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Camp Kidston Summer Camp

By |2019-05-07T12:42:03-03:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

Camp Kidston – 2019 Summer Camp registration is now open! Camp Kidston is an accredited United Church camp, which provides a truly amazing outdoor experience for campers aged 5-17. For more information and registration visit www.campkidston.com.
In celebration of Camping Sunday, a member of Kidston Alumni has offered to match any donations made to the Sponsorship Fund between April 28 and June 1, up to a maximum or $5000. This means that a gift of $340 will allow 2 young people to experience a week at camp! Donations to Kidston’s Sponsorship Fund can be made by cheque to the mailing address (PO Box 48011, Mill Cove PO, Bedford NS B4A 3Z2) or by credit card (through the website). Camp Kidston registered charity and all donations are tax deductible.

Exploring the Mediterranean Diet

By |2019-05-07T12:40:15-03:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

The Community Health team is offering a free workshop on Exploring the Mediterranean Diet at St. John’s on Tuesday, June 4th from 9:30 – 11:30am. Interested in lowering your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and diabetes? Learn how you can improve your health by following the Mediterranean way of eating. Pre-registration is required by calling 902-460-4560 or online www.communityhealthteams.ca

May Book Club

By |2019-05-07T12:35:27-03:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: News|

The May meeting of our Book Club for elementary age children grades 4-6 will be Friday, May 24th from 6:30 – 8:30pm at SJUC. Brenda MacKay will lead the children in discussion and activities based on the book Greetings from Nowhere, by Barbara O’Connor (note the book change).

April Book Club

By |2019-03-29T13:57:25-03:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: News|

“My name is India Opal Buloni, and last summer my daddy, the preacher, sent me to the store for a box of macaroni-and-cheese, some white rice, and two tomatoes and I came back with a dog. This is what happened …”
Elementary students, grades 4-6, are invited to find out what happens by reading Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo and then to join in discussion and activities based on the book at the next meeting of the Book Club on Friday, April 12th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at SJUC.

Messy Lent

By |2019-03-11T12:51:52-03:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Messy Lent is happening at SJUC on Friday, April 5th, 6:00-8:00pm! Come join us for a community meal, family take home craft and kid’s worship. Please register by contacting Dana Pardy at dana@sjucfr.ca or 902-817-1669.

New Fish added to SJUC Banner Artwork

By |2019-03-05T13:24:06-04:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: News|

The beautiful banners and fish artwork at the back of the sanctuary are a living reflection of the people of St. John’s and our mission. On Sunday, February 10th during worship, a new “catch” of fish and other sea creatures were dedicated. The wide range of fish creations represents our life as a faith community together. Many are dedicated in memory of someone or celebrate a special occasion or person. The new fish now swim with the others in our growing net.

Obituary for Ken MacVicar

By |2019-02-22T12:35:35-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

Ken MacVicar was a devoted member of our church. Here is his obituary with funeral arrangements listed.

William Kenneth “Ken” MacVicar
Published: February 20, 2019 Halifax Chronicle Herald

Late Saturday February 16, 2019 Cape Breton lost one of its greatest ambassadors and the world one of its kindest men. William Kenneth “Ken” MacVicar, passed away peacefully at the age of 80 with family by his side in QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Ken, born in Glace Bay, was the son of the late Norman and Effie (MacLean) MacVicar. Ken began his career in the banking industry with The Bank of Nova Scotia where he enjoyed (and about which he often reminisced) working as an inspector travelling from branch to branch in Nova Scotia. He went on to become a Branch Manager in Montreal and Ottawa before returning to his beloved Cape Breton where his entrepreneurial spirit led him to several endeavors including a successful UAP/NAPA auto parts store in Glace Bay and, later, Executive Director of Enterprise Cape Breton from 1987-1990. Ken always felt motivated to give back to his com munity and was a member of several boards and charitable organizations including St. Joseph’s Hospital Board in Glace Bay, the Shriners (Philae Temple), and the Freemasons (Tyrian Youth Lodge 45). Ken was devoted to the United Church of Canada most notably Knox Church in Glace Bay and St. John’s United Church in Fall River. Next to his unconditional love for family and friends, Ken’s greatest love was for Cape Breton Island. This led to his most passionate hobby: “spinning the yarn” about all things Cape Breton. He also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds until his last days. Ken was predeceased by his loving wife, Marjorie Ann (MacDonald) MacVicar; and daughter, Marion Joanne. Ken is survived by his daughter, Debbie MacVicar of Dartmouth; son, Andrew (Eden) MacVicar of Liverpool; grandchildren, Brandon, Sara, Phoebe, and Oliver; nephews, Kevin Sterns and Bruce Campbell; and nieces, Sandy (Campbell) Parfitt and Nancy (Campbell) Reed. Cremation has taken place. In keeping with his love of Cape Breton, a celebration of Ken’s life will take place this summer in Glace Bay. Ken’s family would like to thank the staff at the QEII and Ivany Place in Bedford for the compassionate care they have provided. In lieu of flowers please “pay forward” Ken’s kindness to a charity of your choice or by simply engaging in a random act of kindness to a stranger. He would appreciate that. Ken will be greatly missed but his kindness will live on in the memories he has created for all those he has touched. We love you Dad.

Search for Permanent Minister

By |2019-02-19T14:25:15-04:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

Waverley Pastoral Charge is searching for a full time permanent minister to begin August 1, 2019. The deadline for applications is March 5, 2019 at 4pm. Details on the job vacancy and our Joint Needs Assessment Report may be found on the Maritime Conference website: https://marconf.ca/165638-waverley/

GO PROJECT info evening

By |2019-02-13T12:03:46-04:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

On Saturday, Feb 23rd at 7pm at St. John’s, Paige Fraser will be sharing information and experiences about GO Project, a United Church Missions program for children and youth. Come and learn about the exciting possibilities! Coffee, tea and treats will be served.

Coffee House

By |2019-02-13T12:01:51-04:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

A Coffee House featuring the Wellington Band and KOGA youth will take place on Saturday, March 2nd at 7pm at SJUC! Come and join us for a relaxed evening of music, board games and dessert. Tickets will be on sale Sunday during coffee time and after church or at the office. $12 adults, $5 age 12 & under.

Bach to Beatles concert & dessert night

By |2019-02-01T15:30:12-04:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: News|

“Bach to Beatles” Concert & Dessert – A magical night is coming this Saturday, February 9th @ 7:00 pm. Vladimir Sitnikov will perform Classical, Spanish, Jazz and Popular Guitar, along with special guests, Terrene Journal, on percussion and bass. Decadent Valentine’s Day themed desserts will be served during intermission. Tickets are $15 and are available at the church office, at the door, on our facebook page www.facebook.com/sjucfr or online at www.eventbrite.ca. Please invite your friends and neighbours!

Merry Christmas!

By |2019-01-26T15:35:02-04:00December 25th, 2018|Categories: News|

And the angel said unto them, “Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2: 10-11, AKJV) Merry Christmas!