Newsletter – August 26, 2020

Mission Statement: We are a diverse, intentional, inclusive, compassionate, hope-filled Christian family of faith, seeking to respect everyone’s individuality and dignity as Jesus modelled, creating safe space, to demonstrate the spirit of God’s love through worship, work, growth, and respect for all creation. We celebrate and value people of every age, health, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family configuration, background, ability, interest, culture, economic circumstance and faith journey. All are encouraged to be in full participation in the life and work of all ministries. We endeavor to be aware of, and responsive to, the needs in our community and beyond.     

Continued Prayers for: Kristen Elliott, Henry Draper, Gloria Thurston and Ralph Harrison.

Keep connected by Zoom on Sundays and Wednesdays
Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M. for ministry of music, hymn sing and connection, conversation and catch-up.  Thank you to Brian Gowan who will be providing the music this Sunday in Brenda’s absence.

Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. for a virtual coffee break to check-in.

Attention all United Church youth and young adults—the deadline for submitting your “Quaranteen” videos has been extended! You now have until September 3 to send your submissions in.

Send questions and submissions to Jessica ( Happy filming!

Youth and Young Adults Rendez-vous Digitally

Rendez-vous 2020, the United Church’s national youth and young adult gathering, was an event like no other―just as 2020 has been a year like no other.  Read more at:

Dunsford Pastoral Care Phoning Team: Please contact the office 705-793-2511 or Carol Embury if you would like a call or if you know of someone else who would.
Please let us know if someone is ill, in hospital or going through a challenging time.

If you know someone who would like to receive the newsletter, they may send an email to the church at and ask to be added to the list.  To receive a mailed copy, they can call the church at 705-793-2511 and provide their name and address.

All Sharon’s recordings may be found at Sharon Ballantyne YouTube.

The Dunsford Community Food Bank: Fay Carslake is now the Board Chair and Volunteer Coordinator. or 1-705-341-3166.

Holy Humour from

Late for Bible Class

A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed, “Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late! Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late!” While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell, getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed herself off, and started running again. As she ran she once again began to pray, “Dear Lord, please don’t let me be late…But please don’t shove me either!”                       

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