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REv. Elaine Beattie

We welcomed Elaine Beattie on August 4th. Thanks to Moe Wright for painting and lettering the sign board, and to Faye Adams for arranging the cake and luncheon.


Photos by Robert Tate

Announcement Sheet November 10 2019

Please contact the office for contact information of our many volunteers

UCW is meeting tomorrow at 7:00 pm. Please note the change of time. We will be working on a craft for the UCW Craft Table and we will be discussing the volunteer needs for the Santa Claus parade, 28th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk, and the Christmas Dinner on Dec. 11. Please come out and join the fun, conversation, and preparing for our Christmas Outreach and Fund-raising events. Please speak to Martha for more information.

Santa Claus is coming to town! Yes, on Saturday, November 16, the Kanata Santa Claus Parade will once again pass down Abbeyhill, right in front of our church, on the way to its Hazeldean Mall finish. For the tenth consecutive year, in all kinds of weather, we've handed out hundreds of steaming cups of coffee, apple cider, and hot chocolate - as well as homemade cookies - to the crowds of people lining the street waiting for the parade to pass by. If you would like to put smiles on the faces of our friends and neighbours, or donate a few dozen homemade cookies to keep them and their kids happy, please see the sign-up sheet in the Foyer to let Santa's Helpers Anne McEwen and Emmett Will know how you'd like to help this year. Ho! Ho! Ho! Go, Santa, go!

Games Afternoon on Wednesday, November 20 from 2:00 - 4:00 in the Lounge. There will be a variety of board games available as well as cards for playing games such as euchre and crib. You are welcome to bring your favorite games as well. Invite your family and friends to come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and light refreshments. A sign-up sheet is on the board in the lobby.

Book Club will meet next on Tuesday, December 3rd: The book is “Seeker of Stars” by Susan Fish. On January 7, 2020 it will be “still life” by Jeff Sutherland. Subsequent books are as follows: (Please purchase or borrow your own copy.)

February 4th “Forgiveness” by Mark Sakamoto

March 3rd “Following the path: The search for a life of Passion, Purpose and Joy” by Joan Chittister

April 7th “Christianity’s search for new beginning: The Rebirthing of God” by John Phillip Newell

May 5th “A Man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

June 2nd “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr

Lunch ‘n Such Christmas Dinner will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at noon.

Join us for a delightful turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Good food and good friends. Tickets must be purchased in advance by December 8th. The cost is $20. Tickets are available each Sunday after church during the fellowship time in the main hall, from the church office during regular business hours, or by calling Patricia Will. After dinner entertainment will be provided by the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus. Always a great show. Please plan to join us and why not bring along a friend or two or three.

The Membership Committee thanks you for participating in last Sunday's potluck. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and the food was delicious! Rev Don Boyd led us in singing Johnny Appleseed (grace).

Property Management news

Thank you to all who donated wooden/plastic hangers for the back and front coat racks and rags for the custodian room. All much appreciated.

This week’s special volunteer award goes to Lindsay Bradley for assisting in taking out the two (yes two!) portable air conditioners and replacing the windows (yes two!) in rooms A and D. These rooms should be less drafty to all who use them. The inside window frames still need some paint touch-ups along with some mechanism repairs. See Mike Mc if you can help with this project.

Thank you, Moe and Dave B for installing the new light fixture in the hallway and Wayne J for repairing the north outdoor outlet just in time for the Santa Claus parade!

Mike and Susan McMullin

Oasis in Kanata: Over 50 caregivers attended the October 28 information session on Obsessive-compulsive Disorder at The Oasis in Kanata. Here are some comments we received: "It was a wonderful event and I really appreciated all the work that went into providing such a useful session;" "First time attending - a mountain of information to digest!", and " Gave me the incentive to move forward." As well, the Family Support Coordinator for the OCD Ottawa Support Network Emailed us immediately after the session: "Glad it went well and that you had a great turn out - it certainly speaks to the demand for this type of session. Thank you for organizing it. It does my heart good to know this education will continue!!!" Thank you for your ongoing support of our Ventures in Mission community outreach program.

Thank You October Outreach – Hope Living

Thank you for your generous donations of hats, mitts and gloves, underwear and socks for The Shepherds of Good Hope – Hope Living Residence on Castlefrank. This location is a supportive housing facility with a focus on formerly homeless and/or vulnerably-housed individuals, many of whom are elderly and/or live with complex mental health challenges. Hope Living provides its residents with comprehensive health and wellness support, enabling them to maintain their independence while developing life skills and integrating into the community. By donating to Shepherds of Good Hope – Hope Living, you have made a positive difference in the lives of people in our community.

“Love your neighbour as yourself.” As Jesus taught us, we are all called to care for one another. Working closely with the Minister, the Pastoral Care Team members support the congregation’s ministry of caring by focusing on responding to the pastoral, spiritual and emotional needs of the members of GCUC. Once we know of these needs, we can offer a confidential, caring visit or call at home or hospital, and prayers as requested. Please advise one of the Team members if you, or anyone you know of in our church family, would appreciate receiving pastoral care. The Pastoral Care contact for November is Brenda Carr. Alternatively, please leave a message at the NEW confidential Pastoral Care/Healing Pathway number: 613-435-4500.

The Healing Pathway Team offers healing sessions on Mondays at the church from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. by appointment. Holiday Mondays are not included in this schedule. To make an appointment for a session, or to enquire about the ministry, please email Healingpathway.gcuc@gmail.com or call the new confidential phone number at 613-435-4500.

United Church calendars are now on sale for $8 each. Correct change or cheques made out to Glen Cairn UCW please. They may be purchased from Martha or from the church office.

Friday Coffee: Friday morning coffee social time is in the Lounge We will be enjoying coffee and friendly conversation every Friday, 10:00 – 11:00 am.

BROADVIEW is the name of the new magazine that replaced The United Church Observer

Aside from the name change, the biggest difference is the new look and feel. About a quarter of the magazine is devoted to United Church news and perspectives, but it also includes more articles and photos. It shares stories about those who embrace and those who struggle with the Christian faith. It also provides a space for the exchange of values and ideas, problems and solutions. A couple of sample copies are available in the foyer for you to browse. The subscription costs $25/year for 11 issues (forms are in the foyer). For more information, please see Barbara Reynolds


Upcoming Bazaars at neighbouring churches

Saturday, November 16th Christmas Bazaar, Bells Corners United Church, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, November 16th Holly Berry Bazaar & Art Show, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Carp, 9 am - 2 pm

Saturday, November 23rd Christmas Bazaar, Barrhaven United Church, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, November 23rd Christmas Bazaar, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Stittsville, 10 am – 2pm




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