Engaging the Spirit
We are committed to deepening our spiritual relatedness and honouring the worth of each individual by sharing relevant and meaningful worship & spiritual practices, extending hospitality & pastoral care, and small group ministry.
Since 1999, we have been an Affirming Congregation, intentionally welcoming and involving gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and two-spirited people in our shared life and ministry.
These activities are supported by a strong music and Children & Youth Arts programs.
Art and Soul
We recognize the soul-enhancing power of art of all kinds - music, theatre, visual arts, etc. Our goal is to nurture the arts community in Kingston by providing space for artistic presentations (concerts, art shows, rehearsals, etc.), and to nurture the congregation through the incorporation of artistic experiences into worship and other congregational events. We have a long history of excellence in music programs.
Social Justice and Outreach
The Social Justice and Outreach group was founded on the concept of social justice (fair treatment for all) in addressing current issues in our local community and in the world at large. Also, through the United Church Mission and Service fund, SSUC members support projects throughout Canada and around the world.
Recent and Upcoming Events
See our News page to get information about specific events, and a perspective on the variety of congregational activities.
To keep up to date with what is going on at SSUC, there are several documents and web pages available: our most recent Sunday bulletin, recent sermons (including audio), the Church calendar, and this year's themes for the Church seasons.
Also, you might want to see some of the concerts and events that we have hosted over the past year, and some that are coming up in the next few months.
The history of our church building goes back to 1852, although it has been modified extensively since then.The history of Methodism in Kingston goes back even farther to 1791. Since 1925 we have been part of the United Church of Canada.
Now our mission and organization has been updated to deal with today's realities.
A number of our publications are available online for reading, printing or downloading, and you can contact us for additional information.
Interested in renting our facilities for your next event or meeting?
The Church sanctuary has some of the best accoustics in the Kingston area.
We have 3 large and affordable meeting spaces that are ideal for independent groups running their own events.
Check out our companion web site at sydenhamstreet.ca/rentals.