Announcements 2021


 “Where we’ve been, where we are and where we want to go”

From Pastor Karen:

You are invited to participate in an important conversation about Innerkip United Church’s future ministry in the community.  The theme of the conversation is “Where we’ve been, where we are and where we want to go”.This time of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders requires us to stop and take stock in many areas of life.  It calls on us to look at what is truly important and how we want to enter “the Promised Land” of the post-COVID era.

These planned conversations will take place using the on-line Zoom format, however you are also welcome to submit your thoughts and ideas in writing by email or mail to the Church office.

Topic: Conversation and Visioning for IUC
Time: Jun 24, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 898 1228 7000
Passcode: 852550

(Additional meetings may be planned after that date if needed).
Below is a questionnaire that will help us in these conversations around future planning.  If you are unable to attend these Zoom meetings, the questionnaire can also be completed and sent to the church office (emailed, mailed or dropped off).

Questions to Consider

What is Innerkip United Church good at?

When has Innerkip United been at its best? What was going on?

What concerns do you have about the future of Innerkip United Church?

What is God showing us right now?

Where is God calling Innerkip United Church?

Where do you notice energy in the Innerkip ministry?

What do you think we can let go of as a church?

What new things are possible for Innerkp United Church?

What is needed?

Thinking outside of the box, share any brainstorming ideas that you have (set aside all current “rules” about what church is/should be).

Join us for worship, friendship and community in 2021!

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 currently closed due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home order.

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.

*Bookings are suspended for the duration of the COVID-19 Emergency.

Regular Worship At Innerkip United is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

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

Worship Leaders This Autumn

October 5 Gerard Hamoen LLWL Westminster UC, Thamesford

October 11: Gerard Hamoen LLWL Westminster UC, Thamesford

October 18 Dawn Jones LLWL Norwich UC

October  25: Linda Humphrey LLWL Peace United , Plattsville

November 1 Gerard Hamoen LLWL Westminster UC, Thamesford

November 8: Gerard Hamoen LLWL Westminster UC, Thamesford

November 15: Gerard Hamoen LLWL Westminster UC, Thamesford

November 22 Kathleen Welch LLWL Norwich UC

November 29 Karen Willis DLM Innerkip United!