Forest United Church

Established 1927

Ministry & Mission

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Advent & Lenten Lunches

Together with St. Christopher's Catholic Parish, St. James Presbyterian Church & Christ Church (Anglican) we meet in fellowship over lunch and a speaker to prepare for the upcoming special seasons of the Church.

Family Events Hosted

Our large, beautiful Sanctuary is a serene place of worship for all manner of family events...baptisms, funerals and weddings. 

Bible & Book Studies

Join us throughout the year for Bible and book studies.

Choir

We are blessed with dedicated choir members, who are always challenging themselves with a variety of musical selections and genres.  New members are always welcome.  

Christian Education

A variety of programs and activities are hosted by the CE Committee throughout the year including:   S.P.Y. (Spirit Powered Youth) a.k.a. Sunday School, "Adventuring Into Advent" held on a Saturday, in late November to start the Advent season, Messy Church and their Lenten Project.  We are blessed with a dedicated group of teachers and helpers.  A large library is available to all which includes many titles for children, men and women.

Craft Club

Our keen crafters meet monthly to embark on new projects and share their skills.

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Fellowship Circle

Every month folks join for games, fellowship and food.  All welcome!

Food & Fellowship

We wouldn't be a rural United Church if we didn't know how to cook & enjoy food. Men's Breakfasts, ham & turkey suppers, soup & sandwiches, Beef BBQ, & UCW Bazaar are some of the many times we enjoy food and fellowship.

Fun After School (FAS)

This is an outreach programme through the Christian Education committee for children at the local public school.  Games, crafts, bible lesson, snacks & physical activity take place in 3 blocks over the school year.

Gathering for Prayer & Prayer Chain

Weekly, peace and companionship join together  with members of our congregation as they gather to pray specifically and generally. Also a confidential prayer chain is available.  Grief support is also offered specifically a couple of times a year.

Ladies' Programs

Many areas of worship, fellowship and service are available for women of our congregation and community.  Knitters & Crocheters meet, a yearly Ladies' Retreat is held, quilters work diligently on their beautiful creations.

Memorial Tree

The Memorial Tree was hand crafted by our members and has been placed in the Narthex to provide an opportunity for people of the present and future congregation, family members and loved ones of Forest United Church to see the names of those came before and to reflect upon their lives.  It is a beautiful visual tribute to our past.

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Mission & Service

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”      Mark 12:31

Funds raised are used to support many local, national and international projects.

Outreach

We work diligently to keep a focus on outreach to our community and abroad through fundraisers and small acts.  Our Outreach Committee, Visitation Committee,  card convenor and countless unknown acts of kindness serve those in need.

United Church Women (UCW)

"To unite all women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a medium through which they may express their devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship and service."   The UCW are an active group of women who meet regularly for fellowship and worship, cater to special events, provide luncheons for funerals, maintain the church kitchen and support the ongoing work of the church.  They meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the church parlour.  All women are invited to join these women at their meetings. 

Unified Board

The Unified Board is comprised of committees to carry on the day-to-day tasks that enable us to carry out our motto:  "Follow the Spirit, Reach out in Love, Trust God".

Vacation Bible Camp (VBC)

This event is held yearly and offers a week of half days of fun, learning, games, food, bible lessons, crafts, science & music.  Over 100 kids from 4-14 keep the place hoppin'. A joint effort of the Anglican, Catholic, Presbyterian & United churches from Forest.  Dates for 2018 are July 23-27.  Preregistration required.

Ministry of Forest United Church

Below are some of the many charities/groups/projects/worthy causes we supported in 2019.

Advent Lunches

Adventuring Into Advent

Baptisms

Book Study

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Christmas for Everyone Lambton County

Circles Lambton

Communion

Contact House

Cradle Roll

David Kai Music Workshop

Domestic Violence

Fun After School @ Kinnwood Central for 14-15 students

Funerals

Hurricane Dorian Relief

Kineto Theatre Capital Campaign

Lambton United Church Centre Bursary

Lambton United Church Centre Summer Camp

Lenten Lunches

Medical Box to Cuba

Medical Electives

Messy Church

Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada

NeighbourLink Sarnia/Lambton

North Lambton Lodge

Pathways

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Sarnia Organ Donor Awareness

Sarnia/Lambton Habitat for Humanity

Sarnia/Lambton Rebound

Seed Hope Community Development South Africa project

Sexual Assault Survivors’ Centre

Social Services

Spiritual Growth Group

St. Joseph’s Hospice

Sunday School

Vacation Bible Camp for 100 kids (with 3 area churches)

Weddings

Women’s Interval Home

Women’s Retreat

World Day of Prayer


Thank you for your generosity and commitment to helping others.

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