what's happening - december 2018
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sundays at 10:30am
There will be no morning service on December 24.
Join us for one of the Christmas Eve services. More information below.
All are welcome to join us.
Kidz Zone: December 17, 24 and 31, the children are invited to join us in the Sanctuary. Pick up the Kidz Zone Newsletter from the Get Involved Table for the full Fall schedule.
Blue Christmas & Christmas Eve support team planning - December 3 at 12pm in the Upper Room
Finance - December 5 at 7pm in the Upper Room
Choir Practice - No choir practices from December 13 until mid January!
Kidz Zone Parents - December 10 at 12:15pm in the Multipurpose Room
Board - December 12 at 7pm in the Multipurpose Room
There are 93 Angels ready for you to take home and return. The Angel Tree is located in the Midlands Link. Sign out your angel on the list and check off when you return your package.
Please return your wrapped gifts with the angel taped to the package by December 17.
Please let Rev. Nick or Vi know if you need any kind of support for your family or for others in our midst this Christmas. We encourage you to give yourself permission to receive!
Every year Faith and Coffee provide delicious Christmas Cookies for our Compassionate Care Visitation Team to distribute to those who are in need of hope and encouragement during this season.
Last year we distributed over 80 plates of cookies thanks to many helping hands!
If you would like to bake cookies to share with others, please bring them to the church on or by Dec 5th, thank you. There is a sign-up sheet in the Midlands Link.
Help out a young family by donating important baby items like clothing, toys, books, soothers, shampoo, soap, wipes, and fruit squeezes. Diapers and formula are not needed. Please place all your items in the crib in the Link. We’ll make sure they get to their new home!
We are looking for people who are able and willing to provide transportation for those who are unable drive, both within and outside the city limits.
A police security check and driver volunteer form will be required to be completed.
Rides are needed to the Blue Christmas Service on Dec 10 at 7p.m. and the Christmas Services on Dec 24th at 7p.m. and 10 p.m.
mondays at 9:30am
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 email@example.com.
Qigong will be taking a break starting December 20 and will resume on January 8.
saturday, december 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: Our Board Chair, Michelle Den Hoed will join us and provide an update on future church and Board plans in an important conversation with us.
wednesday, december 6 at 10am
Location: Midlands Link
The Faith and Coffee team will be meeting to prepare treat plates to be distributed to our families and friends to brighten up the season.
After December 6, Faith and Coffee will be taking a short break over the holidays and will return on January 10, 2018.
sunday, december 10 at 6pm
Location: Lower Hall
Come walk the Labyrinth before our Blue Christmas worship service. If you have never walked the Labyrinth come and walk the first time for curiosity. There is no set start time so come at your convenience anytime during open hours. Experience the Labyrinth as a spiritual tool that allows you to turn your attention inward which can facilitate healing, deepen self-knowledge and empower creativity. The Labyrinth is a sacred place set aside for you to reflect, look within, pray, negotiate new behavior and explore your relationship with the Divine as you walk this complicated demanding path called life.
sunday, december 10
Christmas isn't magical for all of us. For many of us it can be a stressful, awkward, and painful time as we struggle with grief, financial stress, social expectations, mental health, and loneliness. If Christmas is hard for you, we invite you to a night of lament and light - A Blue Christmas service - for a chance to be real, name our pain, and fear. After the service we'll have healing stations for those who'd like them and there will be a time of community and refreshments with the music of Jesse Peters.
tuesday, december 12
Location: Multipurpose Room
In preparation for the upcoming RDLUC Board meeting, please submit any reports, minutes or concerns to the Church office at firstname.lastname@example.org by the Tuesday prior to the meeting in order for this information to be included in the docket and agenda.
saturday, december 16 - cancelled
We will be meeting again in January.
sunday, december 17
Break out your ugliest Christmas sweater (prizes to be won!) for our annual No-Reherasal Christmas Pageant! Bring the whole family and get spontaneously involved and caught in singing some carols and hearing the Christmas story. We’ve even sent out a favour to the North Pole to see if our pal Santa has time to by and say hello after the service.
sunday, december 24
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.
saturday, december 30
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.
friday, december 22 - january 1, 2018
The office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays.