at High River United Church
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Sunday Morning’s from 10:00 to 11:15.
In the children's worship room.
Children and adults who wish to share in the Godly Play
style of interaction with scripture.
Together we nourish our spirits. We pause in the presence of
God for prayer, story, silence and singing. We use a variety of
centre's (sand gardens, art, reading, world news) to explore our
Bible story of the day.
At the end
of each story we wonder together:
wonder how this story made you feel.
wonder what part of the story you liked best.
wonder what part of the story you might have changed.
wonder if the story reminds you of something you
are reading Bible stories yourself or with your children,
about these “I wonders” at the end of the story.
What’s Up for Youth?
Thanks to Doug Elliot
& Michelle Parker for
offering their time, energy & love to work with our youth this
For those in Grade 5 and up their
is worship during Sunday service in the youth room. They
also meet Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the youth
room at the church.
Programming at High River United Church
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Music Ministry at High River United Church
is an integral aspect of our life together as a congregation. We
offer two exciting programs: Adult Choral and Bell Choir.
Our music programming is co-ordinated by Rev. David Robertson.
An ordained minister, David is also a graduate of the Conrad
Grebel University College music program with special focus on
voice and choral conducting. David is an alum of the Perkins
School of Theology Church Music Summer School located on the
Southern Methodist University Campus in Dallas, TX. His love for
choral singing continues to be infectious for both the choir and
The Adult Choral program is directed by David Robertson. There
are between 20 and 30 singers in this choir which sings a varied
repertoire of music from the early music period to contemporary
North American anthems. They sing most every
Sunday. Talk about fun!
The Bell Choir is under the direction of Sylvia Moore. Sylvia
brings passion to this ministry. Recently, we received a most
precious gift—the addition of a third octave of bells. The Bell
Choir meets in the Fall and early Spring to prepare Bell music
for the Christmas and Easter Seasons. For current scheduling, please call our
We are thrilled to have fine accompanists work with us. We appreciate the
skills of these talented musicians.
Throughout the year we welcome the talents of local singers and
instrumentalists to join us on our music ministry path. This is
a program that is growing, evolving and making room for
creativity and most of all, God’s spirit. Together, we are
singing our song, taking care of one another and offering a gift
of love to our worship life and our broader community.
For further information, please contact Melanie McCracken our
Office Administrator or any of our program leaders at firstname.lastname@example.org
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of High River United Church
Is a companion group for women who have been affected by cancer
Our group is
now 5 years old. We jokingly tell folks that this is not the
kind of group you want to join but, once you are in the group
and you experience the sistership within the group, it is
fulfilling. We are a group of women of various ages, 40’s –
80’s, whose lives have been affected by cancer, either directly
or through a loved one.
once a month in each others homes, usually on the last Saturday
morning of every month, for breakfast. We also phone each other
for support whenever needed. At our gatherings we pass around a
stuffed floppy frog we’ve affectionately named ‘Buddy’.
Whoever has Buddy in their hands, has our undivided attention
while they share as much or as little as they wish at the
meeting. It is a confidential, warm, supportive sharing
We also go
for picnics in the mountains occasionally and we have a special
potluck Christmas dinner in December and a potluck brunch in the
Spring. Gathering around a meal creates a very relaxed and
inviting setting for folks to gather and share.
have been long time cancer survivors continue to attend the
group to support and companion newly diagnosed patients or their
friends and family members who need a place to be heard. We do
not give advice (that’s the doctors area of expertise). We
simply listen and share our stories to encourage each other
where ever we are on our journey.
welcome to join our group. You do not need to be a member of the
church to join us. We are a no-guilt-group. If you can’t make a
meeting you do not need to call or explain. Just come when you
can and don’t worry if you can’t. No Guilt!
If you or
anyone you know would like to come to a Buzzum Buddy gathering,
please feel free to bring them to a meeting or have them contact
us.. You can find out more about Buzzum Buddies by contacting
Melanie McCracken at the High River United Church office
652-3168 or at her home 652-4226.
McCracken, High River United Church, Administrative Secretary
Updated Fall 2007
High River United
Church Healing Touch Group
123 Macleod Trail, High River, Alberta Mail:
Box 5520, High River, AB, T1V 1M6
Phone 652-3168 Fax 652-4965 email: email@example.com
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Healing Touch is
an energy-based work derived from hands on healing and Jesus’ teaching in
scripture. It combines prayer and work with the energy of the body to induce
deep relaxation and to promote self-healing. People of all ages with a variety
of health concerns, both acute and chronic, have benefited from this safe,
gentle, non-invasive therapy.
High River United Church Healing Touch practitioners have
been training and healing since 1994.
is offered to all the members of the community. If you feel that you would
like to contribute, you may want to consider a donation to the Healing
Touch Ministry of the High River United Church, which may be made through
the church office.
courses are offered periodically through the church. Please call the church office at 652-3168 for a Healing Touch appointment.
Practitioners are trained in a multi-phase program administered by the
United Church of Canada, Naramata Centre Healing Pathway.
Naramata Centre of The
United Church of Canada
Box 68, Naramata, British Columbia Canada, V0H1N0
Phone: 1-250-496-5751 or 1-877-996-5751 (Alta & BC toll
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.naramatacentre.net
from this congregation are in training at different phases and some
Healers have completed the Healing Pathway Program and/or are Certified
Healing Touch practitioners through Healing Touch International.