Nurturing the Congregation

Nurturing the Congregation

The Art and Soul Ministry Circle is involved in enhancing the congregation’s worship experience by creating and leading art projects that are incorporated into the worship service.  While music has been the art form most present in our worship, the Art and Soul group seeks to include other art forms to deepen the worship experience. Some of these forms involve presentations by individuals or small groups, but many are art projects carried out by all members of the congregation, working to create something together. The projects are all designed to be relevant to the theme of the services, to be able to be done by everyone, and to be a beautiful and meaningful creation. Examples include the Easter origami dove installation, the Advent star canopy, the Beatitude paper cut banners, the Advent bow garlands, and the Advent congregational crèche figures.

Art in the Sanctuary of SSUC

Our music program is a vital part of our worship service.

The choir sings “For the Healing of the Nations” by Henry Purcell

Meet our choir

SSUC has a long history of excellence in church music. The Sydenham Street United Street Choir is a vital part of our worship service. The choir sings an eclectic repertoire spanning five centuries of sacred music. During normal times, it rehearses on Thursday evenings from 19:00 hr to 21:30 hr. and sings during the 10:30 hr worship services each Sunday from September through late June. However, during the pandemic, singing is not allowed in the sanctuary. We hope to begin choir rehearsals after Dec. 1, 2020. New members are always welcome: contact Barb Carr or Marilyn Huffman.

Our award-winning art/poetry/music presentation, The Easter Road, brightens the walls of our sanctuary.

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