Come join in the beautiful McClure United Church Sunday services located at McClure Place, 533 Greenwood Place and you’ll agree we have something special.
We are an older, smaller, very friendly congregation that values and respects people of diverse backgrounds whether it is age, gender, sexual preference, church denomination, income levels. Mentorship and grandparent type relationships are possible. As of August 2019, our oldest member is an active gentleman of 102!
The building is very easily accessible with the church entrance at the south end of the building. Services begin at 10:55 am, starting with a hymn sing of three numbers requested by the congregation and played by our organist. The requests reveal a congregation that enjoys a mix of traditional and contemporary music. Old favourites such as “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and “Will Your Anchor Hold” are often asked for. But equally hymns written in our time are requested, songs such as “Here I Am, Lord” and “Part of the Family.”
Reverend Robert Campbell is our beloved pastor, who leads us through the service and gives informative, reflective, and uplifting messages. Michael McKay leads our congregational hymn singing on the organ or piano as appropriate and provides inspirational service music that invites reflection on the theme of the day. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month as well as on Christmas Eve.
Rev. Campbell leads a Bible Study group on Wednesday evenings from September through May. If you find you can’t get enough of him, he now has a book of sermons out entitled People of the Promise: Sunday Sermons for Weekday Christians. One reviewer has described it as "a very good primer on the Christian faith." If interested in acquiring a copy, please be in touch with our office. Any donations for the book are placed in our church’s Memorial Fund for special projects.
As for fellowship, on the last Sunday of each month birthdays are celebrated with a light lunch. On the other Sundays there is a group of people who go to a local coffee shop for lunch and conversation. Newcomers are warmly welcomed.
Another part of our mission is to support the work of Siloam Mission through an initiative known as the Loose Change Pot. The money donated throughout the year is used by our skillful shoppers to purchase many hundreds of pairs of socks as well as underwear and other garments needed by Siloam’s clients. So, if you attend one of our services you might like to bring a toonie or two for the pot.