CHWUC Entrance Policy – COVID-19

Effective: October 21, 2021


The province of Nova Scotia requires that all people of vaccination age entering the church be double vaccinated for all activities except Sunday worship service.


It is our expectation that if you are attending Worship Services in person that you care about the health of the other members of our congregation and that, therefore, you will only be allowed to attend in person if you are doubly vaccinated before entering the building. 

If you have not been fully vaccinated, we invite you to join in worship with us and others via Zoom or YouTube.

The Sanctuary will be thoroughly cleaned before worship.

We ask, that as you enter the building, you wear a mask and that you sanitize your hands at the door with the solution provided.

We ask that you register at the door with your name and a contact number by signing the log.   Any offerings are to be placed in the plate at the sanctuary entrance.

Please note there are a limited number of seats that are available on a first come first serve basis.

Those leading in worship, may remove their mask for their leadership period.  All others are required to wear a mask at all times.

We ask that you remain seated during worship and leave the Sanctuary in an orderly fashion through the side door.

NOTE:  Based on the COVID situation in the province this policy will be modified accordingly to meet or exceed provincial requirements.

The CHWUC Annual Auction is November 21st!

We are planning our annual auction once again this year so put it on your calendar for Sunday, November 21st at 6:00pm!

We will be offering in person and online options for bidding.

To participate, please fill out this online form: If you have any issues in filling out the form, please email Janet Barker at


November 9th – To donate an item for the auction. We will email the list of available items to all registrants in the week before the auction.

November 14th – To register for Zoom. There will be the opportunity to attend by Zoom. Attendees will be emailed the Zoom link.

November 18th – All In-Person attendees need to be registered.

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.

For in-person participation, there is a seating limit of 65 people.

Contact Mary Lou Foster or Janet Barker if you have any questions.

You can also share the event and indicate you’re attending on Facebook!

List of items (Pictures available in Facebook Album) (PDF Version with categories)

  • Calvin’s Christmas Trees
  • Decorative letters X-M-A-S
  • Winter Print – Christmas Tree & Bench
  • Framed Print – No Place Like Home For the Holidays
  • Avon Cardinal Wreath
  • Christmas Kitchen Kit: 52”x70” table cloth, napkins, mug, tray, tea towel, oven mitt & pot holder, crocheted Gnome towel topper with hand towel, Christmas mini pancake griddle
  • Kid’s Christmas Basket: 2 crafts, Christmas Go Fish game, ornament, mug, Santa hat
  • Fibre Optic Snowman
  • Marylou’s Butter Tarts
  • Marylou’s Apple Crisp
  • Cinnamon Bread – Made by Dolores Adams
  • Strawberry Jam & Biscuits – Made by Dolores Adams
  • 2 Bottles of Pickled Beets and 1 bottle of Relish – Made by Dolores Adams
  • 1 Bottle of Pickled Beets – Made by Dolores Adams
  • Loaves of Bread – Made by Dolores Adams
  • Cracker Candy with Nuts – Made by Dolores Adams
  • Gerrie’s Ginger Sparkles – made by Anne Marie Siteman
  • A batch of “Gromit’s Favourite” dehydrated chicken hearts – Jill Brogan
  • Home Baked Squares Package: 9×13 pan of Date Squares, 9×13 pan of Pecan Pie Bars, 9×13 pan of Lemon Squares – Debbie Hines
  • 1 Loaf Newfoundland Cherry Cake – Linda Stonehouse
  • 2 x 500 ml bottles Peach Marmalade
  • 1 litre J. Prosser & Sons Maple Syrup
  • Shane’s Dark Fruitcake, Brandy soaked
  • Chef John’s Chinese Dinner – 4-6 guests
  • Maple Syrup Basket (1L Syrup, 2L Syrup, Maple Syrup Cookbook, 1 Box Pancake mix)
  • Set of Cedar Grilling Planks with recipes
  • Electric griddle
  • Keurig K-Slim Coffee Maker
  • Stoneware Casserole Dish
  • Stoneware Baking Dish
  • Decorative bowl, white and pink
  • Baking Dish, White with flowers
  • ‘Splendide’ Carving Set & ‘Chandler’ Salt & Pepper Grinder
  • ‘Enbrighten’ Lighting for Life Electric Lantern
  • Floor Lamp – 6’ Tall
  • MotoMaster Eliminator 400A, battery charger
  • Assorted Norwex cloths:  1Enviro cloth, 1 window cloth, 1kitchen cloth, 1 body /face cloth, 6oz hand sanitizer, 250 gram laundry detergent, mini fruit and veggie wash and fruit and veggie wash mitt
  • Black shoulder purse
  • Large Leather Handbag – Never used, tags still attached
  • Double/Queen Comforter with Pillow Shams
  • Heavy, warm quilt/blanket, 2-tone Browns
  • Slippers, Size 8, Burgundy colour
  • Set of 14 Karaoke CDs
  • $25 Superstore Gift Card
  • Singing Telegram Gift Certificate – $50 Value
  • $50 Palladium Restaurant Gift Certificate
  • Scrapbooking Supplies #1: 2 Scrapbooking albums, Assorted scrapbooking paper, Cutting tool, Stencils, Assortment of embellishments 
  • Scrapbooking supplies #2: 1 Scrapbooking album, Assorted Scrapbooking paper, Cutting tool, Stencils, Assortment of embellishments 
  • 3 Maritime Cross Stitch Kits – Green Gables, Bluenose, Peggy’s Cove Light
  • “Playful Kitties” Cross Stitch Kit
  • Crocheted Poncho by Susanna Morash-Kent
  • Knitted Scarf #1– by Susan Smith
  • Knitted Scarf #2 – by Susan Smith
  • Handmade Raggedy Ann Doll – made by Helen Moser
  • 1 Dozen Braided Hangers – Ellen LeBlanc
  • Knitted Kid’s Sweater #1 – Size 2-4 – Machine wash & dry – Margi Bain
  • Knitted Kid’s Sweater #2 – Size 2-4 – Machine wash & dry – Margi Bain
  • Knitted American Girl Doll Dress #1 – Susan Smith
  • Knitted American Girl Doll Dress #2 – Susan Smith
  • The Ultimate Wreath Book
  • Anne Geddes’ Cherished Thoughts with Love book
  • Double Puzzle Pack: 2 “Keepsakes” puzzles in one pack
  • Cobble Hill 275 large piece puzzle – Christmas theme
  • Set of 2 Puzzles: 750 pieces & 500 Pieces
  • 1000 piece puzzle – Canadian scenes
  • Set of 2 puzzles: Peanuts – 1000 piece, Harry Potter – 1000 piece
  • 1000 Piece Puzzle – Blue Country House
  • Big Ben 1000 piece puzzle – Mountain, field, and flowers
  • Guild 1000 piece puzzle – Winter scene
  • KodaColor 1000 piece puzzle
  • 1000 piece Art Gallery Puzzle, in bag with picture inside
  • Buffalo 2000 piece Puzzle, “In Full Bloom”
  • Mystery Puzzle – “a good one”
  • 3 Candles Holder Set for tea lights – Cat Motif
  • Partylite Tea Light Holders
  • Chinese Ornament
  • Chinese Vase
  • Catherine Karnes Munn Prints – “Sisters” & “New Brunswick”
  • Pottery Cats
  • Wood-turned, 4 wine cork set…made from Maple.  Varathane finish – Terry Hines
  • Wood-turned tealight candle set – made of oak from church pews and each candle has a slightly different shade of a stain.  Red mahogany, early American and English chestnut.  Polyurethane finish – Terry Hines
  • Wood-turned Fruit bowl – made from a cherry burl – 8″ wide and has a clear varathane finish. – Terry Hines
  • Wood-turned Pen – made from dark walnut with a polyurethane finish – Terry Hines
  • Wood-turned, large 3-inch candle holder – Made of oak from church pews with a pecan color stain. Polyurethane finish – Made by Terry Hines
  • 1 dozen+ Red Asiatic Lily Bulbs
  • 4 Bowling Balls (with well worn shoes)
  • Baby-sitting services (Friday PM to Sunday AM) – Rev. Krista Elizabeth Winn

Calling ALL Theatre Enthusiasts!

This fall, with the support of an HRM Inclusion and Diversity Project Grant, CHWUC will stage an original production entitled, “Who-Buddy Are You?”.  This children’s play articulates the under lying value of all people within society.  The play, beautifully written in child like rhyme and dialogue is set in the Hamlet of Buddy-Bay, and begins with a clear differentiation between the “Some-Buddies” who are deemed to have much value and the ‘No-Buddies” who are seen as “less than”.  The arc of the story moves from exclusion to inclusion with all of the “Who-Buddies” working together to solve a problem.  Despite external differences, the characters of the play finally recognize that “Every-Buddy” really is the same.  The little village of “Who-Buddies” come to understand that they are equal, and should treat each other in the same, respectful way.

This project will be a volunteer led initiative intended to bring children, youth and adults together to create a wonderfully inclusive and diverse theatre production.  The goal is to bring children and youth who may not usually have a chance to shine on stage the opportunity to share their talents in an inclusive, diverse and safe environment.  This includes those who live with a variety of intellectual and/or physical disabilities, those who identify as part of the LGBTQ + community and all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. “Every-Buddy” is welcome!

What does this mean?

We are looking for school aged children and youth of all abilities to act in this fun, uplifting show.  We are also looking for volunteers to help with other areas of the production including: set and costume design, back stage help, and coaching. 

If you or your children are interested in being a part of this exciting, inclusive, production please contact me by October 3rd and let me know in what area(s) you would like to participate. (A commitment to come to all rehearsals and performances is a must to participate)

Please e-mail me at:  jillbrogan(at) or call/ text me at (902)329-4953

Rehearsals will be held for 6 weeks on Saturdays from 3:00pm -4:30 pm starting October 16th.

A dress rehearsal will be held in the early afternoon of Friday November 26th with shows to be held during the afternoons of Saturday November 27th and Sunday November 28th 

I can’t wait to work with all of you to bring this production to life!! 

Yours truly,

Jill Brogan


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.


Cole Harbour Cares AGM Refugee Report 2021

In January 2020, Cole Harbour Cares met to discuss sponsoring another refugee family. Our commitment to the AlAsadis was ending in May 2020.

After much discussion, we realized that our friend, Khaled Mojarkish (owner of Station 1 restaurant) had worked with sponsorship groups over the years to help over 20 Syrians come to Nova Scotia but not once had he asked for help for his family.  We thought it was time we helped Khaled by sponsoring his niece and her husband and daughter, and also two young nephews.

In February 2020, CHC spoke at Cole Harbour Woodside United Church and Church of St. Andrews Anglican Church encouraging members of the congregations to pledge support for Cole Harbour Cares.

In March, the world changed with the news of a pandemic called Covid.

More tragedy struck our shores as we navigated through the year. Our dear friend and great supporter, Kathy Warren, died as did Khaled Mojarkish’s 2 year old daughter, Lotus.  Israa AlAsadi, Ziad’s wife, lost her father in Syria due to Covid.

Through it all, CHC realized we could succumb to the tragedies or draw strength from them and carry on. We chose the latter and continued to organize on-line fundraisers. We were fortunate to be asked to speak at Iona Presbyterian church. CBC Mainstreet interviewed Khaled and CHC on their afternoon show.

CHC needs to raise $49,000 to sponsor the 5 members of Khaled’s family. Our bank balance is at $28,500. Even though 2020 has been the most challenging of years, with your help CHC will continue to fund raise till we reach our goal.

None of this would be possible without our wonderful supporters and we thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Our five Syrian refugees, presently living in Lebanon, dream every day of coming to Canada and we will try our best to make their dream come true.

Sunday School during Advent

Sunday school during advent will look a little different this year but we’d love for the children and youth to still be able to make the fun advent crafts.  We have made advent craft bags so that everyone can participate. Please contact Penny in the church office either by email at or call 902-434-7714 to register for a craft bag.  Please register as soon as possible and preferably before Nov 27 so that the bag can be delivered to you!  The Zoom link for Sunday school will be emailed weekly to all families.

If you miss Sunday school but would still like to do the crafts, please check out the following links:

Heart Angel – 

Supplies needed:

  • 1 large heart,
  • 2 smaller hearts (different colour),
  • Skin tone circle or heart,
  • black marker/crayon/pencil

Craft Stick Star – 

Supplies needed:

  • 5 Popsicle sticks,
  • glue,
  • piece of ribbon,
  • things to decorate (stickers, craft gems, glitter glue, etc)

Shepherd – 

Supplies needed:

  • 2x2in cupcake liner or circle,
  • 1x1in cupcake liner or circle,
  • brown pipe cleaner,
  • tape or glue,
  • jumbo craft stick,
  • markers or pencil crayons

Magi – 

Supplies needed:

  • black paper,
  • 3 triangles (different colours),
  • 3 rectangles (matching the triangles),
  • 3 felt circles or skin tone paper circles,
  • brown paper cut wavy to resemble sand,
  • 3 yellow paper crowns,
  • 3 pom poms or craft jewels,
  • cotton ball,
  • glue


Kelly Warren