It's not just about being together Sundays - it's about doing life together. Sometimes at Woodcliff we offer community experiences outside of Sunday mornings. Sometimes we do several of them in a short period of time...because the calendar dictates it. All of the times when we meet outside of our hour together from 10-11 Sundays, we deepen our care and love for those around us. These activities bring people together to be in community, to get to know each other better and to celebrate our common and uncommon connections. The next couple of weeks offer each of us a way to be together in community. We want to celebrate what Woodcliff is all about with you. Starting tonight: There will be a movie and food truck out on the lawn. This is our chance to show the greater community what we are about, supporting local businesses with the food truck, and what could be more fun that warm fair trade hot chocolate, popcorn and a movie together on a Friday night? Dinner service at the food truck begins at 5:30 and the movie will begin at 6:00. Bring your lawn chairs, or a picnic blanket, and know that hearts together will keep you warm. This movie (LION) is rated PG, while it is most appropriate for the 12-99 crowd... the story line is appropriate for all. 
Then, Sunday morning brings the second annual Trunk or Treat fair. Woodcliff's various committees have set up activities, games and information for EVERYONE. After church, visit the tables in the lower hall to learn more about the work of each committee. Plus kids can visit the various tables for special treats and take aways. Last year's Trunk or Treat was an absolute highlight of the fall - and I know this one will be too. There will be lots of snack food, pumpkins to decorate and prizes for best costumes. All are encouraged to participate.  
Don't worry! After that, there will be a few days of rest before the excitement of Global Festival, and the New Canadian Kid performances. Global Festival kicks off Nov 1 and you won't want to miss it!
This is a special thing we have together - a community of people as alike as we are different brought together in love and hope and beautiful respect for God and the world we live in. What a great season to be busy together.
As a friendly reminder all of these activities are an extra great time to extend an invitation to Woodcliff to a friend or family member - the more the merrier!
Hope to see you soon!

Reader:                                   Tom S
Prayer Leader:                        Myrl E
Power Point:                           George O
Sound Tech:                           Mike B
Candle Lighter:                       Sadie S
Children’s Ministry:                 Aaron N, Allison M
Count:                                     Jim R, Sandy D, Louise M
Hospitality:                              Bob & Mari M, Bob & Mary B,
                                                Leola O,Tim & Rhonda D,
                                                Eloise W, Norrine P
Check out the newest dog in the neighbourhood! 'Saint' was lovingly created by Cliff D to welcome the dogs who walk about in Wildwood. With expert help from Leon K, 'Saint' has been fitted with a beautiful treat box so owners can offer their pooch a snack. It has been a wonderful week seeing all the dog traffic and many photos taken with 'Saint'. Thank you Cliff and Leon!
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.
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:
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.


Thirteen Youth Forum pilgrims were on a journey during the summer of 2018. After work and orientation in their home Conferences, they travelled east to Newfoundland. With their two young adult leaders and a global partner, these dedicated young people visited each Conference of the United Church. They stopped in Oshawa, Ontario, in July to participate as commissioners at the 43rd General Council and then continued their pilgrimage, ending in British Columbia in mid-August.

Building on the theme of Rendez-vous 2017, these young people deepened their understanding of what it means to Be the Church/Soyons l’eglise in this time of change and challenge.

The youth were selected by peers from their home Conference at a Youth Forum Winter Retreat held in February 2018. At the retreat, 60 youth gathered to learn what a remit was, gain insight into how business would be carried out at General Council, and immerse themselves in the issues and concerns facing the United Church. They also spent time in worship, small groups, and played games, and other activities.

The pilgrimage invited participants to deepen their experience as they visited Indigenous communities, met migrant workers, learned about justice issues related to mining and fair trade, witnessed the work of social justice ministries and camps, and worshipped and celebrated with many communities of faith across the church. They came home changed, challenged, and ready to lead in ministry. How will you walk with a Youth Forum pilgrim from your region?

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.

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:

Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd
408 38 St SW, Calgary, AB
Free admission!
Join us for some pre-yule merriment
Saturday, November 23rd from 10am - 2pm
5010 Spruce Drive SW T3C 3B2

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