Warmth in the Chill of Winter

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Approximately 40 scarves have been knit or crocheted by church members and will be offered complimentary to people who need some warmth and comfort in the chill of winter. Sincere thanks to all who participated and best wishes to the … Continue reading →

Nakoda History: Feb. 10: 4:30-5:30

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The Faculty of Arts, Colloquium Series at TRU, is offering a presentation on the Nakoda First Nation peoples which traces their history from 1860 until 1950 on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Presenter Dr. Courtney Mason will … Continue reading →

Reconciliation Circle Feb.16

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NOTE: Feb.9th Reconciliation Circle Cancelled. Next Circle Feb. 16. You are invited to participate in a sharing circle with the primary purpose of building trusting and respectful relationships in community.   Consider joining Richard Wagamese as the opportunity to share in … Continue reading →

UCW Bake Sale Feb.14

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Next Sunday Feb. 14th the UCW will be holding a bake sale!! Baking contributions gratefully received prior to the service. Please support the UCW work by baking and/or buying.                          … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin Feb.7

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Today’s worship was led by Rev. Dawne Taylor.  in the Reflection, based on the three scripture readings, we considered the veils and masks that are used globally in the many  and different cultures, races and faiths that we live into. … Continue reading →

Camp Grafton AGM: Feb. 15: 7 pm

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The Camp Grafton Society is holding their 2016 Annual General Meeting on Monday, February 15, at 7 p.m. at Kamloops United Church. The CGS Board would like to extend the invitation to attend this AGM to any and all folks interested … Continue reading →

Celebrating Faith Connections Feb 17…

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On Wednesday evenings (5:30-7:30pm) during Lent, the United, Lutheran, and Anglican churches of Kamloops invite you to come out and build community! We will join together weekly for a simple supper, conversation, and a presentation by a leader from among … Continue reading →

Epiphany Explorations 2016 Videos

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A schedule of Epiphany Exploration videos being shown from Feb. 16th to April 10th will be available on the Welcome Desk at KUC, from Sunday,  February 7th.   To view the February schedule: Epiphany Explorations Viewing Feb. 2016 The video presentations from FirstMet’s … Continue reading →

From Council Circle

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Council Circle and the Celebrations planning group want to thank the many, many, people who helped plan and execute and clean up the CHILI FIESTA.  About 100 folk attended the evening of conversation, music and good food.  Your kind donations … Continue reading →

Weytk Wednesday Feb17 5:30pm

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Our next Wéytk Wednesday event will be February 17th beginning at 5:30 PM at Kamloops United Church.  This will be a time to meet Aboriginal Elder Mike Arnouse and hear him share some thoughts and words on Aboriginal Spirituality.  This session … Continue reading →

Lenten Challenge 2016

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Again this year, Rev. David Anderson is sharing his Lenten Challenge study with KUC.   This year’s focus will be the book of Matthew for daily reflection during Lent.   Books will be available at minimal cost $7.00.  See Chuck Anderson, Mary Ann … Continue reading →

Lenten Lecture Series: Feb. 11-Mar. 17

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Join us for this series of Lectures on Faith.  The Theme for 2016 is aging. To everything there is a season: The Autumn of life can be glorious. Aging can be an opportunity for discussion and reflection. Join us as we explore … Continue reading →

Jazz Vespers Feb. 21 7pm

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Jazz Vespers combines the spirit of jazz with quieter times of reflection and prayer. Join us for an inspiring musical fifty minutes of Jazz Vespers offered by gifted musicians and hosted by Rev. Bruce Comrie. Refreshments follow. All are welcome. … Continue reading →

Stamp Collecting and Fundraising

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Thanks everyone for saving the Safeway stamps for the drinking glasses that we’re collecting for our refugee families.  To date, we have 10 pairs of glasses, some taller glasses for milk and water, and some  shorter glasses for juice.  It … Continue reading →

Bottles for Bells!

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Please save your refundable bottles and cans for the Bells! Bottles for Bells! The International Handbell Symposium is coming to Vancouver in July of 2016! It is a wonderful opportunity for the ringers of Harmony in Hand and Bells of … Continue reading →

Beloved Community

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How can we better understand cultural difference? How can we gain tools and attitudes for ministry in culturally diverse settings? How do we look at our own power and privilege? Some United Church people have been exploring these questions and … Continue reading →

E.Fry Parents Support Group Feb.23

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The Support Group for parents of addicted children which is a program offered by the Elizabeth Fry Society will be showing a documentary film about recovery and hope.  The film is titled “The Anonymous People”.   The film’s aim is to … Continue reading →

Candlelight Labyrinth Walk Feb.7

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Join us on the KUC Labyrinth for a new series of walks on the first Sunday of the month.  On Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 7:00 pm we will celebrate Epiphany and the “spreading of the light” with a candlelight … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin Jan.31

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Ministry on the Edge – from Luke 4:21-30 “Jesus Rejected in Nazareth”,  to Kamloops United Church in Downtown Kamloops. Worship Bulletin January 31, 2016 (Image credit:  Tom Ryabol/Barcroft USA TomRyabol) … Continue reading →

Epiphany Explorations 2016 Videos

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Kamloops United will once again be showing the video presentations from FirstMet’s (Victoria) “Epiphany Explorations”. We will begin mid February and offer presentations through March (and perhaps April). Your input regarding when to schedule the different presentations is encouraged.  If … Continue reading →

Income Tax Receipts: Jan.31 pickup

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KUC income tax receipts for 2015 will be ready for pickup January 17.  You’ll find them in the familiar yellow wooden boxes in the front lobby.  Thanks for taking your receipt home with you.  Any not picked up by January … Continue reading →

The Sounds of Brass: Feb. 6

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The Sounds of Brass  The Kamloops Brass Ensemble is holding a fund raising concert for the Kamloops Hospice Association. From Gabrieli to Gershwin, come and enjoy “The Sounds of Brass”.       The concert will take place on Saturday, February 06, … Continue reading →

Community Soup & Sandwich Feb.3

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Bring a friend or two! Soup & Sandwich Lunch!!  Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Drop-in. This monthly event is intended to welcome neighbourhood guests to KUC. Come and bring a friend!  All are welcome. There is a … Continue reading →

Reconciliation Circle Feb.2

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The first “Reconciliation Circle” was held Tuesday January 26.   Over 40 gathered to participate in a sharing circle with the primary purpose being to build trusting and respectful relationships in community.   Consider joining Richard Wagamese as the opportunity to share … Continue reading →

Winter Chili Fiesta Jan.29

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Smell the fresh baked buns. Taste the chili (not too spicy). Hear the happy music. Visit with friends. WINTER CHILI FIESTA Friday Jan.29 – 5pm to 7pm Tickets from Chris Dolson or church office. Donations appreciated. DID YOU KNOW: Regarding Tax Receipts? Our … Continue reading →

UCW AGM Feb.2

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All women are welcome to the UCW Annual General Meeting Tuesday February 2, 2-4 pm Marcia Julian will give a presentation on her recent Developing World Connections trip to the Himalayas.  She has a video showing work on the women’s shelter that was … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin for Jan. 24

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Our service today was opened with the wonderful singing of “Rhythm of Life” by the Folk of Note.  The theme today was Year of Jubilee.   Reverend Bruce Comrie’s Reflection was titled “A Holy Reset”. January 24, 2016 – Website … Continue reading →

429 Photos For Late January

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Here is the latest update on the 429 Construction: The appliances are being installed in floors 6, 5 and 4.  Washers and dryers haven’t been hooked up, yet.  Carpet is laid in the 6th floor corridor.  Corridor lights (sconces) are … Continue reading →

Richard’s Reconciliation Circle: Jan. 26

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A “Reconciliation Circle” will begin this Tuesday, January 26 in the church hall.  The circle will be hosted by Richard Wagamese, Ojibway author. This will be a time for spiritual grounding, sharing our life journeys, hopes, dreams and concerns in … Continue reading →

In the Cold of Winter

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Join us: Knit or crochet scarves to be hung around town “in the cold of winter” with a sign “if you need it, please take it”.

Minute for Mission

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A Safe Place: Western University United Church chaplain the Rev. Karen Low is passionate about what she does. At a recent London Conference annual meeting, Karen shared the story of a student named Nick who is transgender and has been … Continue reading →