Welcome

The Sturgeon Point Union Church community is grateful that we gather on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and the lands included in the Williams Treaty and Treaty 20. 

Since 1888, the church is found in the heart of the Village of Sturgeon Point, in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario.  It is a vital part of village life, a beautiful heritage building used for worship services,  baptisms, weddings, and funerals, concerts, plays, films, community talks and meetings.  The church supports a number of charities, which in turn support the needs of a wider community. All are welcome to join us on summer Sundays at 10:30am for worship service and all are welcome to rent the space for special occasions.

We gratefully accept tax-deductible donations via cheque (to Sturgeon Point Union Church, 43 Irene Ave, Fenelon Falls ON K0M 1N0) or by e-transfer ([email protected]) Please refer to the weddings and events tab for further information.

About

For more than 100 years, the Sturgeon Point Union Church has provided a place for worship and community gatherings for villagers and visitors alike. Octagonal in shape, 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 all to summer services.

A bit more history…

2022 Summer Services

July 3, 10:30 a.m – Zac Miller, Archivist, Kawartha Lakes Museum and Archives.

Zac will be speaking about the history of the Kawartha Lakes in the 20th century, with a focus on the prohibition era, 1915 to 1927.

After the service, Lisa Drolet will present photographs of the building of the church in 1915, taken by her great-great uncle, Dr Robert Adam, whose family owned the old cottage next to the church.

July 10, 10:30 a.m – Debbie Sherwin, United Church of Canada

“Out of the chaos of the Covid-19 pandemic,” writes Debbie “emerged a new way of “being” church. None of us could have predicted the exile that we faced as individuals, families, and communities of faith, but I am grateful for the opportunity to be worshiping with you again after a 2-year hiatus.”

July 17, 10:30 a.m – Derek Macleod, Presbyterian Church of the United States 

Derek is an ordained minister, living in Wilmington, NC, currently working as the Director of the New Hanover Disaster Coalition, an organization he helped found in 2018 to coordinate government, faith community and nonprofit responses to natural disasters. He is also a student at Northwestern University where he is completing his MA in clinical counseling. 

July 24, 10:30 a.m – Doug Norris, United Church of Canada. 

After retirement from ministry at Rosedale United in Toronto, and directing a cancer care retreat centre in the Algonquin Highlands, Doug works as a cabinetmaker and is currently teaching construction carpentry for a non-profit in Haliburton.

August 7, 10:30 a.m – Bruce Lourie, President of The Ivy Foundation.

Bruce will be speaking on, “Climate Change and Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities”

August 21, 10:30 a.m – Rick Fee, Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Since we last saw Rick in 2019, his 4-part documentary film series has been completed and previewed in April. “Operation Lights Out: The Story of Canairelief” tells the story of the Canadian Humanitarian Aid During the Nigerian-Biafran War 1967-1970.

Thanksgiving Weekend: October 10th, 10am to noon.

Cottage kitchen clean out! Bring non-perishable pantry items to be delivered to the Food Bank.

Lynne Davis, organist

Please join us for refreshments after the services

Weddings and Events

The Sturgeon Point Union Church makes a stunning setting for any occasion! It is a non-denominational, inclusive space, which means it welcomes all who wish to use it for celebrating life’s great moments.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

When is the church available?

As the church has no heat, weddings and special events can be booked from May through October. Please contact us for availability.

How many guests can it accommodate?

The church can seat 200 guests. It is wheelchair accessible and has a fully accessible washroom facility.

Do I have to use the church’s minister or can I bring my own?

The church has no dedicated minister or officiant, so please bring your own.

Do I have to be a member of the church to be married there?

No, all are welcome!

What is the cost?

The fee is $350. There is a $100 non-refundable deposit required when booking, with the balance due 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 or feel free to contact us for a private viewing.