Every Sunday our young people learn about God's teachings while they sing songs, read stories, talk and do crafts. We use a multi-age inclusive curriculum that allows us to be prepared for visiting young people as well as our regulars. During the service the minister invites our young people to the front of the church for a mini-message and then they congregate in the lower hall for learning time together with volunteer teachers.
Our Church Choir sings a variety of anthems weekly from well-loved hymns to contemporary gospel and everything in between. We meet Thursday from 7:30 to 9:00 pm for an enjoyable evening of singing and laughter. Everyone is welcome.
Occasionally we have young people join our choir for special occasions. We also perform with other local churches for concerts.
Contact Krista Coughler 905-753-8419
Our men's group, "As One That Serves" is a service club open to all men. AOTS aims to promote fellowship, deepen the spiritual life of men, and develop an effective program of Christian service. AOTS fosters a good time for a good cause, mixing the social with the spiritual. AOTS meets the third Wednesday of the month at 8:00 pm for fellowship and stimulating presentations. They also hold annual yard sales, corn roasts, spring variety nights and church services.
Contact David Willis 905-396-5344.
The United Church Women is a gathering of women who pursue spiritual and community opportunities that enhance their Christian faith, their social connection, and the overall mission of their local congregation and the larger church. A group led by, and for, lay women, the U.C.W. provides the foundation for many life-long friendships. The U.C.W. group meet the second Wednesday of the month at 1:30 pm for fellowship, outreach and presentations. They have an annual Christmas Church Bazaar the third Saturday in November as well as serving the community.
Contact Doreen McHolm (905)753-2292
Greenwood Coalition is a street-level charitable organization that walks alongside people living with poverty, mental illness, addiction and disability. Our church helps neighboring churches provide food for the bimonthly Greenwood Coalition Dinner. Church contacts: Carol Madden 905-885-7797 & Jennifer Willis 905.885.1981 http://www.greenwoodcoalition.com/
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Those who craft these beautiful hand knitted and crocheted shawls pray that they will be a comfort and support for the recipient as they do so. The congregation blesses a completed shawl before it is forwarded to the recipient. If you know of someone in need, please contact Rev. Deborah Elliott (905) 800-1234.
Helping Hands is a group that collects useful, unneeded items, and delivers them to local reputable groups or people in need. A list of specific needs can be found in the church refreshment hall.
Sewing with Friends
Qulters bring their sewing machines and gather in the church hall Thursday mornings. Quilts are sold at the annual UCW church bazaar in November. Money goes to charity. Materials are provided.
Contact: Donna Brimacombe (905) 396-2331
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