Click on the links (in blue) below for more info on the events.

Congregational Check-in Summary – July 2021: View the results of the survey that was sent to the congregation in June 2021. Thank you for participating in the survey!

Personal Care Items Needed! The Social Action and Outreach Committee is collecting personal care items for a community partner, Banff Avenue Community House. We are asking for donation of items including but not limited to: soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, Kleenex, and child and adult diapers. We will be at Rideau Park, in the parking area outside Beecroft Hall on Cunningham, between 1 and 3 PM on Monday, July 26, with our car trunks open. Hope to see you there and catch up on our pandemic experiences while we help out folks who are having a rough time.

UCW Bazaar News – Calling all crafters! If you plan to contribute any pieces for the craft table at the outdoor mini Bazaar on Saturday, September 25, please let crafts convener Ruth Scobie know. Check out the UCW Bazaar News 2021 page for the latest info.

Summer Reflection Series: Women of the Bible: Spend your summer with some fascinating women of the Bible. These are one-page reflection/bible studies that you can print off for yourself or take to a friend, published every Monday in July and August, on www.rideaupark.ca and our Facebook Group.

Wild Wonder Camp – is a new initiative by Tucker House and Camp Awesome to bring faith exploration and the environment together in an online camp for 5-12 year olds. “Camps” will be held online, morning or afternoon for 5 days, 5 weeks available July 5 to August 6. More information at wildwondercamp.ca, register at: https://maisontuckerhouse.wufoo.com/forms/wild-wonder-camp-2021-registration/.

Sunday, August 1, 10:00 am service – We continue our tradition of sharing worship with Emmanuel United Church. The service will be led by Emmanuel and available on www.emmanuelunited.ca.

Rideau Park Heart Garden: As a symbol of our support for indigenous people and in remembrance of all lives lost through the trauma and intergenerational trauma of church-run residential schools, we have started a summer “Heart Garden”. You are invited to add to the “heart flowers” and plant them by the Beecroft Door or the church sign on Alta Vista.

As you know, we have pledged to bring Ubah’s family to Canada. However, because of the pandemic we have not been able to raise funds for them. We did receive some funds recently from the Foundation and we have close to $30,000.00 in our Refugee Fund. We would like to have at least $40,000.00 for them. We don’t know when they will arrive in Canada but if you are able contribute to the Refugee Fund it would be most appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact anyone on the Social Action and Outreach Committee.

Weekly Zoom Cyber Chats with Georgina are held on different days of the week with a different theme each time. These chats are meant to be fun and to help the women of the congregation stay connected during the pandemic. If you haven’t yet received an invitation, contact Georgina.

Healing Circle: Each Sunday morning after the live-streamed worship service, starting at 11:15 am and running for about ten minutes. Coming into the circle, we move outside our normal sense of space and time, into a sacred space. This sacred space helps us to connect to God’s healing love in the world, to the power of community and healing intentions around us.

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

Rideau Park Monthly E-News – Summer 2021.

Foster Farm Fruit and Vegetable Stand at Alta Vista and Cunningham is open Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday, 9am-5pm.

OASIS and Alcoholics Anonymous: In March 2020 a decision was made to stop in-person meetings and to go online with their program. However, they know that many people who might need their support don’t always know where to turn. There is a local help line at 613-237-6000 to speak to a member of Alcoholics Anonymous right here in the city. When volunteer members are unavailable (e.g., after 10:00 p.m.), individuals can leave a confidential message and a volunteer will return their call.