Online Worship Services Starts at 10:00 AM Sundays.
Please contact our Church office if you would like to join our online ZOOM services for the first time.
Welcome to Carstairs Bancroft United Church Website!
Come in and sit down. Join us for our virtual church service on Zoom and stay for the Congregational Conversation time after the service. We are looking forward to meeting you in person whenever we are able to return to walk-in services.
Blessings from Carstairs Bancroft Board Chairman, Gerry Good
Minister’sWelcome to Our Carstairs Bancroft United Church.
I hope that you will find it an informative and interesting source of information about our church and its activities. Our weekly worship services generally include contemporary and traditional elements. We offer a variety of programs for learning, serving, and fellowship for all ages, including children and youth. Christian music has an important role in our church’s worship and activities.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation – keeping the safety of our members in mind, and in compliance with the Alberta Health Authorities’ recommendations – the Board of CBUC had decided to cease the in-person worship services. So, there is a “Sorry we are closed” sign on our church door. However, the congregation has made a huge step by adapting to the situation, and we moved our meetings and worship services online, mostly using ZOOM.
We are glad that we still can offer the following to our members and to those who seek spiritual nourishment through CBUC:
Live ZOOM worship services each Sunday morning from 10:00 a.m. including an informal check-in time after announcements.
Full worship service material is sent to our members and to those who request participation with the link to join by e-mail on the day before each week. Our Treasurer, Bob Peel provides a printed copy to those who live in Chinook Winds Lodge and have no Internet access.
We record the worship services and post the recordings on YouTube
We carry on Coffee & Conversation gatherings on ZOOM on Thursday mornings from 10:00 a.m. Conversation starters and links are sent to participants prior to these meetings.
During the week, I send out daily encouragements to those of us who have an e-mail address through Chris Whittaker. Many thanks to Chris for providing this assistance to us with forwarding all those messages. You can also find these encouragements on this homepage.
We hold special events – like our Lenten Bible Studies – on ZOOM as well.
We also organize the official Board and Committee meetings on this online platform.
Our youth and children receive seasonal Faith@Home kits to learn more about God’s love through stories and crafts.
Our Prayer Chain Group is still available if someone needs extra strength for healing or is in distress.
I am also available for pre-arranged private meetings if you would like to talk in person while honouring the precautions set by health authorities.
You can reach me by e-mail, or on the cell phone if you would like to join our online meetings or to schedule a visit.
“We are not alone,” is the first line of “A New Creed,” one of our statements of belief. In this spirit, we keep in touch and support one another. We wish you strength and guidance in these challenging times with the assurance that the promise of the Almighty is offered and valid to all of us: “… do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
Grace and Peace to You All, Reverend Maria Szabo Berces