Congregational Newsletter for the week of
September 18-24, 2023

Sunday, September 24, 2023

10:30 a.m. Worship Service

Followed by coffee and conversation!

Worship leader – Rev. Dr. Judith Visser

Scripture Readings:  Reflection:  Seeds and Shrubs



Barrie Taize Worship Service

Friday, September 22, 7:30 pm.

Join this ecumenical worship service of quiet meditation, scripture, music and prayer.   


Coming to Etobicoke!

International Photo Exhibit Dispossessed But Defiant!

From Sept. 29th to Oct. 5th, 2023 Etobicoke-based and regional church and labour groups are co-sponsoring an International Photo Exhibit entitled Dispossessed but Defiant, an installation put together in 2014 by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) Foundation.  Hosted at Bloordale United Church, 4258 Bloor Street West, the Exhibit, with over 160 photos, depicts indigenous peoples’ experiences of colonization and dispossession, and their struggles to resist.  Public viewing times occur every day, and there is no cost to attend.

 Exhibition Times Open to the Public
Weekdays from noon to 9 pm
Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday from noon to 5 pm

Three indigenous groups are featured: Indigenous peoples in this part of Turtle Island, the Palestinians, and Black South Africans under apartheid, and three special events are associated with this Exhibit:

Friday Sept. 29th 7 – 8:30 pm – The Palestinian Struggle, with two Kairos Canada Palestinian partners present;

Saturday Sept. 30th 1 – 2:30 pm – The Indigenous Struggle, to honour National Day for Truth and Reconciliation;

Thursday Oct. 5th 7 – 8:30 pm – Closing Panel and Discussion, with staff from South African Consulate – Toronto among others.

The first two of these events form the keynote parts of the Kairos Canada Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Regional Group Annual Conference, hosted by Kairos Toronto West, which runs from Friday evening through Saturday at 5 pm.  Local/regional church folks are invited to attend the entire Conference for a $25 registration fee, which can be done at

Please call 416-817-2606 for more information about the Exhibit.

It’s another CAFÉ CONVO

Friday October 13 in the Family Room, starting at 7 PM

                                   Topic: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

                                   Presenters: Dr. Brian Morris and Rev. Dr. Judith Visser

Presentation followed by open conversation;
light refreshments available throughout.
Spread the word to friends and neighbours who may be interested in
finding out facts and sharing insights and questions.


Rides for Irene Cole

Irene appreciates the opportunity to worship with us and meet with friends.  However, she can’t get to church on her own. Irene lives in Barrie on Edgehill Dr. and if you are driving from Barrie and could offer her a ride occasionally or frequently, please sign up on the list in the Link.  Details are provided there.  Thank you for providing this service of care and support for Irene.

   Upcoming October Events

October 1 – Worldwide Communion Sunday
October 4 – Luncheon and Speaker
October 13 – Café Convo – Medical Assistance in Dying
October 15 – Church Community for Children
October 28 – Take-out Beef Dinner
October 29 – 5th Sunday Special

Google Calendar:

We encourage you to use the Google Calendar to add events or to view what is happening at Midhurst United Church. If an event is cancelled, please remember to cancel the event on the Calendar as well.  Here is the Link to see what is happening: . To add an event, contact Paula at or leave a message on the phone.

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

How to Join by ZOOM

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