10:30 a.m. for Worship, Sunday School
10:00 a.m. for summer services.
Our Sunday School meets each Sunday during service. We
participate during service, then proceed to our classes, where
we continue to journey in faith in our own unique and eager
fashion. The Sunday School supports world outreach through our
Lenten coin collection, supports a family at Christmas,
participates in White Gift Sunday, conducts a Youth Service in
June, and presents a meaningful and jolly Christmas pageant.
For information on any of our Sunday School programs, or if
you are interested in volunteering your time, contact Jackie
Childerhose at 753-8258.
All are invited to attend Bible Study before regular service
on Sunday, or Monday evenings at 7:30. For information,
contact the office at 753-1248.
Regular worship services begin at 10:30 Sunday morning.
Worship is filled with song, prayer and
fellowship. Less traditional services include Blessing of the
Pets, Youth Sunday, Guide / Scout Sunday, UCW Sunday, among
others. There is always a space for you during our service.
For information on becoming a member, baptism, marriages or
funerals, please contact the office at 753-1248.
Ministry of Music
The Junior Choir meets every second Monday of the month from
5:45 to 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Room, then sings during the
regular worship service on the third Sunday of the month.
Contact Cynthia Advincula at 753-3062.
The Senior Choir shares their ministry during each service
through music and song. They perform at special events, such
as Christmas, Easter, Church Anniversaries and Thanksgiving.
Duets, Solos, and Trios add special flavour to our services.
The Senior Choir rehearses Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm, then
briefly before service on Sunday. Contact Ruth Pickard at
The Menís Choir performs at church services,
funerals and by request. Conducted by Mel Plant, and
accompanied by Marj Kern, all Sydenham men who wish to sing
are invited. Contact Mel Plant at 759-0860
The Outreach Commission serves the Sydenham congregation by
making them aware of local and global needs and issues as they
arise, and by developing appropriate strategies and courses of
action to raise funds; and to promote programs that will
address social concerns. On the lighter side, our mandate also
includes our liaising with other agencies and groups to
organize and/or participate in fun events for ourcongregation,
the Tri-church congregations, and other ecumenical programs
and events in our community. Contact Joanne Lloyd at 752-0180
The Property Commissioner main responsibility is the
maintenance of the church and property. The Property
Commission has a committee, known as the Fix It Club, which
attempts to do all the necessary repairs that is within their
ability to do. Contact Don Wood at 754-4262.
The Worship Commission develops ideas for the various facets
of worship services at Sydenham. Our aim is to provide
meaningful, spiritual leadership and services for the Sydenham
This Commission provides guidance for Christian Education
programmes. Our members represent thediverse groups and
committees that make Sydenham their home.
The Finance Commission meets once a month to discuss the
financial situation of the church, salaries and special
projects. We meet in November to set the budget. Contact Dave
Shiels or Larry Pickard.
Children & Youth
For ages 8 to 18, we meet Mondays 6:30-8:00. We produce 2
musical productions and need youth who like to act, sing,
dance or have fun! We also welcome people to help us with
costumes and set design. No experience required. Contact:
Terry Matheson at 752-3702
For fun and adventure! Girls ages 7 and 8 meet
Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00. Brownies is based on the premise
that girls learn best by doing. It gives girls the opportunity
to do things, be active, have fun and practice the concepts of
friendship, co-operation and helping others. Contact Helen
DeBruyn at 757-0614.
For fun and challenge! Girls ages 9 to 12 meet Wednesdays from
6:30 to 8:00, Guides are challenged to explore their
individual interests and develop further understanding of
their community, the outdoor environment, their personal
horizons and their futures. Contact Pam Cleaves at 757-1145.
Sharing the Adventure! For boys and girls ages 5-7. Beavers
take part in an adventurous program of outdoor activities,
creative play, music, and cooperative games, Beavers enjoy
time with their friends (and meet new ones), learn how to get
along within a group, and develop the confidence to be
themselves. Beavers meet Thursdays at 6:30. Contact Barbe
Layne at 752-6943
For boys and girls ages 8-10, Cubs meet Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
With the Cub motto of "Do Your Best" front and centre, Cubs
are encouraged to try new and more challenging activities.
Learning important first aid skills, paddling a canoe for the
first time, or leading a game at camp will open the door for
Cubs to try other adventures they never thought possible. Cubs
also experience an exciting variety of other activities: games
and sports, model-building, music, story-telling and
Contact Gerry Boire at 752-6943.
For ages 8-13, we meet the third Saturday of each month from
7:00 to 9:00 pm. We strive to have fun activities through
games, sports and theme nights that remain grounded in our
Christian faith and help foster friendship, co-operation and
Grades 1 to 5 are invited to take part in a week long program
during the summer that includes crafts, games, songs and
worship. Watch for details!
The responsibilities of the Pastoral Care Commission are to
show our Christian Concern and supportive care for those who
are lonely or sick or have special needs in our church family
by: making hospital visits, making home visits to shut ins,
visiting nursing homes, sending out birthday, sympathy and
anniversary cards on special occasions, taking flowers to
members on special days and anniversaries, and supervising the
distribution of financial assistance for those in temporary
need. We also supervise the registry of the church membership
and baptisms. Contact Nancy Edmondson at 753-1550.