Adult Programs and Activities

MELVILLE  SPIRIT CIRCLES

The purpose of the spirit circle is to provide aid and support in the individual’s spiritual journey as participants strive to embody the ideals demonstrated by Jesus.

Melville’s Spirit Circle began under the leadership of Andre Auger from Harcourt United and his daughter Jen Auger, Youth Leader at Melville.  The current group of seven or eight adults meets every second Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Melville United Church in the Beatty Parlour.  This self-guided group shares their spiritual journeys with each other in a safe supportive atmosphere.

Anyone interested in joining a circle, or starting a new one please contact our office at 519 843 1781 or by email secretary@melvilleunited.com .

SUNDAY MORNING SPIRIT CIRCLE

Spirit Circles join periodically on Sundays after the worship service to discuss the sermon topic or other issues that are deemed appropriate for circle discussion.  These are announced in the bulletin or at announcement time during the service.  Anyone interested in the discussion topic is invited to grab a coffee and join the circle.

SPIRITUALITY FOR MEN

The first session on “Spirituality for Men” was led by Andre Auger. The participants met at 7:30 PM at the home of one our members.

U.C.W. (United Church Women)

The purpose of the U.C.W. is: to unite women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study and service.

Melville U.C.W. has three units each meeting monthly. Each meeting usually has a short worship time and possibly a speaker on a topic of interest to the group.  There is also a social fellowship time.

Unit Faith meets the fourth Monday at 2:00 PM.

Unit Grace meets the last Tuesday of the month at 2:00 PM.

Unit Joy meets the third Tuesday at 7:00 PM.

Anyone interested in more information or wishing to join, please contact or the church office at 519 843 1781 or by email secretary@melvilleunited.com

QUILTERS OF MELVILLE

Quilters gather each Tuesday at 9:00 AM  at Melville United Church in the Heritage Hall to quilt.  They have a coffee break at about 10:30 at which time Show and Tell might take place but there is always friendly fellowship. The quilters bring a lunch and eat around noon, then quilt until 2:00 PM.

If you are interested in joining, come anytime.  If you wish to learn how to quilt, we are willing to help you.  For more information contact our office at 519 843 1781 or by email secretary@melvilleunited.com or just drop in on a Tuesday. Also if you wish to just join the group for lunch you are welcome.  The quilters supply the tea and coffee.

FRIDAY MORNING COFFEE HOUR

This is a time of fellowship, conversation and refreshment for members of the church community and friends.  All are welcome.  Coffee hour is held at Melville United Church in the Beatty Parlour between 10:00 and 11:00 AM every Friday.

MEN’S HOCKEY

A group of men from Melville along with some from the wider community meets every Sunday evening at 10:00 PM from September until early April at the Fergus Sportsplex for pick up hockey. The team has some talented players, some not- so- talented players, and some young at heart.  It is good fun and exercise.  If you are interested in joining or want further detail, at 519 843 1781 or by email secretary@melvilleunited.com

Friday Craft Night

Under the leadership of the U.C.W., some like-minded crafters meet the last Friday night of the month, to craft (knitting, crochet, scrapbooking, beading etc) or to just sit and drink tea and discuss the life and work of Melville. This is a very informal gathering, but one that meets the needs of some who want to have a “Friday night out”!! We meet from 7:00 PM– 10:00 PM and that is about as formal as it gets. If you are interested in joining this group please contact our office at 519 843 1781 or by email secretary@melvilleunited.com.