Rev Rita’s
@home Worship Experience’

Rev. Rita

Hello! Ed Plumecke has participated in the Terry Fox Run for many years. Ed is not taking part this year. However, he wanted to remind you that you can continue to be part of the movment inspired by Terry Fox to raise funds for cancer research.  Online donations can be made at https://terryfox.org/
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!

In church 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
September 19, 2021 19
Sep 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Sept. 19

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin say- In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Then pray – God of all time and place, we thank you for the gifts of life, love, compassion, and challenge. Help us […]

September 12, 2021 12
Sep 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Sept. 12

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin say and then pray – Come and listen to the words of life and love.  Come from wherever you are and hear the words of wisdom from our living, loving God. Listen, rejoice, and follow. Loving and caring God, we come this morning seeking […]

September 5, 2021 05
Sep 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday Sept. 5

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin say- And Jesus said, “Come!” To the light-hearted and the heavy-hearted:  he said, “Come!” To the well-off and the cast-off:  he said, “Come!”To the youngsters and the oldsters:  he said, “Come!” To the faithful and the faithless:  he said, “Come!” “Come unto me […]

July 25, 2021 25
Jul 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday July 25

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here Imagine a Church Sharing The Fruit of the Spirit Play Spirit of Life https://youtu.be/EcFZ32EHexYTo begin, say and then pray: The flame of the Spirit touches our souls, the light of Christ’s truth fills our minds, and the love of the Maker fills our […]

July 18, 2021 18
Jul 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday July 18

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here To begin pray – Come, Spirit of God, with your power and your presence, transform our lives and help us change the world! Amen. Play Lord, Listen to your Children Praying https://youtu.be/AIT5-9lIBqY Read Romans 12:1-2 (attached) Play Love Divine, All Loves Excelling https://youtu.be/1DXEW9SIZ_ Listen to Rev […]

July 11, 2021 11
Jul 2021

BUC Worship At Home Experience Sunday July 11

Speaker: Rita Cattell/Comments: 0

Western Heritage Sunday Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here Sing A Long with Paul Brant Alberta Bound https://youtu.be/Hx4EkjJw5xk and with the Sons of the Pioneers Tumbling Tumbleweeds https://youtu.be/JQc5gDXQGIs  Imagine A Faith Community of Compassion –  Caring, Sharing God’s Love in the WorldOut of imagination comes compassion. Out of compassion comes awareness. […]

Recent Photos
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