Welcome to Pioneer Memorial United Church


The Pioneer Memorial United Church building is over 120 years old. It houses a simple, bright, well-maintained sanctuary, as well as an additional meeting hall and small kitchen. The sanctuary will seat a maximum of 100 people. The meeting room will accommodate 80 people.

Interesting Facts:

In 1867, the Reverend Robert Norton Hill, came to Muskoka to seek land for himself, his four sons and two daughters. He located 700 acres of good clay/loam soil on the shores of Peninsula Lake, east of Huntsville on what is now highway 60. He blazed a Trail called Hill’s Trace (now Highway 60) and as the first pioneer in the district he opened a Post Office in 1878 called “Hillside”, which later became the name of the community.

Location: 2370 HIghway 60, HIllside, Ontario

View / Download – Pioneer Church Use Agreement (PDF)

View / Download – Current Pioneer Church Use Fees

News & Information

Sunday at the Cottage

Enjoy an outdoor service with the community in Dorset on two special occasions! Sunday at the cottage poster (view poster)

Recent Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2015 (pdf) 

Upcoming Events

Advent 3: White Gift Worship
Dec 17 all-day

All Churches will honour the spirit of White Gift Sunday with a special Worship

Pioneer UCW Luncheon
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm

Pioneer UCW is going to enjoy a festive luncheon at On the Rocks  Pub in Hillside at Noon.

Celebration of Christmas!!! @ Dwight, Knox, Hillside
Dec 24 all-day

Special Christmas Eve Services in the morning and Evening for all congregants!  4 p.m. is a KNOX Family Worship Service.

7 p.m. is a beautiful Service at Stewart.  10 p.m. is a Candelight Service at Pioneer.

Morning Services at Stewart, Pioneer and Knox
Dec 24 all-day

Morning Services will take place as usual this morning.