This Is Your Church

Temple Israel congregation celebrating 50th anniversary year

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

By Louise Rachlis Temple Israel is Ottawa’s only Reform Jewish congregation. Reform Judaism, also known as Liberal Judaism or Progressive Judaism, is a major Jewish denomination which emphasizes the evolving nature of the religion. It started in the 1800s in Germany, and experienced significant growth and evolution here in North America. Reform Judaism encourages the
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St. Paul’s United Church in Richmond

May 12th, 2017 | By

By Rev. Carla Van Delen Each week in our worship bulletin you will find these words: “All are welcome here. Regardless of your past, your present or your future, if you are seeking community and desiring to learn and walk the Way of Jesus, you are welcome here. Let us journey together.” St. Paul’s United
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St. Andrew’s United Church

Oct 14th, 2016 | By

By Margie Argue The picturesque village of Pakenham is blessed with many wonderful landmarks.  No doubt the most memorable is  the five-span stone bridge.  However, approaching the village from the south on County Road 29, your eye will be drawn to the impressive St. Andrew’s United Church.  Standing watch at this corner since 1897, St.
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Saint Patrick Basilica – a mission in the heart of the city

Sep 12th, 2016 | By

By Msgr. Kevin Beach, Rector While principally ministering to the Roman Catholic community of Ottawa, Saint Patrick Basilica – affectionately known as Saint Pat’s – has been, for more than 150 years, a haven of peace for all living and working in  Centretown Ottawa.  The Basilica is home to a fully functioning Catholic parish where
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The Bridge – dream becomes reality

Jul 7th, 2016 | By

This month Y@H introduces a new feature. There are hundreds of churches within the Nation’s Capital, and spilling out into the Ottawa and Seaway Valleys, and we believe that each has a story to tell. It may be a story of someone within the church community, a program or service that is unique, or how
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