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Sunday Worship Live Stream

Join us Sunday at 10:00 AM for our live-streamed worship service. Click here to join us on YouTube.

If you miss the live stream you can watch it anytime.

Here are links to the bulletin, children's bulletin and announcements for April 5, 2020.

Live Prayers on Facebook

Rev. Elaine invites you to join her on Facebook Live at 10 am Tuesday through Friday for gentle prayer time. Simply check into the church Facebook page. She’ll be there!! AND if you have friends on Facebook who are not on our page, invite them to join us!! GCUC folks or not! All are welcome! https://www.facebook.com/glencairnunitedchurch/

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 through Friday at 10:00 AM
  • Online bible study - contact the office for details
  • Online book club - see the announcement below


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.

  • Friday morning coffee time is cancelled until further notice.
  • Lunch 'n' Such on April 1 is cancelled
  • The Walk of the Cross on Good Friday, April 10 is cancelled.
  • The Phase 1 Healing Pathway Workshop on April 17-18 is cancelled.
  • The Spring Rummage Sale in May is cancelled.


Updated April 3

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


Monday to Thursday at 10:00 am during Holy week, please join Rev. Elaine on Facebook live for a time of listening to the Holy Week Scriptures.

Maundy Thursday Service - April 9th at 7:00 pm Please join for our Maundy Thursday Service live; simply follow the link on our website. We will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion together.

Good Friday Service – April 10th at 10:00 am Good Friday service will be hosted by our sister Church, Kanata United. There will be a link to their service on our website, or you can go to their church website (https://www.kuc.ca) and follow the link there.

Easter Sunday Service – April 12th at 10:00 am Please join as we celebrate the Resurrection. We will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion together. Simply follow the link above.


Book Club will be online – Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00 pm

Would all those who have been participating in the monthly book club, please send your email contact details to the office. Rev Elaine will organize an online meeting on April 7th as planned. She will contact you with connection details. The book is “Christianity’s search for new beginning: The Rebirthing of God” by John Phillip Newell.

Subsequent books are as follows: (Please purchase or borrow your own copy.)

May 5th “A Man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman

June 2nd “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr

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

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.

Pastoral Care contact

  • for April is Joyce Kohut.

Alternatively, please leave a message at the confidential Pastoral Care/Healing Pathway number: 613-435-4500 or email Healingpathway.gcuc@gmail.com.

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.


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