In person services and Sunday School are back!
Should I come in person?
We embrace opportunities for our church families to visit and participate in services, in person. It has been a most difficult time during pandemics with the associated challenges of repeated isolation. Yet infections are still a problem and our healthcare system is overloaded, especially the children’s hospitals.
Bearing that in mind, we encourage you and your family to make your own responsible decisions whether to attend services in person. We would encourage anyone with symptoms or with a known exposure to enjoy our services online.
COVID, influenza and RSV are all around us. Even when we do everything possible, vaccination, masks, hand washing and distancing we may not be able to avoid infection.
Please do what you believe to be best for you and your family.
During the Service
Masks are recommended at Glen Cairn United. Wearing a mask is a way of caring for others and ourselves.
We recommend you be fully vaccinated if you attend in person.
We understand completely if your experience is different. If you do feel the need to leave, please contact us afterwards and let us know how we can do better.
You may drop off donations for the monthly outreach appeal before the service. Please place your items in the donation the bin, which is located near the door to the sanctuary.
Gathering the Offering
The offering will be gathered during the service or you may place your offering envelopes into the plate as you enter.
AFTER the Service
There are refreshments in the main hall after the Sunday service. Join us!
ANNOUNCEMENTSUpdated December 2, 2023
Upcoming Worship Services
Songs for a Winter’s Night – Sunday, December 3rd 7pm
The GCUC choirs will present Songs for a Winter’s Night. No tickets needed - a free will offering will be gratefully accepted with proceeds to the Kanata Food Cupboard. Any questions, talk to Scott and he will be happy to answer.
Today is the last day to order some special Gift Cards in order to receive them by Dec 12th!
Are you looking at your list and can't think of the perfect gift for your family or friends? How about a gift card for their favourite restaurant? What about a gift card so that they can fill up their gas tank? It's that time again, you're busy making cookies and still need to get 'Gifts' off your To-Do list. Here's the solution that also supports the church. You can order Gift Cards, and depending on the retailer, the church receives anywhere from 2% to sometimes 5% of your purchases.
So please get in touch with Sharron Ladouceur, email@example.com , and place your order. Orders received by December 2nd, will be available on Dec 12th for distribution. You can pay be etransfer, cheque or cash. Please speak to Sharron, for more information.
Christmas Pudding – Yum Yum!
Delma Murray is selling Christmas Pudding – packages of 4 slices for $15. Please place your order by calling Delma. The pudding will be ready for your enjoyment in December. Your Taste Buds will love this!
Faye Adams is pickling beets, $10 a jar. Please place your order by calling Faye and arrange with her for pickup or delivery.
Exact change or cheques made out to Glen Cairn UCW please. Orders received until November 24th.
Christmas Cookie Walk – Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
GCUC a big hit at the Kanata Santa Claus Parade – again!
Church Council Volunteer Opportunities
COMMUNITY, COFFEE, AND CHAT – FRIDAYS AT 10.00AM IN THE LOUNGE
Join us for Friday morning Community, Coffee and Chat at 10am in the lounge. Sue Swiggum and Noël LaTour are looking forward to welcoming you for fellowship and fun. Should you wish to bring some snacks to share, any leftover will be contributed to our after-Service fellowship time. Please invite friends and family for these get togethers.
I’ll NOT be Home for Christmas
November/December Outreach - Smiles for Seniors
Family Stories to share in the GCUC Newsletter
PASTORAL CARE TEAM
Reach out and connect in Christ’s name
Members of the Pastoral Care Team continue to offer their care and spiritual compassion to those who request them on a confidential basis. We can now have visits within the protocols for COVID 19 and can also connect by phone, email, cards, and through prayers.
Our contact person for November is Brenda Carr.
HEALING PATHWAY IN-PERSON SESSIONS
Healing Pathway regular schedule is on Mondays 10 am to 2pm and 7-8 pm. To book an appointment, contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org. If these times are not suitable, we are available for other times and locations. Just contact Nancy for other options and to set up a personalized appointment.
Thank you everyone for your amazing support of the Earthub collections in our church. The list of items that can be dropped off are on the bins outside of the parking lot doors as well as on the bulletin board in the hallway. Please note that we ask that the pill bottles be clean and the labels removed of any personal information. Also, we accept pill bottles only and not specimen bottles. We have some great news......we are now accepting milk bags!! Please ensure that the bags are clean and are not torn. You can put them in the bin along with the other items. Thanks again for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Anne McEwen or visit the Earthub Ottawa Chapter Facebook page.
Book Club – Next meeting: Tuesday, December 12th at 7:00pm via Zoom
December’s meeting will be held on Tuesday the 12th at 7pm via Zoom. This meeting will discuss the book “Learned by Heart” by Emma Donaghue.
WEDNESDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY 7PM-8PM december 6th
THURSDAY DAYTIME BIBLE STUDY 10AM-12PM
The daytime Bible Study will take place on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. for two hours at the Nadelle residence. Led by Johan van Zyl de Jong, we will be studying Paul. Johan has a vast knowledge of religion which he willingly shares with us. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Johan. All are welcome!
AROUND THE COMMUNITY
Updated December 2 2023
Southminster United Christmas Fair - Saturday, December 2, 10 am - 1:30 pm.
Home baking, crafts and more! Online Auction - 9 am, November 27 through to 7 pm, Dec 3. Crafts, collectibles, gift certificates, art and more! See poster in hallway for link. Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave
Just Gifts Christmas Market
- Online orders November 10-25. Order pick-up and in-person shopping December 2, 10am-1pm. Euconlinemarket.ca
Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd.
Vendor Extravaganza and Bake Sale - Saturday, December 2nD 9:30am-2:30pm.
Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road
Cantiamo Women's Choirs of Ottawa Welcome Yule Concert - Saturday, December 2nd at 7pm.
Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave
Christmas Dinner and Dance - Saturday, December 9th. Reception 5pm, dinner 6pm.
Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road
Wrap It Up Holiday Market -Saturday, December 16th 10am - 2pm.
Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Old Richmond Rd.
Forty vendors - artisans, crafters, re-sellers and makers plus a silent auction. Contact Wendy Morrell if you are interested in a vendor table
Journey to Bethlehem - the musical.
This Christmas, join us in celebrating this unique rendition of the birth of our Saviour. Experience the Nativity story like never before. AFFIRM Films introduces Journey to Bethlehem: The Musical. This isn't just another retelling; it’s a harmonious blend of time-honoured Christmas melodies, modern pop hits, and heartwarming humour. Witness Mary's courage, Joseph's internal struggle of love and duty, and a King's unyielding quest for power, all underpinned by faith. Designed for audiences of all ages, this live-action musical promises to be both a touching and entertaining addition to holiday classics. Opens in theatres November 10th. Check local listings for show times.