Current Events

 October 2018

Our Sunday Morning Worship is at 11am

All are Welcome

Prayers go out to:  Donna Hamilton, Lana Grimes. In hospital Sadie McCumber.  Please consider all unspoken needs and names in our prayer jar.
Bible Study: Our Wednesday morning Bible Study group has resumed on Wednesday's from 10am to 12 noon. 

Dinner Theater is coming up and as you all know this is a major fund raiser for Beacon.  It is also an event that takes a great deal of help and planning.  There is now a sign-up sheet listing the jobs that need to be done.  In total there are more than 30 jobs that need to be done and this does not include those acting in the play.  Please consider carefully if you can help with one or more of the tasks listed and sign up.  There will be lots of help and guidance available so don't worry! 

Free Community Meal: We're back!! New kitchen, and new recipes. Octobers Free Community Supper will be on Sunday October 21st from 4pm to 6pm. We will be serving a creamy ham, broccoli casserole topped with cheese. There will be Mandarin orange parfait for dessert. Coffee tea and juice. Bring your family, invite our friends. Every one is welcome

Craft and Hobby Show:  Saturday October 27th is Beacon's Annual Craft and Hobby Show. It will be held in the Auditorium from 9am to 1pm. A lunch of chili, Hamburger Soup, biscuits and squares will be offered for $8. Admission is $2.

Calls for Volunteers:.

Opening and Closing Stewards, Sunday Morning Shepherds: We are in serious need of more people to volunteer to be opening and closing stewards for our church. At the moment the only person taking on this responsibility is Stephen Sollows. The main duty of the Steward is to set up the chapel and the Parlour on Sunday morning before 10:30 am, and to put chairs away following the service. You would also lock up doors following the Sunday morning worship. You can volunteer to be both opening and closing Steward or to cover one of these positions. Sunday Morning Shepherds to share some of the additional tasks such as setting up the PA and PowerPoint systems, insuring Christ Candle, lighters, offering plates, etc. are in place, and generally checking to make sure the worship space is prepared. If you can help with any of these jobs, please speak to Rev. Sharon or Stephen Sollows.


Dinner Theater Company: Beacon Annual will be presenting our 2018 Dinner Theater production titled "Olden Golden" Tickets are available $35. And include a 3 course gourmet meal. Get your tickets now as seating is limited.


Rev Sharon will be in Halifax on educational leave from Oct.22 to Oct 28th. In case of emergencies, please call the office @ (902) 742-4320.

Gift Cards: We have a new gift card order with more local retailers available. This is one way you can contribute to your church without it costing you a cent! Just buy and use Gift Cards like cash and your church earns $$. Available for Sobeys, Superstore, Tim's, Subway, Boston Pizza, Swiss Chalet, Montana's, East Side Marios, KFC, Wendy's, Mark's, Sport Chek,, Giant Tiger, Winners, Walmart, Cokes, Chapters, Cineplex, Irving, Shell, Petro-Can, Canadian Tire, Payless, and Staples. Available each week in the parlour after the service.


Rides to Church: Would you be willing to stop on your way to church Sunday morning and pick someone up who might not get here otherwise? If so please add your name, telephone number, and the area  you are willing to pick people up from, to the list of volunteers. If you know someone who needs a ride, please contact either Rev. Sharon 902-742-5051 or our ride coordinator Pam Reardon 902-749-6522.


Home Visits: Is there someone you know who has been an active member of the Beacon United Church but is no longer able to attend that might enjoy a visit from a member of our Pastoral Visitation Team? If so please give their name and address to Rev. Sharon 902-742-5051 or Jack Murphy 902-645-2914.



Affirm Team; If you would like to look independently for more information about the Affirm process and what it means, go to



Beacons Affirm Team will be offering a Cafe Style Q and A service Sunday October. This will be your oppertunity to explore more deeply what it might mean for Beacon to be an  Affirming Church. Please bring any questions you have about the process or about how this change might impact Beacon