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Our Services

Our Services

All services are based on the worship practices of the United Church of Canada.

We celebrate God's presence and follow Christ's teachings. Our challenge is to extend loving, supportive services to our church family, our surrounding community and the world.

Regular weekly services, to which all are welcome, are held year-round on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

At the beginning of each service we light candles to remind us of God's light in the world.

At the back of the sanctuary is a special candle anyone may light as they enter, in memory or in celebration of a person or an event. Clipboards are placed at each entrance for anyone to write prayer concerns.

Common elements of our worship are song, scripture, silence and prayer, with focus being on praise of God and prayer for the whole world.

Hymns and Psalms are selected from Voices United, a hymn book published by United Church Publishing House.

Those able are asked to stand. There are spaces available for wheelchair worshippers. Some pews are padded.

Children are invited to the front of the church following the second hymn where they share a story, and then are accompanied to the Sunday School where they study the day's lesson, followed by games, crafts or drama sessions.

Scripture readings follow a table of lessons common to many Christian Churches.

Our minister usually bases the sermon on scripture that relates to current events.

An offering is taken up by the passing of a plate among the congregation.

A commissioning and benediction is given to the congregation before they depart.

Other Services

We celebrate Holy Communion regularly. Everyone is welcome to participate in open communion as practised by the United Church of Canada. Each participant is served a symbolic piece of bread and a cup of grape juice to remember the last supper when Jesus named these symbols his body and his blood.

Baptisms and new member confirmations occur regularly throughout the year.

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