What's New

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

In person services are back!

Your children are welcome to attend with you in the sanctuary. Children’s activities will resume in Fall 2022.

Should I come in person?

You are part of our community whether you attend online or in person. Please stay home if you are feeling ill. By staying home you protect others.

Our sanctuary can accommodate up to 90 people.

Entering the Building

Masks are recommended at Glen Cairn United. Wearing a mask is a way of caring for others and ourselves.

We recommend you maintain a 2 m distance from others regardless of where you sit. We recommend you be fully vaccinated if you attend in person.

Outreach Donations

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 by the door.

Gathering the Offering

The offering will not be gathered during the service. An offering plate is available at the entrance. Please place your offering envelopes into the plate as you enter.

During the Service

Singing is back!

We recommend you wear a mask during the service. Worship leaders will not wear masks while at the front of the church.

We're transitioning to looser restrictions. 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.

AFTER the Service

There is lemonade (and coffee) on the lawn after the service. Join us!


Updated August 13, 2022

Volunteers Needed

There are some trees around the property that require trimming. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Faye Adams

2023 Church Calendars

The 2023 Church calendars are available to order early this year. The price per calendar is $10 to be paid by cash or a cheque made payable to “Glen Cairn UCW”. If you would like one (or two) please let Martha know by Sunday, August 21

Emergency Coverage – Rev. Grant Dillenbeck

While Elaine is away on a much-deserved break, Rev. Grant Dillenbeck will provide emergency coverage during the period of July 25 to August 14, 2022. Grant is the minister of Stittsville United Church, 6255 Fernbank Road. He can be reached at the church at 613-836-4962 or by cell at 613-889-4457.

Glen Cairn United offers limited in-person services

You are part of our community whether you attend online or in person. The number of worshippers in the Sanctuary is restricted by physical distancing, a service can accommodate up to 90 people. We strongly encourage you to be fully vaccinated to attend our worship services. There are no children’s activities, at this time, but your children are welcome to attend with you and they must remain in your care for the entire service.

Singing, robustly, while wearing your mask is now permitted!

Lemonade on the Lawn!

Sunday Post-Service Fellowship returns!

Lemonade will be served on the lawn (coffee, and tea as well) after services in July and August .

Summer Bulletins

During the months of July and August, the Sunday Bulletins will be re-used, so please leave them on the table in the foyer, to be redistributed next Sunday.

Do you have a favourite hymn?

Have you ever wished for your favourite Hymn to be sung during Worship on Sunday? Wish no more! Rev. Elaine is seeking your input! Please choose Hymns from either Voices United or More Voices, and then send your selection(s) via email to the church office: office@gcuc.ca. Rev. Elaine will then weave your favourite Hymns into a Worship Service (whether they fit the theme, or not!) in August. When will you hear your favourite Hymn….??? Three more weeks to find out!

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, e-mail, cards, and through prayers. Our contact person for August is Joy Judd . Or, you can call our confidential number (613-435-4500) and leave a message which will be returned promptly.


Updated August 5 2022

TUESDAY Morning Prayers on Facebook

Morning prayers on Facebook will be suspended while Elaine is away. Tuesday morning prayer will resume August 23, 2022.


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.

AROUND THE Community

Updated August 13 2022

Host Families Needed

The Campus Ministry at Algonquin College together with Student Support Services has organized English programs for Ukrainian newcomers. They have over 400 registrations for this program and their biggest need is for housing. If you are willing to host either a Ukrainian family or student for at least one month during the Fall term (Sep – Dec) and to help with their paperwork/documents/school work, please email derkacy@algonquincollege.com


2022 06 Summer Newsletter.pdf

Solar Panel Output

Find out what's new with the solar panel output here.