Our Church

We are a small, rural church that asks big questions:  Who are we called to be? How are we meant to live? How can we serve our neighbours? We seek divine wisdom in the words of the Bible and in the world around us. We honour both tradition and innovation as we strive to be relevant and responsive to the needs of our community. We have fun doing this!

Our building has a wheelchair accessible washroom, a chairlift service for the sanctuary, and hearing assistance devices during the church service.


Worship
We usually worship at 11:00 AM every Sunday from September through June. For the summer of 2019 the services will be at 10:00am in Sheffield for July, and 10:00am in Rockton for August.

We blend elements of traditional worship: hymn singing, sermon and prayer, with more contemporary elements such as: videos, skits, time for reflection and interactive participation. Afterwards there are refreshments in the church hall. We have Communion the first Sunday of every month. There isn’t a dress code.

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 different elements of spirituality. There will be music, meditation, and discussion. This normally takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, see Upcoming Events for details.

We have a weekly activity called Silence and Stillness on Monday evenings from 8-9 pm
Come in and sit down to silently pray, meditate, contemplate, or connect with God, and leave behind the hectic noise of the modern world. All are welcome to partake.

We also have a weekly Contemplative Prayer/Bible Study (Lectio Divina style), Wednesdays  at 9:30am. In a small group setting,we spend half an hour listening, reflecting on and discussing scripture, a poem, a song or artwork to deepen our connection to God and learn more about our faith. Often we reflect on and discuss the scripture of the week. We also pray. Coffee and conversation to follow. Come when you can, you don’t need to sign up.

Community Building
We have church suppers, luncheons and food trucks. All of these have an element of fundraising - we needs to pay our operational costs, but we have found that the greatest joy of these events is in being together with old friends and new. Eating together is a great way to build community. We strive to be a community hub where people from Sheffield and neighbouring communities can come together, share their joys and their concerns and generally just have fun.  

Helping Others
Locally, we support the Wesley Urban Ministries in Hamilton and the Flamborough Food Bank. We support the broader community through the United Church of Canada's Mission and Service Fund, and through fund-raising events for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
For current activities, click here.




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