What's New

Sunday Worship Live Stream

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

Download the bulletin and children's bulletin.

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

Live Prayers on Facebook

Rev Elaine is on Study leave from Monday, May 18th until Tuesday, May 26th.

Facebook prayers will resume on Wednesday, May 27th.

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
  • Friday morning coffee time is online - contact the office for details
  • Online bible study - contact the office for details
  • Online book club - watch for announcements below or contact the office


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.
  • The Spring Rummage Sale in May is cancelled.
  • Gift card sales are cancelled until further notice.


Updated May 18

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

Rev Elaine IS on Study leave

from Monday, May 18th until Tuesday, May 26th. Rev Anne Montgomery will be leading worship on Sunday, May 24th and is available for emergency pastoral care (613-293-8435).

Facebook prayers will resume on Wednesday, May 27th.

GCUC Property Management News

Want a getaway? Need some space? Tired of the same fence line?

There will be an email to the congregants with regards to Spring and Summer Maintenance and how to contact the Property Management to help out.

We remind you that the church building itself is still closed and is off limits.

Book Club will be online – Tuesday, june 2th at 7:00 pm

The book for June 2nd is “Falling Upward” by Richard Rohr. Please purchase or borrow your own copy.

Contact: Rev. Elaine

Wednesday, Afternoon Craft Group

May 6th and every week at 3:00 pm by Zoom.

Contact: Vida Johnston

Thursday Evening Craft Group

May 7th and every week at 7:30 pm by Zoom.

Contact: Vida Johnston

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.

For anyone looking for the patterns that we were using in church, please contact me.

We are using medium weight yarn(4) using 4.5-5.5 mm needles. Trying for 7 x 7 inch squares but don’t worry if they are different sizes. I’ll put borders on any squares I need to adjust the size on.

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.

The Pastoral Care contact for May is Joy Judd. Alternatively, please leave a message at the NEW confidential Pastoral Care/Healing Pathway number: 613-435-4500.

Click here for more information.

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.

2020 Lbirary Virtual Outreach EN .pdf

2020 Newsletters

2020 SpringEaster Reach Out Web.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

Solar Panel Output

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