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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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