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 June 12

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

Rev Elaine will be in the office Tuesday and Wednesday

With Ontario moving into Stage 1 reopening Rev Elaine will be in the office Tuesday and Wednesday, If you wish to see her in person please call or email her for an appointment.

Wednesday, June 16th heralds the beginning of outdoor chat time at 11:00 am

If you are interested in joining Rev Elaine please email her at elaine.beattie@gcuc.ca by Tuesday afternoon, she will confirm with you. Participation is limited to 9 (plus Rev Elaine makes 10)

Hymn Sing on Sunday, June 27th

We are planning a hymn sing on Sunday, June 27th. Please send your suggestions to Scott at gcucmusic@gmail.com by June 22nd.

THANK YOU for your generous donations to Veterans House!

Our congregation raised an amazing $7,125 for this very worthy cause. Thank you for your contribution to the United We Stand campaign for Veterans House.

Decorating the Fishbowl

The Fishbowl three looked around and realized the Bowl was a little bare. We need your help. All children, youth and those young at heart to create some underwater creatures or plants for us to add to the Fishbowl. These can be anything that you would find underwater or in a fishbowl - so fish, seaweed, starfish, seahorses, octopus, coral, and so much more. Help us to decorate. You can drop off your creations at the church in plastic box marked Fishbowl Creations on the parking lot side of the church. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Petch

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 June 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!

Upcoming Events

Morning Prayer on Facebook

Morning Prayer is on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 am.

Book Club

On Tuesday, July 14th we will discuss “The Rose Code” by Kate Quinn.

All are welcome to both or either discussion(s).

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

Acts 17. Paul, Silas, Luke and Timothy walk on to other towns and meet with some belief and some disbelief. Belief primarily from Gentiles with some Jews but lots of disbelief going all around. But what stamina, courage and determination to spread the word, set the captives free and let the blind see. But in Athens mockery and derision! We will be looking at this chapter next and come and join us in these remarkable journeys . We meet every Wednesday night from 7.00 -8.00 and contact me Kevin McComas and I will send you the link.

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.

Adult Fellowship – Mini Scavenger Hunt on Friday, June 18th at 6:30 pm. (Zoom)

Our next adult fellowship event is Friday, June 18th at 6:30 PM. We are going to try a mini scavenger hunt. Register with Vida and on Friday around 3:00 pm she will send you a list of things to find around your home. You can either take pictures of the items to share or bring the items to your computer. At 6:30 we will open the Zoom call and share our treasures. Looking forward to seeing you on the 18th.

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 GCUC Advent Reach Out Newsletter ONLINE.pdf
2020 Fall Reach Out Newsletter.pdf

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