Rev. Phil Hobbs, Transitional Lead Minister

On July 1st, the Bridge Street congregation welcomed Rev. Phil Hobbs as Transitional Lead Minister, following the retirement of Rev. David Mundy.

Ordained in 1984, Rev. Phil served congregations until 2005 when he was appointed as Conference Personnel Minister for Bay of Quinte Conference. 

Since 2010, he has specialized in assisting congregations in transition during the JNAC and Joint Search process. 

Rev. Phil may be contacted via e-mail at or by calling the church, 613-962-9178, extension 73.


“Walking with Jesus thru’ Lent” …

The 40 Day Season of Lent is about to begin. (Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday – not counting Sundays.) It has long been the custom for Christians to focus on spiritual practices during this Season – to “give up something for Lent” – as we remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and his arrest and crucifixion.

Rev. Phil is inviting you to join him in walking, during Lent, a total of 100 miles, which is the distance Jesus walked from Galilee to Jerusalem. (This is an average of 2.5 miles per day.  If that seems too great a distance for you, please feel free to set your own personal goal).  Some may choose to seek sponsors and use the miles to raise money for our BSUC Food Ministry, or other mission project.  The overall objective is to increase our daily activity for health and wellbeing. (Remembering St. Paul’s words “Your body is a sanctuary for the Holy Spirit.”).

Rev. Phil invites you to join him between 9 and 10 a.m. each morning to walk in the gym. Please bring indoor shoes to protect the gym floor.  This morning walk begins on Ash Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. – February 14th.