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
Church office Email:
        Telephone:  613 836 4756 

Our Location
What's New? (current announcement sheet)   
Contact Us

Minister:  Rev. Brian Copeland
Volunteer Associate Ministers:  Rev. Dr. Don Boyd, Marion Milnes, Rev. Marilyn Richardson,
        Rev. Whit Strong, Rev. Arlyce Schiebout

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

Summer Office Hours:

The office will be open for most of the summer, Tuesday to Thursday as well as most Fridays, each week. As in the past, summer onsite hours will apply – 9:00am – noon (11am on Fridays) so that Ruth can work offsite on very hot afternoons. Emails and phone messages will be checked regularly throughout the day. Afternoon appointments with office staff can be arranged by calling 613-836-4756 or by emailing

Christian Development
Youth Group

Pastoral Care

Sunday School
Volunteer Guidelines
Picture Gallery

Kanata Churches
Ottawa Presbytery

 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

Reach Out

Glen Cairn United Church

Easter newsletter 2018

Summer Worship Leaders
July 15   Lisa Petch
July 22    Sandra Copeland
July 29  Marilyn Richardson
August 5 Bob Hough
August 12 - Sept. 2
             Rev. Brian Copeland
June Outreach Thank You – Cornerstone Housing for Women
Cornerstone is a community organization dedicated to improving the lives of homeless women. They provide emergency shelter and supportive housing for a diversity of up to 62 women in 4 residences in Ottawa. Thank you for your donations of new women's underwear, feminine hygiene products and hair brushes. By making a donation to Cornerstone you have helped to make a better, safer place for women in transition.

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,
July-August Outreach: Kanata Food Cupboard School Supplies.  Purchasing school supplies can be very costly and put financial stress on many families. The Kanata Food Cupboard provides school supplies to families in hopes of easing that burden. The items that are most in need are:  Math Sets, Combination Locks, 1.5-2” binders, Pencil Cases, Safety Scissors, Computer Paper, Scientific Calculators, Lunch Kits, Backpacks, Page Dividers, USB Memory Sticks, White Erasers, White Out/Liquid Paper.  Your help in making back to school a positive experience for all Kanata families is greatly appreciated.  Items can be dropped in the Outreach Bin during July and August.

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.

How is our solar energy doing?
 Click on the sun


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

Copyright 1996-2018  GCUC. All Rights Reserved.

Photograph by Robert Tate