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MIDHURST UNITED CHURCH

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Congregational Newsletter for the week of July 31 – August 6, 2022

Sunday, August 7,2022, ~ Worship leader – Rev. Dr. Judith Visser
Scripture Readings: Psalm 107, Matthew 14: 22 – 33
Reflection: Choppy Seas…

Quote of the Day

“If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.”

~ Arab Proverb

Coffee Hour after Church:

*Please note ~ During the month of August, there will be no coffee hour after the Sunday Worship Service. .…Coffee Hour will resume in September….

Door Greeters:

Please see the sign-up sheet on the table in the Link if you would like to volunteer to be a Sunday Morning Door Greeter before the Worship Service.

Are you new to Midhurst United Church?

If you have been attending our worship services at Midhurst United Church or on Zoom, welcome to our Church Community! If you would like your name, address, phone number and email address added to our Church Directory, please email the church office with your information: office@midhurstunitedhchurch.ca 

Garden Tour Report – July 9th, 2022

Well, it’s done……

Thank you to all the garden owners for allowing 150 people to traipse through their gardens.

Then thanks to the ticket sellers, volunteers in the garden and volunteers who helped with the meal preparation and church set-up on Friday and then the Saturday volunteers who helped in the kitchen and then helped clean up.

Then thank you to our committee of….

Lynda Johnson – who organized the silent auction….
Donna O’Brien – who had her garden on display…
Jean Varep – who was our awesome leader…. Jean got the gardens, was in charge of ticket sales, got all the volunteers and then helped in the kitchen when she had nothing else to do….

Altogether, including the $528.00 from the Silent Auction and plant sales from Brian Morris, we raised $4400.00

Report Submitted by Liz Stiff.

2022 Prayer List:

Each week, Shining Waters Regional Council are asking that we pray for other congregations in our ministry. This week we pray for……

Don Mills United Church
Richmond Hill United Church
Westmount United Church, Orillia
St. Matthew’s United Church, Toronto

News from The United Church of Canada:

Installation of the 44th Moderator

What a historic General Council it has been! It was held virtually, spanning over seven months and also marked the election of the first Indigenous woman as Moderator, the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne.
Join us in-person or online at the installation of the 44th Moderator of The United Church of Canada on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. PDT/ 4:00 p.m. EDT/ 5:30 p.m. NDT. 

What’s coming up at Midhurst United Church:

Sunday, September 11th, 5 – 7 p.m. Annual Corn Roast and BBQ

Tuesday, September 20th, 7:00 p.m. Church Council Meeting

Rides for Thelma Coutts and Irene Cole:

If you are able to pick-up Thelma Coutts and Irene Cole on Sunday mornings and drive them to Church and home again, please contact Thelma directly @ thelcoudob@rogers.com or call her @ 705 302 0018 and Irene @ 705 722 8195. *Please note ~ Thelma now leaves her walker at Whispering Pines and so there is no need to load it in your vehicle. Upon arrival at the Church, Thelma uses the walker that is located in the Link. A list is posted in the Link for volunteers to drive Thelma and Irene to/from Church.

Google Calendar:

We encourage you to use the Google Calendar to add events or to view what is happening at Midhurst United Church. Here is the Link: https://tinyurl.com/MUCMarch2022

Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30 on ZOOM or in-person.

How to Join by ZOOM

The ZOOM link has not changed https://us02web.zoom.us/j/948706557?pwd=L1hMN1pITWpvN2dOZVpLdXFNM3FuUT09

Meeting ID: 948 706 557 Passcode: Midhurst

ZOOM by phone

Dial by your location +1 647 374 4685 (from a location in Canada)

Meeting ID: 948 706 557 Passcode: 56266156

Church Office Hours: (Secretary)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:30 – 11:30, 1:00 – 3:00, Friday 9:30 – 11:30

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One of our MUC Faith Family members celebrating Pride Week….

Congregational Newsletter for the week of July 3 – July 9, 2022

Sunday, July 10,2022, ~ Worship leader – Rev. Dr. Judith Visser

Scripture Readings: Psalm 89, Mark 6: 30 – 34, 53 – 56

Quote of the Day

……“Forgiveness is a promise not a feeling. When you forgive other people, you are making a promise not to use their past against them.”    ~ Jay Adams

*Church Closure:

*Please note: We will not be holding worship services on Sunday, July 17, 24 or 31st.   Please join us for our worship service on Sunday, August 7. Jody Bigelow will be our guest soloist.

Pastoral Coverage:

Rev. Judith will be away on vacation the weeks of July 11, 18 and 25. During this time, if a Pastoral concern arises, Rev. William Haughton from Dalston United Church will be available and can be contacted @ 249-877-0393

Office Closure:

*Please note, the Church Office will be closed during the week of July 18 and the week of July 25. The office will re-open on Tuesday, August 2 @ 9:30 a.m.

*Phone messages will be checked during this time.

*There will not be a weekly newsletter sent out during the office closure.

The weekly newsletter will resume on August 3.

Coffee Hour after Church:

*Please note ~ During the months of July/August, there will be no coffee hour after the Sunday Worship Service. .…Coffee Hour will resume in September….

Door Greeters:

Please see the sign-up sheet on the table in the Link if you would like to volunteer to be a Sunday Morning Door Greeter before the Worship Service.

Are you new to Midhurst United Church?

If you have been attending our worship services at Midhurst United Church or on Zoom, welcome to our Church Community! If you would like your name, address, phone number and email address added to our Church Directory, please email the church office with your information: office@midhurstunitedhchurch.ca 

Upcoming Events at Midhurst United Church:

Saturday, July 9, Life in the Garden Tour :10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Life in the Garden Tour is happening this coming Saturday, July 9th! There are still tickets available but today, (Wed. July 6), is the cut-off date for ticket sales!  Come and tour six amazing gardens and enjoy a delicious lunch at MUC and check-out the Silent Auction. Passports are $30 each and available to purchase at the Church Office. Details about the Tour are posted on our website midhurstunitedchurch.ca under events.

Silent Auction items shown above….

 A Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Life in The Garden Tour which is happening on Saturday, July 9. Silent Auction items will be on display in the Link as of Sunday, July 3 and tickets can be purchased from Lynda Johnson on that date or from Peggy during office hours.

Ticket prices……1 for $2, … 3 for $5, …  8 for $10 or 18 for $20. Thanks for your support!

A note from the Property Committee

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: EMPTYING THE DEHUMIDIFIERS

With the recent improvements to the drainage around the outside of the building, combined with diligent dehumidification, we have managed to eliminate any musty smell in our entire basement.

We want to ensure this effort continues.

The Property Management Committee is looking for 5 volunteers, each to empty the dehumidifiers one day per week over the summer.

Our Custodian Tim is covering Tuesdays and Fridays already.  So, we need individuals to take on the remaining days of the week.

Please email Ian at ian.ashton@sympatico.ca if you can commit to one day per week.

Once completed the roster will be posted on the link table.

Thanks, The Property Management Committee

2022 Prayer List:

Each week, Shining Waters Regional Council are asking that we pray for other congregations in our ministry.

This week we pray for……

Trinity United Church, Newmarket
Saint Luke’s United Church, Toronto
St. James United Church, Etobicoke
Royal York Road United Church, Toronto

Rides for Thelma Coutts and Irene Cole:

If you are able to pick-up Thelma Coutts and Irene Cole on Sunday mornings and drive them to Church and home again, please contact Thelma directly @ thelcoudob@rogers.com or call her @ 705 302 0018 and Irene @ 705 722 8195. *Please note ~ Thelma now leaves her walker at Whispering Pines and so there is no need to load it in your vehicle. Upon arrival at the Church, Thelma uses the walker that is located in the Link. A list is posted in the Link for volunteers to drive Thelma and Irene to/from Church.

Google Calendar:

We encourage you to use the Google Calendar to add events or to view what is happening at Midhurst United Church. Here is the Link: https://tinyurl.com/MUCMarch2022

Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30 on ZOOM or in-person.

How to Join by ZOOM

The ZOOM link has not changed https://us02web.zoom.us/j/948706557?pwd=L1hMN1pITWpvN2dOZVpLdXFNM3FuUT09

Meeting ID: 948 706 557 Passcode: Midhurst

ZOOM by phone

Dial by your location +1 647 374 4685 (from a location in Canada)

Meeting ID: 948 706 557 Passcode: 56266156

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Congregational Newsletter for the week of June 26 – July 2, 2022

Sunday, July 3, 2022, ~ Worship leader – Rev. Dr. Judith Visser

Scripture Readings: Psalm 29, Galatians 3: 23 – 29

Quote of the Day

……“A good deed is the best prayer.”

~ Robert Green Ingersoll

Coffee Hour after Church:

*Please note ~ During the months of July/August, there will be no coffee hour after the Sunday Worship Service. .…Coffee Hour will resume in September….

Door Greeters:

Please see the sign-up sheet on the table in the Link if you would like to volunteer to be a Sunday Morning Door Greeter before the Worship Service.

Are you new to Midhurst United Church?

If you have been attending our worship services at Midhurst United Church or on Zoom, welcome to our Church Community! If you would like your name, address, phone number and email address added to our Spring Church Directory, please email the church office with your information: office@midhurstunitedhchurch.ca  The new Spring Church Directory is going to be printed in the coming weeks.

Upcoming Events at Midhurst United Church:

Saturday, July 9, Life in the Garden Tour :10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Our Life in the Garden Tour is back! We’re planning a tour of at least six amazing gardens which will include lunch at MUC and a Silent Auction. Passports are $30 each and available to purchase at the Church Office. Details about the Tour are posted on our website midhurstunitedchurch.ca under events.

 A Silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Life in The Garden Tour which is happening on Saturday, July 9. Silent Auction items will be on display in the Link as of Sunday, July 3 and tickets can be purchased from Lynda Johnson on that date or from Peggy during office hours.

Ticket prices……1 for $2, … 3 for $5, …  8 for $10 or 18 for $20. Thanks for your support!

A note from the Property Committee

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: EMPTYING THE DEHUMIDIFIERS

With the recent improvements to the drainage around the outside of the building, combined with diligent dehumidification, we have managed to eliminate any musty smell in our entire basement.

We want to ensure this effort continues.

The Property Management Committee is looking for 5 volunteers, each to empty the dehumidifiers one day per week over the summer.

Our Custodian Tim is covering Tuesdays and Fridays already.  So, we need individuals to take on the remaining days of the week.

Please email Ian at ian.ashton@sympatico.ca if you can commit to one day per week.

Once completed the roster will be posted on the link table.

Thanks, The Property Management Committee

2022 Prayer List:

Each week, Shining Waters Regional Council are asking that we pray for other congregations in our ministry.

This week we pray for……

Trinity United Church, Huntsville
MartinGrove United Church, Etobicoke
Jubilee United Church, Toronto
Northlea United Church, Toronto

Rides for Thelma Coutts and Irene Cole:

If you are able to pick-up Thelma Coutts and Irene Cole on Sunday mornings and drive them to Church and home again, please contact Thelma directly @ thelcoudob@rogers.com or call her @ 705 302 0018 and Irene @ 705 722 8195. *Please note ~ Thelma now leaves her walker at Whispering Pines and so there is no need to load it in your vehicle. Upon arrival at the Church, Thelma uses the walker that is located in the Link. A list is posted in the Link for volunteers to drive Thelma and Irene to/from Church.

Google Calendar:

We encourage you to use the Google Calendar to add events or to view what is happening at Midhurst United Church. Here is the Link: https://tinyurl.com/MUCMarch2022

Office Closure:

*Please note, the Church Office will be closed on Friday, July 1st.

Happy Canada Day!

Join us for Sunday Worship at 10:30 on ZOOM or in-person.

How to Join by ZOOM

The ZOOM link has not changed https://us02web.zoom.us/j/948706557?pwd=L1hMN1pITWpvN2dOZVpLdXFNM3FuUT09

Meeting ID: 948 706 557 Passcode: Midhurst

ZOOM by phone

Dial by your location +1 647 374 4685 (from a location in Canada)

Meeting ID: 948 706 557 Passcode: 56266156