Our History & Mission
STE-GENEVIÈVE UNITED CHURCH
founded in March of 1958, with the official inauguration being
instituted by the Montreal Presbytery of The
United Church of Canada
in November 1958. STE-GENEVIÈVE
UNITED, along with ROXBORO UNITED, formed a single, two-point Pastoral
Charge until January 1961 when two separate Charges were established.
The name, "STE-GENEVIÈVE," was
chosen because the whole region, at that time, was known as
This Congregation was formed as a
result of the vision and hard work of a few people in this area
who felt called to establish a place of worship in the tradition of The
United Church of Canada. Over the decades, many initiatives have
fostered friendship and a sense of community and fellowship in the
congregation and the community it serves. The Couples Club, the Hog and
Snort (variety show), military whist (card game), bazaars, garage sales,
and other such activities provided both entertainment and a sense of
community and belonging. From 1987 to 2011, Ste-Genny’s involvement in
the Cursillo movement helped deepen the congregation’s spiritual
connection to God and to each other. The life changing effect of this
spiritual journey can still be felt in the congregation today.
Ste-Genny’s entered an important time of transition and challenges in
2018 with the sale of the church building to Voluntas commemoration and
again in 2020 with the corona virus pandemic. Having access to less
space in the church building means rethinking the way we organize social
events. As a close knit family, Ste-Genny’s has maintained a community
of care throughout the pandemic and beyond through worship and other
groups via zoom, and through a telephone committee, reaching out in
priority to those who have limited access to online technologies.
We serve the western and central parts of Pierrefonds, the
western part of Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Île-Bizard, Ste-Geneviève, and part
of Kirkland. We also have people coming from other municipalities of the
West Island. Since 2020, our weekly services are available from anywhere
in the world via zoom and Facebook.
People of all ages are welcome. We have a United Church Women's
group, Discussion/Study Groups, trained Healing Pathway Ministry
practitioners (faith-based energy work for mind, body & spirit),
Choir, Roma's Kitchen Talk - Cooking for Love and Comfort, etc. Pastoral
Care and outreach in a variety of ways is offered.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
United Church’s mission is to witness to and for Jesus Christ by
partnering with community organizations/groups to provide a variety of
healing/wellness opportunities for the community at large and for our
own and other faith communities.
OUR VISION STATEMENT
United Church's vision is to continue growing in our faith in
Jesus Christ - and living it - by becoming a resource centre for the
wellness of Mind, Body and Spirit, dedicated to providing opportunities,
for the community at large and for our own congregation, to to be part
of a caring community.