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

November 7th, 6:30 -9:30 - A Holy Hogwarts Movie Night.  Come and enjoy a pizza supper and watch "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."  If you would like more information please email Lesley Hamilton, our Student Minister, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Coping with Grief During the Holidays  -  On Monday, November 24th @ 7:30pm in the Woodside Imperoyal Chapel, the Pastoral Care Team will be hosting an evening on, “Coping with Grief During the Holidays”.  This session is for anyone who is dealing with early or on­going grief.  It will be a casual evening provid­ing coping strategies/suggestions on dealing with grief and the holidays.  There is no obli­gation to speak in the group, coming and lis­tening is great.  Heather Johnston, Parish Nurse and Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis will be facilitating this presentation.  If you have any questions, call Heather @ 902-434-7714.

Families Connect - Our next gathering is November 29th, from 4-7pm in the church hall.  Activities will be around an Advent theme.  Any families (parents or grandparents) in our congrega­tion with young children are invited to join us and connect with other such families.  A sign-up sheet will be provided at the church or you can RSVP by contacting Jennifer Muir­head @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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