Ukraine Conflict – How Can We Help?
The Eastern Ontario and Outaouais Regional Council of the United Church has a list of resources to support Ukraine and its people.
In person services and Sunday School are back!
Should I come in person?
We embrace opportunities for our church families to visit and participate in services, in person. It has been a most difficult time during pandemics with the associated challenges of repeated isolation. Yet infections are still a problem and our healthcare system is overloaded, especially the children’s hospitals.
Bearing that in mind, we encourage you and your family to make your own responsible decisions whether to attend services in person. We would encourage anyone with symptoms or with a known exposure to enjoy our services online.
COVID, influenza and RSV are all around us. Even when we do everything possible, vaccination, masks, hand washing and distancing we may not be able to avoid infection.
Please do what you believe to be best for you and your family.
During the Service
Masks are recommended at Glen Cairn United. Wearing a mask is a way of caring for others and ourselves.
We recommend you be fully vaccinated if you attend in person.
We understand completely if your experience is different. If you do feel the need to leave, please contact us afterwards and let us know how we can do better.
You may drop off donations for the monthly outreach appeal before the service. Please place your items in the donation the bin, which is located near the door to the sanctuary.
Gathering the Offering
The offering will be gathered during the service or you may place your offering envelopes into the plate as you enter.
AFTER the Service
There are refreshments in the main hall after the Sunday service. Join us!
AnnouncementsUpdated May 19 2023
Three more weeks until the Fundraising Concert - Arrogant Worms – June 2
The Arrogant Worms will be performing here on Friday, June 2nd at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at ticketsplease.ca for $35 plus fees. Tell your family, friends, neighbours, and anyone within earshot.
Prayer Meeting – Tuesday, May 23rd Cancelled
The prayer meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 23rd is cancelled and will resume the following week on May 30th.
UCW Meeting – Monday, May 29th
The UCW is having an in-person meeting on Monday, May 29th at 7pm. All women are welcome. For more information, contact Martha.
Volunteers Needed for Summer Vacation Coverage
Summer is almost here, and with it comes summer vacations for our hard working staff. We need your help. Please volunteer to lead a service while Elaine is away, or lead us in music while Scott is away. We require worship leaders on July 16, 23, 30, August 6 and 13, and musical leaders on July 23, 30, August 6 and 13. Readers, greeters and Sound and video operators are needed each Sunday.
Please sign up on the sheet in the lobby, or let Wayne Johnston know how you can help.
Keurig Coffee Machine – Up for Grabs!
The Oasis in Kanata Keurig machine is up for grabs! With the termination of the program, the Keurig machine occasionally used for courses is on offer to anyone wishing to make a donation to the church. If interested, please see Emmett Will in the Main Hall on Sunday morning to have a gander at it.
WANTED – Lawn Cutting
Property Management needs your help in trimming the grass and monitoring our student Taylor who uses the riding lawnmower. This task requires one hour a week (usually….mid week after 5 pm and weather pending). Contact Mike and Susan at email@example.com or 613 852 4093 for more information.
Cycling Group Saturday Mornings and Wednesdays @ 7pm
Join us Wednesday or Saturday for cycling. We meet each Wednesday at 7:00PM for a short ride starting from the church parking lot. Everyone is welcome. We ride as a group and we won't leave you behind. On Saturdays we go for a longer ride starting from various places in Ottawa Experienced cyclists can ride to the start point for a longer ride. Contact Wayne Johnston to join our email list, or just show up on Wednesday evening.
EOORC AGM – May 26/27
All members of the United Church are invited to attend the two-day AGM on Friday and Saturday May 26 and 27 respectively, at the Brockville Memorial Centre. Meals will be provided and childcare is available. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please go to https://eoorc.ca
NO Post-Service Fellowship JUNE 18
There will NOT be any post-service fellowship on Father’s day Jun 18th. You might want to spend some time with your Dad after church.
May Outreach – Operation Come Home
Operation Come Home is an employment, education, and support centre for homeless and at-risk youth age 16 and up. Their programs focus on what works and what matters to youth, as well as encouraging the personal growth of everyone as an individual. Their vision is To prevent homeless youth from becoming homeless adults. GCUC will be collecting paper towels, toilet paper, deodorant, body wash and shampoo to support Operation Come Home programs. Donations can be dropped off in the Outreach Bin (not the food cupboard bin) in the foyer. The last day for donations is Sunday May 28. Thank you for your support. For more information on the services provided by Operation Come Home, please see their website at the following link: https://operationcomehome.ca/.
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 May is Brenda Carr. Or, you can call our confidential number (613-435-4500) and leave a message which will be returned promptly.
Healing Pathway in-person Sessions
The Healing Pathway Team will be offering regular in-person sessions at church on Mondays. As well, appointments can be made for distance healing and in-home visits at other times. Masks are required for all in-person sessions. These sessions are offered for anyone in the community free of charge.To book a session, email firstname.lastname@example.org, contact our Coordinator, Nancy Kerr, or leave a confidential message at 613-435-4500
Thank you so much for your continued support of Earthub. Our bins have seen a lot of use, we have diverted a lot 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. One suggestion is to fill the bottles with hot water and the labels should peel off without much effort. Thanks again for all your donations, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anne McEwan or visit the Earthub Ottawa Chapter Facebook page.
UPCOMING EVENTSUpdated May 20 2023
Book Club – Next meeting: IN PERSON Tuesday June 13th at 7:00pm
The Book Club meeting on June 13th will be held in person in the Lounge beginning at 7:00pm. The book for June is: The Watchmaker's Daughter: The True Story of World War II Heroine Corrie ten Boom by Larry Loftis. The Watchmaker’s Daughter is one of the greatest stories of World War II that readers haven’t heard: the remarkable and inspiring life story of Corrie ten Boom—a ground-breaking, female Dutch watchmaker, whose family unselfishly transformed their house into a hiding place straight out of a spy novel to shelter Jews and refugees from the Nazis during Gestapo raids. Even though the Nazis knew what the ten Booms were up to, they were never able to find those sheltered within the house when they raided it.
Bible Study (Thursday morning)
Thursday morning Bible Study (Genesis) continues in-person at one of our member’s home. To join, please contact Patricia Taylor.
Bible Study – Wednesday, MAY 24 7:00 pm
As we continue looking at a few psalms one cannot but be impressed with not only how relevant they are today, despite them being 3000 years old but also how they speak to many of the emotions that as human being we are all subject to. Some are about a longing to be safe and at peace or about loneliness and being afraid or about thanksgiving or of praise and so on. Yes, there is timeless quality about them with some of the most beautiful word pictures anywhere in the world....... and that makes them even more remarkable. So come and join us on Wednesday evenings from 7.00-8.00 by zoom and join in the discussion of fellow travellers.
Contact me, Kevin McComas and I will send you the link.
AROUND THE COMMUNITYUpdated May 20 2023
Kanata Symphony Orchestra - Saturday May 27th, 7:30pm.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 1817 Richardson Side Road
Tickets: $20 Adults/$10 Students/ Free for Children 12yrs & under
Veterans Luncheon June 6
Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road
- All veterans are invited to the annual luncheon, Jun 6 at noon and doors open at 11am. See poster on bulletin board for more information.
Trinkets and Treasure In-door Sale - Saturday, June 24, 2023 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road
Free admission. Invite your friends, family, neighbours to come out to check out the treasures. Please bring bags for your purchases. A fundraiser hosted by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, Kanata. Any questions, please contact Sylvia at 613-986-3520.