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  UCW (United Church Women

"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.

Christmas tree 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

What 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.

"Friends, Support, Charity"

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.

Unit 1
Coming soon

Unit 2
Coming soon

Unit 5
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.

Unit 6
Women around a tableWe 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.)

Unit 7
Coming Soon

Unit 8
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.)

UCW Council
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 most fun.
  • 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

Fundraising Events
Event Leaders Date (if known)
Art Show and Sale Unit 1 Saturday, early April
Spring Tea Unit 2 Shortly after Mother's Day
Flea Market Coordinating Committee Last Saturday in April
Providing funeral receptions Unit 2 Year round as needed
Christmas Cookie Sale Unit 8  Early December
“Souper Bowl”
Turkey Soup Lunch
Unit 6 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

United Church of Canada

  • United Church Mission & Service Fund
  • Camping Opportunities Fund

Community Charities:

  • Autism Ontario
  • Community Living Toronto
  • The Dorothy Ley Hospice
  • El Hogar de Amor Y Esperanza (Honduras)
  • Ernestine's Women's Shelter
  • Etobicoke Service for Seniors
  • Fred Victor Centre
  • The Gatehouse
  • The George Hull Centre
  • Greenest City
  • Jane and Finch Community Ministry (Firgrove Learning Centre)
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Living Rock Ministries
  • Massey Centre
  • Out of the Cold (All Saints Kingsway)
  • Parkdale 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
  • Sleeping Children Around the World
  • Stonegate Ecumenical Ministry
  • Storefront Humber Inc.
  • Women's Habitat
  • Youth Unlimited Light Patrol
  • Youth Without Shelter
  • Youthlink

For more information please contact Kathleen Fraser (our Membership Coordinator) or Rita MacDonald (our President) through the Church Office.

For specific dates and times, please check the Monthly Calendar

"I enjoy 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