Think spring! The 17th Ottawa Southminster Scout Group's Annual Garden Supply Sale is now on. Boys and girls of all ages from our community participate in Scouting, supported by many adult volunteers. By ordering from us you make it possible to deliver challenging youth programs and to go on adventures!
As one of twenty three longtime member churches of the Centretown Churches Social Action Committee, Southminster United Church provides ongoing donations of food and money to the Centretown Emergency Food Centre.
If you attend the Wednesday noon concerts at Southminster, please bring along an item of food to place in the collection boxes for the Food Centre. Each month some 900 individuals, including many families with children, benefit from a 3-day supply of food from the Centre. The volunteers who staff the Food Centre would suggest any item on the following list: canned tuna, salmon, meat and stews, canned vegetables, canned soups, canned beans, cereals, dry pasta, pasta sauce, or Kraft dinner.
Spread the word about Pregnancy and Infant Loss resources in Ottawa and Gatineau
For many women, the excitement over a positive pregnancy test doesn’t lead to that picture perfect moment of mom and baby cuddling and, in fact, an estimated one in four women will experience miscarriage or pregnancy loss in her lifetime.
“Most people know someone who has lost a baby, but they never hear that story until they have a miscarriage or a stillbirth themselves. So when it happens to you, you are completely unprepared for the possibility,” says bereaved parent Margaret Sambol. “I felt alone and I had no idea where to even look for resources or support.”
Cameron Avenue east of Bank Street came alive with the sound of bagpipes this past Friday evening. A wine pairing fundraising event was hosted by Linda Hancock (OSCA Past President) and her husband, Mazen Soubra. About 60 guests were piped in by members of the Ottawa Caledonian Pipes & Drums group. The bagpipes were a fitting tribute to Robertson House, Linda & Mazen’s home, which is 130 years old this year. Robertson House is one of the heritage designated buildings in Old Ottawa South.