Church Service & Sunday School - Sundays 10 AM
We are a friendly, rural, small town kind of church. Our services consist of a mix of contemporary and traditional styles. We are an amalgamated congregation that is blessed with differing strengths. The Thamesville United Church Pastoral Charge originally was a three point charge consisting of the smaller communities of Croton and Kent Bridge, as well as the Village of Thamesville and immediate surrounding area. We strive to exceed accessibility standards for all persons. Should you have a specific concern regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact us to address any concerns you may have.
To grow together in the faith of Jesus Christ and share our faith with others through action, teaching, service, and to maintain a place to carry on this growth. (TUC 2006)
All youth are welcome to join us for a variety of programming. Our growing number of youth enjoy activities geared towards teaching children/youth the lessons brought to us by Jesus. As we grow, we are seeking dedicated individuals to join our Youth education ministry. If you would like to know more, and would like to get involved, please contact our church for more information.
Clubs and Organizations
Thamesville United Church Drama / TUChD
TUChD was originally started to help offset the cost of rebuilding and paying off the mortgage of the Thamesville United Church Sanctuary.
The first play was One Foot in Heaven presented the spring of 1999 with 2 dinner theaters, 1 Matinee and 3 shows. In the fall of 2000 Bless me Father was presented and the mail order list was started. The plays continued one or two a year with a cast of 7 to 19 actors. With each play more interest was created and the performance grew. In the fall of 2007 8 dinner theaters and a matinee were completely sold out by the mail order list. In the spring of 2008 a constitution was drawn up for the TUChD as the original reason for starting had been completed.
TUChD shall be a self-governing component of Thamesville United Church operating specifically under the oversight of the Thamesville United Church Board.
Purpose: TUChD is to bless participants, audience and recipients by presenting plays with or without meals so as to raise funds to be used to continue to upgrade and renovate the facilities of Thamesville United Church, to support the various ministries of Thamesville United Church and to donate to worthy causes as determined by the TUChD membership.
As the plays continue to grow in numbers local churches and organizations were invited to cook and serve meals. Over the years we have helped Fairfield Museum, Kenesserie Camp, Mozambique Aid, MRI, NeighbourLink, Thamesville Sertoma, Women’s Crisis Center, Thamesville Schools Snack/ Breakfast Programs, United Way Backpack Program, VON Kids Circle, C-K Hospice. This list is only a few of people and organizations that have benefited from our plays.
These plays are a huge commitment and hours of work but many hands make it easier. The fun, fellowship and outreach makes them all worth it.
AOTS ( As One That Serves )
Our men’s group meets the last Sunday of the month at 8:00 a.m.
When the Men’s Group meets, our meetings are on the last Sunday of the month, (but not in July and August). It is a breakfast meeting held in our Fellowship Hall at 8:00 a.m. and includes time for fellowship, discussions, and on occasion, a guest speaker. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and there is plenty of opportunity for fellowship with both old and new friends.
Our meetings are open to all men who would like to join us.
Events that the AOTS Group hosts at the church include the following:
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, Easter Sunrise Breakfast,
June Yard Sale & Barbeque, and December Breakfast with Santa
Community Outreach projects that we have supported financially include the following:
Kenesserie Camp, UCC Mission & Service Fund, Salvation Army, Sertoma Golf Tournament (Hole-In-One), Thamesville Sertoma Club, T.I.A. Splash Pad, and the Women’s Shelter Crisis Centre
Aims of the AOTS Men’s Group
- To be an arm of the Church reaching out in Christian Fellowship to all men.
- To deepen the spiritual life of men and to lead them to an understanding of the work and witness of the Church, that, through commitment to Christ, they may fulfill the Ministry to which they are called in the home, in daily work, in the community and in the world.
- To encourage and promote effective Christian Service.
- To give encouragement and practical assistance to work among the youth of the church and community.
Thamesville United Church is a founding member of Chatham-Kent NeighbourLink which is legally known as Christian Faith in Action Assisted services of Chatham-Kent. Simply stated our goal is to bring church families together to assist those in need. NL does not duplicate existing services if there is help already available, we will link families or persons to the existing services. Where there are gaps in community services NeighbourLink seeks to provide practical help.
- Put People first: because they are created and loved by God
- Relieve suffering: in any form but particularly of those struggling with poverty believing that Jesus calls us to do so
- Work together: as the church of Jesus Christ with all those who desire to help
NeighbourLink Mission: Connect people in need with people who can help.
- We give Christ-followers a practical opportunity to demonstrate God’s love by responding to the needs of our neighbour.
NeighbourLink Vision: The community energized by the church in action!
The biggest needs are furniture and deliveries, food and food issues and rides to DR appointments, groceries, bank etc.
We are committed to relieving the suffering of the poor. We value people because they are loved by God.
UCW Unit 1
Our Unit is composed of older members of UCW with an average attendance of eight. We are unable to take on large projects but enjoy the fellowship of being together in worship and study. NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.We: look after our allocation and give to Mission and Services. provide memorials for all church members. give money to Good-Will for cards & etc. help support Bible School. cater to small groups – lunches and meals. assist Unit 2 with funeral lunches. tackle small projects – saving pennies and birthday box. give to Women’s Crisis Centre, food bank and Sertoma for Christmas boxes. give to the school’s breakfast program. assist Unit 2 with pie making and making cole slaw. look after purchasing The Upper Room for those who wish to use it. assist the Church Board financially when needed. help in smaller acts for the everyday things that keep a Church running.
UCW Unit 2
As we work to serve our Lord, our Church and our community, we laugh and cry together, but most of all, we enjoy each other’s support and friendship. We: donate money and items to the food bank, Women’s Crisis Centre, Sertoma, Neighbour Link, Samaritan’s Purse, Haiti, etc. collect pennies to sponsor a child through “Compassion” merrily work in the kitchen making pies, dinners, lunches, coleslaw, etc. assist in Church projects operate the “Wee Shop” at Christmas help decorate the Church for Christmas give money to the Board of Stewards
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