Advent and Christmas Services for 2018

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.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank – Coffee and Info Session

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;

See this poster about the Coffee and Information Session:

Coffee & Information Session

See this poster about the Guest Speaker:

 Jim Cornelius

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