Note: Fresh Start is on hiatus for the summer and will resume on Sunday Sept 11.

** Position Description for Transformation, Justice, and Pastoral Care Minister at very bottom of page.

How Fresh Start is different

Fresh Start is an early morning Sunday service that has a modern, informal and engaging style. The service is interactive in nature, with time dedicated to an engaging discussion, after a brief sermon.

Services are presided by Jennifer Henry who provides a relaxed and friendly feel. Fresh Start engages the unique perspectives and faith of wonderful guest preachers, from both inside and outside our church family.

Fresh Start's music has a more contemporary sound - old favourites and more modern hymns - provided expertly by Ian Grundy and talented soloists, who move us every week. 

Events & Social Justice

As a complement to its regular services, Fresh Start "leans in" to social justice issues. These are the socially-relevant events that we've hosted - which generated powerful insights and actionable steps:

  • Sept. 2020 - Anti-Racism Listening Circle 1 with Connect City Ministry
  • Oct. 2020 - Film & Faith with
  • Jan. 2021 - Anti-Racism Listening Circle 2 with Connect City Ministry
  • Jan-Feb. 2021 - Anti-Racism 10-day Workshop
  • Apr. 2021 - Anti-Racism Retreat "From Awareness to Action"
  • Sept. 2021 - Anti-Racism Listening Circle 3: "Becoming Nakuset"
  • Jan. 2022 - Anti-Racism Speaker Series with Islington United ("Racism in the Church")

And, here are some community-focused events that we engaged in, historically (2019-21 seasons):

  • Sept. 2019 - Blanket Exercise (Truth & Reconciliation)
  • Oct. 2019 - "Trunk & Treat" Hallowe'en Event
  • Dec. 2019 - Live Nativity #1
  • Feb. 2020 - "All You Need Is Love" Valentine's Sing-Along
  • Oct. 2021 - Live Hallowe'en Event
  • Dec. 2021 - Live Nativity #2

When we are in-person...

Doors open at 8:10 am, with coffee/tea and snacks in the sanctuary to help you kick-start your day. We begin at 8:30 and end at 9:15, with lots of time for coffee/tea, snacks and conversation with ministers and each other directly after the service. We offer child care in our nursery downstairs.  

Past Services

If you’d like to get a taste of the service, please check out our videos here, and on our Kingsway-Lambton United Church YouTube channel. You can also receive regular updates on Facebook (freshstartsundays) and our Instagram (@freshstart.kluc). Join us on Sunday!  

Sun. May 29 - Jennifer Henry

Sun. May 15 - Rev. Alydia Smith

Sun. May 8 - Rev. Joanna Manning

Sun. May 1 - Rev Trevor Brisbin

Sun. Apr. 24 - Rev Alexa Gilmour

Sun. Apr. 17 - Jennifer Henry

Sun. Apr. 10 - Alana Martin

Sun. Apr. 3 - Sam Needham

Sun. Mar. 27 - Steven Norton

Sun. Mar. 20 - Jordan Thoms

Sun. Mar. 13 - Jennifer Henry

Sun. Mar. 6 - Eric Hebert-Daly

Sun. Feb. 27 - Rev. Dr. Paul Wilson

Sun Feb 20 - Beth Anne Fisher

Sun. Feb. 13 service - Rev Colin McCartney

Sun. Feb. 6 service

Sun. Jan. 30 service

Sun. Jan. 23 service

Sun. Jan. 16 service

Sun. Jan. 9 service

Sun. Dec. 19 - Rev. Leanne Ketcham