Community Events



Links and information on community events that may be of interest and relevance to our congregation.

It’s a Grand Night For Singing” – Fall Hymn Sing/Concert at McPhail Baptist Church, 249 Bronson (& Lisgar) Avenue on Sunday October 15, 7 p.m.  Led by Ernie and Lynda Cox featuring The London Trio Plus, as well as the singing of your favourite hymns, and other special music presentations.


Sip, Slurp and Savour

Fundraiser for Debra Dynes Family House

Sunday October 22nd 4:30 – 7:00 pm

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Ottawa Presbytery News

Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 – 9:00 pm:  Fall Fling 2017 – Main fund-raising event for Centre 507 (mission of UCC; welcoming 44,000 visits/year) – Centretown United Church hall (downstairs).  $30. each for dinner, entertainment, silent auction, conversation.  Contact 613-233-5626, Ext. 221.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 ~ Trivia Night – in support of the Ottawa Presbytery, United Church Young Adult Partnership Visit to Zambia.  Doors open at 6:30pm, Trivia starts at 7:00 pm at Bells Corners United Church.  Cost:  $10 per person, bring a team of 6 or join one.  You are encouraged to come in a Hallowe’en costume (optional).  Please email Hilary Merritt (Youth & Adult Minister) at or call 613-790-6786 (cell) to reserve your sport.  Silent Auction, Food, Prizes and Fun!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017  7:00 – 9:00 pm:  Start the Conversation – A Woman’s Heart Health Across her Lifespan – What everyone needs (including family members, health care providers) to know about women and heart disease.   St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 2 Mulkins Street, Stittsville.   Please RSVP at: or 613-831-1256.   The event is free and all are welcome.

The Covenant Chain Link VIII event brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to share ideas and learn from each other about the evolving relationship between them in Canada. This year’s theme is “Empowered & Empowering Youth.” The film, Birth of a Family, will be screened Thursday (October 19th) evening 7 pm Auditorium, St. Paul’s University, 223 Main St.  Friday (October 20th) is a day of activities with key note speaker Dr. Jenny Kay Dupuis (Nipissing First Nation) and workshops and hands on activities with Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth leaders at the Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Avenue. from 9am – 3pm.  Registration is $25 for students and non-wage earners and $40 for adults. A light lunch will be provided. You may register online at, or by calling Devora Cascante at 613.235.9956 x 225 

Capital Region Interfaith Council invites to an Interfaith Prayer ServiceThemePeace Through Reconciliation on Sunday October 15th at 3:00 pm followed by a reception at Saint Gabriel Church, 55 Appleford Street, Gloucester, ON

Woodroffe United ChurchBazaar Saturday October 21st, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

St. Maurice Church Bazaar – Saturday, Oct. 21 – It will begin at 12 noon and end at 4pm.  There will be White Elephant items, jewellery, and  Home Décor.  Treasures to be had! Please Contact Pam Swords 613-220-6279 for any queries.

There are so many things to be thankful for!  Carleton Memorial United Church Turkey Dinner ~ join us at Carleton Memorial United Church for a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings—plus musical entertainment—on Saturday, October 21 at 6 pm! Proceeds from the evening will benefit our continued work in the community through our church goals. Please purchase tickets in advance. Tickets: Adults (and Youth 13 years and older) $17, Children (8 years to 12) $10, Children under 8 years eat for free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. Call 613-224-3761 to purchase.

MESSY CHURCH ~ Wednesday October 25, 2017 – bring your family and friends for fun, singing, crafts, worship and dinner!  Doos open at 5:00 pm; fun and friendship continues until 7:30 pm.  It’s all FREE and includes pasta dinner, at KNOX UNITED CHURCH.  Information or 613-829-2266.

Centre 507 ~ Fall Fling Friday, October 27th 6-9:00 pm.  Tickets are $30 each.  Available at 613-233-5626, Ext. 221.  Chili dinner for all palates! Entertainment!  Silent Auction! Door Prizes! Fun and Fundraising – come join us for an exciting evening!

Jamaica Night ~ Jamaicans in “Canada 150” History ~ enjoy an evening of Jamaican songs, stories and refreshments featuring the Caribbeau Voices and the Nepean Panharmonic Steel Band on Sunday, October 29th at 7:00 pm at Riverside United Church

Prime time in Kanata – Announcing New Seniors Program – open to everyone!  Glen Cairn United Church will be introducing a new Community Outreach Program starting in 2018 (open to everyone!).  Called prime time in Kanata, the Program will offer “life coaching” for Seniors.  The coaching will be confidential and free to all Seniors.  Power of Attorney for Financial and Personal Care was frequently raised by Seniors during focus groups, the meeting will also highlight a presentation by Michael Laughton, Royal Bank of Canada, an expert on the subject of Power of Attorney – Monday October 30th at 7:00 pm.

Emmanuel United Church – An Evening Lecture with Malcolm SaulisPutting Indigenous Traditional Knowledge to Work; 7-8:30 pm, Wednesday November 1, 2017.  Tickets $10 are available at Emmanuel United Church, 613-733-0437.

Please Join Us ~ National Housing Day, Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place:  Celebration Sunday November 19th at 2:30-4:30 pm.  Food and Beverages will be served.  Multifaith Housing Initiative –Breaking New Ground.

The Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality Adult ecumenical interest courses Monday evenings at 7 pm at the Dominican University College, 9 Empress Ave. Ottawa (near St. Vincent’s Hospital). 

Two topics are chosen each term and covered Monday evenings from 7-9 pm.  The fee is $75/term for two courses ($25 with valid student card), or $140 for both terms if paid at the start of the fall term.  Registration online at or on the first day of the term.  

Fall courses (September 18-November 27):  Biblical Personalities (Rabbi Dr. Reuven P. Bulka C.M.), Spirituality Across Generations (Ruth Sword), Life-giving Spirituality: Exploring Process Theology (Rev. Dr. George Hermanson), The Nativity Through Different Lenses (Rev. Canon Jim Beall), Ways of Thinking about God (Dr. Louis Perron), Art and Religion: Visions of faith (Rev. Dr. Linda Privitera).  

Winter courses (January 8-March 19):  Mystic and Prophet: the Spirituality of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross (Rev. Canon Allan Budzin), How the Church Was Born – A Study in the book of Acts (Rev. Stanley Hanna), Temptation (Fr. Maxime Allard, o.p.), Faith Through the Pens of Women Writers (Sharon Hamilton, Ph.D), Spiritual But Not Religious – Young Adult Spirituality (Rev. Tom Sherwood), Would You Want Jesus as Your Financial Adviser? (Rev Paul Dillman, Brien Marshall).

Please Join Us ~ National Housing Day, Ottawa City Hall, Jean Pigott Place:  Celebration Sunday November 19th at 2:30-4:30 pm.  Food and Beverages will be served.  Multifaith Housing Initiative –Breaking New Ground.

U.C.C. Responds to Emergencies around the World

The United Church of Canada is monitoring several situations around the world where people are facing the effects of extreme weather events. Please join us in praying for those impacted by these events, our partners in the regions, and those who remain in harm’s way from approaching storms. The United Church of Canada is accepting donations for relief efforts related to Hurricane Irma that it supports through its partners in the Caribbean and Cuba and through its full communion partner, The United Church of Christ, for the Gulf Coast. Emergency relief has also been sent to flooded parts of southeast Asia, and contributions have been made through the Foodgrain Banks to help families in India. The U.C.C. is also working with First Nations communities in Northern Manitoba to determine the best response to the devastation caused by forest fires.  To find out how you can help go to the U.C.C. webpage or phone 1-800-268-3781. 

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