We, at St Andrew’s United Church, are a people of God, sharing a journey, guided by the life of Jesus Christ.
We hope to provide, within our Church care, inspiration, nurture and a worship that speaks to today’s concerns.
We believe our challenge is to become aware of God’s Spirit inviting us to respond to the needs of others in the local and world community.
St. Andrews Toledo Worship starts @ 11:00 a.m. St. Andrews Toledo Sunday School starts @ 11:00 a.m. St. Andrews Youth Group meets the first and third Thursdays of each month. Contact Heather if interested 613-802-9596. Youth Ages 10 – 15 welcome.
The congregation is comprised of 79 actual members and approximately 15 - 20 adherents. The membership of our congregation is stable and has grown slightly over the past few years. Services are held each Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Our Church has a hall that can be utilized for meetings, parties, gatherings, funeral receptions and exercise classes by various groups/persons in the community and surrounding area.
We are known for our great Turkey Suppers, Mid-Winters Feast as well as the Strawberry Social. Attendance is as follows. Our Silent Auction is held in the fall, it is well received and draws a good crowd. A luncheon is also included on this day.
We hold a Soup and Sandwich Luncheon several times throughout the year. This is taken in by our neighboring churches St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and St. Paul's Anglican Church and is also open to the community. This is a donation only offering and all monies go to the Mission & Service Fund.
We have hosted and provided lunch for the Rideau Lake Bike Tour which is held in June each year. This is a two day event that starts off in Ottawa travels to Kingston and back to Ottawa. It started with 160 bikers and has now grown to 300 last year. This was our 5th year being involved with this event.
The annual community wide Yard Sale is held in May where our Church hall is used by individuals who wish to participate in the yard sale. We also hold a plant sale and host a luncheon on this day. All the monies raised go to the Church General Fund. The UCW was very active at one time in our church and we are hopeful that it can be again.
We have started a Youth Group! Our church is the ideal spot to house such a group. We have a lot of children that live in the community.; they attend St. Joseph's Catholic School located behind the Church, Pineview in Athens and MeadowView in Addison . It gives the children an opportunity to have some fun and provides a great environment for them to socialize. We hope to provide them with the opportunity to participate in fund raising activities which encourages positive involvement in the community. Our wish is to offer the kids many wonderful opportunities and experiences, it also provides the parents a multitude of benefits along with encouraging the growth of our Church/Sunday School.
Toledo is a village with a population of approximately 400 and is located in the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley (www.elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca) population 10,000, midway between Brockville and Smiths Falls, nestled among many other small rural communities and approximately one hour from Kingston and Ottawa.
The beautiful landscapes and rural quality of life make our community and area a wonderful place to live and work in. It's clean, less crowded and a more relaxed setting but accessible and close to larger towns and cities. In addition there are various recreational and cultural opportunities to enjoy such as golfing, hiking, camping, skating, swimming, X-country skiing, organized activities or museums and theatres.
The community is comprised of individuals who work in Brockville and Smiths Falls, local farmers, County and Municipal workers along with retired individuals. The community of Toledo and area house some small businesses such as a tree cutting service, gas station with a lunch counter and convenience section, candle maker, garage as well as a post office and other small businesses.