Rockingham United Church Announcements

February 23rd, 2019

“Moved by the winds of God,

bearing gifts of faith,

respect and peace,

charting a course for Life.”


Contact Info:

Minister: Rev Sarah Reaburn - 902-443-2947, ext 1


Office Administrator: Sylvia Thorne - 902-443-2947, ext 2


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We welcome you to Rockingham United today! 

Please join us following the service for Coffee and Conversation! 

The Elevator in the lobby takes you to our lower level hall & our washrooms.

Our AED is located on our lower level, in our hall beside the stairway to the Narthex 


Thank you to our greeters and ushers today:



Amber & Emily B

Alanah, Ashlyn & Page

Upcoming Events at RUC:

Feb 23       10:30 am Worship – Youth Sunday – we welcome members from Scouts Canada and Girl Guides of Canada who will be joining us in the service as they celbrate Baden                         Powell Week.

                                    Fundscrip Orders are DUE! 

Feb 25       10:30 am Worship at Parkland with the Pastorcal Care Team. 

Feb 25         5:00 pm Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, UCW Bake Sale & Youth Crafts Sale

Feb 25         7:00 pm Church Council to meet on the stage

Feb 26       10:00 am  Friendly Social Gathering

Feb 26        7:00 pm  Ash Wednesday Service...or friends from Fairview United will be join us

Feb 27        1:30 pm  Jean Hogan Unit to meet in the Fireside Room

                    1:30 pm Clayton Park UCW Unit to meet at the home of Janet Patterson

Mar 1         10:30 am Worship – First Sunday of Lent

Mar 3          7:00 pm  Worship Committee to meet in the Fireside Room

Mar 4          7:00 pm  Laura Wright Unit to meet at the home of Heahter McLearn.  Please note the change from our usual week. This is to allow members to attend the Ash Wednesday service

                    7:30 pm Quiet Lent


Rockingham Reflections deadline is TODAY (February 23rd). Please submit any items to Gary This issue will cover March, April and May. 

Tax Receipts for 2019 are now ready!  Please pick yours up from the Stewardship Committee today!  Thank you for your generous support! 

Friendly Social Gathering,   February the 26th, 10 -11:30 AM. Wear your Tartans, and bring along your singing voice..  The John B  Band is digging out the SCOTTISH  MUSIC. , and Gerry B will have some choice stories to tell!  If you wish, bring along something to share at the Refreshment Break.  Questions to Joan Munro 902-443-1874 

Final Call - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper: This Tuesday February 25th  5 – 7 p.m. for the 13th annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Pancakes, Sausages, Home Made Baked Beans & Sweets. The event also includes a UCW Bake Sale and a Bake Sale and Crafts Sale by the Youth Group in support of the Out of the Cold Shelter. Tickets, the price of which has not changed in years ($8 adult, $5 child, $25 family), will be available before and after Worship this Sunday, at the door and by contacting the church office . This is a project of The Men of RUC. Last major feast before the rigours of Lent…… 

The UCW will be holding a bake sale in conjunction with the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 26, 2020. Anyone with baked goods to donate to the sale should bring the items to the church hall between 2:30 and 4:30 on the day of the sale. Please mark all items clearly with the name and telephone number of the donor. Food handling regulations require that we keep a record of all food offered for sale – without the information we cannot sell your items! 

Quiet Lent - March 4, March 25  7:30-8:15 pm.   Join us for a time of quiet, contemplative, informal worship. 

Bulletin Dedications 2020 - If you would like to dedicate a bulletin in memory of a loved one, the list of available dates for 2020 is now posted in the church hall on the storage room door.  Please provide your written dedication to the office at least one week before your dedication is scheduled.  Recommended donation for bulletin dedication is $50 which is used to offset the cost of purchasing, processing and printing of the weekly bulletin. 

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The 2020 World Day of Prayer Service will be held on Friday, March 6th at 1:00 pm, at St. Benedict's Parish Church, 45 Radcliffe Drive, Halifax NS. The Rockingham United Church Women will be taking part in the service, which was  written by the women of Zimbabwe and features the theme: "Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk". 

Are you ready to plan a great summer? Camp Kidston is! We have been providing faith-based, nature-based camping programs for children and youth in Nova Scotia for more than 50 years. Registration is now open at . We are also pleased to announce that we have added a second Family Camp weekend in August this year, due to the tremendous demand we have had for this program. Be sure to sign up soon, as sessions fill quickly. An Early Bird Discount is available before March 1.  

YARD SALE 2020!!  Start gathering your treasures together for the RUC Yard Sale, 2020 edition. The tentative date for our Yard Sale will be Saturday, May 2nd. We are looking for help with the following:

1.  Do you have some space in a garage or basement where we could store larger items until the sale?

2.  We are looking for volunteers to form a team to help plan and execute this event.  Many hands make light work!  

Youth Forum and Intermediates @ Conference Registration is Now Open Intermediates at Conference (I@C) is our program tailored to middle school and junior high age participants. Our theme this year is “Building Community” and we have some amazing adventures, games, talks and so much more planned for you! Please contact the I@C Registrar, Joy Hewitt if you have any questions specific to I@C registration via email:
Youth Forum (YF) is our program developed for high school and university age participants. We have some amazing activities, games and so much more planned for you! Please contact the I@C Registrar, Grace MacMillan if you have any questions specific to YF registration via email:
Due to a generous financial offering from the two Regions, we are delighted to offer you a special registration fee of $150 to all participants this year.  We are so excited to have you come join us for what promises to be an inspirational, fun and fantastic time! We can’t wait to see each and every one of you there in May!  To register, plase contact our church office.

The Friday, February 28th RSVP deadline for Beth Wilson's 65th Birthday Dance on Mar. 13th is fast approaching.  Please reply yes or no by Feb. 28th to, in person or at 902-457-1958  More than 60 people are already coming from other groups, but only a dozen yes and no replies have been received so far from RUC folks.  RUC is the biggest group and I need firm numbers so we have cake and punch for  everyone without a lot of waste.  Please see the details on the last page of the December issue of Rockingham Reflections on the RUC website (it will also be in the February issue). 

1st Clayton Park Scouts invites members of the congregation to join them Monday Feb 24 from 6:30-8:00pm for our Campfire Cafe and bake sale. We will be hosting a indoor campfire ceremony with youth from all of our sections including songs, skits and stories. We invite everyone that has previously been involved in scouting to wear or bring their campfire blanket, necker, sash, etc to share with our youth. There will be refreshments (hot chocolate, juice) available as well as a bake sale for our fundraiser. 

Bridgeview District Girl Guides are pleased to invite you to their Thinking Day Tea & Sale in our church hall, Saturday, Feb 29 from 2 – 4 pm.  Cost is $3.  Join us for Tea/coffee/lemonade and baked goodies, crafts, games, used books and toys and MORE!  All are welcome!  Proceeds of this event help support their Summer Camp. 

The King’s Chorus 10th Anniversary Concert – Dixit Dominus by G.F. Handle with works by Charpentier and Pärl.  Sunday March 15 at 7 pm at the Cathedral Church of All Saints.  Tickets are $10 student ($15 at the door), $20 adults ($25 at the door), $40 priority, $75 patron and may be purchased through the King’s Co-op Bookstore, on-line at and at the door.  

Halifax West Music Students Fundraiser for their trip to New York this April!  Spaghetti dinner, Saturday, February 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m., $10 for adults, $7 for kids under 12., Tickets available at the door or from Paige Thornton.