The Sturgeon Point Union Church is found on Irene Avenue, in the Village of Sturgeon Point, in the Kawartha Lakes region of southern Ontario. The church is a vital part of village life, used for summer worship services, baptisms, weddings and funerals, concerts, plays, movies, community talks and meetings. It supports a number of charities, which give back to the wider community. All are welcome to join us on summer Sundays at 10:30am for worship services.
The Sturgeon Point Union Church has provided a place for worship and community for Point residents and visitors alike for more than 100 years. A modest church structure, erected in 1888, was replaced with the remarkable octagonal building we see today. Constructed of Georgia pine throughout, surrounded with windows that let in the summer sounds and breezes, and a bell that rings for Sunday services, the church has remained independent, welcoming worshipers of all creeds to services in July and August.
July 1 – Canada Day
Reverend Doug Norris is now in his 18th year as lead minister at Rosedale United, and has been a faithful regular at Sturgeon Point Church for almost as long. Doug has just started a sabbatical which will feature study, some travel and finishing the restoration of a vintage MG and motorcycle.
The Reverend Canon Milton Barry began his ministry in his home province of Saskatchewan. He has served in several parishes in Peterborough and Toronto, including at Grace Church on the Hill for 18 years. He is currently a part time priest at St James Emily. Milton lives in Peterborough and is an avid sailor, cottager and curler.
Debbie Sherwin is a licensed Lay Worship Leader in the United Church of Canada. She is an active member of the newly amalgamated Highland Hills United Church in Minden Hills, a former faculty member and consultant at Mohawk College, and a Registered Massage Therapist. Debbie is exploring and training for her next chapter of re-Fire-ment, which will include being an advocate for Poverty Reduction in the COKL and Haliburton Highlands.
Rob Oliphant MP is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Don Valley West in Toronto, and a United Church minister. Prior to his election he served congregations in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Whitehorse and Newfoundland. From 1999 to 2008 he was part of the team ministry at Eglinton St George’s United, Toronto.
Jason Myers is a candidate for ministry in the United Church of Canada and will be starting an 8-month internship in September. He is an avid walker and his spiritual life often leads him outdoors to connect with nature. Jason lives in East Gwillimbury, Ontario with his wife Bri-anne and their sons, Isaiah and Simon.
NOTE: There is NO church service on Sunday, August 5th (the Civic Holiday long weekend).
Salvation Army Food Drive Collection Details can be found here.
The Reverend Allyson MacLeod is Associate Pastor at Keswick Presbyterian Church where she serves in ministry partnership with her husband. Born in Cape Breton, she looks forward to returning home each summer to be renewed and refreshed and enjoy time by the water with Kirk, their daughter Lily and their Golden Retriever, Toffee.
The Reverend John Ambrose is a retired minister in the United Church. He has served congregations in Mississauga, Toronto, Guelph and Kitchener. Recently he served as editor of Voices United, and as the Chair of the Board of the United Church Observer. John is a cottager at Hickory Beach.
We welcome back, Reverend Canon Milton Barry (see July 8th)
Lynne Davis, organist
Peter Nicholas Breyfogle September 24, 1935 – October 20, 2018 The Sturgeon Point Union Church played a large role in Peter Breyfogle’s cottage life. He was a faithful member of the congregation for decades, and served as chair of the church board, and trustee of the building he loved, for more years then we can …
August 26, 2018 – Sturgeon Point Church organist Lynne Davis celebrated 30+ years with the church. Lynne has enriched the life of the church with her weekly organ play. Congratulations Lynne!
The new Colborne Street Gallery in Fenelon Falls will have a special show of local cottager Joan Horsfall Young’s series called Cottages. Proceeds of the book sales from the event will go to local Sturgeon Point organizations including the Sturgeon Point Union Church. Please come out to support our local artist and church.
The Sturgeon Point Union Church is a unique setting for your special day.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.
When is the church available?
Weddings and special events can be booked from May through October. Please contact us for availability.
How many guests does the church accommodate?
The church can seat 200 guests.
What is the cost?
The fee is $350. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit required when booking. The balance of the fee is to be paid four weeks before the wedding date.
Should you have additional questions please contact us.
You are most welcome to see our beautiful church in action any Sunday morning in July and August during 10:30 a.m services.