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DORCHESTER UNITED CHURCH
May 2018


Our calendar of events provides many opportunities to reach out to our community in Christian love

Calendar of Events :

  • May 20th - Day of Pentecost and Worship Service
    • from the Annual Meeting of London Conference
  • May 26th - Rummage & Bake Sale
  • May 27th - Worship Service - "Visioning for the Future"
    • The Visioning Working Group, partnering with Rev. Larry, will present upcoming activities and tentative projects. Please join us after the service for conversation during coffee time - a chance to share your thoughts, ideas, hopes and dreams for the future of your church and community.
  • June 3rd - Environment Sunday . Regular Service
  • June 10th - Regular Service.
  • June 17th - Father's Day and Church Picnic
    • -the picnic will be held in the basement. Bring a main course, a dessert and your dishes. Come and enjoy the foods of our talented cooks.
  • June 24th - Church Service and Communion
  • July 1 - July 29th
    • - Our church will be closed. We are invited to worship with our friends at Reynolds Creek in Putnam at 9:30 AM or at St. John's UC, Springfield at 11:00 AM. Both Reynolds Creek and St. John's have been invited to worship with us for the month of August.
  • July 5, 12, 19, 26 - Holy Diner BBQ 5-7 PM
  • August 2, 9, 16 - Holy Diner BBQ 5-7 PM
  • August 5th - Regular Services - 10:00 AM
  • August 19th - Canadian Food Grains Bank
    • - Good Neighbour Project BBQ at Brown's United at 5:00 pm,
  • September 7th - Welcome Back BBQ
  • October 21st - Church Anniversary
RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE

Dorchester United Church is holding a Rummage & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. We are asking for your help in donating yummy baked goods and clean, gently used items for the sale. Please bring baking and all items to the church on Thursday, May 24th from 6:00-7:30 pm or Friday, May 25th from 10 am to 4 pm. No clothing or furniture please. Please note that costume jewelry can be brought anytime and left downstairs in the clear plastic tub on the window ledge by the clock. Thank you!

Holy Diner BBQ

The Holy Diner is returning this summer. Enjoy a BBQ in the church parking lot every Thursday in July and August from 5 to 7 pm (inside in case of inclement weather). Please join us for a hamburger, hot dog or sausage on a bun along with a cold drink and a cookie. Cost: Donation. Here's a chance to catch up on summer happenings and a time to make new friends. Everyone is welcome and all proceeds support the local Food Bank in Dorchester.

Food Bank Donations

Donations are welcome on any Sunday or Wednesday morning until the end of June and beginning again in August. Summer is actually a time of great need as students no longer have access to schools' breakfast and snack programs. Snacks such as granola bars, puddings and fruit cups are needed and please consider donating family-sized canned fruit throughout the summer. When in our local Foodland, items can be purchased and placed in the Food Bank Box. All donations are very much appreciated.

Canadian Food Grains Bank - Good Neighbour Project

Please join us on Sunday, August 19th for a delicious Pork BBQ and Potluck Church in support of the Good Neighbour Project. Entertainment at 5:00 pm. and supper at 6 pm. Barbequed pork, beverages and corn on the cob are provided. Please bring a salad or dessert, your own plates, cutlery and cup. No tickets are needed and tax receipts available for your donation. Call Cathy at 519- 461-1679 if you need a ride.

Would you like a ride to church?

We have volunteer drivers who would be happy to pick you up. Just give Cathy a call at 519-461-1679

Welcome Back BBQ - September 7th at 6:01 PM at the home of Ernie & Carol Reid, 4356 Hamilton Road, Dorchester

Menu : Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage, corn, baked beans & dessert
Cost : Donation. Please bring your lawn chair and enjoy food & social time.
All are welcome! RSVP 519-268-3129

Please continue to pray for all members of our congregation, especially for those who are ill or are awaiting or recuperating from surgery, for those who are mourning a loss, or for those who are travelling.

Please collect your pop cans over the summer and drop these off at the church on any Sunday, during the Holy Diner or at 4356 Hamilton Road in green bin. We can turn these into cash to support our programs.

Reminder of Coffee Time on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am - 11:30 am. All are welcome. Coffee Time will be closed during the summer months of July and August.