Announcements - Deer Park United Church

Deer Park Announcements for the Week of January 18, 2015
6:30 p.m.
9:30-11:30 Women of Spirit
4:00-6:00 p.m. Calgary After School program
Tai Chi (continuing)
Tai Chi (beginner)
Parkland Scouts
Prayer Circle
9:15 -10:30 Food for Thought
9:30-noon Coffee and Chat
10:00 Good Food Order Deadline
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Calgary After School program
5:45 Calgary Food Bank (o/s)
6:55-9:00 Choir
7:30 p.m. AA Meeting
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Youth Group
Deer Park Council is pleased to announce the appointment of June Steiner as our new Administrative Assistant, to
job share with Joyce Kneeland until the end of February, when June will begin working full time in this position.
June brings office experience and expertise in internet technology to this position, both of which are great assets.
We officially welcome June to the Deer Park team!
Ministry of Social Justice and Outreach
Coldest Night of the Year Walk: Support Acadia Place and Feed the Hungry on February 21.
Recyclable bottles and cans: As many of you know the recyclables we collect here at Deer Park are donated to
an on-going Sri-Lanka Post Tsunami Humanitarian Project. An update on this project can be found on the Deer
Park bulletin board.
Campbell Soup Labels: M-m-m-good! Have you had your bowl of soup lately? If so, did you remove the
Campbell Soup label to be included in the collection various United Churches are making to help buy equipment
for schools? Please, when saving the labels, be sure to include the bar code with at least part of the label. It is that
bar code that is important, then turn in your labels to either Deer Park United or the St. Andrews Centre where they
will be counted and sent to Robert McCluer United to be sent to Campbell Soup collection agency. Thank you for
helping. Joye Brown
Deer Ridge Kids FREE City of Calgary Afterschool Program: Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 p.m.
until 6 p.m.
Ministry of Spiritual Formation
Women of Spirit Are you hungering for conversation, connection and community? We have prepared a veritable
smorgasbord of ideas to whet the appetite for soulful living. All women welcome.
Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Our next meeting is Wednesday, January 14th.
The Sunday morning children's program is in need of egg cartons for an upcoming craft. If you have any egg
cartons that you are no longer using could you please bring them in to Lisa, Denise, or June. Thank you!
Ministry of Community
Coffee and Chat: Tuesday mornings in the Fireside Lounge from 9:30 –noon….come and go as it suits. All
The Progressive Dinner
Ministry of Worship
The numbers are in: 9 fabulous choirs, 8 skilled accompanists, 1 versatile drummer, 2 talented violinists, 202
joyful singers, 1 excited minister to welcome and bless us, 151 appreciative invited guests, 1 rousing standing
ovation, 1 busy sound person, 1 attentive powerpoint operator, 4 hospitable ushers and bulletin folders, 2 helpful
office admin staff, "too many to count" helpful hands to organize the sanctuary space and the refreshments, and
$520.80 generously donated to the "Benevolent Fund". Sincere thanks to everyone who helped make the recent
Twelfth Night Choral Celebration evening a resounding success. Bravo!! --Louise Forsyth
Ushers and Greeters: If you can volunteer from time to time to be an usher or greeter, please call Donna
Black at 403-256-2435.
HymnSing Next week, Sunday, January 25!! Please stop by on your way to coffee to request your favourite
hymns on the south bulletin board.
Ministry of Health and Healing
Food for Thought Tuesdays, 9:15 - 10:30am - We are reading The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in
life and Business by Charles Duhigg. (available chapters or the library) This book talks about how habits are
formed and also how to kick bad ones and hang on to the ones that are good! Newcomers welcome. For more
information, contact Barb Vogan at 403-278-0935 or [email protected]
Other Churches and the Community
See ‘happenings’ bulletin board (BB) for more information
Coming Out in Faith Auditions - a partnership with The Coming Out Monologues (TCOM) is an event
celebrating diverse stories of coming out from the LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, transsexual,
queer, ally) community. If you have a story to tell (a song, a poem, a dance or other medium), with a focus on
coming out from a faith or spiritual perspective, come to Hillhurst United, 6 – 9 pm on Sunday, January, 18. They
will work with you to get them stage ready and support you.
Coming Out in Faith performance will take place on Friday, March 27 at Hillhurst United Church, as part of our
Affirming Anniversary weekend. Contact Pam at [email protected] for more info, or just show up
between 6-9pm on Jan 18! Not sure where to start? Check out the Pre-audition writing workshop for free! Location
is the Community Wise Resource Centre, on Jan 15 at 7pm.
Marketing Coordinator: A part-time required by Affirm United. See BB for more information.
The Alberta Pastoral Care Association (Calgary) invites you to attend the Annual Meeting on Monday, March
9th, 2015 at Carewest Colonel Belcher, 1939 Veterans Way NW from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Eric Wasylenko, Medical Director,Clinical Ethics of Alberta Health Services
His topic will be Companionship in End of Life Care: Addressing Some Challenges
Dr. Wasylenko is a palliative physician and actively practised in Calgary. He was instrumental in founding
Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks.
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
6:30 pm.
The presentation:
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
The annual meeting: 8:30 pm until 9:00 pm.
The event is open to anyone who provides pastoral care in congregations, hospitals, care facilities, hospice and
other contexts of ministry.
The cost is $35.
Deadline for registration is February 9, 2015.
To register, contact Karen at [email protected], or call 403-253-7946.
Red Deer Lake UC: ‘On the Edge’ concert, featuring Jim and Lynda McLennan and the Hamiltones on Sunday,
January 25th at 3 p.m. Tickets $20 403-256-3181, ext. 5.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18 – 25. See BB for more information.
Hiding in Plain Sight – Labour Trafficking in Alberta – January 21, 7 p.m. Grace Presbyterian Church.
Walking, Water, Wilderness and the Word John Beck Wednesday, January 24th. See BB for more information
FCJ Retreat and Conference Centre See BB for more information on January events
Inviting your Stories on disability and the Church. What would you tell the church, over coffee, about your life
with a disability? See BB or contact office for more information on submitting your stories which would inform
work leading up to the 42nd General Council in 2015.
Student Bursary Fund Society See the BB or church office to support a fund created to assist students of the
United Church of Canada in ministry training.
Please support Aspen’s Winter Breather campaign. A program designed to give vulnerable families in Calgary
some relief – a breather – from the added stress put on them by cold winter and holiday season pressures. To
donate, se the BB or contact church office.
Global Village Craft Society (responsible for two Ten Thousand Villages stores in Calgary) needs to recruit a
volunteer Treasurer as well as a Book keeper/Assistant Treasurer. Please contact [email protected]
Milestones: the Winter issue of this quarterly newsletter published by Bethany Care Society is posted on the
Seniors’ bulletin board.
Friends of Fish Creek:
-January Speaker Series: Geology, the Foundation for Alberta Parks on Thursday, January 22 from 7 – 8 p.m.
February 19th: Fire in Kananaskis Country
February 28th: Fish Creek Community Fair from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Epiphany Explorations 2015 – an annual conference that invites you to live out our faith, love our God and
celebrate each other while singing our hearts out. Since 2003, First Metropolitan United Church has invited clergy
and laity from across North America for an eclectic mix of presentations, music and visual arts. Presenters for
Epiphany Explorations 2015 (Jan. 22-25) include (but are not limited to)
 Gary Paterson – Moderator of the United Church of Canada on the changing church, “How can church
model a different kind of community so that people want to be part of that.”
 Lois Wilson – former Moderator and former Senator on the “spiritual but not religious” among us
 David Felton – one of the founders of the pro-LGBT clergy group, No Longer Silent/Clergy for Justice and
director of the Arizona Foundation for Contemporary Theology
For more info and to register http://epiphany.firstmetvictoria
Renfrew UC: Robbie Burns Dinner on Saturday, January 24th at 6 p.m. Tickets: 403-277-1571
Bible, Gender and Sexuality: A weekend with Dr. Amy-Jill Levin January 30 – February 1
Co-sponsored by Calgary Council of Christians and Jews, Beth Tzedec Congregation and St. Mary’s University
For more information: 403-255-8688.
Camp Kasota West: 2015 Summer Camp Dates are posted on the Children’s bulletin board.