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 Online
SSUC’s church services will remain online until further notice . The online Virtual 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.
LENT AND EASTER WORSHIP –The Worship Committee is delighted that Rev. Joe Ramsay will lead worship for eight Sundays–through the Season of Lent and Easter Sunday. Rev. Ramsay is an ordained minister, who has served the United Church holding called positions and administrative roles for more than two decades. Most recently he served on the ministry team at Edith Rankin United Church. He is an accomplished musician and song-writer with a personal and communal commitment to inclusivity and justice. Rev. Ramsay will follow the Revised Common Lectionary scripture readings connecting them through the overall theme of “the challenge of walking faithfully the path of Jesus as participants in a culture of wealth and privilege.”
Everyone is invited to join Rev. Joe Ramsay for an online discussion each Tuesday at 11:00 hr focusing on the next Sunday’s scripture, as follows:
- Mar 2 John 2:13-22 Sharing Power
- Mar 9 John 3:14-21 What the Light Reveals
- Mar 16 John 12:20-33 Embracing Mortality
- Mar 23 Mark 14:1-15:47 The Power of Non-violence
- Mar 30 John 20:1-18 Pathways to an Empty Tomb
The Zoom link will be the same each week and available through the News from SSUC email.
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.
- Lenten studies series with Rev Morrow starts Feb. 24 2021 02 24
- Joint Truth and Reconciliation Action Group next meeting date 2021 03 22
- With great sadness, we share the news that Gabrielle “Gaby” Sims died 2021 02 12
- Honouring one of our Angels, Don Robinson 2021 01 15
- Our web site is constantly being updated. Explore the various menus often!
Updated 2021 02 28