OUR MINISTRIES - What We Do
over one hundred years, Athabasca United Church has remained connected to
the community by providing weekly worship services, fellowship, fundraising,
events, and a place to call home for numerous user groups and organizations.
congregation has traditionally been connected by celebrating Sunday
worship. Services are opportunities for
celebrating the various themes of life:
birth, death, love and all things that make us human. Through the
stories of the Bible, we learn how God has always, and will accompany us on our
journeys. Music is very important in all services, and especially as the building has
excellent acoustics and is used for special community music concerts each year.
Pastoral Care and Healing Touch
reach out and respond to the needs of each other, our community at large and the
world. Our ministry includes not only the “church work” we do together as
church members, but “the work of the church” we do as individuals in our
community and country. One of the greatest rewards of belonging to a faith community is the caring. Not just the comfort of knowing that someone will be there for support in hard times, like sickness, death and other emergencies. It is the gratification that comes from helping people in need, or just a giving a hug to someone. Perhaps without even realizing, we all work with the ministry staff as part of the Pastoral Care team. For pastoral care needs, please phone Monica Rosborough at 780-675-7787. If Monica is unavailable or cannot be reached, or in an emergency please call Rosemary Neaves at 780-675-9791.
New Horizons for Seniors
pleased to announce a developing New Horizons for Seniors ministry. Several programs
for seniors are being started so that their lives can be happier and healthier.
Group activities like crafts, bell ringing, a drumming circle, yarn ministry and a grief support group have started. An exciting new Athabasca Area Seniors' Memory Project is beginning in May 2015.