Canadian Foodgrain Banks Sunday

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.

Sisters of Soul Concert Is Almost Here !

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

Family Matters – Sunday Service Series – September 2018

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.


Summer Sunday Service Schedule – 2018

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


Habitat For Humanity Build

Lambton Presbytery is one of the sponsors of the Sarnia/Lambton Guthrie Street Seniors Affordable Housing Complex which will provide housing with five units for seniors.  The presbytery has committed to raise a minimum of $40,000.  Camlachie United Church would like to give you the opportunity to donate to this project.  A donation box is in the Narthex until the end of May.  If you would like a receipt please write your name and address on an envelope and enclose your donation.  Make cheques out to Camlachie United Church. All donations received will be forwarded to Habitat For Humanity as a contribution in support of Lambton Presbytery.

 The presbytery is also seeking volunteers to help with lunches, form work teams and raise money for this worthwhile project. For more information about the build, please contact Pat Whitton at

United With Humboldt

Tomorrow, April 15, will be a special service at Camlachie United Church. 

Everyone has been affected by the tragedy in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.  Sixteen members of the Humboldt Broncos Junior A hockey team were tragically killed in a collision on a highway.  We can all imagine the horror and pain those families are going through.

On Sunday, we will be dedicating the service to the Humboldt victims, praying for them and honouring them.  We will also be collecting a free-will donation to go towards the families.  Reverend David will lead us in worship and help us understand our grief. 

We encourage you to wear a hockey jersey if you have one, wear green and yellow if you are able and bring your hockey stick if you have one.  Most importantly, come and worship with us.  It’s times like these that the community of church can help us work through things.  We will all be in this together on Sunday morning.

The remembrance of Humbolt victims will continue for the following two Sundays, recognizing and remembering the many funerals yet to come, and concluding with a dedication of our donations in remembrance of the tragedy. Everyone is welcome to wear their jersey and/or bring a hockey stick, especially if you were not able to attend on the 15th.

Please see and share this summary of our plans for remembering and honouring those who were lost, and those who are suffering.  United With Humboldt

Thank you for your support.

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Lambton Presbytery DESSERT-OFF – April 19

Lambton Presbytery is challenging all churches in Lambton Presbytery to submit two desserts for judging and auctioning at the next Presbytery Meeting, April 19, at London Road West United Church.

Proceeds from the auction will support the Sarnia/Lambton Guthrie Street Seniors Affordable Housing Complex.

This Habitat for Humanity Project is expected to start in the spring of 2018.

Lambton Presbytery has committed to raise $40,000 for the project, and is looking for volunteers to help with the construction, prepare lunches, and raise funds.

For more information about the build, contact Pat Whitton at

See and Share the poster: Dessert-Off, 2018

Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt

Come join us on Easter Sunday for an

Easter Egg Hunt !

Everyone Welcome !

April 1, 10 to 11 AM

See and Share our poster: Easter Egg Hunt Poster 2018

Special Services – Spring 2018

Come join us for these special services in the upcoming weeks:

Sunday, March 11 – Communion Service, 10 AM

Sunday, March 15 – Palm Sunday Service, 10 AM

Friday, March 30 – Good Friday Service, 2:15 PM

Sunday, April 1 – Sunrise Service, 7:00 AM – followed by breakfast

Sunday, April 1 – Easter Sunday Service, 10 AM – with Easter Egg hunt for Sunday School

Sunday, April 15 – Communion Service, 10 AM

Everyone Welcome !

UCW request

Dear Friends,

Loblaw’s has publicly announced that they have discovered that Canadians were overcharged for the cost of some packaged bread products in their stores and other grocery stores across Canada.

In response, they are offering eligible customers a $25 Loblaw Card, which can be used to purchase items sold in their grocery stores across Canada.

Co-Chairperson of the Unified Board, Rose Patterson, said her daughter Shannon suggested to her that if members of the congregation registered for the Loblaw Gift Card and donated the card they received, we at Camlachie could make a huge difference in the lives of people in Lambton County who have very little food security.

The Camlachie UCW has volunteered to coordinate the collection of Loblaw Gift Cards in 2018 and deliver the cards to our local food bank.

To be an eligible customer you must register for the gift card. Registration will open on January 8, 2018. To register on line for the Loblaw Card Program go to or click on this link.

If you and your household are willing to apply for a gift card and are willing to

donate your card, will you please register and then pass the card you receive

onto any Camlachie UCW member.

Thanking you in advance for your participation, Camlachie’s United Church Women.