4.21 Dynamic Dunsford News from The Pews for the week of November 17, 2019


Mission Statement


We strive to be a welcoming Christian family, seeking to demonstrate the spirit of God’s love through worship, work, growth, and respect for all creation. We endeavor to be aware of, and responsive to, the needs in our community and beyond.


Greetings All


Continued prayers appreciated.


Information of the Week:

Very sad to share in the loss of a dear colleague and friend, the Rev’d D’Thea Webster (current minister Land O’ Lakes, current Assembly of Elder ECORC) and her long time partner Maureen O’Neill were killed in a car accident on Sunday Nov. 10.We will miss them greatly. We are all struggling with this tragic news.

Mark Nov. 24 on your calendar to stay for a soup and sandwich lunch following worship.


Gifts With Vision, Catalogue of Giving Ideas 2019 UCCAN



Cookies needed for the Farmer’s Market annual sale. Sale is Sat. Dec. 14 at Farmer’s Market sale, Armories, Lindsay,  9:00 until they are sold. Cookie packaging will be Fri. Dec. 13, 6:30 P.M.in the church hall.


Spirit Moving at Dynamic Dunsford


Thanks and gratitude for service and honouring. Born Nov11, 1919 

Alexander Reid, wwII veteran and career military. Died July, 2012 in his 93 rd year. He would have been 100 on Remembrance Day. Helen’s dad is another example of ordinary people who do extraordinary things in their commitments and giving. Neighbours honouring neighbours.


Thanks and gratitude for  community members helping folks cope with the recent snow! Helping hands make a difference and generosity is so appreciated. Neighbours helping neighbours.


Please contact Sharon with your noticing of Spirit Moving… a word or deed shared, a song that lifted your spirit, something that captured your awareness of God’s presence.


Save the Date: Christmas Craft making night Monday Dec. 2 (note date change!) in the evening. Come for fun and fellowship as we make a Christmas craft. Fay Carslake and Shirley Colter hosting. Tentative time start 6:30 P.M.


Do you love movies? Join us for Disney in December on Friday Dec. 6 and Friday Dec. 13, at 6:00 P.M. for family friendly movie with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, juice and popcorn available.


Save the date: Thurs. Dec. 12 Potluck dinner5:30 P.M.  and carol sing. We’ll go caroling in the neighbourhood interest and weather permitting. Otherwise singing in the sanctuary! RSVP to Sharon.


Regional Council Prayer Cycle For the week of November 17, 2019: we pray for the life and work, personnel and all connected with Heritage United Church, Salem.




September 2019
Opening Balance: $62,911.26
Closing Balance: $56,309.97
Income: $6,106.75
Expenses: $12,708.04
Operations Account: -$13,447.07


October 2019

Opening balance: $55, 900.47

Closing balance: $58,233.60

Operations Acct: $(11,662.97)

Income: $9116.23

Expenses: $6783.10


Community Neighbourhood:

Clothing Giveaway - Christ Church Anglican, 43 Sherwood St.
Donations accepted Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:00 AM to Noon      

Clothing giveaway dates:  

November 22nd 1:30 – 4:30 pm    November 23rd 9:45 – 1:15 pm

For further information call 705-738-3670

Website:    www.christchurchbobcaygeon.com     e-mail:  christchurch@i-zoom.net


Trinity United Church Christmas Bazaar Sat., Nov. 23, 2019 10:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

44 William St., Bobcaygeon, Free Admission, Luncheon: $10.00 p./p. 11:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.

Celiac Friendly Lunch Tickets available at “My Favourite Things” or call Church Office from 10 A.M. – 1 P.M. Mon. – Fri. @ (705) 738-5135 or call Olive Macoomb @ (705) 738-9984


Upcoming Events


Next worship is Sun. Nov. 24, Reign of Christ Sunday, last Sunday of lectionary year C. worship begins at 10 A.M. Don’t miss it!  Invite others to church. Celebrate wherever you are, whatever you do and pray for the ones you are with and who are all around you!


Wed. Nov. 20 “Free For All” Wednesdays (Something for everyone every Wednesday

Sharon is on study leave Nov. 20. The usual mindfulness, meditation and prayer led weekly by Sharon will not take place Wed. Nov. 20 but the sanctuary is warm on Wednesdays and you are welcome to come for quiet meditation in Sharon’s absence.


Wed. Nov. 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance


Sun. Nov. 24 Reign of Christ Sunday


Sun. Nov. 24 Congregational lunch following worship coordinated by Linda and Marion


Sun. Dec. 1, Advent 1 “Hope


Mon. Dec. 2 An evening of Christmas Crafts(note date change from Nov. 25)led by Fay Carslake and Shirley Colter tentative start time 6:30 P.M.


Tues. Dec. 3, United Nations International day for Persons with Disabilities


Fri. Dec. 6 Disney in December family movie night 6:00 P.M.

(coffee/tea/hot chocolate/juice/water and popcorn provided)


Sun. Dec. 8 Advent 2 “Peace” Holy Communion (traditional formal , passed through pews)”Tinsel and Tears” service during morning worship Special collection of non-perishable food items for the food bank


Mon. Dec. 9 UCW carol singing and readings at 7:00 P.M. All welcome!


Thurs. Dec. 12 5:30 P.M. Community potluck supper followed by holiday caroling (in the neighbourhood, weather permitting), in hall or sanctuary if inclement weather


Fri. Dec. 13 6:00 P.M. Disney in December family movie in the sanctuary


Fri. Dec. 13 Cookie packaging in church hall 6:30 P.M. Fay Carslake coordinating.


Sat. Dec. 14 Cookie Sale at Armories in Lindsay 9:00 A.M. until sold


Sun. Dec. 15 Advent 3 “Joy” Junior Church worship (Abigail Campbell coordinating with help of all junior church and congregation)


Sun. Dec. 15 “Dunsford Santa Claus Parade” 2:00 P.M. anticipated, refreshments and fun to follow at Dunsford Community Centre


Sun. Dec. 22 Advent 4 “Love” Choir Christmas Cantata “A New Birth, A New Beginning” by choir Brenda Shield director/coordinator, Marylou Lummiss narrator


Tues. Dec.24 Christmas Eve, service 7:00 P.M.


Sun. Dec. 29 Christmas 1, Comfy Cozy Sunday, worship team and congregation leading service



Please let us know if someone is ill, in hospital or going through a challenging time.


Thank-you for continued support of our Food Bank.


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Peace, Justice, Grace and Blessings,




United Church Crest

1981 Sturgeon Rd,

Dunsford, ON

K0M 1L0

Phone:  (705) 793-2511

Email: dunsfordunitedchurch@bellnet.ca


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