United Church Women

Updated 6 Feb 2017

To unite all women of the congregation for the total mission of the Church and to provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian Witness, Study, Fellowship and Service.


All women of the congregation are welcome at any unit meeting or the general meeting. If you wish further information on the life and work of the United Church Women, please contact our Membership Convenor, Bev Anderson.


Since its beginning, U.C.W. units throughout Canada have contributed over $105,000,000 to the Mission and Service Fund. The highest year was 1987 when the organization gave $3,564,606. In 2001, the U.C.W. contributed $2,681,735. In 2012 our U.C.W. contributed $1500.00 to the M&S Fund. Additional donations are made on behalf of the church each year usually in excess of $5,000.

Who qualifies as a Charter Member of the UCW throughout Canada

Any woman, who was in agreement with the purpose of the United Church Women and who was willing to contribute her prayers, gifts and services for the work of the church in the world and who was a member of any United Church women’s group (i.e. WMS, WA, Ladies’ Aid, Women’s Federation, Mission Circle) at midnight, December 31, 1961.


General UCW Meetings and Activities for 2017 

Executive Meetings:
Tues., February 7, 9:30 a.m., Library
Tues., Sept. 5, 9:30 a.m., Library

Spring Meeting:
Tues., May 2, 7:00 p.m., Lower Hall

Finance Meeting:
Wed., February 22, 1:30 p.m. Sanctuary

Christmas Meeting:
Tues., Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m., Lower Hall

UCW Church Service:
Sun., Apr. 23, 10:00 a.m.

Mostly Apple:
Fri., Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m., Lower Hall

Artisans’ Bazaar:
Sat., Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


President Margaret Merkley  E-mail
Past Pres/Nom Janice Rubino E-mail
Secretary Karen Saulnier E-mail
Treasurer Annie Dickson E-mail
Finance Kathy Rogers  E-mail
Literature Joan Martin E-mail
Membership Barb O’Neill E-mail
Mostly Apple Alison Ahara E-mail
Bazaar Contact Judie Bryant

Penny Steele

E-mail   389-9866

E-mail   544-3916

Classics Party Ruth Pettis E-mail
Prayer Shawl Ministry Jan Rubino E-mail
Nominations Chair Jan Rubino E-mail
Unit 1 Barb O’Neill 384-8143 1st Wed. afternoon.
Unit 2 vacant 1st Wed. evening.
Unit 4 Barb Taft 634-6506 3rd Thu. afternoon 1:30
Unit 6 Connie Harris 548-1625
Marlene Wentzel 389-8150
3rd Mon. afternoon.
Unit 7 Sheryl Baker 389-1888
Bonnie Hazell 389-3198
4th Mon afternoon, 1 p.m.
Unit 8 Kathi Jackson 634-1719 2nd Tue. evening.


ERMUC’s United Church Women is made up of 6 units, with a total membership of 114 women. All of the units meet on a monthly basis, mostly in members’ homes, or in the Friendship Room at the church.  In addition to the regular unit meetings, there are 2 general UCW meetings each year and a financial meeting in February.

Following is a description of the units and their special interests. New members are always welcome and encouraged!

Unit 1:

Unit 1 has members of varying ages.  The unit programs consist of invited guest speakers on various areas of interest and concern. In the past year, the Unit has made generous contributions of goods/money to the priority organizations established by the Outreach/Mission and Service Committee, as well as the Salvation Army and Amherstview Lions   Club Christmas Food Baskets.  What is most valued by the members of this unit is the warmth of friendship and fellowship they share while carrying out the UCW Purpose. We meet the first Wednesday of each month in the upper room at 1:30.

Unit 2:

Unit 2 meets monthly in homes.  Our major fundraiser is making and selling frozen meat pies. In the Fall, we make Christmas sacks for the congregation to fill.  They are distributed throughout the community to children and teens.  We like to organize interesting programs for our meetings that reflect our interests and creativity.  Each month we have an outreach focus.  Our group has fun together and supports one another.

Unit 4:

This unit meets during the afternoon and has a strong emphasis on fellowship. They strive for a variety of programs to promote discussion and expand knowledge, while enjoying each other’s company.

Unit 6:

The ladies of Unit 6 are intent on carrying out the purpose of the UCW. They meet monthly at the church.   While groups plan and carry out programs, a strong fellowship is formed. 

Unit 7:

Unit 7 meets the 4th Monday of 8 months of the year at 1:00 in the Friendship room for fellowship and fun. The unit has a unique roll call each month by providing donations to the Food Bank, In From the Cold, Youth Shelter, Dawn House, Lily’s Place, Martha’s Table, Almost Home, and the Food-sharing Project. The ladies share a lot of fun working together through their various fundraising projects and enjoy interesting programmes throughout the year.

Unit 8:

Unit 8 is an active unit with good programs and great fellowship. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in members’ homes. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

All women of the congregation are welcome at any unit or general meeting. If you wish further information on the life and work of the United Church Women, please contact our Membership Convenor, Barb O’Neill at 613 384 8143.


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Mission Statement


“We seek to be a welcoming community, anchored in God’s love,
challenged to sail on the winds of the Spirit, sharing the
Good News of Christ with each other and the world.”


Edith Rankin Memorial United Church, 4080 Bath Road Kingston, Ontario Telephone: 613-389-2530 Email: churchoffice@ermuc.ca Frontier Theme