South Shore United Church

The United Church of Canada

A Worshiping Community

Pastoral Care


Christian Education & Development



Board Structure



Kids Corner

Healing Ministry

Contact Us


South Shore United Church, #85 Route 10, Tryon, PEI

Mission Statement:
God calls us to work together in Christian fellowship
with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ:
worshiping, growing in faith, reaching out to others in the church,
community and world, and nuturing our hopes for the future.

A Worshiping Community

Services are held each Sunday at 10:30AM.  Communion is offered on World‑Wide Communion Sunday, Christmas, Maundy Thursday, Easter, and Pentecost Sunday, Sunday School Closing.

Special services are held at various times throughout the year such as a Sunday Closing and Picnic, Service of Compassion, and Christmas Eve. A Service of Worship is held at the South Shore Villa on the second Tuesday of each month. We value sharing worship at Ecumenical gatherings such as: The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise service and breakfast, World Day of Prayer, and Remembrance Service at the Crapaud War Memorial.

Pastoral Care

South Shore United is blessed with a very active Pastoral Care Team who assists the minister.  The Pastoral Care Team provide a compassionate, confidential Christian ministry of practical and spiritual care, support, friendship and communication to those experiencing need, in ordinary times, as well as times of great joy or challenge.


The United Church Women have two units which meet regularly to provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship and service. These groups welcome any ladies in the church for an afternoon or evening of fellowship.

Christian Education & Development

The Christian Education and Development Committee plan programs for the congregation which invites persons of all ages to explore and grow in their relationship with God.   

Weekly Sunday school programs are offered for the children and youth who participate first in the worship service by reading scripture and occasionally presenting short dramas or musical selections.

The Library is a resource available to all in the congregation and we encourage its use for group or individual devotional material. Mid‑week Groups for Children & Youth are offered depending on leadership availability and demand. These are open to all youth of the community.

Adult Bible Study is held weekly during the fall and winter.

Evening Faith and Study Programs are also held periodically.  The area of study is varied depending on leadership and interest.

Along with these programs we sponsor other fun and entertaining events such as seniors’ dinners, after service socials, and various types of fundraisers.


The congregation participates in a number of ongoing outreach projects such as the Christmas Giving Tree, Habitat for Humanity, local food banks, Ten Thousand Villages. Fair Trade tea and coffee is used for all church functions and also made available for those who wish to purchase these items.

Sunday services are taped weekly and made available to those unable to attend.


The South Shore Pastoral Charge of the United Church of Canada was formed on January 1, 2006, bringing together four congregations; Bonshaw, Hampton, Tryon and Victoria, to worship in the church building at Tryon.

The inaugural service was held on July 2, 2006. In 2008 an extension was completed to accommodate the Minister’s study and Secretary’s office which were previously located in the former Crapaud United Church, and to provide additional classrooms, fellowship room, archives and library.

We respect the histories and traditions of the four previous congregations and have integrated numerous artefacts and furnishings from all the churches; for example, the Presbyterian table and chair from Bonshaw, the Stained Glass Window from Hampton, and the Marble Baptismal Font from Victoria. In 1992 the building was designated as a National Historic Site to commemorate 200 years of Methodist roots, and to recognize this fine example of Gothic architecture designed by the famous architect, William Critchlow Harris, 1854-1913.  The Archives  Room contains  histories, information and pictures of  all the former churches.

Board Structure

The South Shore Pastoral Charge is organized to carry out its mission according to a Unified Board Structure.  The Board consists of 20 members of which 17 are voting Elders, who, along with a representative of Ministry and Personnel Committee, Board of Trustees, two lay representatives to PEI Presbytery and a member of the order of ministry (ex‑officio) as corresponding members oversee and give direction for the ministry of the congregation.

The Board is organized in five teams consisting of the following committees; Church Worship and Renewal, Christian Education and Development, Pastoral Care, Financial Management and Stewardship, Property, Congregational Outreach, Congregational Resource, Life and Hospitality, Communications and Public Relations, Church Archives, Ministry and Personnel, and Board of Trustees.


Chandelier from Victoria
Table & Chair from Bonshaw Stained Glass Window from Hampton
Heart Health
Resource Centre
Archives Room


Sunday November 19, 2017  10:30 a.m.

We welcome everyone worshipping with us this morning.  If you are a guest, we invite you to sign the Guest Register found at the back of the sanctuary
Today’s Greeter is Evelyn Stewart
   A light lunch and social time will follow today’s service. Our thanks to UCW Unit 1 for coordinating this event.
   Congratulations to Pieter and Daria Valkenburg for being one of 24 Island recipients to receive the Senate Canada 150 Medal presented Friday to Islanders who demonstrated the “pillars of criteria” for generosity, dedication volunteerism and hard work for their communities.
   With Advent around the corner, we begin our Fruit Sales today. Great for gift giving! Order forms are found on the back center-aisle table, and are to be returned to Arlene by December 3.
   The United Church is accepting donations to help M&S partners provide relief to the Rohingya people fleeing Myanmar to Bangladesh. The federal government will match donations until Nov. 28. To help with this relief, place your donation on the offering plate in an envelope with “Emergency Response: Rohingya”.
Now is the time to renew or begin a subscription to the United Church
Observer. Please contact Nan Thompson, 658-2471 by Dec. 10. Cost is $25.  

November Events at South Shore United
Tues. 21st  2:00pm    Anne Unit, UCW meets in the Fellowship room.
        6:45pm    Healing Sessions offered at the church by the
   Healing Team at 7:15 or 8pm. Please call Deborah Walsh at
   902-620-8423 to book your session.
Wed. 22nd  6-8pm    Transfer Workshop, in the HMC. For those
   interested in learning how to safely assist in the transfer of people
   from one position to another (into and out of a car). This is a free
   Information session. Please pre-register at the church office.
Thurs. 23rd 10:00am    Video Series, “Painting the Stars” – Fellowship rm
        7:00pm    Presbytery meets at Central Queens UC.
Sun. 26th  10:30am    This is the last service before Advent – following
   the service, volunteers are needed for Christmas decorating in the
   Sanctuary and Hall.  Greeters: Vernon & Thelma Inman

Tues. 28th  7:00pm    Book Study with Helen Green  - Fellowship room
Thurs. 30th 10:00am    Video Series, “Painting the Stars” – Fellowship rm
Fri. 8th    7:30pm    The annual Sorensen Family Christmas Concert,
   “There’s Music in the Air”, includes a wide range of music, singing,
   and stories for the Christmas Season. In keeping with Canada 150
   celebrations, several Christmas selections will be included which
   were written around the time of Confederation. Lunch and a time for
   socializing will follow the evening’s entertainment. Admission is a
   freewill offering in support of the Church. For more information
   please call 902-658-2009.

Around the Community
*   Kelly’s Cross Ceilidh November 19 beginning at 7pm at the Community Centre.
*   “An Evening with Andy McCann” Fri. Nov. 24th at 7pm at N. Tryon Presbyterian Church. Andy will perform original songs & other hymns. A goodwill offering will be collected.

*   The PEI Chapter Parkinson Canada is seeking those with Parkinson
Disease to begin a Summerside music therapy group “Treble Tremors 2”
with Neurological music therapist Shona Pottinger. Research indicates
Music therapy has many benefits - voice improvement, strengthening the muscles in the mouth and throat, and delay of problems with swallowing. For more information phone 902-368-8329, email PEI Chapter at, or call Shona Pottinger at 902-393-3825.

*   “Lean in Towards the Light” Presented by Be.west, Friday, Dec. 1, from 7pm-9pm at Mill River Resort. An informal gathering to engage in faith based based conversation.What does it mean to "Lean Towards the Light" of Christmas? Special music by Carla Butt. Seasonal refreshments.
Everyone Welcome from Young Adult to Young at Heart!
Supported and Sponsored by the United Church of Canada Maritime Conference.
If you know you are attending, please let us know, 902-859-2678.  Pop in’s Welcome too.
Facebook Event:  Lean in towards the light

Rev. Dr. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie 902-658-2863 (O), 621-0509 (H),658-2482 (Fx)
Cindy Harman Office Hours: Tues. - Fri. 9:00 - 1pm

e-mail: Church  website:
Presbytery:  Maritime Conference:
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To hear  recordings of the church services you can subscribe to the South Shore United Facebook Group at and pick up the Podcast there.
If you are not on the SSUC Facebook, you can contact Jack at 658-2009, or church office at 658-2863, or e-mail, and he will provide you with the download link to DROPBOX, or provide you with CDs, or USB drives.


Rendez-vous 2017 - National gathering of youth (Gr. 9 in September 2017) & young adults (finished school and under 30) meeting in Montreal. Visit Call church office for details

Woodlake Books is offering a "Woman's Bundle" of  5 books specially priced. See

For those wishing to have church envelopes so that a receipt can be issued, please see Arlene or call 658-2009.

"Healing Meditation" CD by Rev. Karen, produced by Nicolas Wilkie is now available for $12.00. Please call church office to order copies.

Orders for Dizolve Laundry Sheets may be placed anytime with Arlene at 658-2009

Zatoun Products available: oil $21, Soap $5, mixed spice $3. Please see Rev. Karen to purchase these items

Camino Nova Scotia: The Way of St. Columba.
Recharge by unplugging. Give yourself a spititual and physical shake-up For info. visit and click on "upcoming events"


The Senior Choir invites all who are interested in singing to join the choir. Practice is at 9:45 am on Sunday before the church service.

Kids Corner

Sunday School resumed on September 6, with registration and games to introduce the first rotation: "Titles and Names for Jesus". Sunday School is held for childern ages 4 and up. For children new to Sunday School please register with  the teachers.  Please call 658-2863.

A Nursery Room,to which audio of the service is communicated, is available, if needed, by parents with infants or small children.

Healing Ministry

South Shore United Church, P.E.I.
Healing Ministry

Healing Ministry

Jesus called the twelve disciples together and gave them authority and sent them out to preach and to heal.  (Luke 9: 1-2)

Healing marked the ministry of all the apostles and was a vital expression of care offered by early Christians to one another. (Healing From The Heart, Rochelle Graham, Flora Litt, Wayne Irwin)

South Shore United Church through the Unified Board approved that Healing Ministry be a part of the ministry Rev. Dr. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie offers through this congregation. (May 22, 2008) As other individuals have become trained in this field the Board approved that those with a minimum of Phase 1, working in teams, may share in this ministry.(September 24,2014)  

What is Healing Ministry?

In a healing session touch and prayer are offered with the intent to facilitate healing, inviting God’s love and spirit to work through the encounter to assist the individual in moving toward wholeness, emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally.


The Healing Pathway Program developed through the Naramata Centre of the United Church of Canada.  The Program offers various phases of training, by qualified Instructors, at various sites across Canada. Rev. Dr. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie is presently training as an Instructor.

A Few Definitions

Health - is a fluid experience of wholeness, of balance and harmony.  It is a continuous process involving the ongoing interplay between the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational aspects of the self.  It is affected also by an individual’s environment, family, social milieu, national and global scene, and with nature itself.

Illness- is a lack of balance, lack of harmony, lack of wholeness.

Healing - is a process, guided by God, to restore balance and wholeness of body, mind and spirit, not only within the individual but also within relationships, community and creation.

Healer - is a person who learns and practices necessary skills so s/he may be an instrument for the power and potential of God’s healing to work through them.

Energy Field - in many cultures knowledge of the body’s energetic patterns and life forces have been described since ancient times.  By the 20th century this became scientific fact.  Every cell of our bodies and in nature is surrounded by an electrodynamic field or life force.  A healer is able to detect, through touch or sight, imbalances or blockages in the energy field.

Touch and Energy Based Treatments - are a contemporary form of ancient healing practices such as Jesus used in the laying on of hands as a focus to facilitate healing.  The healer, being open and connected to God through prayer, uses touch to assess, clear, and re-balance a client’s energy field.  Scientific study has shown the use of touch to be effective in relieving pain, promoting relaxation, and enabling the body to self-heal through the balancing of energies.


Touch and prayer based healing sessions are not meant to replace regular medical treatment.  These sessions are offered as an extra help in your healing journey.

A Commitment of Care & Confidentiality

In offering healing ministry at South Shore United Church we assure anyone who comes to us that we will maintain confidentiality in our interactions.  We covenant with you to offer the best of care possible, with God’s help, through our prayerful efforts and the practice of our skills.

When do I come for a healing session?

You may come anytime.  You do not need to be “unwell”. Prevention is the key!  Regular healing sessions help maintain and strengthen your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Particular times a healing session might be helpful:  before or after surgery; when coping with an illness; times of stress or anxiety; in times of transition; any time!

How do I book a healing session?

Please call the office 658-2863 and speak directly with Rev. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie to arrange a time to meet with her.  We have a room at the church which is available through the week for healing work.  We will also offer evening sessions in the Howatt Memorial Hall. Watch the bulletin for specific dates. Rev. Karen’s healing table is also portable so she can visit with you in your home if that is preferable.

Learning More About Healing Ministry

Through a generous donation made to South Shore United Church’s Healing Ministry we will have some books and resources available for anyone interested in exploring this work in more depth.  Also feel free to speak with Rev. Karen anytime about this aspect of her ministry.

Giving Back - What do I pay?

Many people like to be able to express their gratitude for the time and attention offered them in a healing session. One way to do this is to make a financial donation to South Shore United Church to support this ongoing ministry. To receive a charitable donation receipt simply place a cheque or cash in an envelope on which you indicate your name and address.

Contact Us
Rev. Dr. Karen MacLeod-Wilkie
902-621-0509 (home)
Church Members
Chair of Unified Board
Morley Wood
Administrative Assistant
Cindy Harman
Office Telephone
PO Box 4, Crapaud, PEI. C0A 1J0


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Last updated November 17, 2017