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Busy Weekend Ahead at St. John’s United Church in Brockville

Busy Weekend Ahead at St. John’s United Church in Brockville

Brockville – The weekend of May 27-28 is going to be very busy at St. John’s United Church in Brockville as the church opens its doors to a variety of events.

St. John’s will be part of the Doors Open Brockville and the Thousand Islands celebrations that are taking place that weekend. This annual event gives local residents the opportunity to visit some of the iconic buildings in Brockville and area with 11 sites in Brockville and 34 locations overall in the area open to the public.

Most of these locations will be open on both May 27 th & 28 th , however St. John’s United Church will only be part of Doors Open on Saturday, May 27 th . During the Doors Open celebration on Saturday, May 27 th , the church will welcome visitors for tours from 10 AM to 4 PM. Music will be provided by the students of Miss Anne Landon, the St. John’s United Church Choir Director and Organist.

Further information on what’s open to visit can be found at:

http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Brockville-Thousand-Islands.aspx

In addition, a plant & flower sale, bake sale, and indoor garage sale will all take place on Saturday, May 27 th from 8 AM to 12 Noon in the Church Hall and on the front lawn. A variety of outdoor and house plants will be available for the home gardener’s choices. Gently used household items, books, CD’s and other new-to- you “treasures” will be available at the indoor Yard Sale. St. John’s has become a family favorite for these sales and you are advised to arrive early before the baked goods and plants are sold out.

On Sunday, May 28 th the Brockville Concert Band will bring their annual Spring Concert to St. John’s United beginning at 2 PM. The Brockville Concert Band has a faithful following that will be treated to a wonderful selection of arrangements. The excellent acoustics and newly renovated stage of the church’s Sanctuary will be a perfect setting for the musical expertise of the BCB. There is a free will offering for the concert that will be used to support the work of the Brockville Concert Band. As well, the St. John’s “FunRasiers” will be running a raffle to help raise funds for the church’s 2017 Capital Campaign.

ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH: St. John’s United Church is Brockville’s only “main street” church, located at the corner of King & Park Streets in downtown Brockville. The St. John’s Faith Family celebrated 180 years of Christian worship in October, 2015. Rev. Dr. Heather Froats is the current minister at St. John’s. The sanctuary of the church was recently renovated in 2014. Beautiful stained glass windows are a part of the “lightness” of this sanctuary. Each Sunday, this place of worship is filled with the joyous sounds of the St. John’s Choir led by Brockville Arts Hall of Fame inductee, Miss Anne Landon. Sunday worship services begin at 10:30 AM and all are welcome to attend.

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