About Our Church

About Our Church

Our Belief

We believe in God the Father, Creator and Sovereign of everything; God the Son, sent to us as Jesus of Nazareth; and God the Spirit, the one who gives us forgiveness, new life and grace. We nurture and spread this belief through public worship and various outreach initiatives.

Our Fellowship

We care for those within the fellowship through pastoral visiting, the neighbouring program, the weekly coffee hour, various social events, the varied activities of the United Church Women and the work of the Church Council through its various committees. While our dedicated staff serves many core functions, congregational members also play a large role in achieving our goals of fellowship and service.

A Spiritual Oasis

We are a spiritual oasis for many different kinds of people with a common need for Christian faith, hope and love.  We welcome  those exploring Christianity. Our congregation comes from a  variety of personal backgrounds and life experiences.  Here many receive the saving touch of Jesus Christ, which expresses itself in faith, fellowship and service.

Our Congregation

The Streetsville United Church congregation is made up of individuals of various ages and walks of life. Each comes with their own story of why they attend church and specifically, why they attend Streetsville United. Read more about what brings people to worship and become involved in the life of Streetsville United.

Church Council Members

Our Ministry Leadership

Minister

Rev. Joe Hopkins

Joe Hopkins has been the minister of Streetsville United Church since October of 2022. Joe tries to lead the various facets of the church by three principles: authenticity, passion, and grace. Joe stays authentic by drawing on his upbringing and ordination in the United Methodist Church in central Pennsylvania (no taking the mountain boy out of him). Joe kindles his passions by enjoying the great outdoors through canoeing, cycling, and running; expressing himself musically through blowing a trumpet, strumming a guitar, and singing in the choir; and exploring this big, beautiful world and his new Canadian home with his wife. And Joe recognizes his everyday need of grace—the immeasurable power of God’s love—as he journeys with God’s people as a follower of Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ.

Joe’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in psychology and Spanish from Bucknell University, a master of divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary, and continuing education in new ways of gathering at the church. His professional background includes jobs in theatre tech, labour organizing, campus ministry, hospice chaplaincy, and landscaping (not necessarily in that order). Joe has led three churches prior to Streetsville United, including two United Methodist congregations in Pennsylvania and one in the West End of Toronto.

Joe lives in Mississauga with his wife and two cats. And he really likes coffee.

Music Director and Organist

Miyun (Michelle) Chung

Streetsville United Church is honoured to have Michelle Chung as our Music Director.

Michelle is a professional pianist and organist who sees her talent as an honour to God and a blessing to our church and community.

Michelle received her Bachelor of Musical Arts from the University of Western Ontario. She brings a wealth of experience as a piano teacher, musical accompanist for various instruments, and as a vocalist in choirs from a young age.

Michelle’s passion for teaching, singing and performing church music strongly supports the ministry of music at Streetsville United. We are blessed to have her with us Sunday by Sunday.

History

For nearly two hundred years, we have been ministering to the spiritual needs of our Streetsville and Meadowvale communities. Established as the Methodist Church for Streetsville in 1820 and joining the United Church in the union of 1925,  Streetsville United Church has grown with the Streetsville community to remain a vital contributor to the spiritual renewal of its membership.

The present sanctuary was dedicated in 1876 with additions coming in 1951 (offices) and 1964 (Christian Education wing to which an elevator was added in 1984).

  • Major renovations occurred in the 1992-1994 period to repair several problems,
  • in the spring of 2003 a new ‘digital pipe’ organ was installed in the sanctuary.
  • In the summer of 2009 we installed a 35-year shingle roof over the sanctuary,
  • in memoria donations have provided us with the seed funds for:
    • replacement of all the windows throughout the church and CE wing with double pane, insulating windows that have reduced our energy footprint significantly.
    • installation of insulated sliding doors at the Queen Street entrance and lower hall entrance
    • renovation of the parking lot in 2015 to higher drainage and surface standards
    • replacement of the flat roof covering over the Christian Education wing and narthex during the summer of 2019

Click here for a more detailed history of the Church and of our Music accompaniment.

Early summer 2008 we undertook a landscaping project to improve our appearance in the Streetsville community. The YouTube video below shows some “before” and “after” pictures:

Our Programs

Streetsville United Church holds weekly worship at 10 am Sundays. A wide range of programs which provides opportunities to expand our reach and build on our mission includes: Sunday School, a Youth Ministry, women’s activities including UCW groups, and various groups associated with the Scouting movement.

Memberships

Our church is a member of the United Church of Canada.

Affiliated Links

Web sites affiliated with Streetsville United Church include:

Horseshoe Falls Regional Council

Contact

More information about our services, membership or events is available through the church office via email , phone at 905-826-1542 or by using our contact form below.

Click here for our YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8BxU8UDni3LRbQGjzugfag/videos

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