June 19, 2011
THRIFT STORE HOURS
- Monday through Friday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
- At our new location: 387 – 4th Ave. (cross St.Paul’s Street from KUC)
At KUC this week…….
TODAY: 6:30 PM – Koffee hoUCe
Monday, June 22
- 1:00 pm Bell Rehearsal
- 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Photo Directory Sale – Sanctuary
Tuesday, June 2
- 12:00 pm Ministry Management Team
- 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm Photo Directory Sale – Sanctuary
Wednesday, June 22
- 7:30 am Bible Study – Kamloops Seniors Village
- 9:00 am Vision 421
Thursday, June 23
- 7:00 am Land of Lakes Boys Choir Concert
Friday, June 24
- 9:00 am Vision 421 Meeting
Sunday, June 26
- 11:00 am Congregational Meeting after service.
- A warm welcome is extended to each of you as we gather to worship today.
- If needed, sound enhancement is available (please ask an usher for assistance).
- A nursery with piped in sound is located adjacent to the sanctuary and you are welcome to use this facility. If you are a newcomer and would like to be contacted by someone from KUC please fill in the pew card provided in the holder on the back of the chairs in the Sanctuary. Please place your completed card on the offering plate.
Participating in today’s worship service:
- Rev. Teri Meyer
- Evelyn Camille – Councilor for the Tk’emlups Indian Band
- Members of KUC Global and Community Action:
- Judy Bergman
- Kathy Johnson
- Lynda Fisher
- George Johnson
- Reader – Sandy Baird
NEXT WEEK’S SCRIPTURE’S – June 26, 2011
- Genesis 22: 1-14 Psalm 13 (VU p.734)
- Romans 6: 12-23 Matthew 10: 40-42
THE UNITED CHURCH OBSERVER MAGAZINE
For those folks who are not presently receiving the United Church Observer magazine and would wish to, please call Billie McKinley @ 250-374-4895. You will enjoy this magazine as so many others do.
KUC Photo Directory sales today!!!!
Please come into the Fellowship Hall to purchase your KUC Photo Directory after worship today. Cost is $10. There are 16 “sales clerks” so no one should have much of a wait. Please look for the kiosk with the alphabet letter of your surname…(just like at election time!) … and if your family has two surnames, your directory will be waiting at the kiosk with the surname letter closest to ‘A’. (for instance, if your surnames are “Buttonhole” and “Zipper” you would go to the kiosk for the letter ‘B’……. or you can line up at the kiosk for ‘Z’ and be redirected to the other line up) :^)
Copies of personal photos:
- Copies of your personal photo are available for a donation.
- If you have already ordered copies of your personal photo, they should be with your copy of the directory.
- If you wish to purchase copies of your personal photo, there are order forms at each kiosk.
- If you wish to order copies of your personal photo, but don’t get it done today, you can phone (828-0157) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Patricia with your request.
Other pick up days:
- If you know of anyone who wants a directory and is not at worship today, please let them know I will be at KUC tomorrow (Monday) and Tuesday, in the Sanctuary, from 1pm until 6pm to sell directories. (Note: Directories are not available through the KUC office.)
Kamloops Okanagan Prayer Cycle
This Sunday we pray for Osoyoos United Church and the Rev. Stephen Hershey
SUMMER HELP NEEDED
If you can volunteer the odd day to work at our Thrift Store during July and August please call the Thrift store at 372-3448 and leave your name and number. Please consider helping to support this important ministry of KUC. Thank you.
LAND OF LAKES BOYS CHOIR
Coming to Kamloops United Church on Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm
Admission by Donation
It isn’t hard to be generous from time to time. The challenge is to be generous every day. Generous of course, does not smiply refer to money. You can also be generous with your time, your smiles, your “hellos”, your care & concern for others.
KUC Behavioural Covenant: Congregational Meeting, June 26, 2010, after church.
Remember waaaay back to February 12 when a group of folks gathered with the Rev. Ivy Thomas, our Conference Minister for KO Presbytery, to explore Holy Manners and gather a foundation from which to build a Behavioural Covenant. Many people gathered over the next months to pull together a draft document which went to your Ministry management Team and then to Council Circle for comments and suggestions. After more tweaking, it was then sent to leadership teams throughout the church for comment. The Behavioural Covenant insert in your bulletin today, is the final draft which will be presented for acceptance to the Congregation after church, June 26, 2010. Take it home. Go through it. Talk about it. And come back on June 26 and see what we can do and be together.
FLOWERS WITHIN THE CHURCH BUILDING
Just a reminder to everyone that if you wish to bring flowers for the communion table on a Sunday please contact Sharon in the office by Thursday of that week so that the information can be included in the Link. Also please note that all flowers MUST BE SCENT FREE. Any questions or concerns please contact Sandy Baird 376-6919 or Sharon in the church office.
LET US BE OF SERVICE – PROVIDE NEW LIFE TO YOUR VALUED ITEMS
Please set aside articles for a silent auction to be held this fall to feature entertainment and a TC BOUTIQUE Fashion Show. This auction will include interesting and new, like new (or antique) items and will support our capital project. Further inquiries can be directed to: Beppie Crawford 250-374-4764 or Mary Ann Milobar at email@example.com
USHERS, GREETERS and/or SCRIPTURE READERS WORKSHOP
If you are presently an usher, a greeter, and/or a scripture reader – or if you are able to assist with any of these important Sunday tasks – please mark your calendar for an important workshop to be held on Saturday, Sept. 17th. Since our services will be in the gym for a time while renovations take place it is important for us to review and update our knowledge for ushers and greeters especially and training for scripture readers is always important. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Baird at 250-376-6919.
The United Church Identity Survey
Today is the Last Day for Online Replies – www.identity-survey.ca
Paper Replies Still Available
Today is the last day you can go online to do the United Church of Canada Identity Survey. If you haven’t done so, please do it today if at all possible. Paper copies are available on the desk in the foyer and must be mailed no later than one week after the postal strike ends.
Filling out the survey is an interesting exercise because the questions are not necessarily what you might expect. They are thought-provoking. It will take about 30 minutes of your time, and it is time well spent! We want the voices of our congregation to be heard!
If enough people from KUC do the survey, we will get a report of our own findings – with everyone’s name kept anonymous of course – but still very useful for planning in our congregation and for the national church as well. Thank you for participating!
HEADS UP ~ Getting ready for Autumn…….
“Recharge, Refresh, Retreat” – KUC Leaders Retreat and Family Camp September 23-24, Camp Grafton. Stay for the weekend or just Friday night; or join the group on Saturday. Friday, Sept. 23: A time of spiritual renewal, reflection and fellowship for KUC leaders and anyone interested. Saturday, September 24, join us for a time of play, worship, and spiritual nurture. The weekend will close with a communal barbeque and short worship.
“End of Life Series” Coming in October 2011, Tuesdays at 6:30-8:30 (Oct 4,11,18,25). Come explore Legalities, Finances, Representational Agreements, Medical Questions, Funeral Planning and Psycho-Social-Spiritual Issues. Come to all sessions or the ones you are interested in.
“Keeping Us Connected (KUC) Visiting Team” – September 21, 6:30-8PM. One of the best things to come out of the Vision Fulfillment Process 2010 (The Capital Campaign), was the sense of connection, the sharing of stories, the stirring of hearts and minds over coffee and dining tables. We are looking for a team of people (25-40: youth, adults and seniors), who are excited about ‘Keeping Us Connected’. Each member of the (KUCVT) will have a list of 5-10 ‘KUC households’ that they connect with (by phone, email, or face to face) at minimum, once a month (to check-in, to receive or pass on information). This is NOT a Ministry of Pastoral Care (although there may be moments of mutual care, support and understanding as we share our stories), but it is a Ministry of Relationship Building and Nurturing. Come join this integral, intergenerational, vital ministry team as we build and sustain an engaged and healthy faith community.
“Home-Coming Sunday” – September 18, 10AM. We know, we haven’t left for the summer yet. But we are so excited about Fall events, we want you to mark your calendars now. Don’t miss it or we’ll MISS YOU. Bring your summer stories of adventure, rest, reunions and more.
“Ministry of Mindful Meandering” – September 18, after church. Are you interested in exploring local walking and hiking trails; paddling rivers and lakes, with a group of like-hearted, spiritual seekers? Is there a place you would like to explore, but would love to go with friends, and take God along for the journey? Do you have a favourite spot you’d like to share with others? Would you like to come along with a group, discovering and rediscovering new places? Join us for our first meeting to coordinate dates, explore places and shared leadership. Each spiritual journey will include a time of centering prayer and reflection at the midway point. Lead or co-lead one or more spiritual adventures; or just come along to find God in Creation; and find each other in God. Weekly or bi-weekly, it is up to you.
Autumn Book Selection: Wednesday Afternoon Study: “Friedman’s Fables” (c) 1990 – most Wednesdays between September 14 and December 21. Fables, short stories with a message, thus, you don’t have to attend every gathering. We will explore two fables per week. Written by Edwin Friedman, “These 24 mischievous (and some serious) tales capture the outrageous, the fantastic, and the paradoxical side of the human dilemma. Characters include flowers that wilt because they don’t appreciate their own beauty; spiders that get caught in the symmetry of their own web; birds that refuse to learn to fly ‘just ‘cause their parents want them to’; fellow creatures that criticize a lamb for not standing up to a tiger; and people…who are constantly controlled, if not tyrannized, by the sensitivities of others. What is most uncanny about these tales is that they are equally relevant to marriage, therapy, pedagogy, theology, medicine, motivational seminars, and raising children.” A list of the Fables and their Focus will be posted in September.
Autumn Book Selection: Thursday Evening Study: “A Geography of Faith: An Altar on the World” ~ Barbara Brown Taylor (c) 2009. 6:30-8:00: 12 wonderful chapters over 6 weeks between September 15 and Oct 27. From her introduction: “I have no idea what you will see when you look at your life-but if you are tired of arguing about religion, tired of reading about spirituality, tired of talk-talk-talking about things that matter without doing a single thing that matters yourself, then the pages that follow are dedicated to you. My hope is that reading them will help you recognize…some of the altars in this world.” Chapters include: The Practice of Waking Up to God; The Practice of Wearing Skin; The Practice of Living with Purpose; The Practice of Saying No; The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings…
Winter Book Selection: Thursday Evening Study: “12 Steps to a Compassionate Life” – Karen Armstrong. 6:30-8PM, 12 engaging chapters over 6 weeks between November 3 to December 15. From Amazon.ca: “In November 2009 Armstrong and TED launched The Charter of Compassion, which states that “We call upon all men and women to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion…to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings — even those regarded as enemies.” To date, it’s been signed by over 48,000 people on the Web, including such figures as The Dalai Lama and Queen Noor, Dave Eggers and Meg Ryan. (www.charterforcompassion.org) Out of the ideals of that Charter has come this humane, accessible, indispensable short book for our times.”
PIT STOP NEEDS HELP FOR SUMMER SUNDAYS
We are having difficulty filling the PIT Stop Schedule for 3 of the Sundays during the summer. Teams are needed for July 31st (the BC Day long weekend), August 14th and August 28th. We are currently servicing 130 + people each week. As usual preparations begin at 12:30, the meal is served at 3:30 and clean-up is usually completed by 5:30. Anyone who is willing to lead or join a team for any of these days, if you are available either for the whole 5 hours, or a portion of the time, please contact me. We require 10 – 12 volunteer for each dinner. If no one comes forward PIT Stop will be cancelled on these days. Thank you for considering lending a hand. Send me an email at pitstop.stuart@gmailcom or call me at 250-374-5196 and leave a message. Diane Stuart, PIT Stop Meal Program Coordinator
Walk4Justice is a First Nations nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and demand justice, closure, equality and accountability for the missing and murdered women and their families across Canada. The walk starts in Vancouver June 21st and is completed on Sept. 16th in Ottawa. We have been asked to participate by Chief Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith Band, when it arrives in Kamloops (from Merritt) on June 24th and leaves for Salmon Arm on June 25th. Information regarding time, etc. should be available in the media.
KAMLOOPS FOOD BANK
If you have any excess fruit or vegetables this summer please call the Gleaning Program through the Food Bank so we can distribute it to people in need. You can call 250-376-2252 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.