Dorchester United Church

October 22: DUC Anniversary Service 11:00 am
with lunch to follow. Our guest speaker is from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The UCW invites members with last names from A-L to bring squares, M-Z to bring sandwiches. Thanks for your participation. Come and enjoy the lunch and the great fellowship.
November 25: Annual Turkey Dinner
December 11: The Scott Woods Christmas Show

Minister: Rev. Keith Rameshwar
Music Director : Kathleen Hyde
Greeters : Marilyn Smith and Marion Jenkins
Reader: Marilyn Smith

Announcements October 15, 2017
1. Please join us for a time of refreshments and fellowship in the lower level of the sanctuary following the service.
2. FOOD BANK DONATIONS are welcome on any Sunday.
3. THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, we are asked to pray for the mission and ministry of Richards Memorial United Church, and for the well-being, compassion, strength, and joy of Rev. Christina Boyd. Thank you for your participation in this ministry.
4. TRIVIA NIGHT & SILENT AUCTION, SAT, OCT 21 AT BELMONT COMMUNITY CENTRE. Doors open at 6:30 and play begins at 7:00. Cost is $20.00 per person which includes light refreshments. Teams consist of 6 or 8 people, to register a team, please call Susan Grieve at 519-644-1965 by October 14th. Prizes awarded to the first and second place teams. Organized by St. Andrew's Westminster United Church, Glenworth.
5. The UCW FALL EVENT, at White Oaks United Church, October 21, 9:00 to 12:00 AM. Bring a bag of personal items for women & children & men too to be distributed among 6 agencies in London & Strathroy, it will be much appreciated & thank you for all you do.
6. There are many events; entertainment, fund raisers, women's retreats, personal uplifting, Mission & Outreach 'Journey to Reconciliation', and spiritual uplifting events to help you understand the changes occurring in this fantastic United Church of ours. Take some time, look at the bulletin board at the east (parking lot) entrance, and ask questions if you need to. Thank-you.
7. Reynolds Creek Games Night - November 3rd at 7 pm
8. Mary Dillon from Reynolds Creek United is facilitating a 6 week book study "Making Sense of the Bible: Discovering the Power of Scripture Today". The first session was on October 11 at 2:00 p.m. Folks from Dorchester are welcome to attend. Cost of the book is $18.80. For further information call 519 455 7134.

Congratulations to Betty Crockett who celebrated

her 90th birthday on October 8, 2017. Betty's financial background in business was an easy transition to financial work within the church, as well as organizing fund raising events for church and community. A very special occasion for Betty was her presentation to Queen Elizabeth at a special dinner held by the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. She was also recognized for her community service at the 150th Canada Celebration for Elgin/Middlesex/London riding association this past spring. Betty has earned our admiration and respect for her many contributions to our church and community and to the political life in this province and beyond. Congratulations Betty!

The United Church of Canada has membership in the global ACT ALLIANCE who are organized to assist people affected by Hurricane Irma. ACT members are organized in various regional & national forums (including Dominican Republic, Haiti, & Cuba) working quickly with evacuations and emergency shelter where necessary and plan for post-storm responses. The United Church of Canada is accepting donations for these efforts. If you wish to donate, send your cheque to:

The United Church of Canada, Philantrophy Unit,
Emergency Response,
3250 Bloor St. West, Suite 300,
Toronto, Ontario
M8X 2Y4.

Put ''Emergency Appeal, Carribean Hurricanes 2017 on the bottom left line of the cheque OR e-mail OR phone using your Visa or Master Card 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 OR increase your M&S givings.