Welcome to Wellington Square

We are a community of Christ-followers who have found that a friendship with the God seen in Jesus can give our lives direction, meaning, and joy. Wellington Square offers a safe, inclusive environment to explore your faith, investigate what it means to follow Christ, and to join with others to create a positive impact on our own hearts, our community, and our world. Wherever you find yourself on life’s spiritual journey, we are open to your questions, concerns and passions.

2121 Caroline Street
Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 1L7

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Worship with us

Every Sunday, we gather to worship together and to celebrate our relationship with Christ. We would love to have you join us! We offer two distinct services so that you will feel welcome at Wellington Square, no matter your approach to worship.

Find archived services on our YouTube Channel

Traditional and Contemporary

Worship online

Sundays - 10AM

Contemporary Service

Our 10AM service is a more casual approach to worship, featuring rock music, live drama, and video that will absolutely wake you up and get you moving.

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Sundays - 11AM

Traditional Service

Our 11AM service is a quieter, more reflective worship service featuring traditional hymns and the occasional upbeat choral numbers.

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Social-Distant Worship

Worship in person

Sundays - 10AM

Welcome back. We are opening our doors to a small Sunday congregation, every Sunday at 10AM. Registration for each week closes Friday at noon.

Your safety is important to us. Learn about our precautions and procedures by downloading our safety document below.

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Pillars of faith

Four square for Christ

At Wellington Square, we encourage life-long learning and growth in discipleship, whatever form that may take. Our vision for our church is to be a vibrant, diverse community of disciples, engaged in advancing the Kingdom of God.


Adult Ministry

Foster your faith in small groups, which offer opportunities to connect into our community of faith and grow in your relationship with Jesus.



Raise a joyful sound that will reach the heavens as you become a part of our worship services. We believe that music is essential to worship.



We are called to be the Church, to love and serve others. We believe in restorative action, creating positive impacts in our community, across continents, and in our own hearts.


Child & Youth Ministry

As Jesus said: “Let the children come to me.” We strive to create a welcoming, engaging environment for young people to begin their journey of following Christ.

Live with G.R.A.C.E.

Our mission as a church is “Making and maturing disciples of Jesus.”


Our mission is driven by G.R.A.C.E., a statement of faith for today’s world.

G: Glorify

Glorify God through meaningful worship and prayer

R: Relate

Relate together in an authentic community

A: Apply

Apply God’s teachings to everyday living

C: Cultivate

Cultivate a lifestyle of giving and serving

E: Expand

Expand God’s kingdom by sharing your faith

Life at Wellington Square

We pride ourselves in being a well-connected and inclusive community. Between adult ministry, children and youth ministry, and outreach events in our community, there is always something to get involved in!

  • All
  • Adult Faith
  • Canadian Foodgrains
  • Children & Youth
  • Children's Ministry
  • Footsteps Library
  • Hands and Hearts for Africa Malawi
  • Journey for Justice
  • Meal Bag Program
  • Outreach
  • Spiritual Vitality
  • Uncategorized
  • Wellington Orphanage Sierra Leone
  • Welly Youth
  • YUGO Ministries Mexico

New Kid’s Club – Grades 4-6

Join the Journey! This September

Thank you to the over 220 people that responded to the Journey for Justice survey! We’ve heard you loud and clear, and we are now ready to embark on our journey of learning together this fall. As a community, we have agreed that it is important to our faith journeys to tackle the “real” challenges […]

You are invited!


We send congratulation to our children at Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone for successfully passing the public exams to enter Junior Secondary School……..  We continue to pray against the violent outburst of protestors on the streets of Freetown in mid-August that killed 6 police officers and 21 civilians. Since the 11-year civil war that ended […]

J4J Survey Results

Journey For Justice (J4J) Survey Results  Survey Results in Living Colour!Are you a visual learner? See the Journey for Justice survey results presented in some easy-to-read graphs. CLICK HERE to review the visual representation of the survey results. Summary of Survey Results:An abbreviated summary of the survey results is shown below.  Results were similar across 9am & 11am respondents. […]

NFB Film: Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

Online Spiritual Gatheringwith Sacred Fire and Film ScreeningTuesday May 31st, 2022@ 7:30 PM Eastern (6:30 PM Central) via Zoom Join the SW Ontario Tri-Regions for an Online spiritual gathering and screening of NFB Film: Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair.  This film is newly released and includes the then Senator Sinclair speaking, and clips of Residential […]

2022 Graduates from Wellington Orphanage

Our Church has had the privilege of walking with Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone, Africa for over 21 years. We are so happy to congratulate some of our original orphans on their Graduation from University this year. Kadiatu, graduated with her BSC Degree in accounting (she helped Bintu) Aminata, BSC Honors Degree in Procurement and […]

Bluewater Growing Project – 2021 Summary

Dear Wellington Square United Church It is with happiness and pleasure that we wish to report that the Bluewater Growing Project (BGP) was able to raise a record amount of $130,000 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). Of this amount $48,000 was designated for projects of the United Church of Canada that will also generate government­ […]

Sew on Fire

The Wellington Square Outreach Committee that supports Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone would like to thank church members, friends and family who came out to help assemble hygiene kits at Sew on Fire on Feb. 15/22.  Sew on Fire is a charitable organization that supports mission groups in Canada and abroad.  They have donated much […]

Frannie’s Chapel Update

The Hands and Hearts for Africa (HAHFA) team is so very grateful for the support provided to our partners in Malawi over the past year.  This support has led to the building of “Frannie’s Chapel” in memory of our dear friend and co-founder, Fran Gray.  This chapel, the first of its’ kind in the prison […]

Mexico Update

Each year, YUGO ministries commit to building over 100 homes for people in communities around the Ensenada area. These are young families, often with multiple generations under one roof who struggle with food and shelter insecurity. YUGO ministries rely on their partnership with churches around North America to support this ministry by providing the funds […]

Welcome Back to In-person Treasured Kingdom Kids!


We have loved Bintu in prayer for over a year. She had a hernia in her tummy, you can see in her Christmas picture how large it had grown.  They couldn’t operate as she developed TB in the sac around her heart and was on medications for 6 months. Dr.’s also discovered she needed heart […]

2021 Sierra Leone Container Update

Our container sent October 2021 arrived just before Christmas. Food, clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, soap, medical supplies, toys, sports equipment, along with garden and carpentry tools were such a blessing. Pastor Mansaray sends their deepest thanksgiving to the Wellington Church saints. Our prayer was that the container contents would bring joy and hope. These smiling […]

2021 Thank you from Canadian Foodgrains

Outdoor Adventures to Bethlehem

Trunk or Treat

This year we are hosting a Trunk or Treat event at Wellington Square! You are invited to bring your whole family, your vehicle (or a wagon or bike or…?), a bag to collect treats, and a “trunk” full of goodies to hand out to our participants! We will be trunk-or-treating around the parking lot on Saturday October […]

Growing Her Future (documentary)

Meet Asnakech Zema. In this film, she welcomes us to her thriving farm in southern Ethiopia. In the last three years, she has built up her land through practicing conservation agriculture, and now grows enough food to feed her family and others. The work she and her family are doing to improve soil fertility, add crop […]

Orphanage Update August 2021

Life remains hard for our Orphans in Sierra Leone. Not only are they contending with Covid and the lack of testing and vaccinations, the Dr.’s in Sierra Leone have been on strike for months.  Doctors have just returned to work. Thank You God. This past Friday, two of the children were injured. Moses fell off […]

Water Gives Life!

Back in 2015, the Malawi team visited a huge parched plot of land with Pastor Moses. The dream was to bring water to this land so that there would be more harvests per year of a variety of crops. Six years later, our prayers are answered as the irrigation system is feeding and providing income […]

Water Makes All the Difference!

Thanks to your generous support, this once dry barren land now has various crops growing to feed 25 families AND provides income from sales of the produce!   Pastor Moses leads this irrigation project in the Bimbi area of Malawi. We are getting ready to start Phase 2 of the project that will increase the […]

Next Learning Opportunity: The “Doctrine of Discovery”

Join us on June 28th at 7:30 (over Zoom) when we learn together about the Doctrine of Discovery. This concept–that most of us never learned about– is foundational for “settling” North America. Register Here We want to spend our time sharing conversation so if you can, please watch these two videos and bring your thoughts […]

New Beds, New Mattresses, New Bedding ~ a dream come true!

Bed frames arrive...Everyone helps.New bedding brings smiles!You will remember, in early spring, we were raising funds for new mattresses for the Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone. Before we could send our funds, however, visiting missionaries saw the immediate need and purchased all new mattresses for both orphanages. What a blessing! So we changed our plans [...]

We were a part of the residential school injustice. What have we done?

Terri-Lynn Ledger June14, 2021 The news of the Kamloops residential school graves discovery continues to flood my mind, and my heart…  How can we process such a thing?  Layering in the fact that the United Church of Canada was a part of this unfathomable piece of Canadian history makes this even more challenging to piece […]

Bluewater Growing Project

Great News WS Family! Our original Seeds of Life growing project in Alberton have been blessed recently with financial support from their main group of contributors and so our role is no longer required. We are now supporting a new local growing project in Sarnia, Ontario- Bluewater Growing Project. I am so excited that we […]

I see the injustice. What can I do? [Part II]

Rob Irish June 7, 2021 The Children are Alive! And need our support While most attention this past week has been focused quite rightly on the horrific and tragic findings at Kamloops Indian Residential School, there is an abuse of children unfolding in front of us, yet we are almost entirely unaware.  This relates to […]

I see the injustice. What can I do? [Part I]

Rob Irish June 3, 2021 Moving at the Speed of Trust Like all of you, I was aghast at the discovery of the remains of 215 children under the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School.  But, as United Church Moderator Richard Bott noted in his prayer following the discovery: O God, we are horrified. […]

What We Did Not Learn in School

May30, 2021 Rob Irish On Friday, May 28th 2021, the Honourable Murray Sinclair spoke to three regions of the United Church about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the history of Residential Schools in Canada.  Mr. Sinclair, who is a former senator and former Manitoba judge, chaired the TRC from 2009-2015. He is Anishinaabe […]

Growing in Christ-Week 2 Staying Rooted

Passages  Matthew 13:1-6, 20-21 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. Who do you know that endured […]

Seeking Restorative Justice

by Rob Irish Between May 17 and 20th, I had the opportunity to attend part of the conference put on by Citizens for Public Justice, a faith-based justice organization. One session, entitled “Lessons from Indigenous Spirituality,” was led by Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, a professor at Vancouver School of Theology and a Cree from Swan […]

Growing in Christ – Week 1

Healing is the message of Kingdom “Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I shall heal them.”   Matthew  13:16 Jesus commissions the twelve to go to the lost sheep of Israel: “As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’  Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who […]

Blanket Program for Malawi

Thank you to all of those who lovingly knitted or crocheted squares and dropped them off at the church!  We were able to send enough squares in early 2021 to make 15 blankets for children! Hands And Hearts For Africa (HAHFA) is partnered with Reverend Steve Kamwana who oversees the Widows Welfare Program of EBCM […]

Community Cultures profile of the Wellington Square Meal Bag Program

The work of the Meal Bag program was showcased in Kimberly Calderbank’s show called Community Cultures on YourTV.

Sunday April 11, 2021

Canadian Foodgrains Update

With your help, we did it!

Growing Her Future- Ethiopia

Mattresses Needed

The Wellington Orphanage is in need of new mattresses. If you would like to help a child to sleep in peace, please make a donation. Each mattress costs $62 and our goal is to provide 70 mattresses for the children. You can make your donation via cheque, e-transfer or Canada Helps. Please mark your donation […]

Kids at Wellington Orphange Rejoicing, Singing and Giving Thanks to God

https://youtu.be/y3yk2wqJm_g The children from the Wellington Orphanage praising God, singing My God is Good. https://youtu.be/fVYEq4nIxDM We Give You Praise!

Knitted Squares

Zikomo! Thank you! To all of the people who knitted or crocheted “squares” to send to Malawi.  We collected a total of 555 squares! That is 15 blankets that the widows group will make for children! The squares of all colours and textures were packed up and shipped in a container with other goods that […]

A Christmas Update from Wellington Orphanage

A picture of joy from last Christmas at our Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone. The boys and girls dressed up to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The older girls made new dresses for the younger girls and styled their hair. We sent an extra $1000 this month for Christmas meals and a few treats. The […]

Seeds of Life Update from Scott Brooks

Our soybeans were harvested on September 30, and on October 9 we planted winter wheat, which will be harvested in the summer of 2021. All of the proceeds from the sale of soybeans, together with your donations, totaled over $78,000 after expenses. This money, which was sent to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, will be used […]

Malawi elects a new president

This is a good news story from Malawi – a new president, Lazarus Chakwera, who is a man of God and a pastor!We pray for the safety of Lazarus and his family, and that this new president will succeed in working against corruption and bring a new focus on justice and equality for the people […]

Bimbi Irrigation Project Update

Thanks to the generous support from Wellington Square, the Irrigation project that was started 4 years ago, is now bringing tremendous benefits to the Word of Grace Church community in Bimbi, Malawi. Pastor Moses claims that the irrigation is a great breakthrough for the church, and that it will change many lives for good and […]

Knitting for Malawi

Knitted squares, each 8×8″ from women in Canada, are a particular blessing for widows in Malawi. Gathering at a rural church, the widows’ groups stitch together 35 squares to make 1 blanket for 1 child. The blankets are given to the most needy children in the community. This expression of Jesus’ love in such a tangible way […]

Crisis Lebanon

The Canadian Government is matching donations from individual Canadians made to the Humanitarian Coalition, of which Canadian Food Grains Bank is a member, to provide assistance to people in Lebanon after the disaster that devastated the City of Beirut. The Government of Canada will match funds up to a maximum of $8 million.

Seeds of Life

Seeds of Life are growing soybeans on our Alberton farm and should be ready for harvest in late September/October. Next year winter wheat. Thank you, Wellington Square, for your support- we couldn’t have done it without you. 

Trudeau announces money for COVID relief

Over the past year, Food Grain supporters and others have been sending letters and e postcards to their MP’s asking for Canada to increase aid to developing countries. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in the Throne Speech that they will fund $400 million to enable developing countries to cope with the effects of COVID-19. The […]

Wellington Orphanage thankful for gifts of nets

Pastor Mansaray, the staff and volunteers and the children of Wellington Orphanage send their warm thanksgiving to us for the funds to purchase the anti-malarial nets.Bless you for your generosity.

Sewing Masks at Wellington Orphanage

Wellington Orphanage developed a trade school, where the adult orphans who are not able to go to college, can learn a trade.  Here they are making masks for the orphanage. Thank God, for purposeful work.

Dry season update

The dry season is here, the children are well and enjoying outdoors. The younger children have returned to the Orphanage in Freetown so they can attend the free school. We pray for protection from the virus.


If you liked THE SHACK, you will love this book. “ Here’s a wonderful feast for the mind and soul! Pull up a chair and eavesdrop on this provocative conversation. If you are like me, you’ll hear questions that match your own- and answers that can change your life.” Lee Stroebel, authour of A CASE […]

In His Place by Harry C. Griffith

Charles Sheldon’s WWJD was a significant challenge in its time, but God calls us to do more than wait until we are facing a decision and then choose to do what we think Jesus would do.  We are to incarnate Christ in our time, being conscious of the presence and power of God within us […]

Of fire and Lions By Mesu Andrews

Survival – A Hebrew girl first tasted the need of it when she escaped nearly 70 years ago as the Babylonian army ransacked Jerusalem and took their finest captives. She thought she’d perfected it in the many years amongst the Magoi and the idol worshippers Court. Now as Daniel’s wife and matriarch of her family, […]

Overcomer: 8 Ways to Live a Life of Unstoppable Strength, Unmovable Faith, and Unbelievable Power By Dr. David Jeremiah

David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio, television, the internet, live events, books and resource materials. In his new book, Overcomer, he offers his insights on one of the most quoted but least understood passages of the Bible: the apostle Paul’s […]

Slender Reeds: Jochebed’s Hope By Texie Susan Gregory

You will never look at the life of Moses in the same way after meeting his mother and grandmother in this masterful debut novel. Some Bible stories become so familiar that it is often forgotten that they involve real people, real women and men, and real families. You are drawn into the heartbreaking lives of […]

Whose Waves These Are, By Amanda Dykes

In the wake of WW11, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local news-paper; a rallying cry for hope, purpose and rocks, send me a rock for the person you lost and I will build something life-giving. When the poem spreads farther than he ever intended, Robert Bliss’s humble work changes the tide of a nation. […]

The Words Between Us by Erin Bartels

Robin Windsor has spent most of her life under an assumed name to avoid association with her infamous, incarcerated parents. She was living a peaceful new life running a used bookstore and thought she had put the past behind her. But simultaneously, her store begins experiencing financial difficulties, her father’s upcoming execution is all over […]



The Things We Knew, by Catherine West

Catherine West creates a well drawn portrait of a family in crisis. Lynette Carlisle lives with her failing father in their Nantucket home. Her mother died when she was twelve and her four siblings have one by one left and never returned. All have blamed their father for their mother’s death but no one will […]

Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock

As a first-year law associate, Sydney Batson knows she will be updating her resume by New Year’s if she loses her current court case. So when her grandmother gets inexplicably ill while she’s in court, Sydney arranges for a cab to get her to the clinic. The last thing cab driver Finn Parrish wants is […]

Miramar Bay by Davis Bunn

When Connor Larkin boards a late night bus in downtown L.A. he’s not sure where he’s going or what he’s looking for. Putting his acting career-and his finance-on hold, he’s searching for a part of himself he lost on the road to success. Now, with his wedding day approaching, Connor finds himself stepping into the […]

The Secret Slide Money Club Series By Art Rainer (Juvenile Fiction age 6-8)

When Jake, Sophia, and Brody slide down the tube slide at their local park, they are shocked to find themselves in an underground headquarters and transformed into Secret Slide Money Club agents. Soon the friends learn that they’re in an ongoing battle against Albatross, a selfish villain who uses bad money choices to turn other […]

Mission to Mexico

There are years of memories and relationships with YUGO ministries and the community of Ensenada, Mexico. Ensenada is located approx. 100 km from the US border on the Baja peninsula. With a simple but familiar surrounding at the YUGO Ministries campus, the Mexico Mission Experience is often a first introduction into serving the Lord outside […]

“Beyond” the House Build

For over 10 years, the Wellington Square congregation has participated and supported YUGO Ministries in their house ministry program. This project is a valuable “hand-up” that builds a deeper relationship with Christ for everyone involved. The 2017 Mission Experience explored the possibility of going deeper and doing more while in Mexico. We have expanded our […]

Mexico Mission Experience

November 4-11, 2017 “For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.” – Hebrews 3:4 This year, a team of seven will be heading down for our annual build week in Ensenada, Mexico. Although the house is the project that brings us together, our focus will be expanding to […]

Mexico Mission 2015

A team of 17 is heading down to Ensenada, Mexico next week to build a home for each of two deserving families. You can learn a little more about these families by clicking here. This year’s team would like to thank the congregation for their continued support. Pray for us while were away and know that we […]

Update from Rhonda

You may have been wondering why you have been seeing so much of Rhonda lately? Back in December I took a time of Sabbatical – after 14 years straight of intense ministry, it was so great and important to take some time to rest, refocus, and reflect. So grateful for the ability to step away […]

Youth Mexico Mission 2014

Wellington Square did a great job serving and representing both Christ and their church! By now the logistics of the trip are a bit easier (or so it seems) as we’ve done it a few times and the leadership team brings great experience to the table. Caitlin did a great job of leading the team […]

Mexico Mission Nov 2013

Rhonda’s thoughts on the Mexico Mission What an amazing week we’ve had with our team from Wellington Square!!! So many factors – great tone, wonderful personalities, great leadership, intentional connecting time, new energy, beautiful families, great connections, the reunions with past families, special surprises. I am so proud of them – so proud of our […]

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