The Men of RUC invite all men associated with our congregation to "get together" in a spirit of fellowship, supporting Outreach Projects & our church through various activities.
Here are some events that the Men of RUC are involved in. One is the Women of RUC’s Christmas Sale in November when the men are encouraged to create items for sale in a catalogue put together for this event. Each year at Christmas a tree is placed in front of our church and decorated with ‘ornaments’ and lights in memory of deceased family members and former church members. A Scroll is published outlining the donor, and, the name of the person being remembered. The Charlie Murphy Memorial Christmas Tree also helps us support our church financially. A Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday that is well attended begins the Lenten Season each year. Other activities can include involvement in a Yard Sale and a Take Home Lobster Dinner on Mother's Day.
We now have a monthly lunch outing, the purpose of which is two-fold. First, it's an opportunity for our men to gather in a social environment. More importantly the admission to the monthly lunch can be non perishable foodstuff which is, in turn delivered to the food store at the Brunswick Street Mission here in Halifax. Leading to and in the winter months, warm winter clothing such as toques, hats, mittens, gloves, hoody sweatshirts and good quality outerwear will be accepted.
In recent years, we have adopted a fundraising project which makes use of a donation can that is sent out into the church community around Easter and returned around Thanksgiving. OSCAR, meaning Our Spare Change Aiding Rockingham, has grown to be a profitable venture with very little effort. The project has been broadened to include an upfront commitment to a donation at the end of the campaign.
Work parties around the church often get organized from this core group of men, or, the Building & Property Committee will call upon us for help on specific projects.
All men of the congregation are encouraged to come along to any activities they see advertised and to offer to help out with any of our Outreach Ministries.
Men of RUC Webpage Updated: October 6, 2023