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One Thousand Men Are Walking

 a poem By Joshua Dyer - 2019 (a 14 year old U.K. student)

Poem presented to a school assembly, and has now gone viral.

One thousand men are walking

Walking side by side

Singing songs from home

The spirit as their guide

they walk toward the light milord

they walk towards the sun

they smoke and laugh and smile together

no foes to outrun

these men live on forever

in the hearts of those they saved

a nation truly grateful

for the path of peace they paved

they march as friends and comrades

but they do not march for war

step closer to salvation

a tranquil steady corps

the meadows lit with golden beams

a beacon for the brave

the emerald grass untrampled

a reward for what they gave

they dream of those they left behind

and know they dream of them

forever in those poppy fields

there walks one thousand men

This Sunday we will have an intergenerational service where the worship leadership is shared by the 86th Scouts. The kids will share the stories of their travels this summer. We hope you join us for this moving service for everyone.

Candle Lighter:                        Selma A
Reader:                                   Arnold I
Prayer Leader:                        Arnold I
Power Point:                           Shane W
Sound Tech:                           Stephen C
Count:                                     Bob M, Bev A, Charlene B
Hospitality:                              Evelyn R, Tina B, Kevin & Allison M,
                                                Pamela D, George, Lillian & Lauren A,
                                                Sue A, Linda K
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 Global Festival 2019 was an outstanding Church wide effort! Thanks to each and every member of this congregation, which of course includes our amazing staff, for helping to make the 30th GF a success in all ways! The Outreach Committee is grateful for your consistent willingness to support this event; it takes hours of planning, preparation, manual labour, prayers, and all of you to make it happen. We will share the financial outcomes soon but there are many more benefits which include the sense of community that is achieved by being involved in a common goal. Some specific thanks we want to mention include...the organization of entertainment component was a first and it was awesome. There are not words to describe the play and it’s impact on the audience! Volunteers who unpacked and then packed up the goods from Villages, greeting guests at the front door,  helping in the kitchen,  encouraging the weary workers, carrying boxes, shopping, the list is truly endless as is our appreciation!
Your Outreach Committee
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: https://tinyurl.com/y2ut8wgg.
 
For all sorts of happenings and information check out Hillhurst's latest Right Relations newsletter:  
https://mailchi.mp/67dc0e76bb86/right-relations-resource-volume-3-issue-5-september-26-2019
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:
The children and youth will worship with their families upstairs for our intergenerational service.
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 November 19, 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. Next meeting: November 17 after worship.

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.
 
25 response cards have already been returned. Please return your response card by November 17. Thank you.

ANSWERING THE CALL

Our gifts for Mission & Service support theological education in seven theological schools, including Emmanuel College in Toronto, Ontario.

Aside from The United Church of Canada ministry training degrees, Emmanuel College offers interfaith programs in Muslim studies and Buddhist studies. These programs have created a more enriched program of study and diversity in the student population. Here is the story of one of these students:

Captain Barbara Helms was enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces as a chaplain of the Muslim tradition in October 2017. She will be serving with the 30th Field Artillery Regiment (33 Canadian Battle Group, 4th Canadian Division). She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree specializing in Muslim chaplaincy, offered through the University of Toronto, the Toronto School of Theology, and Emmanuel College. Thanks to your gifts to Mission & Service, the college has implemented inter-faith programs such as Islamic Studies. Padre Helms has been involved in teaching, community outreach, youth ministry, hospital pastoral care, and inter-faith dialogue. She is grateful for the opportunity to be the first female Muslim chaplain, and finds that military chaplaincy is a place where she can serve her regimental family.

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.

YYC CAMPUS MINISTRY ANNUAL DINNER
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: https://www.yyccampusministry.com/fundraising-dinner

CALGARY WEST CHRISTIAN WOMEN’S CLUB
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Westgate Community Hall 4943 – 8 Ave. SW
FASHION SHOW -  SUZANNE’S of ASPEN LANDING
INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER
$8 for bottomless coffee and goodies - Info Call Lois Tetley 403 249 3994

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
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

CALGARY MEALS ON WHEELS
Calgary Meals on Wheels and our volunteers will be the Elves of Cookie Kitchen at Southcentre Mall once again this Holiday Season. To make this possible, we are still in need of volunteers to fill  over 100 spots number during the 6 weeks to ensure the kitchen is open for business!
This volunteer opportunity is all about engaging with kids, having fun and embracing the Christmas Spirit. You will be a part of providing a welcoming experience for the guests and their kids by greeting, assisting, and providing them with cookies (pre-made), icing and decorations. There will also be other tasks, such as tidying up and restocking required throughout the day. Support will be provided by the Southcentre Holiday Team, located close by.
If you are interested in volunteering, please click here. https://signup.com/go/FxmEKkZ    There are a variety of day, evening and weekend shift; something for everyone!  Thank you for helping us sprinkle good cheer to all!
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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
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Website
5010 Spruce Drive SW T3C 3B2
403-249-3121
NEED AN ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE BULLETIN, MESSENGER OR POWERPOINT? email the office at 
office@woodcliffunited.com

wucprayerchain@gmail.com
woodcliffkids@gmail.com
youthwuc@gmail.com

Please add us in your address book.
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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