Our Church

Sheffield United Church is a small, welcoming church with deep roots in our rural community. The congregation is made up primarily of families with elementary school-age children, and middle-aged and senior citizens. Our building has a wheelchair accessible washroom, a chairlift service for the sanctuary, and hearing assistance devices during the church service.

Services and Activities
We usually worship at 9:30 AM every Sunday from September through June. For the summer of 2017 the services will be at 10:00am in Sheffield for July, and  10:00am in Rockton for August.

Our Church Services follow a traditional United Church of Canada pattern, which includes hymn singing, Bible readings, prayers, choir anthem, and a sermon. Afterwards there are refreshments in the church hall. We have Communion 4 times per year. We have no dress code, and normally see a broad mix of casual and slightly formal clothing.

We integrate children into our services as much as possible, involving them in our mission work and rituals. Once per month we have a special activity for the children during church that relates to the service or a mission project. Also, there are kits at the back of the sanctuary with activities for children to use. There are also toys in the hall downstairs if parents wish to take younger children out of the service.

Our choir practices on Thursday evenings, and welcomes new members.

We have a monthly activity called Spiritual Exploration Group, for people interested in exploring and discussing different elements of spirituality. This includes music, prayer, meditation, discussion of various ideas, and fellowship.

We have talent shows, beef suppers, turkey suppers, pancake suppers, Irish suppers, coffee parties, game days, karaoke nights, dances, salad luncheons, and Bible studies.

Charity and Outreach
Our Outreach includes supporting the Wesley Urban Ministries in Hamilton and the Flamborough Food Bank through a "Mitten Tree" and "White Gift Sunday" around Christmas, and by filling backpacks for needy students in the fall. We also support the Wesley Urban Ministries' "No Charge Christmas Store",  their "Sunday Dinner" program, and the "Case for Kids Walkathon".

We also invite our congregation and members of the local community to take part in our Neighbourhood Care Groups. We have been put into groups based on the neighbourhood in which we reside, and are asked to pay special attention to the well-being of our neighbours, whether they are church goers or not, and offer them our help and support as needed.

For Charity, we offer support to needy families in the area and to the broader community through the United Church of Canada's Mission and Services, through fund-raising events for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, through Prayer Shawls  (shawls made to comfort people in hard times), and "Purse Sisters" (providing purses full of supplies for needy women).

For our current charitable activities, click here.

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