After Sunday worship, Coffee Fellowship is provided in the upper hall. Refreshment is not restricted to coffee; tea and juice are also offered. Donations of homemade or bought cookies are always welcome and appreciated. We thank all who have donated in the past. Volunteers to serve the refreshments are also needed; if interested, please call our office for the contact information of the Coffee Fellowship Conveners.
Early Riser's Breakfast
The Early Riser's Breakfast group meets at 8:30 a.m. on the last Sunday of each month except June, July, August and December. This is a casual group that invites women to drop in for food and fellowship for as many, or as few, meetings as they wish to attend. Sometimes we have special speakers.
Men's Breakfast Group
All men are invited to the Men's Breakfast Group which meets at 8:00 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month, except June, July and August. All men are welcome to join in the fellowship, growth and service. This group is subdivided into five groups, each of which takes its turn preparing breakfast for the meeting. Each meeting includes a short devotional and often features a guest speakers.
Grace Women's Bowling Group meets on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. at the Woodside Bowlarama. The group needs more bowlers. If interested, please give our office a call.
Annual Fellowship Opportunities
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
On Shrove Tuesday evening, a congregational supper is held from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Hall. There is only one sitting, beginning with brief Worship. Please come and enjoy pancakes, sausages, dessert, juice, tea and coffee.
On Easter Sunday morning, a congregational breakfast is held at 8:30 a.m. in the Lower Hall. All are welcome to come and enjoy fruit salad, pancakes, sausages, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, toast muffins, juice, tea and coffee. Each family is asked to bring a dozen or so muffins; the muffins can be dropped off during set-up on Saturday or brought along Sunday morning. There is no cost for this delicious breakfast however food-bank items will be collected.
Many hands make light work during set-up on Saturday and clean-up on Sunday. Volunteers meet at the church on Saturday between 1:00 - 2:30 pm to set up tables, decorate and make fruit salad. Some dedicated chefs from the United Church Men and their families are in the kitchen very, very early on Easter morning. Volunteers stay after breakfast on Sunday to clear tables, load the dishwasher, dry dishes, stack chairs and move tables. If you can help this year; please contact our office and ask our church secretary for the name and number of the relevant contact person. Thank-you to one and all who have helped at breakfasts past. Yummmm.
On the first Sunday of Advent, a congregational pot-luck supper is held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Hall. Please make your favourite Pot Luck and bring dishes and cutlery (to minimize cleanup). Tea, coffee, juice are provided. Enjoy singing the first carols of the Christmas Season, a meal together and closing worship by candlelight around the supper table. It's a Grace tradition.
On the fourth Sunday of Advent, our congregation meets outside our church at 6:00 p.m. to go Christmas Carolling. We go by car to sing for various less mobile members of our congregation. Afterwards, our tradition has been to return to the Grace Lower Hall for some hot chocolate. However, in recent years, we have finished at the Harvey's for some delicious cookies and hot chocolate; perhaps a new tradition has begun.
If you wish to be involved in any of our fellowship and service opportunities or if you want any further information, then please contact our office and ask our church secretary for the name and number of the relevant contact person.