3.48 Dynamic Dunsford News from The Pews for the week of May 26, 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:


From our national United Church of Canada:

The United Church will be celebrating an official Pride Sunday for the first time in 2019. We encourage you to mark this day, June 2,  and celebrate the lives and ministry of LGBTQIA+ and Two Spirit people. Let Our True Colours Shine

We must ensure that anyone who walks up the steps of a United Church is radically welcome


An update from the yard and bake sale May 4, 2019

Once again the Yard and Bake Sale was a success.  The United Church Women have now donated $2,000.00 to the General Fund of the church.  Thank you to all who have contributed their help and donations.


Please join Abi on May 27 and the four Mondays in June. Come for family yoga and games and activities. 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.New time to accommodate evening sports commitments for many families. Contact Abi if you know ahead you can attend, with any questions, or availability to help supervise by emailabigailsvirtue@gmail.com or on Facebook.


The next strawberry Supper meeting is Mon. May 27 at 7:00 P.M. at the church.


"Artisans at the Church Gallery" Saturday June 8th, 2019 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Quilters, Woodcarvers, Artists, Pottery, Glassware, Basket Weaving, Authors, Photography & more.

Trinity United Church Hall, 44 William St. Bobcaygeon


Mt. Horeb United Church is hosting a garden party, ham and salad supper, Wed. May 5, beginning 4:30 until all are served. Adults $12, children 6-12years, $6 and children 5 and under  eat for free(poster on bulletin board)


Outdoor worship service is on June 23, led by the worship team. Bring your lawn chairs, hat and sunscreen. A potluck picnic will follow. Please join in for a wonderful time. If you can help with the service see Diane, Brenda, Christena-Lynn, Mary, or Sylvia.


Regional Council Prayer Cycle For the week of May 19, 2019:

 we pray for the life and work, personnel and all connected withSebright Pastoral Charge. 



VIBE 2019at DUC Mornings July 22-26  (confirmed dates)“God Loves All Creation. We are so excited to share that Sean and Zander Winters are back to lead V.I.B.E. this summer. They were leaders in 2017.Sean is a recent graduate of B.Ed. and is currently teaching and Zander is pursuing his degree in education so we are blessed with very dedicated teachers who offer their wonderful energy, faith and skills to our youngsters this summer.

Please promote widely, a great week to arrange to host grandchildren, so all can participate. Paula and Gloria welcome your help to support with provision of kitchen help over the five mornings to prepare snack items, to serve and to do tidy-up following the snack. Adult volunteers to support the leaders in helping to supervise campers during their program (stories, prayers, games, outside activities, crafts all greatly appreciated. It would be great if there were some folks also willing to capture some of the VIBE 2019 in photos or videos. The ratio required is one adult per five campers. We had over thirty campers each of the past three years! Get the word out to share this fun-filled, memory making opportunity. Call Paula or Gloria for details. The training for local churches was May 11 and Paula shares the following specific donations are needed:

Medium sized plastic flowerpots (for planting seeds)

Light coloured pillowcases

Light coloured bed sheets

Leftover Bead kits or buttons large enough for picture or recipe card holder


Upcoming Events


Next worship is Sun. June 2 at 10 A.M. Wear a favourite rainbow colour or all the colours!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!

Sage’s will return in September.


Craft & Chat meets every Wednesday 11 A.M. – noon. Bring a new or current craft you are working on or something you’d like to learn. Bring a bag lunch and stay. We work in the nursery so little ones can access toys.

Mon. May 27 Family Fun 4:30 – 6:30 P.M.


Mon. May 27 Strawberry Supper Planning Meeting 7:00 P.M.


Wed. May 28 Trustees and Management Team meeting 7:00 P.M.


Fri. May 31 to Sun. June 2 Regional Council Annual Meeting, Hosted at Cambridge United Church, Lindsay (Regional Council representatives (former presbytery representatives), ministry personnel attend)


Sun. June 2  Pride Sunday, UCCAN

Sun. June 9 Holy Communion (passed through pews with gluten free bread and small cups of grape juice) and celebration of birthday of United Church of Canada


Mon. June 10 Happy 94th birthday United Church of Canada


Tues. June 11 7:00 P.M. next regular meeting of Mission Board. Reports due June 9.


Sun. June 16 guest worship leader Nancy Payne


Sun. June 23 Outdoor worship led by worship team

(Sharon on holidays June 23 – July 21)


Wed. July 3 Annual strawberry supper at the community centre. Contact Fay Carslake or Carolle Boyce to help.


Mon. July 22 – Fri. July 26 V.I.B.E. morning summer camp


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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