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Please join us Oct 18-20 in Canmore.
A block of rooms has been secured at the Pocaterra in Canmore. 
The Theme of the retreat is "A Breathe of Fresh Air, Spiritual Rejuvenation" and will be led by our own Sheri Bolitho. The activities will include group work, thoughtful conversation, meditative mild physical activity and art exploration, as well as time to explore the beauty and nature that Canmore provides.  
 
Any questions contact Sheri or Rhonda. 
Sign up in the Narthex. Spots are limited.
COST (based on double occupancy): 
2 night stay $ 250.00 all programming, 1 breakfast and lunch included. 
Will need to pay for dinners out of pocket
1 night stay $150.00  all programming, 1 breakfast and lunch included. 
Will need to pay for dinner out of pocket
WOODCLIFF DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
If you are a caregiver for someone suffering memory loss and need a safe, confidential circle to share your experiences and obtain information, our support group is for you.  We meet on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Woodcliff United Church. Open to all, no charge, no registration required.
For more information, please contact the church office. Next gathering is August 6, 2019 .

WOODCLIFF PRAYER CHAIN
To have names placed on the confidential Prayer Chain List please contact the prayer chain at wucprayerchain@gmail.com or 403-246-9384. 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Pick up a request form at the Church to arrange for a prayer shawl presentation.

CARD MINISTRY
Contact the church office to help us acknowledge the life situations of our congregants.
 

A LIFE OF ACTIVISM

Our gifts for Mission & Service support work with advocacy organizations like the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.

Setsuko Thurlow, a long-time United Church member, who is also a survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, received the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on behalf of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). When the atomic bomb hit on August 6, 1945, killing more than 140,000 people, Setsuko was a mobilized student for the war effort at the army headquarters approximately 1.8 kilometres from the hypocentre. Eight of her family members and 351 of her schoolmates and teachers died in the attack.

“As a 13-year-old schoolgirl, I witnessed my city of Hiroshima blinded by the flash, flattened by the hurricane-like blast, burned in 4,000-degree Celsius heat, and contaminated by the radiation of one atomic bomb,” she said in 2014.

After moving to Canada, Setsuko and her husband were active in various peace and disarmament organizations. In 1974, she established Hiroshima-Nagasaki Relived, a group that reminds people of the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki through photos and stories. She has travelled to dozens of countries to share her story of survival and alert people to the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to all humanity.

Setsuko says, “hibakusha (survivors of the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki) are convinced that no human being should ever have to repeat our experience of the inhumane, immoral, and cruel atomic bombing.”

If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.

For more Minutes for Mission resources, see our photo collection and video playlist.

PLOUGHSHARES CALGARY SOCIETY
Join us at the Calgary Olympic Plaza on Saturday, August 3rd at 8:00 pm to experience the breathtaking beauty of lanterns floating on the Olympic Plaza Pool as we remember the 226,000 lives lost in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Let’s take a stand for peace on this night.

CALGARY WEST CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Westgate Community Hall 4943 – 8 Ave. SW
It’s a tea party – if you like, wear summer garden party clothes.
See outer and “inner” of turn of century theatre costumes.
Inspiration speaker – Stephanie Schmidt from Edmonton.
$8 for bottomless coffee and brunch - Info Call Lois Tetley 403 249 3994
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NEED AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE BULLETIN, MESSENGER OR POWERPOINT? email the office at 
office@woodcliffunited.com

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woodcliffkids@gmail.com
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Find more information about the wider Church at:
Chinook Winds Region: https://albertanorthwestconference.ca/
Alberta & Northwest Conference: www.anwconf.com
The United Church of Canada: www.united-church.ca
Wondercafe2 http://wondercafe2.ca/index.php

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