We are located in the community of Mitchell, Ontario,
in the Municipality of West Perth, on the north side of Highway 8.
|TRAVELLING FROM STRATFORD:||follow Highway 8 west until you get into Mitchell. Drive straight through the first set of lights and past St. David Street. The church will be on your right across from Valu-Mart.|
|TRAVELLING FROM GODERICH:||follow Highway 8 east until you get into Mitchell. Drive straight through over the bridge, past the first set of lights and through the business area past St. Andrew Street. The church will be on your left across from Valu-Mart.|
|TRAVELLING FROM LONDON:||follow Highway 4 north and turn right on Highway 7 in Elginfield. Stay on Highway 7 until you get to the Highway 23 junction, and then you will turn left. Keep going on Highway until you get into Mitchell. At the bottom of the hill across from McLaughlin’s Chrysler at the junctions of Highway 8 and 23 (Huron Road), turn right. Drive over the bridge, past the first set of lights and through the business area past St. Andrew Street. The church will be on your left across from Valu-Mart.|
|TRAVELLING FROM LISTOWEL:||follow Highway 23 south until you get into Mitchell. At the lights at the junctions of Highway 8 and 23 (Ontario Road), turn left. Drive through the business area on Highway 8 past St. Andrew Street. The church will be on your left across from Valu-Mart.|
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The Church Crest of The United Church of Canada contains traditional Christian symbols as well as several elements from the partners of our union in 1925.
The Greek letters alpha and omega at the bottom of the crest are the first and last letters of the alphabet and represent the eternal living God. The crest is divided by a large X, the Greek initial for the word Christ. The oval shape of the Crest reminds us of the out-line of a fish, another symbol used by early Christians to identify themselves.
The three symbols – the dove, the Bible and the burning bush- come from the first three traditions of the union in 1925. The dove stands for Methodism in Canada and Bermuda: an emblem of the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. The open Bible represents the Congregational Church’s emphasis on God’s truth. The burning bush that is not consumed denotes the sovereignty of God from the Presbyterian heritage. In 1968, the Canada Conference of the Evangelical United Brethren Church became part of The United Church of Canada. Ut omnes unum sint … That all may be one. The words on the border are joined by maple leaves and the name of the church is written in our two official languages.
The Church Crest: symbols of many traditions, the signature of a united and uniting church.