Church chatter - Dec. 3, 2017


By Lorrie Dyer


Friendship Hall at Rivers United Church was rocking last Friday night with the excitement of our Canada 150 trivia night. Nine teams complete with creative team names, costumes, mascots and props, battled it out for prizes and bragging rights.

McFadden Turkey Talkers led the way through 10 rounds of questions but after the Michael J. Fox bonus question, Eager Beavers and Fur Traders tied for top spot. In the first tie breaker question, neither team could come up with the correct spelling of Waskesiu but Fur Traders knew that honey dill sauce was Canadian and discovered by accident, so they were crowned winners! They received the "Smarties" trophy (a trophy which contained boxes of Smarties). A Rapid City team that included a 10-year-old and two 12-year-olds came from behind when they were the only team to correctly answer the 30-point clue for the bonus question (Michael J. Fox); they were given the "Sorry" trophy. Judges had a difficult time choosing the team spirit award and as a result www.smith and Young Bucks and a Grey Hare were left to fight over the “Team Canada" trophy.

Sunday, Nov. 26 was a busy day at Rivers United as there was a lot to celebrate. Cake was served after worship to honour Rev. Glenna Beauchamp on her 70th birthday. As well our best wishes go out to Joan Thomson who celebrated her 80th birthday, Don McFadden and Dorothy Beedie who recently turned 90 years young and former congregant Art Hartle, who enjoyed his 100th birthday. Another very special "birthday" was announced as Tanner and Kaitlyn McDonald welcomed their baby girl Ava into the world; happy grandparents are members Harold and Pat Dyck.

As well on Nov. 26, Sunday school made crafts for advent decorating. Everyone pitched in and the sanctuary is now beautifully decorated for the Christmas season; Lesley McFadden co-ordinated the event. We look forward to the Sunday school's presentation on White Gift Sunday, Dec. 10.