"She girds herself with strength and makes her arms strong.
She reaches out her hands to the needy." Proverbs 31:17,20
If you want
to have fun, laugh, and be strengthened by the support of other women
in both the happy
and challenging times of your life, get involved in the UCW.
U.C.W. Christmas Luncheon
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Punch served at 11:30 am
lunch is at 12 noon
Our Speaker is Rev. Barry Rieder,
Jane Finch Community Ministry
Tickets are $12.00 and will be available soon
is the UCW?
The UCW is
an organization which provides Christian fellowship, friendship
and mutual support for women in the United Church. Through the work
of the UCW, the women in our Church support each other
and our community.
How We Are Organized
We have six groups, or units, within our UCW. Each unit organizes their own meetings and programs, which may include social events, guest speakers on a variety of subjects,
Bible or other study, crafts, etc.
Units generally meet monthly.
We are mostly senior women, who meet 10 times a year for fellowship, friendship, tea, and the sharing of our faith. We have a Christmas luncheon and a June outing. Our meetings include a time of devotion, UCW updates, activities and information, and a program - occasionally shared with another unit.
Funds are raised through individual donations and an occasional sponsorship type of activity. We assist at the UCW Christmas luncheon and bake and pour tea whenever requested.
We have good representation at all UCW functions and many members are active in other committees and activities in the church.
We are women juggling careers, volunteering and families in the "sandwich generation." We meet one evening in most months Sept - June, often away from the church,
to celebrate, share our joys and challenges, and build one another up in love.
We share leadership of the June Dinner, alternating duties each year with Unit 7;
we prepare and host the "Souper Bowl" Turkey Soup Lunch for the congregation after church on Superbowl Sunday (late January or early February.)
We are an active group of women with school-aged children. We participate in many ways in the life and work of the church, from Sunday School and coffee hour, to the Pageant and service on various church committees. While we aren't able to meet as often as we'd like due to our busy lives and other commitments, we enjoy the support and fellowship that UCW provides.
Our major social and fundraising event is our annual Christmas cookie exchange and sale. We also assist with setup, flowers and punch for the annual UCW June Dinner, and we are responsible for the children's rooms at the Flea Market. We meet 2-3 additional times throughout the school year, to hear presentations, participate in book and clothing exchanges, attend local events or simply spend time together at the home of one of our members.
Gathering as a Whole
We gather as the women of Kingsway-Lambton at least twice a year, for our Christmas Luncheon and the June Dinner. All women are welcome.
General Interest Events
We host open events from time to time, including speaker presentations and fundraisers, open to other UCW units, all women, or both women and men.
(please see Flea Market below.)
Our governing body has representatives from each unit, and makes decisions on behalf of the whole UCW. Council meets once a month.
How You can get involved in the UCW at Kingsway-Lambton
- We encourage you to join a unit. It is a wonderful way to meet
and have the support and fellowship of other Christian women.
Even if you do not have a lot of time, participate as much as you are able. Try us out. Go to
different unit meetings and see what fits you best.
- Work with
us on some of our major events, you don't have to be a member
to help with events.This is the time we laugh together and have the
- Attend our
annual Spring dinner (early June) or our Christmas luncheon (late
November, early December)
- Some of our members participate in regional or national UCW events in the United Church of Canada at the Presbyterial level.
Funeral Reception Catering
Unit 2 leads Funeral catering, supporting bereaved families with cost-effective catering for church funerals. The receptions provide an elegant setting, with many delicious sandwiches and squares, in which the memory of loved ones may be shared.
The Flea Market
The UCW oversees the Flea Market every year. We draw upon hundreds of volunteers
from within or outside of our congregation, with many men, women and children involved throughout Flea Market Week.
Our Flea Market Coordinating Committee,
Marion Lush, Priscilla Knight, and Janice Woods Robson
||Date (if known)
|Art Show and Sale
||Saturday, early April
||Shortly after Mother's Day
||Last Saturday in April
|Providing funeral receptions
||Year round as needed
|Christmas Cookie Sale
Turkey Soup Lunch
||Superbowl (football) Sunday, Feb
Supporting Our Church and the Wider Community
We provide financial support to Kingsway-Lambton United Church, to the United Church of Canada, and to the charities included below.
Our membership is committed
to supporting community charities.
Charities we supported in 2013
Church of Canada:
- United Church
Mission & Service Fund
- Autism Ontario
- The Dorothy
- El Hogar
de Amor Y Esperanza (Honduras)
Service for Seniors
- Fred Victor
- The Gatehouse
- The George
- Jane and
Finch Community Ministry (Firgrove Learning Centre)
- Kids Help
- Living Rock
- Massey Centre
- Out of the
Cold (All Saints Kingsway)
Golden Age Foundation
- Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement Bursary Fund
- Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
- The Redwood Shelter
- Regent Park
School of Music
- Santa Comes
to Bay Street
- Silver Creek
Association for Children with Handicaps
Children Around the World
- Youth Unlimited Light Patrol
- Youth Without
For more information please contact Kathleen Fraser (our Membership Coordinator)
or Rita MacDonald (our President) through the
For specific dates and times, please check the Monthly Calendar.
being with my friends at the Church. It has made me
feel more comfortable in the Church and feel more at home."
Flea Market Fashion Show