God’s Love is for Everyone

Peace, Please!

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. We are located at The Spire in downtown Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Worship Services


Note About In Person Services:

  • masks and physical distancing are always required!

Sunday Services for Sydenham Street United Church are, in person in the Sanctuary, with our minister, The Reverend Catherine Elsdon!

Note that the Summer Shared Sunday services begin at 10:00 hr. We have returned to the Sanctuary, at maximum  50% of capacity, with masking and distancing!    Please enter by the William Street entrance! Services will also be live-streamed and uploaded to the Sydenham Street United Church YouTube channel Youtube

Please read this summary of the “Covid-19 Protocols for Attending SSUC Worship” before each Sunday worship service! For further information, contact Kenn Doerksen.

2022! If you are unable to attend in person, please join us online for our weekly services. Watch them on our YouTube site Youtube

Shared Summer Services Schedule (all services will start at 10:00 hr)

July 10 – 10:00 hr Rev. Catherine Elsdon Note: unfortunately due to technical issues, this service was not recorded for YouTube.

July 24 to August 7 at Chalmers United Church – 212 Barrie Street, Kingston

  • Aug 7 – 10:00 hr Margeurite VanDie, Topic: Christianity and Inclusion & Diversity

August 14 to 28 at Faith United Church -The Little Theatre, Lasalle Secondary School on Highway 15 East Kingston (enter through the school front door)

  • Aug 14 – 10:00 hr Rev. Kathleen Walton
  • Aug 21- 10:30 hr at Lake Ontario Park – Ecumenical Outdoor Service . Pack a lawn chair and your lunch
  • Aug 28 – 10:00 hr Rev. Catherine Elsdon

The weekly Service Bulletin is available Bulletin 


Growing Spirits is our weekly program for children ages 5-10.  For further information, please send an email to web@sydenhamstreet.ca

Garden of Love
Love One Another, Jesus advised his disciples in his final days on earth.  In Growing Spirits last week, we created a “Garden of Love.”  2022 05 29

Concern for Ukrainian Communities: The United Church of Canada invites communities of faith to express solidarity with their Ukrainian neighbours and to support those most affected by the war.


Virtual Coffee Time has been suspended because of the return to in-person service. More information to be provided in the weekly eNews Letter.


Receive comfort and inspiration from the words, music and images of our worship leaders through recordings of Our Worship Services available by 11:00 hr every Sunday on our YouTube site Youtube 

Please contact us with comments or general questions about Sydenham Street United Church, the website, getting on the mailing list, etc via Email: web@sydenhamstreet.ca


If you or someone you know needs someone to talk to, you can contact the Indian Residential School Survivors Society for counselling support available at 1-800-721-0066. People can also access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the 24-hour national crisis line: 1-866-925-4419.

A call to mourn, LEARN, support and REMEMBER! This link also includes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports.


The Spire
Sydenham Street United Church at The Spire

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have occupied and cared for
this land. In acknowledging this land, the traditional home of the
Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee, we seek to rebuild right relations with
First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, to learn from them, and to live on this
land with respect and gratitude for its bounty
.

Updated 2022 08 02