Our new Moderator – Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne and more GC 44 info

The United Church of Canada has elected the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Kwisa’lakw, 47, as its 44th Moderator. She will be the church’s spiritual leader for the next three years.Moderator Carmen Lansdowne smiling at the camera

Ordained in 2007, the Rev. Dr. Lansdowne is only the second Indigenous person to be elected Moderator, following the Very Rev. Stan McKay, who served as Moderator 19921994. A member of the Heiltsuk First Nation, she was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia, and has been a lifelong member of the United Church. She is committed to an Indigenous way of being in the world.

Link to more info on GC 44

Upcoming Summer’s End Sale Sept 10

For many years our biggest fundraiser was known as Rowntree’s Spring Fling, or a variations of this name. With the pandemic, large gatherings indoors were not safe. But this year, hopefully, things might be ok. We’ve set Sept 10 as the return of our big sale – called our Summer’s End Sale


 Books, Bargains, Baking, Deli Table, etc.  Donations gratefully accepted. 

This same date the Carling Neighbourhood Association’s is organizing a neighbourhood Yard Sale which means many houses in our area will be offering sales too. Should be a good day all around.



Summer Services; When and Where.

For July, there are no Sunday services at Rowntree, we’ll be meeting at Dundas St United ( 482 Dundas St. ) at 10 am.  Services resume at Rowntree Aug 7 at 10 am. Masks are distancing are required.  Zoom will be also be offered – details on login to be emailed out.