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.

Holy Humour Sunday

Holy Humour Sunday! Because one day is not enough to celebrate the Resurrection, we will continue our celebrations with Holy Humour Sunday on April 23. So bring your favourite joke, a beloved camp song, butterflies, Easter bonnets and crazy ties. Come prepared to add your voice to Holy Humour Sunday.

Millions of people at risk of starvation in parts of Africa and the Middle East

March 23, 2017

The United Church of Canada is launching an Extreme Hunger Appeal as the humanitarian crisis in Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen reaches grave levels.

Update on Chalmers Move Downtown

After a few weeks of uncertainty, plans are now beginning to come together for our move out of 40 Baker Street. The decision was made this past week that our best option is to relocate to Three Willows/Chalmers West and we are deeply grateful to the church for welcoming us at short notice and with such generosity of spirit.

Moderator Offers Statements on Fighting Racism and Working for Reconciliation

To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism (March 21), Moderator Jordan Cantwell offered a message on the church's commitment to fight racism. "If we give in to fears based on religious or racial grounds, we will be providing fertile ground for hate and extremism to flourish," the Moderator wrote. "The antidote to this type of fear is love."

Mandate: Darkness to Light

The latest issue of Mandate magazine is available. “Darkness to Light” is a timely theme for this issue, which features a collection of inspiring and useful stories and resources on mental health, mining justice, Earth Hour, and Lent. 

Mandate is a quarterly magazine providing tools for use in all areas of congregational life, including spiritual growth and discipleship formation, justice and advocacy, worship, stewardship, outreach, and Mission and Service Fund awareness. 

Moderator's Lenten Message

This Lent, Moderator Jordan Cantwell reflects on healing our relationships with our neighbours. "For Jesus these two are inseparable: love of God and love of neighbour. They’re part of each other," the Moderator says in her message. "So during this Lenten season I encourage each of you to think about what is one step that you can take today to bring some healing to a relationship in your life that is broken." 

Michael House Pregnancy Care Centre Prayer Bulletin – February/March 2017

We Praise God for:

  • some very generous gifts from our supporters over the past month, starting the year off well for us;
  • two of our clients requesting and undergoing baptism;
  • the dedication and resilience of our staff and volunteers;
  • seven new monthly “angel” donors, with more people expressing interest as we speak to churches;
  • a new staff position to oversee special events;
  • all those working hard on our upcoming events, especially the Bowlathon (May 6th) and the Golf Tournament (June 13th).

We Pray for:

Seniors' Potluck Luncheon

Wednesday, April 5th - Noon (gathering 11:30 a.m. on) - Seniors' Potluck Luncheon at the Community Centre in Aberfoyle sponsored by Mount Carmel-Zion United Church.  Reservations appreciated call Mary Beth at 519-822-6211 or email janetc@sentex.net.  Everyone welcome. Bring a friend.

See the attached poster!

A meeting with Ron Klusmeier


Please consider the information contained in the attachment to this message.

I hope you’ll be able to encourage someone(s) from your pastoral charge to attend one of our information meetings. Attendees will learn about an opportunity to support the important work of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, of which the United Church of Canada and 14 other Canadian denominations and agencies are committed members.


Moderator: Letter of Solidarity for Our Muslim Neighbours

We share your grief, as we share your determination to stop the forces of hate that seek to divide and destroy us

Published on January 30, 2017

To all of our Muslim brothers and sisters,


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