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KUC will host the annual Spring Concert featuring Harmony in Hand, Bells of Note, The Chimers and invited guests The Happy Choristers, and the Desert Ringers from Cache Creek, all on Sunday, May 26th at 7 pm at KUC. To see the poster click here Ringing In Spring.
Drop off items for the Garage Sale at the CE Center Thursday, May 30 from 3pm – 4 pm or Friday, May 31 from 2:30 – 6:00 pm. If you need help getting your items to the church, to arrange a pick up time call 250-374-5196 and speak to Diane Stuart.
Many helpers are needed to make this event successful. Sign up on the sheets posted on the easel in the Hall.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings, at the T’KIB gym. Kamloops United Church members are encouraged to attend each day for as long as you can, in support of those sharing their stories about their experiences at day and residential schools. The TRC was commissioned by the Federal Government as part of the healing and reconciliation process with First Nations people who attended residential schools operated by the various churches in Canada for close to 100 years. The hearings in Kamloops are open to the public. Attending offers support to those courageous enough to share their truth and feel heard. This is a sad and unjust chapter in our nation’s history and is a legacy we still bear. Registration forms are being requested for anyone planning to attend the hearings and the forms can be found on the front desk in the lobby.
May 26th we will be blessing the “Prayer Squares and Circles” created by our Prayer Shawl Ministry and their many helpers. These gifts of comfort and solidarity will be presented to each person who shares their story at the hearings, May 28-29. On this day, there will also be a special financial appeal to the congregation in support of the Tk’emlups Indian Band, so they may host a feast each day of the TRC Hearings. The special request for funds has been approved by Council Circle. Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery has also offered $500 on behalf of the entire Presbytery, but additional support from local churches would also help the TIB in hosting this event. For more info, see poster on bulletin board. Please confirm attendance by June 1st so they will know how much food to prepare.
KUC is inviting anyone and everyone who has had a history within the CE Wing to come say good-bye as we “decommission” the site and offer blessings as Phase 2 moves forward. There will be food of some sort and music and tours…Come say farewell to the mystical, magical dragon in the basement that kept our water hot and our rooms cold. This community celebration will Saturday, June 1st at 11 a.m. (following the Garage Sale).
Our annual “Tri-Church Worship” (the 3 United Church congregations of Kamloops) begins at 10:30 a.m. in McDonald Park on the north shore, at the Band Shell closest to the corner of McDonald and Park St. Joint Choirs will offer an anthem. Thanks to Bill and Freda White for coordinating the BBQ. Please bring weather-wise clothing, sunblock, lounge chairs, hats – games to play with your family after the service.
In case of rain, we’ll be worshiping at 10:30 at Mt. Paul United Church at 140 Laburnum St.
For Google Map, to get directions to McDonald Park, use this link: https://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&tab=wl