There is a wide range of different groups that are active at Cambridge Street United Church. Please contact the office if you wish to find out more information.
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.
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.
3F Exercise Group (fellowship, Fitness and Fun)
Our chair based exercises are suitable for any age, especially helpful for people with arthritis. Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. from September until the end of April. Come out and enjoy some gentle exercise in a supportive, fun environment.
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 $10.00 per meeting, catered by Wholesome Foods of Lindsay, and membership is $10.00 per year.
The Seekers is a weekly study and discussion group, meeting Sunday mornings from 8.45 to 10.00 am from September through June. It is open to persons of all age groups with an open mind, from youth to seniors. We utilize material from many publications, including magazine and newspaper articles, books, the Bible etc. The Seekers generally believe that it is important to ask questions, express doubts, share diverse ideas and work out new ones relating to our evolving Christian faith. We think that what we believe is important largely because it affects what we do, not because there are right and wrong answers to be found to our various questions. Today’s best answers are probably quite different to those of 10, 25 or 50 years ago, let alone those of Biblical times. They need to be. The world and our knowledge of it changes, and our viewpoints need to change with that. Come and join us as we each continue to work out in community, our personal Christian faith appropriate to the 21st century world we live in.
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 have two units that meet from September to June as follows:
Hannah meets 3rd Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Rebekah Unit meets 4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
It is 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 famous Joys of Christmas craft and bake sale.
Church SPONSORED Groups
Tai Chi for Body, Mind and Soul
Meet on Thursday afternoons from 1:30-3:00 p.m. The benefits of Tai Chi include increased mobility, more flexibility and better balance. Suitable for all ages: non-strenuous and adapted to your limitations with slow gentle movements. Participants are asked to wear loose clothing and non-marking shoes. There is a free will offering to help the church defray the costs of occupancy.
Everyone is invited to monthly Inspirational Cinema typically held on the last Tuesday of from 7:15-9:30pm in the Upper Room. There is a free will offering to help the church defray the costs of occupancy.
There is a small meditation group that meets Wednesday evenings (Sept-June) from 7-8pm. They meet to meditate and reflect on life’s challenges and personal wellbeing, under the leadership of Jim Kearse a meditation leader. There is a free will offering to help the church defray the costs of occupancy.
1st Scout Groups
Cambridge Street United Church is home to the 1st Lindsay Scout group. The different groups 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). Group activities for all ages include …
The different groups meet in the church gymnasium on the following nights:
Beavers – Mondays @ 6:30-7:45pm
Cubs- Tuesdays @ 6:30-8:00pm
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.
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:
1st Lindsay Sparks (ages 5-6) and 3rd Lindsay Brownies (ages 7-8) – Mondays @ 6:30-8:00pm
1st Lindsay Pathfinders & Rangers (ages 12-17) – Tuesdays @ 7:00-8:30pm
6th Lindsay Sparks/Brownies (ages 7-8) and 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