Time and Talent Auction 2018

It’s time to start thinking about our winter 2018 silent auction. What time or talent can you donate? You most likely have a service or talent you have not considered, but that would be valued by someone else.
What about donating chess or bridge lessons or a learn to knit session, French lessons or a ride on a motorcycle? Or what about a week at your cottage or timeshare, a dog sitting weekend or a day of sailing on your boat?
All ideas are welcome – Blank Bidding Sheets are available (Word or PDF). Just complete the upper section and email or place it in the auction mail box in the church office.

Unitarians Climb for Wilderness

Eleven sturdy UCC – identified folks climbed the stairs in the tallest building in Calgary on Earth Day to raise funds for the Alberta Wilderness Association: Robin Cockett and Polly Knowlton Cockett (who climbed twice), Doug Engh, Ray Giroux, Randy Henderson, Pam Rickey, David and Camilla Romero, Alex and Val Schumacher and OJ Zawalsky. Our RE children climbed stairs in church the next day and collected $183.
Bow Tower climbers ranged in age from 5 to 80. Top UU fundraiser was Doug Engh, who was third highest of all Bow climbers. Total UCC funds contributed to AWA: $5372. Climbers appreciate their donors.
Pictured are those who made it to church the next day sporting the
tee-shirts that all climbers collected as trophies.

Calgary Wins First Prize for World Interfaith Harmony Week! 

The Calgary Interfaith Council (of which our own Rev Debra is a member) has won the HM King Abdullah II of Jordan First Prize for World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017!

In September, Debra brought the idea for a World Interfaith Harmony Week here in Calgary to the newly formed Calgary Interfaith Council, and passion was ignited. A small steering committee guided the idea to actualization: the City of Calgary proclaimed the first week of February 2017 the first ever UN Interfaith Harmony week. The events were coordinated during the first week of February (and slightly beyond) and included performances, visits to houses of worship, Habitat for Humanity build days, lectures and shared meals. The report of what was done was sent to the global organization.

The judges received 79 applications for the prize from over 1054 events held in total – and Calgary won first prize! This includes a cash award which will provide needed seed money as well as the invitation for a delegation to go to Amman, Jordan to receive the award. Debra is incredibly honoured to have been chosen as a member of that delegation.

Congratulations!! [Photo is of the Habitat for Humanity Clergy Build – Debra is in the green T-shirt]

trc-logoDebra’s TRC Challenge

Rev Debra Faulk has issued a challenge to the congregation to read the full Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Report Summary!