Regular Worship Services

Sundays at 10:00 am

     All are welcome!

Phone number: 705-458-9701

  Check below to see our news and events!


     Rev. Sungmin Jung, the minister from St. John’s United Church in Alliston will be our

contact for Emergency Pastoral care (Funerals, Hospital Visitation)
Ph # 705 435 6732 ext 202 Cell # 647 233 7775.

Announcements for the bulletin may be left on the Church voice mail at 705-458-9701 or by e-mail: by Wednesday evening.

January 19th 2020 ~ Anniversary Service

We will be celebrating our 4th anniversary as Countryside United Church and the 194th anniversary of Methodist Ministry in the area. Yew Three has accepted our invitation to provide extra music. Potluck to follow the service. A-M bring first course; N-Z bring dessert.

M&S will be hosting our annual pot luck dinners in February and March - specific dates will be shared when guest speakers have confirmed their availability.

The celebrations collections will continue to be converted to grocery cards for the Busby Center and Youth Haven . Our loonies and toonies will  help support evening meals provided in these shelters. Thank you for your generous consideration of those in need!



(Formerly United Church Observer)

Broadview is an award winning magazine that is focused on issues of faith, justice and contemporary living. It encourages people to broaden their understanding of what it means to be a Christian in Canada today.

If ordered through our congregation, the cost is $25. Please place an envelope with cash or a cheque made out to Countryside United Church, in the collection plate.  Attention: Don Shannon for Broadview subscription. Please include your name, address and phone number and whether this is a new subscription or a renewal.

Ellen Spencer 705-739-9101 (Please note that I will be away until January 20th)


 We have choir chairs for sale.

Please speak with Paul Brett for prices and details.

705- 721-5148

Next Meeting Dates

Mon. Feb. 3rd ~ Next UCW meeting at the home of Donna Caldwell at 10 am.  This will be our business meeting for 2020. For any information call Pat Neil at 705-424-9433


Weds. Feb. 12 2020 ~ Council Meeting in the church hall at 7 PM


Sun. April 26th - AGM Meeting after the service in the hall


Attention: A reminder to all committee chair members to send in your year-end reports to the church office by email:

Please send in a doc. Or excel format or in the body of your email. Due date is Feb 1st for AGM Reports.


Upcoming Worship Services  - Please see worship section below

 Sponsor Sunday bulletin covers for 2020!

You are invited to sponsor a week of bulletins to honour a special day/event/person and to help cover the costs of bulletins for our church. (please leave your memorial/honour information with the church office by

                   calling  705-458-9701 and leaving a message or send by email to                       Cost is $10.00 for 50 bulletins payable: By cheque to: Countryside United Church or by cash.

Please enclose cash/cheque in a marked envelope to: Don Shannon –Bulletin Sponsor. May leave in the collection plate or mail to: Countryside United Church Office, 7 Robert Street, Thornton, ON L0L 2N0 – please see poster to sign up for the Sunday you want to sponsor. Please print legibly.

Please Note: If you have moved or changed your email address, please keep the Church office informed of your new mailing address, phone numbers and email. (please leave your information with the church office by calling 705-458-9701 and leaving a message or send by email to Thank you!

  Please collect Milk Bags

Please continue to collect milk bags for weaving mats to send to S. America. If any folks are interested in helping with weaving…our Irene Graham of the Baxter Living Faith Presbyterian church would be happy to show you how - individually or your group. 


 Exciting News - As of March 1 2019, The Thornton Community Food Bank is going to be a branch of The Good Shepherd Food Bank of Alliston. They will continue to run their own food bank with just a few changes so they can align with Alliston. In joining with Alliston, they will have access to more resources, become a part of The Ontario Food Bank Association, will broaden our food choices to include more fresh fruit and vegetables all year around, bur will have a limited choice of frozen meats. For more information – speak with Wendy Kerr or Sarah Elines at The Thornton Community Food Bank.



Our next cluster meeting will be Feb. 1, 2020, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Bond Head UC – 4221 Highway 88.  I am not sure if someone is preparing an agenda so if you have something you want to bring to the cluster – concern, joy, etc. let me know and I can prepare a bit of an agenda.
Please extend this invitation to anyone in your faith community and to anyone else that you think might like to join our cluster. Please let me know if you are able to come. Contact Karen Harvey at

The Community Events Calendar is a public listing for events affiliated with The United Church of Canada and/or communities of faith within our region.   

For the most current listing see Events on our website.

 Regular Worship Services

Sundays at 10:00 am

7 Robert Street, Thornton, ON L0L 2N0

Phone number: 705-458-9701


Check these out!

                                                           Countryside United Gift Cards

                  Please consider ordering in advance for any birthdays, anniversaries, or other gift occasions.

                           We generally stock most food, gas, Canadian Tire and select specialty cards

                              Please consider larger denomination cards to last between order dates

                     Call or email Margaret for cards at 705-458-4414

                              Cheques made out to CGCF (Countryside Gift Card Fundraiser)

                                      Thank you for your continued support of this fundraiser!