October 14th to October 21st will be Rev Laurie’s week off. October 21st to 23rd she will be attending the Queen’s Theological Conference in Kingston as part of the planning team.

Sunday, October 20th Patricia Power, Student Candidate from MacKay United will be leading worship.

Daly Trust is a Not-for-Profit Initiative led by St Paul’s Eastern United Church helping the down and out back on their feet by hiring them to do jobs like Yard cleanup, Gardening, Washing Cars, and Window Cleaning. If you need work of this kind done please consider helping out the initiative. Contact Grant for more information.

Opportunities to Serve or Learn

Holy Communion: Call for volunteers – Please inform the church office or Bernice if you can assist with serving communion and/or setting up/clean up. A signup sheet is located in the church hall.

Readers needed for Bible readings and Minute for Mission. Readings will be given ahead of time.  Please write your name on the sign-up sheet located in the church hall, inform Bernice or the church office. All ages welcome.

If you get real stamps on your mail, please clip those out and put them in the box on the table at the Cumberland St. door.  They are collected for The Bible Society, which sells them to collectors, to raise money for Bibles in poor countries.

Ministry in Times of Fear Queen’s Annual Theology Conference in Kinston on October 21st to 23rd. With Rev. Dr. Susan MacAlpine-Gillis as the Theme Speaker, as well as two lectures from guest speaker Anthony Bailey, and including a workshop led by our very own Michelle Robichaud. Please come and join us for this worthwhile reflection on ministry in these times of fear in ministry.

Reoccurring Events

Thursdays, 7:30pm Choir Practice new members are welcomed; please speak to Paul, our Music Director, if you would like to join the choir.

Sandy Hill Senior’s Network 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Wednesday November 6th. Please reach out to your friends and neighbours who live in this area to take part in the time of nourishment, conversation and learning. We meet at noon until 2pm. A small donation for the meal helps out.

First Thursday of the month next is, November 7th, 10:30 am we provide worship and conversation for the seniors at the Edinburgh Retirement Home in New Edinburgh. Volunteers are really appreciated. Please speak to Laurie if you would like come along.

Second Wednesday of the month, November 13th, 7pm our next Council meeting held in the church parlour. With the move of Patrick and Tracey Wilmot back to the Maritimes, we are looking for new Council members. Please speak to Rev Laurie if you are interested in taking part in our church’s planning and visioning for the future!

Third Tuesday of the month, next is October 15th, 11:30AM Evergreens lunch. The Lunch will be held at Perkins Family Restaurant 1130 St Laurent Blvd. anyone who is free at lunchtime is more than welcome to join us.

Third Sunday of the month, next is October 20th, 8:30 am Men’s Breakfast at Father and Sons Restaurant.

Right Relations

Monday, November 4, 2019 Land, Medicine and other Musings A conversation with Thomas King at Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health Grand Gathering Space. Part of the 2019 Wabano Symposium (Tickets to symposium not required to get tickets to see Thomas King.

Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 You are cordially invited to the tenth annual Covenant Chain Link Gathering at Confederation Education Centre (1645 Woodroffe Avenue). Dr. Niigaan Sinclair is the Keynote Speaker! The United Nations declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages, as such, the theme of this year’s gathering is the Revitalization of Indigenous Languages. Advance registration is $25 for students and non-wage earners and $40 for adults. A light lunch will be provided.  For more information, or to register, please visit: – you can also register by contacting Devora Cascante (KAIROS) at 613-235-9956 x225.

Church Events

Date Changed Annual fall hike in the Gatineau Hills will be held on Saturday, October 26th in the afternoon. Please meet at the church at 1pm to carpool. There is a signup sheet in the hall if you can provide a ride and if you plan to attend this hike. Bring snacks to share at the end of the hike. Hiking route to be determined.

Date Changed November 16th Men coming from the Power of Their Hearts Live Learning Event for Men. To register please contact Jack Lafleur M.A. RP at Course fee: $150

Community Events

Wednesday October 16, 2019, 7 pm “God Keep Our Land . . .  In God We Trust” Religion and Politics in Canada and the United States – an illustrated talk by Tom Sherwood, followed by discussion.  Glebe-St. James United Church, 650 Lyon Street South All are welcome.  Admission is free.  Information: church office (613-236-0617, or Jim Richardson (


October 20, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm. Bluegrass Concert featuring Maple Hill Bluegrass Band. Britannia United Church. Come out and enjoy with us.

Friday, October 25th, Annual Fish Fry Fundraiser. To the Annual Fish Fry catered by Mundell’s in support of the Riverside Churches with traditional music from the east coast and beyond by the Fumblin’ Fingers.  Enjoy a buffet-style dinner or take-out. Advance tickets available at the Church Office weekday mornings at 613-733-7735. For details or to volunteer for the event contact Marilyn Lindsay at 613-521-9050.

Sunday, October 27th Open Table, 6pm – a free, welcoming, nutritious meal for students. This is sponsored by the Ecumenical Community. Please go to Centre 454 at St Alban’s Anglican Church on the corner of King Edward and Daly St. The entrance is off King Edward and is in the lower level of the church. This is our Sunday to provide desserts which should arrive by 5:30 pm. Please sign up on the sheet downstairs if you can provide some desserts and help with serving and clean up. Speak to Brenna if you volunteer.

November 8-9, 2019, Healing Pathway Phase I Workshop: Held at Glen Cairn United Church. This is an introduction to the basic concepts of Christian-centred healing; through prayer, meditation and the laying on of hands, to reclaim the healing ministry that Jesus taught. Instructors: Joy Judd & Barb Loynes. For more information, the website is

Regional News

Each Prayer Cycle invites Prayer each week for a Community of Faith in the Region.

You are encouraged to name the community in your worship, to email a message indicating your prayer support,
to pray for church personnel, and to include an ecumenical / interfaith focus.
(Communities of Faith are selected and ordered using a random sort algorithm.)

Hurricane Dorian, destruction in the Bahamas -The United Church of Canada is accepting donations to support relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts, working with global partners the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) and ACT Alliance (ACT).

The following is the list of Coffee Hour and Summer Lemonade Teams:

Oct 13: Louise Reid, Brenna Manders, Helen Link

Oct 20: Bernice Aye, Kay Blais, Wayne MacWhirter

Oct 27: Frank Duern, Martha Milne, Susan Mowers.

Nov 03: Robert Craig, Betty MacKenzie, Heather Oudit.

Nov 10: Gail Moore, Jackie Potvin, Nancy Thornton

Nov 17: Wendy Bergeron, Allison Mills, Geoff McGuire, Cecile Stockemer

Nov 24: Louise Reid, Brenna Manders, Helen Link

Communion Dates For 2019

December 1st – First Sunday of Advent – served in the pew

December 24th – Christmas Eve