Video online worship-Sundays at 10 am

*please note that in-person worship at St. Mark’s is temporarily suspended. Watch this page for updates and information. Weekly worship videos will be posted here Sundays for 10 am.

Online Worship Service – August 2, 9 & 16, 2020

Worship Services in August

As Rev Patti is away for the next few weeks, we invite you to enjoy a service from another United Church.

Click on the link below to choose a service from the East Central Ontario Region United Churches.

Or click on the link below to choose from the United Church of Canada interactive map of services, for United Churches across Canada.

For the kids and youth…..


St. Mark’s Virtual Vacation Bible Camp

We are excited to announce that St. Mark’s will be hosting a virtual vacation bible  camp starting on July 6th! St. Mark’s will provide fun, online activities, based on the theme, Fruit of the Spirit. Check here for a new video each week!

Week 6:  Fruit of the Spirit/KINDNESS and GOODNESS

Click on the link to learn your activities, crafts and  challenge for this week.


Daily  Message from Rev Patti


Yes….and Daily Meditations from Father Richard Rohr

For the next few weeks, messages will be offered from Father Richard Rohr’s book, Yes, and…Daily Meditations. (Franciscan media. 2013. United States.)

I will go through each section and offer a glimpse into Father Richard’s ever evolving and deepening relationship with Jesus and God and the Universe.


Social Justice and Welfare websites for the Spiritually Conscious and Curious 


Invitation to Prayer….

Invitation to Daily Prayer Time at 12 noon and 3 pm  (Click on the words to link to readings.)

Prayers Cycles   (Click on the words to link to readings.)


Re-Opening St. Mark’s for Worship…

During this difficult time and in light of the many restrictions on gatherings and closures in our community, the Council has decided to temporarily suspend in person worship at St. Mark’s until further notice, which includes Audio Ministry recording and distribution and all events, meetings and gatherings.



St. Mark’s is currently in Phase 2 of the operations plan as of July 21, 2020. Please click on the link to read phase 2 restrictions for building users.

To read the entire St. Mark’s COVID operations plan, click here.

St. Mark’s Office

The office will be closed to visitors until further notice, and staff are working from home.

If you need assistance:

  • If you are ill, or self-quarantined and need any assistance, call 905-668-3091 ext. 0 and leave a message or email
  • If you need someone to speak with because of your worries or personal concerns, please contact Rev Patti by phone/text 705.768.9052, email or video chat
  • If you have questions about St. Mark’s reopening guidelines or our COVID19 Operations plan, please email

Looking for Good News?

Find it here!









Earth Sustaining

Spiritual News

Click on the image to read good news!




The Center for Action and Contemplation seeks to empower individuals to live out their sacred soul tasks in service to the world through contemplative programs and resources.

Click on the image to explore spiritual deepening. 

Also a link to

Henri Nouwen Society  

(Click on the words)








ASSEMBLY is a digital newsletter and publication from the Malala Fund. Co-founded by student and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, Malala Fund works to create a world where all girls can learn and lead.

Click on the image to read good news!








Companion Corner

Check out all the ‘new’ quarantine companions!

Got a picture of your pet you would like to share?  Join our pet gallery and add a little story about your furry friends.

Click on the image to view the gallery.

Click on the following links to read more about these topics……

Durham Montessori School and Daycare at Church House.


UCW Online Auction

First lot of 10 items was posted July 31st.  Bidding on Lot 1 is open until 6 pm on August 6.

To view the items visit St. Mark’s facebook page

Bids will be accepted by emailing



St. Mark’s Food To Go

A bag lunch including homemade soup, a sandwich, a cookie and a piece of fruit.

Next Lunch Wednesday September 16.

Contactless drive through or walk through service.

Pick up lunch from 12 – 1:30 pm


This is a St. Mark’s Free Event, a donation to support future lunches is appreciated, but not required.