–Reverend Doreen Daley will be available for pastoral emergencies. Phone 902-940-1863. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Special Invitation: Come worship with 2000+ worshipers! The 43rd General Council is being held at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ontario, and begins with opening worship on Sunday, July 22, starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. You don’t even have to leave your home for it as it will be shown online at: http://www.youtube.com/unitedchurchofcanada. This will be significant as we look ahead to the future of the United Church & going from a 4-court to a 3-court structure with many changes in governance. The service will be hosted by All Native Circle & Bay of Quinte Conferences. More details on YCPC website.
–Meet & Greet the new Minister: Congregations of the York-Covehead Pastoral Charge are invited to a “Meet & Greet” for the new Minister, Rev. David Atwood, his wife Margaret and daughter Deborah on Tuesday, June 5th, 6:30 p.m. at Stanhope Place on the Bayshore Road. This is an opportunity to meet them before Rev. David’s first service August 5th which will be the annual picnic at St. James United. Rev. David is looking forward to coming to our Charge and meeting everyone. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided on June 5th.
–On Sunday June 10, the Charge church picnic will follow the 10am joint service in York church for the Sunday School Closing. It will be held at York Community Centre immediately after the service. BBQed hamburgers, hotdogs, tea, coffee and juice will be provided. Please bring salads and desserts as able to share. Races for the children following the meal. Everyone welcome.
–June 10, 2018, Musical Fundraiser for the York Cemetery Maintenance Fund, featuring the “Men of the Harvest” Gospel Group, 7pm at York United Church. Tickets are $10.00 each and are available through Bev Simpson 629-1333, Laurie Smith 368-3501, Roland Vessey 368-3132. Irwin Campbell 629-1326 & Jamie Vessey 629-1330. Join us for an evening of musical celebration with friends and family!
Business and Meetings:
– Office hours this week are Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm. Please have all notices for announcements in by Wednesday at noon.
– Next Weekend Maritime Conference Meetings will be held in Sackville, NB. Rev. Doreen Bird-Daley will be attending those meetings from Thursday evening, May 24th till Sunday at noon (May 27th) – but she will still be able to be reached on her cell phone (902-940-1863) if there is a pastoral care emergency during those few days in the York Covehead Pastoral Charge.
–The Official Board is called to meet on Tuesday, May 29, at Stanhope United at 7:30 p.m. All Treasurers are asked to have a brief report covering January to April 30th. We hope to have news on the new structure following the annual meeting of Maritime Conference May 24-27th.
-Please come to the BRACKLEY BEACH Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 26th, 8-10 am. Enjoy a hearty breakfast of pancakes, sausage and bacon and spend time with family and friends. Adults $7, Children $4 and proceeds are for the upkeep of the Brackley Beach Community Centre, 3330 Brackley Point Road. For information, please contact Ellen Cudmore 902-218-6984.
– You are invited to tune in to the 22nd annual QEH/Eastlink Telethon, starting at noon on Saturday May 26th and 27th, broadcasting live on Eastlink TV, Channels 10 and 610. Every donation, big or small, helps ensure the equipment needed by the medical professionals at the QEH is there for all Islanders, if a medical situation arises. Please take the time to call in your donation during the broadcast, toll-free at 1-877-675-3343, or beforehand at 902-894-2425.
–The Charlottetown Legion Choir, along with the Teachers in Harmony Choir, will present two choral concerts of Sea Chanties, Maritime Tunes, Tales and Tall Ships. Concert times are, Saturday May 26, 7pm at Winsloe United Church and Tuesday, May 29, 7pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Charlottetown. Tickets are available from choir members or at the door – $10 or $8 for Veterans and their families.
-Sustainable Development Fair
Sunday afternoon, June 3rd, 1:00 to 5:00
Dozens of exhibitors from business and community organizations, showing how they support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Charlottetown’s Integrated Sustainable Community Plan – bettering our economy, environment and world, and helping create a more just society.
Lots to see, lots to think about and learn. A good family afternoon, with lots of children’s activities … and it’s free! Join us at the Jack Blanchard Family Centre (at Holy Redeemer – Pons St. Charlottetown). Organized by St. Paul’s Church, with support from the City of Charlottetown. Information: St. Paul’s office 892-1691, website www.stpaulschurch.ca; or email@example.com