Welcome to Woodcliff

A vibrant and caring community

We have a busy community with lots going on! Join us for worship every Sunday at 10 am with wonderful music and our outstanding choir. Children’s and youth programs run at the same time. Browse below to see what other programs and ministries we have to offer. Or download the information here.

Church Groups and Programs

Please explore the amazing Church groups and programs offered by the caring community of Woodcliff and get involved! Want more information? Contact our office at office@woodcliffunited.com or call 403.249.3121.

Children’s Ministry

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 eager to share God’s love each week. Using stories, songs, games, cooking, crafts and even science experiments, we learn about being a part of God’s world in a safe and loving environment each week from September through June. In addition to Sunday worship we also host special events, like games or movie nights and Summer camp. Email woodcliffkids@gmail.com or download the Children’s Ministry guide here.

Youth Ministry

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 Sundays from 10 – 11:30 am and have events on Friday evenings each month. To receive the monthly newsletter about upcoming youth events and to learn how you can become involved, please send an email to Sarah at youthwuc@gmail.com.

Choir

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 information contact office@woodcliffunited.com or speak to a member of our choir during Sunday service.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Committee of Woodcliff United Church has oversight of all pastoral care activities in the church, working 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 church community. One on one visits, the prayer chain, prayer shawls, a card of support or some comforting food are just a few examples of our pastoral care in action. For more information, please contact us at office@woodcliffunited.com or download this guide.

Outreach

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 through the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church of Canada are just a few examples. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm and new members are always welcomed. For more information, please contact us at office@woodcliffunited.com.

Healing Pathways

We have a dedicated group of Healing Pathway practioners who offer sessions free of charge and upon request. Feel the healing energy of God! Sessions are conducted confidentially and respectfully. Please contact the church office to book an appointment at office@woodcliffunited.com. For more information, please download the Pastoral Care Guide above.

Hospitality and Congregational Life

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 coffee and refreshments after worship.

The Congregational Life Committee organizes events and meals that provide opportunities for the congregation to socialize and build friendships.

Many hands are always needed and appreciated! To become involved, please contact us at office@woodcliffunited.com.

Men’s Breakfast Group

Join us at 8:30 am on the third Saturday of the month for breakfast, engaging discussion and social activities. Breakfast making occurs on a rotating basis and you don’t have to be a chef to join us! Contact our office at office@woodcliffunited.com for more information or to RSVP for an upcoming breakfast event so we know how many to expect.

Women of Woodcliff

We 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 any or all of WOW’s programs. To become involved, please contact us at office@woodcliffunited.com.

Thirsty Thursdays

Join us every Thursday morning for coffee and conversation. Stop by for a visit anytime between 10 and 11:30 am each week. Everyone is welcome!

Planning a life event? We’re here to help

The Woodcliff Community supports members and the community in planning for and hosting a major life event. Whether you are planning a baptism, wedding or funeral, we are here to support you. Want more information? Contact our office at office@woodcliffunited.com or call 403.249.3121.

Baptisms

At Woodcliff, baptism usually occurs on the last Sunday of each month. It is a sacrament involving the whole faith community so it takes place during the worship service. For more information, please contact the office at office@woodcliffunited.com to set up a meeting with the Minister.

Confirmation

Confirmation classes are available at Woodcliff United for youth aged 14 and older who are ready to take the next step in their faith journey. For more information contact our Minister.

Weddings

We joyfully conduct wedding ceremonies for any couple legally eligible for marriage in Alberta. You are encouraged to book the sanctuary at least six (6) months in advance of your wedding day. For more information, please download the Woodcliff guide to weddings available here.

Funerals

In the midst of the grief and sorrow that accompanies death, we seek to be of assistance to you as you plan the memorial or funeral service. For more information and suggestions to help you with the planning of the service and the reception that may follow, please download the Woodcliff guide to funerals available here.

Facility Rentals

The use of our Church space is available for rent for long-term or one time use. We have space and rooms to accommodate groups of 5-280, a full kitchen, and a boardroom with AV equipment. Please contact us at office@woodcliffunited.com for more information on rates and availability.

Join Us For Worship

Services every Sunday at 10 am

Where Are We Located?

5010 Spruce Drive SW, Calgary

We are located at the south entrance to Edworthy Park.

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Office Hours

Tuesday – Friday

9:00am – 2:00pm

Office: 403.249.3121

office@woodcliffunited.com

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