2.21 Dynamic Dunsford News from The Pews for the week of November 19, 2017


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



Thank-you to Alexis and Olivia for leading a very successful dog biscuit making activity after school. Ten children and six adults  measured, mixed, rolled, shaped and baked nearly 400 dog bone shaped dog biscuits of different sizes, enjoyed people snacks, songs, video, crafts and bagged up thirty bags of treats to be sold at the Lindsay Armories Dec. 9.Thanks to Shirley, Christena-Lynn, and a neighbour in the community Marg, who added helping hands to our outreach. CL also got some great pictures.  Teen youth group is baking Fri. Dec. 1. Families of all ages are invited out to bake, decorate and enjoy the free hot dog and chili dinner Sun. Dec. 3 beginning at 4 o’clock. Fay reminds all about cookies needed for the bake sale and she is challenging us with prizes for friendly fun!


Information of the Week:


“Welcome Winter” Concert in Peterborough, Sun. Dec. 3,2:30 P.M., at Murray Street Baptist Church,  Jubilaires Womens Chorus, Mens Bonachords Chorus and Jubilation performing. This is a scent free event. Tickets are $20 each, with children 12 and under free. See Brenda Shield for tickets.

A reminder that teen youth group plans to go swimming this Friday Nov. 24 at the Lindsay swimming pool. Meet Michelle at 6:30 P.M.


Upcoming Events



Next worship is Sunday Nov. 26, 2017 at 10 A.M. As we celebrate Pentecost 25.It is Reign of Christ and the last Sunday in the church year. As we move into Advent Dec. 3 we move to year A on the Revised Common Lectionary three year cycle. Celebrate wherever you are, whatever you do and pray for the ones you are with and who are all around you! Invite a friend, a neighbour or a family to come to worship.

Junior choir practices every Sunday right after worship (about 11:15 A.M.)

Senior choir practices every Thursday at 7:00 P.M.

Wed. Nov. 22 SAGE Gentle Exercise for all 10-11 A.M. Craft & Chat follows with all welcome to bring bag lunch


Fri. Nov. 24 Teen Youth Group Grades 8-12, Swimming at the pool in Lindsay. Meet leader Michelle at 6:30 at the pool in Lindsay


Wed. Nov. 29 SAGE Gentle Exercise for all 10-11 A.M. Craft & Chat follows with all welcome to bring bag lunch


Wed. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 … Randy, Diane and Sylvia and anyone interested to decorate sanctuary


Fri. Dec. 1 World AIDS day


Fri. Dec. 1 Teen Youth Group (Grades 8-12) Bake Night, Baking squares for cookie tins and youth group fundraiser which will take place on Sun. Dec. 3


Sun. Dec. 3 Advent 1 Hope  Communion The Eucharist will be distributed to all in their seats using cubed bread and traditional small cups


Sun. Dec. 3 teen youth group (Grades 8-12) fundraiser bake sale during refreshments time in fellowship following worship


Sun. Dec. 3  Family Fun- hot dog and chili dinner; decorating hall; Advent event; holiday movie;  singing; all  families welcome! donating towards cookie sales for church 4:00-8:00 P.M. Come for all or part


Wed. Dec. 6 SAGE Gentle Exercise for all 10-11 A.M. Craft & Chat follows with all welcome to bring bag lunch


Wed. Dec. 6 National Day of Remembrance on Violence against Women-- Lighting candles of concern 12:30 in hall


Wed. Dec. 6 drop off of cookies


Wed. Dec. 6 Missional board meeting


Thurs. Dec. 7 6:30 packing of cookies


Sat. Dec. 9 Cookie sale and Dog biscuit sale at Armories (Fay)


Sun. Dec. 10 Advent 2 Peace Intergenerational (Jr. Church/Youth), White Gift


Sun. Dec. 10 Human Rights Day


Sun. Dec. 10 Christmas Welcome To My World at Diane’s


Wed. Dec. 13 SAGE Gentle Exercise for all 10-11 A.M. Craft & Chat follows with all welcome to bring bag lunch


Wed. Dec. 13 Tinsel and Tears 7:00 P.M


Fri. Dec. 15  All ages, family friendly congregation and community Christmas Dance in church hall; Preparing Items for Parade 7:00-10:00P.M.


Sun. Dec. 17 Advent 3 Joy Music Sunday


Sun. Dec. 17 Dunsford Christmas parade “Storybook Christmas is DUC float theme


Wed. Dec. 20 SAGE Gentle Exercise for all 10-11 A.M. Craft & Chat follows with all welcome to bring bag lunch


Sun. Dec. 24 Advent 4 “Love” morning Festival of Carols and Readings


Sun. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve worship evening service


Sun. Dec. 31 Christmas 1 Fifth Sunday, intergenerational Teddy Bear Picnic & Story time, comfy Christmas worship; wear PJS, robes, “jammy” pants, slippers according to your comfort; bring your favourite stuffed animals

For events at the Dunsford Community Centre, contact Fay Carslake for details and visit website dunsfordcommunitycentre.ca


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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