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Let me introduce Bryon Delarue, who will be delivering the sermon in partnership with the Affirming Committee and Munsch’s book “Love You Forever”. Here’s a little bit about Bryon:
 
“Bryon Delarue is retired. He graduated from the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan and began his work career working for the Saskatchewan Government and then 33 + years for a fertilizer manufacturing and marketing company, a couple of years as a business coach and finally 5 years as a school bus driver.
Bryon has held a few positions on the Calgary Parkland Community Association board and has held numerous positions on Deer Park United Church’s Council and served as a member at large for Calgary Presbytery and served on the Personnel Committee.
Bryon was named Volunteer of the year by Affirm United for 2017 and currently lives in Calgary with his spouse Barbara and spends most of his time connecting with faith communities who are affirming or are on the journey.”
Candle Lighter:                        Kohen C
Reader:                                   Birdie A
Prayer Leader:                        Alison J  
Power Point:                           Arnold I        
Sound Tech:                           George P
Children’s Ministry:                 Kim C, Kathleen S
Count:                                     Steve C, Allan B, Dane L
Hospitality:                              Team Teare
                                                Sylvia & Ken T, Freda M, Sharon & Adrian P,
                                                Birdie A, Bev A, Mary M, Marilyn C, Sylvia B
With great excitement - we would like EVERYONE to join us for a movie night outside! LION is based on the true story of Saroo Brierley who, at the age of 5, was separated from his family in India as he fell asleep on a train and woke up 1600 kilometers away from home.  Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories and unwavering determination he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

You bring the chairs and cozy blankets, we provide the movie and outdoor heaters! We have arranged for a very special dinner - There will be a food truck serving Syrian specialties (the best Shawarma) from 5:30 onward for those wanting to buy dinner before the movie. There will be popcorn and hot chocolate for sale at the concession! Bring a friend or neighbour to keep you warm!
Imagine packing up and leaving behind everything familiar to start a new life in a new country with a new language. New Canadian Kid follows Nick, a young boy from Homeland, as he navigates a new school, tries to forge new friendships, and become fluent with the customs of Canada. Starring Woodcliff United Church youth and children! Tickets will be available for purchase in the narthex starting this Sunday and during the week from the office. New Canadian Kid is appropriate for all ages and runs approximately 40 minutes, each of the two performances will be unique with special musical guests adding to the entertainment. Invite friends and family for this special event celebrating the work of Outreach and Global Festival.
Only two spots left to join Freda for a day of fun and learning. Freda will be guiding the group through six hours of stitching. Lunch will be provided! Contact the office or sign up in the Narthex soon to reserve a remaining spot!
It's back! Sign up to host or to be a guest starting this Sunday. For more info contact Rhonda.
Please make plans to join Outreach for a trip to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park on Saturday October 5. We will meet in the Woodcliff parking lot to carpool and leave promptly at 8:45 am.  There will be special programming for children. Friends and family are welcome! We need 25 participants to make this event happen. Please sign up in the Narthex.
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:

Join special guest Aaron Navrady, former youth minister turned superstar comic artist as he will help us get plans underway for our very own children's art Market happening at Global festival! 
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 October 15, 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.
 

UNITED CHURCH WOMEN: LOVE AND STRENGTH

The vision statement of United Church Women (UCW) includes a call to continuous prayer and learning, leading to action—and United Church Women across the church have faithfully answered that call for over 55 years!

“As women of faith… we believe in affirming and strengthening ourselves, both individually and together through creative study, prayer, and action,” says the UCW’s vision statement. During the UCW’s 55th anniversary event in 2017, support for a project at the Morogoro Women’s Training Centre in Tanzania was celebrated. The women have supported the training of hundreds of traditional birth attendants, who have saved half a million women and children from dying in childbirth.

Our gifts for Mission & Service support the UCW as it learns about our changing world. Imagine the strength of women who have learned about and taken action on gender justice and inclusion, truth and reconciliation, intercultural ministries, students and theological education, climate justice, the work of global partners, inter-faith initiatives, refugee support, and so much more!

The United Church’s Song of Faith states, “We sing of a church seeking to continue the story of Jesus by embodying Christ’s presence in the world.”

We are thankful that the UCW has been an example of what it means to truly love our neighbours!

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.

CALGARY WEST CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Westgate Community Hall 4943 A– 8 Ave. SW
Annual Fall Fair – bring something to sell, buy something to enjoy
Speaker – Laurel Jonsson, Carstairs, Doula, cheese maker – “ Who Holds Your Heart”
$8 for bottomless coffee and goodies - Info Call Lois Tetley 403 249 3994

CALGARY HOMELESS FOUNDATION
AFTER the 10-year plan to end homelessness in Calgary (2008-2018), what has been learned, what is working, what is still to be done, where do we go from here on homelessness??Come and hear Diana Krecsy of the Calgary Homeless Foundation provide answers, projections, hopes.  October 19, 9 a.m. at the Kirby Centre, 1133 - 7 Ave. SW.  All welcome.

CANTARE CHILDREN'S CHOIR
Cantaré Children’s Choir is honoured to invite you and your congregation to our concert “Out of this World” which takes place on Saturday October 19 at 7:30pm at Knox United Church [506 – 4 Street SW] and kicks off our concert season.  “Out of this World” will explore themes of citizenship and world building and the role music has to play in creating a more wonderful community. 
Tickets for this concert go on sale on Tuesday October 2 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4361237

HOPE GALA
In support of Sonshine Centre
October 24, 2019
Safari Lodge, Calgary Zoo
Tickets are $150.00 and dress code is black and white.
For more information call 403-705-3485 or visit www.sonshine.ca/hope-gala
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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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