Welcome:

 God bless you, and thank you for visiting our website. 

​The Norwood-Westwood Pastoral Charge is part of The United Church of Canada and meets in distinct "church locations" - St. Andrew’s United (Westwood) and Norwood United.

Located in beautiful Asphodel-Norwood Township, in Peterborough County, our church locations were established in the 1830's and continue to witness to the love of God in Christ in an ever more complex world.  For more than half a century, the people of Norwood and St. Andrew's have brought their resources, distinct personalities  and histories together in partnership as a  “Pastoral Charge.”  

Our Mission:

Here's how we express our Mission:

​​We, the people of the Norwood-Westwood Pastoral Charge are striving to be a Christian community.

We live our faith by worshipping God together in Christ, welcoming, respecting and caring for all people, learning and growing in the Spirit, valuing our heritage and nurturing our children, and extending ourselves beyond the church walls into the world.

Get in touch:

If you need to contact our Minister on an urgent basis, please click "Contact Us"  and type a message to Rev. McLean.  (If you're reading this...you can send a message!)

Our Church Office phone number is 705-639-5216.

We are also on Facebook -  log in and find us "@norwestpc" or click here:
www.facebook.com/norwestpc

Our phone-in "Worship Line" is at

705-243-6189

We're open for Sunday Worship:

All worshippers must show vaccine receipt or QR code (i.e be fully vaccinated)

pass health screening before entering and provide contact tracing information.

We will maintain physically distancing and wear proper face masks while inside.

For those not yet ready or able to attend we will:

Make a sound (audio) recording of our morning service on our phone in worship line early Sunday afternoon.  Just call 705-243-6189 after 2pm (or so).

Provide a "rerun" worship video from the previous 20 months on our Vimeo channel.

MY OFFERING?  Some of our Envelope Contributors have asked about starting PAR, (Pre Authorized Remittance) since we're not able to "pass the plate" on Sundays.  Click on the link for a copy of the form:

Jesus and the Children

(image in stained glass at Norwood United Church)

Obviously, in-person Sunday School is not happening.  But we still have activities for kids and youth.   Sunday School is outdoors for the time being.   Contact us for details.

Our youth group will be holding outdoor gatherings or online video chats through our Zoom account.  Send a note via our Contact page and Emily will get in touch with you about how to join! 

Here's an activity to do with kids, and a devotion to try in families.  Click on the links!  (We will update these from time to time.

Make some Bible bookmarks!

"Recharge" (A devotion)

Please see more info about us for information about our Sunday Schools and our other ministries with and for children and youth...

 

Church Office

Rosemary is our Pastoral Charge Administrator. 

Office hours are: 12:30-3:30pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

4264 Highway 7

Norwood, Ontario

(at the corner of County Road 45

and Hwy 7)

Office hours are: 12:30-3:30pm

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

The office is staffed one afternoon each week in the month of August.  

Church doors will remain locked during office hours.   There is a doorbell at the side door near the Parking Lot. 

 

Heath screening, contact tracing information and masks are required to enter our buildings.

24-hour voice mail service can be reached by calling 705-639-5216.

Email the Church Office (and/or Minister) by clicking:  "Contact us..."

No funds are ever held, stored in, or at any time, distributed or disbursed from the Church Office or premises.

Spiritual Care (from Rev. Don):

The “Covenant” between me (as "the Minister"), our two congregations in The Norwood-Westwood Pastoral Charge, and The United Church of Canada (represented by the East Central Ontario Regional Council), assumes that my various pastoral activities are undertaken in cooperation with the Elders (members of Session) who oversee the spiritual life of the church.   In living out these activities, I try to honour, celebrate and seek justice for people of every age, gender, racialized experience, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental and physical health or ability, or economic circumstance.  I encourage all our members and families to learn, grow and be living signs of Christ's loving embrace of all humanity in all our wondrous God-given diversity.  We're not perfect in this endeavour.  Praise God for the room we're all given to grow...!

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