About Us

Welcome To Camlachie United

WHO WE ARE

Our Beliefs

We are “A Christian Community Welcoming and Serving All People”. We enjoy being together, worshiping together, working together, and serving together. We welcome all who enter our doors, as each of us was welcomed in the past. We believe in each other, and who we are as a Christian Family.

Our Logo

Our logo consists of the letter forms “C” and “U” (Camlachie United) surrounding and supporting an “Ichthys”, an ancient Christian symbol also know as a “Jesus Fish”. The bowl-like form also references the Bible story of feeding the crowd with 5 loaves and 2 fishes. Perhaps that is why we enjoy hosting many dinners throughout the year!

Our Minister

Joseph (Joe) Wynne has been our spiritual leader since 2000, coming to us from Nova Scotia. His calling to our church was perhaps inspired at little by his birth-place – Camlachie, Scotland, a small village which is now a part of Glasgow.

Our Office Administrator

New to our United Church family is Heather Holbrook.  Heather’s family attends Watford United Church.  She is getting to know her way around and will be the person you reach on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to 12.  Other days, leave a message and she will return your call.

CHURCH HISTORY

Camlachie United Church had its early beginnings with the establishment of Bethel Methodist Church in 1860 in the area of Camlachie Ontario. Camlachie became the head of the circuit of itinerant preachers in 1876.  The small early church was dismantled in 1889 and taken to Camlachie to assist in building a new church.  That structure was replaced by the new Camlachie United Church building, with the opening and Dedication Service held October 14, 1956.  Due to increased attendance and changing needs an addition was added in 1981. Towards the end of that century our thoughts turned again to a bigger building, fully accessible to all. After years of fund raising and searching for property, we erected the sign on our new property in October 2003, began construction in October 2007, opened Phase 1 of our new building on November 23, 2008, and held out first service in the new sanctuary on December 11, 2011.