What's New


Updated  July12, 2024 

What’s Up 

Make sure to check the bulletin boards in the hallway to see what’s up within the community and other United Churches. 

ONLY A FEW OPPORTUNITIES REMAIN FOR Summer Worship Volunteers – July and August 

Summer services are coming soon. We need your gifts of music leadership (on August 4th and 11th), and sound system operators (on July  21st, 28th and also on August 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th). Please sign up on the sheet in the lobby (bring your own pen as the original pen had to be removed to curtail graffiti), or by sending an email to Wayne Johnston.

The Pieces for Peace Project 

As announced by Rev. Laurie on June 30th, GUCU will be participating in the Pieces for Peace Project. You are invited to stop by the tables in the foyer today to pick up a piece of fabric and get more information. The finished squares will be taken to Parliament Hill on September 21, 2024 – International Day of Peace. For further information, please contact Kathy Panagapko.

Community, Coffee, and Chat – Fridays at 10am 

The Community, Coffee and Chat has changed locations until the end of Summer. The new location is at the Tim Horton’s at 6 Edgewater Street at Hazeldean Road, everyone is welcome to join in, the meet-up time is at 10 am. 

Rev. Laurie will be in the office on Wednesday mornings 

Rev. Laurie will be in the office on Wednesdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm. If you would like to meet with her, please call her at 613-371- 1387, or email her at: laurie.mcknight@gcuc.ca 

Emergency Pastoral Coverage –June 2 – August 31st 

Rev. Laurie McKnight will provide Emergency Pastoral Coverage from June 2nd to August 31st. Laurie may be reached at 613-371-1387 or by email at laurie.mcknight@gcuc.ca 

Monthly Outreach - Summer - Campus Ministry at Algonquin College 

Campus Ministry welcomes all students and staff. They offer Christian counselling, prayer, bible study and fellowship and have been bringing a Christian dimension to college life since 1994. The Ministry seeks to strengthen and support the Christian community on campus while respecting and engaging people of other faiths and world views. To support this Ministry we will be collecting paper plates, disposable cutlery, disposable cups and napkins during the summer. Please put your donations in the blue Outreach Bin in the lobby by Sunday August 18

The Pastoral Care Team

Reach out and connect in Christ’s name

Members of the Pastoral Care Team continue to offer their care and spiritual compassion to those who request them on a confidential basis. We can now have visits within the protocols for COVID 19 and can also connect by phone, email, cards, and through prayers.

Our contact person for July is Bev Armbruster.  You may leave a non-confidential voice message at the church office at 613-836-4756. 


 Healing Pathway regular schedule is on  Mondays 10 am to 2pm and 7-8 pm. To book an appointment, contact Nancy at healingpathwaygcuc@gmail.com. If these times are not suitable, we are available for other times and locations. Just contact Nancy for other options and to set up a personalized appointment. 


Thank you so much for you continued support of Earthub. Our bins have seen a lot of use, and thus we are able to divert lots of items from going to the landfill. Just a quick reminder that for safety, please ensure your labels are removed from the prescription bottles before you put them in the bins. 

Please note, that as of January 2024, Earthub is not accepting any milk bags but, you may continue to drop off your milk bags and place them in the red bin at the main parking lot doors. Kathy Panagapko and David Rothwell are supporting a community programme that makes “Sit and Sleep” mats for the homeless. Each mat needs about 500 bags! 

Thanks again for your support. If you have any questions, please contact Anne McEwen or visit the Earthub Ottawa Chapter Facebook page.



2024 GCUC Summer Newsletter.pdf


Spring 2024 Reach Out Newsletter.pdf

Christmas 2023

2023 GCUC Christmas Newsletter.pdf