Camlachie United Church is hosting the World Day of Prayer service this year.
The service is preceded by a Pot Luck Lunch at 12:30 PM.
The Program begins at 1:45 PM
and includes as Guest Speaker
whose presentation is titled
“Youth in Transition Housing”.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Please see and share the poster:
The Mission and Education Committee is embarking on its annual Care Package Program for our young people who are away at college and university. Every year, we send boxes of treats and our good wishes to these students at their “homes away from home”. We are grateful for your always-generous support.
Please place your donations in the bin in the coat rack hallway.
Suggestions might include: candy, chocolate; tea/coffee/hot chocolate packets; granola bars or other snacks, and hygiene items (toothpaste, soap, etc.).
We also welcome cash donations, which we will use to offset the cost of postage and the purchase of some small gift cards. Cash donations can be given to any member of the M&E Committee.
Further, we need names of the students and their current mailing addresses. Family members are asked to provide this information on the sheet provided on the bulletin board, or contact a member of the M& E Committee, or send an email to the church office (email@example.com) addressed to Wenda Lowrie.
We plan to mail out the packages in early March.
If you have questions, please contact Wenda Lowrie or any other member of the M&E Committee.
Many thanks! Wenda
Sunday School is currently using as a theme “KidServe” which discusses how children can interact with others, from children to seniors, in their community.
In February they will start “Wisdom Quest” and will continue with this through March Break.
Sunday School will be cancelled for March 10 and 17 in recognition of family activities during March Break.
Advent is nearly here and we invite everyone to join us for our Advent and Christmas Eve services.
Come a bit early each Sunday to enjoy “Caroling With Ken And Choir” before church service starts.
Advent One: December 2, 10 AM
Meditation: “The Tree of Life”
Enjoy our Angel Tree Dedication and contribute to our monthly Food Bank collection.
Angels are made with the help of the Sunday School children, who will use them to decorate our Angel Tree during Children’s Time. Get your own Angel in memory or recognition of someone you know, available in the Narthex before church service, with your donation in support of the Mission & Service Fund of the United Church of Canada. Tax receipts for donations will be issued after the holidays.
Food Bank donations of Groceries for Christmas will be delivered to The Inn of the Good Shepherd in Sarnia in support of their efforts to help people in need.
Advent Two: December 9, 10 AM
Meditation: “Just Christmas”
Enjoy White Gift Sunday and the Sunday School’s Annual Cookie Walk.
The children/youth will collect your White Gifts, whether a child’s gift wrapped in white, or an envelope with money or a gift card. The collection will be given to Huron Shores Optimists to assist in their annual Christmas Community Hampers Campaign, supporting needy families.
Donations of cookies and squares for the Cookie Walk are welcomed – please take to the kitchen before service starts. Purchase 3 dozen of your hand-picked favourites for only $10. Please bring a container to carry your cookies home, if they last that long! Proceeds from the Cookie Walk will help support a local family in need this Christmas.
And everyone is invited to stay for a light lunch which will be served after the cookie walk.
Advent Three: December 16, 10 AM
Meditation: delivered by the children through their Pageant
Enjoy the Sunday School’s Annual Christmas Pageant.
Advent Four: December 23, 10 AM
Meditation: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Final Advent Service, preparing for Christmas Day.
Christmas Eve: December 24, 7 PM
Meditation: Silent Night
Our annual Candle Light Christmas Eve Service,
preparing for the celebration of the Birth of Christ.
Everyone is welcome to attend – please feel free to join us !
And after Santa has come to visit, we have the following Christmas Services planned:
Christmas One: December 30, 10 AM
Meditation: Home as a House of Healing.
Christmas Two: January 6, 10 AM
Meditation: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
May you and yours enjoy a Blessed Christmas Season
and a Happy and Safe New Year.
Camlachie United Church invites
APPLICATIONS for the position of MUSIC DIRECTOR.
Could that be you ?
If interested, forward your Resume to
the Ministry & Personnel Committee at
All applications will be treated with Confidentiality.
Learn about the impressive accomplishments of this organization,
“Combating and Reducing Hunger for 35 Years”
Guest speaker is Jim Cornelius – Executive Director.
Hosted by the First Christian Reformed Church in Sarnia
1105 Exmouth Street – 519-336-8808
Contact John DeGroot for more details; firstname.lastname@example.org
See this poster about the Coffee and Information Session:
See this poster about the Guest Speaker:
On October 21st, the Education and Mission Committee will welcome David Epp, Ontario Regional Representative of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, as our guest speaker.
David will speak to us about his organization’s initiatives (which include some growing projects in this community) to fight global hunger.
Through the month of October, you will notice a display table in the narthex with a number of promotional items (aprons, ball caps, pens, coffee mugs, and water bottles) from the Foodgrains Bank.
We would encourage you to take one or more of these items on making a contribution (cheques payable to Canadian Foodgrains Bank; taxable receipts will be issued).
We thank you in advance for your donations, which we will provide to David Epp when he attends our service on the 21st.
Please join us for a light lunch afterwards, when you can greet David and learn more about the important work that the Foodgrains Bank is doing.
The Sisters of Soul Concert is almost here, and it promises to be a delightful evening, with songs such as “Everyday People”, “Sweet Caroline”, “I’m A Believer”, “Chantilly Lace”, “Hallelujah” and many more. In all, seven musicians will be presenting over two dozen songs that are bound to get you clapping in your seats and maybe even dancing in the aisles. Just ask Rev. David who happened to pop in on the sound check last week and could not resist singing along with them! Or ask Anne Marie and Charley Barclay, who saw them perform recently at the Camlachie Optimist Hall to an enthusiastic audience.
Tickets are available by calling the church office or Shirley or Lynn, as listed on the poster. More information is available on our calendar: Sisters of Soul Concert
Tickets will also be available after church Sunday September 16th. It’s hard to find a night out like this for only $15!
We look forward to seeing you there !
Thank you for your support!
Camlachie United Church Fund Raising Committee
In September we begin a series on “Family Matters.”
Nothing is a greater challenge or greater joy than being a parent. Our services on September 9, 16, and 23 will focus on some of the issues that matter most to us: deciding if we should have children, raising whole and healthy children, and affirming the giftedness of each child. These are important if we are going to be the kind of parents God longs for us to be.
Following are the planned Sunday Services for July 2018:
July 1 Marie McNally
July 8 Rev. Bob Gibson
July 15 Rev. Connie Ellis
July 22 Rev. David Van Patter
July 29 Rev. David Van Patter
Following are the planned Sunday Services for August 2018:
August 5 Rev. David Van Patter – Communion Sunday
August 12 Rev. David Van Patter
August 19 Rev. Bob Gibson
August 26 Rev. Connie Ellis