Glen Cairn United Church
140 Abbeyhill Drive, Ottawa, ON K2L 1H5
Office Administrator, Ruth Winter
Office Hours:  Tuesday to  Thursday  9 - 3:30pm, Friday 9.00 - 10.30am
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        Telephone:  613 836 4756 

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Minister:  Rev. Brian Copeland
Volunteer Associate Ministers:  Rev. Dr. Don Boyd, Marion Milnes, Rev. Marilyn Richardson,
        Rev. Whit Strong, Rev. Arlyce Schiebout
Sunday School/Youth Coordinator:  Jason Winter
Music Director:  Scott Auchinleck

We are called by God to be a welcoming church where we respect differences and build Christian community as we learn, grow, celebrate, and reach out in faith.

10:00am  Sunday Worship and Sunday School

Pastoral Care and Healing Service 11.30am on the fourth Sunday of each month

Upcoming Services

April 22  Rev. David Sherwin is our guest for the beginning of our 50th year of service.

April 29  Conclusion of our Hospice Campaign

May 6      Sunday School Appreciation

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 Healing Pathway  
Pastoral Care Team members who have been trained in Healing Touch and Healing Pathway offer this to our congregation Mondays from 11 AM to 2:30 PM and 7 to 9 PM.  Please book an appointment through Nancy Kerr or:   If you have chronic pain, emotional stress, illness of any sort; if you are trying to cope with life transitions or deepen your spiritual connection, you may benefit from a Healing Pathway session. These ministry services are offered at no cos

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United Together in Caring
is a joint fundraising effort of seven West End United Churches, to raise $ 50,000 for a room at the new Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice in Kanata
During April, Glen Cairn United is offering friends and members of the congregation the opportunity to join in this great effort.  We are grateful for the incredible lead gift of our United Church Women who have already donated $ 5,000 to the Glen Cairn United Campaign and to three other families who have each given $500 as part of our contribution to United Together in Caring.
Hospice Care Ottawa provides residential hospice care at Ruddy-Shenkman, and already members of our congregation have received compassionate care at the hospice and their families are forever grateful for the loving kindness and comfort they have received at this beautiful new facility here in Kanata.
Your gift, given through Glen Cairn United Church, will help directly pay the cost of this new building and will see that Hospice Care continue  in our community.
We would ask that you prayerfully consider making a gift to our Hospice campaign. You may return it by mail, or in person to the church office or simply place it on the Sunday morning offering plate. A tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year. Cheques should be made payable to Glen Cairn United Church, attention ‘Hospice Campaign’.  Your gift will make a difference in the life of our community.
Thank you for your generosity. Glen Cairn’s campaign will conclude with a celebration on Sunday April 29 and to include your gift we would ask that you return it to the church by April 22 at the latest.
In Christ’s service,
Rev. Brian Copeland, Minister
Greg Howes, Glen Cairn United Church Council
Nancy Sprules, Chair of Outreach Committee

Camp Awesome is a week-long Christian day camp program sponsored by Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada. The 2018 camp runs at Glen Cairn United this summer from August 20 – 24; this year’s theme is ‘Water works’! Camp Awesome is open to all kids aged 4 to 12; no church experience is necessary. Activities include games, crafts, drama, singing, water fun and learning about important topics. The Camp starts at 10am and goes to 3pm. Glen Cairn United is pleased to offer optional ‘before’ (8 – 10am) and/or ‘after’ (3 – 5pm) camp care.
The cost is $70/child for the week (cash or cheques payable to ‘Glen Cairn United Church’. Snacks are provided; however, children must bring their own nut-free lunch.
Registration forms can be printed from this site and delivered with payment to Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Drive, Kanata, ON K2L 1H5. The deadline for enrollment is August 10, 2018.
For more information, please contact the church office at 613-836-4756 or through email,

Space for Rentals

Space is available for rentals - There currently are a variety of rooms of various sizes, from small rooms to a large hall and concert venue available at Glen Cairn United Church, 140 Abbeyhill Dr, Kanata.  Details and modest rental rates for daily, weekly, monthly or one-time occasions can be discussed with the office at or 613-836-4756  For more photos click on image above.

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The Oasis in Kanata
is a community outreach program of Glen Cairn United Church that offers information and support for caregivers in Kanata and its surrounding areas.  Living with mental illness can be as challenging for those close to the individuals as for the individuals themselves
Check out our  Web site at  for information about this exciting initiative

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