Our Minister Rev. Lynn McKinnon
Join us for services with Rev. Lynn McKinnon!

Hello to all my new family at Balzac United! Over the next while I we will get to know each other better, and we can start with my sharing a bit about myself.
I was born and raised in a small town called North Sydney, on beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. After graduating from high school I studied at St. Francis Xavier University, where I earned a Diploma in Jazz Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Music, and a Bachelor of Education. I taught music in several school districts for 18 years before returning to my studies for ministry at the Atlantic School of Theology.
After ordination I moved from Cape Breton to Prince Edward Island, where I served as the minister on a 6-point charge for 8 years. From there I moved west to Medicine Hat, and now I am living in Crossfield and excited to begin a new adventure with Balzac United!
I have 3 children, 2 who live with me, Mark and Shannon, and my oldest son Robbie and his wife Jolene who live in Black Diamond and are expecting their first child in December.
These are the technical facts about my life for now. The fun details will come out as we learn and share and grow together. Come on down (or over or up) to Balzac church on Sunday at 10 and we can continue the conversation in person!

Recent Services
Sunday service Nov.6
The roads have become treacherous and it doesn’t look good for tomorrow either, so we have decided to cancel services in person.
If you go here you will find a recorded service that you can follow along with. The hymns and bulletin were already mailed to you so that should help.
December 4, 2022 04
Dec 2022

BUC Worship Sunday Dec. 4

Speaker: Lynn McKinnon/Comments: 0

Clergy: Rev Lynn McKinnon, B.A.Mus., B.Ed., M.Div. Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr. Alex Shawn Communion insert link, Bulletin Link Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship. Congregational responses appear in bold type.Listen to the service here Prelude “In the Bleak Midwinter “ -M. Hayes  Welcome and […]

November 27, 2022 27
Nov 2022

BUC Worship Sunday Nov. 27

Speaker: Lynn McKinnon/Comments: 0

Clergy: Rev Lynn McKinnon, B.A.Mus., B.Ed., M.Div. Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr. Alex Shawn Hymns link, Bulletin Link Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship. Congregational responses appear in bold type.Listen to the service here Prelude “Waiting for Messiah”               […]

November 20, 2022 20
Nov 2022

BUC Worship Sunday Nov. 20

Speaker: Lynn McKinnon/Comments: 0

Clergy: Rev Lynn McKinnon, B.A.Mus., B.Ed., M.Div. Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr. Alex Shawn Hymns link, Bulletin Link Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship. Congregational responses appear in bold type.Listen to the service here Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship. Congregational […]

Past Services
November
Nov. 27
Nov. 20
Nov. 13
Nov. 6

October
Oct. 30
Oct. 23
Oct. 16
Oct. 2

September
Sept. 25
Sept. 4

 

February
Feb. 13
Feb. 6

January
Jan. 30
Jan 23

 

Dec 2021
Dec 12


Nov 2021
Nov 21

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Church Newsletter
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Financial Church Support
If you want to financially support our church, there are four 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.
  3. E – transfer funds directly to the church at our new email address for the treasurer treasurer@balzacunitedchurch.com
  4. Register for PAR (automatic monthly withdrawal from your bank account) by emailing Treasurer Support
Sunday School
WORLD EXPLORERS
Where did we go lately? Want find out?
Sunday school is going on now!
Registration is on now. You can download the form here
and send it to Mrs. Angela or Mrs.Victoria
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
December 4, 2022 04
Dec 2022

BUC Worship Sunday Dec. 4

Speaker: Lynn McKinnon/Comments: 0

Clergy: Rev Lynn McKinnon, B.A.Mus., B.Ed., M.Div. Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr. Alex Shawn Communion insert link, Bulletin Link Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship. Congregational responses appear in bold type.Listen to the service here Prelude “In the Bleak Midwinter “ -M. Hayes  Welcome and […]

November 27, 2022 27
Nov 2022

BUC Worship Sunday Nov. 27

Speaker: Lynn McKinnon/Comments: 0

Clergy: Rev Lynn McKinnon, B.A.Mus., B.Ed., M.Div. Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr. Alex Shawn Hymns link, Bulletin Link Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship. Congregational responses appear in bold type.Listen to the service here Prelude “Waiting for Messiah”               […]

November 20, 2022 20
Nov 2022

BUC Worship Sunday Nov. 20

Speaker: Lynn McKinnon/Comments: 0

Clergy: Rev Lynn McKinnon, B.A.Mus., B.Ed., M.Div. Music Ministry: Lee Dowan & Dr. Alex Shawn Hymns link, Bulletin Link Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship. Congregational responses appear in bold type.Listen to the service here Welcome, all who have gathered for this time of worship. Congregational […]

Recent Photos
See some photos from the past year!