4.03 Dynamic Dunsford News from The Pews for the week of July 14, 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


How did you reach out to others this week? Who did you connect with? Pray for? Visit? Phone/text or email? Showing you care makes a difference!

 Continued prayers appreciated.

Building Neighbourhood Spirit:

I’ve had some feedback that some folks thought the idea of creating an offering in the neighbourhood was good but only one person who offered to help make the idea a reality. As I am leaving for class beginning July 22, with so little help, we cannot take this on. Sadly, not energy or interest at this time, perhaps another time and season. Do be prayerful about ways to connect with our neighbours, to build community and to enliven action into our ministries. If you have ideas, get some people together and bring them to life. We can only grow if we are growing in our actions. ”Ask what makes you alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” (Howard Thurman, as quoted in Centre for Action and Contemplation, Living School for Action and Contemplation, Richard Rohr July 9, 2019 newsletter)   


The Sanctuary Prayer Space


We believe in a God
who is never confined to our imagining,
is never in bondage to our understanding
and never kept within our dwelling places.

Our God is the mystery
of divine and human, bound together,
of power and vulnerability,
of crucifixion and resurrection.

Our God is the wonder
of truth and compassion,
of liberation and responsibility,
of eternal wisdom and amazing grace.

We celebrate this God
who leaps free of all our boundaries in love,
stretching out beyond any barricades
and in mercy bending deep
into fragile human hearts.

Text taken from
Celtic Daily Prayer
Book two
Farther Up and Farther In
Northumbria community ~
Image uncredited on Pinterest.
Via Celtic Christianity and Music


Information of the Week:

Thanks to all who helped at the strawberry supper with their prayers, prep, promotion and participation.343 paid tickets, including 7 kids price plus an additional 4 kids eating free for 347 folks fed July 3, 2019! (Thanks to Kathy Prentice for so quickly providing information for this newsletter!)


In case of pastoral emergency to July 13, contact Kevin Fitzpatrick 705 340-0973

Between July 13 and July 28, the Rev. Mary-Margaret Boone cell phone is 705-930-2744

Between July 28 and August 14 Kevin Fitzpatrick. We are so grateful to both Kevin and Mary-Margaret for their kindness in providing emergency care if it is needed.


Little Chefs Free Cooking Workshop July 30 at Dunsford United


Little Chefs for kids ages 6 - 12 will be on Tues. July 30th from 10 AM - 3 PM.  Kids will get hands-on cooking experience, enjoy a homemade healthy lunch and snacks and take home a culinary creation to share!  Registration is FREE! Call 705-879-4100 and press "1" for the Community Health Centre. 


Please sign up on the clipboard to share your gifts, perhaps connecting with others, to share in the “Ministry of Music” time for July and August when the senior choir is on holiday.


Please also sign up on the calendar Abi set up in the church hall for junior church coverage during July and August when the teachers are on holiday. Abi has written in suggested familiar Bible story themes that people might like to work with if looking for suggestions but people are welcome to do whatever they like. Please offer this gift of support to our young ones.


Regional Council Prayer Cycle For the week of July 14, 2019: we pray for the life and work, personnel and all connected with Prince Edward South PC  


VIBE 2019 at DUC Mornings July 22-26  God Loves All Creation.

Please join Sean and Zander Winters, Gloria Thurston and Paula Forget for this weeklong morning session. Come help with events, kitchen, supporting campers in the program. Come for one to five mornings. Invite those 4-12 to come participate. Older youth can come as junior leaders with credit for high school volunteer hours. Contact Abigail Campbell to hear about some afternoon family get together opportunities that week as well.



April 2019

Opening Balance: $67,706.46

Closing Balance: $65,912.34

Income: $7032.35

Expenses: $8826.47

Operations Account: -$3169.90

May 2019

Opening Balance: $65,912.34

Closing Balance: $64,903.90

Income: $8311.95

Expenses: $9320.39

Operations Account: -$3801.60


Upcoming Events


Next worship is Sun. July 21 at 10 A.M. The worship team will be leading the service and LlewSheppard will be offering the message! 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!


Sage’s will return in September.

Craft and Chat returns August 21 at 11 A.M.


(Sharon on holidays June 23 – July 21, but doing weekly newsletters so there is no interruption)

Sun. July 21 Worship Team will be leading worship, Llew Sheppard sharing message.

Sun. July 21 Decoration Day at Dunsford Cemetery 2:00 P.M. Archdeacon Bill Gray, St. John’s Anglican Church, will lead the service.


Mon. July 22 – Fri. July 26 V.I.B.E. morning summer camp Afternoons family fun events.


Sun. July 28 Darlene Hallett is leading worship.


Sun. Aug. 4 Kevin Fitzpatrick is guest worship leader.

Sun. Aug. 11: Carol Cunday is guest worship leader.

Sun. Aug. 18 Sharon is back with new guide dog.



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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