Dynamic Dunsford United Church Newsletter – August 22, 2021

Update from the Chair

EXCITING REOPENING NEWS!

On Sunday, September 12 at 10 a.m. we will be having our first in person worship service in 2021 and it is shaping up to be pretty special! Rev. Anne will bring the message AND Brenda will be at the keyboard as our music supply person AND Christena-Lynn will sing a solo for us!

Greg has connected our new computer system for the media booth – “Thanks Greg!” – and we are looking for people to sign up to work in the back corner.

Soloists are most welcome for our fall worship Sundays so check over your music and your calendars. Let’s get those dates filled!

Covid protocols including physical distancing, wearing of masks and hand sanitizing will be part of the plan. Let’s rejoice in returning and keep everyone safe.

JUST ONE MORE!

We now have Carolle and John on the stewardship team (see recommendation #3 below). At least three people should form this team.

Stewardship Report

The Mission Board met with course participants on July 8th to review the Stewardship Report. A copy of the report is now available through the church office. There were 9 recommendations made by the course instructor and the board voted in favour of proceeding with immediate follow-up.

NEXT STEPS

1– to review our Mission Statement with an eye to focusing on who we are and how we are living out our mission

Recommendation # 1: Since your sense of mission and ministry is reasonably current, your community of faith simply needs to continue to monitor it and live it out. Showing how you are achieving your mission is a great tool to inspire participants.

The July 29th tentative meeting did not take place. Please watch for a new date and kindly let us know if you are interested in participating.

2– to form a Stewardship team of at least three people who will work on a one year and a three year plan

Recommendation # 3: As you currently do NOT have an active stewardship team, creating one needs to be a priority. Recruit a Stewardship Team for a specific term (3 years?). The new team must receive training on both the role of the team and on stewardship best practices, and the Team should report regularly to the governing body. The new team should seriously consider taking the Called to be the Church: The Journey module 1 –Best Practices course.

Please contact Carol if you are interested in being part of the Stewardship Team.

Zoom News

Recordings of the services are currently suspended. CL will continue to email and send out print copies. There is also a convenient copy of all of our services (bulletins) on our fantastic website! and a link on the home page to our Sunday Worship zoom meetings. Join us live Sunday mornings for chat 9:30 to 10 and service at 10!

Worship Schedule

August 22 – Service based on Indigenous Day of Prayer, 2021- Carol

August 29 – Darlene Hallett – host Carolle

September 5 – Lisa Norman

September 12 – Anne Hepburn – In our Sanctuary!

Sincerely,

Carol

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Dunsford Community Food Bank: Contact Fay Carslake 705-341-3699 or faycarslake@hotmail.com

Prayer request: Please keep Emma in your prayers as she continues on her cancer journey. 

Cheer Ministry: Please call Mary when a church member/family needs to be remembered with a card: thinking of you; get well; or special birthday/anniversary wishes.

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Appeal for Haiti

The United Church of Canada is in contact with Mission & Service partners in Haiti to find out how we can support their communities. Make a gift to support immediate needs including emergency shelter, clean water, and food.

We are also asking for prayers for our partners and the Haitian United Church community in Canada, who are trying to contact family and friends in the devastation. Read more about the situation here.

[Photo: Buildings damaged by the earthquake in Haiti, August 2021. Credit: Tearfund Canada, 2021. All rights reserved, permission required for further use.]


Election Resources




The United Church of Canada’s election resources are now available online, for church members who want to engage candidates in the upcoming election on September 20, 2021. Issues close to the heart of the church—Anti-racism, Guaranteed Livable Income, Indigenous Justice, and Vaccine Equity are featured in core resources. Find out more.


All Saints Day Service


This fall, join join Moderator Richard Bott and others for a special All Saints Day service, remembering those we have lost through the pandemic. Please submit names of the deceased by October 1 for inclusion in this memorial service (every effort will be made to include names received past this date). Find out more.
 


Your Generosity Matters: Women Farmers Like Barari Catalyze Change



Barari remembers the way the other farmers in her village laughed at her when she began to farm differently. “It is a waste of time,” they said. “It will never work.” Here’s how it turned out.
 

[Photo credit: Emma Taylor]

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