Dynamic Dunsford United Church Newsletter – November 3, 2021
Update from the Chair
Worship Services at D.U.C.
November 7 – Remembrance Day – Rev. Anne – Brian special music
November 14 – Lisa Norman – soloist Christena-Lynn
November 21 – Anne Hepburn
November 28 – Lisa Norman
A big “Thank You” to Abigail and Carolle for their leadership on Stewardship Sunday. It was a great reminder of how to be good stewards and provided a good, quick look at our Stewardship Analysis Report. To review the full report, see our website home page or request a printed copy from the office.
We will be using YouTube videos for music but we welcome soloists for music features. If you have a musical talent, we would be blessed by your sharing. Please check over your music and your calendars. Let’s get those dates filled!
Remembrance Day note
Did you know that many of those who signed up for service in WWI were recorded as being from a location that was not their home town? This was because they might have been miles away from their home when they enlisted and it was the enlistment location that was noted on their service record.
JUST ONE MORE!
We now have Carolle and John on the stewardship team. At least three people should form this team. Please contact Carol Embury for more information.
Notes from Gloria, UCW President
The UCW would like to thank you very much for your generous donations to the Alzheimer Society. You donated $114.00. Way to go!!
The UCW ladies are assembling outdoor evergreen planters to sell prior to Christmas. Do you have wide ribbon (Christmas Colours) that would help decorate the planters? Please bring to church on Oct. 31st or Nov. 7th. Thank you.
Thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Also thank you for the many cards, gifts and good wishes. You all made the day special for us. Ken & Sandr
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Please keep in your prayers: Emma as she continues on her cancer journey.
Cheer Ministry: Please call Mary McKay at 705-328-5573 when a church member/family needs to be remembered with a card: thinking of you; get well; or special birthday/anniversary wishes.
Mission & Service: “The grinding equipment helped me increase my income by 40 percent.” Published On: October 21, 2021
One of the things we can do to promote peace is share what we have to ensure that everyone has enough. That’s why your generosity through Mission & Service supports economic development programs that offer things like micro-loans and business training and support to purchase equipment.
Leila Basheer is a 46-year-old mother of five who lives in a village in the northwestern part of the West Bank in Palestine. Leila’s husband is in poor health, which makes it hard to get by. Since she was a child, Leila has been preserving carob paste, which helps with upset stomach. Four years ago, as her family struggled, she had the idea to sell her carob paste. But processing it by hand is labour-intensive so she turned to DSPR―the Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees―for help.
“As I made some profit from local sales, I decided to expand. DSPR helped me out with buying grinding equipment that facilitated making carob paste enormously,” she says.
The outcome is amazing. Not only can Leila produce high-quality paste but her income has also grown. “The grinding equipment helped me increase my income by 40 percent. I look forward to buying a second grinding machine, this time to produce tomato paste,” says Leila.
Palestinians in the West Bank are subject to complex systems of control. These systems of control include physical barriers like the Separation Wall, checkpoints, and roadblocks, and bureaucratic ones like permits and closure of areas. These restrict Palestinians’ right to freedom of movement. The Israeli occupation has confiscated thousands of dunums (1 dunum = 1,000 square metres) of land from Palestinian farmers to build illegal settlements, bypass roads, and build the Separation Wall. Moreover, the checkpoints, roadblocks, and crop destruction create extreme challenges for farmers attempting to reach their land and their markets.
Every step we take to support families like Leila’s brings us a step closer to peace and justice. Thank you for your generosity through Mission & Service.