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.
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! A sign up sheet is located on the CE Hall bulletin board and the organizational meeting will be on Sunday, January 29 following worship if there is sufficient interest (at least 18 people).
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.
Now 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 Winter/Spring 2016
Tuesday, January 12
I Am Pilgrim
by Terry Hayes
Tuesday, February 9
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
by Christopher Moore
Tuesday, March 8
Under the Visible Life
by Kim Echlin
Tuesday, April 12
On the Move: A Life
by Oliver Sacks
Tuesday, May 10
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead
In 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.
At 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.
Brooklin 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.