Seagrave United Church News Sept 16, 2018

Fall is fast approaching and residents are out cleaning up their gardens, raking the leaves and having bonfires. Of course, now is the time for fall fairs and the IPM, and women are busy preserving their fruits of the summer.

This past week, Don and Betty Lou Beacock were camping in the Kingston Area. They had a reunion of friends that used to travel and camp together.

The Greenbank Lions are selling Fall Fertilizer 7-27-27 at $28.00 a 55 lb. bag. (For every bag sold in the Seagrave area a percentage will be donated back to our Park). Call Don at 905-985-3595 to order.

Our next session of Milk Bag Matting at Seagrave Church will be 7-9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22nd. Volunteers are appreciated.

Events at Greenbank where in abundance this past weekend. Saturday a.m. was the re-enactment of the 150th anniversary of the first service of worship held in Saint Agnes Anglican Church, which is the Greenbank Hall. Minister Rev. R.S. Forneri was portrayed by Paul Arculus, the welcome from John Ianson portrayed by Larry Doble, choir directed by Mrs. Denise Bell and organist Mrs. Linda Hunter. Followed by a luncheon. At 2 and 7 p.m. at the Greenbank United Church the Good Brothers performed to raise funds to install an elevator. Both events were excellent!

We need your help! On Wednesday, Sept. 26th at the church at 2 p.m. we will be preparing displays for the Art In The Park to promote our church. Please bring along any pictures, description of what your committee participates in, eg. Milk Bag Matting, Sunday School, VIBE, Men's Breakfast, Guatemala, Ukulele lessons etc. Everyone is invited to come and help us with the displays.

Greeters were Diane and Keith Puckrin, they also lit the Christ candle. Minister Stephanie has placed a petition at the back of the sanctuary to be signed to bring back the 2015 sex education to the schools to keep our children updated and safe. It has been supported by the United Church of Canada. Tara and Terry Taylor visited the birthday box in celebration of their anniversary on Sept. 7th. Tara also read the Mission and Service report. The scripture reader was Chris Acton.

Greeters for next week, Sept. 23rd are Eleanor & Ken Sturman.

There will be a SCUGOG FOOD DRIVE for non-perishable foods and personal items during the month of
September. A donation box will be located at the rear of the sanctuary.

The Greenbank/Seagrave Guatemala Mission Group are selling wax wraps to cover food items to keep foods fresh and to eliminate plastic at a cost of 3 for $20. Contact Kathy Nix at 905-985-0112 or or anyone on the team.

Sept.22 - 9.30 a.m. Your invited to attend a Workshop at Cobourg United Church on to come together and explore the Church's future and share a meal as at the end of 2018 the Presbytery will no longer exist.

Sept. 27 - 7:00 p.m. Let's Talk About It! All are welcome. Topic communicate.

SEPT. 29 - With the financial support of the Spark the Arts Grant from the Scugog Council for the Arts, the Park Committee will be providing free expressive art workshops at Art Day at the Park. Registration will begin at 10 am for 5 workshops planned for 10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 for a maximum of 100 participants, so please register early. Soulful Expression will help each participant create an individual art piece along with a group project. In keeping with Culture Days, the theme will be Celebration of Self and Community. Don't miss out on this great opportunity, along with all the other artist displays and great entertainment
Sept. 30 - 10:00 a.m. Seagrave Church 112th Anniversary. Parishioners from Greenbank United Church, St. Andrews United Church and Vroomanton United Church are invited to attend. Lunch will be served following the service. PLEASE BRING SANDWICHES AND SWEETS BEFORE 10:00 A.M. Please bring a non–perishable food item for the Scugog Food Bank. Thank you.
Sept. 30 - 2:00 p.m. COVENANTING SERVICE at Greenbank Church for Minister Stephanie Richmond.
Oct. 16 6:00 P.M. OUT TO DINNER, more detail to come soon.
Oct. 26 7:30 P.M. Joint Meeting of Seagrave, Greenbank, Sunderland & Vroomanton churches at Sunderland Church. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
Nov. 7 4:45 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ANNUAL TURKEY SUPPER. Note: only 2 settings. By reservation only. Tickets are $25.00, Children 5 - 12 $5.00 . For Tickets call 905-985-7778; 905-985-3595; 905-985- 2489; 705-357-2681.
Oct. 14 – Nov. 25, 9:15-10:15 am. There is an exciting new program being held during Seagrave Sunday School. Children ages 7 yrs. and up are invited to come to class and learn to play the UKULELE. Ukuleles are provided. There is room for 6 students however, a waiting list will be made up for those who don’t make the first class. Contact Betty Lou Beacock 905-985-3595 to enroll.

If you wish to volunteer for scripture reading or have a special pray please contact Stephanie Richmond at 905-718-8086 or

Stephanie will be having office hours every Thursday from 10:00- 2:00 in the office at Greenbank. These hours may be subject to change in the event of a pastoral emergency or funeral. Greenbank office phone number is 905-985-0844

If you have upcoming church or community events please email then to John Olivero at for the website and in Church calendar.

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, email or Barb at 905-985-8383, email 

If you have announcements that you would like printed in the church bulletin please let Valerie Hunter know by Wednesday each week at



Stephanie will be having office hours every Thursday from 10:00-2:00 in the office at Greenbank. These hours may be subject to change in the event of a pastoral emergency or funeral.
Sept. 24- Session Meeting 7 p.m.
Sept. 24 -Stewards Meeting 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. -choir practice will be at 7:30 p.m. The choir welcomes new members, please come out to the practice.
Covenanting Service -
September 30 @ 2pm at Greenbank United Church
Seagrave's 112th Anniversary -
September 30 @9:30am
NEXT Congregational Meeting for Greenbank United Church is set for
October 14 following worship service.
Save the Date!
October 12 - Greenbank United Church Talent Auction
Greenbank Anniversary Service October 21, 2018 10am Please note: Stephanie and Les will be doing a Pulpit Exchange.


October 28th, 2018 (1:00pm) - Fashion Show ~ Save the date. Details are being worked on but Hamilton Creek in Lindsay have confirmed their participation again.
November 24th, 2018 - Silent & Live Auction ~ Save the date. Silent auction Friday night 6:00pm - 9:00pm & Saturday morning from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Live auction starts at 2:00pm on Saturday.

Sept. 20: Food for Thought Luncheon: 10:00-1;00
Sept. 23: Fiddle Jam, 1:00-5:00pm
Coming Friday,
Oct. 5: Thanksgiving Pie Sale, 3:00pm
St. John's Cresswell 1st Annual Jamboree, Friday Sept. 28, 8:00pm tickets $15.00. Call Anne 705 357 3637 or Gayle 705 357 3552

Woodville and Peniel Church News
October 19 Peniel Turkey supper
October 20 Final service for Bay of Quinte Conference, former George Street United in Peterborough. Everyone welcome.

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

is seen what you believe.!”

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