The Messenger


The HOPE Committee (supported by the Mission and Service Committee of MF United) is hosting the Lighthouse Wellness Festival in Wellington North and Minto, from September 8 to 10, there will be a series of events that promote mental wellness in everyday living. Events are free or low-cost. MF United is supporting the festival by hosting two events: a nature meditation walk sponsored by the Green Team, and a Mindful Masterpieces Art Event, sponsored by Laurie Aitken and Janice Benson.

For more information and to register for events, go to the link below.

There will be a FREE community BBQ on Friday, September 8. See the poster below for all the details.

The Raw Carrot Soup Enterprise is starting its 7th year in business! We are offering the popular Soup of the Month Club again this year. TO sign up for a delicious, limited edition soup available for 10 months, contact Janice Benson at (519) 314-7579, or email

The Raw Carrot is looking for volunteers to assist on an occasional basis at thrift shows and vendor sales. If you enjoy chatting with people, this is the volunteer opportunity for you! We are also looking for someone who would like to commit to helping cook soup on a regular basis. We meet most Tuesdays to do our cooking. Contact Janice Benson at (519) 314 7579 or for more information.

Sunday School will be returning on September 10th! We look forward to seeing everyone then!

Music Ministry Rehearsals: Begin again this coming week! Praise Band starts Sept. 6 (Wednesday) at 8:00 p.m. and Choir starts Sept. 7 (Thursday) at

7:00 p.m. If you are interested in joining the Music Ministry Team, please speak to Derek or email him at:

Annette Connolly has provided administrative and financial support to the Mount Forest and Woodland United Churches and its congregations as well as the various committees for the past 20 years. The Leadership Team would like to acknowledge Annette’s dedication, friendships, and sense of humour during the worship service on Sunday, September 17th.  Join us in wishing Annette all the best on her retirement.


There will be no service at Woodland United on Sunday, September 17th to allow those who wish to join Mount Forest United in acknowledging Annette’s contribution to our congregations.

Church Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fridays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Phone: 519-323-1910 ext. 1


Coming Up in Worship

September 3 – Carol Jessop

September 10 – Norm Eygenraam

September 17 – Betty Seminowicz

September 24 – Carol Jessop

Vacation Bible School Fun!

If you’d like the Pastoral Care Team to pray for you or someone you know or are aware of any hospitalizations, sickness, or special occasions, please contact one of the following members of the team. Betty Seminowicz at

519-923-5416, Email: or Daphne Rappard at 519-323-2505, 

We would also be happy to have one of our team members visit you in person or by phone. All requests are shared only with the Pastoral Care Team and are kept confidential.

Search Committee

Lene MacLean (Chair), Janice Benson (Secretary), Marg Mitchell, Diane Johnson,

Dan MacArthur, Mike Burke


Leadership Team

Bob McFarlane, Laurie Aitken, Al Leach, Betty Seminowicz, Norm Eygenraam, Gerry Wilkinson, Lene MacLean, Rick Sinnamon, Patty Sinnamon, Janice Benson,

Diane Johnson, Daphne Rappard Armstrong