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

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 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