Seagrave United Church News Jan. 13, 2019

What a beautiful sunny day. Not a lot of snow here in Scugog, BUT, I know that some snowmobilers found trails that are open further north. Just remember the lake ice is not safe. A lot of open water areas in Lake Scugog.

The Park Committee would like to thank the Greenbank Lions for their generous donation of $150 towards the Park. This money was raised via their fall fertilizer sales. Thank you to all those that support the Greenbank Lions and all the wonderful things they do for our Community.

The Jolly 10 Group gathered at the home of Ken and Eleanor on Sat. for their bi-monthly evening of fellowship and delicious dinner.

Mariposa Men's Lob ball baseball League is looking to start a team in Seagrave playing on Sunday nights starting at 6:00 or 7:00 pm., first game May 11, 2019. Two players can be the age of 32 and the rest over 35. In most case you need 15 players to make a team. Contact John Olivero at  if interested.

Happy Birthday wishes to Len Somerville (Jan. 14th), who visited the birthday box, and to Peter Booth (Jan. 20th), Verna Gagnon(Jan. 21st), Craig Short (Jan 22nd), and Katie O’Hara (Jan.23rd).

This weeks Thank You of appreciation goes to Tara and Terry Taylor for their work on the power point presentations and Betty Lou Beacock for continuing to teach the ukulele class. The greeters were Betty Lou and Don Beacock. The Christ candle was lit by Evelyn Pike and Stephanie Richmond. Scripture readers were Barb Martyn and Rick McAskill. The choir hummed one verse of “I Cannot Tell” and sang the remaining versus beautifully. Tara Taylor read the Minute for Mission report about Multi Faith and a Safe Space. Opal the hand puppet ostrich visited the Youth and Young at Heart Time and explained the procedure of baptism and how Jesus was baptized in the river and it is not scary to be baptized. Minister Stephanie’s message was about the Baptism of Jesus and how the white dove appeared and landed on His shoulder. This was a message from God to publicly acclaim who Jesus was. The New Creed which is read as part of a baptism was read in unison to remind us of our vows. During the Prayer of the People Stephanie took a cedar branch and dipped it into water, turning to the east, south, west and north and sprinkled water into the air in each direction for all God’s people to be renewed by the water of Christ, stating that all is possible. During this procedure David Hooker maneuvered the Rain Stick simulating the sound of the waters which was most impressive.

NOTE: If you or someone you know has changed their address, home phone no., or e-mail address, please let Barb know @ barberick! or 985-8383 so that she can up-date the listing.

IMPORTANT: All committee reports for the ANNUAL REPORT must be submitted by Feb. 2nd to the coordinator, Betty Lou Beacock.

Jan. 19 - 7:30 p.m. JOYFULL NOISE CHOIR is 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 are $20.00 and can be obtained from Linda @ 985-8856, Keith @ 985-2489 or Rick @ 985-8383. Followed by light refreshments and treats.
Jan. 22 - 7:00 p.m. Shared Ministry Meeting at Greenbank.
Jan. 24 - 7:00 p.m. LET’S TALK ABOUT. Everyone welcome.
Feb. 9 – 9:00 a.m. VALENTINE’S BREAKFAST Details to follow.
Feb. 26 – 7:30 p.m. OFFICIAL BOARD MEETING at Greenbank.

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. 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 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 10-2 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

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 or call 905-985-2006.

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.

Next Fiddle Jam, will be Jan. 27 with good music, good dancing and good friends Hope to see you there. Lunch available. 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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