175th Anniversary


2015 marks the 175th anniversary of Central United Church, and we have a lot of activities planned to celebrate.

175th Anniversary Book
Between March and December, we will be collecting stories and photos from the congregation in order to put together a book commemorating our special anniversary.

175th Cook Book
In addition to the Anniversary Book, we will also be putting together a special cook book – filled with recipes from the congregation.

If you should have stories, photos or recipes that you would like to share, please send them to Sally (sally@centralunitedchurch.com).

Below is a list of the activities currently planned; we encourage you to check back often for updates!

March 12, 2015
Presentation about Central’s history to members of the Unionville Historical Society at the church from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

June 6, 2015
Unionville Festival with activities that include food, music, games, attic treasures table and tours of the sanctuary

September 19, 2015
Our doors will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. where visitors may:

  • take home a booklet with descriptions of all the stained glass windows in the church
  • take a self-guided tour of the sanctuary and view a continuous slide show about the history of our church
  • enjoy lemonade and cookies ‘on the lawn’
  • help children ring the church bell
  • encourage children to blow bubbles and create chalk drawings on the front sidewalk

September 20, 2015
You’re invited to a special BBQ that draws inspiration from those held in years gone by. It starts at 11:00 a.m. right after the 10:00 a.m. church service. Come enjoy roast pork (from Ledbetter Meats), salad, corn on the cob, corn bread, lemonade, ice cream and watermelon. Participate in old-fashioned games such as egg toss, three-legged race, egg/potato on a spoon race, shoe kick and guessing the number of jelly beans in the jar. Choose from a selection of old-fashioned hats, vests, shawls, dresses and coats and have your photo taken at the photo booth. Children can blow bubbles and create chalk drawings on the sidewalk. Donations are appreciated. (Our cost is about $12 per person.)

October 25. 2015
Anniversary church service at 10:00 a.m. with special guest preacher Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling.

October 25, 2015
Join us for a special musical performance of the Ontario Presbyterian Chorus (directed by our own Alastair McCallum) at 7:00 p.m. A time for refreshment and fellowship will follow the concert.  Click here for more details.

November 14, 2015
Come celebrate our 175th anniversary at the annual Turkey Dinner.  Tickets are available at the church.  Telephone: 905-474-0183 ext. 221

December 4, 2015
March in the Olde Tyme Christmas Parade 2015 and invite people back to the church for hot chocolate and carol singing