Vacation Bible School 2017

Join us for VBS 2017

GOD’S MASTERPIECE

July 10 through July 14

9 to noon

Ages 4 to 10 (must be 4 by July 1)

Come for stories, songs, crafts, games & friendship.

Pre Registration available – use this form:

VBS Registration Form 2017

See and share the poster if you wish:

VBS 2017 Poster

Questions can be addressed to nautafarms5@gmail.com attention: Niki Nauta

Youth Volunteer Opportunity !!!

Students graduating from Grade 8 this year are welcome

to help with VBS 2017 and earn VOLUNTEER HOURS for school.

Contact Niki for details.

Anniversary Sunday – June 11 2017

CELEBRATE!
 
Camlachie United Church 157th Anniversary, Sunday June 11, 2017 with guest speaker Myles Vanni, Executive Director of the Inn of the Good Shepherd.
 
Pot luck lunch following the service.
 
Special envelopes will be available for monetary donations to the Inn of the Good Shepherd thru our church. Cheques (made out to Camlachie United Church) and cash will be collected during the offering on Sunday May 28th and June 4th only, and presented to Myles on Sunday June 11.
 
“I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me!”  Matthew 25:40

Opportunity For Ministry

A wonderful opportunity exists for a full time, ordered minister in the hamlet of Camlachie, Ontario.

We are located on the beautiful shores of Lake Huron near Sarnia, Ontario.

Our congregation is reflective of our mission statement

“A Christian community welcoming and serving all people”.

For complete information please go to  www.londonconference.ca/content/vacancies

and scroll down to Lambton Presbytery.

The manse is located just under 7 km away in Bright’s Grove.

We look forward to hearing from you !

Lent and Holy Week Services

Please see the attached poster listing all the services through the remainder of Lent and Holy Week, concluding with our Easter Sunday Service April 16, 2017. All the services are also found in the Calendar of Events.

Everyone is welcome to join us as we prepare for Easter Sunday.

2017 Lent n Holy Week Poster

We Are Still Here

This powerful documentary about Residential Schools will be shown Wednesday April 5th at 7 PM. See the poster for more info. We Are Still Here

Congregational Meeting March 5 – Search Committee

The Board has received 5 nominations for people to be on the Search Committee which will be following the process to locate and nominate a new minister for Camlachie United Church, following Rev. Joe Wynne’s retirement the end of August 2017.

A Congregational Meeting will be held immediately after the church service March 5, where the Board will present the nominees for the Search Committee. The Congregation will be asked to make a motion to approve the formation of the Search Committee with these nominees.

If anyone else is interested in placing their name in nomination for the Search Committee, please contact Chris Hawksworth immediately, for it to be considered before the special Board Meeting to take place this week.

Rev. Joe Wynne on Study Leave Feb 13 to Mar 1

Rev. Joe will be away on Study Leave from February 13 to March 1.  Please contact Carey Wagner at (519) 490-8357 if you need assistance while Joe is away.

We are excited to welcome Hillary MacDonald to lead us in service on February 19, and we welcome the Sunday School when they conduct the service the following Sunday, February 26.

Annual General Meeting for 2016

The AGM is Sunday February 5 at the end of our regular morning church service.

The Annual Report will be available in the Narthex on Sunday January 31.

Please plan to attend and let your views be known as we review 2016 and establish the budget for 2017.

We will have our traditional pot-luck lunch following the meeting. We hope you stay to enjoy the meal and catching up on things within our congregation.

Student Care Packages

Your Mission and Education Committee is now collecting items to send to our young people who are away at college or university. This is a great way for our congregation to reach out to these students and to let them know we’re thinking of them. Please leave your donations in the bin in the coat rack area.  Suggested items (which are packed in shoe-boxes) include treats such as candy, chocolate and gum; small hygiene items; granola bars or other packaged snacks; coffee, tea and hot chocolate packets, even a few loonies or toonies to spend on campus or at the laundromat.

We will be sending the packages away after the school break in February.

If you have a child away at school, please put his/her name and current address on the list near the donation bin.

student-care-packages

Advent Schedule – 2016

Advent is a time of Joyful Anticipation as we look forward to celebrating the Birth of Christ.

Please join us for the Four Sundays of Advent, November 27 through December 18 at 10 am, and then on Christmas Eve at 7 pm for the Lighting of the Christ Candle and our annual Candle Light Service.

Click here for printable schedule. 2016-advent-schedule

advent-schedule-2016