God blankets us with Love … and Snow

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.

Scripture Study

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 web@sydenhamstreet.ca 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.

Recordings of Previous Services are available here.

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

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