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Baptism is a symbolic action that signifies the new life God gives us as we join the church community. The United Church of Canada offers baptism to all ages.


Communion is celebrated at a table that suggests the dining table in our homes. At the communion table, we acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the host and all are guests. The meal uses the symbols of small pieces of bread and a taste of wine or juice to remind us of Jesus’ last supper with his followers and of God’s enduring love. The United Church invites all who seek to love Jesus to share in this family meal.


We see people as unique, loved creations of God and welcome all people to the full life of Christian community, including marriage. We believe God intends loving relationships to be faithful, responsible, just, healing, and sustaining of the couple and those around them, and that such relationships require preparation and nurture.

The United Church celebrates the marriage of

  • same-sex couples
  • previously divorced people
  • couples of different religions
  • all people who believe in Jesus Christ and want to live faithful to his way

Please contact the church office to book your wedding.


Please contact the church office for more information.


At Essex United, we have a wide variety of different rooms that you can rent. Please fill out our rental form and contact the church office for more information 519-776-5121.