Announcements 2022

We are happy to announce that Pastor Karen Willis, DLM, has officially accepted an appointment at Innerkip United Church for a three year term, effective July 1, 2022 through July 1, 2025.

We are so happy to have Pastor Karen with us as we continue our journey of growth and faith. 

Online Fundraiser Auction!

This auction is being held to raise funds in support of the operations and ongoing ministry and outreach of our church. We are the little church that makes a BIG difference in our community of Innerkip and beyond.

Thank you to Shackelton Auctions and all the businesses and individuals that made donations. We encourage auction participants to bid generously. There are some unique items in the auction and many items have a story to tell. Thank you all!

Annual Congregational Meeting – March 20, 2022 – 11am in the Sanctuary

Our Annual Meeting for Innerkip United Church will be held during Worship Service on March 20 at 11am.

The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for the people of the congregation to reflect on the past year and support the ongoing Ministry of the Church.
Come to the meeting and let your voice be heard.

There are openings on Leadership Team and other Committees.
Consider donating your time and talent to support IUC Ministry.

The Annual Report is available in DIGITAL format by email or in hard copy at the Church.

Join us for worship, friendship and community in 2022!

You may watch the Service on your browser at:
YouTube Worship Service Playlist

Contact Us:

For Emergency Pastoral Care, please call Pastor Karen at 905-512-4178 or the Church Office at 519-602-6692 .

Church Office Hours:
The Office is open on Wednesdays from 10am to 2pm and Fridays from 9am to noon.

If you wish to meet in person call, email or leave a voicemail message.

MAILING ADDRESS for Innerkip United Church

PO BOX 137
N0J 1M0

Note: Innerkip United Church will now be unlocked only during Office Hours.

Eastwood United Church: 
After 153 years the last regular worship service was held October 17, 2019.

Closing Service was held on November 24 at 6:00 p.m.
The church building has been sold and the Congregation disbanded. 

Check Innerkip United  Facebook page for pictures.


An Introductory 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