Kamloops Pride 2016 Kickoff Aug 5

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LIVE IN CONCERT: QUEER AS FUNK Friday, Aug. 5th – 8:00 PM – Hotel 540 (540 Victoria Street, Kamloops)   Tickets: $35.00 (+ service fee)   “Totally unique in the history of Vancouver’s LGBTQ community, ‘Queer as Funk’ brings together some … Continue reading →

Billets Needed Aug.5

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Folks coming to present the “Queer as Funk” concert  are in need of billets for Friday, August 5th. Please phone KUC 250-372-3020 if you can put someone up after the concert. Thanks.

A Retreat for Men

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Getting grounded: Reconnecting to What Matters Most September 30-October 1, 2016 Brentwood Presbyterian Church, Burnaby BC Join Scott Swanson of Manifest at Brentwood Presbyterian Church for Getting Grounded: Reconnecting to What Matters Most. Scott wonders: How good it would be … Continue reading →

The Silent Ministry of Knitting

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THE SILENT MINISTRY OF KNITTING By Jim Taylor > A few years ago, my wife Joan took up her ministry. She knits prayer shawls. > With the onset of chronic leukemia, Joan didn’t have the energy to > continue some … Continue reading →

Minute for Mission

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Maritime Conference Becomes Affirming! The Rev. Bronwyn Corlett reflects on the experience of Maritime Conference becoming an Affirming Conference. What does it mean to be inclusive? What does it mean to love your neighbour as yourself? What do you do … Continue reading →

Part-Time Music Coordinator

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Kamloops United Church would like to hire a Music Coordinator from September 1, 2016, to August 31, 2017. For more details, please see below: Kamloops United Church Music Coordinator Position Guide Responsibility and Accountability:  The Music Coordinator is accountable to … Continue reading →

Camp Grafton: Senior Camp

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CAMP GRAFTON: Senior camp is all about making connections. It’s a chance for teens aged 13-17 to have fun, be silly, and learn about themselves and their world. There is still space available at the 2016 camp from July 31-August 5. … Continue reading →

Kinder-Morgan Public Meetings

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Informational meetings for those concerned about the Kinder-Morgan pipeline will happen  Saturday, July 23: Kamloops BC, Thompson Rivers University, Irving K. Barber Centre 0900-1030: invitational roundtable (local government) 1100-1230: invitational roundtable (NGOs) 1400-1530: invitational roundtable (business) Meetings July 19 & … Continue reading →

Thank you to KUC

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Last week I was paid a visit by a group of ladies from KUC who brought a beautiful gift basket of goodies which included home baking, beautiful homemade placemats and jam along with an array of goodies all tied up … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin July 17

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 World events getting you down?Today was a  good news service, with singing and feeling the good vibrations. Time to celebrate all the ways we are blessed. Sabrina Trigg led the service from the piano–for the first time ever! Lots of … Continue reading →

Moderator Grieves Violence

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As we grieve for a cycle of violence that seems never-ending, the Moderator sends our love, prayers, and support to sister denominations in the USA. Over the past several weeks, we have watched violence unfold across the USA: from Orlando to … Continue reading →

Our Secretary is Retiring…

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After eighteen years as a valued secretary at Kamloops United Church, Sharon  Huuha is retiring at the end of July, 2016. On a lovely, sunny July afternoon, members of the Celebration Group delivered a basket of “goodies” to Sharon Huuha’s home. In that basket, festooned … Continue reading →

Grafton Intermediate Camp

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July 12: Intermediate camp: First day fire drill, Jenga and card games under the big top and Tuesday morning breaking.  Today we hosted the accreditation team from BC Camping Association…we aced it!! This evening the local fire dept will pay … Continue reading →

Handbell Symposium Tickets July 30

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We have 9 ringers from Bells of Note and Harmony in Hand that will be attending this symposium in Vancouver. You can get tickets to the Final Concert at the International Handbell Symposium on July 30, 2016 @ 2 pm   … Continue reading →

Youth at the Crossroads

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The Rev. Bronwyn Corlett reflects on being the facilitator at London Conference’s Youth Forum 2015. When I am at a crossroads and don’t know what choice to make, especially when I don’t want to move forward, I often think of … Continue reading →

From the Library

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The library part of the new Resource Room is now set up and ready for use. A key can be obtained from Morgan or any “key holder” to gain entry to the room. On the book cart, there is a … Continue reading →

We Did It–With Thanks!

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ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE     ‽           As my Mom used to say..      “Goodness Gracious Me!!”   We have done it!!!  On the first of May,   raising $12,000 was but a dream. Now it is an amazing reality. Our … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin July 10

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Who are our neighbours? Rev. Elaine Diggle walked us through the story of the good Samaritan with a challenge to really think about who we reach out to and help.  Do we reach only to those we know and understand … Continue reading →

RAFT thankful for “language support”

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RAFT (Refugees And Friends Together) founded by Kamloops United Church’s Refugee Resettlement Committee, is grateful to Arabic speaking individuals who have acted as language support in our sponsorship of refugees from Syria.  In June we gathered to thank those who … Continue reading →

Mutuality in Ministry

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“This is the church of William Scott,” the General Secretary of the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea reminded delegates to its General Assembly in 2015. The General Assembly approved an agreement of Mutual Recognition of Ministry with The … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin July 3

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Rev. Elaine Diggle led worship this morning with a reflection about neigbours caring for one another and how the contributions of ordinary people doing small acts of kindness make a difference — even more than the acts of powerful leaders. … Continue reading →

Last day of Mini Camp

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The morning at Camp Grafton started in chapel listening to The Smile That Changed the World, then Katrina taught a song. Later we tie-dyed camp shirts and staff adapted beautifully to the various aged participants. At our last campfire we … Continue reading →

MacKenzie Camp Job Opportunity

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Career Education Job Opportunity At MacKenzie Camp Society, 21 Mabel Lake Subdivision Road Enderby, BC Mailing address:  Box 133, Armstrong, BC  V0E 1B0 www.mackenziecamp.ca First Aid Attendant/Camp Counselor Position Start Date:  June 30th to August 19th, 2016 Remuneration:  $14.25 /hr, … Continue reading →

Happy Canada Day!

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Happy Canada Day! Let’s celebrate Canada’s 149th birthday today. Enjoy the day wherever you might be. History of Canada Day  Frequently referred to as “Canada’s birthday”, particularly in the popular press, the occasion marks the joining of the British North American … Continue reading →

June 26, 2016 – Website Edition

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The focus of today’s service was being ready for change, with God’s help. “Thanks for the constancy and change that are part of our every day experiences.” The title of Reverend Bruce’s Reflection was the “Voice of Change”. For more … Continue reading →

Welcoming Hungry Guests.

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PIT Stop continues to respond to the community, offering hospitality and a hot, nutritious meal each Sunday.  June 19th, Fathers’ Day, the kitchen crew, led by Jennifer, fed 166 guests. To see photos of the preparation, visit our  PHOTO page. Many … Continue reading →

A Safe Place

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In Northern Ontario, Camp McDougall runs a week-long Rainbow Camp for LGBTQ campers and their allies. Director Deb Woodman talks about what makes this camp unique: Our goal is to educate and promote awareness in society regarding gender, sexual identities, … Continue reading →

Vigil for Orlando

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Kamloops United Church was grateful to Kamloops Pride and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kamloops for organizing and leading the “Vigil for Orlando”.  About 200 people gathered for the vigil which included lighting of candles by representatives from a variety … Continue reading →

New Shelter for Camp Grafton!

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After many generous donations and lots of hard work from Camp Grafton volunteers, there is now this beautiful shelter installed at the camp! That means that this summer there will be a space big enough for the whole camp to gather and seek … Continue reading →

National Aboriginal Day: June 21

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A Prayer for National Aboriginal Day Great Comforter, we know that we are surrounded by a legacy of pain. We acknowledge the pain, grief, and sorrow caused by not living respectfully with all people, and we are sorry for the … Continue reading →

“Kukwstéc-kucw”

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“On behalf of all of us, thank you.”  Click on the link to hear the voice of Mona Jules pronounce, in the Secwepemc language: “On behalf of all of us, thank you.” Thank you to Ian McLean for leading in Aboriginal Relations … Continue reading →