Seagrave United Church News March 19, 2018

One more days until spring arrives! Looks like we are going to have lots of sunshine this week. If the weatherman is correct!

Sympathy from the community goes to the family of Mrs. Thelma Jeffries. She lived in Mariposa Estates at one time.
We are sending prayers and get well wishes to Barb Martyn and all others who are not feeling well at the present time.

Don and Blair Beacock travelled north on Sat. to enjoy some snowmobiling. Perhaps the last time this season.
Ken and Rosalind Stephens are moving from our community to Bowmanville this spring. They would like to meet with friends at Col. Mustards on Sunday April 22 after Church.

Belated Happy Birthday to Eva Molnar(Mar. 9) and Ethan Cannon (Mar. 16)

The Birthday Box was visited by Carol Coleman (Mar. 17) and Rose Pallotta (Mar. 20). Happy Birthday to Brett Drew (Mar. 21). Jack and Elizabeth Redshaw led the Lenten candle part of the Service. Elizabeth did the reading and Jack extinguished the candle. The Children's Time was about how seeds relate to our lives. Seeds have a hard outer shell, but with water, get softer and grow. We also have hard outer shells at times, but with love, we soften too. We must grow and let our love out. In the main Sermon, it was noted that Jesus referred to death often. He knew His death would lead to new life for all people. We must die to the ways of the world in order to have a deeper relationship with the Divine. John Olivero delivered a beautiful heart-felt Prayer of the Gathered Community.

Fifty people gathered Sun. Evening for a St. Patrick's Dinner. Lots of delicious Irish Stew, veggies, salads, Irish soda bread and bread puddings. After dinner, Betty Lou Beacock played some Irish songs and all joined in to sing and dance.

Mar. 21 7:00 p.m. BID EUCHRE NIGHT.
Mar. 22 7:00 p.m. LET'S TALK ABOUT! Discussing  Mark 1:1-14. Everyone welcome.

The Seagrave Park Committee is looking forward to an exciting new year. Their first event will be the Earth Day and Pancake Breakfast on
April 28. We are also looking for one more member to join our Committee. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on all of the happenings at YOUR Park. We also welcome your ideas. Please email us at for comments or information.

Mar. 25 7:30 p.m. Cantorei Sine Nomine Chamber Choir, Directed by Stu Beaudoin Sings Lamentations of Jeremiah by Tomas Luis de Victoria at Greenbank United Church, 19991 Hwy.12. No tickets required.
Palm Sunday Service at 11am,
March 25
Good Friday Service at
7:30 pm "The Easter Story as told by the women.". All are welcome.
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service - details to follow
Easter Sunday Service at 11am,
April 1
The Greenbank Lions are once again selling Lawn & Garden Fertilizer (21-7-7) @ $27.00 a bag and Maple Syrup @$10.00 a bottle. Contact Don Beacock 905-9085-3595 to order. They're also having a scrap metal and electronics collection. Please bring any you wish to dispose of to the Greenbank Hall on
May 12th.

SAVE THE DATE!!! This years Annual Youth Group Canoe Trip is scheduled for July 9-13, 2018. If you are going into grade 9 -12 you are eligible to participate. Limited space, first come first served. Please email to reserve your spot today! More details to follow.

Apr. 1- 7:30 a.m. Easter Sunday sunrise service and breakfast at Vroomanton
Apr. 7 10:00 am - 3:00pm Mystery/Escape Room Fun (In conjunction with the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival)

Saturday, April 14th - 5:00 pm – Annual Ladies Night

~ Appetizers & social @ 5:00 pm, supper @ 6:00 pm,

~ No shopping, cooking, serving or clean up. Just enjoy a wonderful meal & entertainment from the men of our pastoral charge.

~ Theme: Mamma Mia in Brock. Feel free to dress up if you would like!!!

~ Tickets are $40.00 each and can be purchased by calling Rev. Les Hills at the church (705-357-3056)

Sunday, May 6th -10:45 am – Anniversary Sunday (joint service with St. James United Church)

~ Evelyn Chambers will be leading us in worship with performance by our Children’s Handbell Choir. Light lunch will be served by the UCW after service.

Saturday, May 26th - 6:00 pm – Supper & Loonie Auction

~ Supper at 6:00pm, auction & more fun at 7:00 pm. Save the date. Details are being worked out and will follow shortly.

Saturday, Jun 2nd - 8:00am) – Yard & Bake Sale

~ Donations accepted at the church Thursday evening (May 31st) or Friday evening (June 1st) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Sorry but we are unable to accept any furniture or stuffed animals.

Sunday, June 24th - 5:00 pm  – Annual Beef & Berry Bash

~ Roast Beef supper & Strawberry Shortcake dessert. Save the date. More details to follow closer to the event.

"Paint Event" hosted by Trinity United Church Cannington (50 Laidlaw St N) Outreach Committee - on
Sat March 24 from 1-3 pm - A fun/fundraiser which includes 2 hours of painting with instructor, socializing, materials, and refreshments. Please register prior to event to email: or to our Cost is $45 - a $20 deposit(to Nancy Henderson, Llarian Hider, or Lou Hobbs) will save your spot, with remaining $25 due on the day ($15 of which will be donated to the Mission & Service Fund of United Church of Canada).

Manilla Hall Events- Feb. 2018
Gentle Fit Exercises: Sat. mornings from 8:15am - 9:15am. Info at 705-432-2355 ext. 243
Yoga Classes every Wednesday from 7;30 to 8:30 pm. Info at 705-432-2335 ext. 243
Morning Rejuvenating Yoga: Wednesdays from 10:00-11:00am. Info at 705 432 3322
Friday mornings
10:00-11:00 a.m.: Guided Meditation started Friday, February 16 to April 27. Info at 705 432 3322
March 15 is the Food for Thought Luncheon. Speakers start at 10am followed by a homemade lunch. Our first speaker is Cathy Duignan from Durham Community Legal Clinic telling us what services are available to us, then Dave Mowat from Scugog First Nations, telling us what's new with them and finishing up with the Irish Volunteers entertaining us with some Irish tunes. Admission $7.00. RSVP to 705 357 3637
March 25, 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Old Time Fiddle Jam. Enjoy music, dancing, open mic and prizes too. Easy access. Lunch available. Admission $5.00. Info at 705 357 3637.

St. John's Cresswell "Son" Rise pot luck Breakfast on Sunday April 1 at 8:00am. Join us for our Easter service following the breakfast. Everyone Welcome.

Check out our website  for Listen to Sunday services, up to date information, activities, history etc.

If you wish to rent the church basement for events, please contact Rick at 905-985-8383 or
Please submit your news to Jean at 905-985-9921 or or Barb at 905-985-8383 or 


Faith is to believe what you do not yet see, the reward for this faith

is to see what you believe.!”

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