A Glimpse Back
SHUC was born in very simple beginnings. An out-building on the grounds of what is now Shaughnessy School was the first place SHUC folks gathered in 1923. It started with opportunity for children to learn — a tradition that continues to this day. Gradually the desire for a full-fledged congregation and a building inspired people.
In 1927 the Church Hall was built and first services began by the end of the year. As the congregation grew, more space was needed. A gym was added. After World War II young families sought out the church as a place for worship, learning, and community activities. A new building was planned. In 1954, the new sanctuary with a huge lower level for Church School was dedicated.
For the rest of the twentieth century, the congregation experienced the joys and challenges of being a Christian church in Canada. The beginning of the twenty-first century sees the congregation renewing its vision and re-committing itself to being a vital sign of God’s presence in the community and world. As a 75 year old congregation, we trust God to lead the way.