what's happening - september 2017

Leadership is currently in the planning stages for the 2017-18 season. Please check back regularly as new items will be added over the summer months.

church worship services

Sundays at 10:30am

All are welcome to join us.

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.

All-ages services: September 3 and 10 - the children are invited to join us in the Sanctuary.

team meetings

Faith and Spirituality - September 5 at 6pm in the Resource Room

Finance - September 5 at 7pm in the Upper Room

Board - September 12 at 7pm in the Multipurpose Room


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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

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!

men's breakfast

Saturday, September 2 at 9am

Location: Multipurpose Room

RDLUC Men are invited to a morning of conversation and fellowship over breakfast. Sign-up or contact the office, if you would like to attend. Kitchen help is always appreciated starting at 8:15am.
Topic: Get Connected and 2017-18 Program Discussion

communion service

Sunday, September 3 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.


solo sociables

Sunday, September 3 at 12pm

Location: Cathy Thomsen's home - more information on the Get Involved Table

Solo Sociable is going to have a pot luck and planning meeting following the church service.  The lunch will be at Cathy Thomsen's home in Lake Sundance.  Solo Sociable is a group that welcomes people that attend church solo.  If you will be able to attend, please signup at the Get Involved table in the Midlands Link. All are welcome.


office closed

Monday, September 4 at 20pm

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

school kits program

Sunday, September 10 through Sunday, October 15

Your Outreach Team works hard to respond to God's call to help those in trouble and in need, either in our own community or around the world.  Once again, we are asking for your generous support in filling School Kits for distribution to destitute, poor and needy children both in Canada and overseas. When we give a child an education, we are giving them the opportunity to grow and support themselves and others with the goal to break the poverty cycle they are trapped in. Please visit the table in outside the Chapel and pick up your School Kit bags, requirement list and instructions, as soon as possible. If you are not able to completely fill the bag with the list of items, please bring them back with whatever you are able to assist and we can help with the extras to complete the bag.

Return the filled bags by Sunday, October 15.

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fall bbq

Sunday, September 10 at 12pm

Location: Lower Hall

As we head out of summer and into the fall, we begin another wonderful year together at RDLUC. Join us for Kick-Off Sunday as we kick off the year with great worship and throw a free BBQ. It’s a chance to reconnect with our faith community and hear about some of the things we’ve got planned for the year. As always, everyone is welcome, wanted and accepted. Can’t wait to see you all there!


membership class

Monday, September 11 at 7pm

Location: TBD

We’re offering opportunities to step deeper into the church by becoming “full members" of RDLUC. “Full members” are people who have been baptized or confirmed, which means they’ve decided that their faith and spirituality is important to them and that they want to keep growing, exploring, serving, and becoming human here at RDLUC. It’s not about having all the answers, but about saying ‘I want to keep going!’ If that sounds like something you’d like to do, here’s how you can make that happen: Join Nick from 7-9pm where we’ll talk about our beliefs, values, and vision, hear about where you’re at on your journey, share what excites you about RDLUC, ask questions, and enjoy a good drink and some good food with good people. Then, if you still want to become a “full member,” we’ll have a special ceremony on a Sunday morning just for you. RSVP to save your spot for the September session – 403-256-3181 or office@reddeerlakeuc.com.

board meeting

Tuesday, September 12 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.

cake bake

Saturday, September 16 at 9am

Location: Lower Kitchen

The Christmas Cake Bake is in September again this year so hope MANY of you can take a few hours and come to the Church to help mix, prepare loaf pans and bake Christmas cakes to sell this Fall. No experience necessary, just a willingness to help and meet others in the church.  If anyone has metal loaf pans please bring them (make sure your name is on them) and we will also need big steel bowls. There will be a signup sheet on the Get Involved Table, but if you don’t get to sign-up please just come as we always love help. We bring a bit of something for lunch to share and for those who would like to stay for a craft afternoon we will be there. Thanks and we look forward to having a great time! More info contact: Karen Norrie at kcheyanne@yahoo.com or 403.256.2977.


craft day

Saturday, September 16 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.


Saturday, September 16 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.


church fair

Sunday, September 17 at 11:45am

Location: Midlands Link

Please join us to learn more about the wonderful events and activities that go on here at RDLUC. We will have displays for all the different teams, groups and activities that go on in our church community. This event will provide information to let you know where we as a church use our time and talents.

paul rumbolt + friends fundraising concert

Saturday, September 23 at 7pm

Location: Sanctuary

Your Congregational Giving Team (formerly Stewardship) is pleased to announce that Paul Rumbolt & Friends will be performing a full evening concert of Paul’s best songs, plus some cover tunes. Paul has performed twice before for us and his evocative storytelling, soaring vocals and great delivery will captivate you. His musician friends will add to the overall performance and they are great vocalists in their own right. This is a fundraising concert to raise money for our church Operating Fund, so get your tickets early, as we expect a sold-out performance.

sandwich bee

Monday, September 25 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.

healing ministry appointments

Monday, September 25 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. Please contact the office for appointments.

tickets on sale

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

Paul Rumbolt and Friends - Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7pm. Ticket available soon.

what's happening in october?

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.