Lambeth United Church
“Where the feeling of Being a community is very strong.”
4268 Colonel Talbot Road, London, Ontario N6P 1A2
(519)652-2093 10:30 Morning Worship & Sunday School
Staffed Nursery available during Worship
Minister: Rev. Matthew Penny
Accessibility – Please enter at the north side of the church off of Beattie Street to access our lift.
Sunday Worship – In Person
Starting September 20, 2020
Protocols will be in effect – see the complete list
Doors will open approximately 10:15 am
Masks or Face Coverings are required
Sunday, September 27, 2020
(Brief) Congregational Meeting following worship
– Election of New Council members
A “No Bazaar” Fundraiser – Cloth Face Masks for Sale
Fran has developed a new improved face mask which is better fitted, more comfortable and featuring new fall fashion colours.
Men’s and women’s designs available.
Masks will be available for sale outside the north entrance following church services
on Sept. 20 and 27, as well as on Saturday, September 26 from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Cost $4 each or 3 for $10.
Protect yourself while making your own personal fashion statement!
All proceeds to the UCW 2020 Bazaar Fund.
From the Lambeth United Church UCW – Picture our annual bazaar, if you will, and now try and picture it with social distancing. Hard isn’t it? To protect the usual throngs of people who file through our church on that day, we have made the difficult decision to cancel plans for the 2020 bazaar and hope to be back in 2021 – bigger and better. We’re asking your help to assist us in still making the financial contributions to both the church and donations to various charities for which we would normally use our bazaar profits. Think about the monies you normally spend on baking, crafting and the like plus the money you spend at the bazaar. If 100 LUC members (or families) contribute $100.00 we could have the $10,000.00 we need to maintain our charitable donations. If you would like to be part of this, contact the church office and Judy will direct you on how to make your donation*. As at August 9th our generous donors have contributed $3,446.25 – thank you so much. Remember, too, that these donations come with more than just our thanks – they come with a tax receipt!
*$100.00 too much? We are happy to accept whatever is comfortable for you.
We had been posting a new Sunday Worship service each week at about 10 AM on Sundays. You will find them here on our website and under the Youtube link. With Sunday services resuming as of September 20th, we shall still be video recording the service but the Youtube link will not be available until each Sunday afternoon. The bulletin, so you can follow along and participate, will be still be posted here as a PDF file.
Minute for Mission –
September 13 Creation Time begins National Indigenous Church
Our gifts for Mission & Service support the important work of reconciliation with Indigenous members of The United Church of Canada. One of the programs Mission & Service supports is the National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering. Many Indigenous members met on the territory of the Chippewas of Rama near Orillia, Ontario, in August 2019 to discern and decide on the structure and priorities for the self-determining Indigenous church within the United Church.
This fourth National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering provided opportunities for listening to and discerning the Creator’s plan, visioning, spiritual nurture, mutual accountability, inspiration, education, youth development, and expressing the voice of the Indigenous community on spirituality and ministry.
Using the Biidaabin* (“first light of a new day”) process of education, reflection and discussion, discernment, and decision-making, participants created and named a new national Indigenous church organization, elected a new National Indigenous Council, appointed a National Elders Council, and set priorities for the next triennium. The National Indigenous Council is an intergenerational group that includes two youth leaders.
As the planning team declared in its vision statement, the gathering would “inform, transform, and manifest healing and vitality. This is our act of decolonizing.” This vision and the decisions made at the gathering will help the Indigenous church to speak with a strong voice as its members continue to live into right relations.
If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.
[Companion video available. View or download at www.youtube.com/unitedchurchofcanada.
Une vidéo complémentaire (en anglais, sous-titrée en français) est disponible au www.youtube.com/unitedchurchofcanada.
Disponible en français (en ligne seulement). Visitez le site https://egliseunie.ca/ressources/vie-en-paroisse/fonds-mission-et-service.]