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DORCHESTER UNITED CHURCH

NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2016

Spring-a time for new beginnings, flowers are blooming, the trees' leaves are opening and it is trying to get warmer all of a sudden. At Dorchester United Church we have had many new beginnings, a new minister, new choir music, youth Sundays, cushions on the seats and now much-needed new front steps. There are new flowers and bushes in our beds at the front and side of the church. We are a very fortunate congregation to have so many volunteers willing to take on these beginnings. We thank you all for all your work. We also thank God for giving us these wonderful volunteers both outside and inside the church.

As summer approaches let us not forget that all these beginnings take time and money. If you are not on PAR, now might be a good time to start as it ensures that the church can continue to do the good work that is God's will. - Mary Kaiser, Chair.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • May 15th - 21st Rev. Larry on a study leave in Atlanta - Festival of Homiletics.
  • May 27th - 29th Annual Meeting of London Conference
  • May 29th Conference Sunday - Congregation Participation
  • June 5th Baptism Sunday - Anyone wishing to have a baptism or to join the church please contact Carol Reid - 519-268-3129
  • June 12th 10 a.m. Church Picnic & Youth Sunday at the church. Everyone to bring a main course & a dessert. Please supply your dishes and bring your lawn chair. Come casual and enjoy yourself.
  • June 19th Father's Day Sunday
  • June 26th Regular Service - 6th Sunday after Pentecost
  • July 3rd Communion Sunday
  • July 10 - Aug. 6th Church closed for summer holidays. We are invited to worship with Reynolds Creek United Church.
  • August 7th Rev. Larry returns for our Sunday Service - 10 a.m.
  • Sept. 9th Back To Church BBQ & Corn Roast - 5:59 pm at the home of Carol & Ernie Reid, 4356 Hamilton Road. Donations will be asked for to cover the cost of the food. Bring your lawn chair and yourself and get caught up on the summer news!
  • Oct 23rd - Anniversary Sunday - special music performed by "The Agritones"

UPDATES

Pew Cushions - Our Board has approved the purchase and installation of pew cushions. Breaking this down, the cost is approximately $300 per pew, which translates into $38.00 a person. If you wish to support the purchase of these cushions please submit a cheque made out to the church with "Memorial Fund - pews" in the subject line. The United Church Women Group is also helping with the cost of these cushions through a memorial donation in memory of members we have lost in the last few years.

Front Steps - Repair is being completed on the front steps of the church with the contract company starting this week -- a much needed repair. Thank you to the Property Committee for looking after this.