United Church Women

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UCW PURPOSE

To unite all women of the congregation for the total mission of the church and to provide a medium through which they may express their loyalty and devotion to Jesus Christ in Christian witness, study, fellowship, and service.


Contact for RideauParkUnited Church Women
   Nancy Begg-Durkee at ucw@rideaupark.ca


ORGANIZATION

Rideau Park United Church Women is one of two other groups in Area 7 which, with six other areas, comprise the Ottawa Presbyterial UCW (74 groups). Four UCW Presbyterials form the Montreal/Ottawa Conference UCW, along with twelve other conferences, represented on the coast-to-coast UCW Organization, “National Consultation”.

UCW BENEDICTION

The grace of Christ attend us,
The love of God surround us,
The Holy Spirit keep us,
Now and forever more.

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VISION

  • As women of faith, we believe in nurturing Christian spirituality by reaching out through commitment and devotion to all God’s people in the promotion of truth, justice, peace, caring, and respect for all throughout the earth – God’s world;
  • We believe in honouring God the Creator, and loving others through generous giving and joyful living;
  • And we believe in affirming and strengthening ourselves both individually and together through creative study, prayer, and action.

MISSION STATEMENT

Love God.
Foster Christian commitment, faithfulness, and spirituality.
Promote respect and love for all God’s creation.
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MISSION, SERVICE AND OUTREACH

Following the example of Rideau Park United Church, the United Church Women (UCW) is a strong supporter of the Mission & Service Fund.

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

The UCW appreciates receiving used stamps, used eye glasses, Campbell's Soup labels and pop can tabs. These items are recycled to various charity organizations.


Knitting for our outreach work is gratefully received and we thank the church members and friends who share this project with us. Cost of wool for knitting will be reimbursed upon request.

Contact person is Lynda Coombe at ucw@rideaupark.ca

Knitting

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Mondays, 12:30pm to 3:30pm, ladies meet in the Parlour to enjoy knitting articles for the bazaar. For more information, contact Doreen Hamilton.

Quilting

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Thursdays, 9:30am to 12:00pm, ladies meet in the Parlour to enjoy fellowship and make beautiful quilts. New participants are always welcome. For information contact Doreen Hamilton at UCW@rideaupark.ca.


Cross Stitching

Mondays, 9:30am to 12:00pm, ladies meet in the Parlour to enjoy fellowship and make cross stitch ornaments for the bazaar. For more information, contact Lois Jensen at UCW@rideaupark.ca.


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OUR GIFTS OF LOVE AND SERVICE

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We offer gifts of love and service both at Rideau Park and in our community:
  • Serving and providing leadership as Elders, Stewards and committee members.
  • Teaching Sunday school.
  • Assisting at Vacation Bible School.
  • Singing in the choir and providing leadership in many music programs.
  • Connecting with new church families.
  • Providing flowers for our Sanctuary and delivering the flowers after the service to sick and shut-in members.
  • Fundraising with the Nearly New Sales, Book Sales, Valentine Party, Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sales, etc.
  • Providing financial support for many community charities.
  • Delivering Meals on Wheels.
  • Volunteering at hospital auxiliaries, local hospices, schools, community newspaper, and more.
  • Working with refugees.
  • Canvassing for various annual appeals.
  • Catering for community group dinners.


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WE INVITE ALL WOMEN OF OUR CONGREGATION TO ATTEND OUR MEETINGS

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Guests are always welcome. This year our General Meetings will be held on the first Monday of June and December.

We also invite you to seek a home in one of our Units. For further information, contact Nancy Begg-Durkee at UCW@rideaupark.ca.

 
Mornings
 

Unit

Contact

When

Where

Circle

Doreen Hamilton

3rd Monday
9:30 a.m.

Church

 
Afternoons
 

Unit

Contact

When

Where

2.

Mabel Bannerman

2nd Thursday
1:00p.m.

Church

7.

Sandra Weedmark

2nd Tuesday
1:30 p.m.

Church

10. 

Louise Mundle

2nd Monday
1:30 p.m.

Church

 

 
Evenings
 

Unit

Contact

When

Where

3.

Nancy McPherson

2nd Tuesday
7:30 p.m.

Homes


EBuddies (Online)
Gaveen Cadotte

 
EBuddies
A group for those who wish to be called on to help according to their talents as and when they are able.  This group of individuals are a valuable resource for various short term projects. Contact Gaveen Cadotte, UCW@rideaupark.ca.

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RIDEAU PARK UCW EXECUTIVE 2018

Honorary Presidents: Rev. Elizabeth Bryce, Rev. Georgina Fitzgerald and Keva McKennirey

Past President/Nominations

Heather Ingrams

President/Council Rep.

Nancy Begg-Durkee

Vice-President

Nancy McPherson

Recording Secretary

Judy Paré

Assistant Recording Secretary

Jessie Weldon

Correspondence

Grace Shaver

Treasurer/Membership/Flowers 

Marcia Gosse

Finance/Stewards Rep.

Lisa Sadler

Missions 

Mabel Bannerman

Archives & Literature 

Marlene Hutchison

Bazaar Co-Conveners

Heather Ingrams & Judy Paré 

Supply & Welfare

Lynda Coombe

Quilting

Doreen Hamilton

Community Friendship/Visiting

Karin Ott

Council of Women Rep.

Marg Nelson

UCW Presbyterial Rep.

Vacant

Unit Leaders:

 

     Unit 2

Mabel Bannerman

     Unit 3

Nancy McPherson

     Unit 7

Sandra Weedmark

     Unit 10

Louise Mundle

     Circle

Doreen Hamilton

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