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Thank you to the Woodcliff Congregation for supporting the May 10th Concert! We were able to raise over $300 with much of those funds going to support the 86th Scout Trip to Europe for this summer’s jamboree. A HUGE thank you to Arnold Ingelson for ALL his work in bringing this concert to fruition and the Congregational Life team who supported him. He and they did an amazing job!
The Cedars Villa and Wentworth Ministries are actively looking for a pianist to accompany their services to play the music of the hymns at these services.  If you, or someone you know is able and willing to assist with either or both of these ministries, please contact Mary Anne Christie in church or by email: al.maryanne@shaw.ca
Thank you
Needles and Pins is putting together Afghans for the Sherriff King. We are looking for 8"x8" knot squares. We hope to have several afghans to present to the Sheriff King in June. Please pick up yarn from Rhonda Dietzler or Mary Ann Christie. Finished squares can be dropped off with them as well or at the church office by the end of May.
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 May 21, 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.

HEALING MINISTRY
The Healing Pathway Ministry team is available to give healing sessions upon request. To experience relaxation, and receive the gift of healing hands, please contact the church office at 403-249-3121.
STAFF RECOGNITION
The Ministry and Personnel Committee is requesting Woodcliff members to make contributions to an “employee gift bank”.
Donated gifts  will be presented to individual staff members, by their M&P Liaison, in recognition of their service to our faith community.
Examples could include: gift cards, Stampeders tickets, works of art, chocolate, a plant etc.
If you’d like more information or can support this request, please contact Brian Plesuk plesuk@shaw.ca or 403 242-8263.

HOPE UNDER THE RAINBOW

From 2013 to 2015, Rachel Hearn was a camp counsellor at Welcome Friends’ Rainbow Campfor LGBTQ Two-Spirit and allied youth ages 12 to 17. To say the least, it was a life-altering experience.

Every August there existed a tiny, week-long place of sanctuary that said, “We do see you, and you are welcome here.” That is exactly what Rainbow Camp is all about.

“Rainbow Camp is a place of radical resistance against the oppressive forces of hetero-normativity and cis-normativity that exist across the world today,” says Rachel. It is like other summer camps, but the learning is focused around sexual health, healthy relationships, understanding our identities, and figuring out how to work around a society that is not designed to enable queer people to thrive. Even though there is no marching or petitions, the world is still changed for every camper who finds a friend or feels like themselves for the first time.

“At Rainbow Camp, we changed the world for young people by giving them the tools and skills they needed to flourish. If you create a space where people can be open about who they are and accept others doing the same, you will learn what it means to love and to trust.”

Rainbow Camp’s ministry is made possible because of 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 playlistDownload the video here.

Excerpt from www.united-church.ca, Round the Table blog, February 27, 2018

SUMMER JAZZ CAMP
Ambrose University (Calgary) is once again hosting our Annual Jazz Camp from August 19 – 23, 2019 for students 14 and older. Classes will be offered in guitar, piano, sax, trumpet, trombone, drums and bass. We will be offering lessons, combos, master classes and concerts throughout the week. The week will culminate with a student concert the afternoon of August 23th.
More information, updates and access to the registration page can be found at this web site: https://ambrose.edu/jazzcamp
 The cost is $300 before July 5 and $375 after July 5.
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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