Dynamic Dunsford United Church Newsletter – June 9, 2021

Update from the Chair

I have to admit that even though I listened to the nightly news reports of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s hearings and meetings, I never really let it sink in too deeply. Yes, I thought it was terrible that human beings could treat children that way. It was hard to comprehend that the government, at least three church denominations, and the RCMP all worked together to make it happen, AND it went on for decades! Six years have passed since the TRC report was published and only now, after the discovery of a large unmarked graveyard in Kamloops, have I allowed my heart to know the horror of the past. What do we do about it? We can’t sit on the sidelines any more. I am starting by updating my own education. I am reading the 535 page report published by the TRC in 2015. Listen, pray, act.


We hope to have a schedule set up so that Sunday morning zoom meetings will continue at least through June. However, it has been decided that recordings of the services will be optional and up to the host to decide. Brian (705-324-8293) will host this Sunday and CL will continue to email and send out a print copy of the service. There is also a convenient copy of all of our services on our fantastic web site!

Worship Schedule

June 13 – Lisa Norman

June 20 – Rev. Anne Hepburn (Holy Communion)

June 27 – Darlene Hallett

July 4 – Lisa Norman



Update from the Called to Be the Church Financial Workshop – Inspiring Videos

Called to Be the Church: Talking about Money with Rob Fennell – YouTube

Called to Be the Church | The United Church of Canada (united-church.ca)

PRAYERS: Please keep 10-year-old Annabella in your prayers as she continues to recover from surgery at home.

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Free Mental Health Supporting Strategies Workshop

The pandemic has challenged all of us both personally and professionally and we know

it has taken a toll on our mental health. The Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force

is offering a free workshop on Mental Health Supporting Strategies on Monday, June 21

from 10am – noon. The workshop is free however registration is required.

Join Psychologist Dr. Vera Voroskolevska from Restore Balance Psychological and

Counselling Services for this important workshop.

Participants will learn:

· The importance of recognizing mental health in the workplace for both

employees and employers

· What mental health struggles may look like

· Duties and responsibilities of managers to accommodate employees

· How to approach colleagues when addressing concerns about mental wellness

· Examples of dialogue when communicating with employees

· How to promote mental wellness within the workplace

· Job protection and income support

· Community resources

The workshop will be held on Zoom and pre-registration is required. Visit


to register. Once you have registered the meeting details will be forwarded to you

by email and you can add the workshop to your calendar.

Tech support will not be available the day of the workshop, so please test your Zoom

microphone and speakers in advance of the workshop.


Response to Kamloops Residential School Graves Discovery


Reconciliation and Indigenous Justice


A member of the Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nation pays her respects below the steps outside the legislature in Victoria on June 1.
Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Minute for Mission 2018: Reconciliation


Due to the Spring Meeting this weekend and the emails being sent out, there is no newsletter this week.


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