Lakeshore United Church belongs to the wider United Church of Canada. We are proud to be a part of a national church that strives to be welcoming and inclusive of all who seek to be on a faith journey. If you would like to know more about the United Church of Canada, please check the website; http://www.united-church.ca
Change is coming to the United Church in Canada. The structure of the church was created 90 years ago, in a time before there was a telephone in every home, never mind in everyone's pocket. The demographics of the Church have changed and continue to change - the old structure is too expensive and no longer serves the current needs of the Church. Therefore, General Council has proposed changes which every Pastoral Charge and Presbytery are asked to prayerfully consider their response to several Remits. Find the Remits and study guides here....
Lakeshore United is a church family that is growing into our new identity brought about by the unification. We are seekers, we are wise ones, we are new to the faith or we have been here our whole lives . . . we recognize that our journeys to faith and in Christian faith are different and varied, but we find unity in following Christ. We strive to be a welcoming place. We also do our best to support and care for one another. Sunday worship strengthens us for the journey and binds us to one another. Our church school and adult education programs help us to grow and learn. And our outreach and justice work helps us to reach beyond ourselves to touch some of the brokenness of the world near and far. We are not perfect, but we trust God's call to us and God's faithfulness to us on the journey which helps us keep walking in faith. Wherever you are on your faith journey, we welcome you to join us.
The Rev. Kevin Steeper, BA., M.Div., M.Ad.Ed, M.A., Dip.Spir.Dir. until January 1, 2019 served along side his wife Kate as one of the ministers at Lakeshore. Ordained in 1995, Kevin has served congregations in rural Perth County, Nova Scotia, and London. Always the student, Kevin loves to learn and teach. Kevin is a practitioner and facilitator of Contemplative Prayer and is a trained Spiritual Director.
Kevin has begun his new role with the three new Regions of the United Church which cover Southwestern Ontario; Antler River, Western Ontario Waterways and Golden Horseshoe. Kevin serves as the Pastoral Support minister for these regions. It is an exciting new opportunity to serve the wider church. The Lakeshore congregation is grateful to Kevin for the nearly four years of faithful ministry he offered the congregation. Lakeshore holds Kevin in its prayers as he under takes this new Ministry.
To contact Kevin - KSteeper@united-church.ca
The Rev. Kate Ballagh-Steeper, BA., M.Div., AccFM (OAFM), is now the sole minister at Lakeshore. Ordained in 1991, Kate has served congregations in rural Glengarry County, Nova Scotia and Ailsa Craig, Ontario. Prior to coming to Lakeshore, Kate served as Chaplain of the London Community Chaplaincy for 7 years, working with low income families living in public housing. Kate is also an accredited Family Mediator. Kate and Kevin have two daughters, Martha and Maggie - who challenge them to grow and make them proud every day!
To contact Kate - firstname.lastname@example.org