What’s Happening

If you know of any happenings, please contact Connie Morris
519-379-3974    conmorris55@gmail.com

Sunday, October 26
Worship Service
Guest Preacher: Rev. Randy Benson
10:00 Kemble UC, 11:15 Sarawak UC

Tuesday, October 28
Prayer Shawl Group
Kitchen Clean Up
9:30 Kemble UC 

Thursday, October 30
Family Music Program
10:00 Kemble UC
Kara McClusky is our new leader, and she is teaching us new songs and stories.
We'll be having our Halloween Party, so come dressed up in your costume and bring your favorite scary snack!
All families with young children are welcome to join the music and fun!

Thursday, October 30
AOWG Meeting
7:00 pm Sarawk UC in the office

Friday, October 31
Halloween Trick and Treating
Kathy Underwood and Muriel Beckett will be collecting donations of candy treats to give out to little ones who will be greeted at Kemble Church!  Please give your donations to them!

Sunday, November 2
All Saints Day Worship
Sacrament of Communion
Rev. Major Neil Parker
10:00 Kemble; 11:15 Sarawak; 1:00 Zion-Keppel

Wednesday, November 5
1:00  Kemble UC
Guest Speaker:  Scott Lovell, Executive Director, Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce Inc.
All welcome

Thursday, November 6
AWOG Meeting
7:00 pm Sarawak UC in the office 

Saturday, November 8
Prayer Circle
9:15 am in Sarawak Church Office
If able, please bring a light potluck breakfast to share.
All welcome to be a part of this important ministry.

Sunday, November 9
Peace Sunday
Joint Worship
Rev. Randy Benson
10:30 Sarawak UC

Sunday November 9
Peace Sunday
Evening Worship with Kathy Underwood
7:00pm  Sarawak UC

Thursday, November 13
Official Board
7:00 pm at Zion-Keppel UC 


Tuesday, November 11
Kemble Women's Institute
1:00 Kemble UC

Volunteer Opportunity:  We have received a letter from Participation Lodge, at Holland Centre, offering volunteer opportunities in a variety of ways for their residents.  Please call Bob Gray or Don Daley for details, including contact information at the Lodge

***please check our "What's Happening" page for more details on these events

Joanne's last 'top ten' ...

There have been quite a numbers of 'lasts' for us during the past week. There have been some tears but also, I hope, some celebrations and some laughter! I have so appreciated your kind words and care. You, the Kemble, Sarawak, Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge, have shaped me, molded me and helped to form me as a minister.  And so here is my last list:

Joanne's top 10 list what she has learned as the minister in your midst:

10. Ministry happens anywhere - at a coffee shop, a kitchen table, in a barn or even a movie theatre.

9.  Two or three people singing and praying in the candlelight is a God-filled moment. 

8.  There can be a time when winter tires are an answer to a prayer!

7.   I don't always have to know the answer to every question I am asked.

6.   I genuinely like country fiddle music! (But don't tell my family!)

5.   Sometimes just sitting with someone is ministry - God's Spirit fills the spaces.

4.  I hurt when you hurt.  

3.  I have experienced a deeper understanding of Christian love shared in community.

2. I will never forget you all, even when I am covenanted to another Pastoral Charge.

1. God is here.  God will be with me when I leave, and you as you stay. God isn't finished with any of us yet!

With gratitude and humble thanks


some previous musings on the 'Our Ministries' page



Sunday Worship - October 26
10:00 Kemble
11:15 Sarawak

We welcome Rev. Randy Benson

 Who Do YOU Think WE Are??

The Amalgamation Oversight Working Group invites you to come up with your suggestions (as many as you like) for the name of our new congregation.  
You might like to choose a name that reflects where we are or who we are and where we are going.  
Drop your suggestions in the boxes placed in the foyer at Sarawak and Kemble Churches or email John Harrison jahcan@mac.com

We are a Pastoral Charge in Transition
please bear with us.......

Your Ministry and Personnel Committee is working very had to secure an interim minister.

We also have no one in the office or answering the phone.  If you could volunteer to check phones messages, please speak with John Beckett or Don Daley.

We need to keep our eyes and ears open to the needs of our pastoral charge.
Please take good care of one another and when needed, seek support within the Pastoral Charge or call an Elder.

Finally, if you have any news and/or events you would like to included in OTH, please contact Connie Morris at 519-379-3974 or conmorris55@gmail.com