4.12 Dynamic Dunsford News from The Pews for the week of September 15, 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


Please stay for lunch at Dunsford United Sun. Sept. 15. Our children and youth will be helping to prepare a soup and sandwich lunch. Contact Abigail Campbell to help. Call/text 416 992-7959or contact her through Facebook.


Fall means fun, activity, variety and all kinds of events to share our love with others, encourage neighbours, friends, family, co-workers to join us!

Part 2 of “Free for All: Wednesdays”

Come help Sharon figure out how to operate  her Keurig elite machine! Supposedly it does the little k-cups but iced drinks and hot drinks too. You can just do hot water and make hot chocolate. I know it has real buttons I can feel! Thus far I have lots of Tim Horton’s k-cups (and Cliff and I do not drink coffee) but we want you to enjoy, Alert Sharon when you seek-cup varieties on sale. Do you know folks who have k-cups that did not suit their personal taste buds. Consider donating flavours or trading! See you in the church kitchen!

 We want our ministry of beverages to grow! Beverages and treats every Wednesday! Come brew a cup! Grab and go or stay for activities and conversation!

Watch for more fall updates next week 😊

FREE FOR ALL” Wednesdays –

9:15 Mindfulness, Meditation and Prayer (come for quiet relaxation, mindfulness and meditation exercises and concluding with the daily “Pray As You Go Podcast”, to be held in the sanctuary

10:00 Gentle Exercise – join Lorrie, Community Care volunteer for free exercise program, including chair yoga, for all fitness levels and adaptable for those living with pain, mobility limitations and health concerns, in the church hall

11:00 Craft and chat, bring a craft, mending project, a hobby you love or just come to chat, we are always looking for prayer shawls. Held in the nursery so there is place for little ones to play

12:00 Lunch bunch – bring a bag lunch and join us for lunch. We’ve got you covered with beverages and treats available all day!


Continued prayers appreciated.

Information of the Week:

Spirit Moving At Dynamic Dunsford

”and a little child shall lead them …The doorbell rang at the church and a six-year old arrived with a carload of donations for our food bank. His offerings in lieu of birthday gifts, to be donated to the Dunsford food bank. This sparked ”Spirit Moving At Dynamic Dunsford” See Sharon, call Sharon, text Sharon, email Sharon with your sensings of Spirit Moving” a kind act, a heart-warming story, a captivating photo, a positive in the media, a song that stirred your soul, a noticing, we want to share the abundance of Spirit in our midst! Let’s notice and share. Contact Sharon.


We offer thanks and appreciation to Jack Shier, who just turned six years old. Jack indicates he has enough toys so on his birthday he picks a place he wants to help. This week he and his mother Janna stopped by with some very special donations. They made several trips to their vehicle to bring in their donations for the Dunsford Food Bank. Last year Jack supported animals that don’t have homes! Thank-you Jack for your kindness and caring. Your generosity is very much appreciated! You help make Dunsford dynamic with your kind sharing. You make a difference and you touched our hearts and helped others.



Thanks and gratitude for helping hands that helped someone with moving household items! Neighbours work together!


Thanks and gratitude for loan of needed tools, saving on rentals! Neighbours sharing together.


Thanks to all who were part of the Caygeon Cruisers event. Neighbours having fun together!


Junior Church:

We are grateful that Abigail Campbell is willing to continue as coordinator for our junior church. We will be trying to explore some different options and welcome all feedback for our planning for Sundays, and events/activities on other days. We want to ensure all are welcome at our table, that all know they can participate, make a joyful noise and feel safe in our space. We are eager to incorporate our children and youth, hoping that some scheduling will work for families, but realizing busy schedules mean folks can’t always attend.

 Kids worship bulletins! Did you pick one up last week and try the crossword puzzle, word search or other activities! Please get kids worship bulletins from the picnic table at the back of the sanctuary.


Family movie nights are coming. Tentatively two Friday evenings a month, but we want to pilot what seems most doable for people in our neighbourhood. Please RSVP to Sharon interest and date/time preferences. A Friday night?  6:00 – 8:00 P.m.


Boomwhackers Club! Are you interested. That is those coloured tubes that we use to make music! RSVP to Sharon.

Book Club: on-line and in person:

First book – The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr (2019)Join the Facebook group and/or join us in person. Details t.b.a. Contact Sharon if interested and to arrange for  the first book! Start date will depend on participation interest.

Family Fun Events: Abi and Lisa will be back leading an afterschool program to all who might like to come for some family fun including activities such as yoga, crafts and creative play. Watch for announcements of dates and times. Contact Abi.


Food Fun: To help make our outreach for “free for all,”  we are hoping to  engage folks of all ages to come use our kitchen space and help prepare treats that we can freeze and have on and. What day works best for you? Let Sharon know.


Raise the Roof! What are your ideas?


Birthday Card Bonanza!

In 2019 no one was able to help with our birthday card outreach to our children and the ministry was ended. Everyone loves a card sharing concerns. If it can’t be done by one, let’s have many to get cards written. We will have a card writing time on Wednesday Sept. 18 in lieu of our regular craft and chat. We need your help to come write cards to send out to all the kids on our list. Contact Sharon.


Echo’s Story:

Folks have been curious. I have shared some about Echo but invite you to the October lunch following worship. Sharon will share stories of our adventures so far and answer questions. Invite others to join us for lunch Oct. 27. Contact Sharon if you can help with lunch prep that day


Dynamic Dunsford is on the Christmas Tour

The tour of churches will take place on Saturday, November 16 from 10 until 4.  We will be looking for help with the bazaar table and bake table as well as in the kitchen as we will offer coffee, tea and a little goodie to those who are passing through.  There will be an information and historical table set up also.  There will be tickets available for this event and a brochure on all the churches participating.  There are eight churches involved.  Let’s make this a dynamic event.

Decorating Wed. Nov. 13; final set-up Fri. Nov. 15 in the evening

Christmas Is Coming and Dynamic Dunsford is full of Spirit.

Items for bazaar and bake table will be needed for the Sat. Nov. 16 church tour. Help for decorating will be needed. How can you help?



FREE Weekly Exercise Program at Dunsford United, Wednesdays 10 A.M

Community Care's Sage Advice and Gentle Exercises for Seniors (SAGES) program is a video-based program.  The program is for everyone, no matter what your level of fitness and ability; work at your own pace.  Chair yoga is a great way for older adults or those who are not flexible to safely get the wonderful health benefits of yoga. Yoga postures are done seated or using the chair for support, working at your comfort level. This exercise class is an excellent way for you to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress, and improve circulation and we have lots of fun doing it.

Join Lorrie Wednesdays at 10 A.M.at Dunsford United for this free weekly event! Next session Sept. 18. Bring some friends!


Kids Mindfulness Thursdays 6-7 Adults Can Come Too!Starting date T.B.A. RSVP to Sharon to sign-up


We are going to offer children’s mindfulness and meditation using “Peace Out and Peace Within” podcasts, helping us focus on building sense of comfort and well-being for our body, minds and spirits. We can think about where is our happy space, our calm space, our safe space? Children are welcome to bring adults to join in!

We will offer this Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 P.M., led by Sharon and Cliff, if there is interest. we will also offer this Sundays following junior choir, time approx. 11:30 to 12:30 if there is interest. Please RSVP to Sharon, call/text 705 875-78837 or  email revsharon@xplornet.com


Community Notice:

Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinics for Cats and Dogs, Saturday, September 28th, $35 per animal (cash only). Clinics organized by the veterinarians in co-operation with the Health Unit. www.hkpr.on.ca

BOBCAYGEON • Three Islands Veterinary Services, 115 East Street North (9 am to 1 pm)

LINDSAY • Kawartha Animal Hospital, 130 Angeline Street South from (9 am to noon)

• Lindsay Animal Clinic Professional Corporation, 62 Lindsay Street South (9 am to noon)

OMEMEE • Omemee Veterinary Hospital, 12


Upcoming Events


Next worship is Sun. Sept. 22, our congregational meeting,  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. Sept. 18 “Free For All” Wednesdays(Something for everyone every Wednesday!


Wed. Sept. 18 Help needed for writing birthday cards as ministry to children and youth 11 A.M.


Thurs. Sept. 19 Senior Choir practice7:00 P.M. New members always welcome!


Sat. Sept. 21 UN International Day of Peace


Sat. Sept. 21 Support Doris in the walk for the kidney foundation and come join the walk


Sun. Sept. 22 Creation Time 3, Sharon preaching, Congregational Meeting


Sun. Sept. 29 Creation Time 4, Orange Shirt Day, Sharon preaching


Sun. Oct. 6, Creation Time 5,Carol Cunday guest worship leader


Sun. Oct. 13 Thanksgiving/Anniversary/Communion/Baptism (theme: Gratitude and Thanksgiving Creation Time 6, Sharon preaching (Communion by intinction, people coming to front)Welcome Logan Prentice and family

Sun. Oct. 27 Lunch after worship “Echo’s Story” Come to learn of Sharon and Echo’s training adventures and beyond! Bring your curiosity, questions and friends!



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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