Forest United Church

Established 1927

Lectio Divina Bible Study


This Bible Study  runs Tuesday mornings 11-12 noon.   Lectio Divina"means "divine reading" and describes a way of reading the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda and open ourselves to what God wants to say to us.  In this bible study we will read a bible passage 3 times and from 3 different translations. The first time it is read, the group members consider a word or a phrase that jumps out at them, and are invited to share that word or phrase if they want. Then a different person from the group would read the passage again with a pause for silence. Different emphases might be suggested after each reading. For example:
What gift does this passage lead me to ask from the Lord?
What does this passage call me to do?   

For more info contact  Pastor Christina. 

June 18 last day until September.

Beef BBQ Dinner


This event was very successful...thank you to all who organized, prepped, worked, ate and enjoyed the fellowship that was created.

Photo Directory Picture Appointments


 We are investing in a new photo directory. This is a great tool for Pastor Christina and the office, as well as a welcoming resource for new families. It also will link older generations with the younger ones and put faces to the names we hear on a daily basis. It is very important to include as many members and affiliates as we can, so that this directory becomes a beautiful piece of history, and a valuable resource. The dates for photos are June 10-14 from 1:30-8:30 p.m. Please be pro-active and give Debbie a call at work or by email to schedule your appointment time. 

Each photographed family will receive a FREE directory and FREE 8”x10” colour portrait. You will also have an opportunity to purchase extra photos. The session (photo taking & choosing your picture(s)) will take approximately 30-45 minutes. 

Please help us make this directory as complete as possible…young and old, singles, couples and families, families with kids and families that include extended families! 

We look forward to hearing from you. Sign-ups will continue before/after church Sundays in the Narthex. 

NOTE: Due to the popularity of this event, we have added another day for photo appointments. Monday, June 24 from 1:30-8:30 p.m. has opened up for those who have not made an appointment yet.

Embracing Change with Audrey Stringer


Saturday, June 15, 2019

9:30 am-11:30 am

Admission : Free

Most life transitions begin with a story of losses, loss of a role, loss of a person, a place, and a sense of where you fit in the world. We will never be able to stop change from happening to us but we can learn how to stop fighting change. With a positive attitude we can tap into our inner resources, as we go through critical life events and emerge with strength, health and happiness 

forever changed.

Audrey Stringer is a Bereavement Counsellor, motivational speaker and the author of 3 books-Get Over it!, Scaling the Mountain of Grief and Buddy’s Life Lessons.

Forest United Church

21 James St. N, Forest , Ontario

All are welcome to attend the motivational event presented by Dennings Funeral Home and others who care. Please call 519 899 3173.  

Movie Night @ Kineto Theatre, Forest "Breakthrough"


Wednesday, June 19 @ 7:30 p.m.


BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.

Sponsored by Forest United Church 

Cash donations at door.

Camping Sunday


Sunday, June 23, 2019

The SPY and Sunday School kids will lead the service as they wind down for the year.  Join them for a BBQ after too!

 Hot dogs and hamburgers will be supplied by Christian Education, please bring a salad or dessert to share. Hope to see you.    

CE and SPY kids 

Vacation Bible Camp



July 22-26, 2019

Email Nancy Cates or call her at 519-786-4950, or Susan at 519-786-4779 to get a registration form.  

Hosted by The Forest Ministerial
St. James Presbyterian Church,
St. Christopher's Catholic Church,
Christ Church - Anglican
& Forest United Church

Down East Kitchen Party



Saturday, August 17, 2019
@ Forest United Church

Watch for upcoming details.

UCW Fall Bazaar



Friday, September 27, 2019
@ Forest United Church

Anniversary Sunday


Sunday, October 20, 2019

We will celebrate our 92nd Anniversary and welcome all to join in.  Renew acquaintances or make new ones.

More details to follow.


Annual Turkey Supper


Friday, October 25, 2019

We will serve up our famous turkey supper and all the fixin's.  

Save the date!










 Created by Jean McPherson