Women’s Retreat

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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 →

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 →

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 →

first edition!

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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 →

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 →

KOP Conference Minister News

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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 →

Resource Centre Co-ordinator

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FROM THE NEW RESOURCE CENTRE CO-ORDINATOR Discovery Circle has invited me to organize a Resource Centre for our church. My background in Resources is as staff of the Audio Visual Library at BC Conference for eight years. Also, my volunteer … Continue reading →

Naramata Centre in September

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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 →

Help Plan for Celebrating Creation

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Worship Changes, Celebrations and Opportunities this Fall at KUC: Traditionally, the fall season at KUC began with Homecoming Sunday, a time when families came back from the summer to start a new church season.  Over the years our demographics and … 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 →

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 →

Silent Retreat: Nov. 20-25

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November 20 – 25, Sorrento: Be still and know that I am God Join with retreat leaders/spiritual directors (Rev. Dr.) Murray Groom and Lois Huey-Heck for a 4 day silent retreat. This silent retreat provides time and place to rest, … Continue reading →

Iona’s John Bell in B.C.

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September 25, Victoria: First Met United Church and St. John the Divine Anglican Church in Victoria present John Bell John Bell is a Church of Scotland Minister, liturgical composer, preacher and teacher, who projects the charisma of a latter-day prophet. … Continue reading →

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 →

Ivy celebrated

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Words from Ivy …..”Yes, today the Presbytery hosted a send off party for me. It was filled with love, laughter and great food! Such an amazing group of people! I wish I could take them all with me! Many hugs, … Continue reading →

Web Bulletin: August 14, 2016

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The title of Reverend Bruce’s Reflection was “Faith: from Trust to Perseverance to Joy”. Just as the Olympic athletes have coaches, family, friends, and the nation cheering them on, we have family, friends, and those who have inspired us in … Continue reading →

Peachland U.C.

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Following the Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery Prayer Cycle, we hold in prayer the congregation of Peachland United Church.

Ivy to be celebrated

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Kamloops Okanagan Presbytery (KOP) Conference Minister News. 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, beginning this September. … Continue reading →

United Church Folks Go for Gold

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The following article is from the United Church of Canada facebook page.  Written by Paul Russell.  Photo by Daniel Coomber. Rosie MacLennan is just one of several 2016 Olympians with United Church connections. When the Canadian team enters the stadium at the … Continue reading →

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 of … Continue reading →

Zambia

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Please join in prayer for our Zambian partners, mourning those who have died and praying for calm as their people prepare to head to the polls. Published on August 2, 2016 The 2016 election campaign in Zambia has been characterized by … Continue reading →

Prayers for South Sudan

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Published by The United Church of Canada.on July 21, 2016    The eruption of armed violence, a lack of food, and impending economic collapse have brought South Sudan to the brink of humanitarian crisis, United Church partners are reporting. Churches have … Continue reading →

July 31 worship bulletin

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To view the Worship bulletin for Sunday, July 31st click on the link   2016.07.31 Worship Bulletin (website edition) Thank you to Rev. Elaine Diggle for her worship leadership, to Roberta Barlow for her music leadership, and to Roberta and Kelvin … Continue reading →

Rutland United Church

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Following the Kamloops/Okanagan Presbytery Prayer Cycle we pray for the community of Rutland United Church and their clergy Rick Potter.

Camp Grafton Good News!

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Camp Grafton is delighted to report that the summer of 2016 is a tremendous success…in so many ways. The first camp was the multi-generational mini-camp, and it was enjoyed by a wonderfully diverse group, of families and solo fliers aged … 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.

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 →

Our Secretary has retired ….

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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 →

We Become Family at Camp

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   What would you say to the whole United Church of Canada about Camp Lorrain? The question brings smiles to the faces of campers and counsellors sitting in Murphy’s Lodge.    “When I was younger, I didn’t fit in at … 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 →

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 →