MEAFORD UNITED CHURCH
7 Boucher Street East, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1E2
Sunday Worship - 10:30 am

Whatever your situation might be in life, whether or not you are a Church member,
you are invited to come in faith to worship at Meaford United Church.
Meaford United Church offers different things to different people.
We are people working with people for people in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Weekly worship service begins at 10:30 Sunday morning.

In 1881 the Methodist Episcopal Congregation erected their church on what is now the corner of Sykes and Boucher Streets. Then in 1884, the Wesleyan Methodists, having had their church destroyed in the great and disastrous fire of 1883, united with the Episcopal congregation and became the Methodist Church.

In 1908 the Methodist built a larger church on the same site.

The formal Union of the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian churches in 1925 as the United Church of Canada resulted in Meaford having two United Churches,"Erskine and Trinity", but in May 1937 these two churches joined congregations and became Meaford United Church, holding services in the former "Trinity", our present church. This year we celebrate 100 Years of Worship in this Building! Our prayer is that you will find in this time, a place of welcome, comfort, and joyfulness.

Our Mission: ... is "to make disciples for Christ and feed the spiritually hungry!"

Worship: celebrating the love of God in our worship as a church family;

Spiritual Growth: for all ages through prayer, education and fellowship;

Support: caring for one another;

Service: our community and our world.

Church Staff:                
Rev. SallyAnn Longfellow, B.A., M. Div. ~    Minister
Rev. Gordon Hume, B.A., M. Div. (retired)   ~    Voluntary Associate Minister
Sue Majzik ~    Office Administrator
  ~   Christian Education Coordinator
Helen Crowston, Marigay Wilson ~    Ministry of Music
Jim Anglin ~    Custodian
OFFICE HOURS:
Minister's Office Open Wednesday & Thursday for drop-in visits or appointments!
Church Office
Open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9 AM-4:30 PM and Fridays 9 AM - 3 PM
GROUPS WITHIN THE CHURCH:
Education:
- Sunday School
- Vacation Bible School
U. C. W.
(United Church Women)
- Busy Bees
- Circle of Friends
Social and Support Groups:
- Banner Group
- Choir
- Dinner Club
- Junior Choir
- Knitting Group
- Men's Breakfast Group
- Prayer Chain
- Quilters Group

Community Groups:
- Co-Op Nursery
- Goldenaires

New Groups:
MUC Youth Group
for 13 - 17 years of age meets alternate Fridays at 7PM. Come and join the fun! Call the church for details.

KNITTING GROUP with Doreen Evelyn - Knitters meet every Friday afternoon 2PM - 3:30 PM in the church library. If you can knit or crochet bring your own projects with you. If you cannot do either, come and learn, or just come for the company, tea and cookies. Call Doreen @ 519-538-3001 for more information.

MEAFORD/THORNBURY PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP - Meets at Meaford United Church 2:00 - 4:00 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, beginning August 18th, 2009. Contact is Lynn Sandbrook (facilitator), phone 519-538-3339.

SPECIAL CHURCH NOTES:

1) UCW Sunshine Convenor: Verna Almond. If you know of any of our church family who are ill at home, or in the hospital, please call Verna at 538-1482, or the Church Office at 538-3416. Cards are sent to the ill and bereaved families to let them know we care.

2) Our worship service is taped. If you know of anyone who would enjoy listening to the "taped" message (instead of the written sermon), please call the Church Office.

3) Hearing Assistance System available.

4) Sunday School & Nursery provided.

5) Fellowship & Refreshments: After the Service in the Church Hall. Guests, Visitors & Newcomers: We warmly welcome you to our Worship Service, and pray you experience God's presence in your life as you worship with us this morning. Please sign our Guest Book at the back of the Sanctuary under the Light.

6) FOODBANK: Golden Town Outreach is facing empty shelves. All the usual food items are needed - canned fruit and vegetables, children's snacks, juices, cereals and toilet items. Also badly needed are volunteers to help with the shopping and carrying supplies into the food bank.
If you can help, please call .........519-538-1640

Office E-mail: muc@bmts.com
Minister's E-mail: mucminister@bmts.com
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