The Messenger - April 2023

Soup & Sandwich Lunch for Ukraine

The Mission and Service Committee will be holding a fundraising Soup and Sandwich lunch on Sunday, April 2, by donation, following our Church service, we plan to start around 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. The proceeds will go to the Ukraine Fund.  Also, the Raw Carrot program will have their soup for sale but is not included in the fundraising for the Ukraine Fund. If you are one who enjoys our services by other avenues than in person, do feel free to attend our lunch. All are welcome. We hope to see you there!

Easter Services

Palm Sunday, April 2nd, and Easter Sunday, April 9th services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Patty Sinnamon will be leading these worship services. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring is Coming! Are you ready to see new growth?

What do Spring and Easter mean to you? What do Spring and Easter have in common? Here are the submissions we received.

Photos submitted by Daphne Rappard

Easter, Worship, Faith


As we journey through the season of Lent and anticipate the glorious celebration of Easter, many of us may feel drawn to worship and to look inward to examine our faith. This past Sunday I was again unable to attend church as the virus of the decade wasn't quite finished with me yet! So I scrolled through the TV guide and was pleasantly surprised to find a 2023 World Day of Prayer service on one of the channels. I settled in to watch it and I wasn't disappointed. I have always liked these services and appreciate the work of those putting them together. This year it was written by a committee of women from Taiwan. The theme was "I have heard about your Faith" based on Paul's letter to the Ephesians chapter 1:15,16. Taiwan is a small but dense island with only about 6% of the population being Christian. What an awesome feeling to participate in a service written by faraway Christians and adapted by churches all over the world. The inspiring words, the music, and the feeling of one-ness with fellow believers was a very good Sunday morning experience for me and an unexpected blessing. A powerful statement to share with each other: "I have heard about your faith".


For more information on the World Day of Prayer and the Women Inter-Church Council of Canada check the internet. The service is available on YouTube.


Happy Easter, everyone!


Betty Seminowicz

Earth Day - Let's Nurture The Earth

Earth Day Meditation Walk in the Forest

It’s time to reconnect with Mother Earth and what better time than Earth Day?


Everyone is invited to enjoy a morning walk in the forest to see, hear, feel, and smell all of earth’s beauty with a quiet meditative walk in the woods. 


A time of fellowship afterward with coffee, juice and muffins.


Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023


Time: 10:00 a.m.


Place: Cedar Run, Klaus & Rhoda Seibert

 7025 Wellington North Sideroad 4


RSVP Rhoda 519-323-2105 or


Earth Day Garbage Pick Up at the Parks


Join the Mount Forest Green Team on Saturday, April 22.

Meet at Cork St. park (across from the Sports Complex) at 1:00 p.m.

Garbage bags are provided. If you are interested in helping, please let Rhoda know.  

Tada! It's a Master Piece!

Rev. Sheryl commissioned Laurie Aitken to create an art piece reflecting her ministry with MFUC, using her stole. It will be hung in the Fellowship Hall. Here is the finished piece.

Power in Prayer

If you’d like the Pastoral Care Team to pray for you or someone you know, or if you know of any hospitalizations, sickness, or special occasions, please contact one of the following members of the team:

Betty Seminowicz at 519-923-5416

Email: betvansemi[at]        


Daphne Rappard at 519-323-2505


All requests are shared only with the Pastoral Care Team and are kept confidential.

Pexels photo - Tara Winstead

Worship with Us!

Join us for our weekly worship services each Sunday. In-person worship service is held at Mount Forest United at 11:00 am and Woodland United service is held at 9:15 am.

Our Broadcast services times are below:

  • Wightman TV Channel 6 - Sunday at 9:00 am & 4:00 pm
  • Eastlink Community TV - Sunday at 9:00 am
  • 88.7 The River Radio - Sunday at 9:30 am 

Weekly video and audio services are also posted on our website under the worship tab.  

Messenger Submissions Wanted!

For next month's edition, we are looking for submissions related to Mother's Day. Do you have a favorite memory that you would like to share? Ponder these suggestions:

What does your mom mean to you?

What words of wisdom did your mom share with you or a saying she always said that has stuck with you?

What's the hardest thing about being a mom? What's the best thing about being a mom?

Now let's put a twist on this, kids listen up! Here is a challenge for you.

Submit a picture or drawing of you and your mom or here is a list of questions you can answer or submit a short story.

What's the biggest adventure you've been on with your mom?

What's your mom's favorite meal, and why?

How does your mom make you laugh?

or finish this sentence. I want my mom to know...

Please email your submissions to Juliann at united{at} by April 21, 2023.

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