In a world of 24-hour news coverage and instant communication, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious about the events that unfold before us. Sound bites about the impending doom and gloom about climate change are a constant reminder that we live in a precarious world. I peer out the window and ponder.
Kids Yoga ~ Spirituality with a Twist ~ Everything I wished I’d learned when I was a young girl
A few of the things included in this 12 week program for girls ages 10-13:
At the recent March 23, 2019 premiere screening of Who Needs Church? the pews at Southminster were full, and a great discussion ensued during the Q&A about the future of church in our community. Southminster United Church’s development experience, and an uncertain future ahead of other churches in Old Ottawa South and across the country meant that church-goers and non-church-goers alike had thoughts about how church might remain a part of our community.
Ottawa Grassroots will deliver a tapestry of iconic folk, Indigenous beats, and Franco-Ontarian soundscapes with a full roster of performers and workshops by a beautiful spectrum of established and emerging artists. The festival returns to the acoustically rich venue of Southminster United Church, April 25-28, 2019 in Old Ottawa South.
Naomi Noah is a smart, charismatic Maasai girl who has just started Form One at Lekule Girls’ Secondary School in Northern Tanzania. Naomi’s mom is a single parent living with her seven children in a traditional Maasai home. She never had a chance to go to school, nor did Naomi’s three sisters. But Naomi’s world is opening up for her. TEMBO Canada, a small Ottawa organization, is sponsoring her to go to school.
Is the church a necessary part of our modern lives and community? That is the question local filmmaker Danielle Rolfe explores in the new documentary film Who Needs Church? which will premiere on March 23, 2019 at Southminster United Church.
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) is pleased to confirm that multi-award winning Franco-Ontarian artist, Dayv Poulin (Le Paysagiste), will headline the opening night (April 25) at the festival in Old Ottawa South. The event will take place April 25-28, 2019 at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa.
For 15 years Amnesty International Write for Rights has given people hope in their darkest moments. Last year participants at Southminster sent 142 letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience around the world. Come join friends and neighbours at the Write for Rights event at Southminster United Church on Sunday afternoon, December 9th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Vitamin V for a healthier life and community
You cannot buy this vitamin at any drug or health food store. The "V" in this supplement refers to volunteering. It is readily available everywhere and the cost is donated time not dollars. Even better, it can improve your health and strengthen communities.