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Greetings siblings in Christ,
 
I pray that this email finds you in good health and spirits as we begin 2020. With a new year comes new opportunities. Opportunities for growth, for challenge and for reassurance. It is my pleasure to be able to speak to you about an opportunity to engage in spiritual development within the context of Sunday worship. The opportunities below enable us to “flex different muscles” within the context of worship. If you are apprehensive or curious, we will be offering Worship Leadership 101.  
 
We are currently looking for folks who would like to read Scripture, lead the prayers of the People and to assist with serving communion. The way in which you may sign up is through SignUp.com.  Please see the instructions below:
 
To sign up for the Reader and Prayer Leader ministries, please click on the link below.
 
https://signup.com/go/dKZCuxi
 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
 
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/dKZCuxi
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
 
Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
 
Friends, it is a joy to be able to worship alongside of each one of you. If you would like more information about these opportunities, or about how to sign up, please be in touch. Thank you each for your gifts of ministry as we journey together as Woodcliff United Church.
Blessings,
Rev. Eric
Candle Lighters:                     Ella and Charlie A                 
Power Point:                           Shane W                  
Sound Tech:                           Stephen C
Children’s Ministry:                 Val P      
Communion Servers:              Mary Anne C, Val & George P
Count:                                     Stuart and Jo A, Eloise W
Hospitality:                              Bob and Mari M, Leola O,
                                               Sharon & Adrian P, Bob & Mary B,
                                               Tim & Rhonda D, Eloise W, Norrine P,
                                               Kay K, Val P, Ryan D
Woodcliff’s Journey for Common Ground
Information to increase our knowledge of Indigenous Peoples
 
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
Do you have extra board games at home you are not using anymore or you have outgrown? Our Children and Youth Ministry leaders are looking for some games to add to our growing library. If you have one or two to part with you can bring them to church and leave them in the middle office or talk to Sheri or Nicole.
Children and Youth programming resumes this Sunday, January 5th.
 
The kids will be doing a special 12 days of Christmas lesson to celebrate Epiphany. 
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 January 7, 2020. 

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: January 19 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.
 

HEALTHY BABIES IN GAZA

The clinic, marked by a small sign, is located on a small side street in Gaza. The exterior is pockmarked by bullets and mortar fire. Five years ago, Israeli and Palestinian forces fought in this street. Today, mothers and older siblings hold babies and small children, some squirming, some sleeping, while waiting for medical care.

The Shija-ai Clinic is one of three clinics operated by the Near East Council of Churches. It is also one of the few places that still functions in Gaza as medical resources become scarce. It monitors the weekly, monthly, and yearly development of 22,000 children. Even before they are born, their mothers come to the clinic for prenatal care. The staff say that about 38 percent of the children have serious anemia and need the iron supplements that are available only at the clinic. Doctors and nurses carefully chart each child’s weight and growth, and physiotherapists  play gentle games with the children to see how they are developing physically and psychologically. The staff and mothers work together on treatments and programs to keep the children healthy despite their dire surroundings.

Gaza’s 1.8 million people are locked in on all sides by Israel and Egypt. Unemployment is over 50 percent, nutritious food is expensive, and at any moment, air strikes can happen. Trauma is a daily experience for these children and the staff who treat them. Nevertheless, the doctors and nurses continue to heal and support the children in their care.

Thank you for your gifts to Mission & Service, which help fund this clinic through our Mission & Service partner, the Middle East Council of Churches’ Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees.

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.

CALGARY WEST CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Westgate Community Hall 4943 – 8 Ave. SW

Emma Gordon of Master Chocolat teaches us about chocolate
Motivational Speaker – Ruth Johnstone of Leduc, Alberta
$8 for bottomless coffee and goodies
Info Call Lois Tetley 403 249 3994
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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
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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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