There are many ways to get involved, as a volunteer for a single task, a committee member or a participant in a social group or event. All are welcome in this place.

Service Opportunities

Administrative Helpers

Administrative helpers do anything from folding worship services to stuffing envelopes. Many hands make light work.

Contact: Church Office – office@islingtonunited.org

Caring Friends

Caring Friends assist those experiencing illness, recovering from an operation or accident or having a difficult time by providing meals and transportation.

Contact: Church Office – office@islingtonunited.org

Children/Youth Supporters

Supporters of the children and youth ministry play with children in the Sunday Toddler Ministry, and serve as trained door people and storytellers in the Sunday Godly Play children and youth circles.

Contact: Michelle Reece – michelle@islingtonunited.org

Friday Knitters' Group

All are welcome at a weekly knitting group held on Fridays from 10:00 am – noon. This group makes a variety of garments for charity as well as prayer shawls. We always make room for more knitters to join.

Contact: Mary Bradley – 416-231-4349

Gardeners

All ages are welcome to help care for the Giving Garden. Duties include watering, weeding, planting, harvesting and cleanup.

Contact: Steve Tower – stowers@rogers.com

Greeters and Ushers

Greeters and ushers provide a warm welcome and assistance at Sunday morning services.

Greeters: Barbara Spearin – bjspearin@rogers.com 
Ushers: John Page – itsjohnpage@gmail.com

Out of the Cold Servers

Volunteers from Islington United provide a hot supper for the homeless in the community, hosted by All Saints Anglican Church, on two Fridays between November and April.

Contact: Bill Drinnan – wdrinnan@icloud.com

Photographers

We are in need of skilled photographers to take high quality photos for our print and digital materials. If you have a good eye and would be willing to take photos of an event, we’d love to hear from you.

Contact: Peggy Sheffield – psheffield@rogers.com

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Individuals receive a pattern and wool and either knit or crochet prayer shawls according to their own pace.

Contact: Gayle Little – gvlittle@rogers.com

Readers

Readers’ Guild members take turns presenting the scripture at Sunday morning services. If you have a passion for scripture, this may be a good fit.

Contact: May Hutzel – maycares@rogers.com

Refugee Support

This group coordinates the year-long sponsorship of a family immigrating to Canada, by planning, fundraising, advocacy and hands-on support.

Contact: Dennis Bradley – dennis-bradley@hotmail.com

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry trains lay persons to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centred care to people who are hurting. Training takes place annually.

Contact: Rev. Maya Landell – maya@islingtonunited.org

Committees and Teams

Arts and Environment

The Arts and Environment Committee is a fun group that embellishes the Church and  Sanctuary for the liturgical seasons of the Church Year. All are welcome and encouraged to join our team – no experience necessary.

Contact: Jackie Blackwell – jackieblackwell@rogers.com

Communications

The Communications Committee is responsible for the timely and accurate communication of all matters – hard copy and digital, including the website – pertaining to church life.

Contact: Peggy Sheffield – psheffield@rogers.com

Communion

The Communion Committee prepares the elements for monthly communion service. A calm approach and steady hand are helpful in this role.

Contact: Ian McPherson – cmcpherson@rogers.com

Facilities

The Facilities Committee oversees the planning, maintenance and repair of our church home. Those who understand any of these areas are welcome.

Contact: Bob Shirer – bob@rjshirer.com

Finance

The Finance Committee helps the Treasurer by providing analysis and administration, completing projects, and offering advice and expertise.

Contact: Helen Delaney – treasurer@islingtonunited.org

Fundraising

The Fundraising Committee is actively involved in planning, organizing and running several annual fundraising activities.

Contact: Val Greenfield – valgreenfield50@gmail.com

Hospitality

The Hospitality Team believes Christian hospitality is an integral part of church life. We welcome anyone who would like to help with meal planning, food buying and preparation and food serving.

Contact: Isla Grady – isla.grady@sympatico.ca

Library

The Library Committee helps to acquire, review, and catalogue items for our expanding library ministry. The committee meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 10:00 am from September to June. 

Contact: Lynn Morrison – lynn.morrison@rogers.com

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Committee is responsible for coordinating and managing all pastoral care ministries within the Church. Members play a direct role in the development and maintenance of pastoral care initiatives.

Contact: Jack Grady – jgrady@sympatico.ca

Worship and Music

The Worship and Music Committee works in close consultation with the Ministerial Team to develop innovative, inspirational and meaningful forms of worship.

Contact: Elsa van Vliet – elsamvanvliet@gmail.com

Social Groups

Art Club

Children aged one to grade six are welcome to drop in on a Thursday from 5:45 to 6:45 pm for an art class led by a professional artist. Cost is by donation.

Contact: Michelle Reece – michelle@islingtonunited.org

Basketball

Drop-in basketball takes place on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Youth and young adults are welcome to check it out any time.

Contact: Michelle Reece – michelle@islingtonunited.org

Bridge

Join us Tuesdays at 1:00 pm for a friendly game of cards and some great fellowship. All skill levels are welcome.

Contact: Church Office – office@islingtonunited.org

Choirs

Singers of all ages and experience are invited to participate in the Junior, Youth, Senior and/or Handbell Choirs.

Contact: Jason Locke – jason@islingtonunited.org

Curling

All are welcome to join us for a friendly game of curling with a great group of people. We meet at 10:00 am on select Saturday mornings, October to March.

Contact: Church Office – office@islingtonunited.org

Good Company

A fellowship group where singles and couples come together for outings and events to explore our community, celebrate life and have a lot of fun.

Contact: Church Office – office@islingtonunited.org

United Church Women

United Church Women (UCW) offers fellowship and opportunities to explore faith for all women of the congregation.

Contact: Lynda Sharpe – kgsharpe@sympatico.ca

Youth Group

Youth Group is for those in Grades 7 to 12. We meet in the Youth Room on Thursdays (September to June) from 6:45 to 8:00 pm fun, food and fellowship.

Contact: Michelle Reece – michelle@islingtonunited.org