Pastoral Care Team

Despite the need for social distancing at this time, we remain spiritually close. Community and spirituality are a vital component of personal resilience. Glen Cairn United Church is a welcoming community. Our strengths, weaknesses, and individual differences are always accepted. We feel joyful and energized by being part of this community.

As we support one another, we remember to:

  • Pray to accept the things we cannot control and for the strength to assist those who are needing our help

  • Be mindful: meditate, cultivate a clear, peaceful state of mind

  • Take walks, especially outdoors in the woods or our garden

  • Play

  • Read

  • Listen to music

  • Connect with one another (by phone or internet, if necessary)

The Pastoral Care Team members at GCUC are praying for you. We are available at the confidential Pastoral Care/Healing Pathway number: (613-435-4500) should you wish to speak with one of us.

May you have strength, courage, good health and resilience. We will get through this and we will get through it together.

Healing Pathway

Every Monday, we offer Healing Pathway sessions at Glen Cairn United Church by appointment. We can also make arrangements for healing sessions in hospitals or peoples' homes as required. This is a ministry of our church and is offered free of charge.

Healing Pathway prayerfully channels spiritually-focused energy to individuals in a chair, on a massage table or in a hospital bed. Trained practitioners offer the intention for healing through physical relaxation, and relief from pain, symptoms or stress. Please note that this healing ministry is not only for those dealing with a major health issue. All of us are on a healing journey of mind, body, emotions and spirit. Through non-invasive touch, Healing Pathway sessions can help all of us on our path to wholeness. Those who receive sessions tell of experiencing a deep peace, feeling grounded, integrated in body, mind, spirit and having pain relief.

For more information about the Healing Pathway ministry at GCUC, you can download our brochure.

Contact: Nancy Kerr or or at the confidential number 613 435-4500.

COVID-19 Resources

These pages have information and advice about COVID-19.

Ottawa Public Health - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ontario Ministry of Health - The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Health Canada - Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

United Church of Canada - Faith Communities and COVID-19

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.