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.

Youth Soccer 2018

Youth Soccer at Camlachie United Church

starts again on Thursday January 11, 2018

This popular evening of fun for all youth from 5 to 12 years old returns for another season.

Two sessions are held:

6 to 7 PM for youth ages 5 to 7

7 to 8 PM for youth ages 8 to 12

All participants must register on their first night.

Youth may join at any time during the season.

You can download the registration form if you wish: Youth Registration Form

There is NO COST to participate – free for all!

Program runs through mid-March.

For children under 10 years old, a parent or guardian must remain in the building.

For further information, see the poster below or

contact Mary Lou Goodacre at (519)899-2007 or 

2018 Soccer Poster

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