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Fundraising event for Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice (Oct 12)

Six west-end Ottawa United churches are coordinating efforts to raise money for Hospice Care Ottawa, specifically to support the construction of the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice – Kanata.  The participating churches are Bells Corner United, Glen Cairn United, Kanata United, Stittsville United, St. Paul’s United (Carp), and St. Paul’s United (Richmond).

The goal of this campaign is to jointly raise at least $50,000 for Hospice Care Ottawa with fundraising events wrapping up by the end of March 2018.  All money raised will be directed to fund a room in Hein House which will help to highlight the importance of community involvement in hospice programs and operations.

Stittsville United will be hosting a Bridge / Euchre / Lunch Fundraising Event on Thursday, October 12.  The event will start at 11:00 a.m. with coffee and muffins.  Cost for the day is $20 per person.  If you would like more information, or would like to play cards please phone the church office at 613-836-4962 to reserve a space.  All are welcome to enjoy a day of lunch, cards, and fellowship.

There will also be another event later in October.  Mark your calendar for a Fashion Show/Sale by Swirlicious on Sunday, October 29 at 1:00 p.m. – $10.00 person.  More information will be provided as the date comes closer.

 


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Kanata Muslim Association visits Stittsville United with message of thanks

On Sunday, June 25 Stittsville United Church received an unexpected visit from members of the Kanata Muslim Association (KMA).   They came to deliver a gift of sweets and a letter of appreciation to Stittsville United Church for their support following the tragic shooting at the Quebec City Mosque in January 2017. Continue reading


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UPDATE: Refugee group applies to sponsor two individuals

I want to pass along some really good news to you.  Today on our behalf the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa submitted our sponsorship applications to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada for both Rouba and Dani.

Rouba is a single woman who is a refugee from Syria presently in Lebanon.  She has already had family members arrive here in Ottawa, so we are hopeful that we will receive a positive response to her application.  Dani is a single male presently in Jordan.  He too has family members being sponsored by another congregation here in Ottawa and though they have not yet arrived in Canada, their application has been approved.  We are also hopeful that his application will be approved soon.  It has taken a long time to get all of the paperwork completed satisfactorily, but we are pleased the applications have been submitted and I will certainly keep you informed about their progress. Continue reading


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Proposal to name future Stittsville South park after Howard Maguire

(via City of Ottawa)

Howard Maguire
Howard Maguire

In recognition of Howard A. Maguire’s demonstrated excellence, courage and exceptional service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 560 Parade Drive, within the new residential development at 1921 Stittsville Main Street, “Howard A. Maguire Park”. Continue reading


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Flewellyn-Jones House on Fernbank up for heritage designation

IMAGINE YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE ARE NEWLYWEDS IN YOUR EARLY TWENTIES.  You have a young child, maybe an infant, certainly no older than two years old, and you decide to move to a new country, an ocean away.

Would you have the guts to do that today?  Imagine the guts it would have taken to do that 165 years ago.

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Group puts plan in place to sponsor Syrian refugees

(Photo by Shannon Lough.)

The momentum sweeping across the country to help Syrian refugees has drawn the Kanata Stittsville Refugee Sponsorship Group to consider how it can sponsor the resettlement of one or more refugees from Syria.

On Wednesday night, the non-profit organization held a meeting to address the Syrian refugee issue along with updates on the sponsorship process to resettle three families from Afghanistan. Continue reading


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