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MIDHURST UNITED CHURCH

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Congregational Newsletter for the week of May 8 – May 14, 2022

Rev. Judith is away on Study Leave.….

We welcome Rev. Pat Edmonds as our worship leader on Sunday, May 15th.

Readings ~ Revelation 21: 1 – 6, John 13: 31 – 5

Reflection: As I Have Loved You

Fifth Sunday Celebration

Click on the link below for details.

https://www.midhurstunitedchurch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/May-11-newsletter.pdf

Rides for Thelma:

Thelma Coutts has expressed a desire to return to in-person Sunday Worship. In the past volunteers have signed up to pick up Thelma and bring her to Church and drive her home following the service. If you are able to pick-up Thelma, please contact Thelma directly @ thelcoudob@rogers.com or call her @ 705 302 0018. A list will be posted in the Link for volunteers to drive Thelma to/from Church.

Coffee Hour after Church:

We are back to enjoying coffee hour and social time following the Worship Service. There is a sign-up sheet in the Link if you would like to volunteer to host coffee-hour.

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.

Up-coming Events at Midhurst United Church:

Saturday, May 28thSpring Roast Beef Dinner (Pick-up only)

Tickets are available by calling Liz Stiff @ 705 722 7208.or go to this link to order your tickets through Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-away-roast-beef-dinner-tickets-332207821537

**note: ticket sales end Tuesday May 24th **

*Please let your friends, neighbours and family know about this great dinner!

 *There is a sign-up board in the Link at the Church – volunteers are needed to help with dinner. Thanks!

Saturday, June 4thPlant and Bake Sale8:00 a.m. – noon

Spring really is going to arrive for good …. any day now! ….and therefore, we’re planning our Plant and Bake Sale at MUC for Saturday, June 4. This is an important fundraiser for the church and as in the past we need your help. When you start tending your gardens think of any plants you want to split or be rid of (e.g., Hosta’s, lilies, irises, sedum), pot the plants, identify (colour very helpful) and keep them healthy. This is also an opportunity to find a new home for any garden ornaments, garden tools or decorative pots you no longer want.
We are also in need of medium or large sized pots. If you have any you don’t need, please leave them at the church to the right of the front door under the overhang.
Any questions regarding the plant sale can be directed to Lynda Johnson

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 will be $30 each and will be available for sale by June 4. Details to follow.
Church Council

Church Council is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, May 17th @ 7:00 p.m. via Zoom

Shining Waters Regional Council

The United Church of Canada 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……

Wesley Mimico United Church, Toronto
Georgina Island Native Church
Ebenezer United Church, Midland
Stouffville United Church

BRAVADO LITE!  Good for the Heart!

Bravado, Barrie’s Show Choir is excited to announce its first live performances in 2 years, Bravado! Lite!

Shows will take place this Friday, May 13 at 7 PM, and Saturday, May 14 at 2 PM and 7 PM at Midhurst United Church, 91 Doran Rd.

We have been busy rehearsing for a one-hour show, with no intermission, as a cautious step back to our musical extravaganzas! This is a chance to reconnect on a smaller scale and SING!

There will be a live band and the repertoire will consist of recognizable classics from our May 2020 planned show “They Wrote the Songs” which was never presented thanks to Covid. Tickets are only $20, available from members, or online (with a $1 surcharge) at www.bravadoshowchoir.com

The shows will also include a live performance of Rise Up! which was released on You Tube on March 31, 2022 as a virtual performance of our project to thank the community’s countless front-line workers for their heroic efforts and hard work during the pandemic

Audience members will need to be masked in accordance with Midhurst United Church’s mandated protocols. In the event of cancellation because of unforeseen circumstances each purchased ticket will serve as a coupon that can be redeemed towards the purchase of our next show’s ticket.

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

MIDHURST UNITED CHURCH

Congregational Newsletter for the week of May 1 – May 7, 2022

Sunday, May 8, 2022, ~ Easter 4

Worship leader – Rev. Dr. Judith Visser

Readings for this coming Sunday ~ Psalm 23: 1 John 4:7 – 21

Reflection: “One Big Happy Family”

Welcome Tim!

Midhurst United Church is very pleased to announce that Tim Engel will be joining our staff as Custodian.

Tim grew up in Woodstock, Ontario and (along with his wife) moved to Oro-Medonte to be closer to his family. He is the proud father of 3 and proud grandfather of 3. A truck and trailer mechanic by trade, Tim loves to fix things and especially enjoys refurbishing old tools. During down times, he enjoys hiking.

We are very excited to have Tim on board! Welcome!

Fifth Sunday Celebration – Click below for details:

https://www.midhurstunitedchurch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/for-May-3-newsletter.pdf

Rides for Thelma:

Thelma Coutts has expressed a desire to return to in-person Sunday Worship. In the past volunteers have signed up to pick up Thelma and bring her to Church and drive her home following the service. If you are able to pick-up Thelma, please contact Thelma directly @ thelcoudob@rogers.com or call her @ 705 302 0018. A list will be posted in the Link for volunteers to drive Thelma to/from Church.

Pastoral Care Request:

The Pastoral Care Committee is offering assistance with preparing and delivering meals three times a week for a member of the congregation recovering from surgery. At this time, they are unable to prepare meals, ie. dinner due to a medical condition. If you are able to assist with a meal, please contact Sandy Mitchell directly @ 705 722 4501.

Coffee Hour after Church:

We are back to enjoying coffee hour and social time following the Worship Service. There is a sign-up sheet in the Link if you would like to volunteer to host coffee-hour.

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.

Up-coming Events at Midhurst United Church:

Saturday, May 28thSpring Roast Beef Dinner (Pick-up only) Tickets are available by calling Liz Stiff @ 705 722 7208.or go to this link to order your tickets through Eventbrite:

https://www.midhurstunitedchurch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/a-Midhurst-United-May-2022-1.pdf

**note: ticket sales end Tuesday May 24th **

 *There is a sign-up board in the Link at the Church – volunteers are needed to help with dinner. Thanks!

Saturday, June 4thPlant and Bake Sale – 8:00 a.m. – noon

Spring really is going to arrive for good …. any day now! ….and therefore, we’re planning our Plant and Bake Sale at MUC for Saturday, June 4. This is an important fundraiser for the church and as in the past we need your help. When you start tending your gardens think of any plants you want to split or be rid of (e.g., Hosta’s, lilies, irises, sedum), pot the plants, identify (colour very helpful) and keep them healthy. This is also an opportunity to find a new home for any garden ornaments, garden tools or decorative pots you no longer want.
We are also in need of medium or large sized pots. If you have any you don’t need, please leave them at the church to the right of the front door under the overhang.
Any questions regarding the plant sale can be directed to Lynda Johnson

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 will be $30 each and will be available for sale by June 4. Details to follow.

Shining Waters Regional Council

The United Church of Canada 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……

Inglewood United Church
Wesley United Church, Coldwater
Ebenezer United Church, Markham
Wesley United Church, Gormley

BRAVADO LITE!  Good for the Heart!

Bravado, Barrie’s Show Choir is excited to announce its first live performances in 2 years, Bravado! Lite!

Shows will take place on Friday, May 13 at 7 PM, and Saturday, May 14 at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Midhurst United Church, 91 Doran Rd.

We have been busy rehearsing for a one-hour show, with no intermission, as a cautious step back to our musical extravaganzas! This is a chance to reconnect on a smaller scale and SING!

There will be a live band and the repertoire will consist of recognizable classics from our May 2020 planned show “They Wrote the Songs” which was never presented thanks to Covid. Tickets are only $20, available from members, or online (with a $1 surcharge) at www.bravadoshowchoir.com

The shows will also include a live performance of Rise Up! which was released on You Tube on March 31, 2022 as a virtual performance of our project to thank the community’s countless front-line workers for their heroic efforts and hard work during the pandemic

Audience members will need to be masked in accordance with Midhurst United Church’s mandated protocols. In the event of cancellation because of unforeseen circumstances each purchased ticket will serve as a coupon that can be redeemed towards the purchase of our next show’s ticket.

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

MIDHURST UNITED CHURCH

Congregational Newsletter for the week of April 24 – April 30, 2022

Sunday, May 1, 2022, ~ Easter 3

Worship leader – Rev. Dr. Judith Visser

Readings for this coming Sunday ~ Psalm 30, John 21: 1-19

Reflection: “Business as Usual”

Rides for Thelma:

Thelma Coutts has expressed a desire to return to in-person Sunday Worship. In the past volunteers have signed up to pick up Thelma and bring her to Church and drive her home following the service. If you are able to pick-up Thelma, please contact Thelma directly @ thelcoudob@rogers.com or call her @ 705 302 0018. A list will be posted in the Link for volunteers to drive Thelma to/from Church.

Mother’s Day Fundraiser 💐🌰

Hello everyone,

To remember the wonderful women in your life, this is the last week to order your Mother’s Day gift bags. All orders must be in by Sunday May 1st. Please email Betty Anne at taylorbettyanne@gmail.com or phone 705-331-7961. 🌷🛍🍫

The Mission and Outreach committee thanks you for your continued support.

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.

Ontario Social Justice Roundtable   Sunday, May 1, 2022 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    All United Church of Canada Ontarians are invited to a pre-election roundtable Sunday May 1st, 2022 from 7 to 9 pm on guaranteed livable income, harm reduction, housing, and long term care reform.

Join us on Zoom for a fulsome program, with keynote speaker U.C.C. justice advocate and former Moderator the Very Reverend The Hon. Lois Wilson, breakout time hosted by Jeffrey Dale, Rev. Dr. Susan Eagle, Natalie Mehra of the Ontario Health Coalition, and the East Central Ontario Regional Council’s  Guaranteed Livable Income (GLI) Network.

The evening will wrap up with a summary and ‘next steps’ with former MPP and active United Church member Ted McMeekin.

Below you will find an invitation poster and the link to register – please share widely with your email and social media contacts!

We look forward to seeing you around the (Zoom) table Sunday May 1st at 7 pm!

Diane Matheson-Jimenez
(She/Her)
Minister for Social Justice
Antler River Watershed, Horseshoe Falls, Western Ontario Waterways
The United Church of Canada
Email: dmatheson@united-church.ca

Download the poster by clicking on this link. Download the Poster (Word)


    Register for Roundtable Here

Invitation to The United Church-Presentation and Discussion on GC44 Proposal:

*Please click on the link below

https://www.midhurstunitedchurch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/NIC-Invitation-to-The-United-Church-1.pdf

Shining Waters Regional Council

The United Church of Canada 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……

Windermere United Church, Toronto
Humbervale United Church, Toronto
Roncesvalles United Church, Toronto
Nobleton United Church

BRAVADO LITE!  Good for the Heart!

Bravado has returned to MUC, not just for rehearsals but on Friday and Saturday May 13th & 14th for 3 performances in our Sanctuary.  Show times and ticket information can be found at https://www.bravadoshowchoir.com/    Your support for a long-time renter would be appreciated.  Bruce McKay, Rental Manager, MUC.

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