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Welcome January 
– Happy Winter

Mustard Seed Prayer group will be held at Emmanuel United 534 George Street N – 9:00 am Sunday mornings.

Services are @ 10:30 a.m.

Come share with us.

You can read our weekly announcements page, bulletin and the calendar (below), here on the website; You can also check out our Facebook page.  

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs. from 9 – 2. Closed Fridays


For more information contact Arlene Gray

Worship with us Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

GSUC Welcome

Literal? Progressive? Traditionalist? Skeptic? Humanist?
You are welcome at Emmanuel United Church.

From the Minister:
I invite you to celebrate with us in our worship and in our mission.  We re an Affirming congregation:  one that celebrates the unique gifts members of the Rainbow community offer;  we are focused on community service;  we embrace the new and the unknown.  Welcome!

The American church historian, the late Phyllis Tickle, has written that the Church experiences dramatic change every five hundred years:  from the time of Jesus to the Dark Ages;  from five hundred until the Schism between the Church of the East and of the West;  from the time of the Schism until the reformation;  and the reformation until now. 

We don’t know yet what the new shape of the Church will be, but we do know that it will not stay the same.  There are those who long for the ‘good old days’, of the 50’s and 60’s, when there were full sanctuaries and Sunday Schools.  Those days are long past:  we have a new demographic and, I believe, a new mission.  The United Church of Canada has experienced profound change nationally, in our new structure and locally:  Emmanuel United Church was created by the amalgamation of St. Andrew’s United Church and George Street United Church.  If orange is the new black, then change is the new norm.

We have a choice:  we complain that things are changing, or we can embrace the energy from that change to help shape what the new mission of the Church will look like.

I believe that change is a good thing:  it demonstrates the dynamic of the Holy working in our lives calling us into new life, into a new resurrection.  We are called to roll the stone away.

Rev. Donaldson Uhryniw


10 Thoughts on “HOME”

  • I have to say that as a person who once loved George St United Church, I am.saddened by the name change. It has always been a fine congregation of people that are a true part of Peterborough history. Change for the sake of change makes no sense. I love what the congregation stands for and love the new outlook of the united church. I am not however a fan of trying to obliterate history while change occurs. George St united had a long history associated with the name. It saddened have to do a search to actually confirm that MY church had become something else.

  • Proud to be a part of a church that welcomes the homeless. Let’s all help, if only to say a friendly hello as we walk by. Volunteers to hand out snacks would also be appreciated.

  • Proud to be a church that welcomes the homeless! Let’s all try to make them feel welcome and supported by our congregation. Volunteers would be welcome to hand out snacks in the afternoons.

  • Hi there. I had heard in the past that you offered a free Christmas dinner? I am gathering info for low income learners at my workplace. Please let me know. Thanks in advance!

  • I am the Resident Program Manager at Extendicare/Lakefield and we are looking for a United Church Minister to do a United Church service here in the nursing home once a month. The service just needs to be very short- not even 30 minutes at the most! This is the only denomination missing in our Pastoral care spiritual support program.
    If you can help or know of someone (retired even) that would be interested in this opportunity please let me know.

    thanks Leisa

    • There are retired ministerial at Trinity United church. Maybe one of them would be interested. I will forward your message to one of our retired ministers and see if she is interested. Thanks

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