Services cancelled

Beginning this Sunday (March 15, 2020), Sunday worship services will be 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.

The Lent Countdown daily emails will continue as well as other emails to help keep us connected during this time. Rev Rita is available to provide support and answer any questions or concerns by phoning or texting 403-560-5197 or email Audio recordings of past worship services are available on our website


Because of health concerns we are postponing the movie/lunch and the west Edmonton trip? We will keep you posted when we have a new date.

Balzac United Church Update: Coronavirus Preventive Measure

Past Services

March 2020
March 8 service sermon Minute for mission
M.Johnston performing “God So Loved the World
March 1 service   sermon

February 2020
February 26 Ash Wedneday service
February 23 service sermon, Ron Beagle performing “I know who holds tomorrow
February 16 service sermon, Ron Beagle performing “the Nighty and Nine’
February 9 service sermon Minute for mission, Choir performing  “Lead Me On”
February 2 service sermon

January 2020
February 2 service sermon
January 26 service sermon
January 19 service sermon Choir performing Down By the Riverside / Standing in the Need of Prayer
January 12 service, sermon
January 5 service, sermon

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

November 2019

November 24 service   sermon
November 17 service sermon, Zoe Walkes performing “Hounds of Spring
November 10, service, sermon, Poem
November 3, service, sermon


BUC Audio page here

Photo a Day

Be aware of God’s presence around you during Lent! Take a picture each day that conveys the word fire that day then

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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 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.

Mission & Service Fair

The Sunday school and youth will present the different countries that they have learned about! Join them November 24th after the service.

Rita’s Tweets

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

New Tweets Added

Recent Sermons
February 16, 2020 16
Feb 2020

Walking with Jesus – Lost and Found

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

God always finds those who are lost. ScripturesPsalm 23 VU p 749Luke 15:1-16:15 Parable of the Lost Son and the Parable of the Dishonest Manager…juxtaposed … elder son who believes he has never been lost & a manger who knows he’s lost & is desperate to be found Listen to […]

February 9, 2020 09
Feb 2020

Walking with Jesus – Topsy Turvy

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Jesus turned the world upside down and inside out with his teaching by story and example about the kingdom of God. Listen to the full audio of the sermon here

February 2, 2020 02
Feb 2020

Walking with Jesus – The Times

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

What are these times we live in? How does God want us to spend our time? ScripturesPsalm 33 VUp 760 Luke 12:35-13:19 Jesus tells 3 parables: waiting for the bridegroom, a manager who faithfully does what his master asks, & a gardener who asks for more time to tend a […]

January 26, 2020 26
Jan 2020

Walking with Jesus – Carefree

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

How do can we stop “building barns” and enjoy what God has given us today? ScripturesPsalm 49 VUp 774 Luke 12:1-34 Parable of the Rich Fool Listen to the full audio of the sermon here

January 19, 2020 19
Jan 2020

Walking with Jesus – Prayer

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Jesus tells a story about prayer, but not so much about what to pray as the way we should pray. ScripturesPsalm 138 VUp 860 Luke 11:5-13 Parable of the Man Who Knocks Listen to the full audio of the sermon here

April 14, 2019 14
Apr 2019

The Spiritual Practice of Waking Up to God

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

(This series is based on the books: An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor and Deepening the Colors: Life Inside the Story of God by Syd Hielema as well as the worship themes created by New Life Christian Reformed Church in Guelph, Ontario and […]

Recent Photos
See some photos from the past year!