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St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin July 29, 2012

• St. Matthew’s Calendar
• SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
• Annual reports due
• Thanks to ...
• Camp Kidston
• Grannies extraordinaire
• Summer Scratch Choir
• Summer office hours
• In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar
July 26 – SummerSounds@Barrington concert, 12:15 pm
Aug. 5 – Rev. Betsy Hogan returns from vacation

SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
The SummerSounds@Barrington concert series is held at St. Matthew’s on Thursdays during July and August. Bring your lunch to the church for a weekly concert 12:15–1 pm. Suggested donation is $5. For information call 429-1680.

Aug. 2 – Anna Bond, contralto; Jane Miller, piano
Aug. 9 – Ardyth & Jennifer, Celtic harps, with Pam Mason
Aug. 16 – Karen Myatt & Trio
Aug. 23 – Marcel d’Entremont, tenor; Jennifer King, piano
Aug. 30 – Helen Tucker, organ

Annual Reports due
Committee chairs, year-end is upon us and all annual reports are due by Aug. 31. Please submit your reports to Dora at the church office, either by hand or via email, stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca

Thanks to ...
Rev. Margaret Sagar, for filling in while Rev. Betsy Hogan has been on vacation

Camp Kidston
There are limited spaces available at the remaining sessions this summer, but please check the website www.campkidston.com for registration forms and details.

The camp has had more requests for assistance than the Sponsorship Fund has been able to support, so your financial donation (any amount) for this fund is appreciated. Donate online at the camp website using the Donate Now button, or by mail to Arthur Kidston Memorial Camp, Sponsorship Fund, Box 38153, Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X2.

Grannies extraordinaire
In recent years breakfasting women from St. Matthew’s have contributed to the Rockingham Grannies, who raise money for African grandmothers through the Stephen Lewis Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. We recently learned that the Rockingham Grannies has raised a total of $68,460.12 for the cause since 2007. This is an incredible accomplishment that reflects the longstanding commitment, enthusiasm, and energy of this group. We are proud to offer our congratulations to the Rockingham Grannies and our continued support for African grandmothers.

Summer Scratch Choir
The Summer Scratch Choir meets on Sunday at 9:45 am to rehearse hymns and service music – easy anthems and lots of support from regular choristers. No experience necessary! Contact Wayne Rogers, 429-1680, or just show up Sunday morning.

Summer office hours
The church office is open Tuesday–Friday from 8 am to noon. For pastoral emergencies during the summer, please call 423-9209; messages will be checked daily.

In the Community
St. Andrew’s Summer Concert – Thur. Aug. 23, 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coburg Road, featuring Jonathan MacArthur, tenor, and Marcia Swanston, mezzo soprano. Tickets $15 adult, $10 students (free for school-age children) available at the door.


Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca , 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, 423-9209
Sunday Breakfast: 8:30–9:30 am, Worship: 10:30 am
Choir rehearsals: Thursdays, Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm (resuming in September)
Lunch Bunch Community Choir: Fridays at 12 noon (resumes in September)
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca

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