Stettler United Church

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It’s the weekend, create a great one!!

Smile lots, and BE happy! ~ANNOUNCEMENTS & INVITATIONS as of July 28, 2017~


  • Upcoming Summer Sundays:Stettler United Church July 30.During the service on July 30th, Rebecca Rahn, will offer a slide show and reflection with regard to her participation in the recent mission trip to Guatemala City.


  • Sundays during AugustHave your name & address visible if you expect charitable receipts.


  • Town of Stettler Registration NightsStettler United Church has booked a table to promote our church’s various programs, partnerships and small group ministries, etc. August 22 and 23 from 5-8 pm 
  • Group Leaders please contact me ASAP, as Rebecca and I will be working on putting the information together for this event. Small Group Start-up Dates ~ I know it is early, but if you know the dates you will be starting up again in the fall, please let me know so we have them for the registration evenings, and the fall calendar.  Thank you.


  • Summer Drumming Circle...August 24


  • Speaking of holidays ~Jan will be away for some study time and holidays July 22 - August 22nd . Please call the church office and/or Barbara Lieurance (minister serving with Erskine & Big Valley United Churches) if you have urgent pastoral needs during this time.


WIDER CHURCH & COMMUNITY


  • The Stettler Refugee Sponsorship Committee has been matched with a six member family​ who are at a refugee camp in Ethiopia, yet are native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Burundi. The children are age 13, 9, 6 and 1. We cannot predict their arrival to Canada, but it may be by September. The committee is presently trying to secure a rental home for them, preferably close to the school, etc. If you know of a homeowner looking to rent their place, please let Charlotte Chase or Jan Richardson know asap.


  • Domino & The Food Bank ~ Wednesday August 2nd, @ 7:00 pm ~ West Stettler Park
    The Food Bank is in need of donations, and we know how tough the economy is right now, and more families than ever need our help.

Let's do this Stettler, and surrounding areas! Let's knock it out of the Park like never before!

  • Bar Harbour Camp
  1. oDon Lynn thanks all who were able to make it out to the camp workbee. A lot of work was done and Bar Harbour United Church Camp looks great as the church-camp program kicks offIt's good to see that camp enrollment has jumped almost 20% in each of the last two years, so things are definitely on the upswing at BH. As most of August is busy with campers, we will get back to some maintenance work in the fall. Once campers are done, we will go back and evaluate damages and determine what projects we can tackle next.  Thanks again to everyone for making a difference at Bar Harbour!
  2. oSilver Camp!! July 31 – August 2nd~ Three days for camping beside the amazing Buffalo Lake, just for “seniors”. Meals are prepared for you (no dishes!). You can choose to join in provided programming or just sit and visit withBring your own RV or use an available cabin. $165 for the three days. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  3. oCamp In Motion (July 30 - August 4)
    If you are 14-17 years old, this promises to be a great camp again this year. We have our new gaga ball pit ready to go, a low ropes course is just waiting for the final touches, the knocker balls are back along with the usual canoes, archery and a couple of surprises!
    Register soon....www.barharbourcamp.com
  • Banff Men's Conference, October 13-15, 2017 ~This video introduces David Long, the facilitator for the event/themehttps://vimeo.com/199878368

 

  • United Church news, blogs and prayers
  1. oPrayer for all impacted by wildfires in BC...http://www.united-church.ca/prayers/prayer-all-impacted-s-british-columbia
  2. oGeneral Council Remits ~ Our Changing Churchdec189f157202212a76b23fc4d185c40.r92.cf2.rackcdn.com/remit-results01.pdf
  3. oThe United Church invites prayers of support for the more than 1.7 million people in north eastern India affected by severe flooding. People have been displaced losing livelihoods, shelter and daily essentials. United Church partner ACT Alliance has responded through the Rapid Response Mechanism to help meet the immediate needs of 1,500 households.

Prayer:

Eternal Creator,

Bless the lands bearing the burden of flooding in India,
and bless the people who love these lands and call them home.

With your help and guidance, may we work to:

Protect the vulnerable and those most affected by the raging rainfall, flash floods, and landslides;

Strengthen those who are able to offer physical, emotional, and spiritual aid; and

Support our partners in ministry who will continue to serve the people and the land long after the storm has passed.

As a mother comforts and protects her young from the dangers of life,
gather us, who are scattered around the world, in love,
and like a loving mother, grant us true wisdom so that we may shield each other from the unimaginable powers of nature.

Amen.

Have you read the announcements?

1. Where are the August Worship Services going to be held?

A. Rec Center - Red Arena

2. What is happening on August 22nd and 23rd?

B. Lock the doors

3. When is the next drum circle?

C. Banff Men's Conference

4. What is the July 31 Bar Harbour Camp called?

D. Silver Camp

5. What is Rebecca's presentation about?

E.10:00

6. What info does the office need from the small group leaders?

F. Flooding

7. What time do the August Worship Services start?

G.August 24

8. Where will the refugee family be coming from?

H. Ethiopia

9. What happens October 13 - 15 of 2017?

I. Staffing the evenings

10. What is the most important aspect of running a smooth operation?

J. Camp in Motion

11. When will the next maintenance day(s) be for Bar Harbour?

K. Fall

12. What type of help is required for the registration nights?

L. Effective Communication

13. What happens July 30 - Aug 04?

M. St. George's Anglican

14. Where will registration nights be held?

N. Fall Start Dates

15. What is the last thing you do when you leave here?

O. Guatemala

16. What happened in India?

P. Registration Nights