Regular Worship Services

Sundays at 10:00 am

     All are welcome!

Phone number: 705-458-9701

  Check below to see our news!

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

Brothers and Sisters your Church Council is looking for volunteers to sit on a Search Committee.
This Search Committee will be responsible for finding a new Minister for Countryside United Church.
This will require a time commitment and some training,
However there are Ministers already on ready to take an appointment. If interested please contact me, Gary Cleland 705-458-1679
A great thank you for all the people that donated snacks, juice and pizza and money for Camp Awesome. We had a total of 15 children who all seemed to have a fantastic time. Lots of games, story time, crafts, singing.   Thanks Heidi
Please Note: Assignment based on the committee structure has been done for coffee and tea preparation on Sunday mornings and after service for cleanup. Each committee will be assigned a Sunday so please check the schedule posted on the bulletin board to see when your committee is scheduled. It will be up to each committee to trade Sundays with each other if that particular Sunday doesn’t work. Thank you! Anyone is welcome to stay after service to clean up if they want to.
Celebrations ~ Donations from our Celebrations from June to September will be used to purchase back to school "backpacks and supplies" for the children who are registered with the "Christmas for Kids" program in Cookstown.


We have choir chairs for sale.

Please speak with Paul Brett for prices and details.

705- 721-5148



When?       July 8th to July 12th ~ 9:00am to Noon

Where?      Countryside United Church

Who?         Children - ages 5-12

Cost?         $50 per child

Come for games, stories, crafts, songs, fun and adventure! For more information or to register contact: Heidi Lloyd: 705-458-9893 or  

Next meeting Date

Weds. July 24th ~ Special Council meeting at 7 pm

Tues., August 20th ~ Worship Meeting at 1 pm


Upcoming Worship Services  - Please see worship section below


FOR WORSHIP Starting on SUNDAY, August 4th
 Regular Worship Services will resume on,
Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at 10:00 AM.

 Sponsor Sunday bulletin covers for 2019!

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. 


The Skylight Festival began in 2015 with an ecumenical group of people who were passionate about arts, faith and justice. Skylight 2019 will be held at the Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre in Paris, ON. Skylight is an open space for people of diverse backgrounds to come together, exploring their faith while engaging in art and being inspired by speakers and seekers of justice. There will be activities for children and youth, and those who are children at heart!

Individual adult weekend passes are $179, youth (12-25) are $99, and children under 11 are free. Day passes are also available: $ 49 day on Friday,  $149 on Saturday and FREE on Sunday.

Register online here:

And to learn more about the schedule, venue and contributors, visit Say 'yes!' to the spirit's moving, and come join us at the Skylight Festival, July 26-28, 2019 in Paris, Ontario.


Embracing the Spirit Fellowship!
We'll be hosting weekly Fellowship time, where people who are re-imagining what ministry could be in their community will be sharing their stories.
Here are the details, and we invite you to show up!
Time: Every Monday at 1:00pm EDT (other than Stat Holidays! )
Place: Zoom

Or call in at (+1) 647-5580-588 and use Meeting ID 320889290#
Please arrive early, as the story teller will start each week at 1pm for only 5 minutes. This will be followed by 25 minutes of questions from people who were able to attend live.
Can’t make it? Don’t worry! We will be recording all of the stories and posting them on EDGE’sYouTube channel .  And they will be included in each future Embracing the Spirit newsletter.

Want to hear some of the amazing stories that are happening across the United Church of Canada? God is already up to something. Come and listen to what is already happening.

Upcoming Story Tellers:

July 15-No Fellowship Time today, all day staff meeting

July 22-Blessing Shambare at St Peters Ecumenical Church


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·         Reach us by phone: 1-800-268-3781 x4157



Save the Date

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.

Check out the poster on the bulletin board!

“Harness the Power of Emotion” with Beth McCague held at the Cookstown Library

at 6:30 pm July 16 or Aug. 20


Note: Date Change - Sept. 8, 2019 -  22 Annual Thornton Corn Roast, Thornton arena 4 pm to 6:30 pm


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!