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Westdale United Church

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Westdale United Church

Rentals are currently suspended at Westdale United Church.

Please inquire with the office by calling 705-743-9911 or through email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

Please click on any of links below to explore Westdale United Church Unified Board Of Directors &  working committees. 

Unified Board Of Directors

Working Committees

The congregation of Westdale United Church lives into its 3rd decade with a continued vibrancy that was obviously evident when it all began with such devoted members!

The Mission Statement of Westdale United Church states,  ‘ As a Christian community, we seek to honour God and to care for one another daily.  We are called to live our faith and to grow spiritually by learning and applying the teachings of the scriptures.’

Members have come to believe in their church and in their faith providing them with an anchor which guides their lives and calls them in the Way of Jesus Christ to work toward hope, justice and peace for all of creation.  Come in and join the journey of faith and spiritual growth. 

*** Follow our Sunday morning worships on YouTube by searching Westdale United Church

Click on the following link to enjoy worship on

Sunday, January 16, 2022

https://youtu.be/hE_P3rWTw3I

 

To: Members and Adherents of Westdale United Church

From: John MacDonald, Chair, Unified Board

Re: Temporary Suspension of In-Person Worship

Date: January 13, 2022

Folks, as promised earlier this month, I said that we would regularly attempt to keep you updated with the information that is guiding the Board’s decision to suspend in-person worship services at Westdale.

In the past couple of days we were waiting to see if the Province of Ontario was going to not only move forward with the opening of schools but would they also use that date to change the other restrictions issued at the first of the month. 

Well, it appears that only the schools opening on January 17th has been approved and all other community restrictions will remain in place until January 26th as originally determined by the Provincial government. 

We believe everyone is well aware of the severity of the Omicron virus that is now penetrating all sectors of our community which only goes to confirm the Board’s decision to suspend Sunday worship.

Thus, I would like you to know that the Unified Board has planned to meet on January 26th and will be prepared to make any decisions that may seem prudent as it pertains to the operation of the Church.  Such decisions will determine the status of in-person worship services as well as possible changes to other uses of the church related to rentals in particular and also establishing a due date for full vaccination of children ages 5-11. 

Thus, it may be hopeful to think at least, that we will only have to be without in-person worship, as an example, for the next two Sundays. Decisions made at the Unified Board meeting on January 26th will be immediately conveyed to the congregation and how those decisions may affect Sunday, January 30th and beyond. 

In the meantime Rev. Chris has graciously agreed to continue the productions of the taped worship services that are being posted for each Sunday on YouTube as these are being so well received and are a means of continuing to connect with everyone who tunes in. 

So, just as the weather changes from freezing to moderate temperatures day by day we never know what changes might come any day between now and January 26th from the Province.  Therefore, we will continue to monitor the situation as promised.  

Blessings to you all!

 

John MacDonald