Home       About       Church Staff       News       Worship       Community       Contact   
Affirm United
Sunday Worship 10:30am
  Home -> News Archives


NEWS ARCHIVES

St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin July 26, 2011

St. Matthew’s Calendar
SummerSounds@Barrington Thursday, 12:15 pm
Pastoral Care
Annual Reports
Thanks to ...
Joining St. Matthew’s
United Church Emergency Appeal
Community Calendar


St. Matthew’s Calendar
• July 28, 12:15 pm – Concert featuring Pamela Rogers, mezzo-soprano, and Hannah Parks, piano

SummerSounds@Barrington, Thursdays at 12:15 pm
The July 28 concert features Pamela Rogers, mezzo-soprano, and Hannah Parks, piano. Pamela lives in Lunenburg, where she teaches voice. Our popular summer concerts take place at 12:15 pm on Thursdays during July and August. Bring your lunch, enjoy great music, and recommend the concerts to friends. Suggested donation $5.

Pastoral Care
In case of a pastoral emergency during Rev. Betsy Hogan’s summer vacation (July 30 – Aug. 22), please leave a message at the church office, 423-9209, or call Dr. Dora Stinson, 470-6679 or 452-1824 (cell).

Annual Reports
Year-end reports for the Annual Report are due Aug. 23. Please submit reports to Dora at the church office, either in person or by email, stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca

Thanks to ...
• Johan Geldenhuys, Julie Wilson, Hope Toumishey, and Marg Machum for organizing last weekend’s Art Exhibition and Scottish Tea.

Joining St. Matthew’s
We will welcome new members in a celebration of baptism / confirmation and transfer from other congregations, on Sunday, Sept. 4. If you would like to officially join the congregation, please contact Rev. Betsy Hogan, stmatts.betsy@ns.sympatico.ca

United Church Emergency Appeal
In response to the drought crisis and famine in East Africa, the United Church has committed $50,000 from its emergency response fund to the humanitarian relief work of its partners in the region. The ACT Alliance, the National Council of Churches in Kenya, and the Organization of African Instituted Churches report that this is the worst drought to hit the region in 60 years. ACT’s priorities are to meet the urgent need for food, clean water, shelter, and medicine and to join forces with other humanitarian agencies. Online donations can be made at the United Church website www.united-church.ca

Community Calendar
An evening with Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta, presenting her recent book “Refusing to be Enemies: Palestinian and Israel Nonviolent Resistance to the Israeli Occupation”, on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 pm, Spencer House, 5596 Morris St. An advocate of nonviolent means to bring about social change, Maxine has lived in Jerusalem, travelled extensively to Israel and the West Bank, and worked with both Israeli and Palestinian organizations.

***

Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca , 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, 423-9209
Sunday worship: 10:30 am
Choir rehearsals: We’re on summer holiday, but in September we will meet on Thursdays, Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm

Enjoy St. Matthew’s United Church weekly eBulletin. Contact the office to add your email or to unsubscribe: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca or 423-9209