South West Norfolk Pastoral Charge...We Are Linked In LOVE!!

Whether you attend the Courtland United Church or Cultus United Church, you will be met with warmth and sincerity.  We are a  2 point charge known as the South West Norfolk Pastoral Charge.

We welcome ALL to join us on Sunday mornings, or anytime...for worship and friendship!  Under the loving and brilliant guidance of our Minister  Ted Smith, you will be enlightened and moved.

CULTUS UNITED CHURCH: Located at  748-6th Concession Road ENR, Cultus, Ontario            WORSHIPS on Sundays at  9:00am        ALL SERVICES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

COURTLAND UNITED CHURCH: Located at 133 Talbot Street, Courtland, Ontario                        WORSHIPS on SUNDAYS AT 10:30am     ALL SERVICES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE      

Our Mission Statement:   The South West Norfolk Pastoral Charge is called to be a Christian community empowered and inspired by the Holy Spirit and to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

CONTACT US:   EMAIL: swnpc@yahoo.ca                  Office Phone: 519-688-4050

OUR MAILING ADDRESS:       South West Norfolk Pastoral Charge, P.O.Box 129, 119 Talbot Road, Courtland, On., N0J1E0

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 A SUMMER MESSAGE                   " Come and Rest In Jesus"  

In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus and the disciples went back and forth crossing the Sea of Galilee so many times it’s hard to figure out a pattern or a motive in their plans. That is, of course until the sixth chapter of Mark where it’s clear why they went back out to sea: the disciple needed a rest, needed a break. They had just returned from their first mission, as Jesus sent them out two by two and gave them authority over evil spirits. They went and had a very successful mission, preaching repentance and healing people. So here at the sea shore of Galilee they arrive to find Jesus. Imagine the excitement, the Apostles eagerly wanting to share their stories with their Teacher! But Jesus knew what they had experienced, how tired they would have been, and he offered them sanctuary, rest. 

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” Mark 6:31b 

Come and rest, come and rest….. What an invitation from Jesus, who knows his friends, his followers, his disciples. 

No matter who we are, young or how old, working or retired we are challenged by the busyness of life, especially in these pandemic times. Such as we are, human, we sometimes lose track of where we are, how we are, who we are. So we need to be reminded that we are God’s beloved. This story from Mark’s Gospel that invites the Apostles to come and rest with Jesus is also an invitation for us. Come to that quiet place, and rest with Jesus. 

As summer unfolds, we will all share fun times with family, maybe time on the road traveling, cottage time, camping time, fishing time. Let these special times feed your soul. I invite all of us to be looking for God’s presence in all of our living. No matter where you find yourself each day, Jesus invitation to come and rest for a while in him stands waiting. So if you start feeling rushed, pushed faster than you want to go, weary from the daily trek, simply stop, catch your breath, go to the place of rest with Jesus, in prayer, meditation, the Gospel, conversation with a friend. Jesus is there in all of it. Sometimes we have to remember to get very quiet so we can hear him………. Summer Blessings to you, my beloved friends. 

                                                                                                     Pastor   Ted.

We have been asked & now offer 3 Easy ways to receive your Tithes & Offerings.....

~First, let us say that we are grateful and appreciative for all your continued support!~


We want to be sure we can give you a tax receipt for your generous donation.

Help us out by providing the necessary information:


  • NAME 
  • ADDRESS:     Street / P.O. Box
  • City
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  • BE SURE TO MEMO WHICH CHURCH:       *COURTLAND UNITED         or     *CULTUS  UNITED

1)  ETRANSFER DONATIONS TO:    swnpc@yahoo.ca    (PLEASE remember to attach the  above necessary info within message)

2)  CHEQUES  MAIL TO:   South West Norfolk Pastoral Charge, P.O.Box 129, 119 Talbot Road, Courtland, On., N0J1E0

3)   PAR PROGRAM:                      Please contact LINDA MILLEN  519-875-4657 for CULTUS United Church

                                                                 Please contact LOIS BEUMER 519-582-1906 for COURTLAND United Church