What’s Happening?


 Rev. Dr. Karen Boivin 

Thanksgiving and gratitude in ourselves and others for all the blessings we receive from God and that we share with one another.


M&O Pizza Video Night

Sunday October 22nd, at 6:00 pm 

The Mission & Outreach Committee is pleased to announce their upcoming Pizza & Video night with guest speaker, Chris Hrnchiar, who will be talking on “Nunavut in July – A time for work and enlightening”.

Please join us at 6:00 pm in the Chapel for pizza and beverages with the presentation to follow.  In the interest of protecting the environment, we encourage you to bring your own re-useable plates, cutlery and cups.


Church Luncheon, Oct. 29th

Please join our church luncheon October 29th following the service, the menu to include pizza and salad.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.  Children may dress in Halloween costumes and take part in Halloween games.  Price $10 per person, children FREE, to be paid at the door.  Profits, if any, to be part of church fundraising needs.  As we need to know numbers, please sign the sign-up sheet that is placed on our Volunteer Board or, phone the office (613) 224-1021.   Everyone is welcome

 Drumming News

L’Arche (11 Rossland) is hosting a drum circle for seniors with or without disabilities led by a professional drum instructor on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at 10-11:30 am. Free but space is limited so please reserve with Rebecca Happy 613-228-7136 or rebeccahappy@larcheottawa.org.  See bulletin board poster for more details.

 City View United’s Drum Circle with Rev. Karen will be held every other Monday from 7:00-8:30 pm beginning October 2nd. 

Sunday School and Youth Program Coordinator Position 

 City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave, Nepean, is seeking a person with some experience in faith programming, good organizational and interpersonal skills, to lead the development and delivery of our Sunday School and Youth Programs. (S)He will work with the minister and volunteer teachers to plan, develop, and deliver the Sunday School program, and will lead the Youth program.

The position averages 8 hours a week for 10 months a year (September to June). Salary is in the $15-20 an hour range, depending on experience.

This is an excellent part-time job opportunity for a university or college student or a young adult, who is interested in children and youth, and gaining leadership experience while exploring life through faith.

A position description may be found HERE. For more information on the position or applying, please contact:

Harry Bender, Chairperson, Ministry & Personnel at (613) 425-3216 or cvuc.map@rogers.com


CHRISTMAS PUDDINGS:    Please call Diana Riethman at 613-226-1411 before October 22nd to place your order. There are 3 sizes: 10 oz tin $6,  19 oz tin $10, and 28 oz tin $15. They come with or without walnuts.  THEY ARE DELICIOUS!  Some will be for sale at the Bazaar.


The Carlington Community Chaplaincy

Presents its Annual Choral Festival

City View United Church 

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Starting at 7:30 pm ~ reception to follow

 Featuring choirs, musicians and singers from our supporting churches in a program that includes two pieces from each choir, four choruses by the combined choirs and a hymn sing.  Tickets are $10 each and are available from Margaret & Charles Knight.  Unable to attend – why not purchase a ticket for a member of the Carlington community to enjoy the concert in your place?

Outreach Donations – September and October:   Carlington Chaplaincy

FOOD REQUEST:  Pasta and Sauces

Our Sunday offering provides the opportunity to give towards the ministry and operations of City View United Church through the General Operating Fund; and towards the national and global mission and outreach work of the United Church of Canada through givings to the Mission and Service Fund of the U.C.C. (M&S).  Each month there is also the opportunity to give to a local outreach initiative chosen by our Mission and Outreach Committee. For the months of September and October those funds are going to the Carlington Community Chaplaincy that has a ministry of providing a safe, supportive and empowering environment for the diverse community in its area to drop-in.  Donations to the Chaplaincy can be marked on the pew envelopes.


DID YOU KNOW?  Coffee Time

Donations for the refreshments at coffee time that are placed in the blue tin on the serving cart go to the Healing Fund of the United Church of Canada which helps indigenous people with healing, cultural restoration and community revitalization.  In 2016 $150 was sent to the fund. Our coffee is free trade and everyone is encouraged to take a turn organizing the refreshments. There is a sign-up sheet inside the kitchen door and directions for serving all the refreshments are inside the cupboard door where the urn is kept. Supplies are already provided and long-time servers are happy to offer training.



Volunteer Sign-up Board!

 Our Fall sign-up sheets are posted in the Upper Narthex for ushering and greeting, reading scripture, and helping in our Nursery Room.  If you would like to volunteer for any of these positions, please see sign-up sheets.  

Our Coffee Sign-up sheet is also located in the Upper Narthex.  This time of fellowship has been a great success because of you!  Please sign up – with a friend, so that this time of encouragement, love and laughter will continue.  



Ongoing Activities

Recycling Milk Bags Update: This is an on-going project. To date over 3000 mats and 400 shopping bags have been shipped from the Ottawa Area. The mats are sent to different charities where they are used for packing material when shipping equipment etc., to Haiti and many other areas and then distributed to families. If it is too hard on your hands to crochet the mats you can also knit teddy bears. Most will go to Doctors without borders for distribution. More people to crochet the mats are always welcome! Please bring your clean milk bags and lay them flat into the boxes at the entrance. Thank-you! For more information on this project go to: recyclemilkbags.pbworks.com or talk to Liz Mitchell 613-727-9862.

SHARE THE CARE:  If you know of someone who is in hospital, a nursing home or house-bound and would like a visit from the Minister, or a member of the Pastoral Care Team, please call the Church office at 613-224-1021 Ext. 21.


DRIVERS ARE NEEDED!  We are looking for volunteers to drive fellow church members to worship each Sunday morning.  We want to enable as many people as we can to come to worship with us on Sunday mornings.  If you can help to provide transportation please contact Doris Latour at 613-225-2534 or Mary Lynne in the church office 613-224-1021.


GROCERY GIFT CARDS – You can still support local outreach programs when you buy groceries at Loblaws and Independent. It comes in the form of a card, denominations of $10, $25, $50, $100, and $250. The amount remaining shows on your grocery tab and is recorded on your card. It is easy and fast.


GROCERY GIFT CERTIFICATES for both Loblaws/Independent and Metro/Food Basics are available in various denominations.  Profits from sales of these Gifts Certificates help support the Carlington Community Chaplaincy.  See Margaret Knight after church at coffee hour or call 613-226-2960.


USED STAMPS are collected at City View and donated to the Guide Dogs for the Blind, in Manotick.  Used stamps can be left in the church office.