Queenswood United Church is a friendly church family, sharing God’s presence in Orléans, near Ottawa. In spite of the pandemic, we remain an active community of faith, striving to do God’s will in the world and to care for our community and our precious church family. We extend to you our prayers for your well-being during this difficult time, and invite you to discover our church community by reading our Mission and Community Statement, and exploring our website.
QUC has adopted a comprehensive vaccination policy, effective Monday October 18, 2021. Click “here” to read the complete policy.
Welcome Rev. Laurelle Callaghan! Laurelle has grown familiar to many of us at QUC over the past year, known for her volunteer ministry and spiritual work in our congregation, her leadership of the Religious Studies group, and her thoughtful contributions to CNN. *It is now official! * We are so happy and blessed to welcome Rev. Laurelle as our newly-appointed one quarter time minister! Her main duties are worship-related, but she will also provide a ministry of presence and leadership for us. Given the restrictions on Rev. Laurelleâ€™s hours, individual pastoral care will continue to be provided by Revs. Hilary and Robert Merritt.
“What’s Up”, QUC? We’re getting together in person at the chapel Tuesdays @ 11 am for coffee, fellowship, and to chat about anything and everything, and are looking forward to seeing you.
QUC will be having a Christmas Event at the chapel on Dec . 11th from 2:30 – 5:30 that will replace the Wine & cheese party. There will be finger foods that will be plated so no one has to touch anything. You will be required to wear a mask (Except when eating or drinking). and be double vaccinated .
There will be some fun activities. Since we are preparing the food we will need you to RSP us. We are in the planning stages so stay tuned for more information.
RSP Lynda Rodney 613-824-9205
or Elayne Bonnell 613-841-0236
Thursday Quilt & Craft group is once again meeting at the chapel. All crafters are welcome to join the group at 10 am and stay for the day, or to drop in at any time for as long as you want. Bring your knitting, your handwork or just come for a bit of advice, conversation, or coffee. Distancing is observed, and fellowship is low-key and comfortable.
Mission and Community Statement
Please click on the link below for Queenswood United Church’s Mission and Community Statement as it has been updated.
“During the pandemic, Queenswood United Church Groups and Committees are functioning as best they can. Outreach has remained active in helping to support those in need, and has led congregational participation in support of Centre 507, the OCCRC, KIVA, and other groups locally and abroad. Our Community Garden continued to send fresh produce to the Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Centre Food Bank during the 2020 growing season, with plans for the same in 2021. Members of QUC choir recorded anthems outdoors last fall for inclusion in online worship services, and the Men’s Club continues their social and fundraising activities. Please email or phone the church office for more information on any of our groups and activities.”