THE SUNNYBRAE UNITED CHURCH IS NOW PRIVATELY OWNED.
The Sunnybrae United Church was dedicated on October 21, 1951. Rev. George Christie was the first minister. The Church services were held in Rieds Hall and the I. O. O. F. Hall until the church was built, which was accomplished with considerable volunteer work. The United Churches of Sunnybrae, Bridgeville, Hopewell and Eureka are all included in one pastoral charge.
Sunnybrae United Church
2394 East River West Side Road, Sunnybrae.
THE WESLEY CHURCH IS NOW PRIVATELY OWNED.
The Wesley United Church in Eureka was built in 1893 as a Methodist church. After the church union in 1925, the Methodist congregation continued to worship with Zion Presbyterian Church until a United Church congregation formed in Eureka. The church was completely renovated in 1973.
Wesley United Church
6315 East River West Side Road
Over a century ago, Bridgeville was also a thriving community because of the iron industry and because there was a larger population they had their own church. All that is left of this church today is the memorial. The church was built around 1892 and was demolished in 1920. There are approximately 20 to 30 people buried in the cemetery.
The Zion Presbyterian Church in Eureka was dedicated on November 28, 1893. The first minister was Rev. Alex Laird. Before the church was built the congregation gathered at the St. Columba in Hopewell. The church cost $3 800 and can seat about 400. It was built large because in 1892 the population was very, very large in Eureka. But after the steel industry failed, Eureka experienced a large out migration. Also with the other pressures that arose , the church was put under a lot of stress and the congregation number were ever-shrinking. Finally in 1992 the church was demolished.