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Our Worship

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES:
Eucharist at 8:00 am
Family Eucharist at 10:00 am
– Includes Sunday School
– Fellowship after the service in the Main Hall


THURSDAY SERVICE TIMES:
Eucharist at 10:00 am
– Service is held in the Columbarium Chapel

Cooking For One

Friday October 18th from 1-3 pm

Cost: $10.00 per person to cover supplies

Registration: Sheet posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

For more information, please email Deacon Elizabeth

The Nearly New Shop

The Nearly New Shop and Book Nook are open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1:00 – 3:30 each week.

All are invited to come by for some great deals!

If you have not shopped at the Nearly New Shop or the Book Nook it is highly recommended!

There are awesome finds and great deals on great products!

Clothes for all members of the family at really great prices!

Where else can you buy paperbacks for $1.00 and hardcovers from $2-$4.?

We also have DVDs, CDs and movies.

The entrance to the Nearly New Shop is found at the door closest to Merivale Road from the parking lot.

The parking lot entrance is off Rossland Avenue.

All Are Welcome

Dinner Church begins at 6 pm in the Sanctuary and concludes at 7:30 pm (with clean-up ending by 8 pm).

Soup, cheese and bread, and veggies are on the menu.

The fall schedule is available in the Julian Community News.

If you have not tried Dinner Church before, this fall is a great time to check it out. Friends and family are welcome as well.

For more information, please email the Rev. Monique at revmoniquestone@gmail.com

Activities This Month

What When & Where
🗩 Bible
Curiosi-Tea
You are invited to join members of Julian of Norwich community at a faith enriching study of the Gospel in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere.

We meet at 10am on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Friday of each month in the Sanctuary.

We enjoy tea and fellowship, as we discuss the scripture, relating its meaning in our lives today.

All are welcome to share thoughts about what the scripture is saying, what we are learning and how it relates to our lives and Julian community today.

If you would like to learn more, please click HERE

2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fri. of each month at 10 a.m.
Location: Sanctuary
🗩 Christian
Meditation
Every Monday, a group meets in the church sanctuary for Christian meditation from 3 to 4 p.m. These sessions are open to anyone who wishes to spend time in silent prayer, with instructions provided for newcomers.

The group is coordinated by Julian of Norwich parishioners, but also includes people from other denominations. During each session, a discussion video by a Christian Meditation leader is followed by a period of silent reflection. The session concludes with questions and discussion.

For more information, contact Gayle Ascah (613-226-8161) or Marg Dumbrille (613-225-0806).

Mon’s. 3-4 p.m. – in the Sanctuary
Holiday Mondays excepted
Hildegard’s Circle Last Friday of each month
Call Iris Pearman (829-0407) for information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Knitting lessons Every Wednesday
Julian knitters – Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Old Forge knitting group 10 a.m. – Noon

Even More Activities

What When & Where
Bible Curiosi-Tea 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fri. of each month at 10 a.m.
Location: Sanctuary
Christian Meditation Mon’s. 3-4 p.m. – in the Sanctuary
Holiday Mondays excepted
Hildegard’s Circle Last Friday of each month
Call Iris Pearman (829-0407) for information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Knitting lessons Every Wednesday
Julian knitters – Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Old Forge knitting group 10 a.m. – Noon

First Time Here?

We welcome you to our humble church, as you enlighten us with your warmth and spirited nature.
We are truly grateful to you for your visit and hope you have memorable moments throughout.

Do I need to get dressed up to come to Julian?

We are informal, so please wear whatever feels comfortable to you.

What do I do when I arrive?

Whether you come to either the 8:00 am, or the 10:00 am service you will be met by a friendly greeter who will pass along to you whatever you need for the service. Please feel free to ask your greeter any questions that you may have, and please do sit wherever you wish.

What about my children?

Your children are welcome to stay with you during the service. At the 10:00 am service a Sunday School class is offered, which lasts about 40 minutes, after which the children re-join the worship service for communion. At the back of the church there is a child-friendly play space for use at any time.

How long is the service?

At 8:00 am there is a quiet service of Holy Communion that does not include music, and lasts about 50 minutes – you can follow this service in the green Book of Alternative Services. The 10:00 am service includes music, and lasts about 1 hour – you can follow this service on the overhead screen.

How will I know when to stand, sit, or kneel?

No worries; you can easily follow the community’s lead on whether to stand, sit, or kneel. In fact, throughout the service we often give the option of assuming whichever posture is most comfortable for you, and enables you to best participate in the service. For example, if kneeling during prayer is uncomfortable, then please either sit or stand during prayer because we don’t want posture to get in the way of your being able to worship enjoyably.

What about receiving Communion?

All who are baptized are welcome to receive communion. If you are not comfortable receiving communion then you are welcome to receive a blessing – just indicate that you do not wish to receive communion by folding your arms in front of you.

What about gluten and other food sensitivities?

At Julian we provide gluten-free communion wafers in addition to regular wafers. Please indicate your gluten sensitivity to the minister serving communion. Additionally, we provide apple juice for those who do not wish to receive wine.

Do I need to bring anything?

No. As our guest you are under no obligation to contribute to the work of Julian. However, gifts are always gratefully received.


A Brief Word About the Anglican Church

The Anglican Church in Canada traces its roots back to the Church of England, and today it is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Anglican Church in Canada includes more than 500,000 members in nearly 1,700 parishes, and like Canada, the church has become culturally diverse.

On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed across Canada in many languages, including Inuktitut, French, Spanish, and Cree.

For much more information about the Anglican Church in Canada, please follow this LINK

Meet the Crew

The Reverend Monique Stone

Monique joined the Julian community on May 17th, 2018. The Reverend Monique Stone’s professional journey has taken many paths, from high profile roles in the private sector to consulting work in the areas of environmental and social sustainability. However, it is her work as Anglican Priest at the Parish of Huntley in Carp which has fused both her professional and personal commitments into one.

Reverend Monique has been an ordained leader since 2011, and is well known in west Ottawa for her outgoing, approachable style, whether she is interacting with children, blessing animals or helping community members deal with life’s most difficult moments. No one, no matter their faith, background or circumstance, is ever marginalized in Reverend Monique’s presence.

From pumpkin carving gatherings, to a “Hunger Games” themed Church service, to suicide-prevention programs, to encouraging cross-generational dialogue, her goal is to foster a dynamic where people pull together to make communities and lives better. Monique is married to Chris and they have two teenagers, Lily and Rory, and two dogs, Gunner and Bowie!

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell was ordained deacon in 2015. The ministry of a deacon is to act as a bridge from the gathered church community to the world, “to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world…and to show that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ” (BCP p.543).

Elizabeth was born in Guyana, South America, and lived in Montreal and Toronto before settling in Ottawa, where she was a long-time member of the former parish of St Michael and All Angels. With her strong ties to the community and history of that parish, we are very fortunate to have her appointed in November, 2015, as part time Pastoral Associate in the new parish of Julian of Norwich.

Elizabeth’s current work at Julian of Norwich is to provide and coordinate Pastoral Care and Christian Education activities. Elizabeth has academic degrees in Public Administration and Arts, as well as training in Hospital Ministry. She is now completing studies towards M. Divinity at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. Elizabeth is married to Malcolm Lovell, and they have two daughters Amanda and Vanessa. You can contact Elizabeth at edecember@sympatico.ca or by phone at 613-723-1980.

Sue Dow – Office Administrator

Working closely with the Clergy, the Corporation and come to think about it, with almost everybody associated with the parish, Sue is the person you want to talk to about anything that is of a non-liturgical nature (although she is involved in the liturgy and worship preparation too!) Simply put, Sue is the ‘go to’ person at Julian of Norwich.

Originally from the Eastern Townships, Sue also spent portions of her youth in Kingston, Jamaica before settling with her family in the west end of Montreal. She married her husband (David) in 1975 at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church in that city and then they moved to Ottawa in 1979. Their son (Eryk) was born in 1982 and was followed five years later by their daughter (Tracy). Sue is now the proud Grandma of Carson and Peyton.

Before starting her (26 years as of 2019) career as an Office Administrator with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, Sue spent five years with Dominion Textiles Quality Control Department in Montreal, chaired the Anxiety and Panic Disorder Support Group at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, worked as a teacher’s assistant at W.E. Gowling Public School and was office manager for a small tech firm. God truly uses all things for the good of those who love Him. Sue has a big heart for serving any and all who require an empathetic ear. She can be reached at 613-224-7178 or by email at julianofnorwichottawa@gmail.com.

Lay Leaders

  • Tom Granger (Retired, but very active Priest)
  • Chuck Belaire (People’s Warden)
  • Sue Davies (Rector’s Warden)
  • Maté Al-Kafajy (Music Director/ Organist/Pianist)
  • Mac Lindsay (Deputy Warden)
  • Paul Dumbrille (Licensed Lay Reader)

Dinner Church

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)

The sharing of a sacred meal is the heritage of the church, not as an institution but as friends and followers of Jesus.


What is Dinner Church?
A holistic, neighbourhood based expression of church that dispels isolation, reconnects neighbours, and subverts the status quo, all around the dinner table.

Dinner Church includes ritual, food, community, worship, and prayer. It highlights some of the Anglican Tradition but does so in a new way that aims to be accessible to all. Anyone can attend (from those who are sceptical of church at all to those who attend a church every Sunday). All are welcome!

Our Dates are set for Dinner Church 2019!
Invite a friend and join in this wonderful way of worshipping in community.

If you would like more info please email our student intern Michael Garner:
michaelgarner@gmail.com

Julian of Norwich Sanctuary ~ 6pm – 8pm (7 Rossland Avenue)
March 21st
April 4th
April 18th (part of the Maundy Thursday services in the Sanctuary)
May 2nd, 16th and 30th
June 6th & 20th
July 4th & 18th

Sign Up Sheets will be available on the evening for those who can assist with table set up, serving, and clean up.

A little Background: The dinner church movement is a subgroup of the Christian food movement, which is a broader movement seeking to answer the questions:

  1. How can we re-imagine food systems in a way that more clearly reflects God’s reign?
  2. Where are the Christians working for a better food system, and how can I join them?
  3. Are there existing Christian food projects that I could replicate or adapt in my context?

Children’s Formation

The church school offers programming during the 10 a.m. Sunday Family Eucharist service from September through June each year (typically for children from age from 3 to 12 years).

Sunday School provides a safe and welcoming environment for children to explore the meaning and mystery of the Bible and how it relates to their lives. The curriculum is based on Illustrated Children’s Ministry. The weekly lesson plans contain a story and a variety of activities and crafts that the children really enjoy.

Children are also most welcome in the sanctuary (and at least once every six weeks they stay in the sanctuary for the entire worship time). There is an activity table in the sanctuary for children to sit at during the service.

In 2019 we will be exploring new models of Children’s Formation and creating different ways to help our youngest parishioners learn about following a Jesus-centred life.

If you have any questions about children and youth formation please contact Reverend Monique.

Here is a lovely article that highlights our approach to why children should come to church (and that however they seek to participate is awesome):

Why you Have to Go to Church…
Written by: Laura Kelly Fanucci (Source: practicingfamilies.com)

I thought I wasn’t going to have to answer that snarly question for a few more years. But here we are today, already five minutes late and you’re standing at the back door whining in protest, coat clenched in your fist and your stubborn stocking feet kicking the mud-caked boots you refuse to put on so we can scramble into the car.Do you want my answer? Ok. This is why you have to go to church.

It’s good for you to go to church.
Here’s part of what church means: faith, ritual, music, art, and community. Experts agree those are good things for growing kids, healthy like tall glasses of milk and long nights of sleep. But I don’t need an expert to tell me what I see on Sundays. You leafing carefully through the hymnal pages, pointing when you find what we’re singing. You leaning quietly into my side as we listen to the readings. You lunging across the pew to shake hands with everyone at the sign of peace.

You like church. Even when you claim it’s only because of the snacks afterwards.
Here’s another part of what church means: it’s a place where you aren’t in charge. And neither are your parents, the ones who usually get to call the shots. Church is not about you or me. It’s about God. It’s about believing in something bigger than yourself. It’s about the amazing and aggravating people that come together under one big tent. Life, you will find, is also like this. Church is good practice.
So it’s good for you to be there.

It’s good for the rest of the community to see you in church.
To remember that you’re part of the Body of Christ, too, even if you’re the antsy legs that can’t sit still in the pew. Even if you’re the dancing feet that are itching to run up to the choir and clap while they sing. Even if you’re the loud voice that asks WHY WHY WHY a hundred times during the homily.

It’s good for the frazzled mom with lanky teenagers to remember when her kids were that small. It’s good for the gentle grandparents to watch the hard work that they did as parents. It’s good for the single friends to remind us how to see you in a fresh light as your own person. It’s good for the young couple in the back pew to fast-forward a few years and wonder what it might be like to wrangle their own restless kids in the front row.It’s good for all the grown-ups to remember that you belong there, too. That you are beloved and baptized like the rest of us.
So it’s good for the congregation to have you there.

It’s good for our pastors to have you at church.
They see children in a keen way – a bright-eyed, hey-guys, gimme-five way that makes me think the Jesus of slow-down-I’m-just-going-to-play-with-these-kids-for-a-minute would grin, too. You give them hope, and they give you someone tall and important and not-your-parents to look up to. We need more priests like them, and maybe you might be one, so it’s good for you to see each other across the altar on Sundays.
So it’s good for our ministers to have you there.
. . .
It’s good for our family that you go to church.
We only have a few years to set this rhythm before school and sports and schedules for every extracurricular on God’s green earth begin to pull at the fabric that holds our early years together right now. And before all those activities and enrichments and after-schools start to trickle into every gap of free time on weeknight and weekend, I want to be sure we’ve carved out space for what your dad and I think matters most.
Which includes: God, silence, song, beauty, service, community, and the inner life. (See also: church.)

So it’s good for your mother that you go to church. You make it harder to concentrate and easier to remember why I’m there.It’s good for your father that you go to church. You let him show you what it means to be a man who can tear up at aching hymns or fist-pump at zinging sermons.It’s good for your little brother that you go to church. You are his two-sizes-bigger role model, and when you pester me again about when you can be an altar server or when you can start taking communion, he listens, too.
So it’s good for all of us to have you there.

Why do you have to go to church, oh sharp-eyed, stubborn-cheeked, wild-haired four-year-old of my heart?Because? Because you have to? Because I said so? Because that’s just what we do?
No.

Because you are church, too. Because you are asking questions and growing into answers and challenging the status quo and making me wonder about God.
And you deserve a place that is safe and warm and welcoming for your big, hard, important questions. A place where we will sing and pray and laugh and think and thank together. A place where we remember, again and always, what we are to do and who we are to be. A place like our church.
And we are now ten minutes late. So let’s go. Shall we?

 

 

 

Activities This Month

What When & Where
Bible Curiosi-Tea 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Fri. of each mo. in the Sanctuary at 10 a.m.
Christian Meditation Mon’s. 3-4 p.m. – in the Sanctuary, except holiday Mondays

Welcome to Julian of Norwich Anglican Church

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is an inclusive and dynamic parish, located on the busy stretch of Merivale Road just south of Baseline Road, in the western part of Ottawa, Ontario formerly known as Nepean.

Our Parish core values include:
The gifts of hospitality and friendship
The extension of care to those in need
The desire for and practice of inclusivity

 

We celebrate the diversity of gifts in all who come, the outreach efforts in diocesan and wider ministries, and the strength of our parish leaders to respond to the world God loves. We are a Christian parish in the path and pattern of Jesus; we offer opportunities to nurture a spiritual journey; we involve children in our worship and have created a welcoming space for parents of little ones in the worship space. We have opportunities for artists, learners, and those with practical skills

Our worship can be quiet and traditional or more contemporary, with music, drama, and dance. You may hear jazz, gospel, or First Nation’s chants. We welcome diversity in many ways!

Bible Curiosi-Tea

You are invited to join members of Julian of Norwich community at a faith enriching study of the Gospel in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere. We meet at 10am on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Friday of each month in the Sanctuary. We enjoy tea and fellowship, as we discuss the scripture, relating its meaning in our lives today.

All are welcome to share thoughts about what the scripture is saying, what we are learning and how it relates to our lives and Julian community today. The group size will vary week to week and opinions and thoughts of participants are welcomed in the spirit of mutual respect and attention. The study session concludes with prayer and clean up at 11:30.

As the group name suggests, all are welcome who are Curious about the Bible and enjoy tea! If you would like more information, please contact Pam Middleton through the Admin office at 613-224-7178

First Time Here?

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is an inclusive and dynamic parish, located on the busy stretch of Merivale Road just south of Baseline Road, in the western part of Ottawa formerly known as Nepean.

Our Parish core values include:
The gifts of hospitality and friendship
The extension of care to those in need
The desire for and practice of inclusivity 

We celebrate the diversity of gifts in all who come, the outreach efforts in diocesan and wider ministries, and the strength of our parish leaders to respond to the world God loves. We are a Christian parish in the path and pattern of Jesus; we offer opportunities to nurture a spiritual journey; we involve children in our worship and have created a welcoming space for parents of little ones in the worship area. We have opportunities for artists, learners, and those with practical skills

Our worship can be quiet and traditional or more contemporary, with music, drama, and dance. You may hear, gospel, or First Nation’s chants. We welcome diversity in many ways!

Where is Julian of Norwich Anglican Church?
Our main entrance is at 7 Rossland Avenue in a part of Ottawa that used to be called Nepean. Parking is free, easy, and right at the main entrance. There is additional parking across the street from the church at Elizabeth Wyn Wood School, which they are kind enough to allow us to use on Sunday mornings. The church is accessible with several designated parking spots, a ramp to the main door entrance, and automated doors at both the 7 and 9 Rossland entrances.

So, who is Julian of Norwich, anyway?
Ah, nice question! Julian of Norwich was born in 1342. We don’t know her real name; she was named after St Julian’s Church in Norwich, England.  Julian devoted her life to God, and to prayer. She lived in a small room attached to St Julian’s Church, where people would visit her seeking advice, spiritual wisdom, and comfort during hard times. Julian was a mystic, and a contemplative. She is also the first woman to have written a published book in the English-speaking world.

Do I need to get dressed up to come to Julian?
We are informal, so please wear whatever feels comfortable to you.

What do I do when I arrive?
Whether you come to either the 8:00 am, or the 10:00 am service you will be met by a friendly greeter who will pass along to you whatever you need for the service. Please feel free to ask your greeter any questions that you may have, and please do sit wherever you wish.

What about my children?
Your children are welcome to stay with you during the service. At the 10:00 am service a Sunday School class is offered, which lasts about 40 minutes, after which the children re-join the worship service for communion. At the back of the church there is a child-friendly play space for use at any time.

How long is the service?
At 8:00 am there is a quiet service of Holy Communion that does not include music, and lasts about 50 minutes – you can follow this service in the green Book of Alternative Services. The 10:00 am service includes music, and lasts about 1 hour – you can follow this service on the overhead screen.

How will I know when to stand, sit, or kneel?
No worries; you can easily follow the community’s lead on whether to stand, sit, or kneel. In fact, throughout the service we often give the option of assuming whichever posture is most comfortable for you, and enables you to best participate in the service. For example, if kneeling during prayer is uncomfortable, then please either sit or stand during prayer because we don’t want posture to get in the way of your being able to worship enjoyably.

What about receiving Communion?
All who are baptized are welcome to receive communion. If you are not comfortable receiving communion then you are welcome to receive a blessing – just indicate that you do not wish to receive communion by folding your arms in front of you.

What about gluten and other food sensitivities?
At Julian we provide gluten-free communion wafers in addition to regular wafers. Please indicate your gluten sensitivity to the minister serving communion. Additionally, we provide apple juice for those who do not wish to receive wine.

Do I need to bring anything?
No. As our guest you are under no obligation to contribute to the work of Julian. However, gifts are always gratefully received.

What happens after the service?
After the 10 am service there is an opportunity to enjoy refreshments, and informal conversation in the Church Hall. Please do join us!

What is the ‘Anglican’ church?
The Anglican Church in Canada traces its roots back to the Church of England, and today it is an independent, self-governing church in communion with the other 44 churches of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Anglican Church in Canada includes more than 500,000 members in nearly 1,700 parishes, and like Canada, the church has become culturally diverse. On any given Sunday the tradition of common prayer is expressed across Canada in many languages, including Inuktitut, French, Spanish, and Cree.

For more information, please see www.anglican.ca.

About Julian of Norwich

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is an inclusive and dynamic parish, located on the busy stretch of Merivale Road south of Baseline Road, in the western part of Ottawa formerly known as Nepean.
This parish joins God already at work in the world.

Our Parish core values include:

1. The gifts of hospitality and friendship: 
We are ordinary people who strive to follow Jesus’ way. We receive each person as a gift and provide opportunities for spiritual nurturing. We offer hospitality, an open stance toward learning, questioning, dialog, and hope. We have opportunities for artists, learners, and those with practical skills.

Our worship is engaging, reflective, and embraces people of all ages, abilities, experiences, and traditions. During the Family Eucharist you may hear traditional hymns, jazz, gospel, or First Nation’s chants. You can find more details about our worship here

2. The extension of care to those in need:
This parish joins God already at work in the world. Our faith and worship are meant to prepare us to seek and serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbor as ourselves. While we serve those in need, we strive to cultivate relationships of peace and understanding. Look here to find many ways we serve together.

3. The desire for and practice of inclusivity:
We celebrate the diversity of gifts in all who come, the outreach efforts in diocesan and wider ministries, and the strength of our parish leaders to respond to the world God loves. We work in partnership with other parishes, denominations and faith groups, to strive for justice and peace among all people and respecting the dignity of every human being (BAS 159).

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church formed on September 27th 2015, from the amalgamation of St Michael and All Angels, and St Richard’s Anglican churches, building upon their rich 50-year history as parishes in the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

The Anglican Bishop of Ottawa, the Right Reverend John H. Chapman, wrote to our parish when it was formed, “Julian of Norwich, a late 14th Century English Mystic, exercised the spiritual practice of listening for the voice of a nurturing and loving God. In these times, it is critical for us to quiet our hearts and minds and listen for the voice of God so that we find ourselves exercising the ministry God desires of us and not that ministry which we may fancy. It seems appropriate for these days and for the work that lies ahead of all of you, my brothers and sisters, that we name your new parish Julian of Norwich Anglican Church so that all who enter to receive your hospitable welcome will be reminded that first we listen for the voice of the blessed Trinity; Father, Son and Holy Spirit, then respond as directed by God, with acts of hospitality, generosity, compassion, love and justice.”

Our Leadership

The Reverend Monique Stone

Monique joined the Julian community on May 17th, 2018. The Reverend Monique Stone’s professional journey has taken many paths, from high profile roles in the private sector to consulting work in the areas of environmental and social sustainability. However, it is her work as Anglican Priest at the Parish of Huntley in Carp which has fused both her professional and personal commitments into one.

Reverend Monique has been an ordained leader since 2011, and is well known in west Ottawa for her outgoing, approachable style, whether she is interacting with children, blessing animals or helping community members deal with life’s most difficult moments. No one, no matter their faith, background or circumstance, is ever marginalized in Reverend Monique’s presence.

From pumpkin carving gatherings, to a “Hunger Games” themed Church service, to suicide-prevention programs, to encouraging cross-generational dialogue, her goal is to foster a dynamic where people pull together to make communities and lives better. Monique is married to Chris and they have two teenagers, Lily and Rory, and two dogs, Gunner and Bowie!

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell

The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell was ordained deacon in 2015. The ministry of a deacon is to act as a bridge from the gathered church community to the world, “to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns and hopes of the world…and to show that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ” (BCP p.543).

Elizabeth was born in Guyana, South America, and lived in Montreal and Toronto before settling in Ottawa, where she was a long-time member of the former parish of St Michael and All Angels. With her strong ties to the community and history of that parish, we are very fortunate to have her appointed in November, 2015, as part time Pastoral Associate in the new parish of Julian of Norwich.

Elizabeth’s current work at Julian of Norwich is to provide and coordinate Pastoral Care and Christian Education activities. Elizabeth has academic degrees in Public Administration and Arts, as well as training in Hospital Ministry. She is now completing studies towards M. Divinity at Saint Paul University, Ottawa. Elizabeth is married to Malcolm Lovell, and they have two daughters Amanda and Vanessa. You can contact Elizabeth at edecember@sympatico.ca or by phone at 613-723-1980.

Sue Dow – Office Administrator

Working closely with the Clergy, the Corporation and come to think about it, with almost everybody associated with the parish, Sue is the person you want to talk to about anything that is of a non-liturgical nature (although she is involved in the liturgy and worship preparation too!) Simply put, Sue is the ‘go to’ person at Julian of Norwich.

Originally from the Eastern Townships, Sue also spent portions of her youth in Kingston, Jamaica before settling with her family in the west end of Montreal. She married her husband (David) in 1975 at St. Phillip’s Anglican Church in that city and then they moved to Ottawa in 1979. Their son (Eryk) was born in 1982 and was followed five years later by their daughter (Tracy). Sue is now the proud Grandma of Carson and Peyton.

Before starting her (26 years as of 2019) career as an Office Administrator with the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, Sue spent five years with Dominion Textiles Quality Control Department in Montreal, chaired the Anxiety and Panic Disorder Support Group at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, worked as a teacher’s assistant at W.E. Gowling Public School and was office manager for a small tech firm. God truly uses all things for the good of those who love Him. Sue has a big heart for serving any and all who require an empathetic ear. She can be reached at 613-224-7178 or by email at julianofnorwichottawa@gmail.com.

Lay Leaders

  • Tom Granger (Retired, but very active Priest)
  • Chuck Belaire (People’s Warden)
  • Sue Davies (Rector’s Warden)
  • Maté Al-Kafajy (Music Director/ Organist/Pianist)
  • Mac Lindsay (Deputy Warden)
  • Paul Dumbrille (Licensed Lay Reader)

The Columbarium

A Columbarium is a sacred place for the inurnment of ashes of beloved members of our parish and the wider community. The Columbarium at Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is located along the walls of our Chapel of Christ the King. There are 160 niches on each wall with oak doors, a four-inch oak spacer beneath the doors and two cherry wood crosses inlaid in each wall. It is financed and administered separately from the parish.

We are blessed indeed to have this Columbarium. It exists not only as a tranquil haven, a peaceful place, but also as a vibrant place of worship. The remains of our loved ones are never alone or forgotten in this most Holy of places.

A niche in the Chapel of Christ the King costs substantially less than at a cemetery. The niche price includes opening and closing of the niche, an inscribed brass plate, and a perpetual care and maintenance fee that is placed in a Trust Fund. Our Columbarium is registered with, and is governed by, the Cemeteries Act of the Province of Ontario, and we are required to submit an annual report to the Ministry.

For more information, please contact Don Wilson at donaldwilson@sympatico.ca

Our Worship

Our worship can be quiet and traditional or more contemporary, with music, drama, and dance. We use the 1985 Book of Alternative Services (BAS) as our worship resource book, along with a growing variety of music and musical sources. You may hear gospel, or First Nation’s chants. We welcome diversity in many ways!

Worship Schedule and Activities

Sundays begin with a quiet and introspective Eucharist at 8:00 a.m.

The 10 a.m. Sunday Family Eucharist features a full choir, with Sunday School and Nursery during the first half (for children up to Grade 6).

Everyone is invited for tea/coffee and fellowship after each Sunday service, in the main hall.

On Thursdays, we celebrate an intimate Eucharist in the chapel, at 10 a.m.

Choir and Music

The Choir sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday Service, on special occasions, and during weddings and funerals held in the main sanctuary. The choir is accompanied by our organist/pianist, along with guitars and other instruments.

Choir practice starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, or one hour before each special event.

For more information, please contact Anna Hislop via the church office.

Prayer

Christians are encouraged to be “People of Prayer,” connecting with God through prayers:

  • Adoration: Prayer expressing love and adoration for who God is.
  • Thanksgiving: Prayer of thankfulness for what God does.
  • Confession: Prayer acknowledging our imperfection, and asking God’s forgiveness.
  • Intercession: Prayer for others who are in need of healing of body, mind and spirit.
  • Petition: Prayer for ourselves.

You are welcome to ask anyone in the congregation to pray with and for you at any time. Here is a brief summary of some ways we nurture prayer at Julian of Norwich.

Prayers of the People during Worship Services

Most worship services include a time to offer prayers. These opportunities are called the “Prayers of the People” or “Intercessions,” which are usually led by members of the congregation. You are invited to write your request in a Prayer Request binder, located near the entrance to the sanctuary, behind the back pew. The binder includes a loose leaf sheet for each Sunday, with spaces under a few headings to enter names or situations that you wish to include in the Prayers of the People. This sheet is provided to the prayer leader who will include your requests in the prayers they offer during the service.

Confidential Prayer by a Prayer Chain

Julian of Norwich has a dedicated group of people who pray in confidence for those who are ill, in distress, or otherwise in need of prayer. If you wish to have prayer for yourself or someone you know, please fill in the Prayer Request form, found in a Prayer Box on the table at the back of the church. Place the completed request back in the box, where it will be retrieved by a member of the Prayer Chain. Alternatively, you may give your request to a member of the clergy, Marg Dumbrille or Gwen Simpson. Please note the date of your request. Prayer for each request will continue for one month, unless otherwise indicated.

Christian Meditation

Every Monday, a group meets in the church sanctuary for Christian meditation from 3 to 4 p.m. These sessions are open to anyone who wishes to spend time in silent prayer, with instructions provided for newcomers. The group is coordinated by Julian of Norwich parishioners, but also includes people from other denominations. During each session, a discussion video by a Christian Meditation leader is followed by a period of silent reflection. The session concludes with questions and discussion. For more information, contact Gayle Ascah (613-226-8161) or Marg Dumbrille (613-225-0806).

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care
Jesus calls all of us to care for and be present to others. Pastoral Care is a ministry of presence, based on faith and prayer, to provide support and love to anyone in need. The role of those involved in Pastoral Care is to be present and available to support people in times of sickness or joy, in sorrow or celebration, in crisis or transition.

Pastoral Care can be provided by anyone with a listening heart who is willing to set their self aside to support anyone who needs a friend or a listening ear. Pastoral Care is a journey shared by two people and the journey is equally significant in the lives of both travellers. A parish Pastoral Care Team, led by the clergy, is dedicated to this ministry and is available to listen, to pray, to share, and to be a friend. The team responds to Christ’s call to minister not only to members of the parish, but also to our neighbours.

At Julian of Norwich, Pastoral Care is carried out by:

The Rev. Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell
Our Pastoral Care Team and other members of the congregation
If you feel any situation or person could be helped by the Pastoral Care Team, please contact the clergy or the Church Office at 613-224-7178..

Pastoral Care Team Activities

The Pastoral Care Team participates in these regular activities:

– Visiting shut-ins
– Visiting residents at the Extendicare Starwood Long Term Care Facility
– Visiting parishioners at hospitals and other facilities
– Helping with a monthly service of Holy Communion at Extendicare Starwood Long Term Care Facility and Park – Place Retirement Residence, Extendicare Medex Long Term Care Facility, and Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Facility
– Assisting with Holy Communion at the Ottawa Civic Hospital

Team members are invited to take a ten-week (2½ hours per week) training course, where they further develop their listening skills, their ability to respond pastorally when a crisis arises, and the importance of maintaining confidentiality. Ongoing training programs offer opportunities for further development in the ministry of care.

The Coordinating Committee meets once a month (except July and August) for mutual support, sharing and learning. If you wish to be part of the Pastoral Care ministry at Julian of Norwich, please contact the clergy.

Ceremonies at Julian of Norwich

Baptism and Confirmation
Holy Baptism is the sign of new life in Christ, a full sacramental initiation into Christ and the Church. Baptismal preparation involves an introductory session with the priest and rehearsal in the church. Services of Holy Baptism take place during Sunday Eucharist; most usually during the celebrations of Pentecost, All Saints, Baptism of the Lord, and Easter.

If you wish to be baptized, or to bring your child for baptism, please contact The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell.

“Confirmation, reception and reaffirmation are various modes of response to baptism. Whether they involve making promises on one’s own behalf, seeking membership within a particular branch of the Church, or reaffirming promises made long ago, each is directly related to the covenant made in baptism.” (BAS 149)

Our Bishop presides at Confirmation services in Christ Church Cathedral each Pentecost Sunday (in late May).

Confirmation preparation courses begin for older teens in September. These are jointly offered with our ecumenical neighbors at Faith Lutheran Church. If you wish to be confirmed, reaffirmed or received into the Anglican Church of Canada, please contact The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell.

Wedding Services
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Julian of Norwich is happy to be part of your wedding. Please contact our church office at least 60 days before your proposed date.

Marriage preparation courses are available through the Diocese of Ottawa.

Funeral Services
“Funerals … belong to the circle of family and friends of the person who has died and, when that circle is Christian, they find an appropriate setting in the larger Christian fellowship.” (BAS 567) May the souls of the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Funeral liturgies at Julian of Norwich may be followed by burial or committal of ashes to their final resting place, such as a niche in the Columbarium of our onsite Chapel of Christ the King. Please consult as early as possible with The Reverend Deacon Elizabeth December-Lovell for funeral planning.

Helpful External Links

Book of Alternative Services

Marriage Preparation Courses

Children’s Formation

The church school offers programming during the 10 a.m. Sunday Family Eucharist service from September through June each year (typically for children from age from 3 to 12 years).

Sunday School provides a safe and welcoming environment for children to explore the meaning and mystery of the Bible and how it relates to their lives. The curriculum is based on Illustrated Children’s Ministry. The weekly lesson plans contain a story and a variety of activities and crafts that the children really enjoy.

Children are also most welcome in the sanctuary (and at least once every six weeks they stay in the sanctuary for the entire worship time). There is an activity table in the sanctuary for children to sit at during the service.

In 2019 we will be exploring new models of Children’s Formation and creating different ways to help our youngest parishioners learn about following a Jesus-centred life.

If you have any questions about children and youth formation please contact Rev. Monique at revmoniquestone@gmail.com
Here is a lovely article that highlights our approach to why children should come to church (and that however they seek to participate is awesome):

Why you Have to Go to Church…
Written by: Laura Kelly Fanucci (Source: http://practicingfamilies.com/2014/04/02/why-do-you-have-to-go-to-church/)

I thought I wasn’t going to have to answer that snarly question for a few more years. But here we are today, already five minutes late and you’re standing at the back door whining in protest, coat clenched in your fist and your stubborn stocking feet kicking the mud-caked boots you refuse to put on so we can scramble into the car.Do you want my answer? Ok. This is why you have to go to church.

It’s good for you to go to church.
Here’s part of what church means: faith, ritual, music, art, and community. Experts agree those are good things for growing kids, healthy like tall glasses of milk and long nights of sleep. But I don’t need an expert to tell me what I see on Sundays. You leafing carefully through the hymnal pages, pointing when you find what we’re singing. You leaning quietly into my side as we listen to the readings. You lunging across the pew to shake hands with everyone at the sign of peace.

You like church. Even when you claim it’s only because of the snacks afterwards.
Here’s another part of what church means: it’s a place where you aren’t in charge. And neither are your parents, the ones who usually get to call the shots. Church is not about you or me. It’s about God. It’s about believing in something bigger than yourself. It’s about the amazing and aggravating people that come together under one big tent. Life, you will find, is also like this. Church is good practice.
So it’s good for you to be there.

It’s good for the rest of the community to see you in church.
To remember that you’re part of the Body of Christ, too, even if you’re the antsy legs that can’t sit still in the pew. Even if you’re the dancing feet that are itching to run up to the choir and clap while they sing. Even if you’re the loud voice that asks WHY WHY WHY a hundred times during the homily.

It’s good for the frazzled mom with lanky teenagers to remember when her kids were that small. It’s good for the gentle grandparents to watch the hard work that they did as parents. It’s good for the single friends to remind us how to see you in a fresh light as your own person. It’s good for the young couple in the back pew to fast-forward a few years and wonder what it might be like to wrangle their own restless kids in the front row.It’s good for all the grown-ups to remember that you belong there, too. That you are beloved and baptized like the rest of us.
So it’s good for the congregation to have you there.

It’s good for our pastors to have you at church.
They see children in a keen way – a bright-eyed, hey-guys, gimme-five way that makes me think the Jesus of slow-down-I’m-just-going-to-play-with-these-kids-for-a-minute would grin, too. You give them hope, and they give you someone tall and important and not-your-parents to look up to. We need more priests like them, and maybe you might be one, so it’s good for you to see each other across the altar on Sundays.
So it’s good for our ministers to have you there.
. . .
It’s good for our family that you go to church.
We only have a few years to set this rhythm before school and sports and schedules for every extracurricular on God’s green earth begin to pull at the fabric that holds our early years together right now. And before all those activities and enrichments and after-schools start to trickle into every gap of free time on weeknight and weekend, I want to be sure we’ve carved out space for what your dad and I think matters most.
Which includes: God, silence, song, beauty, service, community, and the inner life. (See also: church.)

So it’s good for your mother that you go to church. You make it harder to concentrate and easier to remember why I’m there.It’s good for your father that you go to church. You let him show you what it means to be a man who can tear up at aching hymns or fist-pump at zinging sermons.It’s good for your little brother that you go to church. You are his two-sizes-bigger role model, and when you pester me again about when you can be an altar server or when you can start taking communion, he listens, too.
So it’s good for all of us to have you there.

Why do you have to go to church, oh sharp-eyed, stubborn-cheeked, wild-haired four-year-old of my heart?Because? Because you have to? Because I said so? Because that’s just what we do?
No.

Because you are church, too. Because you are asking questions and growing into answers and challenging the status quo and making me wonder about God.
And you deserve a place that is safe and warm and welcoming for your big, hard, important questions. A place where we will sing and pray and laugh and think and thank together. A place where we remember, again and always, what we are to do and who we are to be. A place like our church.
And we are now ten minutes late. So let’s go. Shall we?

 

 

 

Faith and Fellowship

There are a variety of ways for you to explore and expand your faith journey at Julian of Norwich. We consider all of our ministry and social justice actions a way to follow your call as a Christian and as such one key way to strengthen your faith journey is to consider volunteering in the many outreach activities we do (like volunteering at our Nearly New Shop, supporting our fellowship times after church on Sundays, attend Dinner Church, and more!)

In addition we run a variety of formation opportunities:

Advent & Lent Programs are promoted through our E-News 

Christian Meditation: Every Monday, a group meets in the church sanctuary for Christian meditation from 3pm – 4pm.
These sessions are open to anyone who wishes to spend time in silent prayer, with instructions provided for newcomers. The group is coordinated by Julian of Norwich parishioners, but also includes people from other denominations.
During each session, a discussion video by a Christian Meditation leader is followed by a period of silent reflection. The session concludes with questions and discussion.
For more information, contact Gayle Ascah (613-226-8161) or Marg Dumbrille (613-225-0806).

Bible Curiosi-Tea: On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Fridays of the month a small group meets to have tea and discuss the upcoming Sunday Gospel Reading.

Volunteer in Worship

The worship of God is the work of the people of God.

We have a variety of ways to meaningfully participate in the worship life of our church and everyone is welcome to join us in our celebration of the Lord.

Please speak with the clergy, or unless otherwise noted, contact the church office at 613-224-7178, if you wish to volunteer for any of the following worship activities.

ALTAR GUILD

The Altar Guild looks after supplies and linen for worship services, and prepares the vessels for midweek and Sunday services.

CHOIR AND MUSIC

The choir sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday Service, on special occasions, and during weddings and funerals held in the main sanctuary. The choir is accompanied by organ/piano, guitars and other instruments. Choir practice starts at 9 a.m. on Sunday, or one hour before each special event. Contact our music director, Maté Baker

Intercessors lead the Prayers of the People at Sunday services. Contact Paul Dumbrille

LAY ASSISTANTS

Lay Assistants assist in administering the bread and wine at Holy Communion. Contact the clergy.

LAY READERS

Lay readers read the Scriptures at Sunday services. Contact Paul Dumbrille

SERVERS

Servers assist the clergy in preparing and cleaning the altar before and after Holy Communion during Sunday services: Contact the clergy.

SERVICE ASSISTANTS

Service Assistants welcome worshippers and help at the 10 a.m. Sunday service.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School teachers and nursery helpers accompany the children to their rooms during the first half of the Sunday 10 a.m. service.

Volunteer Outreach

One of the vital signs of a healthy church is the significant presence of ministries that reach out to the surrounding community.

“The church which lives to itself, dies to itself.” – (William Temple)

We hope to share our faith by word and example, providing personal witness and corporate social action. We are called to find ways to serve the lost, hungry, homeless, broken-hearted, and marginalized people who need help in our community, in our country, and in other parts of the world.

The Julian of Norwich Neighbourhood Ministry coordinates volunteer outreach ideas and actions for our parish community. We strive to provide opportunities for parishioners, and others who wish to participate with us, to hear God’s call to reach out beyond the parish to help others. We seek to provide a balance among the many needs and look for ways to significantly improve the material and spiritual well-being of those in need. The group always welcomes new ideas and new people.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

JOIN IN ANY ACTIVITY BY:

– Speaking to someone at any activity
– Completing the form on the Welcoming Table at the back of the church
– Indicating on a Visitor’s Envelope found hanging on a hook in the pews
– Calling the church office for information, or to indicate that you would like to participate

HELPING MATERIALLY

– Contribute to the PWRDFPrimates World Relief and Development Fund
You may specify PWRDF on a church donation envelope.
Visit their secure website for more information.

– Bring clothing and other articles (toiletries) to church to be given to the Nearly New Shop or taken to Ottawa drop-in centres.

– Volunteer to help in the Nearly New Shop and Book Nook.

– Support the Diocesan Community MinistriesThe Well, Centre 454, Cornerstone Housing for Women
St. Luke's Table, Ottawa Pastoral Counseling Centre
For more information, visit the secure
Diocesan Community Ministries Web Page

– Help provide snacks and drinks for students at the twice yearly “Pause Table” during exam time at Algonquin CollegeThe Spiritual Centre at Algonquin College exists to provide a collaborative environment of positive spiritual and religious engagement, diversity, and respect.
Visit their website to learn more about the Spiritual Centre
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– Volunteer to help the L’Arche communityL'Arche is an international federation of faith-based communities, creating homes and day programs with people who have developmental disabilities.
Visit their secure website for more information.
community

– Join with others in walking the neighborhood in the Christmas season to sing carols and collect food donations
– Volunteer to help at a local drop-in centre
– Support Ottawa Centre Refugee Action (OCRA)This is a grassroots group of volunteers that helps refugees settle in Ottawa.
Learn how you can help refugees to settle in Ottawa.
Visit their website for more information.
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– Contribute food, gifts, or your time for the Centre 454 Christmas dinners or dinners at other community ministries.
– Make special donations to Outreach using the special Lent Envelopes or normal donation envelopes.
– Support the Carlington Community ChaplaincyThe Carlington Community Chaplaincy is a ministry of presence, rooted in the Gospel, fostering a safe, supportive and empowering environment for everyone in our diverse community.
Visit their website for more information.
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– Volunteer to help at The Door Youth Centre Ottawa, or contribute food or other items

HELPING SPIRITUALLY

– Invite someone to join you in a worship service.
– Be a friend to a lonely person.
– Invite someone to come with you to a Christian education event or a Bible Study with you.
– Don’t be shy in telling friends and neighbors that you are a Christian and the church you attend.
– Look for opportunities to reach out and help shut-ins or disabled people in your neighborhood.
– Pray freely for anyone who might need God’s help.

The Nearly New Shop & Book Nook

Are you looking for a local charity where you can donate used articles?

We operate a used clothing shop and book store at our church.

The shop provides a low-cost option to families to shop and the money raised is used to support the church’s many activities.

Items can be dropped off inside the church’s main entrance at 7 Rossland Avenue any weekday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m; We also accept donations of books, toys and small household items.  Please consider us when you want to make a donation of used or new items.

On Tuesday mornings, we have a crew who sorts through donations, cleans, and irons items which are then placed in the shop for sale. The Nearly New Shop is open every Thursday and Friday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. If you would like to volunteer to help on Tuesday mornings, call the parish office at 613-224-7178.

Even if you don’t choose to shop at our location, don’t forget that we also have an annual Christmas Bazaar in November and a large garage sale in May.

Book Nook
We have a lovely little book shop called the, Book Nook”. We offer a wide variety of hardcover and paperback books at prices “way” below other used books stores in the city. You can browse through childrens’ books, how-to’s, fiction and non fiction. We have CD’s, VHS tapes, DVD’s. Drop by any Thursday or Friday afternoon between 1:00 and 3:30, we’re sure you’ll find some great reading material. When you’re done with your books you can always donate them back; Re-use, Reduce, Re-cycle!

Administration at Julian of Norwich

Below is a list of the many Ministries at Julian of Norwich.  If you are interested in, or have questions about any of these areas or would like to get involved, call the church office at 613-224-7178.

Corporation
Parish Council
Columbarium Committee
Communications Group
Education and Formation
Finance
Future Directions Working Group
Office Administrator
Outreach Committee
Pastoral Care Committee
Property Management
Social and Fundraisers
Transition Committee
Welcoming and Hospitality
Worship Advisory Committee

Building Julian ⤵ (a PDF Download)

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church, with support of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa are currently discerning a call to transform our property to create a new sanctuary space for the congregation and to maximize the property to benefit the quality of life of residents in the surrounding community. Update information will be found here but the project itself is complex and thus it may be incomplete and/or change quickly. If you have any questions please contact the Reverend Monique Stone for more information.

Latest Documentation – *** External PDF Download ⤵ ***

Development Update June 2019

Our Contact Information

Mailing Address: 8 Withrow Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2G-2H6

Main Entrance: 7 Rossland Avenue (at Merivale Road) Avenue

Locate us on the Map

 

Phone: 613-224-7178

Fax: 613-224-9710

 

Office Hours:

September to June Monday to Friday  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July & August Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Email: julianofnorwichottawa@gmail.com

 


 

Parking

Free parking is available in the parking lot near the main church entrance, at 7 Rossland Avenue and two handicap spots at the 9 Rossland entrance.

On-street parking is permitted according to the posted signs.

Additional free parking is located on the opposite side of Rossland Avenue, at Elizabeth Wyn Wood Secondary Alternate School.


 

Accessibility

Julian of Norwich Anglican Church is fully wheelchair accessible, via the main church entrance (7 Rossland Avenue), as well as via the hall entrance (located east of the main church entrance).

Audio headsets are available to assist the hearing impaired at every service. Our greeters can provide you with a headset and instructions. Alternatively, you can pick one up from the small table behind the last pew on the right side of the main sanctuary.


Map

Monthly Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
5
6
Christian Eucharist 8:00 am
Christian Eucharist
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Christian Eucharist
 
Family Eucharist 10:00 am
Family Eucharist
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family Eucharist
Our 10 a.m. Eucharist usually ends around 11:30, then we gather in the main hall for coffee, snacks and fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend.
New Star (Sun) 1:30 pm
New Star (Sun)
Oct 6 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Days of His Power (Sun) 4:00 pm
Days of His Power (Sun)
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Discussion Group (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Discussion Group (Sunday)
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
12
13
Christian Eucharist 8:00 am
Christian Eucharist
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Christian Eucharist
 
Family Eucharist 10:00 am
Family Eucharist
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family Eucharist
Our 10 a.m. Eucharist usually ends around 11:30, then we gather in the main hall for coffee, snacks and fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend.
New Star (Sun) 1:30 pm
New Star (Sun)
Oct 13 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Days of His Power (Sun) 4:00 pm
Days of His Power (Sun)
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Discussion Group (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Discussion Group (Sunday)
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
14
MacKay Funeral 1:30 pm
MacKay Funeral
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Reception to follow in the church hall.
Christian Meditation 3:00 pm
Christian Meditation
Oct 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Discussion Group (Monday) 7:30 pm
Discussion Group (Monday)
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 
18
Community Cooperative Pre School 8:30 am
Community Cooperative Pre School
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Cooking for One 1:00 pm
Cooking for One
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
There is a $10.00 fee for supplies. Meet in church kitchen.
NSCT Performance 1 3:00 pm
NSCT Performance 1
Oct 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Performance begins at 7:00 p.m.
Days of His Power (Fri) 6:00 pm
Days of His Power (Fri)
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
20
Christian Eucharist 8:00 am
Christian Eucharist
Oct 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Christian Eucharist
 
Family Eucharist 10:00 am
Family Eucharist
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family Eucharist
Our 10 a.m. Eucharist usually ends around 11:30, then we gather in the main hall for coffee, snacks and fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend.
New Star (Sun) 1:30 pm
New Star (Sun)
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Youth Internship Program 1:30 pm
Youth Internship Program
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
 
Journeying as Allies Book discussion 2:00 pm
Journeying as Allies Book discussion
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Here is the Schedule for the Journeying as Allies Book Study along with the titles of the books we will be reading October 20 – Case of Windy Lake (Cree) January 26 – The Break[...]
NSCT Cast Party 2:00 pm
NSCT Cast Party
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Days of His Power (Sun) 4:00 pm
Days of His Power (Sun)
Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Discussion Group (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Discussion Group (Sunday)
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 
27
Christian Eucharist 8:00 am
Christian Eucharist
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Christian Eucharist
 
Family Eucharist 10:00 am
Family Eucharist
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Family Eucharist
Our 10 a.m. Eucharist usually ends around 11:30, then we gather in the main hall for coffee, snacks and fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend.
New Star (Sun) 1:30 pm
New Star (Sun)
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
 
Days of His Power (Sun) 4:00 pm
Days of His Power (Sun)
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
 
Discussion Group (Sunday) 6:00 pm
Discussion Group (Sunday)
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
 

News in a Nutshell

Every week, we publish the Julian of Norwich “News in a Nutshell” bulletin to feature upcoming events,
inspirational thoughts and important news items.
This is posted on the website and is handed out in paper form during the Sunday services.
There is also a link to the latest version in the Julian Community News.

Read the latest Nutshell

Previous issues are available in the Archives
 
Please submit any item you wish to include in the newsletter, to Sue, before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, at: julianofnorwichottawa@gmail.com
 

Neighbourhood Ministries

About L'Arche

L'Arche is an international federation of faith-based communities, creating homes and day programs with people who have developmental disabilities.

The first community was founded by Jean Vanier in Trosly, France in 1964. Now there are 150 L’Arche Communities in the world.

The L'Arche (Ottawa) Senior's Club is a social club that offers supports and activities to seniors with developmental disabilities, so they can continue to be active contributing citizens while aging with dignity and grace.

The small size of the group allows for more integration with other seniors without developmental disabilities. Many of our activities involve integration with other seniors in the Ottawa area both by joining them and by inviting them in.


About Centre 454

Centre 454 is one of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa’s Community Ministries. Centre 454 is a day program serving people who are precariously housed or homeless in the Ottawa area. They are committed to serving those who require assistance in the form of support services, social recreation, and essential needs:

  • social supports such as hospitality, daily activities, group activities, and special events
  • practical supports including laundry and shower facilities, telephone and mailbox services, and essential clothing
  • counselling support to individuals and groups
  • help in navigating the application process for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • spiritual support including weekly prayer services, special services, and annual memorial service a place located next to Julian of Norwich.


About Nelson House

Nelson House exists to provide safety for women and children who are being abused and to work with other groups and individuals toward ending violence against all women.


About Cornerstone Housing for Women

Cornerstone is here for the almost 1,000 women who are homeless or are at risk of being homeless in our nation’s capital, each and every year.

These women find themselves in the most vulnerable and dangerous situations, for any number of reasons.

Because seniors are especially vulnerable on the streets, 20 apartments at 314 Booth are dedicated to seniors. They can receive on-site healthcare through Ottawa Inner City Health, so pain and other symptoms can be properly managed and they can live with dignity and comfort, no matter what health issues they face.

314 Booth has been designed for full accessibility. It includes accessible parking, a wheelchair ramp and push button entry, elevator to access all floors, and accessible washroom and shower facilities.


About Refuge N.O.W.

Refuge NOW is an ecumenical group of west-end Christian churches, originally created to respond to the influx of Vietnamese boat people. It has continued in that tradition by sponsoring refugees from many countries around the world. Supporting parishes include: Christ Church, Bells Corners, Bells Corners United, St. Stephen’s Anglican, and Knox United, as well as Julian of Norwich who have supported refugee families coming to Canada in 2017 and 2018.


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