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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 October 13 2019

Please contact the office for contact information of our many volunteers

Covenanting Service – Rev. Elaine Beattie and Glen Cairn United Church: You are invited to celebrate the beginning of a new relationship between Rev. Elaine Beattie and Glen Cairn United Church. The Covenanting service will take place on Sunday, October 27th at 2:30 pm with a reception to follow. All are welcome.

Covenanting Service – Rev. Terri Chedore and Kanata United Church: You are also invited to celebrate the beginning of a new relationship between Rev. Rev. Terri Chedore and Kanata United Church. This Covenanting service will take place on Sunday, October 20th at 3:00 pm at Kanata United Church.

October Outreach – Hope Living In October we will be collecting hats, mitts and gloves, new underwear and new socks for both men and women 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 making a donation to Shepherds of Good Hope – Hope Living you are making a positive difference in the lives of people in our community. Please leave your donations in the Outreach Bin in the foyer by Oct 27th.

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

“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 October is Joy Judd. 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.

Phase I Workshop: There is a special opportunity for all those interested in learning more about Healing Pathway and it is going to be held at Glen Cairn United Church on November 8-9, 2019! This is an introduction to the basic concepts of Christian-centred healing; through prayer, meditation and the laying on of hands, to reclaim the healing ministry that Jesus taught. Instructors: Joy Judd & Barb Loynes. Coordinator: Nancy Kerr. Early Bird Fee: $210 ($105 for repeaters) $50.00 is due on registration (non-refundable after October15) Fee after October 15 is $260 ($130 for repeaters). Registration Brochures are also available on the Bulletin Board in the hallway and by talking to Nancy Kerr (away in September) or Joy Judd.

Property Management News

Thank you to everyone who is helping Mike and I transition our new role into the Property Management position. In particular to Barb R., Nancy S. and Wayne H. who have de-cluttered (with the methods of Marie Kondo!) the Custodian Closet. Robert for his building the much-needed shelving in the photocopy room for Ruth, Dave B. for his diligence in maintaining the electrical components along with the furnace, Barb and Greg R. for their rearranging of furniture in the classrooms and culling old and broken items, and last but not least Moe for his direction and guidance.


  1. in working and good condition an upright vacuum for those small spills in the church.
  2. in working and good condition someone to paint two walls in the men's bathroom (goal to complete by end of October)
  3. in working and in good condition someone to help paint the front and back main doors (goal to complete by end of October)

Contact Mike or Susan McMullin.

October is name tag month: We encourage everyone to purchase a name tag. Magnetic name tags cost $17.00. The pin type costs $12.00. If you have lost your magnet but have your name tag, a replacement costs $5.00. Orders may be placed at the Information Table. in the foyer before or after church on Sundays. Please provide exact change.

Book Club and GCUC: For those who have ordered books through the office, your copies of Barbara Brown Taylor’s “Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others” will be available in the church office starting Tuesday, October 8th. The cost is $24.15 per book (including taxes). This book will be discussed on November 5th. You will be notified when “Seeker of Stars” by Susan Fish, to be discussed on December 3rd, is available.

Christmas Craft Supplies Needed: On Monday, November 11th at 7:00 pm the UCW will be making a craft to sell at the Christmas Cookie Walk & Craft Fair on Monday, November 11th at 7:00 p.m. To that end, we are asking for brooches and large earrings. If they are Christmas themed that is even better but all are welcome. Please give your contributions to Patricia Will or put them into the UCW mailslot. All ladies are welcome to learn this craft graciously provided to us by Linda Short. Thank you Linda.

Kanata United Church is holding an Arts Night for the season of Advent on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at 5:30 PM. We will be using the creative arts to explore this season and express our spirituality. Our first night includes opportunities for painting, sculpture, photography, and poetry, as well as learning from special guest, Bill Kervin, Associate Professor of Public Worship at Emmanuel College. This event is free and open to all ages. And dinner is included! For more information, or to let us know you're coming, contact Josh at josh@kuc.ca or call the church office at 613.592.5834

“God Keep Our Land In God We Trust” - Religion and Politics in Canada and the United States

Wednesday October 16, 2019, 7 pm – an illustrated talk by Tom Sherwood, followed by discussion. Glebe-St. James United Church, 650 Lyon Street South (corner of Lyon and First, sanctuary entry on First, accessible entry on Lyon). All are welcome. Admission is free. Information: church office (613-236-0617, glebestjames.church@bellnet.ca) or Jim Richardson (jrichardson@on.aibn.com). With federal elections in Canada this month and in the United States next year, we are aware of religious groups and values in the public discourse. The religious history and make-up of the two countries are somewhat similar, and yet religion seems to function quite differently in the public life of Canada and the United States. How can we understand this better? This is a repeat of the lecture Tom gave at Carleton University on September 23rd to a capacity audience. Short bio of Tom Sherwood: https://carleton.ca/chum/people/tom-sherwood/oad.


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