South Shore United Church
The United Church of Canada
God calls us
to work together in Christian fellowship
with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ:
worshiping, growing in faith, reaching out
to others in the church,
community and world, and nuturing our hopes
for the future.
A Worshiping Community
Services are held each Sunday at 10:30AM.
Communion is offered on World‑Wide Communion Sunday,
Christmas, Maundy Thursday, Easter, and Pentecost Sunday, Sunday School
Special services are held at various times throughout
the year such as a Sunday Closing and Picnic, Service of Compassion, and
Christmas Eve. A Service of Worship is held at the South Shore Villa
on the second Tuesday of each month. We value sharing worship at Ecumenical
gatherings such as: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Good Friday,
Easter Sunrise service and breakfast, World Day of Prayer, and Remembrance
Service at the Crapaud War Memorial.
South Shore United is blessed with a very active
Pastoral Care Team who assists the minister.
The Pastoral Care Team provide a compassionate, confidential
Christian ministry of practical and spiritual care, support, friendship
and communication to those experiencing need, in ordinary times,
as well as times of great joy or challenge.
United Church Women have two units which meet regularly to
provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty
and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship
and service. These groups welcome any ladies in the church for
an afternoon or evening of fellowship.
Christian Education &
The Christian Education
and Development Committee plan programs for the congregation
which invites persons of all ages to explore and grow in their
relationship with God.
Sunday school programs are offered for the children and youth
who participate first in the worship service by reading scripture
and occasionally presenting short dramas or musical selections.
A Nursery Room,to which
audio of the service is communicated, is available, if needed, by parents
with infants or small children
Library is a resource available to all in the congregation
and we encourage its use for group or individual devotional material.
Mid‑week Groups for Children & Youth are offered depending
on leadership availability and demand. These are open to all youth
of the community.
Bible Study is held weekly during the fall and winter.
Faith and Study Programs are also held periodically. The area of study is varied depending on leadership
Along with these programs we sponsor other fun and entertaining
events such as seniors’ dinners, after service socials, and
various types of fundraisers.
The congregation participates
in a number of ongoing outreach projects such as the Christmas
Giving Tree, Habitat
for Humanity, local food banks, Ten Thousand Villages. Fair Trade
tea and coffee is used for all church functions and also made available
for those who wish to purchase these items.
Sunday services are taped weekly and made available to those
unable to attend.
The South Shore Pastoral
Charge of the United Church of Canada was formed on January
1, 2006, bringing together four congregations; Bonshaw, Hampton,
Tryon and Victoria, to worship in the church building at Tryon.
inaugural service was held on July 2, 2006. In 2008 an extension
was completed to accommodate the Minister’s study and Secretary’s
office which were previously located in the former Crapaud United Church,
and to provide additional classrooms, fellowship room, archives
We respect the histories and traditions of the four previous
congregations and have integrated numerous artefacts and furnishings
from all the churches; for example, the Presbyterian table and
chair from Bonshaw, the Stained Glass Window from Hampton, and the Marble Baptismal Font from
In 1992 the building was designated as a National Historic Site
to commemorate 200 years of Methodist roots, and to recognize
this fine example of Gothic architecture designed by the famous
architect, William Critchlow Harris, 1854-1913. The Archives
Room contains histories, information and pictures of
all the former churches.
The South Shore Pastoral Charge is organized to carry out its mission
according to a Unified Board Structure. The Board
consists of 20 members of which 17 are voting Elders, who, along with a representative
of Ministry and Personnel Committee, Board of Trustees, two lay representatives
to PEI Presbytery and a member of the order of ministry (ex‑officio) as corresponding
members oversee and give direction for the ministry of the congregation.
Board is organized in five teams consisting of the following committees;
Church Worship and Renewal, Christian Education and Development, Pastoral
Care, Financial Management and Stewardship, Property, Congregational Outreach,
Congregational Resource, Life and Hospitality, Communications
and Public Relations, Church Archives, Ministry and Personnel,
and Board of Trustees.
|Chandelier from Victoria
|Table & Chair from Bonshaw
||Stained Glass Window
Wednesday Nov. 25, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Healing Energy Sessions offered
by the team at the church. Please call Rev. Karen to book a session.
Wednesday. Nov. 25, 7:30 pm. Unified Board Meeting
Thursday Nov. 26, 10:00 am. Bible Study - Praying with the Psalms.
Last Bible Study for the fall session.
Sunday Nov. 29, 10:30 pm. Service - 1st Sunday in Advent. Decorating
church for Christmas after the service. Receptionist: Joan MacDougall
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South Shore United Church Healing Ministry is offered by a caring
team of people, trained in the Healing Pathway prayer- and energy-based approach.
Healing Sessions will be offered Thursdays Jan & Feb 2016 at 7:15 &
8:00. To book a session or learn more about this approach to health and well-being
call Rev. Dr. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie 902-658-2863.
2nd Syria Refugee Appeal: The Canadian Government will
match individual donations between Sept. 12 and Dec. 31, 2015. Please
make cheques payable to South Shore United but mark Syria Relief
on the bottom of the cheque
November Food Donations go to Foodbank.
We will not be collecting food donations for the Food Bank in December. The
Giving Tree will be placed on the back table to hold donations. for the
milk and meal program at Englewood School.
"Gifts with a Vision" catalogues at back
Meditation" CD by Rev. Karen, produced by Nicolas Wilkie
is now available for $12.00. Please call church office to order
for Dizolve Laundry Sheets may
be placed anytime with Arlene at 658-2009
Grief Support Group. Thursdays from Oct. 22 - Dec. 10 from
3:30 - 5:30 pm. Held in the PCH Hospital led by Rev. Paul Wilkie. To register
Friday Dec. 4, 7:30 pm. Sorensen Family Concert "Once Upon
a Winter's Night". Music & Stories for the Christmas Season, for all
ages. Lunch afterwards. Admission is free-will offering to support the Sanctuary
Renewal Fund at the church.
Choir is now practing for the Christmas Eve Service. Practice
is Sunday mornings, 9:30 am sharp. All are invited to take part in this special
service, but you must be able to attend practices.
resumed on September 6, with registration and games to introduce the
first rotation: "Titles and Names for Jesus". Sunday School is held
for childern ages 4 and up, and nursery continues for children
up to 3 years. For children new to Sunday School please register with
the teachers. Please call 658-2863.
South Shore United Church, P.E.I.
Jesus called the twelve disciples together and gave them authority and
sent them out to preach and to heal. (Luke 9: 1-2)
Healing marked the ministry of all the apostles and was a vital expression
of care offered by early Christians to one another. (Healing From The Heart,
Rochelle Graham, Flora Litt, Wayne Irwin)
South Shore United Church through the Unified Board approved that Healing
Ministry be a part of the ministry Rev. Dr. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie offers
through this congregation. (May 22, 2008) As other individuals have become
trained in this field the Board approved that those with a minimum of Phase
1, working in teams, may share in this ministry.(September 24,2014)
What is Healing Ministry?
In a healing session touch and prayer are offered with the intent to facilitate
healing, inviting God’s love and spirit to work through the encounter to
assist the individual in moving toward wholeness, emotionally, physically,
spiritually and mentally.
The Healing Pathway Program developed through the Naramata Centre of the
United Church of Canada. The Program offers various phases of training,
by qualified Instructors, at various sites across Canada. Rev. Dr. Karen
MacLeod-Wilkie is presently training as an Instructor.
A Few Definitions
Health - is a fluid experience of wholeness, of balance and harmony.
It is a continuous process involving the ongoing interplay between the physical,
emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational aspects of the self.
It is affected also by an individual’s environment, family, social milieu,
national and global scene, and with nature itself.
Illness- is a lack of balance, lack of harmony, lack of wholeness.
Healing - is a process, guided by God, to restore balance and wholeness
of body, mind and spirit, not only within the individual but also within relationships,
community and creation.
Healer - is a person who learns and practices necessary skills so s/he
may be an instrument for the power and potential of God’s healing to work
Energy Field - in many cultures knowledge of the body’s energetic patterns
and life forces have been described since ancient times. By the 20th
century this became scientific fact. Every cell of our bodies and
in nature is surrounded by an electrodynamic field or life force.
A healer is able to detect, through touch or sight, imbalances or blockages
in the energy field.
Touch and Energy Based Treatments - are a contemporary form of ancient
healing practices such as Jesus used in the laying on of hands as a focus
to facilitate healing. The healer, being open and connected to God
through prayer, uses touch to assess, clear, and re-balance a client’s energy
field. Scientific study has shown the use of touch to be effective
in relieving pain, promoting relaxation, and enabling the body to self-heal
through the balancing of energies.
Touch and prayer based healing sessions are not meant to replace regular
medical treatment. These sessions are offered as an extra help in
your healing journey.
A Commitment of Care & Confidentiality
In offering healing ministry at South Shore United Church we assure anyone
who comes to us that we will maintain confidentiality in our interactions.
We covenant with you to offer the best of care possible, with God’s help,
through our prayerful efforts and the practice of our skills.
When do I come for a healing session?
You may come anytime. You do not need to be “unwell”. Prevention
is the key! Regular healing sessions help maintain and strengthen
your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Particular times a healing session might be helpful: before or after
surgery; when coping with an illness; times of stress or anxiety; in times
of transition; any time!
How do I book a healing session?
Please call the office 658-2863 and speak directly with Rev. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie
to arrange a time to meet with her. We have a room at the church which
is available through the week for healing work. We will also offer
evening sessions in the Howatt Memorial Hall. Watch the bulletin for specific
dates. Rev. Karen’s healing table is also portable so she can visit with
you in your home if that is preferable.
Learning More About Healing Ministry
Through a generous donation made to South Shore United Church’s Healing
Ministry we will have some books and resources available for anyone interested
in exploring this work in more depth. Also feel free to speak with Rev.
Karen anytime about this aspect of her ministry.
Giving Back - What do I pay?
Many people like to be able to express their gratitude for the time and
attention offered them in a healing session. One way to do this is to make
a financial donation to South Shore United Church to support this ongoing
ministry. To receive a charitable donation receipt simply place a cheque or
cash in an envelope on which you indicate your name and address.
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