Blue Christmas Service: Dec. 7

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“Blue Christmas” Service at KUC Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m. As we approach the Christmas season, we sometimes feel the pressure to put on a “hohoho happy face” when we feel the opposite inside.  If we are going through a … Continue reading →

Requested items for Xmas dinner:

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Hello PIT Stop Friends, I would like to update all of you as to this Sundays’ Christmas Dinner. We have had wonderful and amazing support – as always! – from this terrific community. Donations have been coming in to the … Continue reading →

2016 Giving Tree of Peace

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The Global and Community Action Team at Kamloops United hosts a fundraiser every year and invites you to help decorate the Christmas Tree in the sanctuary throughout Advent. This year, the theme of the tree is “Peace”. What wish for … Continue reading →

KUC Objectives and Goals 2016-2017

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…. From Council Circle The KUC Objectives and Goals for 2016-2017 are now available for you to read. Council hopes that you will keep the five key objectives in mind as you approach the coming year at KUC. They help … Continue reading →

Laundry Help Needed

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Thank you, Freda White, for stepping up to do the Church Laundry the months of October and November.  However, given seasonal migration, some more volunteers are needed. Could you be a helper for this work?  If you can assist through the … Continue reading →

Multifaith Calendars

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“Refugees and Friends Together” (RAFT) is pleased to once again present the Multifaith Calendars for sale. R.A.F.T. receives the profits from each sale as a fundraiser. The Theme this year is “Love and Compassion”.   As usual, the paintings are beautiful and … Continue reading →

The United Church Observer

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It is a Bargain! The United Church Observer…Our denomination’s magazine! It is available for you…We want you to know about it. Read heartwarming stories of faith, news of our church, challenging and sometimes disturbing justice issues and more. Do you … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin Dec. 4

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To find the worship bulletin for this Sunday, go to the toolbar to where it says Worship, pull-down the list, and click on Website Bulletins. Then, click on December 4, 2016       … Continue reading →

Cookies Grand Baking Week!

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This is the week we’ve been preparing for.  It’s baking week December 5-9 in the KUC kitchen.  See the signup sheets in the hall or contact Barb Hollingshead to see how you can help.  Morning, afternoon and some evening shifts … Continue reading →

Cookie Baking Dec 5-9

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Next week: Check the signup sheet in the hall, or contact Barb Hollingshead to see how you can help the week of December 5-9. We need bakers, counters, packagers (need to be able to count to 12), cashiers, reception. There are … Continue reading →

November 27 Website Bulletin

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To find the worship bulletin for this Sunday, go to the toolbar to where it says Worship, pull-down the list, and click on Website Bulletins. Then, click on November 27, 2016. Image: one of the ornaments that will be placed … Continue reading →

2016 Giving Tree of Peace

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The Global and Community Action Team of Kamloops United Church hosts a fundraiser every year and invites you to help decorate the Christmas Tree in the sanctuary throughout Advent.  This year, the theme of the tree is “Peace”.  What wish for … Continue reading →

New Prayer Room

From the old to the new

    KUC has a new Prayer Room.   Decorated with materials and design brought from the chapel in the old building, this quiet space is now ready for all to use. A small collection of thoughtful books is provided, … Continue reading →

Hanging the Greens

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  A small crew of enthusiastic elves decorated the church on November 24th. All is ready for the Advent and Christmas festivities. Thank you to all who helped.     … Continue reading →

PIT Stop 2016 Gift Bags

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Hello Friends of PIT Stop: Our annual Christmas Dinner at PIT Stop is coming up soon, and we are expecting more guests than ever. As always, we want to try to make this Dinner as special and fulfilling as possible … Continue reading →

Cookies! Cookies! Cookies!

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We now have approximately 500 dozen frozen cookies ready to be baked.  We’ve had such great teams working on this project already.  Yay!  The number of pre-ordered cookies has more than doubled since last Sunday.  More yay! Pre-orders will be … Continue reading →

Affirming Ministry Images: Nov. 22

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  On November 22nd an enthusiastic group gathered for dinner and discussion. Merissa, Gui and Diane offered a wonderful supper of soups, biscuits, fruit and amazing cupcakes.   Small groups then discussed the past, present and future of Kamloops United’s … Continue reading →

UCW Christmas Potluck Dec. 6

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Welcome All United Church Women and Thrift Shop Volunteers. The UCW Christmas Pot Luck Luncheon is December 6th at 11 AM.    We welcome you and please bring a lady friend for lunch.  We will have a short meeting.  Lunch will be served at 11:30.  Singing will happen. … Continue reading →

Soup ‘n Sandwich Community Lunch Dec. 7

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Wednesday, December 7, from 11:30 am until 1 pm our monthly community lunch will be held in the hall. All are welcome to join us for delicious soup and a sandwich with beverages available. Menu:  Barb’s Corn Chowder, Beef Barley soup, Egg Salad … Continue reading →

Kamloops Shoe Memorial Dec.6

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Tuesday December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Join Alix in honouring those women who have lost their lives to violence, including many missing and murdered Indigenous women. Come remember these women at … Continue reading →

Offering Envelopes 2017 Now Available

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Offering Envelopes for 2017 are now available in the Reception Area. Please take your set home today.  If you don’t see a set with your name on them and would like to start using envelopes, please see Jane Reed or Barb … Continue reading →

Fall Fair Thank You!

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Thank you to all who came and helped in every way. Our baking table was a major attraction. We were astonished by all the different baking items that were donated. This year, the All-Things-NewTable was, again, varied with many interesting … Continue reading →

Working in the Phillipines

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Marcia Julian and Cam Grant are currently in the Phillipines working on a shelter project. To follow the Developing World Connections blog click here or locate the “LInks” tab to view blogs from this and previous DWC projects that KUC members have … Continue reading →

Walking to Bethlehem Tonight 7pm

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Join us on the KUC Labyrinth for a new series of walks on the first Sunday of the month.  The theme for this month is “Walking to Bethlehem”. On Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 7:00 pm we will mark the beginning of … Continue reading →

Exploring Affirming Ministry: Nov. 22

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You are Invited to a Special Evening: “Exploring Affirming Ministry at KUC” For the past twenty years, KUC has been an Affirming congregation within the United Church of Canada.  This means we are an inclusive congregation for all people and … Continue reading →

Good Vibrations: Nov. 27

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An Evening of Meditative Music, Featuring Rob Gretsinger with his Gongs and Singing Bowls Rob will introduce us to some of his instruments before the concert. There will be time for discussion afterward.  Admission is by donation. Presented by Kamloops United Church, … Continue reading →

Storytelling Workshop: Nov. 23

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Voices That Matter:  Storytelling as a Path to Creativity and Well-being “The art of storytelling is one of the oldest healing-teaching practices found in all cultures throughout time. At this workshop, you’ll have a chance to spend some time writing … Continue reading →

Ringing in Christmas: Nov. 26

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2 pm Saturday, November 26, 2016 Bells of Note, Harmony in Hand and Chimers present “Ringing in Christmas” with special guests the Kamloops/Thompson SD73 Children’s Choir. Admission by donation Bells Poster We are still collecting Bottles for Bells. The refurbishing … Continue reading →

Spread the News!

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Hi Friends, The festive season is upon us. Are you feeling extra busy or just tired of the kitchen? Well, give yourself a break because…. The Cookie Crews at KAMLOOPS UNITED CHURCH want to do your Christmas baking for you! … Continue reading →

Chant, Chart and Converse: Nov. 26

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Practical spirituality and why spirituality matters. Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to experience several spiritual practices and to discuss their own spiritual path. Leaders: Jennifer Betuzzi and David Lidster. The day will conclude with a Celebration of … Continue reading →