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June 30, 2013 – St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
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•  St. Matthew’s Calendar
•  Congratulations to ...
•  SummerSounds@Barrington concert series
•  Pride Float update
•  Support Camp Kidston
•  Only 25 keys unplayed in the grand piano fundraising
•  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

Congratulations to ...
- Our high school graduates: Craig Wallace, Colyer Roil, Isabella Dini, and Jack Fraser. Our prayers and best wishes for much happiness and success in the future.
- Laurette Geldenhuys, MD, FRCPC, on being named 2013 Specialist of the Year for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A member of St. Matthew’s, Dr. Geldenhuys is  anatomical pathologist and division head at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and professor at Dalhousie University. Her clinical focus is nephropathology, cytopathology, and gynecological pathology. In addition to research on Fabry disease and the effects of environmental toxins, she has an interest in medical education and the medical humanities. Congratulations, Laurette, on this prestigious honour from your peers.

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.

Only 25 keys to play 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@ns.sympatico.ca.

In the Community
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – until 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.

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.

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