Rev Rita’s
@home Worship Experience’
Hello! I hope you are finding ways to keep cool in the midst of the heat wave. Today I have attached the latest edition of the BUC Coffee & Chat Newsletter. It is an anniversary edition! Enjoy!
Stay well. Stay connected.
Rev Rita ph/text 403-560-5197
Grace United Church in LaxKw’alaams B.C.

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.

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Rita’s
Tweets

Check out “Rita’s Tweets” a photoblog of Rita and Frog’s adventures while on sabbatical in 2019!

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
June 13, 2021 13
Jun 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday June 13

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here Play –  O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing https://youtu.be/nx0rCabJ16c Pray God of small seeds and mighty plants, you take our meager lives and with your love cause them to produce acts of loving kindness for you in this world. You hear […]

June 6, 2021 06
Jun 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday June 6

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Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here The Bread of Life – June 6 2021 Play Amazing Grace https://youtu.be/cIYvT745algThen say- Hear the words of Jesus: “I am the bread of life.Whoever comes to me will never be hungry,and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” Pray- God of every good gift:we […]

May 30, 2021 30
May 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday May 30

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Trinity Sunday – May 30Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here Play  Worship the Lordhttps://youtu.be/-4CndaDI1qk Then say –  In mystery and grandeur, we see the face of God. In earthiness and the ordinary, we know the love of Christ. In the heights and depths and life and death, the […]

May 23, 2021 23
May 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday May 23

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Pentecost Sunday Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here Play – Come O Holy Spirit sung by the Balzac United Church Choir  https://youtu.be/nXWkM9RgBvA Read – Today, Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the gracious gift of the Holy Spirit, who leads us in understanding and following Jesus today. May we receive […]

May 9, 2021 09
May 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday May 9

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Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin play Love Divine, All Love Excelling https://youtu.be/BF8jG9U3r5wThen pray-Dear God, mothers come in many different forms, and today we celebrate them all. Thank you  God for mothers! For those women who are now among the angels and whom we miss dearly on […]

May 2, 2021 02
May 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday May 2

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Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin play Count Your Blessings  https://youtu.be/32FeHuhz1Qk Then pray- As on a first day you began the work of creating us; as on a first day you raised Jesus from the dead; so on this first day, good Lord, freshen and remake us: […]

Recent Photos
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