We believe young people are an important part of our church family; every Sunday they attend the first part of the regular worship service before leaving for Sunday School. We have a lively young group of children in Sunday School, led by a dedicated superintendent and several supporting teachers.
United Church Women (UCW)
Heckston - The Heckston UCW meet the second Tuesday of the month at 8:00 p.m. from September through June. The ladies are very active and meet for fundraising, fellowship, musical evenings and informative outings. New members are always welcome and should contact Marg Mohr at 613-258-2626
Hallville - The UCW is an active group that helps support many community needs and contributes to Mission and Service, as well as providing many extras to keep our building and church life in good condition. It organizes a locally famous luncheon, a craft and bake sale and many other events and outings throughout the year.
Inkerman - The Inkerman UCW meet once every two months. The women are active fundraisers for the church, as well as, for other groups including Rideau Hill Camp and Camp Awesome. The ladies host three annual suppers as well as other events throughout the year. New members are always welcomed. For more information please contact Erma Allison at 613-989-2191.
Mountain - This active group organizes annual fund raisers such as a pancake supper and a fish dinner as well as a Christmas tea and bake sale. In addition, they provide lunches for local funeral homes and support several local charities including Rideau Hill Camp, Camp Awesome, Naomi House and the United Church Mission and Service Fund. For more information, please contact Charlene McCargar at 613-989-5569 or Eileen Webb at 613-989-5511.
The Men’s Breakfast Club
Jeans, plaid shirts, and whiskers welcomed! The men of the "4 United Churches" gather for breakfast and fellowship on the second Saturday of the month at 7:30 a.m. For more information contact Rev. Blair Paterson at 613-989-3321.
Heckston - An organist leads the choir of 8 - 10 people and enthusiastic hymn sings are regularly enjoyed before the 11:00 a.m. service.
Hallville - Music is one of our greatest assets. With an inspirational choir director/organist and a dedicated choir, we love to raise the rafters every Sunday morning.
Mountain - Music is an important part of our weekly worship service. Our dedicated choir leads the congregation in a variety of music each week including gospel music, older hymns, and always learning the new hymns as well. This talented group, led by organist Jane Boyd, provides four-part harmony for the weekly choir selection. New members are always welcome and can contact Jane Boyd at 613-989-5378.
South Mountain Gospel Singers
The South Mountain Gospel Singers have been performing with various members over the last 25 years. Three of the original members are still with the group of five singers and a pianist. The group sings its four-part harmony throughout eastern Ontario for various special events including church anniversaries and local fundraisers. To book an engagement with the group, call Wayne Pitt at 613-258-5818 or Harry Castle at 613-448-3337.
Rideau Hill Camp
Since 1948 Rideau Hill Camp has offered a fun-filled camping experience. The purpose of Rideau Hill Camp is character enrichment through living, sharing, and developing within a Christian based environment.
The camp is located at 3560 Rideau River Rd., RR 5, Kemptville, Ontario. The 18-acre site includes wooded areas with trails, grassy fields and river frontage.
Camp Awesome is a week-long Christian day camp program sponsored by the United Church of Canada. In our area, the camp is held at South Mountain Agricultural Hall and runs for one week in July.
Activities include games, crafts, drama, singing, water fun and learning about important topics of faith and character development. The day starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes to 3:00 p.m. The cost is $55 per child to a maximum of $100 per family.
Contact: Karen Paterson