A Glance@SVUC

Symons Valley United Church
Your church at the centre of the community. Welcome home!


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


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.

Pledge forms were sent via email earlier this week.  If you haven’t filled out your pledge forms, you can access the Pledge Form by clicking HERE
Otherwise, type https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WNRLF7 in your internet browser’s address bar.

MONDAYS @ 6:30 PM 
(approx. 1 hour)
Meet at SVUC parking lot
Please RSVP to Liz McGregor by emailing semcg@shaw.ca



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

Join the SVUC Quilting Ministry on zoom for social time and show and tell.   If you’re not already in the quilters email group, please email the office to be added to receive link.

Monday Evenings 7-9pm
October 26
November 24
December 21
January 18

Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:30am
November 10
December 8
January 12

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.


(7 pm)

**Please Plan to arrive at 6:45 pm**
Join Vicki in the church foyer for a time of prayer, music, scripture, and some reflection. We will spend about a half hour in chapel time and then take another half hour for fellowship. Masks are required to enter the building. Space is limited so registration is required. Please call (403 274-2361) or email the office.

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 grocerycards@symonsvalleyuc.com 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 treasurer@symonsvalleyuc.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

Symons Valley United Church 

Ways of Giving




  • Tithe.ly
  • Canada helps

Par – Pre-Autorized remittance

E-transfer – Treasurer@symonsvalleyuc.com

Mail – Mail one or post dated cheques to the office.

Email the office for more information.

Email the office for more information.

Here are the options for continuing your donations to SVUC

  • by cheque mailed to or dropped off at the office
  • through Canada Helps or Tithely on our website
  • Email transfer funds to treasurer@symonsvalleyuc.com
  • Email Essie and signing up for monthly donations – called PAR – pre-authorized remittance.
Here at Symons Valley we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ in a world needing God’s love.  Please give your offerings this morning knowing our ministries are for all people who need encouragement, love and compassion.