St. Matthew’s United Church eBulletin
April 28, 2019
What's coming up at St. Matthew's
Tue. Apr. 30 - Fundraising concert for Nigerian flutist, 7 pm
- Last night for the Out of the Cold Shelter
Thu. May 2 - Bible study in the sanctuary, 12 noon
Sun. May 5 - Worship service, 10:30 am
- Worship and Music Committee, after church
Sun. May 12 - Worship service with AcabellA Handbell choir, 10:30 am
Fundraising concert for Nigerian flutist Tuesday at 7 pm
St. Matthew's is the venue for a fundraising concert for Nigerian flute student Ogo-Oluwa Sobukola on Tue. Apr. 30 at 7 pm. The Dalhousie University student is raising money for his hefty international tuition, plus living expenses, as he prepares for his third year of study with Patricia Creighton of Symphony Nova Scotia. In addition to Ogo-Oluwa and Patricia, guest performers include Sibylle Marquardt, renowned German flautist, performer and teacher; Gabe Azzie, Symphony Nova Scotia’s new Principal Bassoonist: and Danbee Ko, collaborative pianist for the Fountain School of Performing Arts. The concert features music by CPE Bach, Doppler, Somers, and more – an evening of spectacular wind playing! Admission by donation at the door.
Still looking for a treasurer
St. Matthew's needs a treasurer – either on a trial, or interim basis until year-end (June 30, 2019), or for a longer term. Because of health concerns, treasurer Marg Arklie must relinquish this volunteer position after 10 years of dedicated service. Dora McGrath and members of the Board of Stewards have been maintaining records since Marg's illness, but this is far from ideal.
Being treasurer requires a few hours each week and computer skills to use Simply Accounting, a basic and easy-to-learn accounting software program. The treasurer should be comfortable with numbers, but the task is not so complicated as to require a certified accountant – we just need someone who pays attention to detail. While membership at St. Matthew's would be ideal, the task might appeal to a friend of the congregation who is looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity. Ken Moors and Greg Bent are happy to field questions about the position and requirements, and a job description is available.
If you are interested, or know someone who might consider this rewarding and valuable volunteer contribution to a downtown church ministry, please contact Greg Bent at firstname.lastname@example.org or the church office, email@example.com.
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St. Matthew's Book Club
The Book Club meets next on Tue. May 22 at 2 pm at 5662 Roberts St. The book topic is "The Summer Before the War" by Helen Simonson. Goodreads calls it "… a breathtaking novel of love and war that reaches far beyond the small English town in which it is set." For more information contact Elaine Murray, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the Community
Contemporary Art Society’s 46th Annual Juried Show and Sale – May 2-15, Nova Scotia Public Archives, 6016 University Ave. The grand opening reception – with refreshments, entertainment and a draw for a painting – will be on Fri. May 3 from 7-9 pm. The show is open weekdays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm; extended hours on Wednesdays, from 8:30 am to 9 pm; Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm; and closed Sundays. For more details visit the website www.contemporaryart/ns.ca or contact Terry Hurrell (902) 457-0920.
Bereavement Support – Contact the Hospice Society of Greater Halifax at (902) 446-0929.
St. Matthew’s Activities
Sunday Free Breakfast – Sundays 8:30 am (If you are interested in joining a Breakfast Team, please email Carol Smillie at email@example.com)
Thursday Noon Bible Study – Come to the Sanctuary doors at noon
Choir Practices – AcabellA handbells Thursday 6:15 pm; Sanctuary choir Thursday at 7:30 pm
Lunch Bunch community choir – Fridays at noon
St. Matthew’s Book Club – Third Tuesday each month
Ushering – Click this link to open the sign-up page
Caritas Service – Second Sunday at 2:30 pm for Victoria Hall Residence for Senior Women, now at the Caritas Building, Mount St. Vincent
Melville Heights Service – Second Sunday at 2 pm at Melville Heights retirement lodge
MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2018/19
Congregational Meeting June 2
Session, Stewards, Board May 26
Worship and Music May 5
Church office: firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 423-9209
Pastoral care: Rev. Betsy Hogan, (902) 423-9209, email@example.com
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Minister of Music: Wayne Rogers, (902) 429-1680, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Organist: Matthew Fraser
On the web: www.stmatts.ns.ca
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