UCW Christmas Bazaar and Sandwich and Christmas Dessert Luncheon
Nov
16
10:30 AM10:30

UCW Christmas Bazaar and Sandwich and Christmas Dessert Luncheon

Join us on Saturday, November 16th, for our UCW Christmas Bazaar and "Sandwich and Christmas Dessert "Luncheon. Doors open at 10:30am. Luncheon will be served from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Bazaar tables will include Crafts; Knitting, Pickles, Jams and Jellies; Trinkets and Treasures; Baking and Candy; Plants and Dried Flowers. Donations to these tables will be appreciated and can be brought to the Church during the day or evening of Friday, November 15th. We are asking for no "White Elephant" items or books. Tickets for the Luncheon are $12 and are available today and next Sunday after Church, and from UCW members and the Church Office.

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Children's Sunday - Faith Formation Sunday
Nov
17
10:30 AM10:30

Children's Sunday - Faith Formation Sunday

The Faith Formation Committee continues to support many wonderful aspects of our Faith Community whether it is Bridgewater United Church Sunday School and Worship Nursery, Maritime Conference Youth Forum, Intermediates at Conference, Student Care Packages, Bible Study Groups, BUC Youth Group, Sherbrooke Lake Camp and more. Faith Formation Sunday which will be Children’s Sunday on November 17th. So, with your assistance, please consider giving to this Outreach, so our Faith Formation Committee can continue to grow and flourish. Thank you.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry
Nov
17
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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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov
20
12:00 AM00:00

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, was set aside to recognize those who have been killed due to ignorance and hatred, targeted because they were trans or gender non-conforming. The first event took place in 1999 in San Francisco to honour Rita Hester, who had been brutally murdered the previous year.

God full of mercy, bless the souls of all who are in our hearts on this Transgender Day of Remembrance. We call to mind today young and old, of every race, faith, and gender experience, who have died by violence. We remember those who have died because they would not hide, or did not pass, or did pass, or stood too proud. Today we name them: the reluctant activist; the fiery hurler of heels; the warrior for quiet truth; the one whom no one really knew.

As many as we can name, there are thousands more whom we cannot, and for whom no Kaddish may have been said. We mourn their senseless deaths, and give thanks for their lives, for their teaching, and for the brief glow of each holy flame. We pray for the strength to carry on their legacy of vision, bravery, and love.

And as we remember them, we remember with them the thousands more who have taken their own lives. We pray for resolve to root out the injustice, ignorance, and cruelty that grow despair. And we pray, God, that all those who perpetrate hate and violence will speedily come to understand that Your creation has many faces, many genders, many holy expressions.

Blessed are they, who have allowed their divine image to shine in the world. Blessed is God, in Whom no light is extinguished.

-Reuben Zellman

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BUC Youth Group ~ All Are Welcome
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

BUC Youth Group ~ All Are Welcome

We will be welcoming guests from the Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dog Society. It will be a wonderful evening learning about this wonderful Outreach.

https://www.ciad.ca/

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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Advent Study ~ The Advent of Christ
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Advent Study ~ The Advent of Christ

Please join us for coffee, cookies and conversation about Advent on Thursdays from 10:00am - 11:30am starting on November 28th until December 19th. We will be exploring The Advent of Christ. Come take a devotional look at the account of Christ's birth. Please contact the Church Office if you are interested in this Study at (902) 543-4833, so we can provide enough material for the Study. All are welcome.

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BUC Ways and Means Pie Sale Dough Making
Nov
29
1:30 PM13:30

BUC Ways and Means Pie Sale Dough Making

The Ways and Means Ministry will be holding a Pie Sale on November 30th with Apple ($8) and Mincemeat Pie ($10) to choose from. We are looking for more 2 volunteers to help make dough on November 29th at 1:30pm. We appreciate your help no matter your skill level. No two pies are ever the same, that is what makes them taste so delicious! We appreciate you making time for your Church Community. Please contact the Church Office at (902) 543-4833 to be added to the volunteer list. Thank you.

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Ways and Means Ministry Pie Sale Pie Makers
Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Ways and Means Ministry Pie Sale Pie Makers

The Ways and Means Ministry will be holding a Pie Sale on November 30th with Apple ($8) and Mincemeat Pie ($10) to choose from. We need 15 more volunteers to help make pies, peel apples and move tables on November 30th from 9:00am – 4:00pm. We appreciate your help no matter your skill level. No two pies are ever the same, that is what makes them taste so delicious! If you can’t come for the whole time, that is okay...come and share your gifts for the time you have. We can split the day up in two shifts. We appreciate you making time for your Church Community. Please contact the Church Office at (902) 543-4833 to be added to the volunteer list. Thank you.

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Ways and Means Ministry Homemade Un-Baked Pie Sale Pick-Up
Nov
30
12:30 PM12:30

Ways and Means Ministry Homemade Un-Baked Pie Sale Pick-Up

Homemade Apple Pie $8.00 Homemade Mincemeat Pie $10.00

Are you worried about dessert for the holidays? Be prepared with a choice of unbaked homemade Apple or Mincemeat Pie. All homemade by our church!

Orders for pies need to be made directly through the Church Office at (902) 543-4833 by November 27th. Only 200 pies will be made!

We are looking for 2 volunteers to help make dough on November 29th at 1:30pm and 5 volunteers to help peel and slice apples on November 30th from 9:00am – 4:00pm. We appreciate your help no matter your skill level. Contact the Church Office to be added to the volunteer list today.

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Advent Study ~ The Advent of Christ
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

Advent Study ~ The Advent of Christ

Please join us for coffee, cookies and conversation about Advent on Thursdays from 10:00am - 11:30am starting on November 28th until December 19th. We will be exploring The Advent of Christ. Come take a devotional look at the account of Christ's birth. Please contact the Church Office if you are interested in this Study at (902) 543-4833, so we can provide enough material for the Study. All are welcome.

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3rd Bridgewater Scouts Craft Show - Crafters Wanted
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

3rd Bridgewater Scouts Craft Show - Crafters Wanted

3rd Bridgewater Scouts is hosting a craft show on Saturday December 7th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the Christian Education Centre of Bridgewater United Church

Craft Show - Crafters Wanted

Tables $20.

Please contact Tobi Benne to book a table. at tobi.565@gmail.com or by phone at (902) 685-2798. This event is being organized by 3rd Bridgewater Scouts. A light lunch will be available in addition to other selections at our canteen. Please come out and support our local crafters and 3rd Bridgewater Scouts.

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Advent Study ~ The Advent of Christ
Dec
12
10:00 AM10:00

Advent Study ~ The Advent of Christ

Please join us for coffee, cookies and conversation about Advent on Thursdays from 10:00am - 11:30am starting on November 28th until December 19th. We will be exploring The Advent of Christ. Come take a devotional look at the account of Christ's birth. Please contact the Church Office if you are interested in this Study at (902) 543-4833, so we can provide enough material for the Study. All are welcome.

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Advent Study ~ The Advent of Christ
Dec
19
10:00 AM10:00

Advent Study ~ The Advent of Christ

Please join us for coffee, cookies and conversation about Advent on Thursdays from 10:00am - 11:30am starting on November 28th until December 19th. We will be exploring The Advent of Christ. Come take a devotional look at the account of Christ's birth. Please contact the Church Office if you are interested in this Study at (902) 543-4833, so we can provide enough material for the Study. All are welcome.

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Remembrance Day - Church Office Closed
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Remembrance Day - Church Office Closed

Remembrance Day is observed each year on November 11. For years when November 11 does not fall on a Sunday, Remembrance Sunday is celebrated by most congregations on the preceding Sunday.

We offer to you, O God, our prayers for those who seek justice and resist evil. We pray for those who need your presence and strength to stand firm; for those who are oppose the use of violence in any form in faithful response to the Prince of Peace. We pray for those are prepared to be firm to protect those in danger. We pray for those who walk with others who need strength. We pray for those who protest, those who organize letter campaigns, those who give sacrificially on behalf of others.

We pray for those who speak the unpopular truth; who protect the unpopular victims; who choose the unpopular path of peace.

We pray for those who do not let their desire for peace hinder the requirements of justice, and for those who do not let their zeal for justice override the call for peace.

—from "On This Day of Remembrance," prayers for Remembrance Sunday by the Rev. Dr. Neil Parker, military chaplain at the 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford, ON

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Wee Wisdom Nursery School Honey Sale
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Wee Wisdom Nursery School Honey Sale

Wee Wisdom Nursery School Honey Sale

Please find below a list of Honey offered through the Wee Wisdom Nursery School’s fundraiser. Each product is $7.00 a piece.

Cheques are to be made payable to Wee Wisdom Nursery School.

Please confirm your order no later then November 10th with the CHURCH OFFICE at (902) 543-4833.

Liquid Honey Our Honey comes from the wildflowers, blueberry and clover blossoms of Denver, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas. Generally, it is a mild tasting honey due to the flower sources that are available. All of our honey is unpasteurized, which means that all of the natural occurring health benefits are not destroyed. 500gr jar

Creamed Honey Honey crystallizes two ways – it ether becomes very granular and coarse or it becomes smooth and oh so spreadable, depending on the floral source. Our creamed honey is the smooth and spreadable variety and will not change texture over time. It will not drip from a spoon and stores well at room temperature. It can be gently warmed for a more spreadable consistency if too hard or put in the fridge to harden should it be too soft. We make our creamed honey in such a way that it also is not pasteurized. Creamed honey, like all honey is fat free 500gr jar

Honey Butter The original honey butter is a combination of honey and pure butter. This is the sweeter of the three. All of the Honey butters are delicious served on toast, pancakes, waffles, French toast and more. 250gr jar

Honey cinnamon butter A combination of honey, pure butter, with a touch of cinnamon. This one is very popular as the cinnamon takes away some of the sweetness of the honey. 250gr jar

Honey Orange Butter A combination of honey, pure butter, orange peel and orange juice. This is a unique balance of honey and orange which seems to appeal to adults more so than kids. It is delicious when used to sear scallops, cooking salmon or when added to cooked carrots. 250gr jar

Bee Sting Gourmet Honey Mustard (250ml) Gluten free and sweetened only with honey. A combination of honey, mustard, herbs and natural seasonings. Full of flavour, it makes for a great dipping or meat sauce.

Honey Cranberry Chutney Honey Cranberry Chutney is a delicious pairing of Nova Scotia cranberries and honey with just the right blend of spices. Great served with chicken, turkey, pork, in sandwiches or on a brie cheese. Available in a 250ml size container

Nature’s Skin Repair Cream Our natural, moisturizing, skin cream nourishes and hydrates your skin. Apply to cracked or dry skin – works best if applied while watching TV or right before bed (add socks to the mix).

All Natural Lip Balm Perfect for chapped or dry lips, our natural lip balm contains only four simple ingredients! • Sweet Almond Oil – a natural moisturizer • Our own Beeswax – helps seal in hydration • Our own Honey – the antibacterial properties of honey help heal chapped and dry skin • Vitamin E – has excellent healing properties and is a natural preservative

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B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 Wearable Art Fundraiser
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 Wearable Art Fundraiser

Design and create a Hand Painted Silk Scarf with the Ancient Japanese Art of Water Marbling in support of the B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 to the Dominican Republic with Servant's Heart Ministries. Tickets are $40 and includes all you need to design and make a 100% silk scarf. Space is limited. Please call Janice at (902) 523-2799 to reserve a spot and time.

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BUC Youth Group ~ All Are Welcome
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

BUC Youth Group ~ All Are Welcome

We will be going to Bowl-More Lanes for a fun night of bowling. Pick up and drop off will be at that location. Bring a friend....it is sure to be a fun night!

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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Brunswick Street Mission Winter Clothing Drive
Oct
21
to Oct 28

Brunswick Street Mission Winter Clothing Drive

It’s time, once again, for the collection of good used winter clothing, bedding, towels and footwear. NO HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. Please bring your donations in bags marked “Brunswick Street Mission” to the Church weekdays from 9:30am – 12:30pm during the week of October 21st to October 28th ONLY and place them in the Library.

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Oct
21
12:00 AM00:00

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed on October 17 since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

Our society too often depicts wealth as “success,” viewing people who live with poverty as “failures.” But if anything, we fail to appreciate the pervasive width and depth of poverty—not only on the other side of the world, but also on the other side of the street. We resort to sayings like “Pull up your bootstraps,” “You are lazy,” “You made your bed, now lie in it!” or “We are all in tough times so it has to be each for their own, while there be time.” We may patronizingly add, “Offer a hand up rather than a hand out,” assuming that “up” is the right place, or merely our place, for now.

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SOLD OUT - An Evening with Rawlins Cross
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

SOLD OUT - 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." General Admission Seating. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Thanksgiving Monday - Church Office Closed
Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Thanksgiving Monday - Church Office Closed

The original idea is to give thanks for the past harvest season but for many Canadian families the tradition has changed over time and the focus is now to get together with family and eat a large turkey dinner. Apple cider is a must for any traditional thanksgiving celebration as well as turkey stuffing and pumpkin pie.

The first Thanksgiving holiday was held in Canada in 1872 to celebrate the recovery of the Prince of Wales from a serious illness. After 1879 celebrations were held every year but not always in October - it used to be observed around Armistice Day in November.

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A Conversation with my Membertou First Nations’ Friend,  Barbara Sylvester
Oct
6
10:30 AM10:30

A Conversation with my Membertou First Nations’ Friend, Barbara Sylvester

We will be blessed to have Barbara Sylvester with us for Worship this Sunday. Barbara Sylvester is originally from Eskasoni but is now married into the community of Membertou. She currently lives in Truro NS for the past 14 years with her husband, Darren and they have two beautiful daughters, Devann and Taylor with the added honour of being grandparents to 4 year old, Denver. One of her many passions include the preservation of the Mi’kmaw language and works diligently educating not only herself daily but offers assistance to those who wish to learn and she teaches language classes weekly. In her spare time, she consciously spends as much time with loved ones and immersing herself whenever an opportunity arises to be in the company of Language Knowledge Keepers. For fun, she specifically works at fulfilling two goals made annually, which include going someplace she has never been and doing something she has never done, which has led to many amazing journeys to different parts of the world both near and far and participating in some great adventures. Including such things like becoming a certified Scuba Diver, snorkelling in inactive volcanoes, visiting pyramids, swimming in caves, hiking amazing trails, training for first 5k race at the age of 40 and more recently learning to do beadwork from a Master. Barbara holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from CBU University and she has been employed with Ulnooweg Development Group since 2006.

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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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Mi'kmaq History Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Mi'kmaq History Month

Treaty Day, (October 1st) marks the beginning of Mi'kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia as proclaimed in 1993 by then Premier John Savage and Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy.

Its purpose is to promote public awareness about the Mi'kmaw culture and heritage for all citizens of Nova Scotia. A poster is produced and numerous events are organized throughout the month in recognition of Mi'kmaq History Month.

For more information visit the Mi’kmaq History Month Committee's website: https://novascotia.ca/abor/

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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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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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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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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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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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