what's happening - october 2017

b=board, com=community, cc=congregational care, f&s=faith & spirituality, or=outreach


worship services     [f&s]

Sundays at 10:30am

All are welcome to join us.

Sermon Series: Why does Jesus always talk in parables? What do they say to us today? Great questions! This fall we explore those parables in our sermon series ReWired, and ask ‘how do these parables teach us new ways to be human and alive in this world?’

Kidz Zone: The regular curriculum of Godly Play will resume. Pick up the Kidz Zone Newsletter from the Get Involved Table for the full Fall schedule.

Communion: October 8 & October 29 - Communion is about becoming the church; of sitting down with all kinds of people and breaking bread together, coming to know them as worthy, beautiful, God-filled people.

All-ages services: October 29, the children are invited to join us in the Sanctuary.

team meetings

Affirm - October 1 at 12pm in the Upper Room

Finance - October 3 at 7pm in the Upper Room

Board - October 10 at 7pm in the Multipurpose Room


grief support group

Wednesday, October 4 at 10 am, weekly until November 8

Location: Upper Room

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? Grieving is a time of sadness, mixed emotions, and changes in all aspects of life. It helps to know we’re not alone. Come be part of a caring and compassionate group who are all walking this road with you. Talk to Vi Sharpe, Pastor Nick, or the office email or 403-256-3181.

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qigong     [cc]

Mondays at 9:30am and Wednesdays at 7pm

Location: Upper Room

Come and experience this moving (prayerful) meditation that focuses on the breath and a closer connection to the unconditional love and healing of God’s universe!! Movements are (generally) slow and gentle. Find some peace, calm, happiness, strength, healing, and/or stillness inside. Come on out and try Qigong for Health and Wellness! More info, Darlene Abraham dhabraham@shaw.ca.

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faith and coffee     [f&s]

Wednesdays at 10am

Location: Multipurpose Room

Each week we gather to drink coffee and explore our faith. Nick will be taking a short break over the summer and returning again in September. Various members of the group will share the leadership and continue to meet.  It’s part community, part Bible Study, part coffee break! Just bring yourself!

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men's breakfast     [com]

Saturday, October 7 - rescheduled

Rescheduled to November. The Men are invited to attend the Moderator Visit – more information on this page.


ucc moderator visit     [b]

Saturday, October 7 at 10am
Location: Sanctuary

The United Church of Canada's Moderator The Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell will be at Red Deer Lake United Church. There will be a short Worship Service at 10am followed by a talk by the Moderator with a Q&A session afterwards. Lunch will be provided for those in attendance. This event is open to the entire presbytery, especially lay people and lay leaders.

communion service     [f&s]

Sunday, October 8 at 10:30am

Communion is about becoming the church; of sitting down with all kinds of people and breaking bread together, coming to know them as worthy, beautiful, God-filled people.


office closed

Monday, October 9 at 20pm

The office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day long weekend. Enjoy the celebrations!

board meeting     [b]

Tuesday, October 10 at 7pm

Location: Multipurpose Room

In preparation for the upcoming RDLUC Board meeting, please submit any reports, minutes or concerns to the Church office at office@reddeerlakeuc.com by the Tuesday prior to the meeting in order for this information to be included in the docket and agenda.

banff men's conference     [f&s]

October 13-15

Location: The Coast Canmore Hotel in Canmore

The Banff Men’s Conference has been in existence for over fifty years. It is a gathering in late October of men from The United Church of Canada. This year’s speaker is Dr. David Long, PhD, who is particularly interested in asking questions in relation to the lives of boys and men, and over the years he has worked with many others interested in exploring them in the context of a wide variety of boys and men’s support groups, human service organizations, government agencies, as well as immigrant and First Nations communities.


Solo Sociables      [com]

Sunday, October 15 at 12pm

Location: National Music Centre

Solo Sociable is a group that welcomes people that attend church solo.  Solo Sociable is going to the National Music Centre following the church service. If you will be able to attend, please signup at the Get Involved table in the Midlands Link. All are welcome.

the travelling mabels     [com]

Friday, October 20 at 7:30pm

Location: Sanctuary

An all-female musical trio singing country and folk, are from the Alberta foothills area. They draw on Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, The Eagles, Bob Dylan and Cheryl Crow. Their comedic and heart-felt take on life give them a great rapport with the audience. Their combined hamonies and dynamic energy make thier performance brilliant and captivating. They were voted ACMA "Group of the Year" in 2011.

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pie bee       [com]

Saturday, October 21 from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Calling all pie bakers and those who'd like to learn! We are making pies for the Turkey Supper and need your help.

Please bring your favourite paring knife or peeler, rolling pin or apron, and join us in the lower kitchen / hall. Peeling “machines” would be great.

Please RSVP on our Facebook Event page

craft day     [com]

Saturday, October 21 at 10am

Location: Midlands Link

Please join us for a day of fellowship and a potluck lunch while working on those uncompleted projects you would like to get finished. Door is open by 10am and we would love to have you come and share all or part of the day with us.

playtime     [com]

Saturday, October 21 at 10:30am

Location: Lower Hall

You are welcome to bring your Little Ones for an unstructured playtime, while the Moms and Dads enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and chat. We have a small bouncy castle and some ride-on toys for the children available. Sandwiches will be served and you are welcome to bring a kid-friendly snack to share. It is a great way to have a laidback conversation while the kids burn off that extra energy! If you have any questions please call or text Judit Pothier at 403-998-6879.

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congregational meeting     [b]

Sunday, October 22 at 12pm

Over the past year we have been exploring what it would mean to become a church that is officially affirming of all people regardless of sexuality, gender identity, mental health, or racial or ethnic diversity. This is a pivotal moment in our church’s life and we encourage everyone to join us on Oct 22nd as we vote on whether or not to become an Affirming congregation. For more information on this, please visit our website.


healing ministry appointments     [cc]

Monday, October 23 at 1:30pm

Location: Healing Rooms

These sessions support the healing of body, mind and spirit through the practice of gentle touch - nurturing, calming and restorative to help reduce stress and pain, promote relaxation, and enable faster recovery from illness, surgery and injury. Children and adults of all ages ... even pets ... benefit. Daytime appointments are fourth Monday each month at 1:30pm. Evening appointments are arranged as requested.


sister friends potluck     [com]

Wednesday, October 25 at 6pm

Location: Midlands Link

Sister Friends is a friendly gathering of all ladies at RDLUC. It is a great way to meet people, eat, laugh and share ideas for the 2017/18 season. This is a Potluck, we love to share our culinary skills!


movie night     [com]

Saturday, October 28 at 6:30pm, doors open at 6pm

Location: Sanctuary

Be comfortable! Bring snacks, blankets and pillows! Wear your PJs! Donations are gladly accepted. Any proceeds, after covering expenses, will be donated to Kidz Zone. Loonie & twoonie concession for snacks.


soup lunch sunday     [com]

Sunday, October 29 at 11:30am

Location: Lower Hall

Come downstairs after the service and join your friends and the rest of the church family for a tasty lunch of soup and a bun. We’ll try to have something for everyone with food concerns - just check in at the kitchen window if you have any questions. This is a chance to visit while you eat, then join the Board for a Town Hall Meeting. Everyone is most welcome. Hope to see you there.

sandwich bee     [or]

Monday, October 30 at 9am

Location: Midlands Link

Join us to prepare about 40 loaves of sandwiches for the Drop-in-Centre on the last Monday of each month. We gladly accept fillings or any offerings of condiments which can be brought into our fridge and labeled "sandwich bee". We appreciate any help you can give. Contact: Gerry Clark at (403) 256-1421.

tickets on sale

Healing Pathway Phase 1 Workshop - November 3-5.  Early Bird Tickets available until October 6, 2017

OTE Season 6 Concerts - Adult $25, Youth $10. Link For more information.

what's happening in november?

Team Leadership is busy planning for the 2017-18 year of programs and events. The fall schedule is not complete and will be updated as information is received.