Church Groups

Church Groups

There is a wide range of different groups that are active at Cambridge Street United Church. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, some groups are currently not meeting. Please contact the office if you wish to find out more information.

Prayer Shawl Knitting Circle

Prayer Shawl Knitting Circle meets the second Sunday of each month Sept to May from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm in the Church Parlour. Come and enjoy a time of fellowship and caring. Shawls are made and given as a comfort after a loss or in times of stress; during bereavement; birth of a child or grandchild; or wedding gift; during an illness and recovery; wedding anniversary. This is a spiritual practice, so before the knitting begins, a blessing, prayer, or wish is said, dedicating the work of your hands and the intentions of the receiver. Bring your completed shawls for blessings and on-going knitting to work on during the meeting. Instructions for knitting and crocheting the shawls are available — we also gratefully accept donations of yarn.

Youth Group

We invite all youth in Grades 7 – 12 to join us at Cambridge Street United Church about twice a month, usually on Sunday evenings from 7pm-9pm. You don’t have to be part of the Cambridge Street United Church family—all are welcome. It’s a chance to do fun stuff with nice people. Sometimes we talk about Life’s Big Questions, sometimes we play games, and sometimes we just goof around. There’s no pressure to be anyone other than yourself.  Oh, and there’s always food.

United Church Women

We meet monthly from September to June for a time to worship, socialize, listen to a speaker and enjoy time with other women.  We also have a Spring Rummage Sale and a Fall Rummage Sale each year and our family Joys of Christmas craft, bake sale and Cookie Walk.

Reiki

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The practitioner’s hands are placed on or just above the client’s clothed body. Pam Burtt, a certified Reiki Practitioner is offering sessions on a donation basis given to the church. Sessions are offered at the church during the noon hour. For further information about Reiki or to book a session, please contact Pam in the office at 705-324-3547 or email csuc61@gmail.com.

Walter Auld Fellowship Luncheon

The Walter Auld Fellowship Luncheon is at 12 noon on the fourth Tuesday in the months of Jan, Feb, March, Oct and the first Tuesday in May and Dec. The purpose of this gathering is for seniors to come together for a time of good food, fun and fellowship. A program follows the luncheon. The luncheon is $12.00 per meeting, catered by Wholesome Foods of Lindsay, and membership is $10.00 per year.

Currently this program is not running, but hopes to start up again in September 2022.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Offering time to pause and reflect midweek, the Bible Study group provides a chance to discuss and dig deeper into the week’s Scripture readings. Not only is it a great place to explore ideas, beliefs and their implications for our lives, it’s a way to meet people and enrich the experience of Sunday morning worship. It takes place from 9:30-11:30 am on Wednesdays from September to May.

Healing Pathway Ministry at Cambridge Street United Church

Our Congregational Care Team is in the process of establishing a Healing Pathway Ministry. The program’s emphasis is on learning to be a healing presence and instrument of God’s healing power. The Phase 1 training workshop is being held on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Instructors are retired United Church ministers Sharon Moon and Howard Clark. The cost is $225. Registration deadline is June 1. For an early bird discount, send full payment of $210 with registration by May 15. For more information, call 705-324-3547 or email csuc61@gmail.com the church office.

Click here for a copy of the registration form.

We aim to offer 30 – 45 minute sessions beginning in September 2022.

About the Healing Pathway

The Healing Pathway program has been centred at the United Church’s Naramata Centre in B.C., since 1993. Since then, training for practitioners has expanded across Canada. Increasing numbers of congregations have Healing Pathway ministries.  The Cambridge Street United Church Council recognized the Healing Pathway ministry in 2022.

Healing Pathway sessions work with the energy of the body. The practitioner’s intention is to be an instrument of God’s healing power.  There are specific techniques taught within Healing Pathway that support the body’s ability to heal.  During a session, people lie down, fully clothed, on a massage table. Light touch may be used, or the practitioners may work with their hands around the body without touching. The intension of this work is to support well-being and wholeness and can be experienced on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.

Healing Pathway Ministry does not replace any conventional medical or psychological treatments.

Church Sponsored Groups

1st Scout Troops

Cambridge Street United Church is home to the 1st Lindsay Scouting. The different troops use the church for weekly meetings and a variety of programs. It is comprised of Beavers (SK to grade 2), Cubs (grades 3 to 5) and Scouts (grades 6 to 8).

The different groups meet in the church gymnasium on the following nights:

Beavers – Mondays @ 6:30-7:45pm

Cubs and Scouts – Wednesdays @ 6:30-8:30pm

If you have a young person who is interested in participating in Scouting, go to the Scouts Canada website http://www.scouts.ca.

Guiding Groups

Girl Guides of Canada’s core programming allows girls and young women to develop life and career skills in age-appropriate groups. They participate in a number of standard activities to earn badges. Cambridge Street United Church has different groups that meet weekly:

6th Lindsay Brownies (ages 7-8) – Thursdays @6:30-8:00pm

1st Lindsay Guides (ages 9-11) – Thursdays @6:30-8:00pm

For additional information on these groups, or information on leadership roles, please refer to the Girl Guides of Canada Website at http://www.girlguides.ca