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  

  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.
Announcement Sheet April 15  2018
Please call the office for the contact information of our many volunteers

Photo Directory:  We need your participation for our 50th Anniversary edition. Photo sessions are taking place May 1 – 5. They are FREE! Online booking is very straightforward at; select ‘Appointments’ tab, then select Glen Cairn United Church, then use the calendar to select your 20-minute session - May 1 – 5 are the dates that are ‘open’ on the online calendar and there are many time slots to choose from. Don’t use a computer? Then see Todd or Patricia after church, or call Ruth in the office during the week (613-836-4756). We will happily book your appointment for you. Details are also available in the PGP flyer insert (different company than last few years)!

 GCUC Cookbook: One of the 50th Anniversary Projects of our church is to produce a Cookbook. The last one was 25 years ago! We have a new generation of people who need our tried and true recipes! Recipes for all genres of food: appetizers, salads, lunches, dinners, desserts. We need recipes for one or two, families of four or six, and for occasions of fifteen to fifty people. We know you all have a recipe (or several) you would love to share. Please email Pat Will at  or hand her a copy. For more information, please speak to Pat or Martha.

The Oasis in Kanata Event: Tomorrow, Monday, April 16, at 7 pm, The Oasis in Kanata presents “Maintaining Healthy Relationships” with Psychologists Dr. Robyn Marquis and Dr. Joanne Bihari of the Ottawa Couple and Family Institute who will discuss techniques to nurture and maintain healthy relationships within a family in which one of its members is suffering from a mental illness.  Free.  All welcome.  Details may be found at and on Facebook.  (Please note: the name of this program is "The Oasis in Kanata," not "Oasis" or "Oasis in Kanata."  This name was intentionally selected from the outset to differentiate our church's community outreach program from several other similarly-named programs in the region.  Please include the word "The" in the title when referring to this program to eliminate possible confusion with other programs.)
Old Testament Study:  Please join us for two short studies on the old testament in April. Today, Wayne Johnston will present two lectures by noted scholar Amy Jill Levine on interpretation of stories, followed by discussion. On April 22 and 29, Kevin McComas will lead us in a discussion of apparent conundrums in the old testament. Please join us at 11:30 in Room A.

 Choir Show: Come join us on "A Musical Journey" on Saturday, April 21 at 7 pm. The choirs and the Stained Glass Band are practicing and working to take you away to another place through music. No tickets to purchase - free will offering will be greatly accepted. Proceeds of the show will go to the Oasis in Kanata and the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice campaign. Refreshments and snacks will be served after the show. We hope to see you there!

 Scott Woods and his All-Star Band – Fiddling up a Storm:  Join us for an event of a lifetime on April 27
at 7:00 pm.  Renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his All-Star band present Fiddling Up a Storm!  This uplifting two-hour Branson-style live show feature slots of Canadian Old Time Fiddle music.  Traditional Country songs, Western Swing tunes, Country Gospel favourites, fancy instrumentals, sweet harmonies, smooth vocals, sensational step dancing, family humour, inspirational stories and of course some of Scott’s famous trick fiddling – front and back somersaults and walking on a barrel – all while playing his fiddle!  You will hear the flurry of fast fingers on a fiddle or guitar similar to a hurricane or twister, or maybe the calm before the storm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children (ages 6-12) and children 5 and under get in free.  Advance tickets are on sale through Sherry Sharpe or the office.  Proceeds go to the GCUC Operating Fund.

Urgent Request for household furniture and items!  The Ottawa Muslim Women’s Association is looking for some household items for a new Syrian refugee family of 7 that is due to arrive in Ottawa on April 18. Larger items needed include the following: kitchen table with 6 chairs, coffee table, 2 single beds, 1 bunk bed, crib with mattress, and rugs. Various linens,  kitchen items and toys are also needed (please see list on Outreach bulletin board). OMWA will arrange to pick up items; please speak to Barbara Reynolds or call Nigar.

Healing Services: The next Healing Service takes place on April 29th. If you have suffered a loss, are suffering emotional or physical pain, and are in need of a quiet time of healing and caring, please feel welcome to join us.

 PASTORAL CARE:  We encourage anyone who needs someone to talk to, or who knows someone who needs someone to talk to, to give the Pastoral Care Team member a call. We do not want anyone to think that their need is any less significant than anyone else’s. We are here to serve each and every person of the church.  Ours is a ministry of listening and caring.  The April Pastoral Care contact is Moe Wright.

Healing Pathway Training-Phase 1: An introduction to the basic concepts of Christian-centred healing; through prayer, meditation and laying on of hands, to reclaim the healing ministry that Jesus taught. Learn how to care for yourself and others. May 4-5, 2018 at Rideau Park United Church, Ottawa. Fee: $210 with $50 due on registration. For more information, see the Pastoral Care bulletin board or contact Joy Judd.
GCUC Spring Rummage Sale & BBQ:  Circle Saturday, May 12th on your calendars for the GCUC   Rummage Sale and BBQ. Donations of gently used items such as china, toys, sporting goods, books, jewellery, and bake sale items as well as quality items for the Silent Auction will be gladly received
starting April 22. Please note, we will not be accepting large furniture, electronics or clothing. We need many volunteers to move and sort items, for set-up on Thursday evening and all day Friday, to work at the sale, and to clean-up, and transport unsold items to other charities. Many hands make light work! Please see the volunteer sign-up sheet on the lobby bulletin board. For more info, please contact Dianne Astles or Marilyn Richardson

Monkey Rock Concert: Trinity Presbyterian Church (1817 Richardson Side Rd) will host a Monkey Rock Music Concert on Sunday, April 22, 2 – 3 PM.  It will be a fun event for the whole family!  All are welcome!  Admission is free; a freewill offering will be taken.  For further info, contact the Trinity Church Office; 613-836-1429.

Center for Congregational Song. All are welcome to help launch the Center for Congregational Song at Kanata United Church on Saturday, April 28 (9AM to 4:30PM). Come and experience the transformative power of music through workshops, speakers, a free lunch, and, of course, lots of singing. Debbie Lou Ludolph, song leader at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Music Makes Community, will be the plenary speaker, exploring what it means to sing with imaginative nerve. She is joined by Center Director Brian Hehn and organist Josh Zentner-Barrett. There is no cost to attend, but we ask you to register at Contact Josh ( for more info.

The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus presents “Musical Memories”. Director, Robert Dueck, pianist Peter Brown and the chorus put their own spin on tunes from bygone days; be prepared to experience nostalgic moments and to sing along to your favourite songs. Saturday, April 28, 7 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 20 Young Road. Tickets available on line at or at Gaia Java, 1300 Main St., Stittsville; Kanata Barbershop, 2 Beaverbrook; and Kanata Cleaners, 1029 Teron Rd. Tickets are $15 advanced or $20 at the door with children under 12 free.

Tropical Oasis Fashion Show fundraiser at the Kanata Legion!  April 28, 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome! The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #638-Kanata is hosting our annual Fashion Show. Menu: Light Tropical treats. Tickets $15.00/person. Advance Tickets sales only! Reserve early to guarantee seating! Tickets must be picked up on or before April 25, 2018 at the Kanata Legion, 70 Hines Road, Kanata, Ontario (off of Solandt Road; off of March Road).  For details and hours of operation: 613-591-5570 or

Murder Mystery Night & Dinner: “16 Going on Dead” by Todd Mitchell; Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest Rd, Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th @ 6:00pm. Tickets: $30 (cut off date is May 3, 2018). Limited to 100 tickets per night. Please contact Church office (613) 828-6018 OR Verne/Marilyn Bruce (613) 828-0704.  

The Valley Men is a TTBB choir of about 20-24 voices that rehearses and performs (supporting local charities) music in a variety of styles, from mid-April to mid-October (not July). This friendly group practices on Tuesday evenings (7:00-8:30) at Bells Corners United Church. Interested in singing with us? Contact Keith Bailey by phone, 613 591-6324; for more info visit

Emmanuel United Church invites you to meet Rev. Fr Rex Reyes, General Secretary for the National Council of Churches in the Philippines on Sunday, May 13, 10:00 am at Emmanuel United, 691 Smyth Road. Our worship service will be followed by a time for refreshment and conversation about the numerous abuses of the Human Rights in the Philippines. For more information: 613-733-0437 or

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