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 →

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 →

KUC Looking for a 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

June 12 Website Bulletin

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During today’s communion service, Reverend Bruce paid tribute to the tremendous achievements and contributions of the Honourable Len Marchand Sr. who passed away on June 3, 2016. The title of Reverend Bruce’s Reflection was the following: “Thirty Years Later” where … Continue reading →

“Attitude of Gratitude” Update

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ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Grateful for our redevelopment completion, we suggested we express our gratitude by contributing financially to help defray expenses occurring as we set up our new space. YOU HAVE BEEN TERRIFIC! Our goal was set at $12,000. The … Continue reading →

All My Relations

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Join us as we celebrate KUC’s Aboriginal Ministry on Sunday, June 19th.  Planned activities include traditional song and prayer in the Secwepemc language.  And we will “Break Bannock” together after worship. Focus Scripture:  Galatians 3:23 – 29

Vigil for Orlando

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Kamloops United Church is committed to supporting the efforts of any LGBT members of our community to organize, and to mourn during this difficult time. As such, we are proud to welcome Kamloops Pride and the Kamloops Unitarian Universalist Fellowship … Continue reading →

Jazz Vespers: June 19

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“Sliding into Summer” Jazz Vespers. Kamloops United Church – Sunday June 19 at 7 p.m. “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high. Oh, your daddy’s rich and your ma is good-lookin’ So hush … Continue reading →

World Refugee Day: June 20

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There are 65 million refugees world-wide.  Here is a post written by Pam Goldsmith-Jones(MP) about a Makani Youth Centre in Jordan which she recently visited, sponsored by UNICEF. Pamela Goldsmith-Jones: Liberal MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea To Sky Country, B.C.Coast: … Continue reading →

Minute for Mission

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Interfaith Peacemakers Founded in 1990, the Asian Muslim Action Network, or AMAN, has members from over 20 Asian countries. The network seeks active collaboration with other faith communities to promote the human dignity of all, regardless of religion. Its programs … Continue reading →

“Wild Salmon Caravan” Report

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A few of us participated in the “Wild Salmon Caravan” procession as it stopped in Kamloops today.  We were treated to drumming, song, sacred smudging and a circle gathering at Riverside before a parade downtown.  Afterwards we were treated to … Continue reading →

Council Circle for 2016-2017

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Annual General Meeting May 29, 2016 Thank you to all who attended the Annual Meeting. It is at the annual meeting that Council Circle and Trustees are elected.  A warm and heartfelt “Thank you” is extended to those retiring from … Continue reading →

New Thrift Store Open!

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The KUC Thrift Store is open from 10 to 3, Monday to Friday. Bargains can be found in all departments. Please come and visit! The Thrift Shop has moved to a new location.  We are back at 421 St. Paul … Continue reading →

Come for Camp Fun! Begins June 30

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Open to all people: families, couples, singletons, young and old. Come and spend a weekend in community with others, swimming, hiking, canoeing, crafting and more. This is an opportunity for people to experience Camp Grafton outside of our usual kids … Continue reading →

Celebrating Creation!

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To view photos of the Tri-Church Worship Service at McDonald Park (Tri-Church = Mount Paul United Church, Plura Hills United Church and Kamloops United Church) on Sunday, June 5th, visit our PHOTO page.   The worship was in celebration of creation, with … Continue reading →

Maia’s Month One Update

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Maia Walker left on May 2nd, 2016, to become an “Explorer with The United Church Of Canada” from May to August, 2016. My first month at Calvary  already coming to an end even though it feels as though I just got … Continue reading →

Wild Salmon Caravan June 8

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The Wild Salmon Caravan will pass through Kamloops. Please join us on June 8th as we parade through the Wednesday morning Farmer’s Market and celebrate the spirit of wild salmon and food security through culture and art. Click to read the poster:  WildSalmonCaravanPressReleaseKamloops   … Continue reading →

Attitude of Gratitude!

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“ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE”. Grateful for our redevelopment completion,we (Council Circle) are suggesting an “attitude of gratitude” financial campaign during the month of May to cover the financial costs involved in setting up our new space and other financial needs. Our goal is $12,000. … Continue reading →

Naramata Centre Re-Opens!

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Looking for a special spot to take a break – check out The Centre at Naramata, near Penticton, BC. The Self-Catering accommodations are all up for week-long rentals from now through the summer & into early Fall.  There are cottages … Continue reading →

Labyrinth Walk: June 5

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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, June 5th at 7:00 pm learn more about the benefits of mindfulness practice and walk a path of happiness. … Continue reading →

“Blast From the Past” June 7

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Don your finest old clothing, hat, gloves or memorabilia from the past.   Let’s all walk down memory lane and have a laugh! We invite all women of the Church and community to the Annual June Pot Luck Lunch on Tuesday, … Continue reading →

More photos!

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Thanks to Chuck Anderson we are delighted to post more photos from our “Festival on Fourth” celebration weekend.  To view the photos, visit our photos page. The weekend celebration included a Saturday block party with Sancho the clown, buskers, a one-day … Continue reading →

Welcome Morgan Darlington! June 1

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As part of the new organization structure at KUC, the Ministry and Personnel Committee is pleased to announce that an Administrative Manager, Morgan Darlington, has been hired! Morgan will start on June 1, 2016, and will be learning about KUC … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin

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To view the worship bulletin for May 29, 2016, click on the link below. May 29, 2016 – KUC Worship Bulletin Thank you to Diane Stuart for her worship leadership today.  Diane is a Licensed Lay Worship Leader, licensed through Kamloops … Continue reading →