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
   Heather Ingrams at  ucw@rideaupark.ca


The Rideau Park United Church Women is one of eleven groups in Area 7 which, with six other areas, comprises the Ottawa Presbyterial UCW (74 Groups). This is one of four Presbyterials (similar to Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada) forming the Montreal/Ottawa Conference UCW, along with twelve other conferences, represented on “National Consultation”, the coast-to-coast UCW organization.

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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THE FUNCTION OF UNITED CHURCH WOMEN IN THE CONGREGATION

  1. To provide opportunity for fellowship and mutual support.
  2. To encourage growth in Christian understanding and faith through sharing in worship, Bible study, and involvement with church-oriented activities.
  3. To encourage informed participation in the mission of the Church, the congregation, the community, the nation and the world.
  4. To cultivate Christian stewardship in all of life.
  5. To share financially in supporting the National Church through the Mission & Service Fund; helping meet the needs of the congregation by supporting the church budget; sharing Presbyterial and Conference expenses for United Church Women; and supporting community undertakings.
  6. To develop Christian leadership for the Church community.
  7. To encourage ecumenical understanding.

The annual church bazaar brings together, in a great adventure of stewardship, all Units of the UCW, along with many other men, women, and youth of our congregation. It is an opportunity to offer our talents and time in a special way, to enjoy fellowship and to create a sense of community.

The resources garnered go to the total mission of the Church. Individual Units contribute during the year through projects such as Nearly New Sales, book sales, bake table sales, catering dinners and teas, organizing Bridge Marathons, penny auctions and other projects.

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MISSION & SERVICE FUND

Following the example of Rideau Park UnitedC hurch, the United Church Women (UCW) is a strong supporter of the Mission & Service Fund. Members’ donations are remitted several times during the year, and at year’s end, a portion of the unused UCW operating funds are also donated to the Mission & Service Fund.


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

Knitting for our outreach work is always welcome, 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 

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OUR GIFTS OF LOVE AND SERVICE

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 To the Congregation:

  • serving as elders, stewards, choir members and on various committees
  • teaching Sunday School
  • leading mid-week groups
  • assisting at Vacation Bible School
  • contacting and visiting new church families
  • providing flowers for our sanctuary each Sunday
  • delivering flowers to sick and shut-in church members
  • contributing to the Christian Development Committee for youth groups
  • sponsoring delegates to the Montreal/Ottawa UCW Presbyterial Summer Event
  • caring oversight of kitchens and parlour
  • helping with children’s music programmes

Volunteers in the community:

  • Meals on Wheels
  • hospital auxiliaries
  • local schools
  • The May Court
  • Hospice of The May Court
  • community newspaper
  • canvassing for various appeals
  • catering for community group dinners, e.g. adult handicapped Christians
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THE BROADER UCW

Currently, one of our members is on the Executive of Ottawa Presbyterial UCW.

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EVENTS and ACTIVITIES


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RECYCLING

See the current issue of Churchpost for the latest list of items the UCW is RECYCLING.

For more information please contact ucw@rideaupark.ca

KNITTING

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Each Monday, 12:30pm to 3:30pm, ladies meet in the Parlour to enjoy knitting articles for the bazaar. Knitted hats, scarves and mittens for our outreach work are always welcome, and we thank the church members and friends who share this project with us. Cost of wool for knitting will be reimbursed upon request. For more information, contact Doreen Hamilton.

QUILTING

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Each Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., ladies meet in the Parlour to enjoy fellowship and make beautiful quilts. These wonderful quilts are sold as fundraisers for the United Church Women. New participants are always welcome. For information contact Ruth Ebertz at UCW@rideaupark.ca.


Cross Stitching

Each Monday, 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.


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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 Heather Ingrams 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

 

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RIDEAU PARK U.C.W. EXECUTIVE 2017

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

Past President

Lynda Coombe

President 

Heather Ingrams

Vice-President

Nancy Begg-Durkee 

Recording Secretary

Judy Paré

Assistant Recording Secretary

Jessie Weldon

Correspondence

Grace Shaver

Treasurer

Marcia Gosse

Finance

Lisa Sadler

Missions 

Mabel Bannerman

Archives/Literature 

Marlene Hutchinson

Bazaar Co-Conveners

Heather Ingrams & Judy Paré

Membership

Marcia Gosse

Supply & Welfare

Lynda Coombe

Nominations

Lynda Coombe

Flowers

Marcia Gosse

Quilting

Ruth Ebertz

Community Friendship/Visiting

Karin Ott

Rep. on Council of Women

Marg Nelson

Rep. on Stewards

Lisa Sadler

Rep. on Presbyterial UCW

Vacant

Rep. on Council

Heather Ingrams

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