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.
Balance in Motion
Balance in Motion is a Congregational Care Team initiative established to support anyone wishing to improve core strength and balance.This is accomplished through 45 minutes of gentle movements focused on balancing the mind, body and spirit. Gentle stretches help to move blood and oxygen around the body, nourishing the organs and tissues promoting healing.The movements are taken from ancient Chinese practices of Qi-gong and Tai Chi and are gentle enough for all age groups who will benefit from regular participation.Balance in Motion sessions are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Free will offerings are to support Cambridge Street United Church.
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.
3F Exercise Group
For a time of Fitness, Fun & Fellowship on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Come out and enjoy the benefits of gentle chair-based exercise in a supportive and fun environment. No fee for these classes. Loose clothing is advisable.
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.
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. There is a free will offering to help the church.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 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.
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.
Church SPONSORED Groups
Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program
The program aims to provide youngsters with a profound understanding of their own potential. To develop language and powers of expression, develop the capacity to make positive decisions, develop comprehension and critical thinking, plan and execute service projects. Every week, a group of junior youth meet for a period of 1 to 2 hours. Junior youth read stories that help develop their powers of expression, critical thinking skills, and comprehension skills. The content of the stories is intended to help junior youth make positive decisions by exploring concepts such as kindness, justice, and honesty. Junior youth also engage in complementary activities such as arts, drama and sports. While it is important to note that junior youth groups and their texts are Baha’i-inspired, there is no religious indoctrination whatsoever. Our JYSEP group meet on Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
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- 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 Pathfinders & Rangers (ages 12-17) – Tuesdays @ 7:00-8:30pm
6th Lindsay Sparks/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