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( Rev. Jope Langejans ) as of September 10, 2019
Garrison Woods Worship Service:
Sept. 17 at 10 am 2400 Sorrel Mews SW Please join us in our monthly worship led by Rev. Jope.
LUC Choir rehearsal begins:
Sept 19 at 7:00 pm We are gathering musical forces and would love to have you be part of our music team. Interested? Please speak with our Music Director Marie Taylor or call the church office. All Are Welcome! Come make a Joyful Noise!
LUC Council Meeting:
September 22, 2019 at 11:00 am (After the Service, in the Board Room)
Monday Morning Bible Study update:
Monday Morning Bible Study will begin a new study on Monday, September 23 at 9:30 AM in the upper hall. We are a women's group, and we will meet every 2 weeks from Sept 23 to the end of November, take a break & then begin a different study in the new year. . This fall we will be doing a 5-session study based on the resource "Birth of Jesus for Progressive Christians", We will be attempting to discover the deeper meanings of the birth stories found in the Bible, and the reasons why the authors wrote the stories the way they did. If this interests you we invite you to come along. For more information contact Gwen Jamieson 403-249-5655 or email email@example.com.
Survey closes Sept 30, 2019!
Lakeview United Church is taking part in the Flourishing Congregations Institutes Survey! It will be available for all to participate in starting this week. This survey will help us better understand and strengthen our congregation. Please take 20 minutes and fill out the survey at https://tinyurl.com/fc150c
To learn more about the survey, the larger project, and many of the anticipated benefits to arise, visit www.flourishingcongregations.org/national-survey.
Find Shelly Logan Gordanier in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday Service, and she will gladly help you fill out the form online in the privacy of the church office.
Survey Deadline: Sept 30, 2019
Healing Pathway Phase 2
Will be offered at Northminster United Church, Calgary on October 25 to 27, 2019.
You can find a full brochure, registration and more information HERE
‘Sandwich Sunday’ September 8, 2019!
Thanks to everyone who provided a smorgasbord of delicious sandwiches, and to all the set up and clean up volunteers! Lunch, conversation and fellowship was enjoyed by all. Nary a seat to be had in the Hall!
A Sincere Thank You To Bob Gibennus!
Bob Gibennus, Licensed Lay Worship Leader Church Office: 403 242-5760
Bob served as Pulpit Supply at Lakeview while Rev. Langejans was on Holiday. We thank him for his service, and truly appreciate his ( and Peggy’s ) commitment to their home congregation!
Coffee and Conversation Hosts are Especially needed starting sunday, October 13th:
Please Sign Up online or in the Narthex to volunteer as a Coffee and Conversation Host after the Sunday Worship Service.
Go to the Coffee Host Sign Up tab under ‘Who We Are’ or, ‘About’ on the website and follow the link! (As a bonus you will get an email reminder prior to your selected date!)
***We are in need of Volunteers starting October 13th and onward. We hope you will consider supporting this Fellowship time.***
Thanks and Best Wishes to Avery! WE will miss you….
Avery has completed her Summer position,working on Community Engagement with Lakeview United, and helping out in the Church Office. We appreciate all her energy, overall support, practical help and good ideas. She is already back at University and working towards her degree in Human Resources. We wish her well!
Faith Journey Book Study:
Are you interested in lively discussion about your Christian values? Your Spirituality? Your view of today’s world? If so, consider joining Heather, Lesley, Barb F, Nancy P, Sue and others for Faith Journey Book Study. We choose a book for discussion and meet in each other’s homes. We will be starting up on October 4th at the home of Barb Foster. After spending 3 weeks finishing up discussing “In the Sanctuary of Women,” by Jan Richardson, we will choose another book for discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend with his/her ideas. Speak to one of us if you are interested.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study:
Studies will resume October 16th, 2019! The group meets in the Upper Hall. 10:00 - 12:00 under the leadership of Hank Klassen. Coffee is provided. Call Hank at 403-249-7006 for more details.
Warming Up to Worship Resumes:
Will resume October 20, 2019 when all are invited to join Bob Gibennus, Licensed Lay Worship Leader, before the Sunday service in the downstairs Group Room. Warming Up To Worship runs from 9:15 to 9:45 am. We discuss each weeks readings and how we may apply them to our lives. Bring your Bible and morning coffee, and join the conversation! Meanwhile, Enjoy the Summer!
Weaselhead Presents! Concert Series
We are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Concert Series Line Up
first concert November 1st!
Seasons tickets are now on sale. Get them while they’re hot! Concert series pack is $100, cash or cheque payable to Lakeview United Church and available by calling 403-242-5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Afternoon Spots are still available ! (as of Sept.6, 2019)
Weeks 12 and 13 ‘SAbbatical' Sundaes Have arrived!
Check out Rev. Jope’s Sabbatical missives on the Pastoral Letters website page while he is away. He welcomes your feedback and you can reach him at email@example.com.
The final Sabbatical Sundaes are now posted!
Bob Ross Paint Along produced many Happy Little trees (and a pig!)
Thanks to Avery for capably lending ‘Bob Ross’ a helping hand on Friday Night! (Unfortunately, as Heather discovered, Bob was unable to attend in person!) We appreciated Nancy, Gwen and Jean supporting the artistic endeavors behind the scenes; doling out paint as needed, changing up the brush cleaning water, and handing out copious quantities of paper towels which allowed the budding artists to concentrate on creating their masterpieces. Such wonderful and unique interpretations of Bob’s specific landscape directions resulted!
‘Janitor Closet’ Clean-up Project:
A big thank you to Roger Scroggins who spearheaded, and our Church Family Members who helped out with this project on August 14th. The many hands of Heather M, Ron G, Nancy G, Gwen J, Doug J, Barb P, Sue S, and Barb F made light work of the job!
potluck lunch August 11, 2019:
Many thanks to Lorna Flack for organizing the Annual Summer Pot Luck Lunch….. and to all the participants who shared their wonderful dishes with us! ( and the clean up crew who tidied up after )
Successful Family Games Night held July 26th
A big ‘Thank you’ to Avery McLellan for organizing this community event!
June LUC Volunteer of the Month:
Congratulations to Wayne Gordanier on being recognized as June’s Volunteer of the Month at Lakeview United Church. Wayne has served on the Rejuvenation Task Force since it’s inception in the Fall of 2017. He can be found behind the scenes, brainstorming most Sundays with the rest of the group in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday Service, and volunteering at rejuvenation events spearheaded by this hardworking group. Thanks for all you do!
Peace Pole Bench Dedication:
Despite the wintery weather the Bench dedication was well attended after service on May 5th, 2019 . Rev. Jope led a very moving ceremony to dedicate the four benches located on the Southwest corner of the Church grounds. We hope that everyone will enjoy this quiet contemplative spot for years to come. May we all be inspired to pray for, and work towards Peace and Reconciliation in this sometimes troubled world….. The benches were generously donated by family members in memory of Karl Schrottner, Mervyn Baker, Anne Henderson, and Dr. Jack Derbyshire.
The ordering of name tags is on hold until the Church Council meets in June and a decision is made whether or not to update the incorporated logo, which would come at additional expense and render existing name tags obsolete. If you wish to purchase a name tag, please call Vivian McFarland at 403-249-8513 and get your name on the list. Orders are placed in spring and fall. Name tags cost $8.25 + GST each, for either a pin or a strong magnet. Stay Tuned!
Embracing the Spirit – Fellowship Time
An initiative of EDGE: A Network for Ministry Development / Réseau pour le développement des ministères The United Church of Canada / L’Église Unie du Canada
Want to hear some of the amazing stories that are happening across the United Church of Canada? God is already up to something. Come and listen to what is already happening.
When: Join us every Monday online at 1pm EDT (not including Easter Monday)
Place: Zoom (click the link to join in!)
Or call in at +16475580588, Meeting ID 320889290#
Missed Fellowship Time? Watch the stories as they unfold and are recorded at EDGE’s YouTube channel.
Calling all ChurcH PHoto Journalists!
We are looking for current event and people photos to update our Lakeview United Church’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook platforms. You don’t have to be IT savvy! Send your digital photos and captions via email to Arda, Office Administrator and she will upload them for all to enjoy.
Quinterra Legacy Garden Project:
April 2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the loss of five inspiring young kids whose lives were lost on April 15, 2014 in the quiet suburban neighbourhood of Brentwood in Calgary. Since this time, their five families have come together along with an amazing group of volunteers to design a project that will give back to the community and acknowledge the incredible support they received after losing their children, and let others know that beyond tragedy and loss, there is light.
Quinterra Legacy Garden will be an interactive musical park and performance space that reflects hope, possibility, creativity and the life-affirming qualities that each of the five amazing young people embodied. Located in South Glenmore Park, this amenity will become Calgary’s first fully dedicated music garden and performance space. It will be accessible to Calgarians of all ages and will include interactive musical and play elements along with a 30-foot diameter stage for programming including music, dance, theatre, spoken word, yoga, meditation, healing circles, etc. For further information, and to donate to the venture please click on the following link:
Are you looking for a place to occasionally contribute your time and talents? We are hoping to add willing new prospective volunteers to several current volunteer rosters. For your convenience the sign ups may be accessed online once you register on the Sign Up Genius website. For those without internet connectivity, Ted and Heather can always be contacted in person, or by phone.
For further information, or to be added to volunteer list, please contact:
Ted Prince ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for Sunday Collection Counter
Heather Mayers ( email@example.com ) for Communion Servers , Scripture Readers & Greeters.
Thank you for considering these opportunities. Many hands make light work!
Lakeview United Church Kids and Youth (LUCKY) Club
Are you looking for programs that help you to teach your children to be confident, caring and mindful individuals?
The Lakeview United Church Kids and Youth program runs every Sunday during the 10:00 service. The children re-enact stories, share cooperative games, sing inspirational songs and do activities to support others such as Birthday boxes for the Food Bank. Each month may centre around a theme such as January "Let My light shine" with children decorating dye-cut little houses with battery operated tea-lights inside.
For the little ones, under 2 years old, there is a play area in the sanctuary so that parents can participate in the service without worrying about being separated from their child. Come and check it out!
Join the Fun!
Call Janet with any questions (403) 797-4075
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