Glen Cairn United Church
140 Abbeyhill Drive, Ottawa, ON K2L 1H5
Office Administrtrators:    Ruth Winter, Wendy Mather
Office Hours:  Tuesday to  Thursday  9 - 3:30pm, Friday 9.00 - 11.00am
Church office Email:
        Telephone:  613 836 4756


The Outreach Committee oversees six congregational programs that focus on service to our local and global community.  Nancy Sprules is the Outreach Chairperson.

The Oasis in Kanata
The Oasis in Kanata  provides information, education, and support for caregivers of those with mental illness.  Elise Laviolette, a professional mental health specialist, is the Program Manager of this community outreach initiative of Glen Cairn United Church.

Kanata Stittsville Refugee Sponsorship Group (KSRSG)
GCUC is one of seven member churches that sponsor United Nations Convention refugees from around the globe to provide:  assistance in their current country of residence, a safe haven and the opportunity for a new life in Canada, and settlement assistance for their first year in Canada. Marg Friesen represents GCUC on the KSRSG.

Kanata Food Cupboard (KFC) Team
GCUC is one of six churches that have been providing distribution and delivery services for the Kanata Food Cupboard for over twenty years.  The KFC is a non-profit agency that supplies emergency food to self-identifying individuals living in the Kanata wards of the City of Ottawa.  Keith Allingham,  Georgia Dryden and Dianne Astles coordinate GCUC's Food Cupboard's volunteers.  Monthly Outreach Appeal
The Monthly Outreach Appeal collects goods to support the work of other organizations in our local community and around the world.  Cathy Turner and Holly Egan manage this program.

Prime Time in Kanata
A new community outreach program of Glen Cairn United Church that offers free and confidential life coaching to Seniors in the Kanata area. Melinda Aspell, a professional social worker, is the Program Manager who can be reached or directly at 613-219-2494.

The Ad Hoc Committee Social Committee
of Prime Time in Kanata responsible for three social events each year, namely the St. Patrick’s Day Tea, the Strawberry Social and the Games Afternoon is led by Bev Armbruster and Faye Adams.

Mission and Service

As a member congregation of the United Church of Canada (UCC), GCUC collects and remits funds that support UCC mission and service work in Canada and abroad.  For a description of the programs funded by M&S, visit:  Nancy Sprules is responsible for liaison with the UCC on Mission and Service concerns.

Other committees and individuals also reach out to the local and global community on a regular or ad hoc basis.  Examples are:

Friday Morning Coffee Hour
Every Friday 10:00 am - 11am.   Come and enjoy coffee and good company.   Informal, friendly conversation and usually some goodies.

UCW (United Church Women)
The UCW meets on the second Monday of the month at 7:30 in the lounge. Exceptions are June, July, and August, October, and in December we have our potluck at 6:30. In January and February we meet at 2pm in the lounge.  Contact Person:  Martha Townshend Colford.

Lunch 'n Such
The Catering Committee of UCW provides a nutritious meal, fellowship, and entertainment or information to members of the congregation and their friends.  Lunch 'n Such is held in the months of October, December, February, April, and June.

Camp Awesome
Each summer, Glen Cairn United hosts Camp Awesome, a week-long Christian day camp program for children aged 4 to 12 sponsored by the Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada.  Activities include games, crafts, drama, singing, water fun, and learning about important topics of faith and character development.

Santa Claus Parade
As spectators crowd the sidewalks in front of the church, waiting for the annual Kanata Santa Claus parade to pass, church volunteers provide free hot drinks and homemade cookies to the chilled onlookers.   Volunteers also distribute hundreds of business-card sized announcements of the UCW's annual Cookie Walk fundraiser and the Christmas church services.

Spring Rummage Sale, Book Sale, and Bbq Saturday before Mother's Day 9am -1pm

Cookie Walk, Craft Sale, and Silent Auction  first Saturday in December  9am-noon