COVID-19 Update on Services at St. James United Church

The Osgoode-Kars United Church will open its doors once again, worshipping in the Osgoode church, starting on Sunday, March 27th. Please come out and meet our supply minister Rev. Karen Boivin -- she is wonderful. We will be opening up as we were prior to Covid measures. Please email any questions you may have to one of the board members. Worship services  will be held virtually until then. Connection details will be mailed out.


To help with slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to ensure the health and well-being of our members, families and wider community we have decided to suspend all non worship activities related to the church for the foreseeable future.


This is a difficult and challenging time for all of us, but we will get through it individually and collectively as we care for one another and our wider community.


God bless you and keep you.

Christmas Eve Services


The Church is looking festive and sits in anticipation of our filling it with our praises, prayer and song at our 6 pm Family and 8 pm Regular Christmas Eve Services, both in Osgoode with Communion and candle lighting.  The bulletin for the family service is here and for the regular service is here.


Hopefully the anticipated bad weather will be over by then.  Just in case, however, Plan B is to determine by 2 pm Saturday if we should move solely to Zoom. If that is the case, a message will be put on the Church phone and an email will be sent to this list.  We will Zoom at 6 & 8 pm but the service at both will be the one planned for 8 pm. If you do not receive an email and the phone message is not changed then we are going ahead with the in person services plus Zoom.  Let's us pray that we will be able to be together in person this Christmas Eve.


Another wonderful opportunity to be together is the Light Breakfast Service led by the Worship Committee on New Years Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 10:00 am in Osgoode.

St. James Annual Meeting

The St. James Annual Meeting is coming up.  February 9: Joint Worship at St. James (11 a.m.) with St. James Annual Meeting to follow in the church hall.

Meet Our Minister

We welcome Rev. Dr. Karen Boivin to the virtual pulpit as an interim minister.

Karen grew up in a military family moving across Canada, and returning every summer to her parent’s  rural roots in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. Her family settled in Ottawa where Karen completed a Bachelor of Business Admin degree at Ottawa U. and worked in accounting where she met her husband John. In her early thirties Karen had a spiritual experience that set off a long fifteen year journey towards ministry while she focused on raising their two children. She became a licensed lay worship leader and then a student minister serving at Orleans, Southminister, Carp/Dunrobin and Tottenham/Rich Hill Pastoral Charges. She was ordained in 2007 after completing her Masters of Divinity at Queens. She served in Maxville/Apple Hill, Carp/Dunrobin, Ashton/Munster and City View Pastoral Charges.  Hoping to encourage more people to share their spiritual experiences, Karen also completed a Doctor of Ministry in Reformed Spirituality at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Karen retired two years ago and has been enjoying many of the blessings of life by camping, playing Celtic fiddle music, sewing and researching her ancestors.



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