What’s Happening

BETHLEHEM WALK in the moonlight Madness paradeFri., Dec. 1→Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverfront parking lot with the other parade entrants, dressed up (warmly) as a Bible character from the Christmas story.  Please see the poster in the entry hallway for more details.  For more info, contact Steve or Carol Schafer at 780-675-4947.

LADIES’ RETREAT→ Christmas is Coming CelebrationTues., Dec. 5, 9:30 am-3 pm at ARC.  Potluck lunch.  Guest speaker: Ruth Ramey, Singing by Sweet Harmony.  For more details, contact Penny @ 780-675-5857

Athabasca Community Christmas Dinner Thurs., Dec. 14 at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex. Doors open at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served starting at 4:30 pm. No charge: donations gratefully accepted for the dinner, Good Samaritan Mission Food Bank, and Santa’s Anonymous. Many volunteers are needed. To volunteer, please contact Karen Wintonyk by phone at 780-689-0779 or by email at <volunteer.athabasca@gmail.com>.

Faithwalking 101 Retreat at ARC – January 5-7, 2018:  For the past two years, our Ridder Church Renewal team – consisting of Pastor Al, Dee Seaton, Brad Giroux, Brian LeMessurier, and Susan Pahl – has been involved in a process called Faithwalking, which is “An ongoing spiritual formation journey, which equips Christians to live a fully human, fully alive, missional life.”   We are now sufficiently experienced and ready to offer this to our congregation.  There will be a Faithwalking retreat at our church the first weekend of January, 2018, beginning Friday evening (January 5) and continuing all day Saturday (January 6).  Marijke Strong, the Executive Secretary of the Regional Synod of Canada, will be facilitating this event.  You are all welcomed and encouraged to attend.

In participating in Faithwalking, I expected to get information, but what I got was an experience that went so deep, it was life-changing.”  – Pastor Al

NEXT WIDOWS’/WIDOWERS’ LUNCHMon., Jan. 29 @ 12:30 p.m.

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Youth Group:  Every Friday 7-9 p.m.

Youth Sunday School Class:  A youth class is held in the youth room  at 10:30 on Sunday mornings for youth in Grades 7 to 12.

*Next Elder’s Meeting: Wed., Dec. 13 @ 7 p.m.

*Next Deacon’s Meeting: Wed., Dec. 20@ 7 p.m.

*Next Consistory Meeting: Wed., Dec. 27 @ 7 p.m.

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