United Church Women – UCW

All women of the congregation are invited to attend United Church Women meetings and activities. 

(UCW activities are currently suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions).


  • UCW Collects These Items to Help Others … Postage stamps (Effect Hope – The Leprosy Mission Canada); Pop tabs (Royal Canadian Legion 4 Wheelchairs Project); Eyeglasses (Lions Club Canada): Canadian Tire Money (Camp Quin-Mo-Lac).  [Cereal bags are no longer being collected].  Please drop off your collected items to the church office.



Women’s groups have been meeting for a variety of reasons throughout the United Church since its formation in 1925. In 1962 the UCW (United Church Women) was created as the successor to the Woman’s Missionary Society (WMS), a world mission-oriented service and study group, and the Woman’s Association (WA), which worked in local congregations. Throughout our history women in the church have always gathered to serve in Jesus’ name with unique talents and considerable abilities. Through the work of the UCW, the women of Bridge Street United Church have developed a supportive fellowship within the church family, the local community, and global mission projects.


The purpose of the United Church Women is “to unite all women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and provide a medium through which we may express our loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, service, and fellowship.” (UCW Guidelines).


As United Church Women we believe: that as Christian women of faith, we nurture spirituality by reaching out with commitment and devotion to all God’s people; in promoting truth, justice, peace, caring, and sharing with respect for all in the community and wider world; in loving God and others by living generously and giving joyfully; and in affirming and strengthening ourselves creatively in study and witness through music, laughter, and solitude.


Our mission is to love God; to foster Christian faithfulness, spirituality, commitment, and devotion, and to promote love and respect by living generously and giving joyfully to all God’s people; and to   affirm and strengthen ourselves creatively.


Membership is open to any woman who is in agreement with the UCW’s Purpose and who is willing to contribute her prayers, gifts, and services for the work of the church in the world.
Bridge St. United Church has one unit where all ages and interests are warmly welcomed. If you are a woman with any affiliation to the church, you are considered part of the open sisterhood of the UCW, whether you drop in for just the occasional event, or decide to be more involved in helping out.


Meetings are held throughout the period of September through June and include some social outings and seasonal meetings of thanks with guest speakers and Bible studies. Each meeting concludes with fellowship and refreshments – a great opportunity for women of the Bridge Street Church faith community to become better acquainted.


In 2020, the Bridge St. United Church UCW supported the following ministries and services:

Bridge St. United Church General Fund, Kitchen Reno Fund and Meal Program Fund  

BSUC Funeral Receptions

The United Church of Canada’s Mission and Service Fund 

Grace Inn Shelter 

Three Oaks Women’s Shelter

Quin-Mo-Lac Camp



For more information on the life and work of our UCW, please contact the church office @ 613-962-9178.

Following are excerpts from the United Church Women Guidelines,