Regular Worship Services

Sundays at 10:00 am

Services at the church building are CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Phone number: 705-458-9701

  Below are our news and events!

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Pastoral Relations Commission approved the short term appointment of the

Rev. Sung-Ran Kim, beginning March 22, 2020 as the minister for Countryside United Church. 

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Attention Countryside Congregation

You will be receiving  a call from a member of Countryside UC in the next week or so to let you know what is happening and to keep in touch.    If you choose not to receive any more calls just let them know and we will not call again.  We just want to keep in touch and make sure everyone is OK. Karin Kell who lives in Thornton has offered to get any groceries etc. for people who can not get out and her telephone number is 705-795-0363.  Identify yourself as a member of Countryside UC.
Take Care and God Bless the Pastoral Care and Membership committee


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

Mark your Calendars – Date set for Countryside United Church Christmas Bazaar ~ Saturday, November 7th, 2020 @ 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Next Meeting Dates

Change of Date Notice: AGM MEETING(due to Pandemic date to be announced)

Our Annual General Meeting will be after a shortened service and then meeting downstairs with a finger food lunch. If the committee assigned coffee & snacks could do the beverages and desserts please and the other congregation members could bring different finger foods (e.g. veggies, dips, sandwiches, pickles, chips, etc..) Thank you all!

Weds. TBA - next Council meeting


Upcoming Worship Services  - No Services in the church building for the foreseeable future.

 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.

Events in the Wider Church

Your Rural Assistant - Uniting You With Small Town Talent.

A social enterprise catalyzed by EDGE Ministry, The United Church of Canada. Think of us as matchmakers! We recognize that many small businesses, social enterprises, and nonprofits are struggling as the day-to-day tasks can be time consuming. We also understand that there are people in rural and small towns throughout the country that are underemployed or unemployed. Why not connect them?! Communities of faith across the country know these people in their communities and can spread the word of this new initiative. We're hoping to build a network of local, authentic, qualified applicants to fill roles as needed. So, we've partnered with Contact North to provide any necessary training to ensure applicants have the updated skills to be successful. We want these matches to work! We're here every step of the way to help make this happen. Have questions? Check out our FAQs. For more information or to get involved, please contact Carrie Frostad  or learn more about this initiative here. We have some great job opportunities waiting for the right candidates!


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!