Rev Rita’s
@home Worship Experience’

Hello! At Balzac United Church, we have a Christmas tradition of providing a hamper of food and gifts for a family of 4 through the Airdrie Lioness Hamper Program. This year the need is greater than ever. However, this year, the Airdrie Lioness club will not be accepting food and gift items but instead are asking for gift card donations or money donation by Tuesday December 1st. Please consider supporting once again this worthwhile cause. If you are able to donate, please email airdrielioness@gmail.com and they will tell where and when you can drop off your donation. You can also phone 403-660-1569. For donation over $20.00, a charitable income tax receipt will be provided upon request.

Stay well. Stay connected.

Rev Rita

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Rita’s Tweets

Check out “Rita’s Tweets” a photoblog of Rita and Frog’s adventures while on sabbatical last year!

Past Services

November 2020
November 15
November 8
November 1

October 2020
October 25
October 18
October 11
October 4

September 2020
September 27
September 20
September 13

May 2020
May 24 Message
May 3 Message

 

December 2019
December 29 service 
Christmas Eve service Choir performing four selections “Angels Among Us”  Michelle Johnston performing “O Holy Night
December 22 service, sermon, Choir performing “Angels Was A-Shoutin’ on Christmas Morn
December 15 service, sermon, Choir performing “Can You Hear the Angels?”
December 8 service, sermon, Choir performing “Angels Keep Rejoicing
December 1 service, sermon,  Choir performing “Angels Among Us

BUC Audio page here

Services cancelled

Since Sunday (March 15, 2020), Sunday worship services in the church are cancelled until further notice. At Balzac United Church, we will not take unnecessary risks when it comes to the health and welfare of our community. We are choosing to be proactive in our response to slow the spread of this virus. Rev Rita and the church board have not taken this decision lightly.
Rev Rita is available to provide support and answer any questions or concerns by phoning or texting 403-560-5197 or email cattellr@shaw.ca. Audio recordings of past worship services are available on our website balzacunitedchurch.com
Virtual Senior Clubhouse
and Youth night
Every other week we will have a youth meeting, Thursday nights at 7pm. Each online youth meeting, a different youth will be hosting it! planning a fun activity and a prayer with the help of one of us.
Financial Church Support
If you want to financially support our church, there is two ways:

1) Mail a cheque to Balzac United Church, 10076 TWP Rd 262, Balzac, AB T4B 2T3.
Mail is picked up on a regular basis.

2) Using a credit card, you can donate via www.canadahelps.org The national office of our United Church Canada does approve of this online donation method. Balzac will receive your donation less 4% for a processing fee. Your income tax receipt will be issued from Canada Helps.

The Balzac United Church would like to take this opportunity to recognize that we worship on the traditional  territories of Treaty Seven  which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations.
Recent Sermons
November 15, 2020 15
Nov 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Nov. 15

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin play- Amazing Grace sung by Michelle Johnston (attached)   Arranged by Jay Althouse. Piano accompaniment by Sally Albrecht. Then pray – As on a first day you began the work of creating us; as on a first day you raised your Son from the […]

November 8, 2020 08
Nov 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Nov. 8

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message- Listen to the full message here To begin play For The Healing of the Nations (lyrics attached)   RFTBGKkv6M&feature=youtu.be Then pray the World Peace Prayer –    Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth; lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust; lead me from hate to love, from war […]

November 1, 2020 01
Nov 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Nov. 1

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message- Listen to the full message here To begin play For All The Saints https://youtu.be/R1X-lJUGQRo Then pray-  Lord, we gather here this day in praise and thanksgiving for all the wonderful things you have done for us. Help us to be faithful disciples in all that we think, do and say, that your […]

October 25, 2020 25
Oct 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Oct. 25

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message- Listen to the full message here To begin play Let All Things Now Living https://youtu.be/KpMCE1G3N7Q  Then pray- Almighty God, you sustain us every moment of our lives. In you we place our trust. When we face illness, conflict, and fear, you are our steadfast protector. When we suffer setback and loss, […]

October 18, 2020 18
Oct 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Oct. 18

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message- Listen to the full message here To begin play-  Come and Find a Quiet Centerhttps://youtu.be/8xm-IkH5aAYThen Then pray-  Loving God, open our ears to hear your word. Open our eyes to see your presence. Open our minds to the beauty of truth. Open our hearts to the joy of new life. In […]

October 11, 2020 11
Oct 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Oct. 11

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message- Listen to the full message here To begin listen to Thanksgiving Medley https://youtu.be/irbhGtsF40U Then pray-  For all that is… we bless you, God! For joy fulfilled… we bless you, God! For sorrow survived… we bless you, God! For grain from the earth, for rain from the sky, for our nights and […]

Recent Photos
See some photos from the past year!