St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin June 16, 2019


  • What's coming up
  • Thinking about …
  • Five new members welcomed
  • Book Club June 18
  • St. Matthew's activities


What's coming up at St. Matthew's

Tue. June 18       Book Club, 2 pm

Sat. June 22       Women's Breakfast, Smitty's, 8:30 am (see notice)

Sun. July 14        Jazz Festival Service

Sat. July 20         Pride Parade, 1 pm. If you would like to join other St. Matthew's folks

   in parade-ing together as Affirming United Churches, please speak to Betsy

                              or Wayne Rogers

Sun. July 21        Pride Service


Women's Breakfast

Women of the congregation occasionally enjoy breakfast at Smitty's, corner of Spring Garden Road and Cathedral Lane, opposite the Public Gardens. They will be meeting this Saturday at 8:30 am to have someone else cook and clean up. All women in the congregation are welcome for this pleasant time of conversation over breakfast and coffee.

Thinking about …

Funeral services were held last week for John Pearce and Sybe Moulton of our congregation. Thank you for holding their families in your prayers.

Five new members welcomed

Last Sunday we welcomed five new members who joined St. Matthew's by transferring their memberships from other communities of faith. Our new congregants are:

  • Patricia DeMéo, from St. John’s United, Halifax
  • Dianne Hill, from Hope United, Halifax
  • Stephen Mercer, from St. John’s Anglican, Toronto
  • Allan Mills, from Gordon-Providence United Church in Bridgetown, NS
  • Gordon Murray, Retired Clergy, Region 15 (Nova Scotia Bermuda)


Summer Pick-up Choir meets Sundays at 9:45 am

If you are interested in singing with the sanctuary choir this summer, just turn up on Sunday morning at 9:45 am for a brief rehearsal. Over the years we have welcomed lots of guests to our Summer Pick-Up Choir – no gowns, nothing too difficult, and no pressure – so if you have always wanted to try out the choir, have visitors who like to sing, or just feel moved by the spirit to come early for church, you will be welcome.

St. Matthew’s Activities

Sunday Free Breakfast  – Sundays 8:30 am

Thursday Noon Bible Study – On hiatus for the summer

Choir Practices – Sanctuary choir meets at 9:45 am on Sundays in the summer, guest singers welcome

Lunch Bunch community choir – Fridays at noon

St. Matthew’s Book Club  – Third Tuesday

Caritas Service – Second Sunday at 2:30 pm for Victoria Hall Residence for Senior Women, now at the Caritas Building, Mount St. Vincent

Melville Heights Service – Second Sunday at 2 pm at Melville Heights retirement lodge

Potluck Church  -- Fall


Ushering – Click this link to open the sign-up page


Breakfast Teams – Interested in helping with Sunday breakfast? Contact Carol Smillie,


Meeting Schedule 2019

Congregational Meeting      November

Session, Stewards, Board    Fall

Worship and Music               Sept. 14, East Pennant


Administrative Stuff

Church office: (902) 423-9209,  

Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209,

Sunday Worship: 10:30 am

Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680,

Student Organist: Matthew Fraser

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