Welcome to the Mount Carmel-Zion United Church's web site. We hope that you find the information useful and informative and will take the time to come and visit us sometime when you are in the area. See the upcoming events along the side for information on our Sunday services.

89 Reasons to Love the United Church

To mark The United Church of Canada's 89th anniversary, we are inviting people to contribute one reason why they love the United Church.

We will be collecting these ideas via our Facebook page.


Photo: Selena N.B.H. / Flickr

South Sudan Facing a Growing Humanitarian Crisis

Toronto: The United Church of Canada is sounding an alarm about the growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. With international attention focused on other conflicts, such as those in Syria, Ukraine, and Nigeria, the church is particularly concerned that deteriorating conditions in South Sudan are being inadequately reported in the media and relief needs are seriously underfunded.

South Sudan Emergency Appeal Launched

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God...
Matthew 5:9

Alarmed at the growing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the United Church is issuing a church-wide appeal. Donations will aid displaced persons with food, water, shelter and medicine. Mission & Service partners are already on the ground in refugee camps serving those in need.

Seniors Engaged - Website Launch

Are you a senior? Are you caring for a senior? Are you a social service agency that works with or provides service to seniors? Join us to launch www.seniorsengaged.ca - a new on-line resource created by the Volunteer Centre.

Monday, May 26th; 10-11:00am
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre; 683 Woolwich St. Guelph

Moderator Writes an Open Letter to the LGBTQ Community

Monday, May 12, 2014

Toronto: In an open letter (PDF) issued today by The United Church of Canada, the church’s Moderator delivers a message he hopes will be heard by the LGBTQ community.

Community Vacation Bible School

Community Vacation Bible School will be hosted by Mount Carmel-Zion United Church August 11-15, 2014 from 9-11:30 a.m. Youth ages 4 to 12 are invited to come out to enjoy stories, crafts, games and songs as we visit God's Workshop of Wonders. Cost: $5/child. To pre-register or volunteer as a helper, contact Betty Madter at 905-659-7248 or rmadter@sympatico.ca.

Deborah's Sabatical

Pastor Deborah is on sabbatical leave from May 5 to August 5. During that time, Ellen Baynton-Walker has been contracted as a Weekend supply coverage for Sunday worship, some pastoral care and emergencies. Should any pastoral needs arise please contact the Clerk of Session Anita Nichol at 519-822-3569. Other messages can be left on the church's voice mail 519-822-8610. 

A Message from Deborah

“So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it,
because on it God rested from all the work that God had done on creation.”

Seniors’ Potluck Luncheon

Seniors’ Potluck Luncheon – Wednesday, June 4th  at noon (gathering from 11:30 a.m.) – at the Community Centre in Aberfoyle.  “Surf & Sand”, Florence & Betty will entertain.  Event sponsored by Mount Carmel-Zion United Church in Morriston.  Reservations appreciated call Mary Beth at 519-822-6211 or email janetc@sentex.net .  Everyone Welcome – Bring a friend! 

Seniors' Lunch Flyer

Attached is the flyer for the Seniors' Lunch Flyer for June.

National Volunteer Week

Greetings from the General Council Office,

To recognize and celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 6–12, 2014), the United Church’s Moderator, the Right Rev. Gary Paterson, has written a letter of thanks to the many thousands of United Church members and adherents who generously volunteer their time and talents every day.

The Moderator’s letter can be found at the end of this message. It is also posted on The United Church of Canada’s website

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