"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.
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.)
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.
Some of our events are of general interest, such as 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
- Join a unit.
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.
Fundraising Event Leaders Date (if known)
Art Show and Sale Unit 1 Annual, early April
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 for Kingsway-Lambton United Church, and to the United Church of Canada charities included below. Our membership is committed
to supporting community charities.
Charities we supported in 2013
Church of Canada:
- United Church
Mission & Service Fund
- Fred Victor
- Massey Centre
- The Dorothy
Service for Seniors
- The Gatehouse
- The George
- El Hogar
de Amor Y Esperanza (Honduras)
- Jane and
Finch Community Ministry (Firgrove Learning Centre)
- Kids Help
- Light Patrol
- Living Rock
- Out of the
Cold (All Saints Kingsway)
Golden Age Foundation
- Pia Bouman
- The Redwood
- Regent Park
School of Music
- Santa Comes
to Bay Street
- Silver Creek
Association for Children with Handicaps
Children Around the World
Community Ecumenical Ministry
- Westway United Church Food Bank (formerly Central
Etobicoke Economic Support)
- 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 section.
being with my friends at the Church. It has made me
feel more comfortable in the Church and feel more at home."