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Due to the surging number of COVID 19 cases in this second wave of the pandemic. The council of Countryside United Church has decided to worship in alternative ways. Time: Every Sunday 10:30 AM - 11:00 Fellowship Time - please bring your own Coffee/Tea/Snack  & 11:00 AM our Worship Service. The edited version of the recorded Zoom Worship with the written version of worship and sermon will be sent as soon as it is ready. We are witnessing that the COVID 19 pandemic will never stop our faithful journey toward God as a faith community.

Phone number: 705-458-9701

  Below are our news and events!

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

 Please contact Rev. Sung Ran Kim for Emergency Pastoral care (Funerals, Hospital Visitation)
Phone # 647-882-0427.

January 17th 2021 Anniversary Service

We will be celebrating our 5th anniversary as Countryside United Church and the 195th anniversary

of Methodist Ministry in the area. 

AGM REPORTS for 2020 - Attention: to all committee chair members -  reports are due at the end of Jan. 2021.

Please send all reports via email: External link opens in new tab or to the church office.

Broadview Magazine

(formerly United Church Observer)

This interesting and informative magazine is available for members @ group rate of $25 per year.
To renew or order a new subscription contact

Ellen Spencer (705-739-9101) or email to
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Mail payment to: Don Shannon,
44 McCague Cres., Alliston.ON. L9R 1A6.
Make cheque payable to: Countryside United Church.

Loving Giving New Year 2021

Online Art Auction, Stewardship Pledge

are going on the online worship

Countryside United Church Mission Campaign


We encourage our members to enroll and increase any numbers in the Pre-Authorized Remittance Offering during this pandemic for sustaining our faith community. Please contact the church treasurer Don Shannon: Cell: 705-721-7176 Home: 705:435-9746

Next Meeting Dates

Date for next council meeting: Weds. February 10, 2021 - Contact Gary Cleland for details.

 Sponsor Sunday bulletin covers for 2021!

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.

Events in the Wider Church

                                   New Gifts with Vision Catalogue Has Launched! See below for more information!


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 External link opens in new tab or windowEvents on our website.

 Regular Worship Services

Sundays at 10:00 am

7 Robert Street, Thornton, ON L0L 2N0

Phone number: 705-458-9701 



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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!