River and Lakeside Pastoral Charge is located in beautiful River Denys. On any given Sunday, our congregation is 35-50 people of all ages. We worship together every second Sunday at 10:30am. (March 5 and March 19, this month.) Since we do not have Sunday school, our worship is intergenerational by nature.
Forbes United Church
The church is situated inland beside the River Denys River, in the community of River Denys. It is pastoral and peaceful. One can understand why this was the location chosen for worship.
Mr. J. M. R. MacIntyre, clerk of session in the early 1900s, writes, “The pioneers of River Denys suffered the same troubles, privations and disappointments which were the common lot of all settlers in this new land. Many tales could be told of hardships endured and difficulties overcome that would have discouraged a less sturdy race.”
To meet the spiritual needs of the early settlers, prayer meetings were held in rough log cabins without benefit of clergy. The present structure was constructed in 1854. Its name is a tribute to Rev. William G. Forbes, who served as pastor during the time it was built.
Minister: Rev. Karen Ross