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WORSHIP SERVICES are held Sundays

10:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 28 – Rev. Gary Magarrell leading worship

We Invite & Welcome All!

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Calendar of Activities

The following information is from our bulletin announcements, May 28, 2017

THIS WEEK @ BSUC 

  • Bazaar Meeting – Tues., May 30, 9:30 a.m. – Parlour
  • Prayer Team – Tues., May 30, 1 p.m. – Parlour
  • End-of-the-Month MealTues., May 30 – Frozen meals distributed from 2 to 4 p.m.; hot meal served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • 8 a.m. Wednesday Morning Bible Study – every Wednesday in the Parlour USE BRIDGE STREET ENTRANCE
  • Music Team – Thurs., June 1, 10 a.m. – Parlour
  • Choir Practices – Thursday evenings – Bell Choir @ 6 p.m./Vocal Choir @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Stuff ‘n Chatter Friday mornings @ 9 a.m. – Auditorium
  • TGIF (Frozen Meal Distribution)Fridays – 2–4 p.m. – Bridge St. foyer
  • Farewell to Rev. David & Ruth Mundy, Outdoor Worship & Pot Luck – Sun., June 4, 10:30 a.m. – Trillium Wood Golf Club, 1281 Hwy 37, Corbyville. Chicken fingers & hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert.  Mugs/utensils and chairs will be provided. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLATE – THIS SUNDAY (May 28) IS YOUR LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP TO ATTEND, AS THERE IS A SEATING RESTRICTION.
  • Reminder … Worship will not be conducted from the Bridge St. Sanctuary on Sun., June 4.

AND BEYOND …

  • Fashion Show & Tea COMMITTEE Meeting – Tues., June 6, 10 a.m. – Library
  • Personnel Team – Tues., June 6, 1 p.m. – Parlour
  • Church Office will be closed on Wed., June 7 and Fri., June 9.
  • Stuff ‘n Chatter – Week of June 5 will be held on the Thursday – June 8 @ 9 a.m.
  • Quinte Living Centre AGMWednesday, June 14, 2017 – 7pmLocation: Quinte Living Centre, 370 Front St, Belleville. The Annual General Meeting of the Quinte Living Centre will be convened, as noted, to approve 2016 financial statements, elect a board of directors and approve other decisions normally rendered at this time. All members of Bridge Street United Church are members of the Quinte Living Centre, Inc., and are entitled to vote at this meeting.
  • BSUC Summer Tea and Fashion Show, Wed., June 21, 2 pm. – Tickets are now available. For a minimum $10 donation you will enjoy fancy sandwiches, tea and a special dessert delivered by dashing male servers while you sit back, relax and enjoy a fashion show, courtesy of Kimberley’s Deja vu Boutique. Spread the word! Whether it’s the food or the conversation, expect to have a good time.  Please see Jo Cooper, Kay Summers, Joan Hemlin or Carol, in the office, for tickets. Money raised will help repair the stained glass window in the sanctuary.
  • Kids’ CampMon. Aug. 14 to Fri., Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to 12 noon – Summer is coming! Summer is coming! And with it, Kids’ Camp is coming too! We need people to work directly with the children and people for behind the scenes too. Please sign up on the available sheets or speak directly with Tracy. Tracy Stevens, Child & Youth Worker and Kids’ Camp Director
  • UCW Bazaar – Saturday, November 18th – As you do your spring house cleaning please keep in mind that donations to the Treasure Table would be welcome. Items may be dropped off in the Bridge St. foyer at any time.

GOVERNANCE BOARD & MINISTRY TEAM NEWS

Governance Board

  • Click here to read our congregation’s named mission, values and vision statements.
  • Click here to learn about the governing structure and visioning of Bridge St. United Church.
  • Click here to view Strategic Planning Committee Town Hall presentations on visioning steps for Bridge St. United Church. 
  • Strategic Planning Committee Town Hall Presentations are available on this website.  Click here. 

Community Connections

FOOD MINISTRIES:

  • Bridge Street United Church has operated food ministry programs since 1997.  Since then, we have filled the tummies and warmed the souls of many by providing free meals and fellowship. With the assistance of many volunteers from the Bridge Street congregation and the greater community, nutritious meals are prepared on-site and served or distributed through our “Thank God It’s Friday”, “End-of-the-Month” and “Inn from the Cold” programs. For more info., visit our Food Ministries webpage.  Click here.
  • “TGIF – Thank God It’s Friday” Frozen Meal Distribution every Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., 60 Bridge St. E. entrance of Bridge St. United Church.  Registration is required on your first visit only – show ID for each meal you wish to pick up. 
  • End-of-the-Month Meals – Hot meals served on two of the last seven days of each month.  May’s next EOTM meal – Tues., May 30 – Frozen meal distribution from 2 to 4 p.m./Hot meal served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

UNITED SYRIAN FAMILY SUPPORT (BELLEVILLE)

The United Syrian Family Support (Belleville) team is made of up a variety of members from the Belleville area, including: Bridge Street United Church, St. Matthew’s United Church, Eastminster United Church, St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, and members of the local Baha’i and Muslim Communities.  Click this link to view the new United Syrian Family Support (Belleville) websitehttp://www.unitedsyrianfamilysupport.com

May’s USFS Fundraisers:

Eastminster Presents … Wed., May 31, 7 p.m.8 Wing/CFB Trenton Concert Band and Pipes & Drums – All proceeds to the United Syrian Family Support (Belleville) Group. Tickets $15/$10 for seniors/Youth & children free. Call 613-969-5212 for details. POSTER

Pastoral Care

  • Prayer BoxSpecial prayers are presented with our offerings every Sunday. We invite you to submit your prayer requests to be included with the daily prayers of our dedicated team of pray-ers (who will honour your confidentiality).  Please slip your prayers into the Prayer Box, located in the church entrance (Narthex).

UCW –

  • Fashion Show & Tea COMMITTEE Meeting – Tues., June 6, 10 a.m. – Library
  • BSUC Summer Tea and Fashion Show, Wed., June 21, 2 pm. – Tickets are now available. For a minimum $10 donation you will enjoy fancy sandwiches, tea and a special dessert delivered by dashing male servers while you sit back, relax and enjoy a fashion show, courtesy of Kimberley’s Deja vu Boutique. Spread the word! Whether it’s the food or the conversation, expect to have a good time!  Please see Jo Cooper, Kay Summers, Joan Hemlin or Carol, in the office, for tickets. Money raised will help repair the stained glass window in the sanctuary.
  • UCW Bazaar – Saturday, November 18th – As you do your spring house cleaning please keep in mind that donations to the Treasure Table would be welcome. Items may be dropped off in the Bridge St. foyer at any time.

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FYI –

  • Rev. Mundy’s weekly sermons are available each Sunday and on our church website.  Click here.

Rev. Mundy has two blogs and is on Twitter …
o http://lionlamb-bowmanville.blogspot.ca/
o http://groundlingearthyheavenly.blogspot.ca/
o to follow him on Twitter – @lionlambstp

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Area Church & Community Activities –

  • Hospice Quinte is focused on improving the quality of life for those with a life threatening or life limiting illness. Hospice Quinte will place trained volunteers to provide much needed respite for caregivers, offering peace of mind when they need to attend to tasks outside of home. A volunteer can provide practical assistance with tasks such as meal preparation and light housekeeping; companionship; offering to read, play cards, share conversation, emotional support for patient and family. The volunteer will visit wherever the patient may be, home, hospital, LTC, or retirement residence. These services are free of charge, and are available throughout the course of the person’s illness, not just at end of life. For more information, please contact:   Jan MacInnes, 613-966-6610 x223, or janmacinnes@hospice-quinte.ca                                                          
  • Community Development Council’s Good Baby Box Food Drivenow until June 18–please drop jars of baby food or monetary donations @ their 65 Station St. location. 
  • CEILIDH – A Fundraiser for The Mill @ Piper Creek Arts & Heritage CentreFriday, June 2, 7 p.m. Please help is make this another sold out event. Live music by Clan Hannigan (and bring your own party piece if you like), and a great cause as we move ahead with restoration of the mill. Tickets $25 – Limited seating – buy early. Order online at www.themillatpipercreek.ca. For more info., speak to Mitchell Cox, BSUC Music Director.
  • Arthur Frederick Community Builders – Mexican Fundraising Dinner!Sunday, June 4th at 5 pm. @ “The Dugout” in Belleville. Beef or Chicken fajita dinner – Door Prizes – Silent auction! Funds are raised to bring basic living needs, safety and hope for families in the poorest regions of Mexico. Tickets $25. Contact Marianne for tickets: 613-969-0581 or Antonina’s Kiosk in the market square on market days.
  • Kiwanis Chicken BBQWed, June 7, 11am–6 pm, Quinte Curling Club, Belleville.  Tickets $13 in advance, $15 at the door.  Dinner includes ½ BBQ chicken, potato, roll, coleslaw. Visit kiwanisbelleville.ca to order online.
  • Christ Church, Anglican, Belleville, Yard Sale Fri., June 9, 9 – 3, Sat., June 10, 9 – 1.
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration – St. Mark’s United Church, CanniftonJune 10th, 2017. Pulled Pork Dinner and Dessert Auction on.   Tickets for the dinner and auction are $15.00/person, and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.   The comedy of Timmy Boyle and the auction begin at 7:00 p.m.   If you wish to attend only the live auction and comedy, there will be a free will offering.  For tickets, call the church office at 613-968-4222.   
  • College Hill United “Raise the Roof Fundraiser “– Sat., June 17 – Euchre Tournament & Lunch.
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Strawberry Supper – Wed. June 21, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $12 can be ordered by calling 613-968-8998.
  • Westminster United Vacation Bible School – July 4th to July 7th, 9:30 a.m. to noon, for children 4 – 12 years. Program to include music, bible stories, crafts, outdoor games and other activities. Registration forms available in BSUC church office. For info., call 613-968-4304.