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We are excited to welcome Kurt Robertson back to Woodcliff this Sunday. As part of the worship service, Kurt will speak to the congregation about his time with The Indigenous Hawai'i Field School on the big island, Hawaii where he learned about Indigenous sovereignty, literature, history, music, and non-fiction and volunteered for several community work days, giving back to the land. Kurt will share his experiences of living with the land, securing food sovereignty, asserting political and cultural sovereignty and maintaining and revitalizing language amid a tumultuous political history on the Big Island. 
Congratulations to Donna Romano on her First Place Ribbon in the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase Creative Arts and Crafts, for her outstanding and beautiful porcelain art. We are so proud of you, Donna!
Mary Brownless and June Kirk have graciously offered to head our Kitchen Oversight Committee. If you have any issues with anything in the kitchen from supplies to maintenance please let them know. 
THANK YOU to June and Mary for taking on this position we look forward to working with you.
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
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 August 6, 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.
 

HELPING CUBANS IN TIMES OF TROUBLE

For more than two decades, food delivery tricycles supported by United Church Mission & Service partner, the Christian Centre for Reflection and Dialogue (CCRD), have carried meals to elderly and infirm residents in Cárdenas, Cuba. CCRD grows, prepares, and delivers food to more than 100 people every day.

Established in 1991, the centre supports churches in their work of social assistance and sustainable development. It is a space for Christians in Cuba to work together with others to support and help Cuban people in need.

When Hurricane Irma struck Cárdenas in September 2017, the people served by the CCRD food delivery program found themselves vulnerable in another way. Their homes were among those seriously damaged by the strong winds and heavy rain that came with the storm.

With financial contributions from the people of The United Church of Canada, CCRD provided new windows and doors—and, in a few cases, new houses—to people in need. Beneficiaries of CCRD’s agricultural training programs received seeds and tools to replace what they lost.

Each year, CCRD also hosts several groups of United Church people who want to learn more about Cuba and the church’s work there for justice and inclusion.

Your contributions to Mission & Service help keep training programs and food programs going. And your support to ongoing United Church emergency appeals allows partners to respond in times of trouble.

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.

BADLANDS PASSION PLAY - FINAL WEEKEND!
Our very own Matthew Johnson is performing in this year's Badlands Passion Play in Drumheller, AB. There are two weekends left! It is a beautiful musical and portrayal of the story leading up to Christ's death.

Performance dates:
Friday July 19 6:00pm
Saturday July 20 6:00pm
Sunday July 21 4:00pm

More info can be found at
www.badlandsamp.com

PLOUGHSHARES CALGARY SOCIETY
Join us at the Calgary Olympic Plaza on Saturday, August 3rd at 8:00 pm to experience the breathtaking beauty of lanterns floating on the Olympic Plaza Pool as we remember the 226,000 lives lost in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Let’s take a stand for peace on this night.
 
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