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.”
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
**WE ARE DESIGNATED A SCENT FREE ENVIRONMENT**
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
deadline is TODAY (February 23rd). Please submit any items to Gary
email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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
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
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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 www.campkidston.com
. 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!
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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).
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
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.
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 tickethalifax.com and at the door.