fidelity, Improvisation, and Witness, an interpretation of the confessions of St. Augustine.

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. The first step is to seek a commitment of financial support. 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. More information will be forthcoming. 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.

 

Announcements for October 11, 2015

Thank you to this week’s volunteers:

  • Offering Receivers:
    • Max & Mavis Cater, Al & Jean Boudreau
    • Next Week: Calvin & Peggy MacIntosh, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
  • Counters:
    • Rose Carolyn Smith, Al & Jean Boudreau, John White
    • Next Week: Rose Carolyn Smith, Vickie MacLeod, Heather Labadie
  • Scripture Reader:
    • Annette Stehouwer
    • Next Week: Stephen MacKay
  • Greeters:
    • Max & Mavis Cater
    • Next Week: Need Volunteers
  • Coffee Hour:
    • Need a Volunteer
    • Next Week: Linda Pond & Phyllis Llewellyn
  • Nursery:
    • Carol McEachen, Sheena Page
    • Next Week: Coleen & Tony Watson
  • Church School:
    • Holly Blaikie, Tamela Collrin
    • Next Week: Holly Blaikie, Tamela Coolrin

Food Donations – The Food Bank boxes are located at the front of the church. Your donations would be greatly appreciated at this time of Thanksgiving.

Children’s Choir – Practices start Oct 16 from 4:00 to 4:30. All children, age 3 through middle school are invited to come sing. New members welcome! For more information, contact David or Kathie Berry or the Church Office

College and Career Dinner – Sunday, October 25th at Jordan and Candace’s apartment. Drives can be arranged and diets accommodated.

Middle High School Hike – Sunday, November 1st we are going for a hike out to the Maliseet Trail! Rain plans are in development. Please let Jordan know by Sunday, October 25th if you are interested

The Fall Indoor Yard Sale will be held Friday, Oct 30 6-8pm and Saturday, Oct 31 9am-1:00pm. 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.

Fall Bridge Luncheon – Thursday, October 22, at 12 noon at Nashwaaksis United Church auditorium, 46 Main Street, Fredericton. Cost is $40 per table of four with proceeds going toward church and community initiatives. Please contact Connie at 472-4744 to reserve your table.

Fredericton Women’s Inter-Church Council – Annual Meeting on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 1:30PM at Brunswick Street Baptist Church third floor. Anyone interested in the work of the Women’s Inter-Church Council is encouraged to attend.

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. The first step is to seek a commitment of financial support. 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. More information will be forthcoming. Copies of the form are available at the back of the church, in the Link and on the church website at sapc.ca.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this matter.

 

October Celebrations

Baptism-2015-10Birthdays-2015-10There was plenty to celebrate on the first Sunday of October 2015! On this World Communion Sunday we celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Communion with our church family here in Fredericton and with our extended Christian family in  churches all around the world. We also welcomed a new member to our local family through the Sacrament of Baptism, and as all families do, we honoured those among us with birthdays in the month of October.

The lesson of Mark 10:13-16 never rang so true!

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