As is usual, our Fall Season at Lawrence Park Community Church is shaping up to be both inspiring and fun! So, what’s up? Here’s the list:
The choir is back on Sept 10! After a great summer of soloists, we get to have the whole crowd back. If you love to sing, contact our Music Director, Mark Toews, for more information about our choir. His email is [email protected]
We do Sunday School and Youth Programs. You can find out here about the many LPCC activities that engage our younger members—from choirs to retreats to rock bands to Worship Leadership. On Sept 10 and 17 our leaders, Sharon MacDonald and DeeAnn Sagar, will have information tables in the church. You can register for Children’s or Youth activities on those Sundays.
Our big special event every fall is the Lawrence Park Art Show. In part, we do an art show to raise funds for the church and other charitable groups. But we also sponsor an Art Show because we believe that in order to flourish, spiritually and emotionally, we all need beauty in our lives. So join us for the gala opening on October 13 or just drop by to browse on October 14 or 15. Click here for complete details!
Canada’s First Nations have been in the news a lot over the past few years. The United Church is committed to having a just and harmonious relationship with the First Nations. To that end, on Saturday, October 28, members of LPCC will be visiting Six Nations on the Grand River near Brantford. We’ll see the Woodland Cultural Centre, their church, have lunch, and do a question and answer period. Then, on Sunday October 29, Rev. Norm Casey, a Mi’kmaq priest, will lead worship at LPCC to tie what we learned together. After the service, we’ll have a community luncheon.
On November 12, our youth will be taking the lead in planning the worship service. They’ve asked that we examine the reality of religious extremism. So, we will! And, as is usual on these “All In,” Sundays, we’ll have a luncheon (this one is a pot luck!) after. On November 26 we’ll have a Christmas Market after church. It’s a great place to buy stocking stuffers!
December is always a special month for the special services we have at LPCC. On December 10, the youth and children are putting on a Christmas Pageant! If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 16 who would like to participate in an acting, producing, or singing role, contact Sharon McDonald at [email protected] But that isn’t all. On Wednesday, Dec. 13, we put on a beautiful Christmas Luncheon for all our retired members and their friends. The luncheon begins with a brief time of worship and communion. On Sunday, Dec 17, we’ll have a traditional Service of Lessons and Carols. Finally, on Christmas Eve, we’ll have a family service at 10:30 am, and a candlelight communion service at 11 pm. All these services are going to be notable for their beautiful music and our legendary LPCC hospitality.
We have a saying here at LPCC that goes like this: “If you can join us, we’re glad; if you can’t, we bless you.” So join us for one of these events, or all of them! We’d love to see you.