Welcome to the CHWUC Website!

Welcome - Cole Harbour Woodside United Church is a Christian community where people genuinely care about each other; a place where faith and action are intertwined and where all, regardless of age, sex or status, are considered part of the family and encouraged to develop their faith through worship, education and service.

The CHWUC’s mission statement is, “offering the care and comfort of Christ”. As our minister, Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis, states in her welcome letter to new members, “We are a church that believes in putting our faith into action. We place a high priority on inclusion, participation, education, and celebration. Our doors are open to one and all.” This is seen clearly in both our Sunday services and in every other aspect of our church. Each Sunday you are met by friendly faces throughout the sanctuary and hall. From the beautiful music by our pianist, the children’s voices in call to worship, the fresh flowers donated each week, the performances by our choir and other guests, all the way to the sermon, you instantly feel the fellowship of our congregation on your first visit.

Our hope is that with this website you can find out everything you need to know about the church from who we are, where we come from, and where we are going, to our various ministries, types of worship, outreaches, and building rental inquiries.  If you can't find the information you are looking for send us an e-mail or give us a call.

Holy Hogwarts - Youth Gathering (Grade 6 and up): Holy Hogwarts. The next gathering will be Jan 9th - a week later than normal, 6:30 -9:30. If you would like more information please contact Lesley Hamilton, our Student Minister.

You are invited to join us for the Staff’s Christmas Open House on Tuesday, December 16th @10am in the Meeting Room.

PLEASE NOTE:   On Sunday, December 21st, we will be receiving persons by Transfer of Membership.  Anyone wishing to transfer their membership to CHWUC is asked to contact the church office: 902-434-7714

CHWUC CHOIR will present a Cantata on Sunday December 21st at 7:30 pm. Come out and join us for some uplifting seasonal music.

ANGEL TREE - Who has been or is an angel in your life?  As a fundraiser to cover the costs associated with plowing and salting the parking lot this season, we invite you to make a donation of $20 to place one name on each angel in memory or celebration of those dear to you.  The angels will then be used to decorate a tree in our sanctuary and all angels will be acknowledged during our 8:00pm worship service on Christmas Eve.  Persons will then have the option of removing their angel(s) from the tree and taking them home.


Contact Info

Cole Harbour United Church

15 Bissett Rd.
Dartmouth, NS
B2V 2T1

Phone: 902-434-7714
Fax: 902-434-2901
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Latest Newsletter

 Every couple of months we publish a newsletter and sent it out to everyone giving updates on the church and its ministries.  

To see the latest version, click here

Resource Centre

CHWUC Resource Centre

Mon  7-9p

Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-1


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