Seagrave United Church News April 23, 2018

Mother Nature has finally got things running smoothly! Spring has finally arrived!
Don Adams (Mariposa Estates) has returned home from Florida early this year to attend his Mother's 100th Birthday celebration held in Belleville on April 2nd. Apologies to Don for this being late, but the gremlins were having fun.

Jim and Lee Baverstock were greeters and lit the Christ Candle. Eleanor Sturman visited the Birthday box. Tara Bailey-Taylor read two entries regarding Mission and Service. The choir sang a lovely Ministry in Music this morning, with a solo by John DeBono. The subject of Children's time was dealing with Fear. The minister had a puppet named Opal the Ostrich who was afraid to go to Church for the first time, and sought advice from a little boy in the congregation. The main sermon also dealt with fear. Fear can build upon itself if we let it. However, it is part of Life, and can be good, but can also be debilitating. God's love can help us overcome any fear. Trust God and stop the voice of fear.

Many Seagravers met at Col. Mustards in Port Perry to wish Rosalind and Ken Stephens well on their move to Bowmanville.

April 9 - June 3rd - Seagrave Church is fundraising with Otter Greenhouses at 315 Medd Rd., in Epsom. Simply buy your flowers and let the cashier know you wish to place your purchase with Seagrave Church.

There will be a scrap, e-waste and bottle collection at the Earth Day event on Saturday April 28 from 9am to 1pm at the Seagrave Park. There will also be a used book sale. (we are accepting donated books at 16 Coryell St, across from the Church. Please place books in the bin on the front porch) and you can bring your milk bags for the Seagrave United Church to use for their Milk Bag Mats. All funds raised go to improving the park.

The Seagrave men's group again this year are looking to send two young people to camp Quin- mo-Lac in the summer cost covered by the men's group, please contact Rick Mcaskill 905 985 8383 or

The Seagrave men's group are once again having a fun day of golf and dinner at Sunnybrae Golf course Saturday June 23, tee off time 2.00 pm dinner around 5.00 again please call Rick to hold a spot 905 985 8383 or

Registration is now open for Ladies (Over 40) Fun baseball league. Games are Tuesday nights in Seagrave. Please call Sharon Mason at 905-986-1400 or Dianne Lewis at 905-985-1529

Apr 29 - 9:15 a.m. Service will be conducted by Betty Somerville, guest speaker Pastor Kathy MacIntosh from Port Perry. Greeters Donna Kent and John Olivero.
May 3 - 7.00 p.m. Let's Talk About! All welcome to join us in discussing Acts 10: 44-48.
May 3 - 7.30 p.m. Stewards Meeting to discuss yard sale.
May 6 - please remember the Hike for Hospice Palliative Care at the Port Perry Fairgrounds. The money from the walk will go to the building of the new Hospice in Port Perry Registration begins at 10:00- 1200.
May 6 - 9:15 a.m. Church service to be lead by Tara Bailey-Taylor
May 9 - 7:30 - Greenbank, Seagrave, Sunderland and Vroomanton churches are meeting at Seagrave to discuss our futures. Everyone welcome. Coffee & Snacks to follow.
May 24 -7.00 p.m. Let's Talk About! NOTE DATE CHANGE. All welcome to attend and share our conversation.
May 25th and May 26th is the Annual Yard Sale.
June 23 - 2:00 p.m. Seagrave men's group are once again having a fun day of golf and dinner at Sunnybrae Golf course.
Aug. 13-17 - 1:30 - 4:30 Seagrave VIBE - volunteers are needed. Please contact Betty Lou at 905-985-3595, Community Service hours can be earned

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

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

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.

May 19 - 8:00 - 12:00 p.m. Plant Sale in Pavilion by the Church. Funds raised to support proposed lift for the church
June 2 - 7:00 p.m. LIVE CONCERT by Naomi Bristow. Check her website at or listen to her live on u-tube -(https;// $15.00 each - call Deb 905-985-2090 or Susan 905-985-4504.

Information re the Guatemala trip for Apr. 2019 - contact or 905-985-2006. Deadline for applications is Apr. 29th. July 9-13, 2018

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.

May 6th, 2018 (10:45am) - 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.
May 26th, 2018 (6:00pm) - Supper & Loonie Auction Supper at 6:00pm, auction & more fun at 7:00pm. Save the date. Details are being worked out and will follow shortly.
St. Andrew's United Church Contacts:
Board Chair - Kerry Haswell @ 705-340-0413, M&P - Judy Vestby @ 705-357-3380, Rev. Les Hills @ 705-357-3056

The Scugog Prayer Breakfast This non-partisan gathering is for elected public officials, ministerial leaders, first responders, the military, business owners, students, and members of the Scugog community. We hope you will join us in a spirit of honour, unity and community to fellowship, share a meal and to pray for those who lead our community, province and country. Hosted by ScugogOne, a newly formed Christian initiative. Tuesday May 15, 2018 7 AM - 9 AM Sunnybrae Golf Club 1430 King St, Port Perry. Tickets $20 Table of 8- $200 Sponsorships Available Jane at 905-260-6679 or Helen at 905-244-0823

Manilla Hall Events- April 2018
Gentle Fit Exercises: Sat. mornings from 8:15 - 9:15am. Info at 705-432-2355 ext. 243

Yoga Classes every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Info at 705-432-2355 ext.243

Friday mornings 10:00-11:00am: Guided Meditation started Friday, February 16 to April 27. Info at 705 432 3322

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 


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