Small Group Ministry
Catch the Spirit of Friendship in Small Groups
Anyone who wants to meet others while enjoying a common activity is welcome to join a SSUC Small Group. Members of Small Groups find friendship and opportunities for casual conversation about important matters like social justice, and spirituality. Small Groups are one way people find that they can be church to and for each other at SSUC. Today there will be sign-up sheets and people happy to answer your questions, at the front of the Sanctuary and during Coffee Hour.
Co-ordinators: Barbara Parrott 613-389-3601, Sue Doerksen 613-766-3254.
Our Small Groups
- Book Group, Lunch/PM
- Book Group, Evening
- Coffee Hour Hosts
- Men’s Group, Joint Chalmers & SSUC
- Pop-up Discussion Groups
- The Fixers
- Greeters & Readers
- Hiking Group
- Just Lunch
- Movie & Coffee
- Prayer Shawl Ministry
Small Group Ministry has been a long-standing feature of our church life. It is a way to join with others in the pursuit of common interests or spiritual development. Some groups meet monthly, some more frequently. Small groups will start anew this fall; some new groups are in the early stages of development. Check the weekly bulletin for more information about the small groups available at SSUC. Please feel free to contact Sue Doerksen (613-766-3254) email@example.com / Barbara Parrott (613-389-3601) firstname.lastname@example.org If you have an ideas for a new group we would love to hear about it.
Small Group Gatherings this month:
| Sunday, April 15: Reconsidering what it means to be church is the subject of a three-part discussion series, facilitated by Rev. Norm Esdon and Rev. Dr. Wayne Hilliker, starting Sun. April 15th and continuing on Sun. May 6th and 27th. This series is supported by Chalmers’ Christian Education and Faith Development Committee and Sydenham Street’s ‘Engaging the Spirit Circle’. Each session will run from 12pm to approx.. 1:30pm. The discussions will draw upon the work of Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers, a sought after international speaker who has become a provocative voice on what it takes for congregations to engage with contemporary society.
Thursday, April 26 : noon
Join The Fixers – They meet on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the church for a time of work and social interaction as we do those small things that make our church space safer and attractive. For more information contact Kenn Doerksen at email@example.com
ATTENTION: Job Opportunity: Sunday Coffee Hour crew member. Qualifications: ability to boil water, wash and dry cups. Hours: a couple of hours about once a month on Sundays after worship. Remuneration: smiles, camaraderie and thankyous. To apply: contact The SSUC Office, Diane Soule, Barbara Parrott (613 389-3601) or Sue Doerksen.SSUC Coffee Hour is an equal opportunity employer.
Small Group Ministries @ Sydenham Street
The Movie and Coffee small group’s regular movie night is the last Monday of the month.We meet at the Screening Room for either of the movies that start about 7 p.m. Check the newspaper or the Screening Room website for exact start times. After the movies, we all have coffee together. New members welcome! Contact Barb Carr for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Join members of the congregation for a casual lunch at an area restaurant. Enjoy food and fellowship with us once a month.
The Lunch/ Book/ ScrabbleGroup meets one afternoon a month to discuss a book which the members have chosen. Our meeting day is the third Wednesday of the month, from 1:30 until approximately 4:00 pm. New members are always welcome! If you are interested in learning more or attending our gathering, please contact Susan Davis (613) 546-4450 or email@example.com.
The Evening Book Group meets on the final Tuesday of each month to discuss a book we have all read, and share conversation, goodies and fellowship. Our meetings are in the homes of our members. We collaborate to choose our monthly reading, ideally using book club sets from the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 25. Contact Ellie Deir for information about our group: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Community Garden was a student run project, which worked in partnership with Sydenham Street United Church. The summer of 2014 was the first growing season, in which we grew a variety of heirloom vegetables and herbs, on a 42ft by 21ft plot located on the front lawn of Sydenham Street United Church. It has now been taken over by the Community Gardeners of Sydenham Street and the produce is donated through Loving Spoonful to help provide healthy meals to individuals and families who might not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
More Information on our garden …Contact : Donna Delyea, email@example.com
For more information contact Nancy Spencer at 613-548-3579.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
We have formed a Prayer Shawl Ministry group, which will be meeting generally every 2 or 3 months on a Friday from 11:00 – 1:00 in the Chapel. This time is set aside for knitting/crocheting together, prayer, tips on instructions and technique, and conversation. Everyone is welcome. Coordinator: Sue Doerksen, firstname.lastname@example.org 613-766-3254…more information.
The Fixers meet on Thursdays from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the church for a time of work and social interaction as we do those small things that make our church space safer and attractive. For more information contact Kenn Doerksen at 613-766-324.
“How many people does it take to change a light bulb!
Fixers at Work
Joint the Fixers – every Thursday afternoon