The Sanctuary

Who We Are

We are a vital faith community and Affirming congregation within The United Church of Canada. We believe “God’s love is for everyone.” We celebrate diversity, inclusivity and abundant life, informed by Jesus’s teaching and The Bible. We are committed to spiritual development, social justice and artistic expression. We welcome all and strive to build healthy, nurturing relationships with each other. We seek to build community locally and globally.

Sunday Services

Sunday Services have recommenced in the sanctuary at 10:30 hr! If you cannot participate in person, the services are now being live streamed and recorded, and available at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SydenhamStreet

Return to Worshipping in the Sanctuary

The SSUC Worship Committee is meeting bi-weekly to plan and deliver worship services for the next two months.  We are hoping to identify a minister to lead worship during Advent.  We are following the Revised Common Lectionary of readings that follows the three-year liturgical calendar for Christians, with some adjustments to honour our own traditions and optimize unique opportunities relevant to SSUC’s mission and programs. Services recommenced in the sanctuary on Sunday, October 4th, and will continue as long as conditions permit. The recent survey of the congregation found that over half of the respondents indicated willingness to attend. 
If you plan to attend
, please download this Covid-19 Self Monitoring and Health Declaration Form (PDF or Word), fill it out on the day of the service, and bring the form to the church. The forms have been updated, so print this new version. Note that there are two copies of the forms in each of the files.  Forms will also be available at the church, but this will delay your entry slightly.

Ever-changing public health regulations dictate the health and safety protocols that we are following, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All of us, including speakers, are now required to wear masks inside at all times and, while there is music in most services, there is no singing.  Please remember that everyone must maintain a minimum physical distance of 2 meters (6 feet) from others who do not share the same household AND that we each wear a mask inside at all times. We further ask that you wait for an usher to direct you to a seat on your entry to the sanctuary and to the door on exit.  A full summary of the rules were included in News from SSUC (2020 11 19). This is how we can take care of ourselves and others. For further information concerning “Covid-19 Protocols for Worship”, contact Kenn Doerksen.

On November 29, the first of Advent, Rev. Elizabeth Macdonald will return to SSUC to lead worship through to Christmas Eve.

For more information or to suggest an idea or participate in the worship planning or service, please contact any member of the Worship Committee:

  •  Eileen Woloshyn, Chair, Bruce Hutchinson, Marylil Megginson, Mary LeRoy, Vicki Ruthven, and Lynn Freeman.

Normally, at this time of year, we would have a “Thank Offering” envelope distributed in support of our Benevolent Fund. Since that will not happen this year, you might consider contributing via an e-transfer to givingssuc@kos.net , or by sending a cheque to the church office. In each case, please note that it is for  “Thank Offering”.  Thank you!

During normal times, live streaming of Sunday morning services are available on YouTube.
The weekly Bulletin is available here.
Recordings of Previous Services are available here.
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Sydenham Street United Church is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

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