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 January 6
Please call the office for the contact information of our many volunteers

"How To Experience and Lead Life - Giving Prayer Times": Study group lead by Fred Milnes. Starts today! “For the 4 Sundays in January, we'll be using this very helpful video resource developed by Daniel Henderson of Strategic Renewal to help the local church grow in personal and group prayer. I have been part of a group using this resource and found it brought new vitality to our prayers.”

Oasis Event:  January 14, 7 pm, The Oasis in Kanata, a place for caregivers of people with mental illness, presents “Conversations about Change”. Caregivers will learn how to support their loved one when they either do not recognize the effects of their mental illness or appear to want help for themselves. Danny Lang, a mental health and substance use therapist, will provide an overview of how Motivational Interviewing can help. Details at or on Facebook. Free, and all are welcome.

Christmas Outreach Thank You!  Thank you to all the elves who contributed gifts for Carleton Lodge Christmas Smiles for Seniors and for the ALC Unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital.  Your beautifully wrapped gifts have been delivered and received with thanks by the staff at each location.  You have brought smiles to those delivering and receiving, and you are sure to bring smiles to the residents and patients as they receive their gifts on Christmas.  Thank you.

2019 Offering Envelopes are available for pick-up in the foyer. If you do not have a set assigned to you and you would like some, please see the attendant at the Information Table; they would be happy to supply you with a set. The boxes are arranged alphabetically. If, at this time, you would like to switch your contributions to PAR (Pre-authorized Remittance), you will find application forms on the Information Table.
Gift Cards available!  Gift cards are available after church today.  We carry a wide variety of gift cards in denominations ranging from $10 (Cineplex) and $15 (Tim Horton’s) up to $250 (most grocery chains).  We have cards for restaurants, clothing and sports stores, and gas cards including Petro Canada and Ultramar which are both available in $50’s or $100’s. Please come over to the Gift Card table during fellowship time and browse our selection. Need something ordered?... We can place an order that should be available for pick-up next Sunday.
50th Anniversary Cookbook  The cookbooks are selling quickly.  They are available for purchase after church on Sundays in the main hall or you may contact Patricia Will  to make other arrangements.  

Volunteers, please!
2019 Bulletin Folders Needed! The 2019 bulletin folder sign-up sheet is now available on the foyer Bulletin board. Please consider signing up for this important task. Bulletins are usually ready for folding Thursday evening or by Friday morning.  Thanks in advance for your help!

Scouts’ Outreach:  Asher's Beaver Scout Colony, 1st Glen Cairn Colony D Beaver Scouts,  is collecting linens for the Shepherds of Good Hope "Hope Living" house on Castlefrank Rd. They are looking to collect twin sheets, face cloths, towels, bathmats and blankets. The Beavers will be at the Hazeldean Mall on Jan 15th between 6:30pm and 7:30pm for donations. Alternatively, people could bring in donations to church on Jan 13th and Asher will collect them after the service.
Friday Coffee Time:  Our first Friday coffee time of 2019 will be held on this Friday, January 11th! Everyone is welcome to drop by the Lounge between 10 and 11 am on Fridays. Coffee and conversation will be on hand! Bringing a treat to share is optional.

 “Love your neighbour as yourself.” As Jesus taught us, we are all called to care for one another. Working closely with the Minister, the Pastoral Care Team members support the congregation’s ministry of caring by focusing on responding to the pastoral, spiritual and emotional needs of the members of GCUC. Once we know of these needs, we can offer a confidential, caring visit or call at home or hospital, and prayers as requested. Please advise one of the Team members if you, or anyone you know of in our church family, would appreciate receiving pastoral care.
The Pastoral Care contact for January is Joy Craigie.

Healing Pathway, a recognized Ministry of the United Church, is offered at Glen Cairn as well as many other churches in the Ottawa area. This energy-based Ministry is useful for stress or other emotional concerns, complements medical treatment, and offers mindful awareness of God’s unconditional love. At Glen Cairn, appointments are available every Monday from 11 to 3 and 7-8 in the evenings. Home or hospital visits can also be easily arranged. The Ministry is free to all and is completely confidential. For questions or to arrange an appointment, please email .

Do you have an announcement? If you have an announcement you would like to appear on the Sunday announcement sheet, please email it to The weekly deadline for announcement submissions is Wednesday at noon. GCUC events take priority; however, we can post notices of offsite events and public concerts as space permits.

THE 20+ GROUP for Young Adults With Developmental Disabilities is now under the guidance of Rev. Ed Gratton. If you know of interested young adults or you would like more information about upcoming events, please contact Ed.

Worshiplude 2019: All youth and young adults are welcome to join us for a weekend of winter fun in Ottawa! February 1st to 3rd, 2019. Please see the Youth bulletin board for more details regarding this event.

Estate Planning Seminar - A Will is on Everyone’s To-Do List:  At 7 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019, Redeemer Christian High School will host an Estate Planning Seminar. The Christian Stewardship Services (CSS) seminar leader will walk through the basic questions people have about will preparation. Since this event is sponsored by the Christian School Foundation and CSS, attendance is complimentary. E-mail to confirm your attendance.

Job Opportunity:  Bethany Baptist Church, Nepean, is searching for a creative Director of Music.  While we hope to fill the position by the 15th of  January, 2019, this notice will be valid until the position is filled. This opportunity is for a part-time position.  If you are interested in a copy of the job description please visit Instructions in asking questions or sending a resume are located on Bethany’s web site.


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