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 - 11.00am
Church office Email:
        Telephone:  613 836 4756

Sunday School

Glen Cairn United Church provides a Christian environment where children and youth are welcomed, heard, valued, nurtured and supported both personally and spiritually.  Our Sunday School uses the “Seasons of the Spirit” curriculum, a lectionary-based program.  This means that the children and youth are studying the same biblical texts and stories that are being used for congregational worship. Currently, there are four classes for children and a class for youth.


Usually children go into the sanctuary with their parents for the first part of the worship service.  After a theme conversation with the minister or worship leader, the children go to the hall for a short Sunday School opening, including an offering. Then, the children go with their teachers to classes for stories, crafts and games. On Sundays when there is communion, the children go immediately to the hall for their opening time followed by classes and then return to the sanctuary to join their parents for communion. Approximately five times during the year there are intergenerational church services where the children stay with their parents in the sanctuary for the entire service.


Sunday School runs from the first Sunday after Labour Day until the second Sunday of June.  Special activities for children are provided from mid-June to Labour Day.  Books and activity kits in baskets at the door of the sanctuary are available for children each week.


Sunday School/Youth Coordinator :   Rhiannon Van Buuren




The Cherub Choir is designed for children ages 3-6.  They rehearse Thursday evenings 6:30-7:30 pm.


The Junior Choir is designed for children ages 7-12.  They rehearse Sundays after morning worship.


The Youth Choir rehearses on Sundays after morning worship.


For information about the Sunday School or the choirs, please contact the church office.