GROUPS AT ST.PAUL'S
St. Paul’s has a Sunday school program that runs from September to June. After a few moments in worship with the grownups in the congregation, and after some time spent with Rev. Cheryl, the children are invited to attend Sunday School with our wonderful leaders for stories and crafts and games based on bible readings. If your child is cautious about leaving their grownup behind, then by all means join them in Sunday School too!
Messy Church is a monthly program – the second Thursday of the month – from 4:30 – 7:00 pm; that offers snack and supper, stories and songs, crafts and puzzles and lego – all with a biblical theme. Grownups stay for the program and it is a great option for those who cannot join us for worship on Sunday mornings.
U.C.W: United Church Women
The members of the U.C.W. have supported St. Paul’s United Church in all ways possible since the inception of the group nationally in 1962. The UCW’s mission is to love God; foster Christian commitment, faithfulness, and spirituality; and promote respect and love for all God’s creation. While this group does not meet monthly any longer, they do continue to cater to most functions held at the church. They also host an amazing annual Victorian Christmas Bazaar that is not to be missed.
AOTS: As One That Serves
AOTS groups have been active since 1923 – a men’s ministry outreach of the United Church of Canada. The name AOTS – As One That Serves – is derived from the words of Jesus, ‘I am among you as one that serves’ (Luke 22: 27). The aims of the AOTS are: to be an arm of the Church reaching out in Christian fellowship to all men; to deepen the spiritual life of men; to encourage and promote effective Christian service; and to give encouragement and practical assistance to work among the youth of the church and community. The St. Paul’s AOTS group meets with men and women in partnership with the Springbrook United Church AOTS. This group has not resumed meeting due to COVID concerns.
Space for the Community
St. Paul’s lends its space to community groups such as the Girl Guides and the Boy Scouts, the Festival of Sacred Praise, the Quinte Society for Chamber Music, and the Alzheimer’s Society.
We have fitness classes happening – contact Kim Russell at 705-872-6664 for more information. We are also pleased to house the Stirling Cooperative Nursery School. Contact 705-872-6664 for more information.
If you are interested in space for a single event, or ongoing sessions, please contact us.
Daybreak is a group for seniors of all abilities. Whether you are healthy and want to stay that way, or you have some physical or memory problems, we have a warm welcome for you. There's time for chatting with new friends, doing exercises for the body and mind, sharing morning coffee and muffins and a healthy lunch, playing games and learning new things. Daybreak meets every Friday (with a few exceptions around the holidays) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Come for all or part of the day. Call ahead to find out more and to register: Susan - 613-398-1887 or Jennifer - 705-653-4094.