• Dunbarton-Fairport United Church
    Serving Pickering Ontario since 1835. Reverend Carol Gillard.
  • Pickering Community
    Our congregation plays an active role in the direct support
    of some of the less fortunate members of the local community
  • Welcome
    Our church offers a regular worship service every
    Sunday at 10:30am all are welcome.

Service: Sunday's at 10:30am •  905-839-7271 •  1066 Dunbarton Road, Pickering, ON L1V 1G8

Dunbarton-Fairport United Church

An Affirming Congregation

1066 Dunbarton Road, Pickering, Ontario, Canada, L1V 1G8

We strive to work on being fully welcoming to everyone.

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Sunday's Worship Service at 10:30am

Easter Sunrise

Welcome Rev. Carol Gillard!

Hello Folks: Wow! Here we are into October! Where did the month of September go? It was a busy month getting settled into a new routine but with your help, you made the transition very easy. Thank you for your kind welcome, the guidance and patience received throughout this transition.

From my experiences in the past, I learned that October is a very busy month; busier than September when we start up again after a lovely summer. Not only can we look forward to harvesting but we celebrate World Wide Communion Sunday, Thanksgiving, and of course Hallowe’en!

During the month of September, we saw the start of a new set of meetings within the United Church. The first ‘Cluster’ meeting was held at St. Paul’s in Bowmanville where many gathered from various churches within Region 11or better known as Eastern Central Ontario Regional Council or ECOR. The Cluster group intend to meet every two months to discuss issues within the region as well as developments within the United Church of Canada. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings. We will be advised as to when and where the next meeting will be held.

As we look forward to the month ahead, may God’s blessing be upon each and everyone of you!

Rev. Carol

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Calling A New Minister!

On Sunday November 17, we held a congregational meeting to allow the Search Committee to present their recommendation to the congregation for the minister to ultimately replace Rev Jeff.

On behalf of the congregation, I would like to thank everyone involved in the JNAC & Search Committees for their hard work in determining our needs and finding a minister; the Worship Committee for working to fill in on services between our supply ministers; our staff Carol Taylor and Dawn Duncliffe for everything they have had to do to help keep everything running as smoothly as possible while providing a much-needed level of stability; and to Rev. Carol Gillard who will continue to lead us in worship through Advent and into the new year.

And so, as we prepare to enter the Season of Advent, with the anticipation of the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, let us also begin preparing our hearts to receive Rev. Deb Foster into our Community of Faith on Feb 18, 2020 with her first service in leading us being February 23rd.

If you are interested in being on the team to help with Rev Foster’s transition, please let me know.

Michael Lehikoinen, Chair, Official Board

Who Are We?


Advent Painting by one of
our young artists Peter Stoll.

Church Family

We are a church family who seeks to live the gospel message in our lives each day. We try to imitate Jesus in his inclusive love for all people as a beacon of hope.

We are a very diverse congregation with many gifts and a huge heart. We believe in encouraging everyone to find their gifts and share them generously. Our creative worship has something for everyone. We celebrate Communion each month, baptisms upon request. We honor Creation time and bless animals. We have special celebrations where we pray and anoint those living with difficult life situations. We have wonderful prayer shawl ministry and Friendly Visitors group as part of our caring. We sing out of Voices United and More Voices song books and our choirs share wonderful anthems. We have memorial hymn services as well as other services to mark the various faith moments of the Christian journey. We believe in the words "We are not alone".

Growing in Faith and Action

We welcome people of all ages forming faith through our nursery, our children's programming as well as the Rejuvenation Council for older teens. For our Adults we are blessed with two bible study groups, a woman's book club and chances for workshops and sessions. We have a strong UCW group, and Affirming and Diversity group, eco-group and craft groups amoung the many groups here.

Living out the call to do justice

We try to embrace people with love as Jesus did. We believe we must stand in solidarity with those who find themselves at the margins. Our FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism program offers families with children living with Autism weekend respites. We support Operation Backpack for school supplies to young people. We support Joanne's House and at-risk homeless youth 16 to 24. Among the many ways we try and make a difference, we support the Massey Centre, Backdoor Mission, St. Paul's On-The-Hill food bank, First Nations issues and women's shelters.

We are not alone. We live in God's world...


Our worship services are structured to provide a variety of elements, and to involve members of the congregation as an active part of worship.
Family Focus
Because of the belief that worship is of importance to family members of all ages, there is a special segment of the Worship service dedicated to the children.
Music forms a significant part of every worship service, typically including organ and piano selections by the Music Director, choral singing by the Choir and congregational singing of hymns.