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Sunday School resumed on September 17. Childcare is also available.

Enjoy a nice cool glass of lemonade and a chat with friends in the Parlour after the service on Sunday.

Rideau Park United Church is inviting you to our Fiesta (Fajita) Dinner on September 21, 5:30-7:00 pm, which will include fajitas, salads and dessert with all the trimmings at the cost of $20 per adult and $10 per child (age 10 and under). A swing band (with the Stan Clark Orchestra) will be playing for your listening and dancing pleasure. Ticket sales will be available in advance at the RPUC office or at the door. Hola!

Forest Church on Sunday September 24.  Come and worship in Cunningham Forest as we open our hearts to the leading of all God’s creatures. We meet at the church at 4pm – don’t forget to dress for the weather

Come join us for a Coffee/Tea Social Hour Harmony Club at Rideau Park United Church in the Church Parlor, 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27 and Wednesday, October 25. We look forward to seeing everyone & catching up on September 27. For information, contact the church office at

The FALL NEARLY NEW SALE is scheduled for Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30. Please consider helping out by donating gently used fall and winter clothing for women, men, and children. Jewellery is also accepted. – volunteering with this thrifty minded, fun loving group the following shifts:
SORTING: Thursday Sept 28, 8:30-12pm, 1-4pm and 6-8:00pm; Friday 8:30-12pm.
SELLING: Fall Nearly New Clothing Sale Friday 6:00-8:00pm and Saturday 9 to 11am
CLEAN-UP: Saturday 11am-12pm.

Exercise Classes at RPUC: We are again offering many ways to keep fit this fall – 50+ Fitness with Faiza, Chair Yoga and Gentle Mat Yoga. Click here for more info.

NEEDED: A member of our congregation supplements her income by doing alterations and needs a sewing machine to allow her to continue to do her work. If you have a machine that you are able to donate, please contact Judy Paré at 613-523-0098 or at

We are looking for Walkers for the annual Step Up and Step Out To Stop Hunger Walkathon for Heron Emergency Food Centre will take place on Saturday September 23, between 9am and noon, at St Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church at 2345 Alta Vista Drive. Posters, information about the Walkathon & pledge sheets for the walkers are available at the church office. Record numbers of clients are coming to our food bank at this time; in May we served 2,044 individuals, an all-time record in our 35 year history. Many of our clients are newcomers who have been in Ottawa a month or less. Our Alta Vista political representatives will be on hand to send off our intrepid walkers on Saturday September 23 from 9am to noon.

Healing Pathways: To make an appointment, send an email to, or speak to Brian Neal or Sharon Sanderson.

Meditation Group Online: Thursdays at 10am. 20 minutes of quiet, peace, and mindfulness, shared together through Zoom. Meditation is not difficult. And group meditation is a deepening experience.

Can you help? From time-to-time Rideau Park requires volunteers and Event Hosts for programs, events, and activities. Some of these events are on a schedule and some are for seasonal events. During non-office hours, the Rental Policy requires an Event Host to be on site to provide assistance to the organization using the space. Event Hosts are paid an honorarium in the range of the minimum salary. Click here for more info.

The Heron Emergency Food Centre (HEFC) continues to experience a sharp rise in requests for emergency food and they are being stretched quite thin. You can donate food at the church or make an online donation to HEFC through CanadaHelpsSave your receipts from Your Independent Grocer (YIG): Please keep your receipts from the YIG at Alta Vista and Bank and drop them off at Rideau Park. They will be given to the Heron Emergency Food Centre, who will take them to YIG and receive a donation for them.

The Rideau Park quilting group has a variety of flannelette baby quilts for sale. The quilts can be viewed and purchased on Thursday mornings between 9:30 and noon or by calling the church office to set up another time. Cost is $45 each.

Alcoholics Anonymous: OASIS in-person meetings Mondays from 8-9pm.  12 Steps to Serenity has in-person meetings on Thursdays at 7:30pm.

The UCW, supply and welfare rep, would like to thank the congregation for all past contributions of eye glasses, stamps, aluminum pop tabs, and your Wilson’s YIG receipts. We continue to collect stamps, eye glasses, aluminum pop can tabs, and YIG receipts. Apparently, Wilson’s YIG contribution to the Heron Food Bank has been substantial.