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.

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

Sunday School resumes September 11, 2022 with an inter-generational service and bouncy castle! Classes resume September 18, 2022.

Visit our Sunday School page for more information .

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.

Please do not drop cheques off at the church.

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

Throughout The Week

Church continues! Many in-person gatherings at Glen Cairn United are online until further notice.

What's New?

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

Children's Story Time

Children’s story time with Rhiannon occurs Mondays at 6:30 pm. Our younger members enjoy this 30 minute time of stories and chit chat.

For details contact the church office at

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

Coffee & Conversation

The Friday morning tradition continues on Zoom every Friday at 11:00 AM.

Contact the church office at for the connection details.

BiBle Study

We are taking a break in July and August.

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.

Craft Group

Join us for crafts and conversation again in Fall 2022. We have two times available.

Wednesday, Afternoon Craft Group - every Wednesday at 3:30 pm by Zoom

Thursday Evening Craft Group - every Thursday at 7:30 pm by Zoom

For connection information contact the church office at or Vida Johnston.

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!

Senior Choir

Senior choir practices on Thursday at 7:30 PM.

Contact Scott Auchinleck for more information.

Programs for our Community

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 .


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 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

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.

Wellbeing | Healing Pathway First | Westboro

For more information on Healing Pathway at Glen Cairn United, click here.

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.