October 12th, 2014
Rev. Grant Dillenbeck
Director of Music: Allison Houston
Board Chair – Doug Hall
Office Administrator – Alanna Code
Youth Worker – Ruth Richardson
Office: 613-836-4962 Fax: 613-836-5778
6255 Fernbank Rd., Stittsville, K2S 1X5
E-mail: [email protected] Web site:
We welcome all who have come to worship with us.
Visitors are invited to sign our guest book located
on the table to the left at the back of the sanctuary.
Those on PAR are invited to use the donation
cards on the table to the right at the back of the
rear sanctuary. Colouring pages, story books and
information leaflets are available on the display
rack and tables at the back of the sanctuary.
Hymns and most other service materials for
worship will be projected on the screen.
Please join us for refreshments and fellowship
downstairs following the worship service.
We thank Leona Kavanagh and Edith Mann for greeting this
Upcoming Worship Services: (10:00 am services)
October 19 – 169th Anniversary of Stittsville United. Sermon,
“What Belongs to God?”
October 26 – Baptism. Sermon, “All You Need Is …”
November 2 – Communion. All Saints Sunday.
November 9 – Remembrance Sunday.
We thank Jenn and Elly Turk and Bonnie Lamb for helping
provide refreshments this morning. We also thank those who
helped with the BBQ last Sunday following worship. Kelli Byce
co-ordinates our Sunday morning refreshments so if you would
like to help prepare beverages and snacks some Sunday, please
sign the list downstairs.
We thank those who attended the Games Night and Pot Luck
last Monday hosted by the Youth.
The first Loonie Breakfast of the fall season will be held this
Tuesday, October 14 at 9:00 am. For just $2.00 you can enjoy a
delicious breakfast and friendly fellowship. Everyone is welcome!
There will be a sign-up sheet posted downstairs so be sure to
add your name to the list!
UCW Happy Lunchers – next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 14
in the Upper Room at noon. Brown-bag lunch. All ladies
are welcome to join us.
Our Annual Fall Supper will be Saturday October 25 from 4:00
to 7:00 pm. Adults $15, children 6-12 $7, children under 6 free.
A sign-up sheet for volunteers will be posted downstairs soon.
Biblical Drumming: Miriam drummed! All women drummed until the Early Church fathers. Now is your turn to reclaim our
Christian heritage. We meet on the first and third Fridays at
Stittsville United Church (7pm) and every Friday at Bells Corners
United Church (10:30 am). See To come to
either group or to arrange for a beginner workshop in your
church, call 613-836-4780. You are most welcome to join in!
“Loose Change Fund: There is a clear plastic container at the
back of the church in which you are invited to place pennies and
other change. The UCW use these funds to support projects for
children, including Camp Awesome.
Grocery Voucher Cards are available for purchase every
Sunday. We have cards for $25.00, $50.00, $100.00 and
$250.00 which can be used at all Superstores, Loblaws,
Independents, and No Frills or cards for Metro/Food Basics. You
get full value of the cards at the store, and the church gets 4% of
the value for our use. Please see Ivy Canning after the service or
contact her by phone at 613-831-1608.
Presbytery Pastoral Care and Oversight Triennial Visit:
Wednesday November 5 at 7:00 pm. Every three years as part
of their oversight role, members of the Presbytery visit every
congregation to receive feedback from the staff and members of
the congregation about the health and well-being of the
congregation. Everyone from the congregation is invited to come
out to this meeting and offer their input.
MISSION PHRASE: In the spring we received feedback from the
congregation about our present ministry, and future possibilities.
There was strong support for us to have a clear statement of our
mission. The Visioning Team and Board recently met with a
United Church consultant and identified that it would be good for
the congregation to develop a phrase which would clearly state
who we are, help others to be encouraged to be a part of our
congregation, and help us to be motivated to carry out our
ministry and mission in new ways. We are presenting three
possible mission phrases for you to reflect upon. Over the next
few weeks these mission phrases are being displayed on an
office partition panel in the main hall downstairs. We invite you to
put a check mark below the phrase you think best captures the
sense of who we are, and / or to suggest your own. Here are the
three phrases for you to consider:
- You Belong Here
- Living in a Circle of Love
- Growing Together in Spirit
Choir practices are held Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. All are
Musical Talents: Do you have a musical talent ready to be
dusted off? Not able to be in the choir regularly, but would like to
sing an occasional solo/duet? Have a particular song/anthem
you’d love to hear? Talk to Allison if you would like to be involved
in the music program at SUC in any way. We’ll figure out how to
make it work! 
New Choir Chairs: 30 new chairs are being purchased for the
choir loft and front of the sanctuary. The cost is approximately
$200 per chair. Almost half of the cost will be covered from
accumulated interest in the Flewellyn Fund which was
established for choir use. We are also asking for donations.
Please use the envelopes in the pews or special envelopes on
the tables by the doors at the back of the church. Make cheques
out to Sittsville United Church and write “Choir Chair Fund” on
the memo line. Thank you for your support.
Church Office: The church office is open Tuesday to Friday
mornings from 9:00 am to noon.
Offering Envelopes and PAR forms are available in the church
office any Sunday following the worship service from our
Treasurer, Don Carson.
Our worship services are available on DVD. If you would like a
copy of a Sunday service, please call the church office.
NEW THIS YEAR – Our new Sunday School coordinator, Ryan
Hutchison, and Ruth Richardson are asking you to join the
children for Sunday school this year. Volunteer for just ONE
Sunday. Your gift of time to share with the children - just 45
minutes. Call the church office if you can help out.
Nursery: Our nursery for children up to age 3 will be staffed
today by Laura Lilly. If you would like to help in the nursery,
please call the church office.
Youth Group for high-school aged teens meets on Mondays at
7:00 pm. (Please note: No Youth Group tomorrow night.)
Stittsville Diners Club for seniors and adults with disabilities – Third
Tuesday monthly (Oct. 21), 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm, here
at Stittsville United. Provided by the Western Ottawa
Community Resource Centre. Tickets $7. Call Carol at
613-591-3686 ext. 272.
Donations to the Stittsville Food Bank can be made any
Sunday by placing non-perishable food on the
table at the front of the sanctuary. You can pick
up a “reverse Offering” slip of an item to
purchase, or donate any non-perishable food
item you like. You can also make financial
donations to the food bank through the envelopes
in the pews. Thank you for your support.
The Canadian Military Wives’ Choir will be hosting a
Swirlicious Sale + Tea and Bake Sale on Sunday, October 26
from 1:00-4:00 pm at Stittsville United Church. Swirlicious is a
home-based business that specializes in funky accessories and
apparel including jewellery, hats, scarves, and more! It will be a
great opportunity to pick up some early Christmas gifts and a fun
way to support the choir. For more information, please speak to
Allison Houston, Alanna Code, Sarah Daly, or Shelley Hagar.
The Glen Cairn United Church Annual Fall Harvest Festival
will be held on October 18th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at
140 Abbeyhill Rd. This festival includes a wonderful 100-mile
Meal and Oktoberfest BBQ, book sales, bake sales, as well as
many vendors with items such as jewellery, maple syrup,
preserves, crafts, and much, much more! Musical entertainment
is planned throughout the event as well as lots of family fun
including a bouncy castle!
Sunday October 26, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at City View United
Church, 6 Epworth Avenue, Ottawa you are welcome to come to
thank Rev. Lillian Roberts for her work as Presbytery Minister,
and wish her well as the Conference Personnel Minister for
Manitou Conference in northern Ontario.
As of the end of September 2014 we have received about $6,000
more in offerings and about $3,500 more in facility rentals and
HST rebate than at this time last year. Income year-to-date from
our solar project is also ahead of projection. However we have
received about $8,000 less than this time last year in fundraising
as we did not have a major spring fundraising event in 2014, and
our BBQ at the Stittsville Village Fest was rained out. If the
present levels of giving hold until the end of the year, we hope to
be able to make our budget for 2014. We now have 53
households using pre-authorized remittance. The ministry we
provide is made possible through your ongoing faithfulness and
generosity. Thank you for your support!
Stittsville United Church
Offerings Budget: (required givings to meet monthly costs)
Offerings per month
Offerings Budget ($13000) per Month
Offerings (Sunday morning plate givings only)
Jan $13,000.00
Feb $13,000.00
Mar $13,000.00
Apr $13,000.00
May $13,000.00
June $13,000.00
M & S givings to date
Local Outreach
Families on PAR