~ Annual Outdoor Service & Picnic
Most years is held on the last Sunday of July, the congregations (Hampton & Eldad) gather at the shelter in Solina Park for an outdoor service.
The service usually includes communion and is followed by a potluck lunch.
All are Welcome and the service starts at 10:00 am (check calendar to confirm next date.)
In 2018 in place of the picnic we will be joining the GC43 (The United Church of Canad’s 43rd General Council) opening worship @ 10 a.m. held at UOIT Durham College Oshawa!
~ Community Luncheon
Our thank you to the community for supporting the church throughout the year.
Held @ the Church twice a year, generally in April and October (check calendar to confirm next date, if not noted below.)
Oct 18 (Thursday) – Hampton Community Luncheon @ Hampton U.C., 12 noon. All welcome! Speaker TBD.
~ Down East Night
Down East Night is a great evening of music and entertainment held at Hampton United Church in the C.E. wing.
Begins with a Pot Luck Supper at 6:00 P.M. followed by an evening of Music and Entertainment provided by the Geisberger families and friends. Freewill offering to support the Church.
Anyone wanting to share their talents is invited to participate in the program. Contact Barb Norrish at 905 579-2320.
Check calendar for future dates, if not noted below.
Last date took place on May 19, 2018.
~ Euchre Club
Wednesday evenings – 7:00 pm Hampton United Church in the C.E.Wing (September – July).
The euchre club meets weekly for an enjoyable evening of cards and fellowship. There is a small charge for participating and participants bring a potluck snack for the end of the evening. The majority of funds raised are donated to the church. This group is open to anyone who is interested in a night of cards and you are welcome to come once, or once in a while or every Wednesday.
History: The Euchre Club has been meeting for approximately 30 years. They met initially at the Hampton Community Hall for the first couple of months, then to keep costs down moved to the gym at M.J. Hobbs School for approximately a year. The next and final move was to Hampton United Church where they continue to meet in the church’s C.E. Wing. No program runs without people to organize, set-up, and run the evening. So thanks go out to the following people who have shared in that roll over the years: Muriel Yeo, Ruth Farrow, Wilma Kantor, Vivian Barrett, Laura Zych, Barb Cochrane, and currently Glenn & Carlene Croucher.
For further information, you can contact Glen or Carlene at 905-263-8275.
~ Men’s Breakfast
Meets the fourth Sunday of every month at 7:45 in the morning. The breakfast is rotated between Eldad and Kedron United Churches.
*Check the Calendar Page under “Month” for the next meeting location and details.
The running of the Men’s Breakfast is rotated as well between Eldad and Kedron United Churches. There is always a speaker or some event and it is usually fairly well attended. All men are welcome and once a year at the May breakfast the ladies are invited to join the group.
For more information contact: Bob Blackburn 905-404-9864 / email@example.com.
~ Mom’s & Tots Playgroup
Fridays – 9:00 am – 11:00 am, meet at Hampton United Church in the C.E. Wing – through double backdoors.
*Note: During the spring the program is run outdoors (weather permitting) and meeting locations will vary, so contact Kim directly during this time for details.
9:00 to 11:00 is free play time. At 10:30 every week we clean up and have a social snack/lunch time where all the kids eat together. Parents are responsible for bringing peanut free food and drinks for their children.
Mom and Tots playgroup for preschool children is run by Kim Hughes. If anyone wants to help out (even if it’s only one Friday a month) or wants more information contact Kim via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (905) 441-5747.
(Note: pictured below is the set-up for the Friday we took some photos, but the set-up changes on a regular basis, so there’s always something different for the kids to explore!)
Ready to play, just waiting for the little ones to arrive!
There are a number of other activities at the church, but they do not occur at the same time every month/year, so please check out the “Calendar Page” for a list of current events taking place at the church.