February 25, 2013

I think we are on the downhill side of winter now.  But the way we get weather in this area, you just never know.  We could have a few more feet of snow one day and then rain or sunshine the next.  It would be nice if the snow would stick around a few more weeks to keep the snow lovers happy for the March Break.

An interesting topic came up recently at a gathering of friends I attended.  The topic was about animals that can be found in our area that some of us didn’t know about.  At the time of the discussion, we weren’t sure of the actual name but after a bit of research (on a handy dandy iPhone), we found the name was in fact a coywolf.  This is a combination of a coyote and a wolf.  They are a little larger than a coyote but these animals aren’t as fearful of humans as regular coyotes are. Fishers are also something that many people haven’t heard of that are in our neck of the woods.  They are a medium-sized mammal, commonly referred to as being part of the weasel family. Fishers are a very dangerous animal and feed on smaller animals such as mice, chipmunks, squirrels and even cats.  They are one of the few animals that will attack a porcupine…now that is impressive.  They are a mid-sized animal ranging up to 3 feet in length and approximately 12lbs.  So there you go, a tidbit of information for you to research or to watch out for if you are on a nature walk or even on your regular out and about adventures.

Minesing United Church News

Sunday Service is at 10:00 am – Singing, Reflection, Children’s Program… Please join us.  Our theme for March is all about changes… spring is coming, change is coming, how do we respond?  If Sunday doesn’t work for you or you are looking for something different try our new Wednesday activity.  Minesing United, together with Dalston-Crown Hill and Midhurst present a relaxed and open exploration of spirituality.  We meet at Midhurst United Church and we begin with a meal at 6pm and then there are activities at around 6:45.  All ages, stages, and beliefs are welcome.  The only rule is the golden rule: We treat everyone as we would want to be treated.

Easter is coming, mark your calendar for these special services at Minesing United Church…. Thursday March 28 we celebrate the Last Supper at 7pm, Good Friday Service is at 10am, Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 7:30am and Easter Celebration Service is at 10am.

The Minesing United Church Cookbook is available $15 call the church for your copy.
Irish Stew Supper – March 16th – Dinner at 6:00 PM – At the Minesing Community Centre – Tickets $15 for Adults – $5 for children under 12 –

Entertainment Vacation Bible Camp – August 12th to August 16th, 2013 – For children 4-12.  Full or half days.  Youth volunteers welcome! Talk to Reverend Kirsty if you are interested.  For more information on any events call 705-737-5322.

Until next time…remember to get new batteries for your smoke detectors, the time change is coming up!