In Person Christmas Eve Service Cancellation

Christmas Eve 

In-Person Worship Services Cancelled

Following the messaging from the Government of Ontario and Southwest Public Health, and in the best interests of the members of the community, the decision has been made to cancel in-person worship services immediately.
There will be no Christmas Eve services at the Church.

Virtual Service

A link will be provided on the evening of December 23rd to a virtual Christmas Eve service that you and your family can view and enjoy together.

Memorial Tree of Lights

Memorial Tree of Lights names can be sent to the Church Office (

Names will be included in the email message accompanying the link to the virtual service.

Please submit names by 12pm on December 23 in order to be included in the mailing. Donations can be mailed or delivered to the Church Office at a later time.

All proceeds are donated to the Mission and Service Fund.

Please make cheques payable to Innerkip United Church.

Offerings and Donations

There are contact-free ways to send offerings and donations to the Church:

  • MAIL your donation to the Church office: PO Box 137, Innerkip, ON N0J 1M0
  • DONATE ONLINE – Donate directly to Innerkip United Church through the Canada Helps website:

Enroll in PAR (Pre-Authorized Remittance for automatic payment). Forms are available in the Church Hall or online. Complete the form and include a void cheque (credit card no longer accepted). Contact the Church office to arrange contact-free pick up or delivery and Mel will submit the forms:

A Thanksgiving Message from Pastor Karen

Blessings to you, the community of Innerkip United Church, during this season of Thanksgiving.

I am looking forward to joining with all of you in worship (in whatever form that will take) beginning November 29th, the first Sunday of Advent.  I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and share a little bit about myself.


I was born in Hamilton and grew up in Dundas, ON, the eldest of two children born to John and Marylyn Beattie.  I have a younger brother, Brian, who lives in Oakville with his wife and  two children.

I have a 20 year old daughter, Katie, who is currently studying at the University of Guelph.  My life partner, Jorge, works in medical research in London and I credit him for opening my eyes to some of the amazing and unseen intricacies of Creation.


I grew up in the United Church having attended Binkley United Church as a child and youth and, later, after I was married and was living in Flamborough, I transferred my membership to Millgrove United Church.

I began my working career in Advertising and then moved into marketing management and later into sales management in the paint and coatings industry, working for a couple of different national consumer brand companies.  That work allowed me to travel and see much of Canada.  It was around 2007 that I began to sense that God was calling me out of that work and into ministry.  My discernment path was intentionally long as I tried to figure out just where I was to go, as this was quite a shift from the work I had been doing to that point.  While discerning, I worked for two years as a Congregational Designated Minister of Christian Education at Appleby United Church in Burlington.  From there, I entered the DLM program and, well, here I am!


These past few years, I have discovered a passion for counselling ministry, studying part-time at the Toronto Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling Education.  I now have a small private counselling practice and am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).


My hobbies include singing women’s barbershop (a hobby I have had for over 20 years) and I currently am part of “Key of She” – a competitive women’s quartet.  I also enjoy cooking, knitting and long walks in nature.


I look forward to meeting each of you and sharing together  this next leg of our faith journeys.




Karen Willis, DLM