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SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICES

are held Sundays @ 10 a.m.

in our air conditioned auditorium

USE OUR BRIDGE ST. ENTRANCE TO ACCESS THE AUDITORIUM

WE INVITE AND WELCOME YOU TO ATTEND.  

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WELCOME REV. PHIL HOBBS, Transitional Lead Minister

Ordained in 1984, Rev. Phil served congregations until 2005 when he was appointed as Conference Personnel Minister for Bay of Quinte Conference.  Since 2010, Rev. Phil has specialized in assisting congregations in transition during the JNAC and Joint Search process.

Rev. Hobbs’ e-mail address is rev.phil@bridgestchurch.com and his church phone extension is #73.

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Special Announcement Regarding Traffic Detours due to Bell Canada Manhole Rebuilds –   

Bridge St. East, between John and Church Streets will be closed or a period of time this summer.

Due to the inconvenience caused by the Bell Canada Manhole Rebuilds, the City has designated free parking WHERE PARKING METERS ARE COVERED WITH BAGS.   Please note that you will still be required to pay for parking if the meter is not covered with a bag.

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The following information is from our bulletin announcements, July 23, 2017

SUMMER SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE:

July 30 – Rev. Phil Hobbs

August 6 – Rev. Phil Hobbs

August 13 – Rev. Phil Hobbs, with breakfast, beginning @ 9:30 a.m.

August 20 – Rev. Phil Hobbs

August 27 – Rev. Gary Magarrell

September 3 – Rev. Gary Magarrell

September 10 – Rev. Phil Hobbs.  Services resume in the Sanctuary @ 10:30 a.m.

 

THIS WEEK @ BSUC

  • July’s “End-of-the-Month” MealsTues., July 25 and Thurs., July 27. Our Bridge St. entrance opens @ 4:30 p.m – church-prepared, nutritious, hot meals are served in our gymnasium from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  SCROLL DOWN TO “COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS – FOOD MINISTRY” FOR MORE DETAILS.

AND BEYOND …

  • Our August Breakfast Worship Service Sunday, August 13 beginning @ 9:30 a.m. Continental-style/Freewill Offering.  Worship will begin at approx. 10 a.m.

GOVERNANCE BOARD & MINISTRY TEAM NEWS

Governance Board

  • JNAC Report – The JNAC Report was not accepted at the Congregational meeting last Monday night.  The Governance Board is seeking guidance and exploring options on what is next. Rick Winegar, Governance Board Chair
  • Copies of Draft Minutes of the Congregational Meeting … are available on the table at the back of the Auditorium (as are copies of the JNAC Report). These minutes will be presented for approval at the next Congregational meeting.
  • 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

KNITTERS UNITED:

Our Knitters United group of avid knitters knit cosy mitts and hats for children and adults, which are distributed through the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation and Bridge St. United Church’s Food Ministry programs – “Inn from the Cold”, “Thank God It’s Friday” and “End-of-the-Month”.  We normally meet at the church, but, over the summer, we meet at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 99, which is located at 132 Pinnacle Street, just south of the Market Square.  As usual, we meet on the second and fourth Wednesday afternoons, from 3-5 pm.  There’s free parking on the Legion lot and come in the side door, where there is an elevator to take you to the basement level.  We welcome all knitters and wannabes.  We’ll happily show you how to get started! And serve you a cup of tea. Hope to see you there!

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.  July’s EOTM meals – Tues., July 25 and Thurs., July 27 – 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. 

USFS website: http://www.unitedsyrianfamilysupport.com/

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 –

  • UCW Bazaar – Saturday, November 18th – We are now collecting donations of baskets, items for the Treasure Table or Silent Auction.  The UCW will be selling from a craft table as well, so your hand-crafted donations also are most welcome.  Please, any electrical/electronic items must be in a safe, operational condition for sale.  Items may be dropped off at any time (during office hours and on Sundays), and please label as applicable (eg. Basket, silent auction, etc.).  For information on artisan and crafter tables please contact: Sharon @ 613-962-2228.
  • NOW ACCEPTING – BOOKS, BOOKS AND MORE BOOKS! Please mark your calendar for September 8, 9, 15 and 16 when the UCW will be holding their book sale. This is your chance, as well as your friends, family and neighbours to clear your bookshelves of unwanted books. Please spread the word!  Donations may be dropped off on the cart located outside the office (during office hours and on Sundays).

FYI –

  • During the month of July, the office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon, excluding the week of July 24 when the office will be closed.

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