What’s Happening



Sunday, September 21
Regular Worship with Altzheiimer's Coffee Break following
10:00 Kemble UC
Regular Worship
11:15 Sarawak UC, 1:00 Zion-Keppel UC
Tuesday, September 23
Prayer Shawl Group Meeting
10:00am Kemble UC
Thursday, September 25
Family Music Program 
10:00 Kemble UC
Spread this good news to young families in our Pastoral Charge!  All are Welcome!!

Thursday, September 25
Amalgamation Oversight Working Group
7:00pm  home of Connie Morris

Sunday, September 28
Regular Worship
10:00 Kemble UC, 11:15 Sarawak UC
Wednesday, October 1
Kemble UCW Potluck Dinner
about 6:00pm Kemble UC
A special invitation to the ladies from Sarawak and Zion to join the Kemble ladies for an evening together.  Contact Wanda Dailey or Cory McQuigge for more information.
Friday, October 3
Joint Elders Meeting
1:00 Sarawak UC in the office
Friday, October 3
Kemble UC Talent Auction Fundraiser
Contact Sarah or Keith Elliott if you have a talent to share or donate

Sunday, October 5
Joint Worship and Luncheon 
10:30 Sarawak UC
Rev. Joanne's last service in the Charge
Bring a lawn chair, if weather permits, to worship outside
Kemble - sandwiches/finger foods, Sarawak - dessert, Zion - veggies/pickles
Sunday, October 12
Joint Worship
Thanksgiving Celebrations
10:30  Sarawak UC
Collection of Food for OSHaRE
Saturday, September 20
 Allenford United Church Beef BBQ   
5:00-7:00  Allenford Curling Club
$15 adults, Child6-12 $5, 5 yrs and under - free
Tickets available at Aitken's Hardware or at the door
Friday, September 26
OSHaRE Soup Lunch Fundraiser
11:00-2:00 Owen Sound Community Bingo Hall
$7 per person
Tickets available at OSHaRE or at the door.  Take out available
Come and support OSHaRE and enjoy two delicious bowls of soup (your choice) donated by local restaurants.  Also includes bun, veggies, desser and tea/coffee/water
Friday, October 17
Kemble Women's Institute Crokinole Party
7:00 Kemble UC
$10 per player.  Cheque payable to Kemble Women's Institute dropped off to mailbox of Cory McQuadde or Edith Galloway by Thanksgiving Weekend
Bernie Range will once again ensure a competitive and fun evening!

Saturday, October 18
Kemble Harvest Blowout
all day

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

Top 10 lists ...

This will be one of the last few 'columns' I will write for the website, and I have been pondering how I might 'sum up' all have have learned, experienced and enjoyed in my time serving in ministry in the pastoral charge.  It might seem cliche, but the idea of writing some 'top ten' lists really captured my imagination.

After all, it seemed to work for Moses, although these will certainly not be written in stone or on tablets!  

So here is my first list of 'top tens'. 

Joanne's top 10 things she will miss about ministry in the Kemble, Sarawak, Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge:

10.  The drive to church.
      Even in the worst weather, nothing could beat that view of the Sound and Georgian Bay.
       (at least when I could see it!)

9.  The 'lunch after worship at  Zion. The pickled beets at Sarawak. Dessert at Kemble UCW.

8.  The willingness of all three congregations to 'try anything once'.

7.  Getting to sing at least nine hymns every other Sunday.

6.  All three church buildings, from Sarawak's acoustics to Kemble's stained glass and Zion's        refurbished pulpit and more.

5.  The energy of God's Spirit that enlivens worship and work here.

4.   Outdoor worship, especially Easter Sunrise at Big Bay and the garden service at

3.   The strong sense of community and real support you give each other - and me.

2.   The welcome and acceptance I was given by an amazing Church family.

1.   Each and every one one of you.

No list could ever encompass all that I will miss here.  No list can truly capture all that I feel as I prepare to leave.  

What I do know is that God is with me, and with you, as we enter a time of change and transition in so many ways.  Where there seems to be an ending, God will open up possibilities for new life and transformation.

May we all go forward with hope and trust!

(email Joanne at  
some previous musings on the 'Our Ministries' page


Sunday, October 5
Joint Service and Pot Luck Luncheon
 Sarawak at 10:30
It will be Rev. Joanne's last service with us
Bring a lawn chair, if weather co-operates, for outdoor worship
Kemble -sandwiches/finger foods, Sarawak -dessert, Zion -veggies/pickles
Official Board acknowledged that we will become a two point charge, as a result of Zion's vote.