What's New


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 Services Suspended

In person services are suspended starting December 21, 2020 until further notice. We are guided by Provincial regulations and Ottawa Public Health. We anticipate resuming limited in-person services when health conditions allow.

Click here to join us live on YouTube or to watch the recording at a later time.


Updated March 6

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

Sunday in-person Worship

Although, Ottawa is currently classified as an Orange Zone for Covid-19, Sunday worship service will remain online only until further notice. The Worship Committee

Upcoming Worship Services

Thursday, April 1 Maundy Thursday Service with Kanata UC (Zoom) – 7:00 pm

Friday, April 2 Good Friday Service

Sunday, April 4 Easter Sunday Service

2020 Tax Receipts

The 2020 tax receipts have been mailed. If you haven`t already received yours, it should be arriving in your mailbox soon.

Donations through Canada Helps

Just a reminder that if you made a donation to Glen Cairn United Church through Canada Helps, you must sign on to your Canada Helps account and print your tax receipt there. Any donation made through Canada Helps is not included in the tax receipt that was issued by the church.

VERY exciting news!!!

We have been able to successfully bid for and obtain a beautiful organ which could possibly be set up and unveiled on Easter Sunday!!! Our current organ, which has served us so faithfully for so many years, will be retired. Our great and honoured music director, multiple choir director, pianist, organist and overall super talented Scott Auchinleck will now have the opportunity to further demonstrate his musical talents.

Now, all we have to do is pay for this beauty. Over the coming months there will be several fund raising activities, hopefully reaching out, not just to our congregation but, to a broader group of people who also love music, particularly organ music. Any ideas you might have for fund raising would be greatly appreciated and could be emailed to Sherry Sharpe. Also, all free-will donations can be made to the church office by cheque or e-transfer and would be greatly appreciated also. Please note on the cheque or e-transfer that the donation is for the “Organ Fund.” Note: donations are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

In Memory Easter Flowers

Even though a smaller display of Easter lilies will be in our sanctuary this year since we are not able to view the usual large display on our TV/computer, we will keep the tradition of listing the people who have donated towards the lilies and who they are placing them in memory of.

Please send your cheques to Glen Cairn United Church with memo line Easter Flowers, or e-transfer with Easter Flowers in the message. Please e-mail the church office, office@gcuc.ca, with subject line In Memory Easter Flowers, with your name and who the flowers are in memory of. Please donate ASAP; the deadline for donations is March 28th.


Morning Prayer on Facebook – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 am.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study – 7:00 – 8:00 pm by Zoom

We are reading Acts 3 and what a great chapter it is. Peter is finally transformed into the Rock as Jesus had foreseen but what about John? Did he also personally change as his relationship with Jesus deepened? What about you? Have you changed at all as your relationship with Jesus deepens or does that apply only to the apostles? And in the Gospels and Acts why is John so often mentioned with Peter?

Come and explore Acts with us on Wednesday nights from 7.00 until 8.00. Contact Kevin McComas and I will send you the zoom link and come join us as we explore this wonderful book of the early church.

Thursday Morning Bible Study – 10:00 am – 12:00 noon by Zoom

If you are interested in joining this Bible Study, please contact Patricia Taylor.

Wednesday, Afternoon Craft Group - every Wednesday at 3:30 pm by Zoom (please note the time change for this group)

Thursday Evening Craft Group – every Thursday at 7:30 pm by Zoom

Please contact Vida Johnston if you have any questions.

Coffee n Conversation

Every Friday at 11:00 am by Zoom.

Our next Adult Fellowship zoom event will be on Friday March 12th at 6:30 PM.

We will be playing Things in a Box. If you are interested in playing please e-mail Vida Johnston by Tuesday March 9th to receive the game form.

See you on the 12th.

Chartwell Comfort Kits

Chartwell Stonehaven is launching a new initiative during the month of March. They are looking to bring comfort to the life of a senior in the community. The kits will contain some classic comfort items such as blankets, kleenex, soup, treats and much more as well as some of our activity booklets to pass the time.

If you know of a senior who would benefit from one of these kits, or for more information, please email Chelsea Bradley, Retirement Living Consultant at Chartwell Stonehaven, at cbradley@chartwell.com or call 613-818-7824.

Pastoral Care Team

“Reach out and connect in Christ’s name”: In these very difficult times due to COVID-19, we all need one another more than ever in our church family. The members of the Pastoral Care Team are offering their care and spiritual compassion, as well as their non-judgemental listening ears to those who request them on a confidential basis. Though we cannot have face-to-face visits yet, we can still connect by phone, e-mail, cards, technology and most of all, through prayers. Our contact person for March for calls and emails is Bev Armbruster or you can call our confidential number (613-435-4500) and leave a message which will be returned promptly. For more supportive information about living in COVID times, see our website link at https://www.gcuc.ca/what-we-do/care

Healing Pathway Team

The GCUC Healing Pathway Team is offering a modified ministry of healing and prayer within the church and community. Monday mornings, we gather via Zoom technology with anyone who wishes to receive a distance healing session, pray and meditate together. We are inviting anyone who would like to join us in these Zoom meetings on Mondays at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to experience Healing Pathway in a new way. Please contact our Coordinator, Nancy Kerr at healingpathwaygcuc@gmail.com to be invited or to give us names whom we can include in our healing prayers. Alternatively, you can call our confidential number (613-435-4500) and leave a message which will be returned promptly. We can still connect heart-to-heart in faith and hope!

Red & White Gift collection – Thank you!

"For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things." Psalm 107:9

An amazing donation of $3,500.00 will be gifted to the Kanata Food Cupboard from our Red and White February collection. Your ministry and support in our community will feed the ‘least of our brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces’, for whatever we do for them we do directly for Jesus. Thousands of neighbours rely on the Kanata Food Cupboard every month for their food security. Thank you sincerely, The KFC volunteer team.

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, "I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:31-40 (NIV)

Gift Cards

Hooray for ORANGE!! Now that we're able to move about a little more freely, let's celebrate by raising some funds for our church!! Need some Easter chocolates from Laura Secord, some lumber from Rona, or are you planning that long-awaited dinner at The Keg?? We have the gift cards for you! Our church receives a percentage of the sales, and you get your shopping done, a win-win!! Here's the link to the Pre Order form.

GCUC Spring 2021 Gift Cards Available for Pre-Order.pdf

Please email your request to Sharron at giftcards@gcuc.ca by Friday, March 5th. Cards will be available for distribution beginning on Monday, March 15th by appointment. Payment by e-transfer to office@gcuc.ca (with 'Gift Cards' in the description box) is appreciated, or you may pay by cheque as well. For additional information, please contact Sharron at giftcards@gcuc.ca .

Continuing Events

Glen Cairn United has suspended many 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

2020 Newsletters

2020 SpringEaster Reach Out Web.pdf
2020 Summer Pentecost Reach Out.pdf
2020 Fall Reach Out Newsletter.pdf
2020 GCUC Advent Reach Out Newsletter ONLINE.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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