Greetings to one and all. My name is Ed Gratton, and I am the minister
of South Gloucester United Church in Ottawa. I have been a United Church
Minister for 26 years, and South Gloucester is the fourth congregation
that I have the privilege of serving. I am very happy to be serving in
ministry with the people of this church. They are a delightful, informal,
and welcoming group of people who know that God has things for them to do
in this community, and together, with the grace of God we will discern
what that is and, in the famous words of Captain Jean-Luc Picard – make it so.
I have been married to my wife Kim for a wonderful 29 years. For our 30th
Anniversary, we are planning a trip to Vienna, Austria. We are both fans
of the musical the Sound of Music, and we look forward to going to the
country the film is based upon. Kim is the highly capable, hard-working
and efficient office administrator at Orleans United, and a very dedicated
We are blessed with two children, Joey, who works in concessions at the TD
place in Ottawa, and Katie, who has just completed her first year of a BA
Honours Program, specializing in Music, at Ottawa University.
I would like to take the time to invite each and every one of you to come
to our worship service on Sunday mornings at 9am, and to come to any of
our upcoming events that you see on this website. I would also invite you
to contact me through this website, or at this email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is any way I can be at your service, it
would be a privilege for me to do so.
Take care and God bless.
South Gloucester United.