3.38 Dynamic Dunsford News from The Pews for the week of March 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


Lent Week 2 Challenge (March 17-23, 2019): PRAYING

On the night before Jesus died, he had a meal with his friends. And while they sat at the table, Jesus took a loaf of bread, blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to each of his friends saying: “This is my body, which is broken for you. Whenever you eat, Remember me.”

Jesus asks us to remember him and all the blessings in our lives when we eat.

This week, say grace—a prayer of thanks to god--before one meal a day. (Suggestion: Start with something you’re grateful for today)                                                                                                                               OR keep a gratitude journal this week, indicating something or things you are                                     grateful for each day                                                                                                                                  OR invite someone not part of our faith community to share food and offer grace                    for food and time shared together.

I have been receiving 40 Acts out of the United Kingdom for a number of years. Each Lent they offer a number of positive acts of generosity to embrace in Lent. Interested in

signing up for something online? Go to https://40acts.org.uk/ for “The

Generosity Challenge: 40 days, 40 reflections, 40 challenges to make a


Continued prayers appreciated.


Information of the Week:


Prayers For All Affected by Terrorism:

Continue to stand against all forms of hatred, terrorism and bullying behaviours! We mourn the loss of fifty people violently killed in the mosque in Christ Church New Zealand and the school shootings in Sao Paulo Brazil that killed ten this week. These losses and wounds, traumas and tragedy impact life times across generations.



More Food Fun Anyone :

Thanks to all who came out for our P.I.E. night on Thursday. It was a sweet success! Thanks to all for the support and for great fellowship and yummy pies! How about a “cake day,” “sweet treats day,” ”soup day” “appetizers day” or other such fun! Let me know if interested in some sort of future “foodie” gathering for the purpose of sharing fellowship and food!Also don’t forget to sign up for weekly refreshments following worship. Your gifts of hospitality mean so much.


Family Fun for Monday March 18! Come for family yoga and games and activities. 4:30 – 6:30 P.M. Contact Abi with questions, by phone/text 1-416-992-7959 or reach her by email or on Facebook.


Mon. March 18, 7:00 P.M. Church hall. Mary Lou Lummiss is invites you to come out and share about essential oils in our every day! How many have you used today? What do you want to learn more about? What needs are you wondering about for your everyday use? Mary Lou will bring along a number of oils for you to smell and learn how they work. Bring a donation for the food bank if you can. Mary Lou will make customized roller balls for sale that evening. Bring your curiosity and bring some friends!


Mission Board Meeting:

Everyone is encouraged to come to the April 10 Mission Board meeting at 7:00 P.M. for idea gathering, as we discuss next steps in the life and work of dynamic Dunsford


Regional Council Prayer Cycle For the week of March 17:

 we pray for the life and work, personnel and all connected with Westminster United in Whitby, ON.


Observer/Broadview Subscriptions:

United Church Observer Changes Name, Not Price: Broadview is the new name 

Current subscribers will have received a notification that April is the final edition titled United Church Observer”. March 1, Jocelyn Bell, editor, writes: This issue marks a historic moment for the magazine. It is the last one to be published under the name The United Church Observer. Next month, we’re starting an exciting new chapter, relaunching in print and online as Broadview.The magazine will be sixteen pages longer in each issue It will run ten issues a year Price is still $25. As it is renewal time, please see Vicki Gowan.


April 14. Pancakes on Palm Sunday. Plan to join us for a fun lunch after worship. Speak to Mary Lou and Alexis to learn how to help.


Upcoming Events


Next worship is Sun. March 24,2019 at 10 A.M. It is the third Sunday in Lent. 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!


Are you thinking about a gentle way to get healthier! Join the sages gentle exercise as Lorrie encourages folks with movement exercises guided by a DVD. Come for fellowship and fun! Wednesdays at 10 A.M.!


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. March 18  4:30-6:30 P.M. Family Fun led by Abi and Lisa, yoga, games, activities. Come on out and enjoy time with folks of all ages. Invite some friends!


Mon. March 18 7:00 P.M. Essential Oils with Mary Lou. Bring friends!


Thurs. March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination


Sun. March 24 Third Sunday in Lent


Sun. March 31 4th Sunday in Lent


Sun. April 7 5th Sunday in Lent


Sun. April 14 Palm/Passion Sunday. Pancake lunch follows worship.


Thurs. April 18 7:00 P.M. Maundy Thursday Join Kevin Fitzpatrick at Janetville United for a Communion service.


Fri. April 19 Good Friday Service at 10:00 A.M.


Sun. April 21 Easter Sunday


Don’t forget to visit the Dunsford Branch Public Library open Sat. 10-2 ), Tues.2-7 and Wed. 10-1


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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