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Welcome to the Kemble-Sarawak

& Zion-Keppel Pastoral Charge

Open Doors, Open Hearts and Open Minds


Our charge is located 20 minutes north of Owen Sound, ON on the west side of the sound.  Our 'backyard' is beautiful Georgian Bay, and many of our members live along the shore - we worship on the water at least once a year!


Cathy Hird grew up in southern Ontario, lived in Montreal, and then moved to Grey county where she has farmed and ministered since 1986.


In both of our churches, there are gifted individuals and engaging groups that help us to live more deeply into our faith, who can inspire us, teach us, and move us to express ourselves in a variety of ways.


Kemble-Sarawak services - Sundays at 10:30am


Zion-Keppel services - first and third Sunday of each month at 1:00pm

Check out the Bruce Pensinula United Churches Cluster Website at  

to become aware of our role in this new partnership! 

Upcoming Worship

Sunday, December 22

Advent 4 Love

Children's Presentation
Stars, Kings, 
Shepherds, Love

10:30 K-S

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve Service


Sunday, December 29

Taize Service

10:30 K-S

Sunday January 5

Epiphany.  Communion

K-S 10:30.  Zion 1:00


Sunday, January 12

Dedication of Renovations at Kemble-Sarawak

Potluck Lunch to follow service

10:30 K-S


Sunday January 19

Second Sunday after Epiphany

K-S 10:30. Zion 1:00


Sunday, January 26

Third Sunday after Epiphany

K-S 10:30

Kemble Sarawak


Thanks to our whole community for supporting the renovation at Kemble-Sarawak

We look forward to the Dedication of the Renovations on January 12, 2020.  There will be a pot luck lunch following the service.  All are welcome!  Invite your neighbours!!

The renovation has been financed through various ways, some of which are listed below:

*sale of Sarawak United Church

*accessing monies the church has had in investments

*grant from United Church of Canada

*Buy a Brick Fundraiser

*Flower Fundraiser

*Proceeds from BALL coffee and cookies

*very successful Community Dance at Kemble Arena

Dispersal of several of the Items from the "free table" in the church basement

Thank you Elizabeth McKinlay


Some of the books including the older Bibles were taken to the local Salvation Army Thrift store.  I dropped them off at Receiving and by the time I got in the front door, one of the staff was there to thank me especially for the Bibles.  The SA makes Bibles available at no cost, and has difficulty keeping enough used Bibles on their shelves.  They were especially grateful for the Bibles from Kemble-Sarawak.


The extra Communion Set (whether originally from Kemble or Sarawak, we know not) was made available to a congregation via the volunteers at the local Mission Thrift Shop on 16th Street East, OS.  Rather than "sell it", it seemed fitting to make it available at no cost to a local congregation as needed.  This set now serves the "without bricks and mortar" Trinity Church congregation which worships at the Timothy Christian School on 4th Avenue West, Owen Sound.