To:           Members and Friends of the Alberta and Northwest Conference

From:       Rev. Paul Douglas Walfall, President of Conference

Dear Friends,

Flames can be seen along Highway 63. (Photo: Terry Reith/CBC Edmonton )

Flames can be seen along Highway 63. (Photo: Terry Reith/CBC Edmonton )

By now you have heard about the fires in Fort McMurray. I write to ask that we remember the people in Fort McMurray in a special way in our prayers. As well as dealing with the fires, the community has also been hard hit by the current economic slump in the province.

Let us also remember the United Church of Canada Pastoral Charge in Fort McMurray, its people and its minister, Rev. Donalee Williams, and her family in our prayers.

Keep your hearts, minds and ears open as more news is made available. In the interim let us send to the people who live and work in Fort McMurray our love and prayers as they pass through this difficult time.

Yours in Christ,

Paul Douglas Walfall (Rev)

President, Alberta and Northwest Conference, The United Church of Canada.