As part of a larger Generation Now activity, members and friends are challenged to begin collecting items for a congregational donation to the Calgary Drop-In Centre. Please consider supporting this initiative as we encourage our young people to make a difference in our local community.
Donations should be provided by the congregation up to and including Dec. 10. Youth will meet at the Beddington Dollarama to purchase any outstanding items at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17 (8220 Centre St. NE, Beddington Co-op Centre, Calgary). We will then head to our usual Sunday morning meeting place at Lions Village for the 11 a.m. service. Participating youth and any other interested members from the congregation will stay to stuff socks and make cards from Noon – 1 p.m. We will provide lunch for those staying to stuff socks.
Suggestions for Christmas Socks
Questions? Contact Marilyn at email@example.com.
Beddington Dollarama Map
Join us for a special upcoming December 9, 2017, from 10 a.m. - Noon for a Business Meeting focused on our Building Transition. Our architectural firm, Robert Pashuk Architects (RPA) will be there to present the Facility Needs Assessment to the congregation.
We hope to see you there!
Questions? Contact Parker Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documents following the November 12, 2017, AGM are now available! Please click below to view/download the resources made available by Sam Smalldon, Calgary Community of Christ CFO.
At our annual budget and election of officer’s business meeting we made a historic decision to transfer funds from the local accounts to the world and Canadian church accounts. The financial challenges of the World Church are well-known and in September of this year a call went out from the First Presidency of the church for individuals and congregations to support the church in addressing these challenges. A commitment was requested for prior to the end of 2017. In preparation for this decision our congregation met on October 22, 2017, to discuss the church’s challenge and how we wanted to help. The suggestion was made by a member that we should follow the principle or generosity and tithing and commit 10% of the proceeds of the sale of our Ranchlands property to assist the church. The various specific areas that the church prioritized for funding were also reviewed so that we could make an informed decision at our business meeting. At the business meeting, after considerable discussion on the issue, we approved the transfer of money to the two specific designations that our congregation wanted to support. The transfer of local funds to other uses is a sensitive and serious matter.
Generations of contributors have given money to the church, often for specific projects, notably the building fund to construct local facilities, and that history must be recognised and respected. Concern over the church’s financial management were expressed and continues to be a very serious matter for the church. In the tradition of openness and transparency in our meetings, the full range of opinions were expressed, from grave concern to full support of the world church’s financial management. In the end, a strong majority felt that Calgary was in an enviable position of financial strength to be able to support the World Church in a significant way, and we did. We still have a very healthy financial position for our current and future efforts in Calgary for mission and for acquiring a very functional and welcoming new space, and we look forward to what lies ahead for us, locally and as a vital part of our World Church community.
Doug Hayden, Pastoral Leader
From the Presiding Bishopric
To the Calgary congregation:
On behalf of church leadership, we would like to thank the Calgary, Alberta congregation for their generous financial commitment to the church and its mission. We are attaching a letter to the congregation and hope that you will find an opportunity to share it with them. Thank you for all you do!
The Presiding Bishopric
Click the link below to view the letter.
Please review the following report by Caitlin d'Esterre in preparation for this Sunday's AGM (Annual General Meeting).
Shirley Smith has informed us that the small group program taking place on Tuesdays at Lions Village has continued to grow since the group began meeting on October 24, 2017. The first gathering had 18 individuals in attendance and our most recent gathering had 27.
Special thanks to Shirley Smith, Sheilah, and Fred for making this program such a resounding success!
Upcoming Small Group Gatherings
This opportunity to gather is extended to all, including Lions Village residents, members and friends of the church, and beyond. The focus of these gatherings will be up to the group itself and might include things such as games, discussions, quilting, etc. This gathering will take place in our usual Sunday morning space. Click here for directions. If anyone is interested in leading a session or can get resources for any of the suggested activities please contact Shirley Smith ASAP.
Upcoming themes for Small Group Discussions (based on input from those in attendance this week):
November 14 (1 – 2:30 p.m.)
Awareness for Grandparents – so they can help their grandchildren when they confide in them, on issues of addictions and emotions
November 21 (1 – 2:30 p.m.)
Buddy Systems – helping each other. How we can make tenants aware of one we have (the red tag on our door), what services we have through GoGetters and Access transit, and setting up our own within the building re: getting each other to doctor’s and to grocery shopping or just a shopping trip to the mall
November 28 (1 – 2:30 p.m.)
Personal Care – having our medication list and contacts to call in case of emergency on our fridge – we will bring in lawyers for wills and financial advisement, a speaker for personal directives
December 5 (1 – 2:30 p.m.)
December 12 (1 – 2:30 p.m.)
Sing carols, tell Christmas Stories, eat Christmas cake and goodies
Questions? Contact Shirley Smith at email@example.com.
Join us for our third Generation Now youth activity! We'll meet at the Saddledome for a Calgary Hitmen game for an evening of sports, fun, and friends! Please plan to have your child(ren) to the Saddledome no later than 6:30 p.m. as the game begins at 7 p.m.
Need to knows:
Details: December 1, 2017. Game goes from 7 - 9:30 p.m. (estimated end time)
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome (555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1)
Food/Drink: Please bring cash for snacks/drinks.
Forms: Please click here to download the Activity Release Form: http://bit.ly/2zaQ8gA
Cost: $10 for children // $12 for adults
Event Coordinator: Jahnelle @ 403-404-9251 or jahnelle_J@hotmail.com
*Please RSVP by November 25th by visiting www.cofchristyyc.ca/youth-activities and filling out the appropriate form OR by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Each year, Calgary Community of Christ organizes exciting youth activities in the Calgary area. We believe community building starts at a young age, and we want to help facilitate strong, meaningful relationships in a safe environment between young people in the area.
For more information about this program, please visit: http://www.cofchristyyc.ca/youth-activities.html