Trinity United Church of Ottawa
1099 Maitland Ave

Ottawa, ON  K2C 2B8


Caring & Connecting 

Visiting Care Team

Trinity’s Visiting Care Team consists of our Minister and a team of volunteers who are dedicated to providing care and support to our congregation during losses, depression, life changes and other difficult times.


Visiting Care Services include:

  • Regularly visiting and phoning those who are homebound or ill

  • Visiting patients at local hospitals

  • Assisting with funeral receptions at Trinity

  • Assisting with our annual Time of Remembrance Service

  • Mailing cards to ill and/or bereaved families

Affirming and PRIDE Group

Led by congregation members as an off-shoot of Visiting Care, “Trinity Pride” holds activities related to Trinity being an Affirming Community.

Some examples include:

  • A celebratory Pride Potluck (a Sunday School initiative) featuring rainbow coloured foods, along with poetry written by a Sunday School student, crafts, celebration and games focusing on discovering affirming facts.

  • Participating in Ottawa’s annual PRIDE march for which one of the students created a beautiful banner for the day.

  • Participating in the Bowl-a-thon in support of Camp Ten Oaks for LGBTQ+ kids.

Men's Breakfast

Gathers to discuss scripture and life and share a great meal once a month.  This is held on the second Thursday of the Month at 8am at Summerhay's.  Join Us!

Wednesday Meditation Group

Trinity’s Wednesday evening meditation group meets at 7:00 pm for an hour of practice and support to those developing a regular meditation practice. The group has it’s roots in both Christian contemplative prayer, and Buddhist practices of compassionate awareness and mindfulness. Everyone is welcome! If interested, contact Robert Taylor through 

Outreach & Justice 

At Trinity, we express our passions for justice, our concern for the environment and our callings to spread compassion in many ways. We can each find support for expressing our personal giving spirit in one of many groups: Trinity Outreach Committee, Trinity Justice Committee, Trinity Green Team, Trinity Jubilee Foundation and the United Church Mission & Service Fund, as well as many spontaneous individual and Council initiatives.

Trinity Outreach Committee (TOC)

The Trinity Outreach Committee supports the Caldwell Food Bank with monthly financial donations and regular food drives. 


The Outreach Committee also delivers personalized Caring and Sharing Gift Hampers to families and Christmas time. 


Ottawa kids who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity can often be provided sponships for summer camp experiences through the Outreach Committee. 


TOC also partners with local organizations, continually delivering practical items from our homes to those who are homeless or less privileged.


Trinity Justice Committee (TJC)

The Trinity Justice Committee (TJC) has a mandate to look at social justice issues from a Christian perspective, raise awareness of the most pressing issues, and provide opportunities for the congregation to take action. 


Trinity Green Team

Trinity has been a ‘green church’ for decades – taking action to make our church as energy efficient as possible and encouraging the congregation to follow suit.

With the recent installation of the last of our five heat pumps, we are the first United Church in Ottawa proper to have converted to heat pumps. AND, we have achieved a major goal - our heating system is now totally off fossil fuels! ZERO GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS!

With help from the United Church Faithful Footprints program, we have also reduced our energy usage by installing LED lights throughout the church, adding insulation and replacing our old refrigerators.

Other grants and donations helped with the above decarbonizing as well as replacing a gas water heater with an electric one. Please see our separate fundraising poster here.

We hope to complete the highest level of certification under the Greening Sacred Spaces Certification program in the near future.

Turtle Island Discussion Group

The Turtle Island Discussion Group meets throughout the year to compassionately learn about the lives and history of our indigenous brothers and sisters. The goal of this group is to foster better understanding of, and connection with, our indigenous peoples in order to continue to move towards reconciliation. The name of the group was inspired by the traditional story of Turtle Island. For some Indigenous peoples, Turtle Island refers to the continent of North America. 



Trinity Jubilee Foundation

An independent organization founded at Trinity in the biblical Jubilee year of 2001, TJF channels our excess wealth to those in critical need, through sponsored projects around the world, matched by government funding. Visit TJF’s website.


Mission and Service Fund

Trinity United consistently ranks highest in our Presbytery for per household donations to the Mission & Service Fund of the United Church of Canada.