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Christmas Eve Memory

Candlelight! Communion! Reverence! Awe! Joy!

They were all there at the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 10:00 p.m. at Central Westside United Church as we celebrated the birth of our saviour, Jesus the Christ.

The service began with the feeling of hope inspired by Bruce Steer’s lovely saxophone solo, “He […]

Many Facets to Writing Workshop

Three women from our congregation participated in a November Saturday afternoon Writing Workshop held at Annesley United Church in Markdale. Muriel Lush, from FaithBooksPlus, and the Rev. Donna Mann conducted the 3-hour session which they divided into three sections. Arriving early we waited for our start time and were joined by five other women, none […]

Marion Wyllie Celebrates 103

Marion Wyllie’s latest publication, Blossoms on An Aged Tree, was launched at Ginger Press in Owen Sound on her 103rd birthday, October 26, 2009, where several of her friends gathered to celebrate with her. The poems and stories in the book were penned since her 100th birthday, adding to her body of work. This includes […]

Stewardship Month 2009

A month of themed stewardship presentations led to a final “Celebration Sunday” October 18, 2009, marking the culmination of our stewardship campaign for 2009. Rev. Vince Alfano, guest speaker and executive director of Toronto United Church Council, invited the congregation to give prayerful thought regarding their financial giving to the ministry of our church. Congregation […]

JOB POSTING:Looking for the right people

Our church is an interesting place. It’s operations are unique. Would you like to see what goes on outside of the Sunday worship service? Would you like to play a part in helping our church in it’s special ministry? We have openings that range from maintaining property to financial matters, from worship to human resource […]

Something Special for White Gift Sunday from Ann Otterbein

White Gift Sunday December 9, 2007 During Sunday service, the Sunday School Children of Central Westside United Church will be presenting the story of “Someone is Coming to our House” written by Gail Peterson. This is the Christmas Story telling about how important the animals were on the night that Jesus was born. The animals […]

Sunday School welcomes Habitat Families

There are six families moving into our neighbourhood. Just down the street from our church on 3rd Avenue West are six homes being built this summer by Habitat for Humanity. As a hand up to these families and a “Welcome to the Neighbourhhood” project, our Sunday School would like to collect Canadian Tire money and […]

Resource Centre has new books

More Voices has just been released. This wonderful new song book introduces new styles, more genres and more liturgically special music. For more information, please visit www.morevoices.ca or come and browse through More Voices at the Grey Presbytery Resource Centre at the church where you can purchase a copy for just $14. Hours are Tuesday […]

TOGETHERNESS in the loft thanks to combined choir

A big Thank You goes to everyone who was part of the United Church Good Friday Choir. Members represented Central Westside, Division Street, and Knox United Churches of Owen Sound. For the past few years, we hold two services a year- TOGETHER. This year, the Good Friday Morning Service was held in Central Westside United […]

Choir member Bev Burgess tells it like it is

Membership in Central Westside’s choir is a fun and rewarding experience. Several members can look back on decades participation. Just recently we celebrated with Grace Campbell her many years of enjoyable singing Choir Director Judy Pringle often lets us in on amusing and interesting events occurring on her farm where she shares the chores with […]