United Community Ministry (UCM)

Who Are We??

We are a United Church Ministry serving 5 of the rural churches in Brock Township and the City of Kawartha Lakes in Ontario.  We consist of 5 pastoral charges who share the same vision for Rural Ministry in our area. We are a Collaborative Cooperative Ministry. We can do more and be more together.

We consist of:

  • St. Andrew’s United Church, Beaverton
  • Cambray Community United Church
  • Oakwood United Church
  • Woodville United Church
  • Trinity Cannington United Church *
  • * (Trinity Cannington is an Affirming Congregation)


We are a group rural United Churches that were in need of ministerial leadership. We now share a ministerial team.  Each of our locations has services most Sundays. Services are on a rotational schedule led by either our Clergy or Licensed Lay Worship Leaders. In the summer and approximately 8 times a year Joint services are held at one location only.


A warm welcome and sincere appreciation to Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Cunningham who answered our UCM Clergy Call and began her full time ministry with us on July 1, 2021. We look forward to this first permanent step (of leadership & guidance) for our collective’s growth together.

VISIT with the REV. If you would like to visit with Rev. Elizabeth she will be available as follows:

Tuesdays- UCM West (Beaverton/ Cannington area)– based in her office at St. Andrew’s UC- Beaverton- available to meet: St. Andrews UC- Beaverton, Trinity UC- Cannington, coffee shop,
at your home

Thursdays- UCM East (Woodville/ Cambray/ Oakwood area)– based in her satellite office at Woodville UC- available to meet: Woodville UC, Cambray UC, Oakwood UC, a coffee shop, at your home

If you wish to arrange to meet with Rev. Elizabeth or need to contact her for pastoral emergencies, please text or phone at 416-801-8739,
or email:
[email protected]

LICENCED LAY WORSHIP LEADERS: We are very fortunate to have an amazing team of Licensed Lay Worship Leaders.  Currently our leaders are Nancy Payne, Evelyn Chambers, Debbie Sherwin, Darlene Hallett, Paul Kneebone, Phyllis Tamlin, Robert Bennett and Carol Cunday

ADMINISTRATOR: (part time) Ruth Fallding Ruth provides a communications and administrative role to support our collective ministry and its congregations, clergy, Council.  Duties include:  to receive and disperse UCM partners’ information (i.e. church events/programs for bulletins, UCM newsletters/annual reports), maintain UCM social media presence through Facebook and website, and to forward or direct your inquiries to the appropriate clergy or Council member/committee. Assembling and editing weekly worship services for Youtube.
Ruth’s contact is through email at [email protected]

United Community Ministry Team Administrator:

Ruth can often be found playing violin during Worship Services.