Welcome to Heart Lake United Church

At Heart Lake United Church you will find people with diverse backgrounds and experiences all coming together to share our faith and build a caring, inclusive community. Everyone belongs!

Our Mission: To live an active faith connecting God, people and community.

These are not easy times. As we begin to ‘open up’ we may be feeling relieved or maybe even more uncertain and vulnerable. The early followers of Jesus were not living in easy times either. They faced disease, economic uncertainty, great income disparity and injustice maintained by force.

Jesus knew that standing up for justice and protecting the rights and the lives of the vulnerable during such a time is not easy. Yet Jesus encouraged his followers to do just that.  He told his first disciples “I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves.” He advised them to be “wise as serpents and gentle as doves.” (Matthew 10:16)

With so much information coming at us and so many expert opinions being shared, we all need to use our own wisdom to sort through it all. We need to seek reliable sources and trust our own common sense. We need to put the care of others before our own comfort. We need to speak out for justice, but do it gently, firmly but gently, so that when we come through this time we will have built a more just and peaceful society for everyone. 

Jesus has more advice for being faithful witnesses to the gospel during challenging times. Join our online worship. 

  Heart Lake United Church is a model of diversity and living in harmony.   
  • all ages,
  • all genders,
  • all races,
  • all religious experiences

Everyone is important to Christ so everyone is important to us.

We all belong.

Heart Lake United Church reaches out through various programs and there is something for everyone.

On Sunday mornings  at 10:30 we worship with inspiring singing led by our music team, sermons that make the Bible relevant to today, and through sincere prayer.

We have a BLAST program for younger kids and SURGE program for youth. Our infants and toddlers are cared for by a trained ECE worker.

 

Vegetable Garden

 

We are blessed with a marvelous piece of property a small part of which we have made into a community garden. Plots are available for those who wish to grow their own food. Some fresh produce is also distributed through our Food Cupboard.

Rev Jean Leckie presenting the Community Garden produce to Peel Paramedics official after a bumper harvest.

Peel Paramedics donated by fencing around the Community Garden.

2021 was the most successful year for the community garden over the last 5 years. All the proceeds from the community garden were donated to the Heart Lake Community Food Cupboard to serve needy families from Brampton to address the increased food demand due to effects of COVID-19 pandemic. HLCG also had the highest number of volunteers, widest variety of crops and the best harvest season. A professional logo was also designed for use by both gardens. A domain name was registered and email solutions provided through heartlakecommunitygarden.com for use by the vegetable garden as well as the pollinator & therapeutic garden.

A Facebook Group as created in 2021 to bring together volunteers, donors, members of the wider community and supporters of the Heart Lake Community Garden. By the of the year it had over 77 members and those numbers are growing. The direct link to the Heart Lake Community Garden Facebook Group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/141941481138498 or simply access through the domain www.heartlakecommunitygarden.com

Some of the crops that are usually planted include:
• Zucchini
• Cucuzza Squash
• Cucumber
• Lettuce & Kale (2 varieties)
• Snow peas
• Beans (4 varieties)
• Straggler Potatoes
• Green Pepper
• Celery
• Eggplants
• Peppers (3 varieties)
• Basil
• Asparagus
• Tomatoes (2 varieties)
• Onions
• Garlic

Going forward, we are hoping to have more volunteers in the next season from the wider Brampton community as the HLCG has expanded to include the Therapeutic and Pollinator Garden which was launched in 2021. A professional website will also be designed and volunteers scheduling system will be implemented subject to availability of funds.

 

Contacts

Heart Lake United Church
85 Sandalwood Pkwy East
Brampton ON L6Z 4S3
Tel: 905 846 7314
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Website: www.hluc.ca

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