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Woodcliff Advent Calendar Church Creates Life-Sized Advent Calendar to give back to Community - Calgary Herald December 13, 2018 Sammy Hudes Woodcliff United Church is spreading the Christmas cheer this season with a life-size advent calendar outside its doors. The community project is six metres long, made from drawers, dressers and cabinets. “Every single day a different drawer is unlocked. Each drawer has something special in it you can pick up,” said Sheri Bolitho, children’s ministry co-ordinator for the church. Holiday goodies free to the public include Christmas ornaments, treats, candy and dog treats. The project aims to encourage “fun interaction with the surrounding community and those who are passing by the area on their way to Edworthy Park.” The calendar also has a charitable component, as it was used to collect hats and small personal hygiene items for the Drop-In Centre on Dec. 5. More than 100 items, including toques and mitts, were donated. The church will also hold a food bank drive on Dec. 20. Bolitho said it’s the first time the initiative has been done by the church. “It’s been pretty awesome,” she said. “We have kids that have changed their walk routes home from school to make sure they get to come every day. It’s really just to let people know that Woodcliff is in the community, we’re there for them and outreach is a big part of our focus.”
  • Reflections from the Rev
    September 13, 2017Reflections from the Rev
    June 2, 2020 “Look, aren’t all the people who are speaking Galileans, every one of them? How then can each of us hear them speaking in our native language? Parthians, Medes, and Elamites; as well as residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the regions of Libya bordering Cyrene; ...
  • Woodcliff United Art Show
    October 1, 2018Woodcliff United Art Show
    Congratulations and many thanks to our Woodcliff United Church Choir, our community artists, Alberta Porcelain Artists and the many members of our congregation that volunteered their time and energy in contributing to the high quality of our Art Show and Music Extravaganza on September 29th. Special thanks to Sandra Atkinson who organized and conducted ...
  • Children’s Ministry
    June 28, 2018
    At Woodcliff, children are a very important part of our community. On Sundays, children begin worship with their families. After the first part of the service, children aged 3 through grade 6 are invited to participate in Children’s worship in the lower level classrooms. We have a wonderful team of teachers ready to teach age-appropriate lessons and ...
  • Choir
    June 28, 2018
    The sound of music fills our sanctuary every Sunday morning, thanks to the Choir and a variety of guest musicians who share their time and musical talents throughout the year. Do you love to sing and enjoy choral music? New members are always welcome. Join us on Thursday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. for practice. For more ...
  • Hospitality and Congregational Life
    June 28, 2018
    These committees offer a heartfelt welcome and organize social events for all who come into the community of faith at Woodcliff United Church. Visitors to Woodcliff are first warmly welcomed by members of our Hospitality Committee on Sunday mornings. In addition to providing visitors with a greeting, this group distributes bulletins, collects the offering and serves ...
  • Women Of Woodcliff
    June 28, 2018
    We, the Women of Woodcliff (WOW), meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7:15 pm for a time of community, sharing stories, life experiences, and companionship. Monthly guest speakers share topics of interest. Have a topic you want to explore? Let us know. All women, no matter what your age, are invited to take part in ...
  • Youth Ministry
    June 28, 2018
    Looking for interesting things to do with young adults your own age? Join us! We hold games nights, play laser tag, go to festivals and field trips, volunteer and so much more! We are a welcoming and accepting Youth Group for anyone Grade 7 through Grade 12. We meet on Sundays from 10:00 – 11:30 am and have ...
  • Thirsty Thursdays
    June 28, 2018
    Join us again starting in September on Thursday mornings for coffee and conversation. Stop by for a visit anytime between 10:00 and 11:30 am each week. Everyone is welcome!
  • Outreach
    June 28, 2018
    Our Outreach Committee brings awareness to local and global needs and works on pressing social justice issues. Together with the congregation, Outreach raises funds through events like the annual Global Festival sale and leads activities that make a difference for others outside of Woodcliff. Habitat for Humanity, Brenda’s House, Sunshine House, Calgary Food Bank and projects ...
  • Pastoral Care
    June 28, 2018
    The Pastoral Care Committee of Woodcliff United Church has oversight of all pastoral care activities in the church and works in close collaboration with the Minister. Often referred to as care ministry, pastoral care at Woodcliff is carried out by many dedicated people who, in their individual ways, reach out with a caring presence to the ...
  • Connect With Us
    November 21, 2017Connect With Us
    Have you followed us on social media yet? Find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on our events and for all things Woodcliff! @woodcliffunited
A Christmas campaign, a concert, and a toilet named Johnny Cash (yes, a toilet) Woodcliff United Church and Robert McLure United Church have been enthusiastic supporters of Habitat for Humanity and the Interfaith Build Project. Woodcliff made a five-year commitment and has participated in Build Days, hosted a benefit concert – featuring the sounds of Banff folk musicians, The Wardens – and put on a Christmas fundraising campaign, aptly named "Homes for All." They’ve even involved the next generation of generous givers! Children from the congregation have gotten involved in collecting change and wheeling around a portable toilet bank – punning-ly named “Johnny Cash” – and have requested donations in lieu of birthday gifts.
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