Asian Heritage Month
May
1
to May 31

Asian Heritage Month

Officially recognized in Canada since 2002, this is a time to prayerfully reflect on the contributions of Asian Canadians to Canadian society. Chinese and Japanese congregations took part in church union; strong Korean and Filipino communities have taken shape since. The Very Rev. Sang Chul Lee became the church's first Moderator of Asian heritage in 1988. The intercultural vitality of the church continues to expand today, including through mutual recognition of ministries with The Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) and The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP).

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Victoria Day - Church Office Closed
May
20
9:30 AM09:30

Victoria Day - Church Office Closed

Victoria Day (French: Fête de la Reine, or "Celebration of the Queen") is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. As such, it is the Monday between the 18th to the 24th inclusive, and thus is always the penultimate Monday of May. The date is simultaneously that on which the current Canadian sovereign's official birthday is recognized.It is sometimes informally considered the beginning of the summer season in Canada.

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Engaging Our Church Community
May
22
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Our Church Community

Coffee, Tea and Conversation at 10:00am. 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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Engaging Our Church Community
May
23
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Our Church Community

Coffee, Tea and Conversation at 10:00am. 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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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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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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Engaging Our Church Community
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Our Church Community

Coffee, Tea and Conversation at 10:00am. 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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Engaging Our Church Community
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

Engaging Our Church Community

Coffee, Tea and Conversation at 10:00am. 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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B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 Yard Sale
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 Yard Sale

Are spring cleaning and tired of no storage space, the B.U.C Brigade Mission Team is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 11th from 9:00am – 12:00pm in the CE Centre in support of a Mission Trip in 2020. Donations of yard sale items (excluding electronics, large household appliances and clothing) are greatly appreciated. Items can be taken to Buck’s Home Building Centre or call Brian Buck at (902) 527-7488 to arrange for pickup.

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Prayer Shawl Ministry
May
5
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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Bridgewater United Family Breakfast Fellowship
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Bridgewater United Family Breakfast Fellowship

BUC Way Forward Committee welcomes you to join us for breakfast on April 28th at 9:00am in the Parlour (just off the Gym)

We welcome this time to celebrate our young families of the Church, provide time for fellowship and conversation and to enjoy a great meal.

We will be blessed with Chad Burridge; RCMP, as a guest speaker as well as some musical talents as well.

Please RSVP by Thursday April 25th with the number of members in your family that will be attendance, so we can make sure we set up enough tables and food.

Bring a friend or family...the more the merrier!

Looking forward to spending this time with you all.

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BUC Youth Group - Grade 6 to Grade 12 ~ All Are Welcome
Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

BUC Youth Group - Grade 6 to Grade 12 ~ All Are Welcome

Join us for BUC Youth Group. It is a beautiful day, so we hope to spend most of our time OUTSIDE! So come prepared for that....PROPER SHOES AND JACKETS!

Calling all youth in Grade 6 to Grade 12! The Faith Formation Committee is committed to providing an environment where youth of the Church can come and hang out, chat, have fun and learn new skills once a month. This is an open-forum for discussions and the activities will be based on what the Youth want to do. Bring a friend!

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Good Friday Worship Service
Apr
19
10:30 AM10:30

Good Friday Worship Service

GOOD FRIDAY

“The crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary”

Join us, each Sunday throughout the remainder of Lent. Join us for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services and make a commitment to engage in the full experience, so that the joy of Easter may profoundly fill your spirit this year.

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Lenten Study
Apr
18
9:30 AM09:30

Lenten Study

A weekly Lenten Study, “Everyday Skeptics” by Alydia Smith, will be held Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:30am at the Church. It focuses on the words of the prophets, who often faced a skeptical reception. All are welcome.

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Lenten Study
Apr
18
9:30 AM09:30

Lenten Study

A weekly Lenten Study, “Everyday Skeptics” by Alydia Smith, will be held Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:30am at the Church. It focuses on the words of the prophets, who often faced a skeptical reception. All are welcome.

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Palm Sunday and Membership Sunday
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Palm Sunday and Membership Sunday

PALM SUNDAY

Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem

MEMBERSHIP SUNDAY

Are you interested in joining the membership of Bridgewater United Church? On Sunday, April 14th, we will be welcoming new members by Baptism, Confirmation or by Transfer of Membership from another congregation. Please contact the Church Office at (902) 543-4833 for more information.

FOOD BANK SUNDAY

Donations of non-perishable food items and monetary donations for the Bridgewater Inter-Church Food Bank are greatly appreciated throughout the month. The Food Bank has highlighted monthly needs, but donations are not limited to them. For April, there is a request for Kraft Dinner and Canned Tomatoes (798ml) and lunchbox items.

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A Service of Celebration for Marguerite Viola Zwicker
Apr
12
2:00 PM14:00

A Service of Celebration for Marguerite Viola Zwicker

A Service of Celebration will be held at Bridgewater United Church on Friday April 12th at 2:00pm. Please hold Marguerite’s sons, Derek (Kim) and Martin (Elizabeth Hines), in your thoughts and prayers.Reception to follow.

Zwicker, Marguerite Viola - Age 85, Bridgewater, passed away peacefully in the South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater, on Friday, April 5, 2019. Born in Middlewood on July 14, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Roland and Helen (Naas) Weagle.

Marguerite will be Sadly missed by all who knew her. Her greatest joy was being with her family and she was very proud of her boys and grandchildren. A kind and caring person, she loved gardening, cooking and being surrounded by family and friends. She trained at the Grace Maternity Hospital and enjoyed a rewarding 33year career as a labour and delivery nurse at the Dawson Memorial Hospital. She always loved babies and was thrilled to recently spend time with her new great-grandson. The church was a very central part of life for both her and her husband, Byron. She was a very active member of the Bridgewater United Church, where she taught Sunday School when her children were young. She took a lot of comfort from bible study groups and faithfully served as an elder, provided pastoral care visitations, and contributed to various other church committees. She also enjoyed her time in the kitchen preparing for the various church functions and always looked forward to spending time with her good friends in the UCW.

She is survived by her sons, Derek (Kim), Quispamsis, NB; Martin (Elizabeth Hines), Hamilton, ON; grandchildren, Heather, Ottawa, ON; Jennifer, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB; Charlotte, Hamilton, ON; great grandson, Roman, Ottawa, ON; brother, Carl; nieces and nephews; grand nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Idella Weagle, Alice Zwicker; brothers-in-law, Ross Parnell, Bill Alexander. She is also survived by Olive (Ollie) Silver who has been like a sister since childhood. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Byron in 2002; sisters, Sylvia, Lillian, one in-infancy; brothers, Cyril, one in-infancy.

A visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019, in Sweeney’s Funeral Home, 35 York St, Bridgewater. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 in the Bridgewater United Church, Angela Clifton officiating. Internment following the service at St. James Anglican Church Cemetery in Conquerall Mills. Memorial donations may be made to the Bridgewater United Church Memorial Fund, Health Services Foundation of the South Shore or a charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to acknowledge the care and compassion of the staff of the Medical Floor of the South Shore Regional Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home, where on-line condolences may be made by visiting www.sweenysfuneralhome.com

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Lenten Study
Apr
11
9:30 AM09:30

Lenten Study

A weekly Lenten Study, “Everyday Skeptics” by Alydia Smith, will be held Thursdays from 9:30am - 11:30am at the Church. It focuses on the words of the prophets, who often faced a skeptical reception. All are welcome.

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B.U.C. Brigade Mission Trip 2020 Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
Apr
10
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 April 10th. 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 on March 31st and April 7th. Thanks for your support.

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