Glen cairn united

We are called by God to be a welcoming church where we respect differences and build Christian community as we learn, grow, celebrate, and reach out in faith.

Rummage Sale Want and Need List  

Ask these questions when you de-clutter your drawers and cupboards. Does it spark joy? Is it necessary? Does it have a designated place to live?  In letting go, appreciate the joy the items once gave you!

As Elsa from the movie Frozen says…. “Let it Go!”

Silent Auction:  Always a big success! Donate items, event or theatre tickets, gift certificates that you yourself would bid on. Hints: hairdressers /barbers, mechanics, grocers, friends’ business, pet nail cutting/grooming

Baking: One of our most popular spots! Pies, full size loaves, small tins of squares, variety of cookies, jams, jellies, fudge, diabetic and gluten free baking are popular. Hints:  if possible, place baking in smallish quantities/ packages, chocolate and coconut items are popular. Iced cakes harder to sell.

Book Nook: Fiction, non-fiction, travel and cookbooks welcome. NO Textbooks or National Geographic magazines please.

The Garden Shed: Potted plants, pots garden décor and small gardening tools welcome. Please provide names of plants if possible.

The Jewel Box: Costume Jewellery – Earrings, necklaces, bracelets 

Travel Accessories:  Scarves, hats, purses, small bags/ luggage, sunglasses

China Cupboard: Dishes, vases, teas sets, cups, saucers, glass and stemware, serving bowls and plates, figurines, knickknacks.

Kitchen Counter: Kitchen cooking items, mugs, bowls, small working appliances

Miscellaneous items: small working electronic items, small tools, pet supplies, frames, pictures, décor, seasonal items

Toy Shop and Sports: Outgrown or outplayed infant & children’s toys . Sports equipment in good condition. Accepting board games, children’s books and CD’s.

Crafts: Homemade treasures, knitted items, craft supplies.

Services at Glen Cairn United

Join us for worship Sunday at 10:00 AM in person or on YouTube


In-person services are back! Visit the What's New page to read about how our service works. 

We recommend you wear a mask and be fully vaccinated if you attend in person.

Join us for refreshments after the service.

WORSHIP Live Stream

The live stream starts at 10:00 AM Sunday, If you miss the live stream you can watch it anytime.

Download the bulletin.

Click here to join us on YouTube. 

Sunday School

Glen Cairn United provides a Christian environment where children and youth are welcomed, heard, valued, nurtured and supported

Visit our Sunday School page for more information .

Throughout The Week

Join us for activities throughout the week.

What's New?

See our What's New page for updates on events happening this week.

BiBle Study

Join us online Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:00 pm by Zoom

All are welcome. No experience necessary. No need to leave home as we go through Zoom. 

For details contact the church office at or Kevin McComas.

Morning Prayer on Facebook

Rev. Elaine invites you to join her on Facebook Live at 10 am Tuesday, and Wednesday for gentle prayer time. Check into the church Facebook page at

Senior Choir

Senior choir practices on Thursday at 7:30 PM.

Contact Scott Auchinleck for more information.

Children's Choir

Children's choir will resume in Fall 2022.

The children of the GCUC Children's Choir (K to Grade 6) are now meeting online on Zoom every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm for 40 minutes of song, story time and arts and crafts. 

If you think your child would like to join the fun please contact Dianne Hough or Jennifer Yeates.  For details contact the church office at

Come and join the activities! We would love to have you!

Support Our Work

There are many ways to support Glen Cairn United. All donation methods provide an official income tax receipt.

Give Monthly by PAR

Give monthly by Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR). Funds will come directly to our church on the 20th of each month. You choose the amount you would like to give and where you would like it to be directed (Operating Fund, Capital Fund, Mission and Service, etc.) and you may change it at any time. Please contact Martha Townshend Colford at for more information or to make any changes.

Interac e-transfer

Transfer funds directly to the church through your online banking account. Set the church up as a new Interac e-transfer payee using as the email address. 

Initiate an Interac e-transfer and create a security question. For security reasons, please provide the response to your security question in a separate email.


Mail your cheques (today’s date or post-dated) to Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive, Kanata, Ontario K2L 1H5. 

Canada Helps

Donate online through Canada Helps

Gift Cards

This program raises funds for the church through the sale of gift cards. Gift cards in various denominations are available for many businesses. You receive the full value of the gift card and the church receives a donation. 

Gift card purchases are not eligible for a tax receipt.

The program is managed by Sharron Ladouceur. For her information contact the church office or write to

Programs for our Community

The OASIS in Kanata

Helping caregivers build capacity, confidence, and resilience

The Oasis in Kanata provides information, education, and support for caregivers of individuals living with mental illness to help them build capacity, confidence, and resilience as they assist their loved ones on their road to recovery.

The program offers free information sessions featuring mental health experts and speakers with lived experience; workshops and multi-week courses provided by mental health professionals, organizations, and associations; Caregivers Matter a monthly support group facilitated by a professional Program Manager and trained volunteers; and an annual caregiver retreat.

The program's website and Facebook page announce upcoming activities and events for caregivers available locally and online from other mental health organizations and associations.  The website also includes an extensive list of programs and agencies in the Ottawa region and online which provide assistance to caregivers. 


Healing Pathway Team

The Healing Pathway Team now offers regular in-person sessions at Glen Cairn United Church on Mondays. Masks are required for all in-person sessions, and we also offer distance healing for those who are worried about infection. We can also make arrangements based on your availability and offer in-home visits to those who might find it difficult to come to the church.

Do you know someone in the community who might benefit from a Healing Pathway session? Healing Pathway members can adapt the sessions for anyone in need even if they do not attend our church.

In January 2023, the members of the Pastoral Care Committee will be setting up a Healing Corner which will be situated opposite the choir at the front of the church. After the service, we invite anyone who would like some comforting to visit us. We offer a compassionate seat where you can connect with a listening ear, light a memory candle, be offered a personal prayer, anointment, or receive a Healing Pathway soaking prayer. The Prayer box is waiting for your special request for a Prayer for the People.

Healing Pathway is a Ministry of the United Church. Sessions are free of charge and seek to support standard medical treatments by providing peace and comfort to everyone who needs some. Nurtured by this comfort, self healing can continue with the support of the Holy Spirit.

If you have any questions, or wish to make an appointment, please contact our Coordinator, Nancy Kerr at