Announcements for the week of
May 20th, 2012
Riverbend United Church
Youth events: Friday, May 25th St. Paul’s United hosts a city wide Youth Couch Rally, meet at RUC at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, May 26th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. join RUC’s High Noon Expedition. Bring your bikes and meet at the Church to head out to the river valley for games and a picnic lunch!
UCW Strawberry Tea: Join UCW for sandwiches, strawberry shortcake and beverages on Tuesday, June 12th at the Annual Strawberry Tea at 11:30 a.m. in the lower hall. Cost: $7.00
Outreach Committee: RUC’s Outreach Committee is excited to be working once again with the Inner City Pastoral Ministry on June 17th. On this Father’s Day morning, we are going to provide and serve lunch to approximately 300 inner city residents at the Bissell Centre. There are two ways that you can help:
a) Donate FOOD. If you would like to donate sandwiches, fruit, vegetables, or desserts, please sign up on the sheets provided in the narthex. We are most in need of uncut sandwiches. Please drop your donations at the church on Saturday, June 16th between 9:00 am and noon, or before 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 17th. We have limited fridge space so it is especially appreciated if sandwiches are dropped off on Sunday morning.
b) Help SERVE lunch at the Bissell Centre on Sunday, June 17th. We will meet at Riverbend United Church at 8:15 a.m. to load up our vehicles with food and will then make our way to the Bissell Centre. When we arrive, we will be assigned jobs by the staff of the Inner City Pastoral Ministry and will attend their church service. Youth are welcome to help out, but we are asked not to bring children. Lunch is usually over by 1:30 p.m. Casual clothes work best.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Joan Robinson at 780.988.9325 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Judi Cook at 780.435.0838 (email@example.com).
Our United Church Community
Fiddle Legends: Kirk United Church will be hosting renowned Canadian fiddler Scott Woods from Fergus, Ontario on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 p.m. Fiddle Legends is a very special tribute show honouring some of the fiddle greats of the past including Don Messer, Al Cherny, King Ganam and many others. This two hour live show delivers an old-time feel with plenty of variety, family humour and more sure to delight audiences of all ages. Advance tickets are only $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under (children under 5 are free). Call the office at Kirk United Church at 780.453.1595 or Lou Kneller at 780.455.1280.
Transgender Network: All transgender people in the United Church of Canada are invited to join a new TransNetwork. Please email Jordan Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. All information will be kept strictly confidential.
Pilgrimage - A Spiritual Path: St. Stephen’s College presents a credit course that will give participants a deeper understanding of the significance of pilgrimages throughout history up to the present time. It will include the actual experience of walking and reflecting on a pilgrimage in the Edmonton area. For additional information please call 780.439.7311.
Mosaic: An Intercultural Ministry Event in Saskatchewan will occur from June 6th to 7th at Grosvenor Park United Church. Recognizing that “intercultural” means much
more than ethnicity, Prairie Mosaic will explore many degrees of
difference. The event takes place just
before the Saskatchewan Conference Annual General Meeting. The cost of the event is $75, $45 for youth
and underemployed. Full details about
the event and a registration form are available online:
BRING IT TO THE TABLE: a Special rEvolve Concert and Fundraising Campaign rEvolve has been hard at work organizing and initiating the recording of their new album and are asking for the community’s help to make it all come together. Join them in a concert on June 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church. The concert will be audio-streamed so that people across the country can be a part of it. rEvolve is also launching a fundraising “Kickstarter” campaign on the 1st of June whose objective is to raise $10,000 to help with the production of a quality CD album. Please be in touch with them if you have any other ideas for a creative way to take part in the campaign. Contact Josh McHan, Julian Pattison, Gord Oaks or Chris Giffen at rEvolve Music www.rEvolvemusic.ca for more information.Camp Maskepetoon 2012: Camp Maskepetoon, located on 250 acres of forest and lake front property on Pigeon Lake offers residential summer camping programs for youth ages 6 to 15. Dates for the 2012 camps are now available. Please check out their website for more information www.maskepetoon.ab.ca or join the staff on May 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a tour and some great games, activities, food and other camp fun.
Our Broader Community
Re-use Round Up: The Riverbend Girl Guides will be hosting a re-use round-up on Sunday, June 3rd in the Riverbend United Church parking lot. More details to follow.
Rosehill Cemetery: Rosehill Cemetery wishes to introduce themselves to congregations in south west Edmonton and make them aware of the options available for burial and cremation plots as well as cremation columbarium niches. We have posted their information on the Community Announcements Board at the back of the Church, and extra copies of their introductory letter are available on the desk in the office. Please call them at 780.424.5493 if you wish additional information.FairWays for Families: The first annual FairWays for Families Charity Golf Classic will be held at the River Ridge Golf Course on June 18, 2012. Proceeds will support the Edmonton Bereavement Centre, Integrity Counselling, Life Links and other programs that Jewish Family services has continued to provide for the people of greater Edmonton for more than 50 years. Please call 780.454.1194 or email email@example.com for additional information.