The Brussels United Church congregation has its origins in the Methodist church. The current church building was originally constructed in 1877 at its current location on the corner of King St. and Sports Drive (Formerly James St.). The manse right beside the church was constructed in 1900.
The church was badly damaged by a fire in 1924, with the majority of the damage happening to the interior of the building. The building was restored later that year. During the rebuilding, the orientation of the sanctuary was changed from facing north to facing the north-east corner. The floor was also rebuilt to be sloped; this is how the sanctuary remains to this day. The following year, the Methodist congregation joined the newly-formed United Church of Canada, and became officially known as Brussels United Church. The church building has been an integral part of the Brussels community over the decades. More recent renovations to the church building includes an elevator in the early 2000s, and a kitchen renovation in 2019.
The Brussels congregation also has a history of sharing in ministry with other nearby congregations. Brussels United has a history of sharing summer services and other worship occasions with Melville Presbyterian Church in Brussels, as well as other ecumenical events in the village. Brussels also has members who have come from the former Ethel United and Duff’s United (Walton) congregations. We value and celebrate their history and contributions to the faith life of the Brussels community.
In recent years, Brussels United has been in a collaborative ministry with Blyth United. They share a minister and some joint mission projects, but maintain their own community identity and presence within their respective villages.
Brussels United strives to make an impact in the local and global community through their outreach, pastoral care initiatives, and involvement in community events. There are dedicated pie-makers in the congregation, as well as those who set up a hospitality booth at the Brussels Farmer’s Market, among other things.