What's New

Continuing Events

Glen Cairn United has cancelled in person gatherings. Church continues through:

  • Personal prayer and meditation
  • Checking on our friends and neighbours
  • Sunday worship on YouTube
  • Prayer broadcast on Facebook, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 AM
  • Friday morning coffee time on Zoom - contact the office for details
  • Online bible study - contact the office for details
  • Online book club - watch for announcements below or contact the office


The church office is closed. We are checking messages regularly.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious and need to speak with someone please, call the church office at 613-836-4756. If you prefer to speak to Rev. Elaine directly you may call her cellphone number 613-240-9388. Our pastoral care team are willing to be listening ears. You may leave a confidential message at 613-435-4500, and someone will call you back as soon as possible. You are not alone; we are here for you and we are here for each other. This is one of the joys of being a community.

In Person Gatherings CANCELLED

Glen Cairn United has cancelled in person gatherings in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.


Updated July 10

Please contact the office for the contact information of our many volunteers

Rev. Elaine will be on vacation from Monday, June 29th until Tuesday, July 28thinclusive.

During this time Rev. Anne Montgomery is available for emergency pastoral care (613) 293-8435.

Summer Services: Summer is upon us, and with it some changes in our worship services. Here are the worship leaders for the next few weeks:

July 12th Susan Lucas

July 19th Rev. Anne Montgomery

July 26th Rev. Don Boyd

Please check out what happens behind the scenes during Sunday worship.


Coffee n Conversation – Friday mornings at 11:00 am by Zoom

Wednesday, Afternoon Craft Group – June 10th and every week at 3:00 pm by Zoom

Thursday Evening Craft Group – June 11th and every week at 7:30 pm by Zoom

Please contact Vida Johnston if you have any questions.

Knitting Squares for Prayer Blankets

I have had a couple inquiries about the squares we are making to make prayer blankets. If anyone is interested in doing some squares either during our prayer times on Facebook or during the Sunday Youtube service (or any time crafting might help decrease the stress), your squares will be greatly appreciated. Any knitting or crochet pattern can be used. We are hoping for 7 inch (18cm X 18cm) squares. Anyone looking for the patterns that we were using in church, please feel free to contact me. Take care. Vida

Wednesday, August 11th “The Book of Longings”; by Sue Monk Kidd

We will meet in September to discuss “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr; I suggest reading this book slowly over the summer months

“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 July is Bev Armbruster. Alternatively, please leave a message at the NEW confidential Pastoral Care/Healing Pathway 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.

2020 Newsletters

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2020 Summer Pentecost Reach Out.pdf


2019 Spring Easter Reach Out WEB.pdf
2019 Fall Reach Out web.pdf
2019 WinterAdvent Reach Out Web.pdf


2018 Advent Reach Out WEB.pdf
2018 Fall Reach Out web.pdf
2018 Summer Reach Out Web.pdf
2018 Easter Reach Out web.pdf

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