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.


The Sweet & Savoury Food Auction is from June 11th-18th!

The Sweet and Savoury Food Auction will be open from Sunday, June 11th at 2pm until Sunday, June 18th at 4:30pm. Bidding is taking place on the 32 Auctions website at the following address: https://www.32auctions.com/CHWUC062023

All funds raised by this auction will be used to support the operating expenses of Cole Harbour Woodside United Church (CHWUC) to help ensure the continuation of the many community missions CHWUC is involved with.

For any questions, please contact Jill Brogran at jillbrogan@accesswave.ca

Thank you!

Phase 2 CHWUC Member Survey 2023

The Visioning Committee would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who completed the Phase 1 survey. Please note that everyone can participate in this survey and it is not limited to those who completed the first one. Before we proceed with the second survey let us share some of the feedback that we received from the Phase 1.

– 93% of the people who responded confirmed that their needs are being met at Cole Harbour Woodside United Church (CHWUC).

– 88% who responded are active in CHWU mentioning worship, being close to nature, fellowship outreach and ministries.

– About 15% to 20% of respondents actively engage CHWUC online

– The most pressing justice issues include, food insecurity, racism, refugees, residential schools and the environment

– In our community the most pressing issues include, health care access, food insecurity, housing and senior support.

The questions on this survey were created based on the answers to the Phase 1 survey. The Phase 1 questions have been reiterated here and are followed by a brief explanation of the Phase 2 question that follows. The goal of this survey is to assess the interest in ideas that were generated to address the views and desires of the people at CHWUC. A variety of programming and committees have been recommended. We want you to know as you complete this survey that we envision these programs and committees meeting regularly but that each committee/group will determine the number of meetings per year that is appropriate.

We hope that we have covered a range of opportunities so that everyone can find something that they would enjoy doing and feel valued in participating.


Please note that the results of this survey will not be anonymous unless otherwise indicated for each question. The reason for this option is so that we can know who is interested in each activity and they will be contacted. We understand that some people may not be comfortable answering all of the questions. We want to hear from you especially if you are not interested in any of the suggestions we have made. We will listen respectfully. All answers and conversations will be held in confidentiality by the Vision Committee members.

Link to the survey: https://forms.gle/Hs1wKA5AMsTdz7n18

Thank you! The Visioning Committee thanks you for participating in this survey. We look forward to learning from you and working to implement the items that are deemed by you to be relevant to Cole Harbour Woodside United Church.

Tickets are NOW on sale for CHWUC’s next dinner-theatre production: Resort to Murder!

Resort to Murder is an original Cole Harbour Woodside United Church production.

Welcome to Le Resort Mer d’Or, with its’ zany owners and unruly guests. Throw in a “shotgun” wedding, mob hits, a jewel heist and the world of fashion and you have the makings for this laugh out loud show.

Enjoy an amazing 3 course roast beef dinner, dessert, live band and fun show.

Reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased through the office or in person after church service:

  • Phone: 902-434-7714
  • Email: chwuc@eastlink.ca
  • Office: 15 Bissett Rd

Show dates are:

  • Sunday, May 7th at 2pm (Dessert Matinee) for only $25 each ticket with crackers/ cheese/ grapes/ sparkling juice and a yummy dessert – https://fb.me/e/12xCBvzkw

Maple Syrup Fundraiser is back!

🍁 It’s Maple Syrup time! 🍁

You can submit your orders directly to Romy & Naomi in the hall after church service or submit through the online form here: https://forms.gle/q5GwcG4mwRG19Gqm8 There are also some paper order forms in the Narthex.

Payments can be made by:

  • cash,
  • cheque (payable to CHWUC) or
  • etransfer to chwucmaplesyrup@gmail.com (use the password: maplesyrup) and put your name in the message.

Orders and payments are due March 31st!


250ml bottle: $9.00

500ml bottle: $14.00

1L bottle: $25.00

2L bottle: $39.00

4L bottle: $67.00

Maple Cream: $9.00

Maple Butter: $12.00

Maple Candies: $5.00

2023 CHWUC Visioning Survey – Part 1

The CHWUC Visioning Committee wishes to thank each and every one of our church family. Thank you for everything you do within our walls and for all you do in our community that makes “Offering the Care and Comfort of Christ” a fitting vision for our church. We also want to thank everyone who has volunteered their time in the past for, without you, our church would not exist today. Thank you to everyone who shows up on Sunday for service whether it is in person or via Zoom or YouTube for, without you, worship would be less powerful; “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” – Matthew 18:20

The Visioning Committee have developed the following questions to aid us in getting to know CHWUC’s congregation better. We wish to understand what is important to all of you so that we envision the programs and support for the causes that are relevant within our church family and out in our immediate community. The United Church of Canada has a new Call and Vision. It is “Deep Spirituality, Bold Discipleship, Daring Justice”. The following questions have been developed based on this Call and Vision using documents found on the UCC website and through other resources available through UCC and Atlantic School of Theology.

– https://united-church.ca/blogs/round-table/discipleship-bold

– https://united-church.ca/worship-theme/call-and-vision-worship

This is part 1 of 2 surveys that will be shared with the congregation. The survey results will be used by the Visioning Committee in confidence. You may submit your survey anonymously or you may add your name at the end so that we may reach you for further information. There will also be paper versions of this survey available in the Narthex.

Deadline: Monday, February 13th

Link: https://forms.gle/nLjAXJ7bMz3Ros9h7

2022 Christmas Services

Sunday, December 18th – 7pm: Choir Christmas Cantata – Facebook Event

Monday, December 19th – 7pm: Blue Christmas Worship Service – Facebook Event

Saturday, December 24th – 4pm: Children’s Christmas Eve Service – Facebook Event

Saturday, December 24th – 8pm (In Person & Online): Christmas Eve Service of Carols – Facebook Event

Saturday, December 24th – 11pm: Christmas Eve Evening Service & Communion – Facebook Event

Sunday, January 1 – 10:30am: Carols Sing New Years Worship Service – Facebook Event

Who Knew? Dinner Theatre is finally here!!

It’s finally here but tickets are going fast!!! We only have tickets to the dress rehearsal left O_O Check out the dates below for the much anticipated Dinner Theater production “Who Knew?”

Get your tickets today to secure your seat!!!

It’s the 1950’s and tragedy has struck again at the Chateau Newberry & Winery! Join us for a tale of twists and turns, family secrets and deception. Throw in a cast of unruly servants and house guests along with an eccentric psychic, missing chef and a secret long covered up, and you will have the making of this “tragic tail”. WHO Knew tragedy could be so funny LOL!

We will have our usual mouth-watering 3-course roast beef dinner (salad, rolls, roast beef, gravy, veggies and dessert). Yum!

Additionally anyone who can help volunteer for kitchen duties etc., please reach out to Jill Brogan.

Show dates:

November 9th at 7pm (Dress Rehearsal with Pasta Dinner) – $25.00: https://fb.me/e/2HAfFIppz

November 10th at 7pm – $45.00: https://fb.me/e/26oq7AREl – SOLD OUT!

November 12th at 7pm – $45.00: https://fb.me/e/qtLFPVcUZ – SOLD OUT!

November 18th at 7pm – $45.00: https://fb.me/e/2MFRsGy6W – SOLD OUT!

November 19th at 7pm (Closing Night) – $45.00: https://fb.me/e/5b392g554 – SOLD OUT!

How to purchase tickets?

Payments are accepted via cash or cheque at the office or by e-transfer to chwuc@eastlink.ca with security answer of: dinner

Contact the office by phone 902-434-7714 or email to reserve your seat!

Download the poster – PDF

CHWUC’s Annual Auction – Saturday, September 24th! (Postponed to October 15th at 12pm)

CHWUC’s Annual Auction will be on Saturday, October 15th, starting at 12pm. It will be held in the Sanctuary.

All In-Person attendees need to be registered by October 11.

There will also be the opportunity to attend by Zoom with these attendees also registered by October 11. These attendees will be emailed the Zoom link.

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.

The list of available items are listed below.

To register, please fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/5JBqEMWfbBEhWm7G7

List of Items & Pictures

Sobeys Gift Cards (2 x $100 and 1 x $50) 
Superstore Gift Cards ( 2 x $100) 
Ski Wentworth Gift Cards ($50 x 3) Gift Cards 
$100 RCR Hospitality Group Gourmet Gift Card 
$50 Gift Card for Singing Telegram (& short concert) presented by QWiNN 
Lunch for 3-4 at Station 1 Lebanese Kitchen with Rev. Krista Elizabeth
Crocheted Bedspread (Double/ Full) & Pillow 
Steam Iron 
2 Vases  – Red: 15″H x 10″ dia. & Beige: 9″H x 6″ dia. (May be sold separately) 
Vase – Purple, round with flared rim
Vase – Clear
Vase – Tall with sparkle finish
Magic Bag (never used) 
Avon Light-up Angel 
Avon Mrs. Flurry & Snow Baby 
Avon Mr. Flurry 
Christmas Santa cookie jar
Christmas set of 4 cake plates, boxed
Christmas 2 multi-purpose decorative containers (one Gingerbread house with 3-picture holder; one round, blue with dove motif)
Fibre-Optic Lighting Winter Village with music
Cuddly Christmas Bear (2019)
Holiday Joy Christmas Rug, 20 x 32 inches
Three Kings candle holders
Gold-coloured Tree Stocking Hanger
Newfoundland Driftwood Ornament
Princess House Lead Crystal Clown (small) 
Princess House (?) Lead Crystal Basket Vase 
Set of 6 wine glasses
4 Michelangelo Wine Glasses (11.5 oz)
Glass covered cake tray
Glass Centerpiece Bowl
Knit White Christening dress 
12 Knit Dishcloths (may be sold in lots of 2 or 3 
Yves Rocher “Evidence” Eau de Parfum x 2 (may be sold separately) 
Automatic Card Shuffler 
Books: Loons by Aubrey Lang & Nova Scotia by Sherman Hines 
Book: Fishermen of Nova Scotia by L.B. Jenson 
Photo Frames: 2 Grandmother & 1 Child 
Handmade Crib Blanket 
Crocheted Poncho, made by Susanna Morash-Kent
Electric Bike: Max. load 120 kg 
Sears Calculator with Ruler Frame 
Exterior Wall Lantern, Black finish on Steel with Clear Glass Panels
Glass Vacuum Server
HomeMax Electric Griddle, 47cm W x 27cm H (18.5 W x 10.6 H)
Anne of Green Gables porcelain doll
Large Stuffed Easter Bunny with stand
2 “Giggle Buddies” Halloween decorations (each to be sold separately, 3 AA batteries not included)
2 Quilted Christmas Socks, by Betty Davyd 
Quilted Table Runner made by Betty Davyd
Quilted Snowman Table Runner, by Betty Davyd
2 Kitchen Towels, made by Betty Davyd
Christmas/ Winter apron made by Betty Davyd 
3 Round Quilted Table Runners, made by Betty Davyd 
Set of 8 Quilted placemats by Betty Davyd 
Moose Towel, made by Betty Davyd
Carousel Crib Quilt, from Phyllis Jordan
LoCo Golf Club Bag 
Pink Knitted Hat 
Women’s Knitted Vest – Size Large
3 Knitted Scarves in various colours, made by Susan Smith
2 Knitted Toques, made by Susan Smith
1 Matching Toque & Scarf Set, made by Susan Smith
6 sets of Jigsaw Puzzles (Various topics)  

Oak Turned Tea Light Holder, made by Terry Hines
Set of 2 Maple Tea Light Holders, made by Terry Hines
Oak Turned Pillar Candle Holder, made by Terry Hines
Set of 2 Pillar Candle Holders (White/Grey), with green pillar candle
Hand-Carved Lotus Wall Plaque by Ron Barker – 11″ diameter 
Saxophone Tin Wall Hanging
Dory Window Box Planter made by Mike Nickerson 
Assortment of Norwex products
Bijoux Necklace & Earrings Set
Assorted VHS movies (mostly Disney)
Magnetix for ages 6 and up, includes small ball & magnets
“Trucks and a Bus Matching Game”, ages 3+
Apple Peeler
Cuisinart Knife Block (black) with assorted knives
Travel Mani/Pedi Kit
Fluffy Dog Bed for a small dog
Metal Stool, approx. 26” H (66 cm H)
Kitchen Basics Chip & Dip serving dish
Standing Fan with Quad-Pod Quick Folding Base
2 x 250ml Jars of Peach Marmalade 
2 x 250ml Jars of Pineapple/Rhubarb Jam 
2 x 1 litre Maple Syrup (to be sold separately) 
Wine & Cheese Basket: 1 red, 1 white, 2 boxes crackers, 2 cheese balls made by Lee, package of paper napkins 
2 x 1 dozen Marylou’s Butter Tarts (to be sold separately) – not exactly as pictured 
2 x Marylou’s Apple Crisp (to be sold separately) – not exactly as pictured 
3 Bottles of Dolores’ Pickled Beets – not exactly as pictured 
3 Bottles of Dolores’ Million Dollar Relish – not exactly as pictured 
2 Bottles of Dolores’ Red Pepper Jelly – not exactly as pictured 
3 Bottles of Dolores’ Strawberry Jam with Biscuits – not exactly as pictured 
3 Loaves of Dolores’ 8-grain bread (each sold separately) – not exactly as pictured 
2 Batches of Dolores’ 8-grain Rolls (each sold separately) – not exactly as pictured 
3 x Dolores’ Baked Beans for 2 with biscuits (each sold separately) – not exactly as pictured 
2 x Dolores’ Cinnamon Loaves (each sold separately) – not exactly as pictured 
Chinese Dinner for 6 – Lee & John Ayer
Cherry Cake – Linda Stonehouse
Grommet’s Dog Treats made by Jill Brogan
Large Jar of Nuts & Bolts by Lee Ayer (Not as shown)
Large Jar of Ranch Flavoured Bits & Bites by Lee Ayer (Not as shown)