Congratulations to Rev. Eric and his wife Michelle on the birth of their son Sebastian Michael last Saturday!
Please remember the Pagés in your prayers as they begin their journey together as a family.
Reader:                                   Lorna R-P
Power Point:                           Betty C  
Sound Tech:                           Steve C
Candle Lighter:                       James W
Children’s Ministry:                 Aaron N, Allison M
Count:                                     Jim R, Sandy D, Louise M
Hospitality:                             Team MacDonald
                                               Heather & Troy M, Sean & Diane S, Cathy L,
                                               John, Caroline, and Hayden M, Mary Anne C,
                                               Shane and Lisa W
Sign up for helping at Global Festival 2019!
We guarantee more fun than should be legal! You will expand your skill set all while meeting the very nicest of people!
Please visit the sign up table in the Narthex before the service or downstairs at coffee time!
This annual event cannot happen without YOU! Thank you in advance for supporting this Outreach initiative.
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.
It's back! Sign up to host or to be a guest. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex.For more info contact Rhonda.
Woodcliff’s Journey for Common Ground
Information to increase our knowledge of Indigenous Peoples
Making Treaty 7: Indigenous Art Exhibition
Arts Commons
205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
October – December 2019
Calgary Central Library
800 3 St SE, Calgary
December 2019
For More Information:

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society Presents:
Myanistyipiksiiks - meaning "Many Little Birds."

Synopsis: In a single, life-changing moment, lead character Danny finds himself in this middle place – in limbo between the Spirit World and the life he has known. With the stars and midnight blue sky on one side of Highway 509 and sunshine colours of the morning on the other... Danny remembers the story his grandfather told him as a young child and wonders if Napi is coming to take him to the other side.
Date: Friday, Oct18, 2019 at 7:30pm
Location: The Grand - 608 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1M7
Cost: $35
For more information and for tickets:
Wordfest Presents Bob Joseph
Shelagh Rogers, the host of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, sits down with Bob Joseph to talk about the Indian Act, and why every Canadian needs to understand its repercussions if reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples is to become a reality. Every business and community leader and every Calgarian, young or old, needs to hear this highly sought-after public speaker who has generously distilled a very broad and difficult topic into a practical vision for moving forward. The Hillhurst Right Relations Circle will be attending this event instead of having their usual Circle. Hope to see you there.
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Location: Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall,
Central Library, 800 - 3rd Street SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $20
For more information and for tickets:

Indigenous Knowledge Public Lecture Series: Chief Lee Crowchild
Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00-8:00 pm
City Design Building, 616 Macleod Trail SE
A third-generation Xakiji from the Tsuut'ina Nation, Lee Crowchild will discuss the changing landscape on and around the Tsuu'tina Nation west of Calgary and his apprach to municipal partnerships on large-scale land development projects.

For all sorts of happenings and information check out Hillhurst's latest Right Relations newsletter:
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:
We will continue to work on our art projects for the Global Festival Art Show. 
Sign up to volunteer for children's ministry or candle lighting here:
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 November 5, 2019 .

To have names placed on the confidential Prayer Chain List please contact the prayer chain at or 403-246-9384. 

Pick up a request form at the Church to arrange for a prayer shawl presentation.

Contact the church office to help us acknowledge the life situations of our congregants.


In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul writes about God empowering church leaders “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). What are the ways that a minister has helped this community of faith to equip the saints for ministry, or to build up the Body of Christ in this place?

Today, we offer gratitude for the many ways that our ministers help to build up the Body of Christ through their leadership and ministry. Thank you for the sermons. Thank you for the worship gatherings. Thank you for the educational opportunities for all ages. Thank you for the ways you equip people for discipleship. Thank you for the home and hospital visits. Thank you for your outreach and justice leadership. Thank you for the prayers and care. Thank you for your faithfulness and your call to be a minister in The United Church of Canada. 

Thanks to our gifts to Mission & Service, we support our ministers through theological education training and continuing education. Mission & Service also provides support to your community of faith through pastoral relations at the regional council and the denominational council. Thank you for your gifts to Mission & Service.

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.

Friday October 18, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday October 19, 2019 10:00am - 3:00pm
Marda Loop Communities Association
3130 16 Street SW

Hand crafted items for sale: famous handcrafted bags, book bags, children's clothing and toys, sweaters, scarves, hats, slippers, shawls, Christmas items, jewelry and more!
Proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.

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.

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 (

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

Rolf Bertsch conductor, Thomas Yu piano
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 and Dvorak Symphony No.8
Sunday November 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Jack Singer Concert Hall
Tickets at the door or by calling 403-294-9494

Saturday, Nov. 9, Parkdale United Church
Loneliness and isolation are part of the landscape for our young adult population. Join the Campus Ministry as we enjoy a Syrian meal, hear from Dr. David Swann on this topic and hear from the Campus Ministry team on what we are doing about it. There will be a silent auction and an opportunity to support the ministry. 5:30 Tickets $35 or $20 for 12 and under thy telephone (403-220-3896) or at our website:
5010 Spruce Drive SW T3C 3B2

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