15th September, 2023 Announcements

You are welcome to join us for the September 17th Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. in person!

If you feel unwell, or cannot attend in person, the services are live streamed at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, and will be posted to the YouTube channel for future viewing. To watch the Annesley Sunday Services on YouTube:  Annesley United Church’s YouTube Channel is: https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnesleyUnitedChurch

Online Auction – October 6th, 2023 – Items can be received NOW

Annesley will be holding and online auction through the Rockford Auction Centre on October 6th, 2023 Please save your items for donation! We are receiving auction donations during normal office hours (10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) up until September 22nd. Viewing of auction items will be available on Wednesday, September 27th. All donations must be accompanied by a donor sheet available from the office with a full description. Pick up of items purchased will be on Saturday, October 7th. For further information please contact Diane Lyons at (519) 317-5717 or lyons110@ gmail.com or Dale Beare at (519) 270-0785 or dale.beare49@gmail.com. Volunteers will be needed. Thank you. Print a copy of the donation form HERE:

Sunday School

Here at Annesley United, our Sunday School program is in great need of help. Help in the form of:

Elementary school aged Kids  We need more of them; ideally with committed parents.

Fresh ideas/inspiration are welcome from all of our people. Maybe our traditional ways of doing are no longer viable.

Leader(s)  We need one or two persons COMMITTED to overseeing the realization of our vision.

*Volunteers  We need committed folks willing to help execute those ideas and support the leader.

Please join Rev. Kathy Underwood on Sunday Sept. 24 at 9:30 a.m. We plan an open conversation to discuss both the broader picture  and our specific needs as outlined above.


Aaron Dimoff – If you missed the performance live – watch it online!

Renowned local Bass Baritone of Opera, Classical, Soloist of major choral works, Aaron Dimoff performed August 26th at Annesley United Church.  Aaron has performed in opera and choral performances in Calgary, Edmonton, Banff, Vancouver, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Kincardine in lead roles. In his teenage years he was involved with Owen Sound in music theatre doing musicals. Aaron returned home to provide an evening with the classics including opera arias, sacred music and music theatre solos. IF YOU MISSED THE PERFORMANCE ON AUGUST 26th, YOU CAN STILL BUY A $15.00 TICKET TO WATCH A RECORDING HERE: annesley.events 

The James Brown Trio is coming Back to Annesley

Tickets are now available to see the James Brown Trio. They will be performing at Annesley on Saturday, Sept. 30th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets ($25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door, $15 streaming tickets in advance) can be purchased at the Annesley office or online HERE: annesley.events

Free Courses/Certifications at the Markdale Golf and Curling Club

September 18-Smart Serve

September 19- Food Handlers

Call now to reserve a seat 519 986-2690

FundScrip – Next order date is September 24th

Order forms can be found below, or at the office. Download an updated order form here:


Join the Markdale Community Christmas Choir!

We’re excitedly preparing for our Christmas Concert on December 10th and 11th. Rehearsals start on Monday, September 25th, 7-9PM, at Annesley United Church. All voice types are welcome, especially tenors! High school students can earn volunteer hours. Let’s come together and create beautiful music. See you in September!  Contact Bill Legate – markdalechoir@outlook.com

Chicken Dinner

Chicken DinnerWe will are  having another delicious BBQ chicken dinner on Wednesday, October 18th– Pickup between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are now available for a ½ chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, bun and dessert. $22.00 Buy yours at the Annesley office, Murray’s Print Shop or John Lewis.

Coin Bank Fundraiser is back!

We have decided to bring back the coin bank  fundraiser because it was such a success in previous years.  We encourage your participation. Please pick up a coin bank in the Narthex , the office, or call Dave Armstrong at 519-986-2992 if you would like one dropped off. Please save Loonies, Toonies, Quarters, or a cheque if you prefer. There is a signup book as well to make sure your name is recorded. It is hoped that they could be returned by mid December.  Thank you so much in advance for your participation.

New to the Library: God: The Bestseller

What an awesome title for the newest book in the library. It is an awesome story. God: the bestseller is the story of Eugene Exman, a man who published the works of the controversial preacher Harry Emerson Fosdick, the Catholic radical Dorothy Day, the Civil Rights pioneer Howard Thurman, and two Nobel laureates: Albert Schweitzer and Martin Luther King. He also published the Alcoholic Anonymous classic known as The Bible. Ahead of his time in leading hungry readers through books on a spiritual exploration, he was a man who from a young age questioned and explored his own limits of spiritual understanding. Check it out in the library, which sits now at the back wall of Fellowship Hall. The library looks good there. Plenty of light and visible space to explore some of the best selections of church history, prayerful guides and stimulating historians.

Flower Power

Flower Power  Shhhh-“Mum’s the Word” (Chrysanthemums, that is!). It is time to bring the sunshine in again. Summer has decided to leave and autumn is ready to arrive with its gorgeous colours. Please donate a flower or a bit of money to the Flower Fund to welcome all our family back to the Sanctuary. With an abundance of fall’s beauty!

Annesley Choir

To all people who love to sing and share their joy of praising God, I invite you, no matter what age you are or skill level, to join with the choir each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. It is a time of preparation for the upcoming services. The atmosphere is relaxed, educational and fun. Please contact me, Brenda Dimoff, if interested to find out more about choir.  You can call me at 519-794-0874 or email at dimoff@gbtel.ca  I look forward to new faces and  voices.

Annesley’s Summer Newsletter

Annesley’s Summer Newsletter is here:


The 2022 Annual Report

The Annual Report for 2022 is available HERE:

2022 ANNUAL REPORTDownload

Brenda & Peter Dimoff: CDs available due to popular demand

We have all been enjoying the music of Brenda and Peter Dimoff during the Sunday services. Many people have asked where they can get a copy of their CD, so Brenda and Peter have graciously responded by producing copies of the CD, as a fund raiser for Annesley!  For a donation of $20 or more to Annesley, you receive a copy of this wonderful CD.  They will be available each Sunday, or at the office during the week. 

Annesley’s email address is changing

Eastlink is discontinuing our email address at the end of the year, so we will begin sending and receiving most emails from : annesleyuc@gmail.com     E-transfers can be sent to annesleyunited@gmail.com

Movie nights are coming back

After a 3 year COVID break, movie nights will be returning to Annesley! More details to be announced.5

Grey County Cares

Support our Ukrainian refugees in Grey County by buying a button for $10 or more – donations go directly to Ukrainian refugees in Grey County. Sponsored by the Rotary Club.  Buttons are in the office.

Visioning Team’s Final Report

It is not too late to volunteer to help with one of the tasks identified in the Visioning Team’s Report. Your ideas and help are needed!

A Copy of the Visioning Team’s Final Report can be found here:


Prayer Shawl Ministry 

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is an important part of Annesley’s outreach. Warm and cozy shawls are given to those of the congregation and community who are bereaved or seriously ill. The appropriate yarn must be purchased. If you would like to help, put your donation in an envelope marked Prayer Shawl and your name and send it to the church office. If you know anyone in the community who would benefit from receiving a prayer shawl, please call the office at 519-986-3019.

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