Uchurch Past Events


2018 Women’s Retreat

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Further Up & Further In!


WHEN: September 14-16, 2018

WHERE: Crowsnest Lake Bible Camp (approx. 2.5hrs South-West of Calgary)

COST: $110

We are excited to announce that Denise Jordan and Katie Weidrick will be joining us for the retreat. These 2 women are asked to speak all over the world and we are so excited to have them share with us! 
We will begin on Friday at 8pm, and end the weekend Sunday at lunch time. The price includes accommodations in heated cabins and all meals during the weekend.
There will be time free time to relax, but also explore, hike, or even swim in the lake so make sure you come prepared for the fall mountain weather.

Registration is Now Closed

During the retreat last year, Father called us to a deep level of vulnerability, revealing that before we can go deeper we need to unveil the heart of who we are. It was so beautiful to see so many of us women sharing where we have been and what Father had been speaking to us.

As we prayed for this year’s retreat, we got a vision from Father:

Just as Aslan (from The Chronicles of Narnia) led all the Pevensie kids from Narnia higher and higher into the reality of who he was, all the while calling “Further up an further in!”, in this same manner, we were running lighting fast, deeper into the Father’s love laughing and playing. We weren’t racing against each other but encouraging each other all the way. We would stop at different heights and take in where we had been, then with a laugh we’d yell “Further up and further in!” 



This year Father has been calling us deeper into his love individually and collectively. He’s been breaking down the lies, dismantling shame, and restoring our hearts as daughters. He is taking us Further Up and Further In

We are all on an adventure and, while we all may be at a different stage of the journey, one thing is for sure, Father is knitting us together like never before. He’s shaping us into the image of who we were meant to be all along: his daughters. Our stories are all different but we all have the same Papa who loves each of us so uniquely to who we are. 

Additionally, as we’ve been praying about the retreat, Father has been telling us that he is going to use this time with Denise and Katie to birth something new in us and that there will be an impartation of giftings, annointing, and callings happening this weekend.

As you pray about the weekend, ask God what in your heart does he want to birth? Is there a calling he wants to set out in you? A gifting that he wants to reawaken? Ask him also to give you the faith to grab hold of what he has for you and give you the discernment to walk it out after the weekend.

Breakfast in the Park

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This Sunday, July 15 at 10am, join us at Edworthy Park (site 3) for a pancake breakfast.

We will provide pancakes, sausages, bacon, and syrup… all you need is a chair or blanket to sit on, your friends and family (invite your neighbours!) and  bring your favourite pancake topping (other than syrup) to share.  We have the park booked until 3pm so feel free to hang around for a while.

See you at the park!

UChurch Summer Schedule

UChurch Summers are about  keeping things simple, growing relationships, prioritizing joy and celebration, and allowing Holy Spirit to move in our church family.
As part of a very fluid summer we will be gathering at the university, parks, and back yards.

Here is a rough schedule of what the summer will look like for us but, as always, keep in touch to be informed of last minute changes:

July 29: Church @ Edworthy Park (Picnic Site 3)

August 5: Church in the tent (The Shankland Shire – 7119 Bow Crescent NW) – Guest Speaker Jim Fraser

August 12: Church @ Edworthy Park (Picnic Site 3)

August 19: UofC ST 145 (Accross the hall from our usual spot)

August 26: BBQ with Wayne Jacobsen @ The Bleiles


“Be The Church” Sunday


On July 1, 2018 we will forego our official Sunday gathering at the UofC, to embrace simply being the church (instead of going to church).

We encourage you to gather together in your own terms; have fun; do something you love; live life well; be sons and daughters. 

Inspiration for Be The Church Sunday,  brought to you by Steve Myatt’s video: The New Way



Just to clarify, there will NOT be a Sunday service at the University of Calgary on July 1, 2018.


Annual UChurch Picnic

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It’s that time of year again when we take our celebration outside!  

We’re kicking the Summer off with our Annual Family Picnic in Edworthy Park, Sunday, June 24, 2018. Hope you are able to join us for this day of great people, great food and lots of fun games!

Burgers and hot dogs will be provided.  Please bring a side dish to share!  

We’ll start at 11:00am in Picnic Sites 4 & 5 (see map below for location of picnic sites)

We need lots of hands to pull off this event, so if you would like to help out, let us know so we can connect you with one of our many activities: setup, games, grilling, cleanup, etc. If you are interested in getting baptized in the river, send us an email.

You can bring outdoor games, instruments, lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas (for shade), sun screen, bug spray, etc. The river is often high this time of year, so if you do plan on going for a dip, please bring life jackets or flotation devices for your own safety. 

See you in the park!



Becoming Love(d)

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Now I’ve received his love, how do I live this?

For anyone who’s been on a journey of receiving the Father’s love, the question often presents itself – how then do I live? As love pours in, the woundedness that comes out of our hearts to be dealt with is often confusing and challenging. How do we go beyond just receiving love, and move into a place of living it out in our daily lives?

Becoming Love(d) is a 3-day gathering for those wanting to deeply explore the practicality of the challenges that present themselves when we open ourselves up to receive love, and the realities of living life while being loved.  Previous attendance of at least one ‘A’ School is strongly recommended.

Mark Head (International Director of FatherHeart Ministries) will be joining us at Entheos Retreat Centre July 16 – 18th for a time of teaching & practical application, open discussion and the chance to ask questions and share from our personal experiences, and of course some time of ministry. We’re looking forward to some rich time of connection as we share in this adventure!

Some themes we will be looking at during the 3 days together:

  • A focus on revealing things like ‘how is our heart changed by love in this revelation’
  • Processing pain; when love pours in sometimes pain or other things begin to pour out. How can we engage or disengage from this process?
  • Communing with the Father; exploring together ways to meaningfully engage with the Father day to day and finding the ways that are unique to each one of us.
  • The purposes of God; how we can grow in love through failure, relational breakdown & disappointment
  • The practical application of heart forgiveness in our daily lives
  • Our on-going need for comfort
  • Becoming Love(d) – what is it to become a manifestation of love

Monday night we’ll begin with some time for connection and sharing, Tuesday will be a full day, and we’ll break shortly after lunch on Wednesday. Schedule is still being finalized, so stay tuned for more details.

Visit the Fatherheart Canada website for registration details. 

BE READY for the next generation


Anyone following the headlines today will know that it is becoming more difficult for Christians in Canada to hold on to their Christian beliefs without it costing them something. And the challenge is only going to be that much greater for the next generation.

More than ever, Christians need to be ready to navigate through the challenges thrown at them by the culture – but not only for themselves. They must also be ready to protect others, especially the next generation, from the false and destructive ideas that are so widespread today.

Be Ready 2018 is a conference aimed at equipping Christians of all generations to represent Christ with confidence, and to uphold their Christian convictions in the public square with gentleness and respect.

Keynote Speakers: Josh McDowell, Sean McDowell, Scott Klusendorf


Good Friday 2018

Dr. Brian Miller: Evidence for Design in Nature

Advances in physics, biology, and other science disciplines are increasingly pointing to evidence that the universe and life are the products of intelligent design. For instance, physicist and origins expert Paul Davies has argued that any fundamental understanding of the origin of life must start with the origin of information, and internationally recognized organic chemist James Tour has argued that all theories for the origin of life are completely implausible. Dr. Miller will speak about this growing body of evidence for intelligent design in nature, and he will describe why leading biologists are rejecting the idea that the appearance of design in biology can be explained by Darwinian evolution. Dr. Miller has a B.S. in physics from MIT and a Ph.D. in physics from Duke University.

Dr. Brian Miller: Communicating the Christian Faith

Dr. Brian Miller, from the Origins Institute, will discuss how to respectfully explain the Christian faith to friends, family, and coworkers. He will also describe how to handle common questions and to present an intellectual defense for its truth.


2018 ‘A’ Schools

We are happy to announce 2 upcoming Fatherheart ‘A’ Schools this Summer!  The first will be in Calgary at Entheos Retreat Centre from August 5 – 11, followed by one in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at the former International Bible College campus, from August 12 – 18.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Calgary & Moose Jaw Schools. Please visit our website and registration page for more details.  Fatherheartcanada.com

RTF Issue Focused Ministry Training

We are so honoured to have Gary and Danice Duda joining us to oversee this 3-day training and activation. They have 20 years of experience, are both Healing House level trainers, and are the spiritual son and daughter to Chester and Betsy Kylstra, founders of Restoring the Foundations Ministry.

The Seminar will take place at  Lighthouse Church (9827 Horton Rd. SW, Calgary).  The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 26 – 7:00 PM – 9: 30 PM
Friday, April 27 – 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM 
Saturday April 28 –9:00 AM – 9:30 PM 

On Friday and Saturday we will be taking coffee breaks, and allowing time for lunch and dinner breaks as well. Coffee & tea and some baked goodies will be provided, however you will be responsible for your own meals.  Feel free to bring something with you, or to enjoy one of the many restaurants in the surrounding area.

Preparing for the Seminar

In order to attend this seminar, there are a few requirements that must be completed before you arrive on the 26th. Please allow yourself the time necessary to complete the following:

  1. RTF Online Training Course – Hope Healing and Freedom Online Seminar. Time: 6 hrs Cost: $20 USD  BUY COURSE NOW
  2. RTF Online Training Course – Issue Focused Ministry Observation Course. Time: 9 hrs Cost: $40 USD BUY COURSE NOW

As well, you will be required to come prepared with the following:

  1.  A letter of reference from your pastor recommending you for this training and confirming that you are a candidate to do this ministry in your local church setting. Your pastor may write their own letter, or you can DOWNLOAD TEMPLATE here
  2. Two completed Issue Focused Ministry Application Forms to use in practice time DOWNLOAD FORMS NOW


Registration for this event is now closed.  If you have any questions, or wish to attend a future training, please get in touch at freedom@uchurch.ca