Dynamic Dunsford United Church Newsletter – January 13, 2021

Join! Learn, Share, Ask, Act.

Please accept this invitation to attend our meeting on January 14 at 7 p.m. to hear Kathleen Whyte, our Region liaison, pass along what we need to know about the new Search process within the United Church of Canada. Kathleen has been doing her homework and learning about Dunsford U.C.’s history and current situation. She will provide a realistic look at what our options are for continuing as a community of faith. She will want our thoughts and input on some items so that she can better discern how to guide us forward. This will be your opportunity to ask questions about the process and share your thoughts, hopes, dreams and concerns. To proceed with our search, WE NEED 5 OR 7 PEOPLE TO SIT ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE and start to meet as soon as possible. Internet connection is not required to join the zoom meeting. You can connect with your telephone and take part in a meaningful way. Please use a phone with a long distance plan to avoid extra charges. Zoom meeting instructions are below along with the agenda.

Agenda – January 14, 2021

Opening Prayer – Kathleen Whyte – Regional Liaison

Introductions

Name & Tell a little about your relationship with DUC

Breakout Groups

  • Who is DUC? Where did you come from and where are you going?
  • What do you, as a Community of Faith do well?
  • What would you like to improve on?
  • How could you see growth happening?
  • What qualities are you looking for in a worship leader?
  • How will you do pastoral care?
  • Who will support the staff as M & P?
  • Who would be an asset on the Worship Team?

Outline – Role of a Search Committee

Questions to consider

Do you feel called to do the larger work of the church?

Do you feel called to help Dunsford United find God called people to lead your United Church?

Do you have computer skills?

A search committee is made up of church members who are not a couple, not employees of the church, but are a cross section of the Community of Faith.

  • Training provided
  • Chair search committee – plus 4 or 6 members (volunteer Secretary)
  • Review & update Church Hub
  • Create profile
  • Interview Potential ministry personnel

Outcome –

Names and contact info for Search Team

Next Meeting ______________________

Closing Prayer

Thank you all for joining us this evening.

Financial Update for December from outgoing Treasurer, Greg Phillips

Opening balance: $41,140.63

Income: $4,815.00

Expenses: $7,705.89

Closing balance: $38,249.74

Bits from Brenda

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

Stay safe.  Stay well.

DUNSFORD UNITED CHURCH

Church Office Hours: Wed. 9-5

dunsfordunitedchurch@bellnet.ca   www.dunsfordunitedchurch.com

Worship Minister (Supply): Kevin Fitzpatrick 705-340-0973 / mk.fitzy@sympatico.ca

Music Director: Brenda Shield 1-705-748-9875 or bshield@cogeco.ca

Envelope Steward: Kathy

Visit our website: http://dunsfordunitedchurch.com 


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