Emmanuel United Church in Brampton, Ontario, Canada

By: Emmanuel United  09-12-2011
Keywords: church, Choir


We extend to you a warm welcome to our Sunday morning worship which commences at 11:00 a.m. (Summer services begin at 10:00 a.m.)  When entering the Church, you will be warmly met by one of our Greeters.  Our Greeters will answer any questions that you may have and show you our Welcome table which has information about the United Church and Emmanuel. We have installed monitors at the front of the sanctuary which display announcements before the service and you can follow the order of the service such as hymns, scripture etc. If you prefer to use the hymnbook, Voices United (VU) and the supplementary hymn book, More Voices (MV), instead of reading the screens, they are available in the pew racks.  Bibles are located at the end of each pew.  If you need hearing assist devices please ask the greeters for assistance.

Prior to the service, our Musical director, Colin Persad plays quiet, reflective music on the organ. The service begins with the entry of the Senior Choir. The announcements on the life and work of the church and upcoming events are shared.  Prayer, song, the reading of the scripture and sharing our gifts (offering) follows as well as a few minutes with the minister and the children. The last Sunday of each month, we have a bucket offering of small change (loonies and toonies) to support Regeneration and St. Andrew’s Food Bank which are local outreach projects. Canned food for the food bank is also collected on this Sunday.  

Music weaves its way through the service through hymns, musical responses and choir music. Once a month, our children/youth choir share their gift of music. The New Directions (alternative choir) participate in the worship twice a month. We are treated every Sunday to uplifting music by our senior choir before listening to a meaningful sermon from the Minister.  The service closes with a hymn and the blessing that sends us out to live faithfully in the days ahead.  

We meet after the service in the Church Hall for “Sip & Talk”, a time for refreshments and casual conversation. Please come and join us. All are welcome.

Children are always welcome during our services. If they become fussy, crayons & colouring materials are available in the Narthex to help Mom & Dad relax & enjoy the service. A supervised Nursery upstairs is available too.

Keywords: Choir, church