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.
Our Church Council recently conducted a survey of the congregation to understand their wishes and opinions about reopening the Church. A copy of the survey report is available here. Thank you to all of those who provided their input.
The survey showed that the congregation is strongly supportive and appreciative of the online Sunday Services, with many saying that digital services should remain, even after full activities resume. Council has committed to continuing the digital Sunday Services and is considering the feasibility of making them a permanent part of our future worship life.
While the Church may be able to open some activities to our renters, Council made the decision this week to carry on with all of our digital activities and not entertain a partial reopening of worship or other in-person Church events until sometime after Labour Day in September. The risk to our vulnerable members, as well as the summer slowdown, far outweighs the need to reopen as soon as possible. At this point, there are just too many unknowns.
Support Our Work
There are many ways to support Glen Cairn United. All methods provide an official income tax receipt.
Give Monthly by PAR
Download the PAR Authorization Form here. Print and fill in the form. If you choose pre-authorized debit, attach a VOID cheque to your form. Mail your information to: Rose Cambourne, The United Church of Canada, 8 Switzer Street, New Lowell, Ontario L0M 1N0, or fax the form to 1-416-232-6003.
PAR givings may be changed at any time.
Transfer funds directly to the church through your online banking account. Set the church up as a new Interac e-transfer payee using firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The church building is closed, please do not drop cheques off at the church.
In person gatherings at Glen Cairn United are cancelled until further notice. Church events are continuing online. See our What's New page for additional information.
Sunday Worship Live Stream
Join us Sunday at 10:00 AM for our live-streamed worship service. Click here to join us on YouTube.
Download the bulletin.
Live Prayers on Facebook
It's summer vacation! Join us again for Facebook prayers in August.
Rev. Elaine invites you to join her on Facebook Live at 10 am Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for gentle prayer time. Simply check into the church Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/glencairnunitedchurch/.
Thank You from Rev. Elaine and the Pastoral Care Team
We acknowledge and thank all those who are currently working tirelessly and selflessly to keep us safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. We especially thank health care workers who put themselves in harms way to care for those who need medical attention, in hospitals and in the wider community. We are all comforted knowing medical care is available should we require it. There are so many others who are still working in essential services, that we wish to acknowledge and thank as well. We think of and thank your families who wait for you to come home, as they shelter in place. As we live through these uncertain times, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we ask that God bless each and every one of you.
Caring for Caregivers
This flyer produced by The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre contains useful information not only for caregivers, but for everyone during the COVID-19 crisis.
Pastoral Care Team
For a message from the Team during the COVID-19 restrictions click here.
The OASIS in Kanata
Helping caregivers build capacity, confidence, and resilience
The Oasis in Kanata is committed to providing support for all caregivers of people who suffer with symptoms of mental illness, and strives to do this from cradle to grave.
Mental health problems can generally be defined as stemming from a combination of individual genetic pre-dispositions (Nature) and environmental stressors (Nurture). With this in mind, The Oasis in Kanata works to provide support for caregivers through providing information, education, and support.
For help or more information please go to theoasiskanata.ca or contact us at 613-435-1100.
Healing Pathway TEam
During this challenging time of physical distancing and staying at home for most people, the Healing Pathway Team is continuing its ministry of healing and prayer within the church and community. Every Monday morning, we gather via Zoom technology to check-in with one another, share a guided meditation and do a simple self-care practice. We also send healing prayers out to those who are not able to be present and to the world by intention.
We are inviting anyone who would like to join us in these Zoom meetings on Mondays at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to experience Healing Pathway in a new way. If you wish to receive an individual Zoom invitation to join the meeting, please contact Joy Judd at email@example.com by Sundays at 8:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, or have someone whom you would like to have included in our healing prayers, please contact our Coordinator, Nancy Kerr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also very pleased to share an amazing Spiritual Care Package from the First United Church Healing Pathway Group. Resources include prayers and meditations, reflections and poems. It is for the community in this time of physical distancing and much uncertainty. We may not be able to meet face-to-face, but we can connect heart-to-heart. The connection is the link below.
For more information on Healing Pathway at Glen Cairn United, click here.