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Looking For Lakeview Community Association Fun Day Volunteers to represent and promote Lakeview United Church:

Contact Cecilia Pavao, or any member of the Rejuvenation Committee, for more information. Volunteers are needed prior to, and the day of the event. Sign Up Sheets are on the Narthex Table,


INTERIM MINISTER:

Rev. Kelley Warner Church Office: 403 242-5760

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Kelley will be serving as Pulpit Supply at Lakeview while Rev. Langejans is on Sabbatical from May 6 - August 6, 2019. She will be in the Church Office for a half day on Tuesdays. Direct your inquiries to her via email at lakeviewuc@telus.net (Attn. Rev Warner), or call the office to schedule an appointment.


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Weaselhead Presents! Concert Series

We are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Concert Series Line Up

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 lakeviewuc@telus.net


First Annual Chinook Winds Regional Gathering, June 7-8, 2019 ( Deadline to Register is May 22 )

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Registration is now online for the first Annual Gathering of the Chinook Winds Region to take place  June 7-8, 2019 at McKillop United Church in Lethbridge, with the theme, Born of Wind and Spirit. Those to attend are Lay Regional Representatives who have been elected by their Community of Faith and Ministry Personnel. To Register, please click HERE: https://form.jotform.com/90716113164248
        
For questions about the event itself, please contact Rev. Bob Wallace, Chair, Local Hosting Team at commoncupbob@gmail.com


Wallet Found!

A wallet was found May 6, 2019 on a LUC Peace Pole bench. Call the Church office at (403) 242 -5760 and describe it to confirm that you are the rightful owner!


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Andrew Edy of Calgary is Missing

Andrew’s parents are asking for our help in finding him or providing “Proof or Footprints of Life” For further information click on the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/andrewedymissing or Andrewedymissing@shaw.ca


Peace Pole Bench Dedication:

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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.


Garage Sale Kudos:

A Sincere Thank You to Janet Layton and her extremely hardworking recruits who toiled over three busy days setting up and selling treasures at the Annual 2019 LUC Garage Sale!! …..A much anticipated event in our Community, as evidenced by specific website traffic and comments from our loyal shoppers. And, a bonding fellowship opportunity through shared trials and tribulation for our church family!


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Neighbour Day: Saturday June 15, 2019

LAKEVIEW UNITED CHURCH 3023-63RD AVENUE SW 10:00– 12:00 PM Free BARBEQUE LUNCH, GAMES, and PETTING ZOO (From 11am-NOON) INFO:LAKEVIEWUC@TELUS.NET Volunteer Sign Up sheets in the Narthex!



Name Tags:

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!


April’s LUC Volunteers Recognised:

Congratulations to Kurt Perkins and Chelsea Preston. These two keep the wheels moving behind the scenes at Lakeview United. We especially thank them for taking on the weekly job of updating the Church’s exterior signage, our connection to church family and the wider community!



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#

Upcoming Story Tellers:

  • April 29  Jean Stairs at Edith Rankin United Church  Kingston

  • May 6    Janice Benson at Mount Forest United Church and their Raw Carrot soup social enterprise

  • May 13   TBA

  • May 20    No story - Victoria Day Holiday

  • May 27    Chris Rotolo at Stonesoup Network

  • June 3     Judy Coffin at Ste Genevieve    

Missed Fellowship Time? Watch the stories as they unfold and are recorded at EDGE’s YouTube channel.


Lakeview United Church June 2019 Garden Tour:

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A tour of some of our local gardens is scheduled for Sunday, June 23 (alternate date in case of bad weather is Sunday, June 30th) from 1pm to 4pm. It is an opportunity for fellow plant enthusiasts to get together and see what grows where. Mark your calendars and check back on this website in early June for more details about the tour.


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New additions to our church family:

We warmly welcome Kelly and Odette Wilderman and surround them with all the love and best wishes from their new church family, on the occasion of their baptism April 28, 2019 at Lakeview United Church.  Congratulations to all!


Coffee and Conversation Hosts are Especially needed, starting June 2nd:

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 June 2nd and onward. We hope you will consider supporting this Fellowship time.***


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:

https://quinterralegacygarden.com/


New Church Directories are Ready for Pick up:

The 2018 Pictorial Directories are now available in the office for pick up. As a reminder, they are only supplied free of charge to those who participated by having their photos included in the directory. Additional copies may be ordered at a cost of $15.00 each.

Please ensure that you have indicated on the Directory Pick Up sheet that you have indeed received your copy. There are many who may not have signed that they picked them up! ( Remaining copies do not correlate with the number of outstanding pick ups! )

Many Thanks to Sue Spratt for spearheading this endeavor!



Volunteer Opportunities

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 ( prince.ta@shaw.ca ) for Sunday Collection Counter
Heather Mayers ( mayers_heatherj@yahoo.ca ) for Communion Servers & Scripture Readers

 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


Faith Journey Bible Study

The Faith Journey group meets on Fridays at 9:30 AM from October through May in the homes of the members.  They read and discuss faith related books. Call Sue Spratt at 403-242-7156  or, e-mail sspratt@telus.net  for more details. New members are always welcome.


Guitar Lessons Offered

Guitar lessons, Tuesday 1 to 2 pm, taught by Amy Hef, Artist of the Year YYC 2017.  Free for LUC members, non members $240 for 12 classes (currently pro-rated as the class started Jan. 8). Bring your own guitar or borrow our spare (we have couple). Courtesy of PossABilities!


Addiction HELP OFFERED

Life can be stressful for folks, but remember help is available from many sources.

Drugrehab.com, is a free web resource that provides information about addiction, pregnancy, and mental health issues. They have recently updated the Faith & Religion Recovery page that might be of interest. Please follow the links below for more information.

www.drugrehab.com/recovery/faith-and-religion-in-recovery/

www.drugrehab.com/addiction/alcohol/

Recovery Village, is an organization dedicated to providing quality treatment to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. They strive to have their website be an educational resource by hosting helpful articles, blog posts, and resource pages to increase understanding and awareness of addiction to families and anyone seeking help. Please follow the link below for more information.

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/alcohol-abuse/