Duncan United Church celebrates 90 years of unity this Wednesday

Duncan United Church will have cake and balloons, coffee and tea, ready to serve on Wednesday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m. That time marks 90 years since Methodists, Presbyterians, Congregationalists and Prairie Uniting Churches got together in Toronto and formally sealed their union as the United Church of Canada.

Alderlea Methodist Church in Duncan became Duncan United Church on that day, beginning as a 56-year-old congregation on the shores of Maple Bay in 1869.

“There has been a church on this site since 1891,” said current Minister Keith Simmonds. “A long history of worship, care, and involvement by hundreds and even thousands of dedicated people from the Cowichan Valley.”