Dorchester United Church


FRIDAY LENTEN LUNCH at DORCHESTER UNITED CHURCH April 12 Rev. Jeff Crittenden All Work and No Play All are Welcome
April 18th 6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Service
April 19th 11:00 am Good Friday Service
April 21st 10:00 am Easter Sunday Service& Communion Breakfast at 8:30 am served by the men. Proceeds to DUC Benevolent Fund.
May 12th 10:00 Mother's Day Service

Candidate for Order of Ministry: Gabrielle Heidinger
Music Director: : Kathleen Hyde
Greeters : George and Coleen Mason

Announcements April 14, 2019

Please join us for a time of refreshments and fellowship in the lower level of the sanctuary following the service.

1. WEDNESDAY MORNING COFFEE: Every Wednesday, at 10 am. Come and catch up on the news, be a taste tester of the baking and have many laughs. Everyone is welcome.
2. AT THE CONGREGATIONAL MEETING HELD ON MARCH 24TH , approval was received to use money from the Memorial Funds to finance the Video Projection System Project. In addition, the DUC Board is initiating an appeal for funds to help finance this Project. The estimated cost is $12,285. All donations will be gratefully received. Please specify that your donation is to be directed to the Video System Project.
3. PLEASE CONSIDER SIGNING UP TO GREET on a Sunday morning on the clipboard at the rear of the church. You are helping to make our congregation feel welcome to our worship service. Thank you.
Thames Centre Community Choir is holding its spring concert on Sunday April 14 at 2:00 pm at St. George's Anglican Church in Thorndale and at 7 pm at Dorchester United. Tickets are $15 and available from Alan Busche or Glenn Baskerville, by calling 519-461-1679 or by emailing

REMINDER! Please make sure your subscription dues to Broadview (the new U.C. Observer) are in to Marj A.S.A.P. and urge others to subscribe as well. The new magazine will be called 'Broadview' and be filled with even more fantastic stories of Christians & their adventure in this God-given world.


Members and friends of Belmont United Church warmly invite you to join them on Wednesday evenings during Lent for a time of worship, food and fellowship. The evening begins with a light supper at 6:00 p.m. (a freewill offering is gratefully accepted, but not required), followed by a brief worship service at 6:45. This year's theme is "The Sermon on the Mount." The preaching schedule is as follows:




April 17


Build Upon a Rock MT 7:24-27


It's a few months into the New Year and we are once again in need of replenishing our sock supply for the "Sox in the Box" Outreach project.
In our church family, we are all privileged to wear clean, dry, warm socks throughout the whole year. New socks mean so much - warmth, comfort, better health and self-esteem, the list goes on. Socks are the most requested, and yet least donated item to those in need. Happier feet make for happier people.
Please put a pair or two of new, warm socks, any size, any colour, any style in your shopping cart and place them in the "Sox in the Box" collection boxes located beside the Food Bank containers in the back of the sanctuary or at the back entrance of the church.
Thank you in advance for your donations!!

Cyclone Idai swept through Southern Africa in March 2019, leaving terrible devastation in its wake.
The United Church of Canada is accepting donations to help M&S partners provide relief to an estimated 2.6 million people in need.
Please donate by phone at 1-800-268-3781 ext, 2738 or send a cheque to: The United Church of Canada Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response, 3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200 Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4.
Be sure to note "Emergency Response-Cyclone Idai" on the face of your cheque.