Sweet, Savoury and Succulent Online Food Auction

CHWUC is hosting it’s first “Sweet, Savoury and Succulent Online Food Auction” to be held virtually during the week of June 6th – with closing bids on the afternoon of Sunday June 13th.


How to Bid?

We will use the CHWUC Facebook Page to show all of the items and to take bids. Anyone with a Facebook account will be able to bid on the items that will be posted in THIS album.

What if I don’t have Facebook?

No problem, we will arrange to bid for you. Just contact Jill and she will arrange someone to bid for you. There is no need to make items in advance, as after the auction (and once paid for) the successful bidder will connect with the person who is making the item to arrange for pick up/ drop off.We ask that people contact Jill with their items as soon as possible.

Final list of Items:

Mediterranean Chicken with Greek Salad, Naan bread and lemon squares (4 people)

Pot of Soup (hamburger or turkey – buyers choice) for 8

3 dozen Ginger Sparkle Cookies

1 Pan of Cranberry Bliss Bars

1 Batch of Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (for 6)

2 loaves of Homemade bread – (1 8-grain and 1 white)

2 Cinnamon Loaves

Coconut Cream Pie

2 Bottles of Pineapple Rhubarb jam

Chicken Pot Pie soup for 8

1 jar or pickled beets and green tomato salsa

1 Chocolate Cake with cream cheese icing for 12-15 people

1 dozen Marvelous Chocolate Chip Muffins – full of delicious Hershey chips, oatmeal etc.

Chicken Alfredo with mushrooms and spinach for 4 people

Gromit’s Favourite Home Made Dehydrated Chicken Hearts – Delicious treats for your 4-legged friend

Chicken Pot Pie with a puff pastry crust, served with a delectable Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

Classic Italian Lasagna with home made pasta. Served with a delicious Lemon Ricotta Cake!

2 bottles of homemade wine

Down Home Country Apple Crisp

Pan of Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

Vegan Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Vegan Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Rhubarb Muffins

Upsidedown Rhubarb Cake

Nacho Nosh

Butter Tarts

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing


IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: As per the provincial announcement today, April 22, there will be no in person church services at CHWUC at least until May 20th. As the limit is 5 people, Worship Service will be provided via Zoom and YouTube only for this time.

Following is a list of restrictions in HRM related to church activities:

— the gathering limit is five, both indoors and outdoors

— no social events, special events, festivals, arts/cultural events, sports events, faith gatherings, wedding receptions, or funeral visitation or receptions

— wedding and funeral ceremonies hosted by a recognized business or organization can have five people, plus officiants

— virtual gatherings and performances can be held with a maximum of five people in one location

Take-Out Roast Beef Dinner – Saturday, October 2nd, 2021

CHWUC’s Take Out Roast Beef Dinner has been rescheduled for Saturday, Octobet 2nd, 2021! 

Cole Harbour Woodside United Church is offering a Hearty Roast Beef Take Out Dinner on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021!

Each dinner is only $15.00 and must be pre-ordered and paid for by Monday, September 27th.  For more details and to reserve your dinners, please call the church office at (902) 434-7714.

If you would like to make a payment online you can do so by clicking the “Donate Now” button and selecting “Roast Beef Dinner” from the list of available of funds. If you are purchasing multiple dinners then consider making a single payment for the total amount.

We are also be looking for folks to donate veggies and “willing workers” to help peeling those vegetables and help in the kitchen.


CHWUC Annual Auction

Our annual auction will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 6:30pm

RSVP (for In-Person & Zoom Participation): November 14, 2020


Donations Cut-off Date: November 9, 2020

*All procedures recommended by CHWUC’s COVID-19 Committee will be followed during this event.

The auction will be held in the Sanctuary, with appropriate Social Distancing, following all rules developed by the COVID-19 Committee.

All In-Person attendees will have to be registered by November 14, 2020.
There will also be the opportunity to attend by Zoom with these attendees also registered by November 14, 2020. These attendees will be emailed the Zoom link.Registration, for in-person & Zoom attendance, will include name, phone number, and email address. Registration can be done by filling out the online form found at: https://forms.gle/GypuSCEUki1mfqxG8 or by calling the Church office or Janet Barker.

If you can’t attend in person or by Zoom, you can let us know your maximum bid for an item or have a bidding proxy, as has been our practice in the past. Payments can be made either in person (cash or cheque) when picking up your item or by E-transfer to the church.

Please contact Janet Barker or Marylou Foster by November 9, 2020, if you would like to donate an item for the auction. We will email the list of available items to all registrants in the week before the auction.

Re-Opening November 1st!

The COVID-19 Committee has worked hard the last few months by gathering information and best practices for the safest way possible for CHWUC to reopen. We know other churches have already done this but we needed guidelines that would suit CHWUC. We believe we have done this and at the Board Meeting on September 16ththe plan was approved for an opening date of November 1st, 2020 at 10:30am.

It will be our opportunity to gather and celebrate our faith together again in person AND via live-stream online.

There will be protocols and guidelines to follow for those who wish to attend church service in person. Those can be found below:




  • a fever
  • a new or changed chronic cough,
  • a sore throat that is not related to a known or pre-existing condition
  • a runny nose that is not related to a known or pre-existing condition
  • nasal congestion that is not related to a known or pre-existing condition
  • shortness of breath that is not related to a known or pre-existing condition
  • traveled or had contact with someone who travelled outside of the Atlantic region within the last 14 days
  • had unprotected close contact with individuals who have a confirmed or presumptive diagnosis of COVID-19

Process for a Service

  • People will call church office to reserve a seat and answer Covid questionnaire over the phone BEFORE 1:00 p.m. each Friday
  • Church secretary will create a Seating Chart for the service and
  • On day of service, all people will check in with greeter in the narthex
  • Attendees must line up with 6ft distancing as they enter and get checked in
  • Greeter will ask if anything has changed in relation to the Covid questionnaire.

                        If yes, they will be denied entry

  • People will enter the sanctuary, deposit any envelopes in the Offering Plate and go directly to their assigned seating
  • After service is over, attendees will exit via the emergency exit in the sanctuary

Sanctuary Usage (All service types – Funeral, Wedding, Worship, etc.)

  • All attendees must register with office that they wish to attend the service
  • Attendees will be assigned a seat number and they must sit in the seat assigned 
  • Attendance will be limited to 74 persons
  • Attendees must wear masks
  • Attendees will enter via the main front doors
  • All attendees must disinfect their hands before entering
  • All personal items must kept with and taken out by attendees
  • ONLY the washrooms in hallway by the nursery will be available
  • Nobody is to enter the main hall
  • There will be no singing by the congregation
  • After service, attendees will exit via the emergency exit.

In memory of Paul Gillis

In Memory of Paul Gillis

It is with great sorrow that we say good-bye to our big-hearted and fun loving caretaker, Paul.  All of us send our support and love to Susan, the family and all of Paul’s loved ones.

His funeral will be held this Thursday, September 24th in the Sanctuary and will be by invitation only.  However, the service will be live streamed via YouTube for everyone to watch. Once the link is created, it will be sent out to all and posted here. 

His Obituary: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/obituaries/paul-gillis-45008


CANCELLATIONS: Please share!

* All activities, including the 9:30am and 10:30am services will be cancelled for the next 3 weeks. Check our social media accounts and website soon to hear a Sunday message (and possibly the opportunity to watch a service). We are currently looking into alternative methods.

* Church office remains open for phone calls Monday-Friday for all questions and pastoral requests. Please stay away from the building or call to make an appointment if you need to.

* Dinner theatre has been put on hold until the fall. The date in the fall has not yet been determined.
– Those who have already paid, keep a hold of your ticket as a voucher for first dibs on the fall show! If you would prefer a refund, that can be arranged as well by contacting the church.
– Lost track of your ticket? Not to worry, the dinner theatre crew has a complete list of everyone who has paid and been issued a ticket.

If you know of a church member who does not  have access to the internet or email, please reach out to them and share the church information. Thank you!

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