Congregation

We are a friendly, caring, family-oriented congregation in a newer church building situated in the heart of Barrhaven – a young and growing community located in the southern part of the City of Ottawa (old Nepean).

Location

The church is part of a unique church/non-profit housing complex known as Steepleview Crossing. Come join us for Sunday services at 10:00am, followed by a time of fellowship with coffee or tea and conversation.

Barrhaven United Church History

Barrhaven United Church [BUC] is a young and growing congregation of approximately 330 singles and families.

The church owns the five acre parcel of land on the north east side of Jockvale Road, at the rail line and at the end of Dolan Drive.

Part of the site is leased to Barrhaven Non-Profit Housing Inc. [BNPHI]

From the beginning, the church planned mixed use development of the site to include both a church building and housing. The housing on site represents 41 units for singles, couples and families of all ages. The development also serves the physically challenged, with some units being wheelchair accessible, and some environmentally sensitive.

The March of Dimes has been involved and is sponsoring attendant care for some residents. The units are managed by BNPHI. and although at arms length to BUC, it is associated with the church through its Board of Directors. Although there is no financial link between the housing and the church, the Housing community offers a unique opportunity for members of BUC to participate in community outreach close to home.

Construction of our church began in the Fall of 1992 and we moved in just after Easter ’93. The structure includes a sanctuary, a hall with adjacent kitchen, an administration area with offices and downstairs Sunday School / meeting rooms and a Nursery. The Genesis Wing is now part of the structure and is joined by a covered breezeway.