Seagrave United Church News Jan 14, 2018

We have had our January thaw and right back into a deep freeze......all in one day! I know that I woke up to find green grass and went to bed with the lawn covered in snow and ice.

The pot luck luncheon and celebration given for Rev. Richard and Marcia Parker was AWESOME. The Greenbank and Seagrave churches provided food and more food to feed an army of friends who came to wish Richard and Marcia a healthy and happy retirement(?) Just can't see this man being retired for long. We thank God for bringing Richard and Marcia to us. The Parkers brought this pastoral charge together once again. Tears were shed, laughter and memories shared. We shall miss you, Richard and Marcia but we welcome Stephanie and Bill to lead the flock now.

Sympathy goes to Rod Foster and family on the recent passing of his wife, Marie.

The greeters on Sunday were Jack and Elizabeth Redshaw. Elizabeth lit the Christ candle at the beginning of the service. Len Somerville and Verna Gagnon visited the birthday box. Our new minister Stephanie's children's story started with a question. How does God contact us? With a phone! No, He talks to us in different ways, such as music, praying and nature. Sunday was the 2nd day of Epiphany. An epiphany moment is when you open your heart to God to a divine minute speaking to our maker. Betty Lou Beacock read the scriptures.

Birthday wishes also to Rosalind Stephens (14th), Justin Thomas (17th), Peter Booth (20th), Craig Short (22nd), Joyce Abraham (22nd) and Katie O'Hara (23rd).

Committee reports are due for the 2017 annual report by Jan. 28th. Betty Lou wishes to have them on the 21st. Submit your reports to Betty Lou Beacock to

If you wish to volunteer for scripture readings or community prayers on Sunday, contact Stephanie Richmond at 905-718-8086 or

Jan. 16 - The community and parishioners are invited to Seagrave United Church to a "Meet and Greet" our new minister Stephanie Richmond 2- 4 p. m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Jan. 17 - 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and every 3rd Wed. of the month, Seagrave Church is reaching into the community with BIG BID EUCHRE NIGHT in the basement of the church. Contact John Olivero at 905-449-8608 for more information.

Jan. 18 - 7:00 p.m. Turkey Supper review meeting.

Jan. 19 - 7:30 p.m. Greenbank Church Trashion Fashion Show See Greenbank Evening UCW members for tickets - $15. Everyone welcome!!! They would make great Christmas gifts!!!

Jan 20 - 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Come celebrate Keith Bacon's 80th Birthday with a open house at Greenbank United Church, light luncheon.

Jan. 21 - 10:00 a.m. Combined Service at GREENBANK, followed by a light luncheon. NOTE! Seagrave Church will be closed.

Jan. 25 - 7:00 p.m. Let’s Talk About with Stephanie Richmond. All Welcome.

Feb. 10 – 9:00 a.m. VALENTINE BREAKFAST hosted by the Men's Breakfast Group. Contact Rick at 985-8383 or if you wish to attend.

Would anyone with CHURCH OR COMMUNITY EVENTS coming up or even 6 months from now, please email them to John Olivero, to put on the web calendar. Session feels this is a good place to keep people updated and can be accessed by smart phone, etc.

Manilla Hall Events- January 2018
January 18 is the Food for Thought Luncheon. Speakers start at 10am followed by a homemade lunch. Speakers are Ryan Alexander from CoKL Community Care telling us about their Hospice Program, Sophie Lott with CELHIN, she is the self-management coordinator for a workshop on Getting the Most from your Healthcare appointment and Andrea Shaw from Hearth Place a wonderful cancer support center. Admission $7.00. RSVP to 705 357 3637

January 28, 1:00pm - 5:00pm: Fiddle Jam is back with lots of good music, dancing and camaraderie. Easy access. Lunch available. Info at 705 357 3637.

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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