New Dundee Church Closes

New Dundee UB church

New Dundee UB church

The New Dundee UB church (New Dundee, Ontario) closed after 143 years. A final service was held on December 30, 2012.

Brian Magnus, bishop of the United Brethren Church in Canada, explained that many of the church’s younger families had moved to churches with more a more contemporary style, leaving a mostly older constituency. They tried hard to keep the church running, but their numbers dwindled to the point where they couldn’t continue.

Many New Dundee members have now switched to the nearby Roseville UB church in Ayr, Ont.

The New Dundee church was built in 1969. Over the years, it had a strong missions emphasis, sending out fulltime missionaries and giving strong support to United Brethren missions. In 1980, the church ranked first among all UB churches worldwide in per-capita giving to UB missions.

A special celebratory service is planned for April 2013. Past and current members, and anyone else interesting, are welcome to attend.

1 Comment
  • Darwin Dunten
    Posted at 09:37h, 18 January

    Sad…. But, read what was written, “Brian Magnus, bishop of the United Brethren Church in Canada, explained that many of the church’s younger families had moved to churches with more a more contemporary style, leaving a mostly older constituency. “

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