Dear Brothers & Sisters, With the additional mandate by our province to shutdown ALL services with the exception of those deemed “essential services” until at the earliest April 6th… it is VERY likely we will not be allowed to worship in person during Holy Week. In response to these further restrictions, and as directed by … Continue reading Update and Sunday Worship for March 29, 2020
Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.Leonard Cohen, The Last Word Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ; Greetings and blessings to you all! What a week! It seems like forever since we have seen each other! Yet much has happened … Continue reading Update and Sunday Worship for March 22, 2020
15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who … Continue reading Message from our Pastor, Sue Cowan
Dear Friends, As you are probably now aware, the Carlisle-Kilbride United Churches have taken the precautionary measure to cancel worship for the next 2 Sundays as part of their faithful and prayerful response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. We offer the following for your consideration and engagement: March 15, 2020 - Worship BulletinMarch 15, 2020 … Continue reading Kilbride United Church Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic & March 15, 2020 LENT 3 Worship
It is with a great deal of thought and discussion that the Kilbride United Church Board has decided to defer, to a later date, our scheduled March 15 potluck and Annual Meeting. In addition, we will be cancelling the March 15 and March 22 9:30 am services. Health Canada has said that the public health … Continue reading COVID-19 Advisory & Cancellations
Your Search team is beginning the process of calling a Minister to the Carlisle/Kilbride Pastoral charge. Your committee members are Jean Shaw from Kilbride; Bob Moulder, Mary Gilbert, Sheila Garrett from Carlisle and Brenna Baker is Liaison of Horseshoe Falls Regional Council.Although much of the work of the committee is confidential, we will regularly share … Continue reading Carlisle/Kilbride Joint Search Committee Report
Carlisle/Kilbride United two-point pastoral charge provides spiritual sustenance to two communities on the Niagara Escarpment north of Hamilton and Burlington. We are a community of worship rich in traditions and growth opportunities and are currently looking to welcome a full-time ordered minister. We are seeking to form a partnership with a minister who has a … Continue reading Job Posting: Full-Time Ordered Minister (Carlisle/Kilbride United)
WOW! Thank you to the Kilbride Makers Market team of vendors organized byNicola Roberts. The Dec 7th event was a huge success. The vendorsgenerously donated $250 to Kilbride United Church in addition to the $323.25and food items gathered for the Wesley Christmas Store. Nicola confirms, "This event started as a fun way to get the … Continue reading Kilbride Makers Market 2019
For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:11-12 What a wondrous time is spring! The winter doldrums start to melt as the sun begins … Continue reading Spring Message from our Minister, Gavin Williams – March 2019
Fast from hurting words and say kind words. Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude. Fast from anger and be filled with patience. Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope. Fast from worries and trust in God. Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity. Fast from pressures and be prayerful. Fast from bitterness and … Continue reading Pope Francis: Fast for Lent
The Kilbride United Church Annual Report 2018 is now available.
Epiphany is one of the most joyous feast days in the church year as we celebrate the visit of the Magi and Jesus’ coming as Savior of all people. Because it happens 12 days after Christmas, the celebration can be lost in post-holiday fatigue. The congregation at Kilbride United had a wonderful Epiphany Service followed … Continue reading Epiphany at Kilbride United
We welcomed many to the Carlisle-Kilbride pastoral charge at Christmas! We pray that you are blessed by the experience of worship in this place, and thank you for sharing in the season with us. Christmas is a holy time of year, filled with light and song, gifts and fellowship, history and hope. Each year we … Continue reading Christmas Message from our Minister, Gavin Williams – December 2018
Kilbride United volunteers Sharon Banks, Sharon Curran, Susan Nicholson, Kevin K and Maureen Trenkler were honoured to bring the Kilbride United Church and Kilbride School donations to the Wesley Free Store. Thank you to the Kilbride Makers Market for their $430 plus donation to Wesley.
"Leaving our sticks on the front porch with lights on in honour of hockey families and friends of #HumboldtBroncos Canada Mourns with you"
On Sunday, February 4, 2018 we welcome our new minister Gavin Williams to our pastoral charge. Gavin is currently ministering at Moorefield and West Montrose United Church pastoral charge, with preaching experience since 2007. Gavin is sponsored by Mount Forest United Church, is licensed to perform all the sacraments and weddings. He has a Bachelor’s … Continue reading Welcome, Gavin and his family to Kilbride United Church!
The United Church Observer has put up a YouTube video about the Elnabrees family that we helped to sponsor.
Love bears all things Last week I presided at the funerals for two women of my congregations, both of whom were mothers to several children, grandmothers to many and great-grandmothers to even more. And I was struck by how seriously they had taken their role as mothers and with how much love and respect they … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Photo of the Elnabrees family at the Come and Go Tea at St. Stephen United Church on March 20, 2016. Such a happy day!
Refugees Yousef and Safia Elnabrees (foreground) and two of their grandchildren, Jamal, 7, and Dina, 9, enjoy a family get-together in Hamilton last weekend with their son, Magdy, daughter-in-law, Afaf Elnajjar, and Flamborough ministers Rev. Christina Paradela and Rev. Diane Blanchard