Circles of Companionship


Pastoral Care



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 Hands



In 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


Circle Events


You are invited! – Sunday May 7th . . . . .  To further one of the goals of our Circles of Companionship – “Creating a more intentional congregational network to improve communication and offer lifelong care” – we are offering a session on deepening our ability to do pastoral visiting.  This opportunity, to understand why and to enhance how we listen, is open to everyone – whether you plan to do formal visiting or be a good friend.  It is a joint initiative of Chalmers and SSUC.  Please join us! Info and Qs: Linda Hutchinson 613-542-7645 <> Marilyn Perry 613-548-8462 <>


 The West End and Far West End Circles will be gathering for a pot luck supper at the home of Sue and Rienk Vlietstra on Friday, May 12th at 6p.m. They live at 485 Barnsley Crescent. We hope to see as many of you as possible for this get together.



Circle News!



A Grand Celebration for a grand person!
Happy Birthday Winn!


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