Dynamic Dunsford United Church Newsletter – January 6, 2021

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Note from Carol E., Chair of the Board:

Here is a picture of the braille card and snowman ornament that was dropped off at Sharon’s house, in addition to the floral bouquet.

Our Region liaison, Kathleen Whyte, will be speaking to the Board about the procedures for the church’s next steps.  A zoom meeting is planned for January 14, 2021 at 7 p.m.  You are welcome to join in!

It is recommended that 5 – 7 people be on the Search team.

Please contact the church office or the Mission Board Chair if you are interested in working on the profile update, sitting on the Search committee, or both.

FROM THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

A Prayer During Times of COVID-19 

In this time of COVID-19, we pray:
When we aren’t sure, God,
help us be calm;
when information comes
from all sides, correct and not,
help us to discern;
when fear makes it hard to breathe,
and anxiety seems to be the order of the day,
slow us down, God;
help us to reach out with our hearts,
when we can’t touch with our hands;
help us to be socially connected,
when we have to be socially distant;
help us to love as perfectly as we can,
knowing that “perfect love casts out all fear.”

For the doctors, we pray,
for the nurses, we pray,
for the technicians and the janitors and the
aides and the caregivers, we pray,
for the researchers and theorists,
the epidemiologists and investigators,
for those who are sick,
and those who are grieving, we pray,
for all who are affected,
all around the world…
we pray
for safety,
for health,
for wholeness.

May we feed the hungry,
give drink to the thirsty,
clothe the naked and house those without homes;
may we walk with those who feel they are alone,
and may we do all that we can to heal
the sick—
in spite of the epidemic,
in spite of the fear.

Help us, O God,
that we might help each other.

In the love of the Creator,
in the name of the Healer,
in the life of the Holy Spirit that is in all and with all,
we pray.

May it be so.

—A prayer during times of COVID-19 by the Right Rev. Richard Bott, originally posted on Facebook. Moderator Bott encourages the sharing of prayers he posts throughout his term.

Mission & Service: You Can Help Make 2021 a Better Year

In 2020, your Mission & Service gifts were hard at work during the global pandemic. Over the last year, your gifts:

  • helped people at home and abroad struggling to put food on the table for their families
  • ensured those who are most vulnerable receive medical care and personal protective equipment
  • supported those who struggle with addiction and mental health issues to access counselling services
  • created networks of support for young people whose rhythms and relationships are disrupted because of the virus
  • provided emotional and spiritual care for those in hospital and their families as well as medical staff

These are just some of the concrete ways your reliable support through Mission & Service has already made a huge difference during this crisis. Your ongoing support will continue to go directly to those who are most impacted by the pandemic at home and around the world.

Help the world recover in 2021! Make a gift through Mission & Service and help make this a better year. Thank you for your support!

Bits from Brenda

The Dunsford Community Food Bank: Contact Fay Carslake faycarslake@hotmail.com or 705-341-3699


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