Welcome Rev. David Van Patter December 3

Camlachie United Church warmly welcomes Reverend David Van Patter as our new Minister.  He will begin his Camlachie ministry the first Sunday of Advent, December 3.  We invite everyone to join us that day in welcoming Rev. David to Camlachie.

Rev. David is an ordained Minister in The United Church of Canada.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree (biology) from Western University (The University of Western Ontario) and his Master of Divinity from Queen’s Theological College, Kingston, ON.  He spent a year as an exchange student at The United Theological College of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, and furthered his studies at the graduate level at Queen’s Theological College.

Rev David comes to us from The Olde West Oxford United Churches in Beachville, ON.  He is very proud to have grown up on a farm south of Aylmer, Ontario, where his family has deep roots.  The Reverend Jane Van Patter is currently the minister of St. David’s United Church, Woodstock.  Dave and Jane currently reside in Woodstock, ON.  They have four adult children who are spread across Canada.  He enjoys the arts and especially swimming.  Rev. David is looking forward to our friendly and fun community.

See and share this announcement: Rev. David Van Patter Welcome

Advent and Christmas Services for 2017

Advent is nearly here and we invite everyone to join us for our Advent and Christmas Eve services.

Advent One: December 3, 10 AM

We welcome our new minister, Rev. David Van Patter

Enjoy Christmas Pageant, White Gift Sunday, Angel Tree Dedication, and the Sunday School’s Annual Cookie Walk

Advent Two: December 10, 10 AM

The choir presents their Christmas Cantata.

Meditation: “Walk In The Light”

Advent Three: December 17, 10 AM

Meditation: “A Different Kind Of Christmas”

Advent Four: December 24, 10 AM

Meditation: “Annunciation”

Christmas Eve: December 24, 7 PM

Our annual Candle Light Service.

Meditation: “The Christmas Light”

See and share the Advent Poster: Poster ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2017

Cuppa Joe Cafe – 3rd Wednesday Monthly

New to the Community?


Or just plain thirsty for a decent cup of coffee or tea?

Drop in for a quick and free cuppa-joe, then stay awhile and chat!

Everyone Welcome – our doors are open!

Third Wednesday monthly.

Youth Basketball 2017

Come out and enjoy an hour of basketball at the church!

Youth ages 10 to 15 are invited to join in the fun.

Starts October 12 and continues weekly through December 4.

Free for all – parent or guardian must register the youth.

Registration is from 6 to 6:30 October 12.

See and share the poster for full details!


Church Services for October & November

Church services will be lead by the following ministers for October and November:

Oct. 01    Rev. Bob Gibson    World Communion Day

Oct. 08    Rev. Bob Gibson    Thanksgiving Sunday

Oct. 15    Rev. Bob Gibson

Oct. 22    Rev. Connie Ellis

Oct. 29    Rev. Bob Gibson

Nov. 05   Camlachie Community Remembrance Day Service
.                   at Camlachie Community Centre & Cenotaph
.                   (no service at Camlachie United Church)

Nov. 12   Rev. Bob Gibson

Nov. 19   Rev Tom Rodger

Nov. 26   Rev. Bob Gibson

Vacation Bible School 2017

Join us for VBS 2017


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

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