Community Living was created in order to provide community-based (non-institutional) opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Grace United Church leases its manse to Community Living Sarnia-Lambton as a home for their clients. The Grace United Church youth group also hosts Community Living dances multiple times per year.
The Inn provides services with dignity to those who are in need of food and shelter. The Inn is supported by the faith community, as well as Service Clubs, individuals, labour, industry and governments… All coming together, enabling The Inn to be the caring hands of the community. Grace United Church cooks meals, donates food, and provides financial support.
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada, the organization of choice for girls and women, makes a positive difference in the life of every girl and woman who experiences Guiding so she can contribute responsibly to her communities. It enables girls to be confident, resourceful and courageous, and to make a difference in the world. Several Girl Guide Units call Grace United Church their home.
Scouts have fun adventures discovering new things and experiences they wouldn’t discover elsewhere. Along the way they develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world. Scouts is the start of something great. It starts with Scouts. Grace United Church is home to a number of scouting groups.
The Circles™ Campaign promotes the vision to end poverty in the County of Lambton by: building intentional relationships across class and race lines, identifying barriers that keep people in poverty, implementing innovative solutions, creating effective partnerships to help families, and changing the goals of the system to support families and economic change. Several members of Grace United Church participate in circles, and help host gatherings.
AOTS is a men's service club that is affiliated with the United Church of Canada, but is open to all men on a broad ecumenical basis. AOTS aims to promote fellowship, deepen the spiritual life of men, and develop an effective program of Christian service. In fact, AOTS stands for "As One That Serves", which is taken from the statement by Christ: "I am among you as One that serves." (Luke 22.27). Grace United Church has an active group, which meets monthly at the church for breakfast.
Lambton Centre is the United Church sponsored camp for the Sarnia-Lambton region. The centre hosts summer camps, retreats, and also includes summer camping facilities. Many Grace United Church youth have participated in summer camp, with several serving as leaders. Church members have also participated in work days and fundraisers for the camp. Finally, Grace United Church provides financial support via Lambton Presbytery.
TOVA (Together Offering Volunteer Assistance) is a small group that raises money via bake sales, yard sales, etc. in support of various causes in the community. They also volunteer in support of other community organizations, such as the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Grace United Church often makes its large kitchen available to the group.
Sensei Jorge De Guzman teaches martial arts in many locations in Sarnia-Lambton. The gymnasium at Grace United Church serves as a dojo multiple nights per week.
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario is the voice of people living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Their purpose is to ease the burden and find a cure through support services, education, advocacy and research. The Sarnia-Lambton Parkinson’s Carepartner Support Group meets at Grace United Church monthly.
Group meetings are filled with lots of help for basic computer users who are just learning, or those who have been around for a while. It doesn’t matter what level you are today, there is always something to learn. The group offers learning the “easy way”, and meets at Grace United Church monthly.
As a non-governmental organization or (NGO) Rayjon is proud of their ability to partner with people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to design and to operate programs that provide a sense of empowerment and positive change, to assist people in our partner communities to reach their full potential. Grace United Church provides meeting space and financially supports Rayjon.
The BCC (Cy Giacomin, Artistic Director) performs eclectic programs of unaccompanied choral music. Find info on performances, workshops & recordings below! The choir practices at Grace United Church on a regular basis.
The Lambton Youth Choir features singers from grades four through college from twenty different elementary and secondary schools in Lambton County. Its goals are to: encourage growth of teamwork among young people, families, Lambton Youth Choir staff, and communities; provide opportunities for young people to assume roles of leadership and to develop their leadership skill; provide opportunities for young people to demonstrate consistent personal best; and realize our obligation to others by donating a portion of all collective monetary receipts to local, national, and international charities. The choir practices or performs at Grace United Church 3 to 4 times per year.
Pathways Health Centre for Children will deliver defined services to children, youth and young adults with physical, developmental and communication needs, to help them achieve their potential for a better quality of life.
The Alzheimer Society of Sarnia-Lambton is committed to providing quality services and support to people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementia and their caregivers through awareness, client/caregiver focus, utilization of resources, research and education.
A magazine covering issues both within and without the United Church of Canada.
The official national website of the United Church of Canada.
A regional level of governance within the United Church of Canada.
A local level of governance within the United Church of Canada.