World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel
Sep
15
to Sep 22

World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel

The third week of September is the annual World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI). This week is a time for people of faith to join together in worship and prayer in support of an end to the occupation of Palestine. WWPPI calls on its participants to work for an end to the occupation, so that Palestinians and Israelis can finally live in peace.

https://www.united-church.ca/social-action/justice-initiatives/unsettling-goods-choose-peace-palestine-and-israel

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BUC Youth Group ~ All Are Welcome
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

BUC Youth Group ~ All Are Welcome

The Faith Formation Committee has made the commitment to make sure that a Youth Group for children in Grade 6 to Grade 12 is provided to the youth of our congregation. They will be working in conjunction with members of the Church to provide an activity-based evening once a month that helps the youth stay connected to the Church and provide an opportunity for the Youth to discuss and explore their ideas in an open and caring environment. We currently meet on the last Friday of the month, but we are open for it to be another day of the week, if this makes it more accessible to more Youth. Please talk to Tracy about weekdays that work best for your family.

Our youth programs, through our Sunday School and Youth Group, thrives to be an open and inclusive environment for all. We work very hard to instill this in our teachings and everyday life. We follow the motto, “A Random Act of Kindness Can Help Change the World.” We work towards helping others, while providing life lessons in compassion for our youth.

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Memorial Hymn Sing and Dessert Fest
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Memorial Hymn Sing and Dessert Fest

Please join us on Sunday, September 29th at 7:00pm for our Annual Memorial Hymn Sing and Dessert Fest. This event began in 2001 and has provided us with an excellent opportunity to celebrate God’s gift of music. As well as singing some of our favourite hymns, we will have the opportunity to hear from some talented musicians. It also offers an opportunity to dedicate hymns in the names of family, friends and loved ones. Please note that donations are NOT a prerequisite for your attendance at this event, it is open to all who want to enjoy an evening of music. Following the evening of music, all are invited to gather for a time of fellowship and an opportunity to enjoy our potluck dessert fest. If you are able, please bring a dessert to share.

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B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Oct
2
4:30 PM16:30

B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner at Pizza Delight on October 2nd. Tickets are $15 for all-you-can-eat Spaghetti, Caesar Salad, Garlic Cheese Fingers, Pop, Tea, or Coffee. Sittings at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. Take Out is available. Vegetarian sauce available. Tickets will be for sale at the Church Office as well as at Church, Sunday September 22nd and September 29th. Thanks for your support.

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An Evening with Rawlins Cross
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening with Rawlins Cross

Rawlins Cross is a band with a fusion of Celtic traditional music with the rhythms of Rock, Pop and Worldbeat music and they will be performing at Bridgewater United Church on October 19th, 7:30pm-10:00pm, promoting their 30th Anniversary “Flying Colours” Tour. The band was formed in St. John’s, Newfoundland in the late 1980s, and they continue to maintain a steady course with their 10th studio recording "Flying Colours." Tickets are $35. General Admission Seating. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.ca now and through the Church Office starting on July 8, 2019.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry gathers together in fellowship to knit prayer shawls. Prayers shawls are available to be distributed to anyone in the community who might be in need of comfort and prayer. Prayer shawls are also given as a gift to those who are baptized as a reminder of the prayers that the congregation offers to them as they grow in faith. For more information please contact Angela Clifton at (902) 527-2739 or by email at aclifton@eastlink.ca. All are welcome to join us for this time of knitting and fellowship.

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Popsicle Social
Sep
15
11:30 AM11:30

Popsicle Social

All are invited to the Christian Education Centre following the Worship Service on September 15th for a time of fellowship and delicious popsicles. Come and introduce yourself to friends, new and old. Socialize and purchase cookies and muffins from the UCW Cookie and Muffin Sale as well! What a wonderful way to gather with one another!

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UCW Cookie and Muffin Sale
Sep
15
11:30 AM11:30

UCW Cookie and Muffin Sale

On September 15th, the UCW will be holding a "Cookie and Muffin" Sale. The proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, "Grandmothers to Grandmothers.” Remember to bring some extra money and go home with freshly-baked cookies and muffins. You will be supporting grandmothers in Africa who face many challenges as they raise orphaned grandchildren whose parents have been lost to AIDS. UCW and the grandmothers say "thank-you.”

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Bring A Friend Sunday
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Bring A Friend Sunday

Do you have a friend who would enjoy our church community or know someone who hasn’t been to Bridgewater United in a while? Here is an opportunity for you to invite them back or for the first time! Bring a Friend Sunday is September 15th.

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Sunday School and Worship Nursery Registration
Sep
15
9:30 AM09:30

Sunday School and Worship Nursery Registration

We welcome back our Sunday School and Worship Nursery, as well as our monthly Youth Group. All these things bring me joy, because the youth see the world through a lens that is unfiltered and raw. They tell the story truly as they see it, with wisdom and expertise that we as adults often hide behind. They are the future; they will change the way this world functions and succeeds. Providing these amazing kids with life skills for compassion, love of all, strength and understanding, is a goal of the youth programs here at Bridgewater United. Teaching them to be strong and independent and encourage them to spread the word of Love.

Sunday School Registration and the first day of Sunday School will be held on September 8th beginning at 9:30am in the Christian Education Centre for Registration. Worship will begin at 10:30am and the youth are invited to come back to the Christian Education Centre after Time with Children with Reverend Jeff. Come prepared to have fun creating crafts and meeting new friends! We provide Sunday School classrooms for four age groups: Ages 3 to Primary, Grade 1 to Grade 2, Grade 3 to Grade 5 and Grade 6 to Grade 12. Our Sunday School classroom time includes prayer, scripture, theme discussions, group activities, story and a craft.

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Bridgewater Church Council Retreat
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Bridgewater Church Council Retreat

Fall Retreat for Bridgewater United Church Council is scheduled for Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the church. We thought it might be fun to make this a pot luck so we are asking you to bring something (casserole, salad, rolls, dessert, etc) to share for lunch. Looking forward to seeing you all for a productive and meaningful morning!!

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Celebrating the Life of John Robert Hubert  "Hub" MacDonald ~ Memorial Service
Aug
30
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrating the Life of John Robert Hubert "Hub" MacDonald ~ Memorial Service

It is with sadness that we tell you that Hub MacDonald passed away on August 21st. We at Bridgewater United Church have such fond memories of Hub’s sense of humour and wonderful smile and laugh. Please hold Joan and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th with a Memorial Service on Friday, August 30th at 2 p.m., both in Bridgewater United Church, 87 Hillcrest St., Bridgewater.

MacDonald, John Robert Hubert “Hub” - Age 81, of Bridgewater, passed away August 22, 2019 at home. Born in Halifax, to the late John and Rachel (Roberts) MacDonald, Hub was known for his charismatic personality and voracious gift of gab! Upon graduating from Armdale High School, Hub went on to enlist with the R.O.T.C. while attending St. Mary's University and enjoyed his time in the Navy. He began his working life with Texaco and retired after 22 years with the Federal Government. He was heavily involved with the Union and served as local President and as National Vice President of Nova Scotia for several years. Once retired, Hub became an active Volunteer, receiving countless awards for his tireless service, including the Representative Volunteer Award for the Town of Bridgewater in 2005. Hub also served as president of the Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Cancer Society for several years. Hub was an avid sports fan and one of his greatest delights was coaching hockey. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 58 years, Joan (Shelley) Mac Donald; daughters, Shelley (Robert) Oakley of Bridgewater; Catherine (Dan) Lloyd of Calgary; Deborah MacDonald of Upper LaHave; son, David (Shannon Wade) of Halifax; grandchildren, Nicholas, Jack, Megan, Carolyn and Zoe.Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th with a Memorial Service on Friday, August 30th at 2 p.m., both in Bridgewater United Church, 87 Hillcrest St., Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bridgewater United Church or your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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Celebrating the Life of John Robert Hubert  "Hub" MacDonald ~ Visitation
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrating the Life of John Robert Hubert "Hub" MacDonald ~ Visitation

It is with sadness that we tell you that Hub MacDonald passed away on August 21st. We at Bridgewater United Church have such fond memories of Hub’s sense of humour and wonderful smile and laugh. Please hold Joan and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th with a Memorial Service on Friday, August 30th at 2 p.m., both in Bridgewater United Church, 87 Hillcrest St., Bridgewater.

MacDonald, John Robert Hubert “Hub” - Age 81, of Bridgewater, passed away August 22, 2019 at home. Born in Halifax, to the late John and Rachel (Roberts) MacDonald, Hub was known for his charismatic personality and voracious gift of gab! Upon graduating from Armdale High School, Hub went on to enlist with the R.O.T.C. while attending St. Mary's University and enjoyed his time in the Navy. He began his working life with Texaco and retired after 22 years with the Federal Government. He was heavily involved with the Union and served as local President and as National Vice President of Nova Scotia for several years. Once retired, Hub became an active Volunteer, receiving countless awards for his tireless service, including the Representative Volunteer Award for the Town of Bridgewater in 2005. Hub also served as president of the Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Cancer Society for several years. Hub was an avid sports fan and one of his greatest delights was coaching hockey. Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 58 years, Joan (Shelley) Mac Donald; daughters, Shelley (Robert) Oakley of Bridgewater; Catherine (Dan) Lloyd of Calgary; Deborah MacDonald of Upper LaHave; son, David (Shannon Wade) of Halifax; grandchildren, Nicholas, Jack, Megan, Carolyn and Zoe.Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, August 29th with a Memorial Service on Friday, August 30th at 2 p.m., both in Bridgewater United Church, 87 Hillcrest St., Bridgewater. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bridgewater United Church or your favourite charity would be appreciated.

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Worship with Linnea Good
Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

Worship with Linnea Good

On Sunday, August 25th, the congregation of Bridgewater United Church will be blessed with the musical talents of Linnea Good during our Worship Service. Linnea Good is a singer-songwriter who has been called "the contemporary musical voice of the emerging church in Canada.” She is known as one of Canada's foremost performers of music of faith for all-age audiences. She is a leader in the fields of music in worship and biblical storytelling, having produced 11 CD/DVDs of the music of faith. Join us as she enriches our Worship Space with “Toonies for Tunes.”

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Celebrating Edna Boyd's 100th Birthday
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrating Edna Boyd's 100th Birthday

Edna Sutherland Boyd, wife of the late Reverend Ellis Boyd and mother to our Organist, Wendy Fraser, will be turning 100 years old on August 18th. A reception in her honour will be held on August 18th from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at her home in Tatamagouche. All are welcome to join her family in celebrating this wonderful milestone at 17 King Street, Tatamagouche. Best Wishes Only. There will be a card in the Narthex the first of August, for the congregation to add their best wishes or you can send a card to the following address, Box 245, Tatamagouche, NS, B0K 1V0.

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Church Office Vacation
Aug
6
to Aug 9

Church Office Vacation

The Church Office will be closed from August 6th to August 9th. Voicemail and emails will be checked daily. For pastoral care emergencies during this time you can reach Angela Clifton at (902) 543-6854 or (902) 527-2739.

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Civic Holiday - Church Office Closed
Aug
5
9:30 AM09:30

Civic Holiday - Church Office Closed

The Civic Holiday is celebrated on the first Monday of August and it's a public holiday in some provinces and territories. The Civic Holiday is not a statutory holiday although it's a day off for many employees across the country. It is known by many names in different provinces and municipalities. It's called Regatta Day in Newfoundland, Terry Fox Day in MB, Saskatchewan Day in SK, British Columbia Day in BC, Natal Day in Nova Scotia and PEI, Simcoe Day in Toronto, New Brunswick Day in New Brunswick, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Heritage Day in Alberta and Joseph Brant Day in Burlington, ON. It is called Benjamin Vaughan day in the City of Vaughan, Ontario.

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A Service of Celebration for Elsie Louise Mossman
Jul
11
2:00 PM14:00

A Service of Celebration for Elsie Louise Mossman

Please hold Louise's family in your thoughts and prayers.

MOSSMAN, Elsie Louise - Age 90, formerly of Bridgewater, passed away on October 23, 2016 in Victoria Haven Nursing Home, Glace Bay. Born in Charlottetown, she was the daughter of the late Stewart and Dorothy (MacKie) Henry. Louise is survived by her son-in-law, James Warner, Howie Center, Cape Breton; grandchildren, Jennifer Rafferty (Mark); Christopher Warner (Patti); great-grand daughter, Charlotte; sister, Eleanor, Australia. She was predeceased by her husband, Hector Mossman; daughter, Linda Warner; sisters, Lois, Evelyn; brother, Edwin. Her philosophy of life was “Don’t go to bed before doing a good deed for someone”. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home, 35 York Street, Bridgewater. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater. No flowers by request. Memorial donations may be made to Bridgewater United Church Sunday School or the Bridgewater Inter-Church Food Bank. On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

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Service of Celebration for Duncan Victor Dagley
Jun
26
11:00 AM11:00

Service of Celebration for Duncan Victor Dagley

It is with sadness that we tell you that Duncan Victor Dagley, passed away on June 22nd.

Please hold his family, Gary, Glen, Debbie, Nancy, Donna, Wayne, Richard and Kevin and their families, in your thoughts and prayers.


With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved father, Duncan Victor Dagley, age 83 of Italy Cross on June 22nd at the SSRH Bridgewater.

He leaves behind a large and loving family, Children: Gary (Dawn) Dagley, Vancouver Island BC; Glen ( Mary Nichols) Dagley, Ottawa Ont; Debbie (Glenn) Hirtle, Sommerset NS; Nancy (Merrill) Zinck, East LaHave NS; Donna (Milton) Countway, Blockhouse NS; Wayne (Annette Collicutt) Dagley, family homestead Italy Cross NS; Richard (Kimberlea) Dagley, Middlewood NS; and Kevin (Kim Dorey) Dagley, Italy Cross NS; seventeen Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and brothers in law Gerald (Louise) Gaetz, Eagle Head NS and Harley (Sandy) Gaetz of Port Alberni BC.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Doris (Gaetz) Dagley only one year ago after 62yrs of marriage. He is the last surviving member of his immediate family being predeceased by his father John William Dagley, mother Josie Mabel (Wile) Dagley, half siblings: George Wile, Florence (Dagley) Hollingsworth, Mildred and Bessie Dagley, Charles and Alfred Dagley. Siblings: Helen (Victor) Stewart, Conquerall Mills; Wallace (Lillian) Dagley, Petite Riviere; Ivan (Almira) Dagley, Conquerall Mills and John Dagley of Italy Cross, also by cherished Granddaughter Chantelle Dagley of BC, infant Great Grandson Nathan Dagley of Ottawa and Nephew Arnold Dagley of Italy Cross.

Dad worked hard all of his life to provide for his large family. He was a proud and determined man who would take on any job that he could to accomplish this. He started work at a young age helping out on the family farm and continued this passion for farming during and after his retirement from Michelin on the multigenerational Dagley homestead, he was happiest working outside on his tractor, making hay or in the woods and caring for his cattle. The only thing he loved more was spending time with family and did not miss an opportunity for a cuddle or a hug. There were many family gatherings which were always large and boisterous, he loved it all, the more the merrier, especially when it came to the Grandchildren. We will truly miss this large figure in our lives but know that he is happy to be reunited with Mom.

He was an honorary member of the Italy Cross Middlewood and District Fire Dept and he enjoyed his weekly crib club and card parties at the fire hall.

The family would like to thank all those who have helped to care for Dad in the past year as his health declined and made life more challenging for him. He was always grateful for the care that he received and especially enjoyed the daily home care visits and the added company they provided.

Visitation with family to take place at R A Corkum Funeral Home in Wileville on Tues June 25th from 6 to 8pm and the funeral service will be held on Wed June 26th at 11am also at the funeral home. There will be a private family graveside committal. A reception will follow the service at the Italy Cross Middlewood and District fire hall.

Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Dad would be appreciated to The Children’s Wish Foundation, the Italy Cross Middlewood and District Fire Department or charity of choice.

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BUC Youth Group - Grade 6 to Grade 12
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

BUC Youth Group - Grade 6 to Grade 12

All youth in Grade 6 to Grade 12 are invited to a campfire and fun at Tracy and Randy’s house on Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Come prepared for hanging outside, bring a lawn chair and some friends. We will be sure to have a great time! We welcome new faces always!

The change of night is due to Prom at Hebbville Academy.

Please let us know if you can or can not make it so we can have enough food and also let us know of food allergies or preferences.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day
Jun
21
12:00 AM00:00

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. The Canadian Constitution recognizes these three groups as Aboriginal peoples, also known as Indigenous peoples.

Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.

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Worship at The Woodland Gardens
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Worship at The Woodland Gardens

DAY OF PENTECOST

UNION SUNDAY

We have been blessed to share in Worship in the beauty of nature the last few years on the second Sunday of June. Being together in fellowship, with the birds singing and the wind blowing, provides a whole new experience for Pentecost Sunday. Come be part of Worship with your Church family. Gather and be one with the Spirit.

We will be having our June 9th Worship Service and Sunday School Picnic outdoors at the Woodland Gardens behind the Desbrisay Museum. Please bring your own chair to sit on and there are washrooms on-site. We are also encouraging you to bring your own plates and utensils to help with Bridgewater United’s Carbon Footprint. Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. Our Church is a Nut-Free Church, and this will be extended off-site.

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Engaging Our Church Community
Jun
2
11:30 AM11:30

Engaging Our Church Community

Potluck Luncheon following Worship on June 2nd. The Church Council is beginning a process of listening to our members to learn what you love about our Church and your hopes for us in the future. Therefore, we are beginning with a series of opportunities for you to join us in conversation. We are hoping you can attend one of these sessions.

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UCW Springtime Luncheon and Sale
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

UCW Springtime Luncheon and Sale

Join us on June 1st from 11:00am – 1:00pm for our annual UCW Springtime Luncheon and Sale. Doors open at 10:30am. Trinkets & Treasures Table, Arts and Crafts Table and Bake Table. Adults $10 and Students $5. Tickets available through UCW members. Donations for the Trinkets and Treasures Table (no white elephant please), crafts and baking can be dropped off in the Library and marked “UCW,” weekday mornings from 9:30am - 1:00pm or on May 31st after 6:00pm.

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Ascension Day
May
30
12:00 AM00:00

Ascension Day

Ascension Day commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is one of the ecumenical (i.e., universally celebrated) feasts of Christian churches, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter

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