3 Cheers for Rick!

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DID YOU KNOW ‽ Rick Windjack, our PIT Stop Coordinator, volunteered to help in the kitchen both Saturday and Sunday of KUC’s “Festival at Fourth”. Rick spent his Saturday cooking hot dogs and onions, preparing drinks and preparing food for Sunday’s lunch. Our entire … Continue reading →

Humongous Thank You!

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To All Who Shared In The “Festival at Fourth” Celebration!! To the planners, the musicians, the bakers, the artisans, the invitation and poster designers, the poster and invitation deliverers, the clowns, the outside table display people, the thrift shop staff, … Continue reading →

Worship & Work must be one!

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Did we get your attention? 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 … Continue reading →

Mindfulness & happiness!

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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”

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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 →

Coming soon!

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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 in Mac Park June 5

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The three United Churches of Kamloops (Mt. Paul, Plura Hills and K.U.C.) will host a joint worship service on Sunday June 5 at 10:30 a.m. at MacDonald Park on the North Shore. This is a great opportunity to come together … Continue reading →

New Thrift Shop Location

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The Thrift Shop has moved to a new location.  We are back at 421 St. Paul Street, two doors east of the Kamloops United Church Entrance. Come and see us – we are now open.    … 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 →

Camping Sunday worship bulletin

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Camping Sunday worship was led by Alix Dolson with Caitlin Dolson participating as well.  What a delightful time of singing camp songs with a group of campers modelling the actions to the words!  Alix shared her passion and commitment to … Continue reading →

Festival on Fourth VIDEO

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View Kent Simmond’s YouTube video of the Festival on Fourth May 14, 2016. It beautifully portrays the dreams and aspirations of the Kamloops United Church congregation. VIDEO   … Continue reading →

Celebration Weekend MORE Photos

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What a fabulous party!  See the photos in the album. More photos and two more photo albums have now been added.  Enjoy! Many thanks to Kent Simmonds, Chris Dolson, Marie Allen and  Marnie and Derm Strong for sharing their photos … 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 →

Kamloops-Okanagan Prayer Cycle

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This week we pray for Ministry Personnel retained on the roll of KO Presbytery who are not currently serving a congregation.

“recover our humanity” May 25, 10 a.m.

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In today’s Canada, settler Christians must enter into a process of decolonization, one that will rattle settler ancestry and religious identity as privileges and narratives of superiority are necessarily unpacked. It is a process that is neither dispassionate nor disembodied … Continue reading →

Humungous Thank You!

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TO ALL WHO SHARED IN THE CELEBRATION!! TO THE PLANNERS, THE MUSICIANS, THE BAKERS, THE ARTISANS, THE INVITATION AND POSTER DESIGNERS, THE POSTER AND INVITATION DELIVERERS, THE CLOWNS, THE OUTSIDE TABLE DISPLAY PEOPLE, THE THRIFT SHOP STAFF, THE BELL RINGERS, THE … Continue reading →

Thank you from Bell Choirs

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We give special thanks to all those who supported the Spring Ring Concert last Sunday evening. Harmony in Hand, the Musical Chimers, and Bells of Note members are most grateful to everyone who attended after a very busy week and … Continue reading →

You & 2½ days of camp fun!

Camp Grafton

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 →

Weytk Wednesday Lively!

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Wéytk Wednesday’s guest speaker May 18 Nathan Matthew (former Executive Director of TRU Aboriginal Education and present chief of Simpw First Nation), was a very informative event.  Nathan took us on a short journey though the European Colonization of Canada, history … Continue reading →

Worship Bulletin May 15

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Celebration of Pentecost with a celebration of landmarks in the history of Kamloops United Church. Along with special guest Rev. Keith Simmonds, President of B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada we celebrated the completion of the 429 St. … Continue reading →

Celebrate 20 Years! May 14/15

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Come and celebrate our twenty years as an affirming congregation.  Kamloops United Church is one of only 15 Affirming congregations in BC, and one of 125 Affirming (out of over 2900) congregations across Canada. Twenty years ago, on May 12, … 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.  

It’s Party Time! May14/15

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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 →

Wéytk Wednesday May 18

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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 →

RAFT Public Meeting May 16

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Refugees and Friends Together are hosting a Public Update on Refugee Resettlement. Please join us. May 16th at 7 pm at Kamloops United Church, 421 St. Paul St. POSTER: RAFT   … Continue reading →

May 8th Worship Bulletin

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View the “Christian Family Sunday” worship bulletin at this link:  May 8, 2016 Worship Bulletin image:  United Church of Canada website: http://www.united-church.ca/ … 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →