LeBlanc taking over presidency of Truro Presbyterial UCW

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Masstown & Area Notebook, By Chris Urquhart

Weather plays havoc with regular schedule of church events

Truro Presbyterial UCW (United Church Women) will hold its annual meeting on Feb. 18 at St. Andrew’s United Church, Truro. Registration is from 9:30 until 10 a.m.

The morning will consist of worship and the viewing and discussing of the DVD “Poor No More,” a must see for all.

The afternoon session will have a memorial service for all those UCW ladies who passed away in 2013, the installation of new officers and a short business meeting.

You need to bring a bag lunch and lug a mug for your tea or coffee, which will be provided along with muffins, etc. by St. Andrew’s UCW.

Everyone is welcome to attend this fun event and to bring a friend! We will be installing a new president, Joanna LeBlanc from Oxford, among others during the installation service. Please come and welcome Joanna to her new set of duties!


Here in Masstown the weather has hampered some of our events. With much ice and then snow, which was washed away by the rain, this is a very strange winter!

Church services were canceled twice in December due to the weather, but we finally held our White Gift Service on Jan. 5, which was very appropriate as that’s the day the Wise Men are said to have come to see baby Jesus.

Our Sunday School led our service and put on a thought-provoking skit. The White Gifts were eventually donated to the Food Bank and the homeless shelter. Thank you to the Sunday School and all who brought a white gift to this service.

Our Refundable drive was put off in January, again because of the weather, but we hope to hold it sometime in February. If you have any refundables you wish to donate to our Masstown United Church, please just bring them to the Church. We will gladly take them! Money raised from this venture is used to help pay the bills and do any necessary repairs.

There will be a Valentine Coffee Party on Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Masstown United Church. There will be a bake table and there’s a playroom for the children.

If you enjoy quilting, come early and help the ladies out with the quilt they’re working on. These ladies come out every Monday afternoon to quilt and others come with knitting, crocheting, etc. and all have a fun time together. They close up the session with a hot cup of tea! You’re welcome to come out and join them anytime!

Chris Urquhart is a resident of Masstown. She is the secretary of Masstown Community Association and the secretary for the Upper Londonderry Pastoral Charge. Anyone who would like to send her Masstown news to appear in her column can send it to rcurquhart@ns.sympatico.ca.

Organizations: Masstown & Area, Church Women, Masstown United Church White Gift Service Food Bank Valentine Coffee Party Masstown Community Association

Geographic location: Masstown, Oxford

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