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 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 wish list includes: is in need of clean, empty, shampoo, conditioners, body lotion, and body wash bottles with lids. More Details are on the Outreach page. Donation box is in the church entry way or donations can be dropped off on Thursdays from 10am to 7pm at Soap For Hope, #205, 304 Main Street Airdrie (near the library).
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.
Thank you to Hazel Mountford, Gail Montieth, and Maurice Mountford for decorating the church to help us celebrate Advent and Christmas
Thank you to Ruth Unser and Angela Burford for spending last Monday attending a fluorishing congregations national gathering at Ambrose University in Calgary, then spending the evening attending a Foothills Presbytery event about the art of clustering. Your insights will help BUC to move forward.
Thank you to Ruth Unser for being our Foothills Presbytery rep for the past 3 years. With the restructuring of the United Church, congregations will no longer be grouped in presbyteries. In the future, Balzac will be a part of a cluster(s) and the Chinook Winds Region. For more info about the new look of the United Church go to: www.united-church.ca
Thank you to Clark Spencer (chair of property) and Angelina Pennell (member at large) for serving on the church board. They are no longer able to continue because of other personal commitments.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Love listening to Christmas Carols? Come and hear four different choirs, with guest musicians, sing a variety of Christmas Carols, all in one spot. Thursday, December 13 @ 7:30 pm. St Andrew’s United Church, Cochrane.
Saturday December 8th, 9am to 11am. Come and get your photo with Santa along with a side of pancakes. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family.
Tea fundraiser is on until December 6th. You can order your tea for Christmas! See Wendy Proudlock for details
Sunday December 9th @ 1pm. A quiet worship service for those missing loved ones in the midst of all the holiday celebrations. For more info, please speak with Rev Rita.
Bring A Friend Sunday and Celebrating Balzac with worship leaders Larry Bilben and Hazel Mountford. This year marks 50 years since the Beddington Church was moved to the Balzac site and 20 yrs since an addition was built onto the building. Join us for a time of storytelling and memories as we celebrate “the little white church by the rail”.
Saturday November 17th – Balzac Christmas Market at the community hall. We will have a bake table and welcome donations.
Sunday November 18th – Kathy Shuttleworth invited you to bring items for Operation Christmas Child Shoebox and help her pack boxes after the worship service.
Mission & Service fair presented by our children and youth on Sunday, Nov 4th after the worship service. you are invited to a wonderful multicultural experience, sample some food and drinks from the regions they’ve been studying throughout Canada.
Learn how the United Church and it’s partners support these regions with mission and service.
If you are interested in joining the choir, come Saturday November 3rd. We will be covering Joy! A Gospel Christmas Celebration – J. Raney
Saturday, October 27th , 2018 10am – 3pm
Red Deer Lake Community Hall
(178136 – 112 St. SW – South of Highway 22X on 112 St. West – same as PAST years.)
(Registration & Refreshments- 9am to 10am)
Keynote speaker: Rev. Dr. Christine Jerrett – Animator For New Ministry Development, Rural & Small Town Churches with EDGE (United Church of Canada)
Topic – Being the church where you are Mileage paid (by Foothills Presbytery)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE of October 19th is needed to accommodate the caterer! No charge for this event but participants are asked to bring a personal care item or a household cleaning product. To register: Please contact Rev Rita- 403-560-5197 or email@example.com
Halloween Fun Party to follow church (with a potluck lunch if you are staying
Thank you Susan Thomas for hosting the Potluck Thanksgiving dinner!
Balzac Community Hall, Saturday. Sept. 29th
Thank you Joyce and everyone who helped make the garage sale a great success!
The Garage sale made a total of $3755!
Ed and Leisel Pluemecke participated in the Terry Fox run in Airdrie and raised $426!
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.
Choir; Song in the Air
November 4 Inuit folk tale
“On the shoulder of a Giant” GDrive
November 4 Sunday service GDrive