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January 12, 2020
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.
On January 5th many of you received a “Star Word”. Each week I will offer some ways of deepening your interaction with your word, or a lens to view your word. You may of course journal the thoughts that arise.
January 12th What synonyms are there for your word?
Bible Study on Wednesday evenings: Join a warm and welcoming gathering on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 to 8.00 pm for bible study. No experience is required and the atmosphere is relaxed but concentrating on biblical passages. Kevin McComas
UCW is meeting on Monday, January 13th at 1:30 pm. Our guest speaker will be Heather Ebbs who is a Community Advocate for women’s heart health, certified by the Canadian Women’s Heart Health Centre of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. All women are welcome to attend.
The Children's choir (JK to Grade 6 ages) will begin practice again on Thursday, Jan.16th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The program involves a half hour of choir practice, followed by storytime, and arts and crafts. All children are welcome to join our fun time. Call Dianne Hough at 613-591-9242, email@example.com or Jennifer Yeates at 613- 591-9139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on Monday, January 20th at 7:00 pm to learn about strategic financial planning
at The Oasis in Kanata‘s first information session of the new year. A Personal Financial Planner will provide an overview of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) and tax credits for caregivers and their loved ones, while a Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional will provide strategies to help caregivers of people living with mental illness manage their own finances while providing support to their loved ones. Free. All are welcome. More details may be found at www.TheOasisKanata.ca and on Facebook.
January Outreach: Coffee, Tea and Tim’s cards for Centre 507.
Located in downtown Ottawa, Centre 507 is an adult drop-in centre, collaborating with partners to provide healthy meals, welcoming community and access to resources. Good food is just the beginning. Building community involves restoring dignity, fighting isolation and inspiring hope. Centre 507 seeks to create a vibrant network which engages community members in healthy living, recreation, wellness education and preventative care. On their wish list is coffee (medium grind), orange pekoe tea and Tim Horton’s gift cards in denominations of $5, $10 and $15. Please put your donations of coffee and tea in the blue Outreach Bin in the lobby (not the Food Cupboard bin). Gift cards are to be given directly to either Cathy Turner or Holly Egan. All donations are to be in by Sunday January 26th. Note that $15 Tim Horton cards are available through our GCUC gift card program.
Book Club – next meeting on Tuesday, February 4th The book is “Forgiveness’ by Mark Sakamoto. Subsequent books are as follows: (Please purchase or borrow your own copy.)
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 Wednesday, February 5th at noon
Come out and join us for a warming lunch lovingly prepared by the UCW and catch up with friends old and new following the holidays. We will also have a presentation on “Fit Minds”., There is a sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board in the foyer. Cost is $8. ea. Everyone is welcome.
“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 January is
Moe Wright, 613-270-1466. 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.email@example.com or call the new confidential phone number at 613-435-4500
Friday Coffee: Everyone is welcome to drop by the Lounge between 10:00 and 11:00 am on Fridays. Coffee and fun conversation will be on hand! Bringing a treat to share is optional.
The 2020 Offering Envelopes are now available in the hallway.
The Oasis in Kanata: To supplement Congregational givings in support of our outreach program, the Steering Committee is considering applying for grants, such as the one under the Bell Let’s Talk program. If you are interested in helping with our grant application process, please connect with a member of The Oasis in Kanata Steering Committee (Nancy Kerr, Emmett Will, Holly Egan, Cathy Turner and Joanne Algie).
SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!
GCUC 2020 Rummage Sale and Silent Auction May 2, 2020 from 8 am to 1 pm.
It’s time to purge and sort your stuff the Marie Kondo way! Your efforts in donating items, baking, entertaining, bike repairing and volunteering to sell brought in over 6000.00 last year. This money was used towards the GCUC operating expenses to repair bathrooms, paint doors, add downspouts and general property maintenance. Items not sold were donated to Our local Matthews House, Salvation Army, and The Dave Smith Facility. Mark your calendars and let’s make our 2020 GCUC Rummage Sale another success!
Give Broadview Magazine! Special gift subscription discount – only $20 (plus tax). Offer valid until
January 31, 2020. Order forms are available in the foyer; gift orders can also be entered online at broadview.org/giftsubs For more details please see Barbara Reynolds.