In January, 1979. we celebrated our first worship service. In March 1988, we broke ground for our current building, and on Christmas Eve 1988, we had our first service in the building we are happy to call Orleans United Church. The Orleans United family has been a big part of the Orleans community, growing with it, enjoying it, sharing the good. We started 2019 being led in worship by one of the founders; once a month we have a member sharing his/her memories with how their family came here and settled; every week, we have photos displayed of our past; our family members are many and have been part of a dynamic community, such as the military, the RCMP, and others whose lives have been grounded here. All are welcome!
On January 11, 1980, our Second Anniversary service was televised on the CBC program “Meeting Place.”
On September 18, 1983, a parade of OUC children and adults, led by a piper, paraded to our site for a dedication of the land.
The Tower was never meant to be a bell tower but was designed to hold a suspended cross inside it.
The congregation voted on its sixth birthday to build a church building.
OUC shared worship space the Anglican church at Cairine Wilson before moving to Garneau High School.