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.
SSUC’s church services will remain online throughout January. The online Coffee Time gathering will begin at 10:00 hr each Sunday, for half an hour of conversation and fellowship. The link for this Coffee Time was sent in the News from SSUC email.
During the six-week season of Epiphany, our worship services will be thematically focused on issues relating to privilege, inclusion, anti-racism and justice. These reflections will be informed by scripture and personal experience. Our goal is to create a safe space for us, as Christians and followers of Jesus, to explore how socially constructed identities, based often by not only on the accident of birth, affect social relations, economic status and access to opportunities and resources. We are looking to bring light to the systemic structures that affect us all by giving advantaging some, disadvantaging others, and perpetuating unequal and unjust social and economic outcomes for individuals and groups who share specific characteristics, such gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, and appearance.
The topic this Sunday Jan. 24 is coming soon.
Continuing the Conversation: Following each worship service, on Sunday afternoons, between 13:00 and 14:00 hr, we will offer a time on ZOOM for further reflection by anyone interested – a chance for new ideas and different points of view on the topic of the worship service. Continuing the Conversation events will be hosted by Lynn Freeman and Bruce Hutchinson. See the weekly News from SSUC email or send an email request to email@example.com for the Zoom coordinates.
Recorded weekly services become available by 10:30 hr every Sunday at: https://www.youtube.com/user/SydenhamStreet.
The weekly Bulletin is available here.
- Honouring one of our Angels, Don Robinson 2021 01 15
- We say “goodbye” to Rev. Norm Esdon 2020 12 31
- This week we remember Dr. June Chadwick 2020 12 24
- Pastoral Care: Thank you Marylil Megginson 2020 12 20
- Joint Truth and Reconciliation Action Group meeting dates 2021 02 08
- Grant writing has resulted in 3 grants for special projects at The Spire 2020 12 10
- Our web site is constantly being updated. Explore the various menus often!
Updated 2021 01 18