WORSHIP

BULLETIN

May 21st, 2017 (PDF)

We are a congregation of The United Church of Canada uniting Presbyterian, Methodist, Congregationalists and Local Union Church by Act of Parliament in 1925. The Evangelical United Brethren joined in 1968. Our worship at Windermere reflects our different spiritual heritages.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is offered: 6 times a year during the 10:30am worship, and any other time by request in home or hospital. The Sacrament of Baptism can be arranged with the Minister on any Sunday. There is no cost and membership in the church is NOT a requirment. We baptize infants, children and adults.


 We are a small congregation of 30-40 on an average Sunday, in a large sanctuary that holds comfortably 250 people. We have a wonderful mix of young, old, singles and couples. Our Sunday school has 21 children enrolled. The recently refurbished pipe organ and our paid soloist add to the traditional and contemporary worship styles of the congregation. Our quarterly newsletter Window on Windermere helps us to stay connected to all of our membership and visitors.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR WORSHIP at Windermere United Church

RELAX: You can be assured you will never be centred out, never embarrassed. We hope our worship service is user friendly. Follow along in the bulletin or listen to the verbal instructions. Our worship style is informal.

DRESS: Wear what you like! God looks at the heart, not what you wear. If you are unsure about what to wear, we are a very casual congregation.

KIDS: There are toys for every child, and a table at the back of the church for drawings and other creations. There is a rocking chair for nursing mothers and crying infants. Our congregation works hard to appreciate people of all ages. Children are included and seen as an integral part of our worship life together. We have a thriving group of children in our Sunday School whihc meets from September until June.

SING: Music is a big part of our worship. We recognize that not everyone likes to sing or knows the hymns or sung responses, that are part of our weekly worship. Great. Enjoy the words. We use the hymn book Voices United.

REFRESHMENTS: Following worship the drinks are on the house! We enjoy a time of food and fellowship, where you can meet some of our nicer folks. Mary McConnell does a super job in coordinating the fellowship time. 

TELL: Please sign the Guest Book so we can follow up with a letter of welcome. A Welcome to Windermere pamphlet tells all about us. And if you are looking at the website then you know lots!

OFFERING: If you are a guest with us, please don't feel obligated to participate in the offering. The offering time is when regular members give to God and God's work through this church. If you are our guest at any service of worship, this is our gift to you. If you do wish to make a donation visitors envelopes are provided in every pew.

COME BACK:  We have many folks drop in on a Sunday and never return! We understand that lots of folks church shop and we heartily approve.  We want to be the right fit for you.  If you choose not to return to Winderemere we would like to know why. If you feel like sharing please email your comments to us if you wish, as we are trying to understand ourselves better.  
windermerechurch@bellnet.ca

 
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