Malagash church hosting third welcome back cottagers service on June 25
Greetings from Malagash. We have just come through another crazy weekend, weather wise. Torrential rain and high winds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday beautiful days but giant puddles all over the place making yard work very difficult. However it is coming along nicely.
Love to wander through the nurseries and view all the new transplants and wish I had the time and wherewith all to buy and plant them all.
Sharon United Church of Tatamagouche has become quite the musical place to be. Several weeks ago the Tatamagouce Area Singers held their beautiful spring concert and just recently men have taken over the venue.
A men and boys a cappella group from King’s College in Halifax performed and on June 10 Four Men from Toronto presented a concert. These last two concerts were sponsored by the Out Reach Committee of the church promoting social justice and community development groups, locally and globally.
The United Church has always been in the forefront of such appeals.
In fact, Jannie Berkelaar, a member of Malagash Church, ran the Bluenose Half Marathon and most of her pledges went to the South Sudan hunger appeal.
There was a ‘pickle bottle’ at the entrance of our church for several weeks for donations to the Extreme Hunger Appeal for parts of Africa and the Middle East. We are so fortunate to live in such a peaceful and fertile area where no one really has to go without food.
Our church used to have a Food Bank Sunday the last Sunday of each month but at our congregational meeting in February it was decided to have a second offering at the end of every three months to go to our local food bank as cash for supplies is always needed.
The second one is coming up on June 25 when we will be celebrating our third annual open door-welcome back cottagers service. We will also be celebrating the 150th birthday of our wonderful country.
Come join us at 9 a.m. with a social hour to follow the service. Wear some red and white!
Speaking of cottagers returning-wow it sure has been busy in that area lately. Laura and Darcy Wikeruk have arrived back with their motor home, large trailer, packed no doubt with boxes and boxes.
They winter in Arizona and from all reports will be starting to build their new home. Their property is right across from the church and features a lovely lighthouse and garage. A great start.
Dick and Liza Curtiss have arrived back to spend the summer months with us. They are from California and can be seen helping out at all our community events. Another couple returning this past week were Wayne and Lee Stordall from British Columbia.
Vangie and Derek Johnston are coming for a few days with Don and Bev Ripley-Hall to help welcome Lee and Wayne back in our midst.
Greetings go out to Don Hall on his birthday on June 10. The Durling family have a big one coming up as Russ’s mom, Katherine, will be 100 on the 17th.
Hopefully her picture will be on ATV on Saturday and we will be celebrating with her and a lot of family and friends at an open house in Woodstock.
Wonderful to have her reach this age and still be fiesty and smart! Doesn’t let her eldest son get away with too much!
Sorry to hear that Elden MacNeill is a patient in the Truro Hospital. He has been there for a bit and diagnosis has not been completed as of this writing. We are keeping Elden and Darlene in our prayers and hope for a speedy recovery.
Best wishes go out to all who are celebrating a special event this week - birthdays and anniversaries, etc.
School will be winding down soon and our thoughts are with all the students, especially those graduating from high school and planning their futures. Have a good week everyone and stay safe.