In this time of great uncertainty, your Community of Faith, Church Council, Ministry Personnel and staff team are continuing to provide worship and pastoral care, and continue to work on the governance and the mission of ministry of the church.
Here are some important pieces you can take note of:
Live Streaming of Worship:
Live Stream Worship Service
Mental Health Services
Ottawa Public Health
Pastoral Care: One of the many blessings of KUC is in the strength of our Pastoral Care Teams. If you need anything picked up, would just like to have a friendly chat, or wish to share a concern of yours or a concern for another, please just let us know. Your Pastoral Care Team continues to serve during this time. You are invited to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Please put PASTORAL CARE in the subject line so your email can be forwarded to Wilma Free, our Pastoral Care Chair who will spring the team into action! If on the other hand, you were wanting to speak with me directly, you can email me directly at: email@example.com or at 613-697-3541.
Outreach: The quiet strength of our Outreach Team that holds up the life and work of our Community of Faith in the wider community, is uniquely situated to help us identify where additional financial contributions that you may wish to make during this epidemic, would be helpful. In addition to a decision made by Council to increase our Outreach budget by 50% to a total of $10,500, and an agreement to revisit this should it be required, we encourage you to consider donating directly to some of the organization’s that assist others and which the Outreach committee has helped. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and please put OUTREACH in the subject line, and Penny Gelinas, Chair of Outreach or a member of the Outreach Team will be in touch.
In the meantime, if you are considering a donation to an organization helping the most vulnerable among us, you are encouraged to connect with them directly. To help facilitate this, here is a list of the various groups with their contact information.
Kanata Food Cupboard
-you can send a cheque to P.O. Box 24011, Kanata, ON K2M 2C3 or donate by phone 613-355-9834 or donate online
Pinecrest Terrace Community Food Bank
-send your donation to 2483 Iris St W, Unit B, Ottawa, ON K2C 1C7
-donations can be made by phone 613-212-1499 or by mail to 380 Centrepointe Dr, Ottawa, ON K2G 6A1 or online
-you can send your cheque to P.O. Box 7068, Stn Vanier, Vanier, ON K1L 8E2 or you can donate online
Ottawa Food Bank
-send your donation to 1317 Michael Street, Ottawa, ON K1B 3M9 or donate online
Centretown Emergency Food Centre
-send your donation to 507 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1Z5 or donate online
Debra Dynes Family House
-send your donation to 85-955 Debra Ave, Ottawa, ON K2C 0J5 or donate online
Odawa Native Friendship Centre
-send your donation to Odawa Native Centre, c/o Carrie Diabo, Reaching Home, 510 Rideau St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z6
Ottawa Network for Education’s School Breakfast Program –online donations only
Governance: For the duration of the pandemic emergency, KUC Council will meet more frequently, bi-weekly instead of monthly, so it can better support the work of our staff, committees, and volunteers who are helping our congregation and community during this crisis.
Financial Support: While our reserves are sufficient to sustain KUC during a prolonged emergency, Council is asking everyone who is not currently on PAR (Preauthorization Remittance) to consider doing so – even if only for the duration of the epidemic. Please email the church if you wish to be put on PAR or have any questions (email@example.com)
Alternatively, you are invited to make your weekly offering or special donation in this time of crisis through CanadaHelps directly to KUC by CLICKING HERE