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June 16, 2013 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
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Contents
•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Only 25 keys unplayed in the grand piano fundraising
•  Thanks to all who volunteer at St. Matthew’s
•  SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
•  Pride Float update
•  Support Camp Kidston
•  Need a babysitter?
•  In the Community

St. Matthew’s Calendar
Thurs. July 4 – Summersounds@Barrington concerts begin, 12 noon
Sun. July 7 – Jazz Festival Service
Sun. July 21 – Pride Week Service

Only 25 keys left in 88 Keys fundraising campaign
There is only about $2,500 left to pay off in the grand piano debt, thanks to the generosity of more than 30 contributors. With your help, we can retire this obligation in June!

Contribution levels are Noteable (up to $99), Middle C or 1 key ($100), Major Third or 5 keys ($300), Major Fifth or 8 keys ($500), Dominant Seventh or 10 keys ($750) and a Full Scale or 12 keys ($1,000). All donations help and will be gratefully received. Cheques indicating “Piano Fund” can be made payable to St. Matthew’s United Church and left in the collection plate on Sunday, or sent to the church office. 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.

Thanks to all who volunteer at St. Matthew’s ...
- Sunday School teachers
- members of Session, Stewards, Boards and committees
- ushers, counters, Sunday readers, bulletin folders and Fellowship Time hosts
- members of our singing and ringing choirs
- Breakfast team leaders and helpers
- those who organized and made sandwiches for the shelter
- everyone who gives of their time, talent and resources to support St. Matt’s
- the fathers and Stewards of the congregation, led by the intrepid Ken Moors, who prepared such a great barbecue lunch last Sunday

Summersounds@Barrington Concert Series
Every Thursday at 12:15 pm enjoy a lunchtime concert at St. Matthew’s. July performers include:
July 4 – Los Flamencos, featuring Sean Harris, tenor, with guitars and percussion
July 11 – Ann Bradley, soprano and Shawn Whynot, keyboards
July 18 – Thistle Scottish Country Dancers
July 25 – Baroque ‘n Fiddle String Quartet

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.

Support Camp Kidston
Camp Kidston is the United Church Halifax Presbytery summer youth camp on Long Lake in the Musquodoboit Valley. Volunteers maintain and repair the property, and Canadian Tire money is one resource they use to finance their work. If you have any to donate, see Rev. Karen Pearce or John Pearce in the church choir on Sunday mornings.

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
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – June 20–July 7 at Pond Playhouse, 6 Parkhill Road. Directed by Jolene Pattison and Scott Taylor, this play features St. Matthew’s favorites Margaret Champion and Karla Bruce in a story of dictionary-driven anxiety. A delightful feature of the production is the inclusion, each night, of volunteer spellers from the audience. Tickets ($16/$13) at Ticket Atlantic, select Atlantic Superstores, Metro Centre, by phone at 451-1221, and online at www.ticketatlantic.com .

Seton Cantata Choir – Wed. June 26 at 7 pm, St. Mark’s Church, corner Russell and Gottingen streets. The choir, directed by Wayne Rogers, will perform a selection of Newfoundland and Maritime folksongs to showcase their program for Festival 500 in St. John’s, Nfld. in July. Freewill offering for St. Mark’s Music Fund and Seton ($10 suggested).

Organ Concerts, James Burchill – July 3 and Aug. 7 at 12:10 pm at Cathedral Church of All Saints, Martello Road. July 3 concert features works by Bach and Reuble. Contributions to the organ restoration fund.

Gretta Vosper – Sun. Aug. 18 at 10:30 am at Fort Massey Church, Queen and Tobin streets. She is the founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity (CCPC) and minister at West Hill United, Scarborough, Ont. Gretta will be participating in a national conference of the CCPC at Saint Mary’s University Aug. 15–17, along with Rev. Bruce Sanguin, Vancouver, and Rev. Nancy Steeves, Edmonton. The conference is open to lay and clergy. See www.ccpchalifax2013.eventbrite.ca

 

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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 rehearsal: Summer Sunday pick-up choir meets at 9:30 am, all welcome
Lunch Bunch Community Choir: Fridays at 12 noon SeptemberJune
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca