I can't remember the first time I heard Norah Jones' song, "Come away with me", but at a ladies retreat years later, her voice and its soulful jazz melodies came rushing back to mind as God reminded me in the midst of a busy and stressful season of life that He wanted me to "Come away with Him!"
In Mark 6:31 we see very clearly Jesus' desire to invite his disciples into rest, even in the midst of a very busy ministry. "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."
No doubt, most of us, are in a very busy season. Work, family, children, school, service opportunities within the community... However, the Lord's heart is for His daughters to know and trust Him; His truths, His promises and to be able to rest in Him despite the chaos we can often find ourselves in. And while it can be difficult to get some undistracted time to spend with our heavenly Father, this weekend has been designed to do just that. Our heart is to create intentional space for each of you to be reminded of God's promises to you, to be reminded of the ways He has held you in the palm of His hand, how He has journeyed with you in years gone by, and to allow you to once again be woed by the Lover of your soul as he beckons you - "Come Away with Me"
In order to serve this intentional purpose, we won't be dividing into small groups, and there will be, perhaps, less bonding time with each other, but hopefully, more space to bond with the "Mighty Warrior who takes great delight in you and rejoices over you with singing." We'll hear, via DVD, from Naomi Zacharias, Lysa Terkeurst, Amena Brown and Jeanne Stevens as they bring a number of women from Scripture to life and share God's heart for them and for us. We've also created a number of stations around the church for you to spend some time by yourself reflecting on what's been discussed and rediscovering Scriptures that speak love and hope and reassurance despite our failures and shortcomings.
Looking forward to meeting with you,
Suzanne DeGroot and the GROW Women’s Ministries of UDAC
Students, as you prepare for you exams, we want to bless you with breakfast every morning. Come, eat and hang out for a few minutes (or more). There will be free pancakes, coffee and juice (gluten free option available). Invite your friends to join you, everyone is welcome! It’s FREE!
It's back! Terminal Velocity is a high intensity, fun game for all ages. This event is $10. Join us at the church from 7-9 pm for pizza, arcade games, and a BIG game of Terminal Velocity. This game is a mix of paintball and laser tag. Wear bright colours & invite friends! This year, there will be three ministries involved. If you are interested in coming, please pay attention to when your appropriate ministry will be playing!
Sunday, October 14 @ 7 pm - REACH Young Adults
Friday, October 19 @ 7 pm - Youth Grades 6-12
Saturday, October 20 @ 7 pm - Men's Ministry
Friends!! This Friday night we are going to the corn maze!! This is a family event - so you’re all invited! Let’s meet here at the church at 6:30, each drive out to the Lethbridge Corn Maze, have a campfire and hot dogs and take in a chilly fall evening together! (We will arrive at the Corn Maze at about 7:00 and be back in Lethbridge around 9:00/9:15) Students, if your family can’t come let us know and ASAP and we can find you a ride! You can give Steph cash at the church [$8 for adult, $7 for student and $2 for under 5]
Ladies, we introduced this event to UDAC in the spring and it was a great hit, so we've brought it back for our Kick Off event. Invite your favourite girls and join us for an evening of laughter and sharing.
To prepare for this event, you need to:
- Think of one of your favourite things worth about $5.
- Then get three of them. You can put them in pretty paper bags or in a simple brown paper bag.
- Make or purchase your favourite dessert.
- Bring them all to the party and we will help you do the rest!
At the end of the evening, you will go home with three new favourite things and your tummy full of delicious snacks!
This weekend our youth will be participating in the Identity Youth Conference hosted by EFree church and staying overnights at UDAC. Students can register for the event by going directly to the conference website and registering. More information on the conference can be found here:
Please contact email@example.com if you will be participating and staying over at UDAC as there are additional costs for that.
This is the day we return to two services - 9AM and 11AM. Whatever service you choose, plan to stay after for yummy cinnamon buns and coffee/tea. Catch up with friends after a busy summer, learn about opportunities to get involved and hear about all the fun things going on at UDAC this fall!
The much anticipated FREE parking pass event is coming September 8th, 2018. We will be serving pancakes and handing out passes starting at 10am on Saturday. Students may begin lining up no earlier than 5am that morning. All early arrivals will be turned away! If you can not make it that day, you may send a friend to pick up your pass for you. Only one pass per person and you need to have your car make, model and licence plate number on hand.
One of the biggest events of the year is coming up! Every year, in our parking lot we host a FREE BBQ and we invite everyone in our community to join us! There will be a giant slide, live music, activities for the kids, and did we mention FREE food? Come, invite your neighbors, friends, and family. You don't want to miss it!
Join us for UDAC’s 2018 Day Camp – SHIPWRECKED! You’ll meet some jungle bible buddies that will help remind us of the Bible Point, participate in Ship Rec Games, eat delicious Tropical Treats, take home some amazing crafts, and sing unforgettable music. . . All the while meeting new friends and learning together that Jesus Saves!
Dates: July 24-27 9am-noon. In addition, families are invited back on Sunday for Day Camp Sunday where we will hear the kids sing their favorite songs, see a slideshow from their adventures and hear the final story from Shipwrecked!
Cost: $30 per child with a limit of $80 per family
Limit of 80 children ages 3-Grade 5. DAYCAMP IS NOW FULL! See you all soon!