Newsletter September 15, 2017


From Merle Blake:

The regular meeting of Woolastook Presbytery will be held at Forest Hill UC on Thursday, September 28th, beginning at 11:00 am sharp, with Committee Meetings gathering earlier.

At this meeting we will be having 2 guests, Rev. Steve Berube in the morning and David Hewitt, Maritime  Conference Executive Secretary in the afternoon.

If you have dietary concerns for the lunch, please be in touch with Diane Robinson at: or telephone 506- 459-8779 as soon as possible.


From Brian MacDonald:

All persons who’ve ordered The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions by Marcus Borg and N.T. Wright through presbytery for the book club are reminded to please bring their $20 to the September 28th meeting.


Coming up at Hillcrest United, Graveyard Hill, Stanley:


11:00 – 1:00

For reservations (10 or more) call Geraldine at 440-7896 or leave a message at church office 367-2288.

Mon., Sept. 25     Turkey Dinner (apple, pumpkin pie)
Tues., Sept. 26    Roast Beef (lemon, coconut cream pie)
Wed., Sept. 27     Potato Scallop, Ham, Baked Beans (apple crumble, butterscotch pie)
Thurs., Sept. 28   Roast Chicken Breast (cheesecake)
Fri., Sept. 29        Roast Pork (strawberry shortcake)


Sat., Sept. 30, 3:30 – 5:30
Turkey Dinner (assorted pies)
Available daily:
– drumstick pie, rice pudding
– sale of homemade preserves

All meals:  $14


From Gail Wylie:

Reminder Re September 27th event with Guest Speakers Gretta Vosper (atheist) and John Valk (theist). The event “Commitment to Community, With or Without God: Promoting Respectful Dialogue as We Look to the Future of the United Church” will take place in Forest Hill United during the day between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  (two presentation-plus-discussion sessions with lunch/refreshments provided) and at UNB Dineen Hall, a dialogue with John Valk in the evening 7-9 p.m.  Also meet congregants from West Hill United where Gretta is Minister. Details on the evening program are now available on Murray McFarlane’s Facebook site.  All details for both day and evening sessions, are available both electronically (printable PDF) and as hardcopy printed brochures by contacting Gail Wylie, Murray McFarlane and Owen Washburn.  To register, contact Owen Washburn, with your name, address, email address and phone number.  Please encourage anyone interested to attend – we need feedback from all perspectives!

Download the Brochure


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