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It stared with a small lesson - teaching children that kindness is like a ripple in the water; if we each do something small it makes a big impact....Then we started looking at the small things we could do to make another smile! On June 9th, after church, we will gather together, as many as are able, and go into the community with our ideas on how to spread kindness. We're calling this event AmazinGrace. The hope with the AmazinGrace event is to get people together as a church community and perform small random acts of kindness in our larger Calgary community. Woodcliff is a community with big compassionate hearts and this is a chance for us to spend time doing what we love in the community. Our hope is that we will be able to gather at least 10 people after church to work as a team to do good. The acts of kindness we perform do not require physical strength or stamina, nor do they have a 'too old/too young' label. We have not met our minimum participants yet and would love if you would consider being a part of this initiative. Please sign up in the Narthex to be a part of the day - you must sign up in advance so we can be ready. Thank you. Your ripple makes a difference.

Sheri
Thank you to the Women of Woodcliff for hosting another wonderful Strawberry Social. It was a wonderful and delicious afternoon. 
Needles and Pins is putting together Afghans for the Sherriff King. We are looking for 8"x8" knot squares. We hope to have several afghans to present to the Sheriff King in June. Please pick up yarn from Rhonda Dietzler or Mary Ann Christie. Finished squares can be dropped off with them as well or at the church office by the end of May.

21st FAIRY TALES QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

If you are interested in attending, carpooling from the WUC Parking lot will take place tonight at 6:20pm, Saturday the 25th at 4:20pm, and again on Sunday the 26th at 6:20pm.  Saturday evening's selection ('The Garden Left Behind') is rated PG14.

Wednesday May 29 is Social Justice Night at the Film Fest. Carpooling from WUC will happen at 6:20pm.

Tickets can be obtained at the door, if we are 15 minutes early, and cost $10 for seniors or $15 adults.

For the full schedule and more information check out the link below.

www.calgaryqueerartssociety.com/fairy-tales

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 June 4, 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.

HEALING MINISTRY
The Healing Pathway Ministry team is available to give healing sessions upon request. To experience relaxation, and receive the gift of healing hands, please contact the church office at 403-249-3121.
STAFF RECOGNITION
The Ministry and Personnel Committee is requesting Woodcliff members to make contributions to an “employee gift bank”.
Donated gifts  will be presented to individual staff members, by their M&P Liaison, in recognition of their service to our faith community.
Examples could include: gift cards, Stampeders tickets, works of art, chocolate, a plant etc.
If you’d like more information or can support this request, please contact Brian Plesuk plesuk@shaw.ca or 403 242-8263.

A PLACE OF WORSHIP, A PLACE OF HOPE 

Our gifts for Mission & Service support displaced people in Canada. Dr. Kathy Yamashita reflects on what it means to be a Japanese Canadian in light of the Japanese Canadian internment camps during World War II, and the support of Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada that works with the small Japanese United Church to grow into the multicultural church it is today.

“The relocation camps were in the interior of British Columbia and in southern Alberta, where those in the camps did hard labour sugar beet farming. During this time, The United Church of Canada supported Japanese people through the The Board of Home Missions program. We had missionaries who helped us with high school education, as the province only provided elementary education in the relocation camps. They helped us to remain as a Christian community that supported each other through those difficult times.

“After the war, those who were of the Japanese congregation in southern Alberta continued to worship together and eventually purchased an old hall in Lethbridge, Alberta. As time went on, the Japanese United Church was less dependent on the Japanese language, and thankfully, with support from Mission & Service, it has grown into a multicultural United Church. We worship in English. We are now financially stable and value Mission & Service, remembering the help we received in the past. Through reading Minutes for Mission in church, we have learned of the good work done through our giving for Mission & Service.”

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.

SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
Ambrose University (Calgary) is once again hosting our Annual Jazz Camp from August 19 – 23, 2019 for students 14 and older. Classes will be offered in guitar, piano, sax, trumpet, trombone, drums and bass. We will be offering lessons, combos, master classes and concerts throughout the week. The week will culminate with a student concert the afternoon of August 23th.
More information, updates and access to the registration page can be found at this web site: https://ambrose.edu/jazzcamp
 The cost is $300 before July 5 and $375 after July 5.
5010 Spruce Drive SW T3C 3B2
403-249-3121
NEED AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE BULLETIN, MESSENGER OR POWERPOINT? email the office at 
office@woodcliffunited.com

wucprayerchain@gmail.com
woodcliffkids@gmail.com
youthwuc@gmail.com

Please add us in your address book.
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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