Services of Worship
Sunday, February 7, 2016

9:30 a.m. Water's Edge Service
10:00 a.m.  Cafe Metro in the Great Room
Library is open!
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service
with the Senior Choir

Order of Service

We welcome Dr. Malcolm Sinclair  
our Maurice Boyd
Preacher of Distinction
                                                           to both services this Sunday.

                                                                        The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Crittenden
                                                           Senior Minister
                                                            The Rev. Herb Summers
                                                            Minister of Pastoral Care

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Byron United Syrian Families Update:

 After three months of filling in application forms, contacting United Church and Canadian Government officials  and waiting we finally received a telephone call from official Canadian sources on February 1st that one our families would be arriving on February 3rd and another telephone call on February 3rd that the other family would be arriving on February 5th. Both families arrived on time, safe, happy and exhausted.

The Alkhatib family arrived on February 3rd and are staying at their brother-in -law's house until February 13th when our Team will be able to move them into their apartment.

The Odicho family arrived on February 5th. Our Team was able to move them into their townhouse on February 6th.

Both families are incredibly grateful to everyone who has helped them to come to Canada. As one of the family members mentioned 'it still seems like a dream'. The English words 'thank you and happy' are the two words most used in any conversation with the families.

Our Team still has a lot to do. The focus now is on the 'settlement issues' of getting the families to feel included in London and Canadian society.

Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for a smooth transition for our families. Take care!

 Don Scanlon

Byron United Church - Syrian Refugee Support Team 


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  • Easter at Metropolitan

    February 05, 2016

    February 9th @ 5pm                     Shrove Tuesday        Come and enjoy a pancake supper in the Vineyard

    February 10th @ 7pm                   Ash Wednesday         Join us for an intimate Service in the Sanctuary

    February 18th @ noon                 Lenten Lunch
                                                               series begins,
                                                           “Sharing the Secret”

    February 21st @ 12.15pm              Annual

    March 20th at 9.30 and 11am         Palm Sunday

    March 24th @ 7pm                   Maundy Thursday 
                                                          Communion Service     

    March 25th @ 10am                  Good Friday
                                                               Service at
                                                           First St, Andrews’

    March 27th @ 9:30 and 11am    Easter Sunday
                                                              Rejoice in the
                                                              Risen Christ

  • Sunday School Update

    January 07, 2016

    As a New Year is upon us, what a better time to bring together two incredible Ministries !  Children’s Ministry and Music Ministry have launched Sunday School through the Arts. Children in Grades 1-6 can learn and explore Bible stories in a new and exciting format. Every Sunday students will explore a new lesson by attending a different workshop each week. In every workshop, your child will open the Bible and dig into the story in lively, age-appropriate ways. Rotating Workshops include: Art, Skills and Games, Cooking, Creative Drama, Crafts, Music, and Dance. For more information email Liam Maharaj, Director of Christian Education, at

  • Music@Met

    January 07, 2016

    Members of the congregation are invited to join Catherine Gray and Gregg Redner for 'An American Songbook', which will take place on Sunday, January 31st at 12:30 p.m. A light lunch and dessert will be provided while you enjoy songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Henry Mancini and Stephen Sondheim. This concert is a fundraiser for the Choristers' April trip to Ottawa. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the office and during coffee hour. Seating is limited so don't delay! 


    July 01, 2015
     The next Middlesex Presbytery meeting  will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. 
     at Siloam United Church, London 5:30 pm Dinner ($15) at 5:30 pm.
     You must reserve with the Presbytery Secretary by 6:00 pm Thursday, Feb. 18  
     Check out the minutes of Presbytery and the Executive committee at the link on our site or go  to if you are curious about the local Presbytery and their current local initiatives.

Congregational Reports


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Syrian Refugee Appeal

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