Come Together for Fort McMurray

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Kamloops residents are invited to gather for a Vigil of Support and Concern for the community and residents of Fort McMurray in light of the tragic fire which has engulfed the city, uprooted thousands and destroyed homes and livelihoods of … Continue reading →

“Hi, KUC!”, Maia.

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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. ———————————————— Maia’s May 5th message to KUC: Hi Everyone, I arrived Monday evening after about 11 hours of travel, … Continue reading →

NOTICE OF MEETING

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The KUC Annual General Meeting (non-financial meeting) will be held on Sunday May 29th after the morning worship service. At this meeting, the 2015 Annual Report will be received and Council Circle members will be elected. Please plan on attending … Continue reading →

MUSIC FUN

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We welcome any and all to this once in a lifetime occasion. Please come and join the harmony. One more Celebration Choir rehearsal, starting on Thur. at 6:30 for the men, with women joining at 7pm. We hope to have … Continue reading →

As you are able…

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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 →

It’s Party Time !

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COME HELP US CELEBRATE! 1. the completion of 429 2. our 20th anniversary as an affirming congregation 3. becoming a Centre for Community and Spiritual Discovery Block Party on Sat. May 14th from 10:30 am to 2:30pm Musicians, buskers,.clowns, Art Show, historical display, Cafe. Sunday … Continue reading →

Ringing In Spring 2016!

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“Bells of Note”, “Harmony in Hand” and “Chimers” present “Ringing in Spring 2016” with special guests “Jeweltones” and “Desert Bells” on Sunday, May 15th at 7 pm.  Admission is by donation.  

Wéytk Wed., May 18, 7pm

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We are pleased to announce that Chief Nathan Matthew (Simpcw First Nation) will be joining us for his views on the face of reconciliation at 7 PM May 18 in the church Hall. Nathan has spent many years in education … Continue reading →

Last Reconciliation Circle – For Now!

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16 people had a wonderful sharing circle May 3rd.  Both Richard and Kevin were there and provided us with yet another incredible opportunity to experience aboriginal culture and ritual.  We had some powerful sharing among the group as we spoke in … Continue reading →

Baker’s Dozen

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13 people visited the Secwepemc Museum and toured the Heritage Park May 3rd. Tour guide Daniel gave some history of First Nations, and particularly government policy and residential school history, then we browsed the Museum which incorporates the oral history and … Continue reading →

Healing Circle

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You are invited to participate in a sharing circle with the primary purpose of building trusting and respectful relationships in community. Welcome to this circle, usually facilitated by Richard Wagamese, as an opportunity to share in rich, empowering dialogue.  (You are … Continue reading →

Attitude of Gratitude: May

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ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE As our redevelopment nears completion we have much to be thankful for: …….. 8 years of volunteer time and commitment. …….. a downtown vision, serving downtown needs (Pit Stop for example) ……… a 20 year history of … Continue reading →

You & 2½ days of camp fun!

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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 →

Soup and Sandwich: May 4

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………or two! Soup & Sandwich Lunch!! Wednesday, May 4, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Drop-in. This monthly event is intended to welcome neighbourhood guests to KUC. There is a nominal charge for lunch. Bowl of soup = $3 Sandwich = … Continue reading →

By May 6: shorts, t-shirts, sunscreen…

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PIT STOP NEWS PIT Stop will be having a Spring Give-Away Day on Sunday, May 8. We would appreciate any donations of spring/summer clothing such as shorts and t-shirts, foot wear, light jackets, toiletries, children’s wear, babies items, sunscreen and … Continue reading →

Garage Sale: May 7

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KUC Global & Community Action – Annual Garage Sale. Spring has sprung and it’s time to houseclean — and to donate your unwanted items to KUC-Global and Community Action’s Annual Garage Sale. Please hold your stuff until Thursday, May 5 … Continue reading →

Handbell Support

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The International Hand Bell Symposium is coming to Vancouver in July of 2016!  It is a wonderful opportunity for the ringers of “Harmony in Hand” and “Bells of Note” to improve their skills and to ring with ringers of all … Continue reading →

Administrative Manager Hired!

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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 →

Pastoral Care Lunch

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A delicious lunch was enjoyed by the congregation after the worship service, provided by the Pastoral Care group.  The Pastoral Care Group wanted to thank everyone for the pastoral care they provide to each other on a daily basis. Dainty … Continue reading →

Kamloops-Okanagan Prayer Cycle

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                     Kamloops-Okanagan Prayer Cycle                           This week we pray for St. Andrew’s United Church & Center for Peace and Michele Rowe. … Continue reading →

May 1: Web Bulletin

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“The Shepherd’s Psalm”, Psalm 23, was read today.  The title of Reverend Bruce’s Reflection was “godisnowhere”. This title can be read as “God is No Where” OR “God is Now Here”.  Communion was also served on this Sixth Sunday of … Continue reading →

Appreciation for Epiphany Exploration Videos

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THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE THE SHOWING OF EPIPHANY EXPLORATIONS POSSIBLE – especially the projectionists + those who arranged the room, hosted or facilitated the discussions. There were some excellent videos shown. We are grateful, that thanks to a … Continue reading →

Let’s Celebrate May 14 & 15!

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KUC is planning a BIG celebration on May 14 & 15, and hopes the wider community will join the congregation in the celebration. Plan on celebrating all that we have to celebrate at Kamloops United Church! The housing development is complete, it … Continue reading →

Year End Reports

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Group ministries – have you sent in your year end reports yet? Please send them to your Council Circle representative by Sunday, May 1st.   … Continue reading →

Special Festival Choir!

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“CELEBRATION CHOIR”. We have much to celebrate at the corner of 4th and St Paul. A special worship celebration is being planned for May 15th. I am proposing a “Celebration Choir” and male chorus (“Men of Note”) be formed for … Continue reading →

Labyrinth Leaders

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Are You Interested in the Labyrinth Group Ministry? The Labyrinth Group invites you to check out this emerging ministry within our church and community. If you are interested in supporting this ministry with your time and talent then we would … Continue reading →

Attitude of Gratitude

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As our redevelopment nears completion we have much to be thankful for. … 8 years of volunteer time and commitment. … a downtown vision, serving downtown needs (Pit Stop for example) … a 20 year history of being an Affirming … Continue reading →

Passover Seder Invitation April 23

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The Jewish Community of Kamloops is inviting members and friends to their Passover Seder Supper to be held on Saturday, April 23, at 6:00 p.m.   The Seder will be a small fund-raiser for “JUMP”.   JUMP is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization operating … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin: April 24

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The Global Outreach and Community Action Group led worship this morning with the theme of our “Earth”.  We learned about “Pulses”–peas, beans, lentils, chick peas, etc.–as being a sustainable food source for the planet.  In fact, the United Nations has … Continue reading →

Help Needed: Tues, April 26: 9 am

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Do you have an hour or two or three tomorrow? It is the time for the Thrift Shop to move across the street into their new home! Please consider coming tomorrow to help for whatever amount of time that you … Continue reading →

Earth Day

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EARTH DAY: Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin – April 17, 2016

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The worship leader this morning was Diane Stuart standing in for Rev. Bruce Comrie.  Ordinary people, doing ordinary work….called to do extraordinary things.  Sounds like the body of our church! Click on the link to read the bulletin. Worship Bulletin … Continue reading →

Holy Shift – Spirit Rising

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From technology to language, leadership to eldership, faith to hope – how do we equip our church to evolve with these changes? A number of KUC folk will be attending the April 22-24 “Holy Shift: Spirit Rising” educational festival of … Continue reading →

August pilgrimage?

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Thirty years ago this August, at the 31st General Council in Sudbury, Moderator Bob Smith responded to the request of First Nations people in the United Church for an apology for the church’s role in colonization and the destruction of … Continue reading →

Knit & Crochet

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Join us for this month’s gathering of the Prayer Shawl Ministry group:  Newcomers are invited!  If you already knit or crochet, drop in.  If you don’t already knit or crochet, but would like to learn, please join us!  Tuesday, April 19, from … Continue reading →

Trust & Respect

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Share in rich, empowering dialogue, with the primary purpose of building trusting and respectful relationships in community.. The next circle is Tuesday, April 19th at 7 p.m. at Kamloops United Church.   This is a time for spiritual grounding, sharing our life journeys, hopes, dreams and … Continue reading →