Church Life and Work

It’s Time To Cram The Container! CEDASS is collecting items for South Sudan, such as: Books, Bibles & School Supplies, Clothing for all ages, including underwear, especially 5-12 years, Tents, Medical Supplies, Shoes, Sports Items, Cutlery, Pots & Pans, Bikes, Kiln-Dried Lumber, Steel, Generators, Tools. If you have any items you would like to see being put to good use, please contact Stewart McCutcheon to donate or sell @ 519-461-9417 or e-mail

ATTENTION: Please leave your regular print bulletin here – it will be the same each week of the summer and we can save on paper by reusing them. ONLY the large print will change each week. Announcements will change occassionally but not each week. Thank you for your cooperation!

7UP Youth Group – If you are in grade 7 or higher come and hang out with us on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. We enjoy some God talk, games, food and fun!

If you have anything you would like on the Thorndale Church sign for the month Aug. please contact Bonnie Hopkins.  Thanks to Yvonne Elliott for doing July.

Month of Aug. – Joint Service at Zion @ 10:15 a.m.

Sat. Aug. 10th– Thorndale United Church Bacon on a Bun and Bake Sale 8 a.m. – noon. To volunteer your time, even an hour or two, please contact Chris Tipping. To donate to our Bake Table, please drop off your goodies at the Church, Fri. Aug. 9th from 7 – 8:30 p.m. or early Sat. Morning. Thanks!

Sun. Aug. 11th – deadline for Church Chat submissions for fall issue. Please get your info/articles to a committee member.

Save the Date – Sat. Nov. 30Th – Thorndale Zion Social gathering – “Good Ol’ Country Gospel” @ St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre – 2 p.m. show, featuring glorious arrangements and heavenly voices, with many sacred favourites, including Amazing Grace, I’ll Fly Away, Peace In The Valley, How Great Thou Are and many more – cost is $44 per person. Please contact John Elliott by Sun. Oct. 20th to reserve your seat!

Bible study Wednesdays 7 to 9  Open to all!!

Prayer Night – Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. is an open time to receive prayer or pray for others. Come as you are, pray aloud or silently. Prayer requests can be emailed to ; left in an envelope on offering plate marked “prayer” or deposited into the green Prayer Request mailbox by side door of TUC.

“Magazines! Magazines! Get you gently read Magazines! Two for a dollar!! Better selection than the supermarket! You can find them on the table and shelf in the fellowship hall. Self serve!” Get your recipe fix and seasonal decorating ideas while supporting the UCW’s fundraiser!

Please note – if you have submissions for bulletin announcements, let Chris know by Thurs. of each week, by 2 p.m. or call 519-461-0605

Prayer Shawls/Blanket – We continue to bless hurting people through this ministry. Please consider taking a shawl or blanket to someone you know who can be blessed knowing that God loves them and they are being prayed for. if you enjoy knitting, crocheting or tying knots please consider making a shawl or blanket. Supplies are available. Talk to Pam.

REVAMPED LENDING LIBRARY located at Thorndale United Church, open to all at TZUC. The old books that filled the shelves have been removed and there is space for new reading material! Please consider donating gently used CHRISTIAN  books or a financial donation for our team to purchase new books. (leave on offering plate in envelope marked LIBRARY) Everything that goes on the shelf can be freely borrowed and returned when you have finished with it. We are interested in children’s books too!!

Thorndale Accoustic Society is taking a break for the summer! They will be back in Sept.   Come and listen or join in singing or playing your musical instrument from 7 – 10 p.m. every Tues. night in Thorndale United Church Fellowship Hall. $3 donation toward expenses.

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Save the Date – Sun. Aug. 18ThGood Neighbour BBQ will be held at Brown’s United Church. Entertainment starts at 5:30 & a potluck supper at 6:00. Pork, corn & beverags are supplied. Bring a side dish or dessert, dishes & lawn chair. We will be celebrating our 25th year as a group. Donation jar will be available.

Dorchester United Church is sponsoring a Syrian family of four (including 2 preschoolers) They are in need of the following items: lamps, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, hot plate, toaster, bed sheets, pillow cases, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, computer, DVDs home decor, alarm clocks light bulbs and hangers.  Please contact Cathy Baskerville c_baskerville 519-461-1679 to donate. Money donations also accepted.