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:   office@gcuc.ca
        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 February 11 2018
Please call the office for the contact information of our many volunteers


The flowers on the communion table were placed in memory of UCW members - Alma Denley, Marge Douglas, Sheila Green, Lynn Leonard, Loreen Mackey, Eleanor Mather, Helen Ravenscroft, Joan Rogers, Donna Sparling, Avis Templeton, and Doris Todd.

GCUC AGM: The GCUC Annual General Meeting will be held TODAY after the Sunday Service and fellowship time. Please meet in the Sanctuary by 11:15am. A few more 2017 Annual reports are available in the lobby. As well, Rose will host a movie time in Room C for any kids who would prefer to give the AGM a pass ☺.

January Outreach Thank You: Thank you for your generous donations of coffee, tea and Tim’s cards for Centre 507. Located in downtown Ottawa, Centre 507 is an adult drop-in centre that receives funding from the United Church of Canada.  The drop-in centre welcomes individuals who may be disadvantaged economically or socially.  Homelessness, unstable housing, mental illness, addictions, poverty, unemployment or loneliness are examples of issues faced by participants.  Centre 507 helps participants address their challenges in many ways, such as counselling, advocacy and referrals, crisis intervention, clothes and toiletries, hot food, snacks and coffee.

Help needed for The Oasis in Kanata: Our community outreach program, The Oasis in Kanata, will be hosting a 12-week workshop called Family Connections. The workshop is designed to provide the adult family members and spouses of individuals with emotion dysregulation or borderline personality disorder, with knowledge and skills for their own well-being and for better understanding their loved one. The workshop will be held Saturday mornings in Room A from 9:30am to noon, February 10 to May 5.
We require help to set-up the room (9:00 – 9:15am) and clean-up after the session (11:45am – 12:00pm).
If you are available to help on any of the dates, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer.  

Oasis Presentation: February 12, 7 pm, The Oasis in Kanata presents "Compassion: How Art Therapy Can Help".  Families and caregivers affected by the mental illness of a loved one may also experience shame and stigma. Program Manager and professional Art Therapist, Elise Laviolette, will present an interactive session focussing on fostering self-compassion and compassion for others.  Free.  All welcome.  Visit Facebook or www.TheOasisKanata.ca  for details.

 Volunteers needed! Do you have 10 – 15 minutes on a Sunday morning or two? The Faith Formation and Education committee still needs volunteers from Feb – June who would be willing to check the hallways after the children leave for Sunday school just to see that everyone has found their place and to ask each of
the teachers if there is anything they might need. If you could volunteer for a few weeks, our teachers and children would be delighted. There is a sign-up list in the lobby on the notice board or you could speak with Brian or with Barbara Reynolds.

Workshop on Forgiveness: Forgiveness is powerful and essential to our own emotional health. Forgiveness is not about letting anyone off the hook; instead, it is about healing our own wounds so we can move forward. Please join Lynda Brooks in Room A TODAY at 11:30am. Everyone, no matter what age, is welcome.

UCW:  UCW will be meet on Monday, February 12 at 2pm in the Lounge. All women are welcome to attend and enjoy a presentation of Emmett Will's latest trips. For more information, please ask Martha.

2018 United Church calendars: There are still a few more available. They cost $6 each. Exact change or cheques made out to Glen Cairn UCW please. Please see Martha or pick them up from the church office.
 
Bible Studies have started!  That's right, plural! We now have bible study on both Wednesday
evenings at 7pm, and Thursday mornings at 10am in the Lounge. We are fortunate to have Johan van Zyll de Jong leading the new morning study. Everyone is welcome to join either or both sessions!
Lenten Fellowship:  You are invited to take some time in the Lenten season to listen to God speaking to our hearts through scriptures of Jesus’ journey to the Cross. We will be meeting 11:30am - 12:30pm, Sundays, February 18 to March 25 in Room A.
 
GCUC Thursday Craft nights: Oh the weather outside is frightful, time to make something delightful. Come join fellow crafters  for knitting, crocheting, embroidering, even drawing  in the lounge.  The craft group now meets Thursdays from 6:30- 8 PM. Everyone is welcome. Please contact Vida Johnston if you have any questions.

Healing Pathway: Pastoral Care Team members who have been trained in Healing Touch and Healing Pathway offer this service to our congregation each Monday, 11:00am to 2:30pm and on certain evenings by appointment. Please book through Nancy Kerr at healingpathwaygcuc@gmail.com. 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. This ministry service is offered at no cost.
 
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 Pastoral Care Contact for February is Lynda Brooks.

2018 Offering Envelopes are available for pick-up in the hallway just near the Information Table. If you do not have a set assigned to you and you would like some, please see the attendant at the Information. If  you would like to switch your contributions to PAR (Pre-authorized Remittance), application forms are on the Information Table.

Gift Cards!  We have lots of great gift cards in stock, including the following: Tim Hortons, David’s Tea, Cabela’s,  Chapters, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire, Shoppers Drugmart, Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Dining Cards) as well as the usual gas and grocery gift cards! If we don’t have it today, we can place an order – lots to choose from! Visit us at the gift card table after the service.  Cash or cheque only, please.

The Kanata Stittsville Refugee Sponsorship Group, which is supported by 8 churches in Stittsville and Kanata, including ours, is sponsoring a mother and daughter from Afghanistan who were in danger of “honour killings”. We anticipate their arrival in mid-February and appreciated the donations of furniture we have received.  We are still looking for one bedroom dresser.  If you have one available, please contact Grant.

Family Fun Day! The Ladies' Auxiliary and the Royal Canadian Legion, Kanata - Branch #638, will host their 2nd annual Family Fun Day on Monday, February 19; open house, 11:30 am to 3:00pm, for families and all in the Kanata community to celebrate Family Day in Ontario.  There will be BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, toss games, a family movie, face painting, gingerbread houses and much more fun! The Kanata Legion’s address is 70 Hines Road, Kanata, Ontario; phone number is 613-591-5570.

 KUC Annual Giant Book Sale – Mark your calendar for Kanata United Church’s popular sale - over 35,000 quality books! The three day sale takes place Feb. 22nd to 24th! Thursday – 5 to 9 pm; Friday – 1 to 9 pm; Saturday – 9 am to 2 pm. The “Kids Only” sale takes place Thursday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 p.m. – kids shop while parents/caregivers relax nearby. KUC is located at 33 Leacock Drive in Kanata.For more info or visit www.kuc.ca. All proceeds to support charitable organizations. (24-hr book drop closed Feb. 9 – thanks!)

The Opioid crisis is real… and it’s here. To make a difference, we have to be informed. You are invited to Kanata United Church on Sunday, February 25 at 2:30pm for an education /information session on drugs in our communities. Opioids, such as Fentanyl, are an ongoing crisis on our streets.  Not just on the streets of downtown Ottawa, but on the streets in Kanata – in our neighbourhoods – and in our schools. Our speaker, Mark Barnes, is a pharmacist and a vocal advocate on the dangers of fentanyl abuse. This session is for everyone - parents, grandparents, youth, young adults, teachers, family, friends, neighbours and you. We urge you to mark this important date on your calendar.  The presentation is free.





     



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