April, 2019. Pastoral Updated News for Clinton United Church

To all of our church family,

 Spring has arrived, and so has our new minister, the Rev. Cathy Larmond!  Moving in is proceeding, and furniture, books, and three sons and pet dog and three cats are familiarizing themselves with their newly updated manse.  Members of the interview team conducted the March 24 service, so she could experience our worship format, and then she led worship the next Sunday. We are certainly looking forward to her enthusiastic style of Ministry.

  Lent is here, and a number of special services will be held:

Palm Sunday service will feature a Cantata. . . Listen as the music and narration tell the story leading up to Christ’s crucifixion and Resurrection.  Presented by the joint choirs of Blyth United Church and Clinton United Church

Good Friday Service 10:30 am  . . . remembering the events of the death of Jesus . . 

Easter Sunrise Service, 8 am @ Lion’s Park experience God’s gift of resurrection in the beauty of nature. . . light breakfast

Easter Service with Communion 10:30 am . . .   come celebrate Easter!

We have had a longstanding involvement with Camp Menesetung, and the traditional spring cleanup will take place, once again the last Saturday of this month - April 27 from 9 a.m. until noon.  They always serve a great lunch, food, the conversations, as well as the fellowship make for a very satisfying outing.  High school volunteer hours are acknowledged.  Summer Camp registrations are available at the church office or online on the Camp website.

 Our youth worship has been enhanced by the work of Mary Ross.  For the first time, a field trip to St. Timothy's (Tim Hortons) was undertaken.  Mary and six warmly dressed children walked to Timmie’s and talked about our Christian faith while enjoying some refreshments at a very popular Clinton meeting place.  Join us for Sunday School and youth worship.

  Church activities continue during the week, with quilters, shuffleboards, prayer shawl knitters, and choristers all meeting at various times during the week. The United Church women continue to serve our church community with fundraising events, their most recent completed activity - a Cascade of Coins, raised over three thousand dollars for our church, Next event Coffee Party & mini bazaar at Clinton United, Thursday, May 9. -- coffee, muffins, biscuits and jam.  Baking, turkey pies, & quilts.  Something for everyone.  Proceeds to UCW projects

The first of our community suppers is scheduled for May 2 from 4:30 to 7 pm.  Turkey will be on the menu. Tickets are available from many members or from the office.

Almost Famous Players  are returning to entertain you on Sunday, May 5 @ 2 p.m.  Come out and enjoy this afternoon.

“Yard Sale”   May 24th & 25th! Bring in your quality saleable donations after May 3, placing on stage behind the curtains.  ~ Bedding, kitchen items, appliances large and small, toys, books, outdoor and indoor furniture, tools.  No electronics, clothing!  

Large item pick up.  Call Jane @ 482-3848   There will be something for everyone.  See you there……

Our 13th Anniversary of Clinton United will take place on Sunday, June 2 with special music by the Snell Family.  Following our service, lunch and celebration cake with the proceeds going to Camp Menesetung.  


  We hope you will be able to come to celebrate and worship with us as your schedules allow.  It will be great to spend time together!

Chair,  Maarten Bokhout