Seagrave United Church News Dec 10, 2018

Only 15 days until Christmas day!
For all who attended THEE CHRISTMAS TRACTOR PARADE in Enniskillen on Wed. Evening, what an amazing parade!

This is the time of year that families get together to celebrate. The Short Family gathered at the hall at Seagrave Church on Sat. afternoon. Over 40 cousins, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles enjoyed a delicious pot luck supper.
Sunday afternoon the family of Ken and Eleanor Sturman gathered at the Sturman home.

Absolutely awesome! The production of "Mamma Mia" the musical, at the Town Hall in P.P., congratulations to everyone involved.

On Saturday, Paul Arculus launched his new book entitled "Nip 'n Tuck" at the Scugog Memorial Library. It is a history of the Port Whitby, Port Perry and Lindsay Railway. Paul spoke to a packed house about various interesting stories with hints of humour that are in his book. There is no lack of talent in our area.

Our prayers are with Irene Sutch who underwent heart surgery on Monday and to any others who are dealing with health issues.

Happy Birthday wishes to Minister Stephanie Dec. 14 and Brooke Acton on the 11th who visited the birthday box. A belated Happy Birthday to Bailey Taylor on the 6th.

Fifty three Samaritan's Purse shoe boxes were delivered to Woodstock on Tuesday by Tara Taylor, Howard Payne and Rick McAskill. They worked one 4 hour shift of sorting along with others and processed 5,000 shoeboxes.

Eleven children thoroughly enjoyed the "Science at Church Rocks vs. Minerals" with geologist Cathy on Sunday and each left with a gem stone to remind them of their experiment.
Greeters were Katie O'Hara and Bill Richmond. Jack and Elizabeth Redshaw lit the Christ candle, read the 2nd Advent reading and lit the 1st candle of HOPE and the 2nd candle of PEACE. Scripture reader was Barb Martyn. The choir sang a lovely anthem entitled "Star Child". Minister Stephanie asked The Youth and Young at Heart, what does Peace mean to you? She had one side of the congregation talk to one another and the other side to take a deep breath, relax and think of inner peace and then reversed the process. Stephanie's message was about the busy Christmas season, company coming and the extra effort we take at this time of the year decorating, sprucing up the house, gifts, cooking and baking which is a lot of work. There are so many things demanding our attention. The reason being that is what we do. It is suggested to take the time to prepare for the coming of the Christ Child, the Prince of Peace, clear a path, open our hearts to hope, joy and love and ask the Holy Spirit for peace in our lives. Take a deep breath and bring the true spirit of Christmas into your hearts. Tara Taylor read the Mission and Service report, entitled "Love Thy Neighbours".

Those wishing to place poinsettias in memory of loved ones please contact Diane Puckrin at 905-985-2489 for names to be in bulletin before
Dec. 12.


Dec. 2 - Dec. 23 - 9.15 a.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item or paper product for Scugog Food Bank. Box at the back of sanctuary.
Dec. 2 - Dec. 30 - 9.15 a.m. We are looking for donations of clean, gently used towels, bedding and travel size toiletries to be donated to "A Place Called Home" in Lindsay. Box at the back of sanctuary.
Dec. 11 - 12.00 p.m. Out To Lunch. Menu: Turkey luncheon with all the trimmings, desserts, refreshments and entertainment. Free will offering. Donations of non-perishable items for the Scugog Food Bank will be appreciated. If you wish to reserve a seat at the table contact Jean at 905-985-9921 or a grammiejean2010@hotmail.com. A sign up sheet is in the vestibule for food items. Christmas Music by the Nightingales.
Dec. 13 - 7.00 p.m. Affirming meeting in the sanctuary at Greenbank. There will be a movie so bring a cushion, popcorn or whatever will make you comfortable.
Dec. 16 - 9:15 a.m. Doug Ferris of Greenbank our guest speaker.
Dec. 16 - 2:00p.m. Tinsel and Tears service (Blue Christmas ) with Minister Stephanie.
Dec. 24 - 4:00 p.m. Wagon Rides with the Durward's. Christmas Eve service at 5:00 p.m. All are Welcome
Jan. 19 - 7.30 p.m. Joyful Noise Choir coming to Seagrave Church. Enjoy the music of the 50's. 60's and 70's and sing along or dance in the aisles. Tickets $20. Contact Rick 985-8383, Keith 985-2489 or Linda 985-8856. Followed by light refreshments and treats.

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

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. Friday is her day of rest.

When Stephanie is on Holidays should an emergency arise please contact: Les Hills, Pastoral Care Supervising Minister Sunderland United Church 705-357-3056. Home 705-357-0003

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

Check out our website www.seagrave-church.com  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  barberick@sympatico.ca.


Please submit your news to Jean at 905-985-9921, email grammiejean2010@hotmail.com or Barb at 905-985-8383, email barberick@sympatico.ca. 

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



GREENBANK NEWS

Anyone wishing to place a poinsettia or flower in the sanctuary in memory of a loved of at Christmas please contact Valerie 905 985 3586 or valerieaprilhunter@gmail.com with names you would like printed in the bulletin before
Dec. 12.
Stephanie will be having office hours every Thursday from 10-2 in the office at Greenbank. These hours may be subject to change in the event of a pastoral emergency or funeral.
When Stephanie is on Holidays should an emergency arise please contact: Les Hills, Pastoral Care Supervising Minister Sunderland United Church 705-357-3056 Home 705-357-0003
Dec. 13 - 7.00 p.m. Affirming meeting in the sanctuary at Greenbank. There will be a movie so bring a cushion, popcorn or whatever will make you comfortable.
Anyone that would be available to remove snow from the steps and sidewalk for one month this winter please contact Kim 905-985-2522 or Valerie 905-985-3586.
Thursdays at 1pm - please join us for a guided meditation with Stephanie.
Choir Rehearsal will be Sundays at 9:30 a.m. No rehearsals on Thursday evenings.
Did you know that Science is NOT a part of the school curriculum in Guatemala?
This April, our team will be bringing Science to Guatemala! One of the lessons that we will be sharing with 5 different schools will be on structures and building. We intend to develop a teaching program and resources to leave with the 5 schools that we visit. SO...We are now collecting Lego! - both new and used (not Mega Blocks) to take with us as an activity to do with the children, and to leave at the schools as a resource.
Stay tuned for regular team updates - and be sure to Like us on Facebook and Instagram! For more information, or to get involved with supporting the team, please contact greenbankmissionteam@gmail.com or call 905-985-2006.


CANNINGTON
Book Club at Trinity Cannington UC on Wed
Jan 23 with soup supper at 5:30pm and discussion at 6:30pm; "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi

Manilla Hall Events- December 2018
Gentle Fit Exercises: Sat. mornings from 8:15am - 9:15am. Info at 705-432-2355 ext. 243
Restorative Yoga: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30. Info at 705-432-2355
Yoga Classes Thursdays from 7:45 to 8:45 pm. Info at 705-432-2335
A Manilla Hall Fundraiser: our 2019 "Memories of Manilla" calendars are now available for the same price as last year, just $10.00. Order your calendars by signing up at Manilla General Store or by calling 705- 357- 3637 or they will be available at any of the Hall events.
Children's Christmas Party:
Dec.15. 10:30-1:30. Lots of crafts, lunch and fun and Santa's coming too. Don't forget to register at facebook.com/manillahall so Santa knows you're coming.
Dec.20 is the Food for Thought Luncheon. Speakers start at 10am followed by a homemade lunch. Our speakers will be Bruce Taylor from Cannington Historical Society telling us about who wrote the "Hardy Boys" books, then Lorrie Houston from Community Care Durham telling us what programs they offer, followed by some entertainment with Christmas songs. Admission $7.00. RSVP to 705 357 3637
Next Fiddle Jam, will be
Dec. 30 where we can usher in the New Year a little early. Hope to see you all then. Admission $5.00

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

is seen what you believe.!”

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