Welcome to the Carstairs Bancroft United Church.

 Service Starts at 10:00 AM Sundays

Church Directory – We are updating the directory. If you are not  included in the current directory, or want changes or errors corrected pleases contact Chris Whittaker by email at cdw@airenet.come before the end of the year. *Note: Copies of the present directory can be found on the table in the church entryway (Narthex).


We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, gay, filthy rich, dirt poor, or
don’t speak English . We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a
rail or could afford to lose a few pounds.

We welcome you if you can sing like Lynn, or me, who can’t carry a note in a bucket.
You’re welcome here if you’re “just browsing,” just woke up or just got out of jail. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than Jesus, or haven’t been in church since little Joey’s Baptism.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome soccer moms, golf dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte sippers,  vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like “organized religion,” we’ve been there too.

lf you blew all your offering money at the race track, you’re welcome here, We offer a special welcome to those who think the earth is flat, work too hard, don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is in town and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid or got lost in traffic and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts … and you!

Jesus, we share with you our love for your father, Jehovah, God, Mother of us all.

Jesus, come and stand among us, as we come to worship and to praise.

Sit beside each of us, reach out and touch us, for we need to feel your presence with us.

Let your holy spirit reach into our hearts and minds, granting us understanding, comfort and peace,

Amen, Amen and Amen


Prayer Chain – our church has a Prayer Chain – a number of people within our congregation who, upon request, pray for others.  If you wish to know more, there is an information sheet on the bulletin board outside the kitchen as well as a list of the prayer chain members.  You may contact any of the members of the prayer chain for prayers.  You may join our chain as well.  It isn’t complicated.  We simply offer a ministry of prayer!