Adult/Senior Activities

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Music plays a central role at Rideau Park United. Choral and instrumental— please check out our Music Ministry.


Rideau Park provides a number of ways in which to experience and enhance your sense of spirituality.

Groups to Join

Rideau Park can seem like a big community where it is difficult to get to know people. One way of feeling more connected is to join a smaller group of people who share a common interest or experience. Speak to one of the ministers if you would like to find a small group that matches your interests.

At Rideau Park, we have a commitment to share our faith with others in the community by modelling Jesus’ love and acceptance. The Social Action Outreach committee oversees a variety of programs and partnerships with other social agencies, but the Christian Development Committee, UCW, Scouts, Youth Bible Study, Sunday School and other church groups also engage in projects benefiting the community and the world.

Ways to make a difference in the community

We partner with:

  • Heron Emergency Food Centre,
  • the Blair Court, Russell Heights and Banff Community Houses,
  • Alta Vista Community Association,
  • South East Ottawa Community Health Centre,
  • the Multifaith Housing Initiative
  • the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Through the United Church of Canada, and the Mission and Service Fund, we engage in global ministry with church partners in Canada and around the world. Our Mission and Service Fund givings provide emergency assistance in natural disasters, support schools and hospitals in underprivileged areas, interfaith dialogue and peacemaking in times of war.

HARMONY CLUB: The Harmony Club for seniors 60+ meets once a month, usually on the last Wednesday. Our fall program starts on the last Wednesday in September. Our program format is: from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, cards and conversation; at noon a delicious luncheon is served; and an interesting program follows at 1:00 p.m. (usually 30-40 minutes). The membership fee for the year is $6. Wheelchair accessible. New members are welcome. For more information, please call the office at 613-733-3156 x229.

UNITED CHURCH WOMEN: Please refer to the UCW flyer available in the Sanctuary (and online) for a description of the functions of the UCW, or contact our UCW President, Nancy Begg-Durkee, at

EXERCISE: The 50+ Fitness Group starts its fall session on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. It takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m – 10:00 a.m, at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive. Get moving, strengthening, and stretching. All levels of fitness (male and female) are encouraged and supported by Faiza, our experienced Seniors’ Fitness Instructor (SFIC). Keep fit for walking, skiing, hiking and biking throughout the year. Fees are $70.00 for 23 classes, ending Thursday, December 6, 2018. Fees are payable at the first class. Come by and give us a try. Drop-in fee is $8.00. For more information, call the church office (Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m-4:00 p.m) at 613-733-3156 ext 229.  REGISTER ONLINE

GENTLE YOGA: “Midweek Mindfulness” on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm AND/OR “Energize Your Fridays” at 9:00 a.m, will start September 12 and 14. Join one or both Gentle Yoga classes. Certified Yoga Instructor, Lynda Spalding, leads beginner to advanced (male and female) students through gentle mat yoga classes with modifications for various needs. Change balance, flexibility and strength through mindful movement. Fees are $72 for 12 weeks (1 class per week) or $130 for 24 classes (2 classes per week). Drop-in fee is $8. Classes end on December 12 and 14. For more information, call the church office (Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm) at 613-733-3156 ext 229 OR Lynda Spalding at or 613-422-3565.

CHAIR YOGA: Fall classes begin on Friday, September 14 (to December 14) at 10:30 a.m. Fees are $72 for 12 classes or $8 drop-in. Mindful movement for nurturing balance, flexibility and strength. Lynda Spalding, Certified Yoga for Seniors Teacher, leads the classes with poses and stretches that are accomplished sitting on and standing by a chair for support. For more information, call the church office (Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm) at 613-733-3156 ext 229 OR Lynda Spalding at or 613-422-3565.

EUCHRE CLUB: If you would like to laugh, talk and play some euchre then please come to our Thursday Euchre Club gathering. Euchre club meets every Thursday from September to mid-June at 1:00 p.m. for cards, refreshments, jokes, stories, and general fun. A minimal donation is requested to help defray our refreshment expenses. For information please call either Steve Shipley or the office (613-733-3156 x229).

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

QUILTING: 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

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