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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 July 24

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

Rev. Elaine will be on leave until Wednesday, August 18th.

During this time Rev. Ed Gratton (July 26th – August 8th) 613-822-6433, and Rev. Carolyn Insley (August 8th – 16th) 613-459-0796 are available for emergency pastoral care

The worship leaders while Rev. Elaine is on leave are:

Rev. Don Boyd on Sunday, August 1st

Lisa Petch on Sunday, August 8th

Rev. Fred Milnes on Sunday, August 15th.

Sunday Fellowship Time will be by Zoom at 11:00 am following the worship services each week.

While Rev. Elaine is on leave there will be no Prayer time on FaceBook, Outdoor Chat time or Friday Coffee n Conversation.

  • Prayer Time on FaceBook & Friday Coffee n Conversation will resume on Friday, August 20th.

  • Outdoor Chat Time will resume on Wednesday, August 25th.

Monthly Outreach in July

In the spirit of Christmas in July, we will be collecting food items for the Kanata Food Cupboard. Items in need are:

  • • Dried kidney beans & dried red lentils

  • • Rice

  • • Large Juice

  • • Lunch snacks (granola/cereal bars)

  • • Canned fruit

  • • Cooking oil, flour, sugar

  • • Canned tomato paste

You can drop off on Sunday, July 25th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in the back parking lot. You will be supporting Kanata individuals and families in need. Thank you.

Here is the link to the Moderator’s statement on residential school burial sites:


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 July is Joy Judd 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

Wednesday, Afternoon Craft Group

- every Wednesday at 3:30 pm by Zoom

Our Wednesday craft groups will continue during the summer.

Thursday Evening Craft Group

The Thursday craft group will be taking a summer break and will only be held once a month on the second Thursday of the month. August 12th, and September 9th. In the fall, we will restart the weekly Thursday schedule.

Time on your hands

For anyone interested in doing small knitting and crocheting projects over the summer, we will be collecting 7-inch squares to make blankets in September. For more information contact Vida Johnston.

The Third GCUC Keyboard Rally - Friday, July 30th at 6:30 pm by Zoom.

Ready to get out of Ottawa and see the sights? Well here is your chance to enjoy the fun virtually. The Third GCUC Keyboard Rally will be happening the evening of Friday, July 30th.

Start time: 6:30 pm (on Zoom)

End time: reconvene at 8:30 pm (on Zoom), final answers to be submitted by 9:00 pm.

Please contact Vida Johnston to register for the rally. vida.johnston@sympatico.ca

In preparation for the Rally, we suggest that you take some time familiarising yourself with Google Maps. These instructions are for laptops and desktop computers. Tablets and phones work the same way, but the buttons are in different places.

Step 1: Go to https://www.google.ca/maps

Step 2: In the Google maps search box, type 140 Abbeyhill Drive. Click search.

Step 3: You should see a map with GCUC at the centre. Click on Satellite in the bottom-left corner to see an overhead photo of the map.

Step 4: Use the + and - in the bottom-right corner to zoom in and out.

Step 5: Click on the photo in the top-left to enter Street View (or drag the small yellow person (Pegman) from the bottom-right corner to where you'd like to go on the map).

Step 6: Use your mouse or pointer to move around and up and down the street.

Step 7: Use the + and - in the bottom-right corner to zoom in and out of Street View.

Step 8: Test your skills. Zoom in on the white sign in front of the church. Can you read the Minister's name?

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


2021 GCUC Summer Reach Out Newsletter.pdf
2020 Advent Reach Out Newsletter ONLINE.pdf
2020 Fall Reach Out Newsletter.pdf

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