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This Sunday is the reign of Christ Sunday. A day where we dream and pray on what it would be like if Jesus was Prime Minister, or a world leader.
 
I like to imagine that politics would look quite different. I wonder what policies would be in place, who would make up the cabinet, and whether he would form a majority or minority government. I have a sneaking suspicion that he would not even voted into office. His platform would be ”too radical” or be ”too social”.
 
As we contemplate the Reign of Christ, what would we like to see from our leaders, municipal, provincial and federal?
 
The Kingdom of God won't build itself. And if recent campaigns are any indication, we have a ways to go to build the world Jesus campaigned for. We are called to be co-creators and build a world of love, acceptance and piece.
 
Blessings,
Rev. Eric
Candle Lighter:                       Harlow S
Reader:                                    Allan M
Prayer Leader:                        Rev. Eric P
Power Point:                           Arnold I
Sound Tech:                           Kelly S
Children's Ministry:                Val P, 
Count:                                      Leighton & Jean M, Denise L,
                                                 Susanne L
Hospitality:                              Bob & Mari M, Bob & Mary B, Kay K,
                                                  Leola O, Tim & Rhonda D,
                                                  Eloise W, Norrine P
Thank you to everyone who attended our Crafting Day and to everyone who took home projects. Our Advent Calendar Project would not be possible without you!
Please come to our Shower! We are collecting items to donate to the Sonshine Centre. All women are welcome!
There will be  a basket in the Narthex on Nov. 17 and 24 for anyone who would like to donate and will not be at the shower.

Suggested Shower Items for the Sonshine Centre
Kitchen Items:
Cutlery sets
Coffee pot
Rice cooker
Crock pot
Blender
Kitchen Knife set
Tea towels and dish cloths
Oven mitts
Microwave
Bathroom:
Rug, bowl cover and tank cover sets
Shower curtains
Plungers
Toilet brushes
Toilet paper
Sanitary supplies for moms
Bedroom:
Double and single bedding
Pillows
Mattress protectors
Children’s dresser
Cleaning supplies:
Mop and bucket
All purpose cleaner
Toilet bowl cleaner
Garbage bags
Laundry basket
Laundry detergent
Other:
DVD player
Gift cards for Walmart

Cash donations (donations made out to Woodcliff (specifying Sonshine in memo line) for $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt from Woodcliff)
Thank you to everyone who participated in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner. A good time was had by all. Thank you to our hosts Diane and Ron Carter, Betty and Steve Crosby, Mary Jane and Ron Holberton and Susan and Brian Plesuk, your hospitality was both warm and welcoming. To their guest with your participation you made the event a true success.
Thank you to Cathy Williams and Grant Johnson for hosting and organizing the dessert get together at the church. It was very much appreciated.
Woodcliff’s Journey for Common Ground
Information to increase our knowledge of Indigenous Peoples
 
Opening December 14: The Indigenous Languages Resource Centre
2019 was declared the International Year of Indigenous Languages by the United Nations. Thanks to support from the Government of Alberta, the Library was able to mark this year in a special way. We are excited to announce the opening of an Indigenous Languages Resource Centre in Central Library. Visit this space to meet with Indigenous Elders, share stories under a night sky light installation, view traditional items, and learn the languages of Treaty 7 nations.
 
Introducing New Indigenous Books and Art
Indigenous languages have long been underrepresented in literature – especially in children's books. This year the Library worked with aspiring Treaty 7 writers to start changing that. In the Indigenous Writers Workshop, participants worked with author Richard Van Camp to create children's books in their traditional languages. Join us on December 14 as we share these exciting new works and the process of making them. Plus, stop by Central Library on December 12 to learn about new Indigenous Placemaking installations coming to three Library locations.
 
For all sorts of happenings and information check out Hillhurst's latest Right Relations newsletter:  
https://mailchi.mp/67dc0e76bb86/right-relations-resource-volume-3-issue-5-september-26-2019
Plans are underway for a great year! 
Sheri and Nicole are gearing up for our Church school season,
Registration is ongoing and  forms can be filled out both this Sunday and next. Forms need to be updated annually, so please complete a new one so we can keep our records up to date. If you have any questions about the Children's program at Woodcliff Please contact Sheri. If you have any questions about the youth program, please contact Nicole. We look forward to welcoming you for the first time, the first time in a long time or again after our summer adventures.

This week in Sunday School:
Happy Church New Year!
Sign up to volunteer for children's ministry or candle lighting here:
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 December 3, 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. Next meeting: December 15 after worship.

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.
 

WE ARE FAMILY

Our gifts for Mission & Service support ministries like Our Place Society in Victoria, British Columbia, which offers programs for those on the margins that make everyone feel like family.

One of the proudest moments of the Victoria Pride Parade was when a young pre-op transgender woman said that she never felt brave enough to walk in the parade until the day she marched with the staff and family of Our Place.

It says a lot about the unique downtown centre for Victoria’s most vulnerable that this woman felt included in Our Place’s definition of family. It is one thing to preach hope and belonging, but quite another to live it.

Loving our neighbours is at the core of Our Place, as all who come through its doors become family.

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 playlistDownload the video here.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
408 38 St SW, Calgary, AB
Free admission!
Join us for some pre-yule merriment
Saturday, November 23rd from 10am - 2pm

CALGARY MEALS ON WHEELS
Calgary Meals on Wheels and our volunteers will be the Elves of Cookie Kitchen at Southcentre Mall once again this Holiday Season. To make this possible, we are still in need of volunteers to fill  over 100 spots number during the 6 weeks to ensure the kitchen is open for business!
This volunteer opportunity is all about engaging with kids, having fun and embracing the Christmas Spirit. You will be a part of providing a welcoming experience for the guests and their kids by greeting, assisting, and providing them with cookies (pre-made), icing and decorations. There will also be other tasks, such as tidying up and restocking required throughout the day. Support will be provided by the Southcentre Holiday Team, located close by.
If you are interested in volunteering, please click here. https://signup.com/go/FxmEKkZ    There are a variety of day, evening and weekend shift; something for everyone!  Thank you for helping us sprinkle good cheer to all!
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Website
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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