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Nicole Macmillan - WUC Youth Coordinator.
 
Fun facts about Nicole: left-handed, lived in Texas for 3 years, has a dog named after Jimmy Hendrix, and plays the acoustic guitar.
 
Nicole has a BA in Psychology from Cape Breton University and hails from Sydney NS.Nicole has two brothers (middle child status!), and is currently finishing her masters in school psychology at U of C.
 
We look forward to having Nicole back with us next week! We've missed you over the summer!
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
Please make plans to join Outreach for a trip to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park on Saturday October 5. The drive to Blackfoot Crossing is approximately 1 hour and we will carpool from Woodcliff. Cost is still to be determined. 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.
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 September 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. 

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.
 

Pilgrimage to Colombia Strengthens Church Voices

During a pilgrimage to Colombia for justice and peace organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in February 2018, Christians witnessed the need for peace and justice in the midst of the troubled peace process.

For more than 60 years, civil war has afflicted Colombia. Since colonial times, the key issue has been land ownership. About 80 percent of land in Colombia is in the hands of just 14 percent of the population. In the past decade, governments and guerrilla fighters have worked toward resolution of the long-standing conflict.

The WCC pilgrimage to Colombia included opportunities to speak with former fighters, people displaced by war, senior politicians, and those whose social identity—Indigenous, Afro-Colombian, LGBTQ Two-Spirit—make them especially vulnerable. The visits amplified the call for peace from Colombian churches, which all too often are drowned out by voices opposed to land reform, or those who make a profit from war.

The WCC is a Mission & Service partner. As a member of the WCC, The United Church of Canada is a part of the council’s focus on supporting justice and peace efforts through pilgrimage. These are not just physical pilgrimages. How could all of us participate in a spiritual or advocacy journey toward peace in places like the Korean peninsula, Myanmar, the Middle East, and Congo?

Through the WCC Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace, all United Church people are invited to pray, study, reflect theologically and biblically, have courageous conversations, take action, offer a pledge of commitment, and hold public liturgies for peace. Be part of the pilgrimage—learn more at www.united-church.ca.

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.

CALGARY WEST CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Westgate Community Hall 4943 – 8 Ave. SW
Anne Taylor speaks about Ujamaa Grandmas making a difference in the world.
Inspirational speaker – Judy Llewelyn of Calgary – topic “Life Seasons”.
$8 for bottomless coffee and goodies - Info Call Lois Tetley 403 249 3994
PLOUGHSHARES CALGARY
“Over 65 million people have been displaced abroad or within their own borders – the most ever recorded by UNHCR.  Attend the ‘Ethical Responses to Refugee Needs Conference’ on September 21, 2019 at Parkdale United Church to learn about the realities of the refugee experience, dispel myths about who refugees are & where they come from & why we accept them into Canadian society.  Tickets at refugeeneedsconference.eventbrite.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
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