Sheffield United Church is
welcoming church with deep roots in our rural community. The
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.
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.
practices on Thursday evenings, and welcomes
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
Outreach includes supporting the Wesley
Ministries in Hamilton and the Flamborough Food Bank through
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",
"Sunday Dinner" program, and the "Case for Kids Walkathon".
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
Sisters" (providing purses full of supplies for needy women).
For our current charitable activities, click here