Every Sunday at 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.we gather to explore what it means to live life with God at the centre. Through our music and singing, our speaking and sharing, our stories and listening, our prayers and offerings, our gifts and creativity, we are encouraged and challenged as we strive to love God and others.
At UCC, we hope to be a welcoming place. Wear what you’re comfortable in. There’s no need to dress up to come here, but if you do, that’s fine too! We spend the beginning portion of the morning singing songs together and listening to a message based on our current series. Afterwards, grab a drink and head to one of the round tables at the back of the sanctuary for some facilitated discussion centred on the message. It’s a great way to explore the theme of the morning and meet some new people!
During the first Sunday of every series we celebrate the Eucharist during our time of worship. Instead of discussion groups, we share a meal together.
Join us for the beginning of a new series on Sunday, February 3rd entitled TRUTH. We will be celebrating the Eucharist during our time of worship and instead of discussion groups, we will share a meal together, potluck style! Make sure to check out our mid-week video series that will coincide with our Sunday morning gatherings.
If you have children from newborn to age 4, don’t forget to check out our nursery care on Sunday morning. The first door on the right when you walk up the stairs, the nursery is equipped with games, toys and books to make every child’s experience enjoyable. It’s staffed by capable and caring volunteers who will lead your child(ren) in play and fun activities where they can meet Jesus too.
For children in grade school (K-8), our Sunday School classes happen downstairs in the Orange Room. Each week wonderful volunteer teachers and helpers lead children as they explore scripture through songs, crafts, stories and games. We are currently using a curriculum called “Whirl Classroom” by Sparkhouse. Starting in February, we will be splitting this group into two!
We believe that as a church, we aren’t here just to serve ourselves. We believe we have an active role to play a part in sharing God’s love with our community. Every month 10% of our offering goes towards supporting an international or local charity, or individuals and families who are in need. One month we might be supporting a local women’s shelter, another we might make a donation to purchase medical treatments for people in India suffering with leprosy, and still another we might support a local family going through a time of crisis. Often times suggestions come straight from the people who attend UCC connecting our heart and our hands.
Our Advent series was For Those in Darkness…
Advent calls us into darkness as we wait for Christmas when light breaks forth into the world. For our Advent Series, ‘For Those in Darkness’ we explored how darkness might be a gift and how, even when we cannot see, God is with us. During Advent we wait together, hoping and expecting that the light will come to dispel the shadows and illuminate our path.
We want to say a special thank-you to Lauren Pittman of Lewp Studios for allowing us to use her piece, ‘For Those in Darkness’ throughout our Advent series. We spent significant time reflecting on her piece and it became a source of inspiration as we explored the themes of light and darkness. We also had a few people from our community share personal stories on Sunday mornings and had our song-writing group share a song they wrote based on Psalm 42.
Our Fall series was Won’t You Be My Neighbour, where we explored what it means to be a neighbour.