Dynamic Dunsford United Church Newsletter – April 21, 2021

Update from the Chair

Congratulations to Greg and Sam Phillips and proud grandparents Alexis and Larry!  Welcome to Norman Peter.

Zoom Worship Schedule

April 25 – Lisa Norman LLWL

May 2 – Rev. Anne Hepburn

May 9 – Worship At Home: “Mother’s Day” (no zoom meeting)

May 16 – Rev. Anne Hepburn

A big thank you going out to Gloria Thurston who will provide us with a worship at home package for Mother’s Day Sunday!

Services – The glitches continue but they only add to the fun we’re having! We invite everyone to join our zoom services as you are able. If you can’t be there Sunday morning, check out the church youtube channel to watch our recordings.

How about hosting? – A few people have indicated an interest in learning how to host! I will put together some training for this as availability allows. Thank you!

Now Under Way! – Abigail Campbell will be leading Jr. Church at 11 a.m. following the zoom service and using the same zoom connection as the service. Children are invited to join in for their special worship time together.

Mission Board – At our meeting last Thursday, board members voted in support of having Anne and three lay persons attend a church financial course in May. We are currently in a reasonably comfortable position financially BUT in order to return to a part time minister and a Director of Music on a regular basis, we will have to come up with an increase in monetary inputs. This course should help us with that plan.

Vacancies – We are quickly approaching critical problems due to lack of human resources. Please prayerfully consider how you might help!

A brief description of all positions can be found in the March 31 and April 4 newsletters. To date, none of these positions have been filled.

Pulpit Supply Assistant, Mission Board Recording Secretary, Region Representative.

Worship Team (several openings), Chair M&P committee, Vice Chair of the Mission Board.


Carol 705-738-3183 emburyc@gmail.com

Dunsford United Church is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Sunday Worship Service Apr 25, 2021 09:30 AM

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If you were unable to join in the April 18th Zoom worship service led by Rev. Anne Hepburn, here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olbrwjXIA-k

New addition to the Phillips’ family:

Greg and Samantha Phillips welcomed Norman Peter Phillips on Friday, April 16, 2021. 

Do you have announcements, celebrations, good news, photos, etc. to share? Send them to dunsfordunitedchurch@bellnet.ca and it will be included in the newsletter. Thank you!


Asian Canadian Women: Support, Strength, and Solidarity

If you are of Asian descent in The United Church of Canada and self-identify as woman, genderqueer, and/or nonbinary, you are invited to gather together in Asian Heritage Month this May. There will be time to get to know one another, talk about our places in the church, and explore the intersections of our racial identities and gender identities. Asian women are particularly visible and vulnerable during this pandemic time. Please be welcome to a safe meeting space to connect, lament, and honour one another.

The gatherings will begin with a brief welcome by Adele Halliday (Anti-Racism and Equity Lead, General Council Office) and be facilitated by Kim Uyede-Kai (Minister, Communities of Faith Support, Anti-Racism, and Right Relations, Shining Waters Regional Council). 

Gathering times:

  • Sunday, May 2 (6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT)
  • Wednesday, May 5 (6:00-8:00 p.m. EDT) 

You are welcome to come to one session or both! 

To register, please send an email to anti-racism@united-church.ca. In your email, please include your full name, email address, and Asian ancestry. A Zoom link will be sent after registration.

Stories of Our Mission: When Being Born with Light Skin Is Dangerous

Being born with light skin is particularly dangerous in Tanzania, where 1 in 1,400 people have albinism. Few people in Tanzania with albinism live beyond the age of 40, and not just because of high rates of skin cancer. Because some Tanzanian belief systems portray people with albinism as magical, there is a lucrative trade in their body parts, which are believed to hold special power—and the pandemic has made this situation even worse. That’s why your generosity through Mission & Service is helping the Morogoro Women’s Training Centre provide support to young Tanzanian women with albinism. Learn about the plight of those with albinism and how your Mission & Service gifts are helping them.

[Photo credit: esudroff from Pixabay]

United Church Bookstore: Spring Cleaning!

UCRD store is clearing out its inventory and making room for fresh titles! This means huge markdowns on a wide range of titles, so shop while quantities last. Some titles are down to just $0.99, like Curating Church and Discovering the Other: Asset-Based Approaches for Building Community Together.

New titles will continue to be added over the next few weeks, so check back often for incredible deals!


Next Assembly of Elders meeting – Friday, April 23rd from 9am – 12pm via Zoom


Emmanuel is waiting for you to come, reimagine theological education with us! Applications are due April 30 for September admission. For more info: bit.ly/exploremmanuel

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


Church Office Hours: Wed. 9-5

Tel: 705-793-2511

Email: dunsfordunitedchurch@bellnet.ca

Visit our new website: www.dunsfordunitedchurch.com

Supply Minister: Rev. Anne Hepburn

Confidential Email: annehepburn54@gmail.com

Cellphone: 416-305-1247 Envelope Steward: Kathy

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