Adult Programs

Women's Spirtuality at Richmond Hill United

Bible Study

Come explore the upcoming Sunday scripture readings each Wednesday from noon until 1 PM. Bring your bagged lunch as the group gathers in the chapel.  

Book Club         

You are invited to join the RHUC Book Club on Wednesday, October 23rd in the Chapel at 7 p.m. to discuss the memoir FORGIVENESS by Mark Sakamoto. Mark's moving memoir was the winner of Canada Reads in 2018. Please note: This meeting will take place on the 4th of five Wednesdays in October. 

 This memoir tells the story of Mark's family history - specifically his Japanese-Canadian grandparents and his maternal grandfather, Ralph, who fought in WWII. Somehow his family survived being on two sides of WWII. The author also explores his complicated relationship with his mother and tries to help the reader understand how forgiveness is possible and why it is so necessary. 

 For more details, and to obtain a copy of the book, please contact Sandra Loughton, Facilitator, or speak to Deb Fratin, Office Administrator, at 905.884.1301 Ext. 5. New members are always welcome to attend! 

H.A.I.R. (Heretics, Agnostics, Infidels and other Riff Raff)

HAIR (Heretics, Agnostics, Infidels and Other Riffraff) is the Monday evening study group where we gather to explore questions, express doubts, and realize that we are not the only ones who have wondered these things. We meet Mondays from 7:00 to 8:30 in the chapel,  and all are welcome. In the Fall we will watch and discuss a number of TED talks, which will provide the basis for discussion, and which require no background or continuity. Later in the year we will shift to reading and discussing a book, or watching and discussing a video series. Please join us any Monday to explore your faith and its applicability to our lives, to ask the questions you may not have felt comfortable raising, and to learn with and from a stimulating group of fellow questioners.

Men’s Breakfast Group          

The next Men’s Breakfast will be on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Coffee and tea will be served at 8:15am, followed by breakfast at 8:30 prepared by our UCW friends.  New participants are always welcome. The Men’s Breakfasts are a time of fellowship and camaraderie.  Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in more information about it. Cost is $10 / person, with net proceeds to the UCW. Please RSVP to Harry Ramsaran ( or 905 508 4758) by Thursday, September 12th. Thank you!  This month’s Breakfast will be focused on We will feature a panel of political scientists speaking about the Canadian federal election just two days later. Our own retired political scientists, Wilhelm Bleek and David Leyton-Brown, will be joined by Heather McCrae of York University (who spoke to us last year about Brexit) and Bob Drummond, a retired political scientist from York University who unlike the others is actually a Canadian politics specialist.

 Looking ahead: Future dates for 2019 are October 19th, November 9th and December 14th.

Shalom Seekers

     Due to Thanksgiving Monday, Shalom Seekers will next meet on Monday, Oct. 21 at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel.  For further details please speak to Peg Hiscoke or Sandra Loughton, group facilitators. 

Women’s Spirituality

RHUC Women’s Spirituality is a group which gathers on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, September to June. We start at 9:45 a.m. with light refreshments and a time of getting caught up with each other. The theme of the day is started at 10:15.  Dates in 2019 are:   September 14 & 28, October 12 & 26, November 9 & 23 and December 14.

. We are a lively group of women, of all ages, who gather for mutual support, fellowship and exploration of a variety of theological and spiritual topics. We average about 12 women each session.

For further information, please contact the church office at or 905-884-1301 ext. 5.