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One World Market

In our commitment to “do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God,” we have established an on-going One World Market in our church. Week days at the church office (Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m to Noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) and Sunday mornings in the Gathering Hall, the following items are available for purchase:

 

Level Ground Direct Fair Trade

http://www.levelground.com/

 

Coffee - $12.00 for 454 g (ground or whole bean)

 

Columbia: Dark. This classic, bold, full-bodied Columbian coffee boasts a full-flavoured entry with hints of cocoa, and a rich, spicy finish.

 

Bolivia: Medium. In this rich, well-balanced coffee, citrus and floral blossom into caramel and finish with lingering hints of milk chocolate.

 

Decaf:Dark. This coffee is natural-water decaffeinated and presents a clean, full-bodied taste with hints of cocoa and black current.

 

Cane Sugar (organic) - $5.00 for 500 g.

 

Tea - $6.00 for 70 g. (loose leaf tea)

Black  |  Green  |  Chai

 

        

        ZATOUN PRODUCTS - Zatoun is the Arabic word for Olive

        We now carry 

        Olive oil in 500 ml bottle for $16 

                          and 750 ml bottle for $22. 

         Zatoun spice pkg.  $7.

         Olive oil soap $4. bar

When purchasing Zatoun products you are supporting farmers in Palestine and Peace in the Holy Land.

 

 

 

 

Global Wonders Jewelry

http://safoundation.myshopify.com/

 

This wonderful jewelry is made in Nepal through Servants Anonymous, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and slavery, one woman at a time. Human slavery is insidious and prevalent. It has been with us through the centuries, only becoming truly socially unacceptable in the last part of the 20th century. Yet today, it still exists and has changed faces to become the enslavement of young women and children in the sex trade industry. It surfaces at an alarming rate in our own neighborhoods, with unfortunately very little opposition.

 

Servants Anonymous provides housing, education and re-integration into the community for women and their children who are escaping prostitution and slavery in many countries around the world. In Nepal, employment for the women was hard to come by and so the idea of Global Wonders Jewelry was born. The women create this beautiful fashion jewelry which is sold in countries such as Canada, providing much needed money for the Servants Anonymous program as well as an income for the women themselves.

 

The jewelry is made from semi-precious stones and ranges in price from $7.00 to $75.00.

 

We also carry their line of children’s jewelry.

 

 

Palestinian Embroidery

in 2011, a group from High River United Church toured Egypt and the Holy Land. While visiting Palestine, they were introduced to the Arab Christian Women’s Cooperative, where the women make wonderful embroidered items to support their families, since their husbands are no longer allowed into Israel to work, and little work is available for the men in Palestine. The decision was made to import their handwork, providing another market for the women.

 

These are beautiful items, with multi-colour embroidery on black or white backgrounds. We have eye glass cases, bookmarks, scarves, purses, table runners and more, ranging in price from $10 to $65.

 

Locally Made Items

Handmade shopping bags – proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers project. http://www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/get-involved/grandmothers-campaign

 

Baby Slippers – crocheted, knitted and sewn. Have a look at our “cowboy boots.”

 

Dishcloths & Teatowels – in a variety of colours

 

and many other items that appear from our creative congregational members.

 

Christmas Market

On the Friday evening and Saturday morning of the first weekend in December in conjunction with the Santa Claus parade, we hold our annual Christmas Market. The sale of gently-used decorations and jewelry, crafts, baking, One World Market items and more have enabled us to send thousands of dollars annually to social justice organizations around the world. Watch for our next Christmas Market the first weekend of December.

 

Church Events

Simple Suppers

Simple Suppers are an opportunity for singles, couples and families to join in sharing in fellowship and hospitality around a warm meal. There is no charge for the meal (although there is opportunity to make a free-will donation). The meal is provided so that people can gather around the table for conversation and connection. All ages are welcome. We also welcome those who would like to participate in helping make the meal in the church kitchen.

 

Simple Suppers are scheduled for the third Wednesday every month of the year. This invitation is open to anyone from within our church community and/or the greater community.  


Time  Doors open at 5:00 pm and Supper is served from 5:30 – 6:00 pm.
Dates The Simple Supper dates for the remainder of 2017 are:

April 19  

May  17

June 21

(no suppers in July & August)

September 20

October 18

November 15

December 13     (please note that December's supper is held on the 2nd Wednesday to avoid the business of the Christmas season)

 

Soup & Bun Sundays

On the first Sunday (usually) of the month, we gather as a church family around a meal of home-made soup, buns and squares/cookies. It is an opportunity to share conversation, make new friends and enjoy a delicious bowl of soup before heading home. Different teams within the church host each month’s Soup & Bun. Join us for a bowl of soup and conversation.

 

Garage Sales

Each spring, we hold a garage sale as part of our commitment to caring for the earth by re-using gently used household items, books and toys. We welcome community donations and help. Watch our announcements for upcoming garage sales.

 

Workshops

Calligraphy, Watercolour Painting, Healing Energy Work, Women’s Retreats, Preparing for Christmas, Baking….

these are just some of the types of workshops that we hold on a regular basis in our church facility.

 

Watch our announcements for workshops that we are hosting or go to our “Renting our Facility” page to find out about booking our facility to host your own workshop.

 

 

Community Events

Santa Parade – December

Join us at the church at 5 pm on the first Friday in December for hot dogs, crafts, visiting, Christmas market, listening to the Highwood Bell Ringers, and other music before and after the town’s annual Santa Claus parade whose route goes right past the church.

 

Little Britches Parade-May

On Victoria Day Monday the parade passes right by our church. So lasso your lawn chairs & cowboy hats and head down to watch the Little Britches Parade in front of the church. Washrooms are available and refreshments are available for purchase courtesy of our youth group.

 

High River & District Lion’s Music Festival

Each spring, the High River & District Lion’s Music Festival is held in our facility for three weeks. Young musicians have the opportunity to perform and receive adjudication in a variety of instrumental and voice categories. The Yamaha C7 piano in our sanctuary is a joint purchase by the High River Lion’s and the church, with one of the goals being for young musicians to be experience playing on a great instrument. For more information, see www.highrivermusicfestival.com


 

 


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(403) 652-3168

office@highriverunitedchurch.org

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