South Shore United Church

The United Church of Canada

A Worshiping Community

Pastoral Care


Christian Education & Development



Board Structure



Kids Corner

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.

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 four 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. Nursery care is available for young children.

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, support of Brunswick Street Mission, 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



Pie delivery/pick up day will be Oct. 8 or 9.
You will be called this week with the day and time of pick/up delivery.

Joan MacDougall will be filling in for Cindy who will be on vacation from Oct. 6 to 16

Sunday October 11,  10:30 am.  Thanksgiving Family Church Service. Children will remain in church for the entire service. Receptionist: Kathy Nicholson

Adopt a School Program through Indigo. Help Englewood School at Oct. 9

2nd Syria Refugee Appeal:
The Canadian Government will match individual donations between Sept. 12 and Dec. 31, 2015. Please make cheques payable to South Shore United but mark Syria Relief on the bottom of the cheque

Henry Clarke Scholarship Trust.
Two bursaries of $1500 to qualified students for the 2015/16 academic year. Applications at back centre table of church. Deadline Oct. 23


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2015 Federal Election Oct. 19 2015 Federal Election Kit. Please visit  at: The kit includes information on  16 election issues as they relate to United Church policy. This is an key opportunity to evaluate political issues through the lens of our faith.

A cheque has been received from the United Way of PEI as a result of donations received during the United Way of PEI's 2013 Campaign "Donor Option Program". (

Make Believe Tea. You should all have received the Letters of Invitation to a Make-Believe Tea. Let's make this a great success!

October Food Donations to UPEI

"Gifts with a Vision" catalogues at back of church

"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.


Wed. Oct. 14, 1-3 pm.
Healing Group in Fellowship Room

Friday Oct. 16, 7-9 pm.
25th Wedding Anniversary Celebration for Rev. Karen & Rev. Paul in the HMC at SSUC

Sunday October 18, 7:00 pm. This will be an evening service, therefore Sunday School classes will not be held, but will resume on Oct. 25th.

Sunday Oct. 25.  Sunday School will be making a dry soup mix for the Food Bank.  You can help by donating 750 ml or quart size canning jars (must be this size), 1 box of small zip-lock plastic bags, spiral pasta, barley, dry lentals, split peas, Italian seasoning, beef bouillon granules/cubes, cans of 14 oz. tomato sauce, and cans of 28 oz. diced tomatoes. Please have donations to the church by Oct. 18. Thank You!

Nov. 27 & 28. Youth Event, "Ignite Us, Unite Us", at Central Queens United, Hunter River. Registration forms at back centre table at Church.


The Senior Choir meets each Sunday at 10:00 am for practice. New members are always welcome. Please call Cindy at 658-2863 or 659-2390.

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, and nursery continues for children up to 3 years. For children new to Sunday School please register with  the teachers.  Please call 658-2863.

Contact Us
Rev. 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


PEI Presbytery

United Church of Canada Head Office

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Last updated October 4, 2015