Northminster is a progressive Christian community that values tradition and strives to meet the diverse needs of the congregation with innovative worship and a variety of music. Our Sunday gatherings are relaxed , friendly, and inviting as we gather as community to reflect on how the stories of Scripture connect to the relevant issues of today. At Northminster we strive to be an inclusive, affirming, active, visible, and caring Christian presence in the local and global community, God being our helper. We pray that in all that we do that God's unconditional love is experienced, trusting that God is with us on the journey.
United Church Updates:
Over the last year or so the United Church has undertaken a process of transformation. Our former structure consisting of Conferences and Presbteries has been replaced with a Regional Council Structure. The former Shining Waters Presbytery, of which Northminster was a part, has been replaced by the East Central Ontario Regional Council; ECORC.
New policies, committee structures and mandates and many other aspects of our new Region ( ECORC) are still emerging. The new Region web site has now gone live and is a good place to go explore and learn more about this new structure of our United Church. You can get more details and information at www.ecorcuccan.ca
• Sunday Service begins at 10:00 a.m.
• Children’s Worship along with Nursery Care
• Bulletins, Hymn Books, Newsletters in large print
• Rides to Church available upon request
• Tape Ministry for those who cannot attend worship
• Ample off street Parking
• Elevator Access to all levels
• FM hearing system
• Church building is wheelchair accessible
A New Creed
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus,
the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others
by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the Church:
to celebrate God's presence,
to live with respect in Creation,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God.
Full details can be found in the Online Calendar. We strive to post with as much notice as possible on our web site when there will be a Pulpit Guest or special music.
- Classes for all school-aged children.
- The curriculum is designed to help young people experience the love of Jesus Christ in a caring, nurturing environment.
- Nursery for infants and Toddlers
- Special activity packs and books can be found in the Narthex
Welcoming Children in Worship
Occasionally, the following question arises around Northminster; ”Why should I bring my leg swinging, body wriggling, paper scribbling child to worship?” There are many reasons why it is important to give children and adults opportunities to worship together, but one of the best is the belief in the total worship experience of the Divine through ritual, music and community.
Welcome to our children's Sunday program of hope!
HOPE that what we do and say here has a positive, lasting effect on these young lives.
HOPE that their faith will be strengthened and grow.
HOPE that you will take one Sunday and share something of your life with us. Many of you have travelled, many of you have talents- make a difference in the young lives. We will all be blessed by the experience.
Our mission is simple: have a lesson discussiion or conversation with our goups to help them understand how to live in God's light and love and how to share that with a world that can always benefit from a little (or a lot) of love! There will be crafts, activities, games and, our favourite, snacks.
Our greatest HOPE is that the children will want to come to Sunday School and feel part of our church family.
We are all God's children. The best way to feel like one is to be with one. Let us each walk hand in hand (a very good feeling) on our journey to explore our faith together. We walk in God's light and love.......pass it on. We offer a kindergarten room as well. Stories will be shared each week, followed by simple crafts or other activities, singing or play with others. We believe your children will enjoy Northminster Sunday School. We will be here each Sunday with open minds, open hearts and open arms to welcome them.
Northminster offers nursery care for all infants and toddlers. The nursery is available for all attending services. It is located along the main corridor and is staffed by volunteer church members. The service is piped into the nursery through a speaker system so that the caregivers can enjoy the service.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer caregiver please contact Michele in the church office at (705) 748-4881.
Notes from the Music Room
Is that Spring in the air? I do believe so and with that comes the sounds and music of Lent and Easter! We look forward to all the anthems prepared by the choir and special sounds of Palm Sunday and the glorious trumpet on Easter Sunday!
We are always looking for new members. Formal training is NOT required, just a love of music and/or singing!! Please come out to listen and participation isn't even required on the first night.
We are also always interested in hearing from soloists and instrumentalists from within the congregation and the community! If you have a talent you'd like to share with us, we'd love to make you apart of our worship celebration. Please speak to Dustin, the Director of Music or Rev. Mir.
Songs Of Faith
The 37th General Council (2000) directed the Committee on Theology and Faith "to produce the draft of a timely and contextual statement of faith, with a view to circulation throughout the whole church for study and response while honouring the diversity of our church and acknowledging our place in a pluralistic world and in an ongoing and developing tradition of faith, with interim reporting to the 38th General Council."
In a subsequent motion, the General Council also directed that "in the preparation of a timely and contextual statement of faith, the Committee on Theology and Faith give priority to engaging the church in conversation on the nature of the church (ecclesiology), ministry and sacraments" (37th General Council, Record of Proceedings 2000, p. 191).
Over the past few years, the Committee on Theology and Faith invited congregations, groups, individuals, and ecumenical and interfaith partners to participate in the conversation and consultation process for the development of a new statement of faith.
The Committee on Theology and Faith presented the proposed statement of faith to the 39th General Council when it met in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in August 2006.
Northminster United Church would be pleased to be a part of your wedding plans. We will do our best to help make your wedding an occasion you will remember with joy.
A special wedding brochure is available from our Church office. To recieve a brochure, please contact our Church office.
Contact us by:
- Phone: (705) 748-4881
- Fax: (705) 748-4882
- Regular: Mon.-Fri. 9-1pm
- Summer: Tues.-Thur. 9-1pm