Brookdale and area news

Jean Miller
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Christmas for Kids back up and running

What a week we have had, but mild, considering the water damage down Yarmouth way and along the Bay of Fundy. The wind and rain was so strong and heavy on Friday, we canceled our medical appointment in Moncton, N.B.

The Brookdale United Church will hold a Christmas evening service on Sunday, Nov. 21 at the church starting at 7 p.m. There will be a free will offering and refreshments following the service. Participants include Stephen Ripley, Pam Bowman and Tyler Buchanan.

Coats For Cumberland

On Nov. 19, at the Amherst Centre Mall, there will be used coats available free of charge to those in need. If the folk in Cumberland are as generous as usual, there will be coats of all sizes for children and adults.

2010 Flu Clinic

The last flu clinic in Amherst will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Amherst Armoury. We were in last Tuesday and it took less than 30 minutes.

Christmas For Kids

The CFK's Centre will open on Monday, Nov. 15. The phone line will be busy so keep on trying. The line will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will take a while to process the applications so the Angel Trees should be up and ready by Nov. 23. The phone number will be the same as usual, 667-1949. We will be situated at the same place, the old St. Charles School. The entrance will be on Crescent Ave as far as we know. This is our 17th year and my family is telling me to make it my last. God willing it will happen. The birthdays are coming faster every year.

Saying so long to our loved ones...

We had to do this again on Saturday, Nov. 6, when the family of Marjorie Bent held a beautiful service to celebrate her life at the Immanuel United Church. Marj was another resident of Amherst that was well known and much loved. She participated in and supported her church all her life. The UCW had the opportunity to serve refreshments for her family and friends as she had served with the UCW members over the years. Marj shared her vocal talent as a soloist and with the choir at the church as well as the Travellers and other singing groups. If there is an "Angel Choir "in Heaven, I'm sure Pat Parker is there, waiting for Marj to arrive. There is a hymn that's called "Choir in the Sky" that the Brookdale choir sings and it's one of my favorites. Our sympathy and prayers go out the Farrell and Bent families.

Our sympathy and prayers go out to Chrystal (Adshade) and Roger White on the death of Chrystal's dad, Alton, who passed away on Friday, Nov. 5. The funeral took place on Monday, Nov. 8 at the Immanuel United Church.

The folk at Immanuel have had many funerals this past year. The Rev. Phillip Read has only been on the Northumberland Charge for a little over a year but has been well seasoned in doing funerals.

Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church will be holding its turkey supper this Saturday, Nov. 13. We always enjoy this one, as do many others.

Chignecto Presbytery will meet at St. Paul's United Church in Riverview, N.B. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Committees will meet at 10 a.m. and following lunch all members will meet at in the court of the church. There will be a United Church Book Room sale at this meeting.

Something to think about: Aging is not just something physical, it is also an attitude and we need to keep our attitudes positive and our bodies as healthy as we can. We need to have hope, a happy outlook and most of all love.

Weekly Quote: God gave us memories so that once our loved ones have passed on, we can remember all the good times we shared. We can look at pictures and relive the moments that we value so much. If your memories are not the best, make new memories to replace the bad. The opportunity is there.

Organizations: Brookdale United Church, Immanuel United Church, St. Charles School United Church Book Room

Geographic location: Amherst, Bay of Fundy, Moncton St. Paul Riverview

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