Update: Please note, the reduction of numbers for gatherings the Premier announced today September 19, 2020 is for “private” gatherings… house parties, barbeques, family gathering at cottages, beaches, etc. Worship Services are NOT included in the reduction of numbers at a gathering. We have a safety plan in place for our outdoor service including screening, contact tracing, mandatory masks, physical distancing.

Please find the worship bulletin, and full service below:

Kindly print or download to a device to bring for Sunday worship along with you mask, lawn chair, and snacks if you wish! Social distancing and masks will be mandatory! We look forward to seeing everyone and celebrating together!

Save the Date:

It is Kilbride United Church’s 160th anniversary in October (usually celebrated on the 3rd Sunday). On Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. we have planned an outdoor gathering on the church lawn.

Rain date: Sunday, September 27, 2020.

Here is a summary of the current plan submitted for approval to the Joint Logistics Committee that outlines our plan to keep everyone safe.


  • The congregation will gather on the back lawn with attendees asked to bring a lawn chair.
  • Maureen will arrange for a microphone for Pastor Sue (Long and McQuade rental).
  • Bulletins will be mailed and a few copies printed.
  • A table or lectern will be set up for Pastor Sue.
  • A table will be set up for people to place historical items.
  • The offering plate will be available for people to put their offering after the service. Maureen or Lois will make sure the offering is placed in the safe.
  • The washroom will be available. The Sanctuary, McAllister Room and Kitchen will be restricted from use. Arrows will identify the path to the washroom from the back door.


  • Pastor Sue will lead a service in honour of the history and resilience of Kilbride United Church and community.
  • Music offering TBD (will be instrumental or taped with no live singing).
  • Following the service attendees will be invited to put historical items and pictures on display. Items cannot be touched and individuals must keep 2 meters apart while viewing.
  • Attendees will be asked to bring a box lunch or snack if they wish. Masks can be removed while eating and drinking once people are seated and distanced by 2 meters.


  • Under Stage 3 of the Ontario Guidelines we can accommodate 100 people for an outdoor service.
  • 2 meter distances will be marked for you to place your lawn chair. Families in the same household can sit closer.
  • Mask use will be mandatory (except while seated for eating and drinking). A few masks will be available for those who forget to bring their own.
  • Contact tracing will be used (list of attendees and contact info).
  • Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be made available on each of the tables.
  • Maureen Trenkler will sanitize the washroom and door knobs between each use. All doors will be locked except the back wheelchair ramp door.