Worship Bulletin

Maia Walker

Maia Walker gifted us with worship leadership this morning as we celebrated the cosmos.  (This was the fourth Sunday, in a series of 4, in”The Season of Creation”.)  During her reflection “With a bang” (celebrating the cosmos and our place … Continue reading →

Aboriginal Ministries Coordinator Needed

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Applications are being received for this part-time position to continue the Aboriginal Ministries Program, initiated by Kamloops United Church (KUC) in September 2015. The focus for this next stage of the program is primarily on community engagement with local and … Continue reading →

TRU Pride Parade Sept.28

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Being Affirming means working for the full inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in The United Church of Canada and in society. Kamloops United Church has officially been an Affirming congregation and a member of Affirm … Continue reading →

Ancient Stones, Living Stones

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In May 2016, Prof. Henry Hubert and Rev. Dawne Taylor journeyed to Jordan and Israel as part of a study tour through Canadian Mennonite University.  This “Ancient Stones, Living Stones” tour included aspects of ancient and modern history in the … Continue reading →

Community Lunch

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This popular get-together starts up again for the season from 11:30–1:00 on Wednesday, October 5. Menu: Borscht soup, hamburger soup, cucumber/tomato/cream cheese on a bun, and chicken salad sandwich on a bun. Join us for lunch the first Wednesday of … Continue reading →

‘Blessing of the Animals’

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Sat., Oct. 8th (Thanksgiving Saturday) from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Pine Tree Riding Club in Barnhartvale. This free, family event will provide an opportunity for household pets (dogs, cats, etc. that are on a leash or tether) to … Continue reading →

Remembering Gerry

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You are welcome to join us for coffee and sharing in celebrating the life of a special lady and friend.  Gerry formed deep ties with the Kamloops United Church and made very dear friends through her church activities, gardening, weaving … Continue reading →

‘St. Paul for the Perplexed’

Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson will hold 4 sessions on “St. Paul For The Perplexed” through KALS. The Kamloops Adult Learning Society (KALS) is sponsoring a course this fall in which KUC members might be interested. The four sessions will be held October 14 to November … Continue reading →

Spirituality and Food

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Saturday, Oct 15, 10 am to 2 pm Rose Soneff returns!   Spirituality and Food is an interactive session to explore our spiritual relationship with food.   How have cultural, environmental, social, nutritional and technological factors influenced this relationship?   How can we … Continue reading →

Affirming and Welcoming

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On Sunday, October 16, we will celebrate KUC as an affirming congregation for all people and especially the LGBTQ community. Also, there will be an opportunity in this service to welcome people to the church through baptism, the renewal of … Continue reading →

Jazz Vespers Oct 16

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Yes, Jazz Vespers is back with our first fall service happening on Sunday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. Come out for some wonderful jazz music in a worshipful setting. This is a great opportunity to bring family and friends to … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin

Rob with gongs

For those who like to see the “full service” bulletin that includes the prayer words not printed in the Sunday morning bulletin, here is the fuller bulletin. This service was one in the series “Season of Creation”; this one focusing on … Continue reading →

Storm hits Camp

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Chris D sent the following update: Saturday night (Sept. 17th)  the storm hit the Shuswap and did some damage at Camp Grafton. It destroyed an outhouse, took the top two thirds off the “Philosophers Tree”, and wrecked the roof of the … Continue reading →

Celebrating Creation: Sept. 18

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 We are “Celebrating Creation” on Sunday, September 18, instead of our traditional Homecoming Sunday service. Come out to this special service as we celebrate the start of a new church season within the Season of Creation. 10 a.m. at Kamloops … Continue reading →

Thrift Store Meeting Sept.21

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Wednesday, September 21st at 3:15 pm at Kamloops United Church. We have fun working together recycling, helping support Kamloops United and our community. If you are interested in volunteering for 5 Hours a week or even 2 hours a week. … Continue reading →

Children’s Church Every Sunday

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We are very pleased to announce that KUC will be providing Children’s Church every Sunday this fall. Part way through the worship service, children (aged 3 or more) and their parents/caregivers are welcome to go to Children’s Church with their … Continue reading →

Bottles for Bells

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We are still collecting Bottles for Bells.  The handbells have gone for refurbishment!   While we are not going to have to replace any of the bells, we need new cases for the bells so they can be safely stored and … Continue reading →

Resource Centre Co-ordinator

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From The New Resource  Centre  Co-ordinator Discovery Circle has invited Cathie Yingling to organize the Resource Centre for our church. Cathie worked in the Audio Visual Library at BC Conference for eight years. She has also volunteered over the years … Continue reading →

Symposium Sounds & Sights!

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About a month ago some of the KUC handbell ringers attended the 17th International Handbell Symposium in Vancouver.  The planning committee of the Symposium were very happy to be able to secure permission to release the video of the final concert for … Continue reading →

Sept. 11th Worship Bulletin

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Today we celebrated the second of four Sundays celebrating “The Season of Creation”.  “Flora and Fauna” was the theme of today’s celebration and concern. The photo is of musician Rob Gretsinger with some of his gongs and other percussion instruments. … Continue reading →

Welcome, Allison Rennie!

Allison Rennie, KOP Conference Minister

B.C. Conference has recently announced that Allison Rennie is the new Conference Minister for KOP beginning on Sept. 15. Allison has many years of experience in B.C. Conference and at Naramata Centre. Allison lives in Naramata and will work from her home … Continue reading →

Out of the Cold Benefit Concert: Oct. 21

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Out of the Cold Benefit Concert An evening of music and fun will be provided by Kamloops dancers, singers and musicians featuring:  Pokotillo Ukrainian Dancers, Kamloops Choristers Rob Gretsinger & his unique gongs and percussion instruments, Musical Theatre in costume … Continue reading →

Hearts & Hands at Naramata Oct 21

Autumn Leaves, Naramata

Would you like to offer your skills, time or expertise to Naramata Centre Society? Share Gifts of Service to Prepare the Centre for Winter We invite you to come to the Centre and contribute through body, mind and spirit at … Continue reading →

KUC: an Affirming Church

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Kamloops United Church is an Affirming congregation. But what does it mean when we say we are an Affirming congregation? Isn’t every congregation? Most congregations do their best to be welcoming, but being Affirming goes deeper and is public, intentional, … Continue reading →

September 4 Web Bulletin

MARINA KUPERMAN/CREATIVE COMMONS

Today, as part of the theme of Creation, Reverend Bruce’s Reflection was entitled”Living Oceans”. Birthdays were celebrated, and Communion was served. For more details, please click on the the link below: September 4, 2016 – Website Edition Image Credit: MARINA KUPERMAN/CREATIVE … Continue reading →

Women’s Retreat: Sept. 16

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12th ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT AT MACKENZIE CAMP The dates and times are 5-6pm, Friday Sept., 16th to Sunday, Sept. 18th, after breakfast. The cost is $70.00 (Bring extra money for a massage). KUC has received an e-mail letting us know there … Continue reading →

First Edition! Naramata!

Naramata Centre Society

Naramata Centre is launching a new monthly newsletter! Check it out and let them know your thoughts. In this edition, you can read about the summer so far at the Centre, stories of some inspiring volunteers and donors, a list of upcoming … Continue reading →

More Ivy Thomas Celebration Photos

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The Secretary of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery sent the following email: On August 10th, about 70 folk from Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery, the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior, the Diocese of Kootenay, and the Southern Interior Conference of the BC Synod of the … Continue reading →

Web Bulletin: August 21

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Today’s service centred around the themes of putting our trust in God to help us with our burdens and heeding the “Call” to help others. The title of Reverend Bruce’s Reflection was “Faith: Living Beyond the Rules”. For more details, … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin August 28

Food, dinner

The Gospel reading  Luke 14:1, 7-14 ‘Humility and Hospitality’ led us into stories shared about never-to-be-forgotten meals, music by Linnea Good (“Blessed Are Those Who Are Called to the Table”). and a reflection by Rev. Bruce Comrie titled “”Table Manners Redefined”. … Continue reading →

Stories and a “cuppa”

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Ladies, you are all invited to our monthly UCW meeting September 6th at 2 p.m. Did you spend time at the lake or maybe you visited friends out on the prairies, or cleared old barbed wired fences for the buffalo in … Continue reading →

KOP Conference Minister News

Allison Rennie, KOP Conference Minister

The Rev. Ivy Thomas, our present KOP Conference Minister, will be leaving her position as of August 15 to be the Interim Minister at First Met United Church in Victoria this September.  KUC along with Mt. Paul and Plura Hills … Continue reading →

Naramata Centre in September

Naramata Centre Society

There are a number of adult programs at Naramata Centre being offered this September that may be of interest: ‘Science, Religion and an Evolving Faith’ with Robert McDonald – Sept. 5-9. ‘See the Mystery: A Contemplative Photography Experience’ with Rhoda … Continue reading →