Balzac United Church chain made by Rev. Rita and the BUC Kids.

Sunday service

No worship services during August and September 2nd

Charlie's celebration of life

Charlie Watt passed away peacefully on Monday, August 6, 2018.

Charlie's celebration of life will be on
Monday August 20th @ 1 pm at
Mountain View Funeral Home. 1605 100 Street SE.

There is a viewing on Sunday Aug 19th 1-5 pm.

Closed for August

No worship services during August and September 2nd.
See You in September.
Worship services will begin again on September 9th at 9:30 am.

The Annual Balzac United Church Garage Sale

Sat. Sept. 29th
Balzac Community Hall from 9:00 to 2:00 pm
We are asking that you bring your donations directly to the hall between 3 and 7 pm Friday Sept. 28th. We will be accepting some donations in Sept that can be stored in the choir room but prefer that most of the items be delivered to the hall on Friday evening. This will eliminate items being handled twice. We request that furniture be limited to small items only. No sofas please since we do not have the space to put them.
We are looking for any treasures you may have and items you no longer need or want. However we, cannot accept electronics such as TV's, DVD players, any computer equipment, stereos, radios , speakers, clothing, shoes, mattresses, cribs, car seats and helmets. If friends or family wish to donate please advise them of the items we cannot take. There will be a separate table for jewelry, linens and collectables.

Calgary Stampeders Faith and Family Night

September 28 at 7pm
Please join us at the game. Tickets are $21/person, and all are welcome to attend.
Miss Angela will be taking any youth group members who would like to attend, but would love to have as many BUC members as we can. Anyone who would like to join the youth group at Peter's Drive-in (16 ave, Calgary) at 5pm for a pre-game supper is welcome. For more info or to sign-up for tickets please call Angela Wigglesworth at 587-229-3878 or send her an email at balzacunitedchurch@gmail.com.

Family Camp

September 7 - 9, 2018
Get the early bird discount by signing up before July 31st. Join us for the weekend and experience the great outdoors in the company of church family and friends.  There'll be plenty of fun, great conversation, food and campfire experiences.  A weekend filled with memories to cherish  Check out our  Saturday only option for busy families who still want to have a little fun. Invite your friends.  Please contact Michelle Engel at mlengel@shaw.ca or call the Northminster office at 403-226-8464 or register online http://www.northminster.ca/event/family-camp-kasota-west


Western Heritage Sunday

Sunday - July 8th -
Our annual Western Heritage Sunday with worship at 9:30am followed by pancake breakfast.


Veterans Food Bank Donations

At this time of year, we support the Veterans Food Bank run by the Calgary Poppy Fund that assists veterans, ex-service, widows & dependents in Calgary & area. Donations of food, socks, mittens, gloves, & toques are needed & can be left in the church food bank bin in the entranceway.

Soap For Hope

Soap For Hope YYC is an Airdrie based non-profit group who provide basic hygiene kits to individuals and families. Soap for Hope YYC welcomes donations of soap. Their January wish list includes: 1 litre dish detergent, laundry soap, feminine hygiene products. A Donation box is in the church entryway.

Airdrie Food bank

Go to the Outreach page to see what is needed at the Airdrie food bank.
Did you know that for every $1 that the Airdrie Food Bank receives they can purchase $3 worth of food items? If you choose to support them in this way, please mark your donation clearly, and BUC will submit all monies received, to the Food Bank.

BUC Amazing Race

Saturday, June 16 we will be hosting our annual BUC Father's Day Event, with our first ever Amazing Race- BUC Edition. We have finalized the details and the race will begin at 10am sharp. If you haven't signed your team up you still have time.
If you are not racing but would like to participate in other ways please come cheer on the teams, enjoy the BBQ, or sign up as one of our intrepid race monitors. We need a minimum of 10 volunteers during the race. Please see Victoria or Angela to sign up.
All participants will receive an amazing race commemorative t-shirt. Please register your team at the cookie table.
Everyone please join us to cheer on the teams, have a BBQ lunch and some fun at the church.
What to bring
: a lawnchair, outdoor games to play while we're waiting for the teams to come back, a dessert for the BBQ

Music Sunday

Our choir will be presenting a special anthem entitled, I Will Sing by Joel Raney – a medley of familiar hymns on Singing – as well as some of the Choir's most favorite hymns for congregational participation. This day also celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of the United Church of Canada. A special hymn will be sung in remembrance of that event. Don't miss this opportunity to make this a special day for yourself - and perhaps a friend - to join in on our celebration of the Music Ministry at Balzac United Church.

Listen to the whole service here
Choir Performing "I Will Sing"


May 13, Annual Mother's day tea party

following the morning service - Everyone welcome. See the photos on instagram.
The BUC kids talk about their Mothers and how grateful they are to have them in their lives.
here is the link

May 6, Guest soloist Christie Brekke

Sang "Blessings" Listen here

April 15, Humboldt and a Hope with Holes

By Matthew Heesing
Link to the sermon is here

Past dates and information:

Mandate Magazine Winter 2018 Digital Issue

The Winter 2018 Digital Issue of Mandate Magazine is out and can be viewed here.
It features a story about our Mission and Service fair the BUC kids put on page 38 written by Victoria Walkes and Angela Wigglesworth.

Inspiring Albertans - Lee Dowan

See Lee Dowan’s profile for Inspiring Albertans in the link below: calgary.ctvnews.ca/mobile/video?clipId=1378495

Lenten Sermon series

Rev Rita has a lenten sermon series she presented from February 18 - March 18, focussing on The God We Can Know: Exploring the "I am" sayings of Jesus. Full details on Our Minister page
February 18 - "I am the Bread of Life" - Knowing God's satisfaction. Audio here
February 25 - "I am the Light of the World" - Knowing God's guidance. Audio here
March 4 - "I am the Good Shepherd." - Knowing God's care. Audio here Audio here
March 11 - "I am the True Vine." - Knowing God's power. Audio here
March 18 - "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" - Knowing God's Way Audio here


Artisans Only Market

If you wish to be a vendor, please speak with Nancy Wigglesworth or email artisansonlymarket@gmail.com.

Bethany Care Centre, Airdrie: volunteers needed

For the month of February on Friday afternoons, Balzac United Church will be serving tea to the residents of Bethany Care Centre, Airdrie. If you are able to help for a few hours, please call Nancy Wigglesworth at 403-389-1716.

Annual General Meeting, February 25

Annual General meeting was Sunday, February 25 following worship service.
2017 Annual Report here


We are looking for a single or couple interested in the following volunteer roles: Movie night coordinator, youth group co-leader(s). Please ask Angela W. Or Victoria for more information. No experience required.


Mission & Service fair

November 26: Sunday school Mission & Service Fair following the morning service.
Last year, the Sunday school, youth and adventurers will present the different countries that they have learned about!
see this years photos on instagram
seel last years photos here

Thank-yous go out to the following

Joyce Covey for the coordinating the Pancake Supper!
Our church family, for your generous donations to the Veterans Food Bank and Soap for Hope

Donna Watt

Donna Watt sends cards to our BUC church family. If you know someone who is ill, is celebrating a birthday, is grieving, or just needs a thank you or a bit of encouragement, please email Donna at donnamwatt34@gmail.com

Past events
BUC Kids service

The full video of the BUC Kids service is up on our YouTube playlist. Click here

Photos form the service are here










click the photo to view some samples.
Visit Intagram here

Mother's Day Video

The BUC kids talk about their Mothers and how grateful they are to have them in their lives.
The link is below

See Video

click the photo to view some samples.
Visit Intagram here

To see more, go to recent photos, click on the gallery in the Photos section

Quick links

Contact Us

(403) 226-5844

email: balzacunitedchurch@gmail.com

address: 10076 TWP RD 262
Balzac, Alberta T4B 2T3