Symons Valley United Church
Your church at the centre of the community. Welcome home!
SUNDAY WORSHIP @10:30AM
LIVESTREAM: CLICK HERE
We are streaming our worship services each Sunday at 10:30 am. You do not need Facebook to watch the service live. If you are experiencing difficultly accessing the Livestream from the website, here is a video https://vimeo.com/398387864 with instructions. If you are unable to watch us live, the video will continue to be available on Facebook. The sermon, as always, will be available by clicking on this link https://vimeo.com/user83867341
LIGHT THE CHRIST CANDLE
If you have a candle available, please have it handy when you join us for worship on Sunday. Going forward, you will be invited to light it as we light the Christ Candle during the service – as a reminder that God’s presence is with us in all times and all places. Thanks be to God.
Symons Valley United Church Candle Lighting
As we prepare for Advent and Christmas Eve worship services,
we are looking for folks to help us in sharing light from the Christmas Eve candles. As we cannot worship in person, we are asking for people (family groups or a small group of friends) to come to church and be recorded while receiving the light as we have done in past years. The video recordings of each group will be edited together to go along with the hymn Silent Night as we close our Christmas Eve 2020 worship service.
We are expecting this will not take much of your time. We’ve scheduled 10 minutes for each group to be recorded. If you are signing up as a friends group, please just use one person’s name & contact information.
CLICK HERE to participate.
Online Sunday School
for this week!
In partnership with Woodcliff, St. Thomas and Northminster United Churches, we are happy to bring you “Sunday School online.” Each week we will be bringing you a new and exciting lesson! Just follow the link that will be given in the A Glance newsletter or check the church’s Facebook page each week and enjoy!
Please Click on the link https://vimeo.com/471280018 for the lesson.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 (10 AM)
Coffee Talk – a time of visiting and discussing current affairs.
We will gather in-person in the foyer or sanctuary. Masks are required to enter the building. Feel free to bring your own tea or coffee but please do not bring snacks to share. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call (403 274-2361) or email the office.
Each month we will gather in person once or twice. We are looking for folks to help host online Coffee Talks via Zoom that can take place in the weeks that we don’t meet in person. If you are interested in hosting a Coffee Talk or two, please contact Vicki.
SVUC Quilting Ministry
Monday Evenings 7-9pm
Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:30am
Calgary Alliance for the Common Good Fall Assembly
Thursday, October 29 (7-9 pm)
The Outreach Committee has been thinking about joining the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good.
Before making our decision, they have invited us to join in the Fall Assembly, on October 29th from 7pm to 9pm.
If you are interested you can register (and get the zoom link by registering) at:
Use Symons Valley United Church as the organization.
For more information, here is a 12 minute interview that Rev. Tracy Robertson from St-Thomas did with Karen Kavanagh about the CACG.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
**Please Plan to arrive at 6:45 pm**
Symons Valley United Church is continuing to run its grocery card program through these trying times. However, we will be refraining from ordering more cards from the grocery chains in order not to have cash tied up in the cards. At this time, we will be suspending sale of Superstore cards as we have run out of them but we do still have plenty of COOP and Safeway/Sobeys cards available for purchase. To order, you can fill out and email the form from the website or just email your order directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number and address and they will be delivered to you by the next Tuesday. To pay, it is best to etransfer the funds directly to email@example.com as the collection and cashing of cheques or access to the church debit machine is very difficult in these times.
Thank you for your continuing support of the grocery card program.
Sincerely, Bret Cousins