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May 26, 2013 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
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Contents
•  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

Steady progress in 88 Keys fundraising campaign
The May–June 2013 mini-fundraising campaign for the grand piano has now heard from 16 supporters who have given a total of $4,525 to retire the debt. The Allen McKenzie Reid and Jim Holland music funds, plus individual donations and five fundraising concerts, have raised all but $5,775 of the cost of the piano. We’re getting there!

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. For more information contact Jill Rafuse, 492-4523 or rafuse<at-symbol>ns.sympatico.ca.

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 ...
-Ken Moors and members of the Worship/Music Committee for their leadership in worship on Sunday. Rev. Betsy Hogan was attending the meeting of Maritime Conference in Sackville, NB, along with Presbytery representatives Marg Arklie and Marg Machum, Rev. Karen Pearce and John Pearce.
-    The family of the late Marion Kirby, who provided flowers in the church on Sunday in her memory.

Condolences to ...
-    The family of the late Ilene Jackson, whose burial service is being held on Tue., May 28 at Fairview Cemetery.

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” – Tue., 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.

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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