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World Day of prayer well-attended

We continue to have snowy and sunny days.

Greetings from Brookdale.

We continue to have snowy and sunny days. The fluctuation in the temperature seems unreal at times. One day it is three or four above and the that night it can be 10 to 17 below. If there is a wind, which is more than likely, it is colder still.

I was reading that in Sackville during the Christmas season, the folk there had 90 inches of snow from six snowstorms. Fortunately we only had about two inches of snow here on the weekend as 15 to 20 centimetres was forecast.

The World Day of Prayer held at Immanuel United on March 2 was well attended, especially with the weather. The service was shortened so the folk attending could get home earlier but the service was still greatly enjoyed with Shelley Trenholm as the speaker. Some folk found the driving home difficult but they were happy to be home safe and sound.

We are having a good response to the Highland Fling requests for the button draw prizes. We have a beautiful quilt made and donated by Elda Lowther. This year the CHC Auxiliary is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and we truly appreciate all the support shown.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the family on the passing of Laurie Nelson. Laurie and Elizabeth have been long time residents of Brookdale and Lauries brother, Leonard, just passed away a short while ago.

John Sands will be doing a concert at the Southampton United Church on May 27. I really enjoy his music and play his CDs all the time. I would like to buy his Christmas CDs.

The Chignecto Presbyterial of the United Church Women will hold their Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 24 at the Sackville United Church in Sackville, N.B. Snow date will be March 31. The Now Event We Share newsletters will be available and subscriptions for the next two issues will be collected. There is always a spring and fall issue and the cost for both is $ 6. Jean Smith is our current editor and I am her treasurer, for another year anyway. The out-going president is the Rev. Geraldine Reid and the incoming president will be Irene Caswell from Trinity St. Stephens United Church in Amherst. It seems longer than four years since I was the president. The Biennial for the Women of the Maritime United Churches will be held in 2008 at Humphrey Memorial in Moncton, N.B. and Chignecto Presbyterial will be the hosts. Plans are already underway.

This Saturday, March 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m, Immanuel United will hold a Pancake Supper. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. Besides pancakes there is beans, sausage, brown bread, biscuits, maple syrup, Washington pie and tea or coffee. What a feast.

The Seniors DVD project Remembering We Did It Well under the leadership of the Rev. Karen Cross of the AME church sounds like an excellent idea. She should have no problem finding seniors in this area.

Time to close;

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature; but beautiful old people are works of art. Eleanor Roosevelt

Blessings to all.

Organizations: Immanuel United, CHC Auxiliary, Southampton United Church United Church Women Sackville United Church Trinity St. Stephens United Church Maritime United Churches AME church

Geographic location: Brookdale, Sackville, Amherst Moncton Washington

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