Rev Rita’s
@home Worship Experience’

Hello! A few weeks ago, Hugh and Levica Markides shared the news that Grace United Church in LaxKw’alaams B.C. (north west of Port Rupert) burned down on Saturday Jan 30th. When Hugh was a park ranger, he sometimes attended meetings in that community. The 147 year old building was completely destroyed. I know that our hearts go out to those folk who have lost an essential part of who they are.  Your prayers are needed to help this faith community to persevere and recover as they rebuild. At times like these, even being well-insured, means that there will be additional expenses Financial donations are also appreciated.

Here are links to donate and attached information from Treena Duncan who is the executive minister of our Chinook Winds Region and Pacific Mountain Region.

Stay well. Stay connected.
Rev Rita ph/text 403-560-5197

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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

February 2021

February 21
February 14
February 7

January 2021
January 31
January 24
January 17
January 10


December 2020
December 27
December 24
December 20
December 13
December. 06

 

November 2020
November 29
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
Thursday February 18th 6:30 – 8:00.
Games and crafts. Details of the party will be emailed to the parents!
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.
Now Hiring: Music Director position

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
February 28, 2021 28
Feb 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Feb. 28

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Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here Listening Deeply to God with Our BreathSecond Sunday of Lent To begin listen to Lord Listen to your Children Praying https://youtu.be/Z1gSGDUWChkThen pray- Dear God, help us to catch our breath and wake up to Your Presence. We are not able to breathe […]

February 21, 2021 21
Feb 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Feb. 21

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Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin listen to Sweet Hour of Prayer  https://youtu.be/fc5SehdJv6s Then read the following: Have you ever misplaced your phone–which is on vibrate of course–and then asked someone to call it? We get really still and really quiet. Our ears perk up in all […]

February 14, 2021 14
Feb 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Feb. 14

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God Is Holding Your Life February 14 –  Whole Heart Hallelujah To begin play Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee https://youtu.be/Ux_U-0LBGLA Then pray- Amazing God, You do wonderful things–big and small–every day. Open us this day to recognize the miracles of life all around us so that we might stay resilient and ready to create your reign on earth […]

February 7, 2021 07
Feb 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Feb. 7

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God Is Holding Your Life We wait. We Hope. We Stay. – Psalm 147Week 5 – We Wait, We Hope, We Stay – Psalm 147 Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin play Come Let Us Sing https://youtu.be/7Zs9o82P_soThen pray – Healing God, You are working to bind up the […]

January 31, 2021 31
Jan 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Jan. 31

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God Is Holding Your Life Week 4 – In God Alone – Psalm 62 Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin play Come In, Come In, and Sit Down https://youtu.be/Zd7piPRAWS0 Then pray – God of our devotion, you are the one constant in life. Open us this day to […]

January 24, 2021 24
Jan 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Jan. 24

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God Is Holding Your Life Week 3 – Where Can I Go? Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin play ‘Bring Many Names’  https://youtu.be/Aj7Ms2Z35TcThen pray- Dear and Near God, you never leave our side. Open us this day to feeling and knowing your presence deep in our hearts so that […]

Recent Photos
See some photos from the past year!