For additional information about the United Church Women (UCW) at Rideau Park United Church, contact the UCW at To view the UCW Newsletters, click here.

The United Church Observer (2016), writing about Mission & Service work in the entire United Church of Canada, congratulated Rideau Park’s UCW on its outstanding record of givings to Mission & Service, the most generous in the country for the last several years.

Right: Rev. Georgina Fitzgerald and former UCW President Heather Ingrams pour tea at Rideau Park’s annual Valentine’s Day Party.


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.


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 Benedicton

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


  • 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.

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.

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

Special Interest Groups

The UCW appreciates receiving used stamps, eyeglasses and pop can tabs. These items are recycled to various charity organizations.

Outreach Knitting

Tuques, mitts, scarves and neck warmers for our outreach partners EarlyON Child and Family Center, Better Beginnings and Homework Clubs in South Ottawa are always gratefully received and we thank the church members and friends who share this project with us. Wool for knitting is available upon request.  For more information, Contact Lynda Coombe at


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

Knitting:  Mondays, 12:30pm to 3:00pm ladies meet in the Parlour to enjoy knitting articles for the Bazaar. Contact Doreen Hamilton at

The Circle

The Circle is a UCW group made up of women who are interested in journeying together as they explore their Christian faith. The group typically meets in the church Parlour from 9:30 a.m until 11:00 a.m on the third Monday of the month. Each year a book with a faith development theme is selected by the group, to help focus the discussion. The contacts for this spirituality group are Janette Hamilton-Silcoff and Doreen Hamilton. For more information, call the office at 613-733-3156 ext. 229.


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,

Our Gifts of Love and Service

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.

We invite all women of our congregation to attend any of our meetings.

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 McPherson at

How to DONATE to the UCW

* By E-mail Transfer through online banking, send your E-transfer to “”,
which is registered for “auto-deposit”. In the Message section please indicate the donation details.

* By Cheque made payable to “Rideau Park UCW”. In the Memo line, please indicate the donation details. Mail to: Rideau Park United Church, Attn: UCW Treasurer, 2203 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7L9.

All donations are issued a year-end receipt from the UCW, in addition to any Rideau Park United Church donations.
Thank you for continuing to support & participate in the ongoing UCW Fundraising Activities.

UCW Unit Schedule


CircleDoreen Hamilton3rd Monday @ 9:30amChurch


2.Mabel Bannerman2nd Thursday @ 1:00pmChurch
7.Sandra Weedmark2nd Tuesday @ 1:30pmChurch


3.Nancy McPherson2nd Tuesday @ 7:30pmHomes
EBuddies (Online) Gaveen Cadotte

Rideau Park UCW Leadership Team 2024

  • Nancy Begg-Durkee
  • Karen Humphries
  • Lisa Sadler
  • Judy Paré
  • Mabel Bannerman
  • Lynda Coombe
  • Peggy Rader
  • Sandra Weedmark
  • Karin Ott
  • Heather Ingrams
  • Doreen Hamilton