Rev Rita’s
@home Worship Experience’
Hello! This morning, I came across the following quote: “Be a witness for God today.  Remember, it can be with your words or your actions. They both can speak loudly.” in the book The Busy Soul by Terry Brookman. Brookman writes that he puts this though into practice with a daily commitment to not let the day end without saying or doing something that benefits someone.

Stay well. Stay connected.
Rev. Rita

Cell: (403) 560-5197 / church: (403) 226-5844
Email: cattellr@shaw.ca

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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

October 2020
October 18
October 11
October 4

September 2020
September 27
September 20
September 13

 


May 2020
May 24 Message
May 3 Message

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

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
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 […]

October 3, 2020 03
Oct 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Oct. 4

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message- Listen to the full message here To begin play-  They Will Know We Are Christian https://youtu.be/l7E7lARwUYw Then pray-  Gracious God, you call us from many places and circumstances, and invite us to follow you. We come now to this worship experience from many different life situations. We come to be open […]

September 28, 2020 28
Sep 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Sept 27

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Hello! Welcome to ‘At Home Worship Experience’ for Sunday September 27 2020. At the end of this email, you will find a Zoom invite for BUC Sunday Coffee & Chat @11am.  You are welcome to drop by anytime between 11am and noon.Stay well. Stay connected. Rev Rita  ph/text 403-560-5197 Rev […]

September 21, 2020 21
Sep 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Sept 20

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Sunday School and Youth Group are now online. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please email Angela Wigglesworth (balzacunitedchurch@gmail.com) or Victoria & Zoe Walkes (kvw10@telus.net) for more info. Bible study will begin in Odtober. Details to come.Stay well. Stay connected. Rev Rita’s Message- Listen to the full message […]

September 15, 2020 15
Sep 2020

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Sept 13

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message- Listen to the full message here To begin playWe Are Not Alone  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiIE9iikIZk&feature=youtu.be                 or search YouTube We Are Not Alone SE Samonte Then pray- God of the past, accept the people we have been and the baggage we drag behind us. God of […]

Recent Photos
See some photos from the past year!