42 Church Hill
Fonthill United Church
P.O. Box 926
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0
From the QEW west:
Follow QEW to Victoria Avenue and go south to Regional Road 20. Go east until you come to Fonthill. The church is on the South side of the road, on the right.
From the 406:
Follow the 406 south from St Catharines or north from Welland to Regional Road 20. Go west into Fonthill. The church is at the top of the hill on the South side of the road, on the left.
To all who are looking for a church community, we invite you to visit Fonthill United Church.
Our weekly service is normally on Sundays at 9:30 am.
There is no dress code so come wearing whatever makes you comfortable.
There is free parking around the church.
This website explains what this congregation is all about.
We hope to see you soon and we promise that you will be welcome among us.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
As reported in the media, a large part of Africa is currently in the grip of famine with 20 million people affected. The United Church of Canada urged congregations to respond so Fonthill United Church received donations from May 21 to June 25. In addition, Council authorized $500 to be donated from its Memorial Fund.
A total of $6,464 was received and immediately sent to the Canada Foodgrains Bank. Since the Government of Canada matches donations given to the Foodgrains Bank (4:1 up to 25 million dollars) our contribution amounted to over 100 tonnes of grain for the people who need it. This is enough to fill a rail car (called a hopper car).
The next time you see a train rolling down the tracks look for the hopper car and let it remind you that you are part of a congregation that is full of God's compassion for our global neighbours.
Our building is fully accessible and our PA system is equipped with a hearing assist. Modern hearing aids with a “T coil” should pick up the signal automatically. If your hearing aid has a switch, turn it to “T” in order to pick up the signal. The signal is strongest close to the outside walls so sitting near one of them will make it louder. If the signal is not coming in through your hearing aid or you do not have one, you can pick up a headset at the back. Simply turn up the volume to a comfortable level.
The Sunday after-worship discussion group will resume on September 24 with a new series called Violence Divine. It is by by John Dominic Crossan based on his latest book called: How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation. In this series we will grapple with Scripture's two conflicting visions of Jesus and God, one of a loving God, and one of a vengeful God, and how Christians can better understand these passages in a way that enriches their faith. People sometimes reject religion in general and Christianity in particular for being the cause of human violence. How do we answer them?
In our sessions we will watch a video and engage in discussion. Everyone is invited to join in. Come to as many sessions as you can. Come to ask questions and raise concerns or come just to listen. Many people have found that they come on Sunday as much for these discussions as they do for worship! We will begin at 11:00 and finish promptly at 12:00.
Good News … our first Syrian Refugee Family of 6 is scheduled to arrive on September 26, 2017. The parents are both in their 30s and they have two girls aged 9 and 16 months and two boys aged 7 and 8. The Pelham Syrian Refugee Constituent Group is busy making preparations for their arrival.
Our second family is in the queue for a final interview and we hope to hear that they have been approved soon. Once that interview takes place they will be given a travel date.
We have currently raised just over $39,000 but need to raise $55,000 in order to support both families. Cash donations to support this effort at this time would be greatly appreciated.