Our Community

We have many opportunities for friendship and for community involvement. Whether over coffee after the Sunday service, at one of our many social activities or helping out in our community, we understand that friendship is important and want you to feel a part of our family.

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Foyer Groups Winter 2018

A Foyer Group is a small group who gather on a regular but informal basis to enjoy one another's company, to strengthen bonds of community, to meet new friends, and just to get to know other people who share a common interest. People sign up to be part of a small group (6 people). Over the course of 3 months (February to April) people go out to dinner in each other’s houses once a month. There is a preliminary general meeting to gather groups together. The small group then decides on dates that work for them and on how to do a meal. There are lots of options – for instance organized potluck, potluck hit and miss, take out…whatever works for the group. Preferences such as allergies and alcohol are considered. Choices are limited only by the collective imagination of the group. All are welcome to join—singles, couples, families! This is a fun and easy means to develop a new friendship and deepen old ones and make our church welcome and winter season warm.

Watch for more details in the new year.

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BUC Book Club

buc book clubNow in our 6th year, the BUC Book Club meets at the church on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the church to discuss a variety of books in a friendly, small group setting. All are welcome to attend, even if you haven't read the book!

Books for 2018  Title (category)    
Tuesday, September 11 The Red Hat Club (Women's Literature) by Haywood Smith  
Tuesday, October 9 The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last Hermit (Non-fiction)

by Michael Finkel

 
Tuesday, November 13 The Massey Murder (Mystery) by Charlotte Gray  

Tuesday,
January 8

The Best Kind of People (Canadian Literature) by Zoe Whittal  

Tuesday, February 12

The Color of Our Sky (Set in a foreign location) by Amita Trasi  

Tuesday, March 12

TBA    

Tuesday, April 9

The Sparsholt Affair (Historical Fiction) by Alan Hollinghurst  

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Youth Group

youth groupIn addition to our weekly Sunday school program, we have a youth group that meets once a month.

Teens are actively involved in the life and work of our church, and participate in: worship services, scripture reading, greeting, drama presentations, music, singing etc. Youth are an integral part of the total life of our community.

Leadership opportunities abound. We have assisted in community service and offered leadership in Vacation Bible School, running of social and special activities.

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Music Program

choirAt Brooklin United we are proud of our exciting and vibrant music program. Our Director of Music is Mrs. Linda Hunter, A.R.C.T., R.M.T., member of Oshawa O.R.M.T.A., and she shares with us her wonderful love for music.

We have a twenty voice SATB adult choir, a growing kids’ choir, and a Praise Band. We frequently welcome guest instrumentalists and soloists in our Sunday worship services.

New members are always welcome to join our music program.

Brooklin United Church Choir Presents "Tapestry of Light"

The Brooklin United Church choir, along with some special musical guests, presented Tapestry of Light, the Christmas story in word and song with a Celtic flair, on Sunday December 13, 2015.

 

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United Church Women

united church womenBrooklin United Church has three units that meet monthly to worship and enjoy a social time. We continued to be an active group, expressing our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian Witness, on committees in our church, and volunteering in organizations in the community. The majority of our funds are used to support the work of our church.

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