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The mission of Gladwin Heights United Church, an inclusive and dynamic community of the United Church of Canada, is to grow spiritually and proclaim Christian Faith through worship and service.

 

 

PROGRAMS

Church Programs

Faith formation

Christian Development and Education Coordinator: Lyn Warmerdam

  Sunday School-meets during Sunday worship and sometimes participates in the service.

  TaG Youth Group-joint Trinity and Gladwin youth group. Leader: Samuel Glasgow

  Bible Study-meets Wednesday morning to study the lectionary readings and develop a deeper understanding of scripture and how it pertains to our lives today.

  God Experiences-meets for spiritual practice and fellowship on some Tuesday evenings.

  Meditation-song, reading and contemplation Tuesdays 5:00 to 5:30 pm

  Strenghtening the Branches

  Book Studies

Fellowship

  UCW-United Church Women is a source of pastoral care and outreach for others and raises funds for many projects. One focus is the `Warm Zone`, a dropin centre for women. They also support the dinner group which provides dinners for the hungry and homeless at Calvin Presbyterian Church.

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Fall Fair-The church members have put on a fall fair in September for the last 15 years. It includes crafts, baking, cookies, jewellery, timeless treasures, country kitchen, garage sale, garden centre, cards & candy, books, children's boutique, and pie and coffee from the kitchen with pancake breakfasts and hotdog/hamburger lunches provided by TEAM.

  Gathering of Women-This group meets informally for special projects and an annual Women's Retreat at Naramata.

  T.E.A.M. (Totally Effective Active Men)-enjoys many social activities like fishing trips, athletic events, barbeques...

  Mens Breakfast Club

Pastoral Care & Outreach

Coordinator: Arlene Kropp

  Hospital Visiting Team-members from Gladwin and Trinity Memorial visit United Church people in the acute care hospital and the continuing care facilities.

  First United Church Mission-special support for the work of this Vancouver inner city mission.

  Food Bank/Christmas Bureau-collections for the local food bank with special appeals at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  Sandwich Group-every third Wednesday members meet with others from the Baha'i community to make sandwiches for those in need which are distributed through Cyrus Centre and Street Hope.

  Peardonville House-a recovery and treatment center for women. Each Valentines, the Gathering of Women's group fills gift bags for the residents.

  Healing Pathway-gathers on Thursday evenings to practice and once a month offers healing services to the congregation.

  Cultus Lake Church Camp

  Naramata Centre

 

Community Programs Supported by Gladwin Members

  Gleaners

  Hospice

  Abbotsford Area GoGos-Raising awareness and funds to support the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign email: abbygogos@gmail.com or call 604-856-4627