From the United Church Observer: 10 Easy Ways to Kick our Nasty Plastic Habit
Plan on attending our popular Cookie Walk on December 8th – see details. Bring your own container and save $1.00.
The Wattville Daycare Project is now complete – read the story behind its completion.
“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
Youth Co-ordinator: Rebecca Allen
Church Secretary: Judy King
Organist: Alan Davidson
Parish Nurse: Jan Linner Accessibility – Please enter at the north side of the church off of Beattie Street to access our lift.
New United Church Moderator comments on the recent ‘agreement’ between the Toronto Conference and West Hill United Church and ‘controversial’ minister Greta Vosper.
Rebuilding Schools in the Philippines
Our gifts for Mission & Service support Indigenous peoples in the Philippines.
The Lumad are Indigenous peoples of Mindanao in the southern Philippines. Many Lumad communities have established their own schools, looking for help from government, non-governmental organizations, and church groups. Mission & Service partner the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) is collaborating with the Lumad peoples in this work.
These people have faced a high level of persecution from the Philippine military, including forced displacement and extrajudicial killings. Lumad schools have been used as temporary military camps, shelters and, in some cases, for weapon storage. Traditional Lumad territory is rich in natural resources, and encroachment on their land has contributed to these people being displaced.
In the midst of these challenges, the Lumad peoples continue to support schools through the Save Our Schools Network or SOS. The SOS network works with others, including the UCCP, to support a non- discriminatory, culturally sensitive approach to education. The schools provide free, high-quality education to Indigenous children. Currently there are 205 Lumad community schools serving almost 6,000 children. More schools are needed! Other communities need new classrooms and support for operating costs, including teachers.
Mission & Service supports schools that help lift people and communities out of poverty and build leadership for the future of the Lumad peoples of the Philippines.
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.
Watch the ‘Bells’ practise for our Sunday Service.
Sunday, October 21st – Listen/Follow along in the bulletin.
Sunday, October 28th – Listen/Follow along in the bulletin.
Sunday, November 4th – Listen/Follow along in the bulletin.
Sunday, November 11th – Listen / Follow along in the bulletin.
A Song of Faith
Grateful for God’s loving action, we cannot keep from singing…
God is Holy Mystery,
beyond complete knowledge,
above perfect description.
the one eternal God seeks relationship.
So God creates the universe
and with it the possibility of being and relating.
God tends the universe,
mending the broken and reconciling the estranged.
God enlivens the universe,
guiding all things toward harmony with their Source.
Grateful for God’s loving action,
We cannot keep from singing.
With the Church through the ages,
we speak of God as one and triune:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We also speak of God as
Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer
God, Christ, and Spirit
Mother, Friend, and Comforter
Source of Life, Living Word, and Bond of Love,
and in other ways that speak faithfully of
the One on whom our hearts rely,
the fully shared life at the heart of the universe.
We witness to Holy Mystery that is Wholly Love….
[A Song of Faith continues. Download the complete Song of Faith, with preamble and appendices, below.]
A Song of Faith, adopted in 2006, seeks to provide a verbal picture of what The United Church of Canada understands its faith to be in the historical, political, social, and theological context of the early 21st century. It is also a means of ongoing reflection and an invitation for the church to live out its convictions in relation to the world in which we live.