Meridian Pastoral Charge
Meridian Pastoral Charge is made up of the three United Church congregations in the RM of MacDonald, Manitoba. The three congregations are Starbuck United Church in Starbuck, Sanford United Church in Sanford and Avonlea United Church in Domain.
The three churches within the Meridian Pastoral Charge are:
Our Mission Statement
Through its faith in God and Jesus Christ
is committed to supporting its member churches:
To celebrate the church year;
To be a loving presence in their communities, in times of crisis and joy;
To provide for the Christian nurture and nourishment of all ages.
Our outreach supports local, national and international needs such as St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry and the Canadian Food Grains Bank. Our church year includes special times such as the Christmas Memory Tree and White Gift Service, Lenten Pancake Breakfast, and Heritage Service at Union Point Church.
Sanford United Church: 9:30 am except for November 10 at 11:00 am and December 8 at 11:00 am.
Christmas Eve 7:30 pm
Avonlea United Church: 9:30 am
Christmas Eve 7:00 pm
Starbuck United Church: 11:30 *
Christmas Eve 5:00 pm
*Note: The second Sunday of the month is a joint service with the Starbuck Trinity Lutheran Church, which starts at 10:00 am. Coffee will be served before the the 11:30 am services at 10:45 am . Please enter through the East door for coffee at 10:45 am.
Sunday School is at the same time as the worship service in all three points and is provided for children of all ages.
Choirs usually practice prior to the service as well as one evening per week. All who enjoy singing are welcome to join the choirs!