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May 19, 2013 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
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•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  88 Keys fundraising campaign update
•  Photo directory – are you in?
•  Pride Float update
•  Thanks to ...
•  Condolences to ...
•  Need a babysitter?
•  In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar
Sun., May 26 – Session/ Stewards/ Board quarterly meetings
Sun. June 2 – Congregational meeting

88 Keys fundraising campaign update
The May–June 2013 mini-fundraising campaign for the grand piano has already heard from nine supporters who have given a total of $2,400 to retire the debt. The Allen McKenzie Reid and Jim Holland music funds, plus individual donations and five fundraising concerts, have raised all but $8,000 of the cost of the piano. We’re getting there!

Everyone should have received a letter explaining the campaign to pay off the remaining debt on the piano by the first anniversary in mid-June. If you haven’t received a letter or want more information, please  contact Jill Rafuse, 492-4523 or rafuse@ns.sympatico.ca. One key is $100 and a full scale is $1,000, and all donations will be gratefully received. Cheques indicating “Piano Fund” can be made payable to St. Matthew’s United Church. Tax receipts will be issued at the end of 2013.

Photo directory – are you in?
Thanks to David Fraser and Tim Covert, we will soon have a new church photo directory. If you haven’t had your photo taken yet, or if you have a photo already that you would like them to use, please email david.fraser@gmail.com

Pride Float update
We have a truck, a design and a plan! Soon we will be getting together to build and decorate so that we can make our float beautiful and churchy. Please let Betsy know if you are interested in helping out.

Thanks to ...
-  Everyone who made sandwiches on wintry Thursday nights while the Out of the Cold Shelter was open in the St. Matthew’s basement. The shelter closed April 30. Your interest, cooperation and support was very much appreciated! With thanks from Jean Hattie, sandwich coordinator.
-   Scott Taylor, Sunday’s substitute organist. Wayne Rogers attended a High Cs choral weekend in Digby.

Condolences to ...
-    The family of the late Dr. Vincent Audain of our congregation, whose funeral was held on May 19. Please hold his wife, Janet, and their children in your prayers.

Need a babysitter?
Bella Dini, a Grade 12 student at Sacred Heart High School, is available for after-school and weekend babysitting. She is also available in the summer. Her hours are flexible and she is experienced. She can provide her resume upon request. Contact Bella at 817-7790.

In the Community
Karl Jenkins’ “The Peacemakers” – May 28 at 7:30 pm at St. Benedict Church, Dunbrack Street. Performers include EnChor East, conductor Wayne Rogers; Dartmouth Choral Society, conductor Malcolm Bradley; Chebucto Singers, conductor Louise Grinstead; and soprano Sacha Prowse. Wayne Rogers is going to conduct the mass choir. Tickets $20; call Wayne at 429-1680.

Church office: stmatts@ns.sympatico.ca, 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, 423-9209
Sunday Free Breakfast: 8:30–9:30 am, Worship: 10:30 am
Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, 429-1680
Choir rehearsals: Thursdays, Handbell Choir at 6:15 pm and Senior Choir at 7:30 pm
Lunch Bunch Community Choir: Fridays at 12 noon
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca