Circles of Companionship

Circles of Companionship

Caring for one another…. . . is a privilege and a responsibility.  As we do this, a sacred trust is bestowed that invites one into the intimacies and complexities of others’ lives.  Caring for One Another is a shared partnership of our minister, and the people of Sydenham Street United Church .


Helping HandsIn caring for one another at SSUC, our congregation is divided geographically into several neighbourhoods – Circles of Companionship. Each Circle has a unique life of its own, depending on its members . . . meeting to share food and conversation, visiting ill and aging members , sharing sorrow, visiting each other’s work-places – farms, theatre, businesses – and celebrating joys – all in the presence of the Spirit.
Pastoral Care


Relationships that are supportive, encouraging, faithful and fun are formed as members care for one another.


For more information please call the church office at 613-542-9616

Community Pastoral Caring

Sydenham St. UC &Chalmers UC:
Contacting Your Church Office by Phone: As a transitional measure, members of both congregations wishing to reach their church office or refer persons in hospital or care facility, ill at home or needing should call 613-546-3263 ext. 221 ext. 222.

Circle News!

Calling All Circles of Companionship! The Transition Team wants to meet with every Circle of Companionship group. We wanted to have some Small Group Discussions with people from both congregations, and it occurred to us that the Circles of Companionship would be an ideal format for our Small Group Discussions. Please arrange with your Point Person to meet with your Circle of Companionship Group within the next 4 weeks, before we all get into the busy Christmas season. Contact Mary-Stewart Ross at <> (for Chalmers groups) and Ian Malcolm at> (for SSUC groups) and advise them of the date, time & location of your Circle Group meeting and they will arrange for a Transition Team member to come to the meeting and lead a discussion.


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