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Union United Church

Montreal, Quebec

 

News Archives

 

2015

Union United Church returns home
after 4 and a half years

(Montreal, June 9, 2015) The collective heart rate of the 300+ congregation of Union United Church is beating full speed as they anticipate their return to their 108 year old home in Little Burgundy, South West Montreal.

On Sunday June 14 at 1PM the congregation will open the doors at Union United, 3007 Delisle Street for a Celebratory Thanksgiving Service. Reverend Bill Jay will preside over the service due to the absence of Union’s minister, Reverend Emmanuel Ofori who is away on sabbatical. It has been 4 ½ years since the building fell into dangerous disrepair forcing them to seek refuge in other locations; four years at Rosedale-Queen Mary United Church and 3 months at Wesley United Church in NDG.

Union members have been homesick for more than two years having survived numerous setbacks and financial shortfalls. Members say, “Our original dream has been deferred and we’re returning to a much modified, but cozy setting for which we are thankful”. The renovations are incomplete but returning at this point is the most prudent option open to the congregation. Outdoor work which requires excavation will continue in the following months, as the funds allow.

In the meantime, The Capital Campaign, Union’s fund raising arm, is in full gear raising much needed funds to continue the renovations. Gifts in kind are also being solicited. To date, 1.2 million has been raised and a loan has been granted by the Montreal Presbytery to facilitate the ongoing renovations. Fundraising efforts, including the Dr. Oliver Jones Golf Tournament which will take place on Friday August 14, 2015, will continue in full force to reimburse this loan. Details of the tournament are available below and on Facebook.

Union United Church invites everyone to join them at 3007 Delisle Street, this Sunday at 1 pm. The combined choir will be in attendance and refreshments will be served after the service. The service on subsequent Sundays will be at 10 am. 

 

Please click here for press release of June 9, 2015


 

2014

Union United Church Kicks Off Phase 2 of its
$1.6 Million Capital Campaign

Quebec's oldest Black congregation has launched the “Let’s Restore Union
Capital Campaign

 

 

  • Click here for the press release

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    Encourage your friends to join us on social media and make a donation

  • Listen to interview on CJAD Radio from January 2, 2015
    Tommy Schnurmacher Show

  • Listen to interview on CBC News Montreal from December 17, 2014
    Union United Church seeks $600K in funding for urgent repairs

  • Watch CBC News Montreal segment from December 17, 2014
    Union United Church’s temporary location sold

  • Watch CTV News Montreal segment from December 17, 2014
    Restoring Union United

 

 

2013

CBC News Montreal
July 14, 2013

NBA star Joel Anthony shares basketball tips with Montreal youth  

 

Global Montreal
July 13, 2013

Joel Anthony brings the Heat to Montreal




2012

Union's Joel Anthony is an NBA Champion
By Julian McKenzie

 

 

 

2011

CTV News Montreal
October 11, 2011

Newsmaker: Oliver Jones raising money to save Union United Church