May 18, 2019 ~ Down East Night


Hampton United Church’s


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SATURDAY May 18, 2019

6 p.m. Pot-luck Supper

7:30p.m. A Musical Evening

Free-will offering

Anyone interested in sharing in the program contact:
Barb Norrish — 905-579-2320

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2018 Christmas Carol Celebration

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Christmas Carol Celebration
Hampton United Church
was held on
Sunday December 9th, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Nothing puts one in the mood for Christmas more than a wonderful evening of Christmas Carols for our listening and singalong enjoyment followed by refreshments downstairs in the C.E. Wing.

Below is a short video from the evening as the congregation joined in singing “O come, O Come Emmanuel.”




Below is a list of who performed.

From our own church . . . .

Hampton United Church Choir

Led by our choir director Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.  Jennifer can be seen accompanying Jonathan Garaedian in the video, from another occassion, seen below.

Bells of Blessing

Hampton United Church Bells of Blessing directed by Janet Ward.

. . . .and our Special Guests for the evening were:

Northminster United Church Choir

Oshawa, Ontario

Ashton McMaster, Organist/ Choir Director, Ashton is well known in Oshawa through managing Walter’s Music Store in the mall. He has also been an organist at many churches in and around Oshawa.

Westminster United Church Sr. Choir

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Led by choir director Margaret Motum. Margaret is a retired high school music teacher and active Montessori music teacher. A sought after accompanist, she plays the piano, organ, leads the choir, and yes writes music. She has had hymns chosen for the United Church hymn book. Margaret leads SALT, their worship praise team, the Sr. Choir and is involved with youth and children’s music events.Westminister United Church Choir

Jonathan GarabedianJonathan Garabedian

3rd Violinist in Winnipeg Symphony
North York, Ontario

Below is a video of  Jonathan being accompanied by our choir director Jennifer Pearce-Chambers.  Under that is Jonathan’s bio.

Jonathan’s Bio
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Toronto, Jonathan began to play the violin at the age of seven.  Having a love to perform from a young age, he gave his first solo recital at the age of eleven. Jonathan credits his artistic influences to the following teachers: Raisa Magarshak, Jeewon Kim, Paul Zafer, and Ilya Kaler. He has also participated in master classes for Joseph Silverstein, Martin Beaver, David Zafer, Berent Korfker, Claude Richard, Elizabeth Wallfisch, as well as the Vermeer, Tokyo, Turtle Island, and Avalon String Quartets. He has performed with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Canada, USA, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Hungary, Ukraine, and Serbia. He has also been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the only program of its kind affiliated with a major American orchestra, as well as the North Bay Symphony, National Academy Orchestra of Canada, Orchestra London Canada, Toronto Concert Orchestra, and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Jonathan has had the privilege of collaborating with conductors and musicians such as Yo-Yo Ma, Ricardo Muti, Jaap van Zweden, Carlos Miguel Prieto, John Nelson, and Alain Trudel, to name a few.

Jonathan earned a masters degree in violin performance from DePaul University School of Music in Chicago and also received a bachelors degree in violin performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. During the summers he has participated in the Brott Music Festival, Orchestre de la Francophonie, and Camp Musical des Laurentides. Jonathan is passionate to share his love of music with people of all ages and backgrounds and has performed solo recitals in Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He is also an enthusiastic teacher and has been on faculty at the JVL Summer School for Performing Arts as well as teaching in his private studio and preparing students for the Royal Conservatory of Music exams.


2018 Community Luncheon

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Soup & Sandwich

Sponsored by Hampton Women United

Open to anyone who would like to join us.

When: Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Where: Hampton United Church C. E. Wing

Speaker:   Detective Constable Martin Franssen, DRPS, Fraud Unit

Please RSVP to Janis Rottine 905-263-2058 or
Wilma Kantor 905-263-2645 if you plan to attend.

Freewill offering will be appreciated to assist with costs.

2018 Christmas Craft Show & Bake Sale

Another successful Christmas Craft Show and Bake Sale

Due in thanks to ……

  • Everyone who attended the 2018 Christmas Craft Show & Bake Sale, thanks for coming out and supporting the church and area vendors!

  • All who made donations to the food table, silent auction and penny auction.
  • Those volunteers who donated their time by making crafts, setting-up, managing the different areas, and the clean-up crew, we couldn’t have done it without you.
  • Also, special thanks to the vendors who brought their wonderful handmade items.

Below are a couple of snapshots from that day.


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5454 Old Scugog Road, Hampton, Ontario
was held on
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00PM


Bake Table
Silent Auction
Bazaar Table
Granny’s Attic
Children’s Table
Jingle Bell Café
New & Repeat Vendors

2018 Clemy Classic

Thanks to …. everyone who helped to make the 2018 Clemy Classic Golf Tournament a success! 

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hosted by
Hampton United Church

Friday, September 28, 2018

at Stone Henge Golf Course
3033 Taunton Road, Bowmanville

Registration 1:30 p.m.

Best Ball Format          2:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

Includes 9-hole round of golf, roast beef dinner at Hampton United Church following the tournament, ability awards, putting contest, silent auction, prizes for all participants.

Golf & Dinner    $80.00

*Dinner Only       $20.00

(*for spouses and family of golfers and volunteers)


Call Don Dair 905-263-8886 for reservations,
payment required to guarantee your spot(s).

Spots are filling up fast ~ make your reservations today!


Also, actively searching out prize donors and sponsors. 

If you can help us out with either sponsorship or a prize donation please call either:
Barb Pokorski 905-263-8359, John Payne 905-263-8232 or Don Dair 905-263-8886.

Thank you and God Bless.

2018 Festival of Faith

Festival of Faith Widget GraphicThe United Church of Canada’s 43rd General Council

The 43rd General Council of The United Church of Canada ran from  July 21 ~ 27th, 2018 at DurhamCollege / University of Ontario Institute of Technology, in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. The theme was “Risking Faith, Daring Hope.”

It kicked of with the Festival of Faith ~ July 21 & 22.

Both Eldad and Hampton United Churches attended the Opening Worship Service on Sunday, July 22.  Our own Rev Ned was honoured to be asked to assist with communion, below photo shows Rev Ned (he’s in the grey stripped shirt) heading off to his assigned area.

Rev Ned assisting with Communion at GC43 July 22, 2018

If you were unable to attend the Opening Worship Service and would like to view it, you can watch it below.

2018 Spring is here!

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Geraniums – everyone was invited to bring a geranium plant(s) on Mother’s Day in honour/memory of their Mother/Grandmother. Upon arrival plant stakes and cards where available to write who was being honoured and inserted into the plant. Then you placed your plant in a window or at the front of the church — after May 24th they would be planted in the church flower beds and planters by Barb and Karen.

Spring Clean-Up

Spring clean-up day took place inside and outside the church.  Notice the front door,  the metal railings and flower urns were all given a fresh coat of paint. Sidewalks were weeded and edged. Windows inside and out were cleaned. A new container was placed at the back entrance to hide the recycling and garbage containers earlier in the month. The list goes on and on….

Thanks to everyone who came out and added their elbow grease to the project, many hands make light work!

As you can see by the photos below the end results make the church a place that invites you in.