LINKING THE CONGREGATION TO
ITS LIFE AND WORK AT Kamloops United Church
THRIFT STORE HOURS:
Monday through Friday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
(New location) 387 – 4th Ave., Kamloops, B.C. Phone: 250-372-3448
NEXT WEEK’S SCRIPTURE’S – July 24, 2011
Genesis 29: 15-28 Psalm 105: 1-11, 45b (VU p. 828, part 1)
Romans 8: 26-39 Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52
The rose on the Communion Table today was placed by Lois Cutler for the fifth anniversary of her mom, Vera Gill’s passing.
KAMLOOPS OKANAGAN PRAYER CYCLE
This Sunday we pray for Ashcroft Pastoral Charge – Zion, Ashcroft and St. John’s, Clinton and Rev. George Feenstra.
THRIFT SHOP HELP NEEDED FOR SUMMER MONTHS
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.
RIDES TO CHURCH ON SUNDAY MORNING
Recently we have had some requests for rides to church for some of our seniors who do not drive or live within walking distance of KUC. This issue arises periodically and it would seem to be a very caring act of outreach to provide a roster of names we might call on for regular or occasional rides to church. If each area of Kamloops had a few or several names offering rides no one would have to feel obligated for every Sunday and the onus for requesting rides would lie with the person who needs the ride.
If you would be willing to let your name stand on such a roster for rides in your general area of Kamloops would you please give me a call or email. Arleen Simmonds 250-374-2135 email email@example.com
If you have a need for a ride or know someone who does the above contact information can also be used.
USHERS – GREETERS – 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.
Pit Stop served a meal to 135 people on July 10!
Summer Clergy Coordination For Urgent Pastoral Care Coverage
During the summer, Revs. Bruce Comrie, Teri Meyer and LeAnn Blackert (from Mt. Paul U.C.) will be available to provide urgent pastoral care to the three United Church congregations in Kamloops. Coordination of pastoral care coverage is through the Kamloops United Church office.
For your information, Rev. Bruce will be away from July 18 – Aug. 15. Rev. Teri Meyer will be back at KUC on July 26. Rev. LeAnn Blackert will provide urgent pastoral care during those times when both Revs. Teri and Bruce are away. If you have an urgent pastoral care need, please contact Sharon, the KUC office administrator at 250-372-3020.
LINNEA GOOD AT PLURA HILLS UNITED
Linnea Good and her husband, David Jonsson will be leading worship at Plura Hills on Sunday, July 24, 2011 with music, teaching, preaching and story telling. Linnea Good has 10 credits in our new More Voices book and 5 in Voices United including familiar ones like “Make a Joyful Noise all the Earth”.
Everyone is welcome! ! !
MINUTE FOR MISSION
The Karing Kitchen, which operates out of St. John’s United Church in Moncton, New Brunswick, has been feeding people since 1985.
With the support of neighbouring churches of many denominations, the ecumenical kitchen is open five days a week to provide hearty meals to a wide cross-section of society.
In 2010, the Karing Kitchen celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Celebrity Chef campaign, in which local and visiting celebrities, including Wildcats athletes, local business owners, and politicians, helped out at the kitchen as chefs and volunteers.
The compassion of Jesus, lived through the volunteers, donors, and staff will, in the next year, provide over 100,000 meals (about 500 meals a day for 300 patrons) of soup and salad; a hot main course; dessert; and coffee, tea, and juice.
The gifts we give Sunday by Sunday, through Mission and Service allow us to reach out to people who are are hungry in our communities. Thank you for supporting the hospitality of Moncton’s Karing Kitchen through the Mission and Service Fund.
Join us for a Fun KUC Excursion !!
When?• Friday, August 26th (changed from Saturday to Friday)• from 9 a.m. ‘til about 4
What? • Enjoy a day trip with good company, fun and adventure: • gather at KUC • enjoy a drive
• explore a museum and enjoy a walking tour • hear stories of by-gone times • enjoy a picnic lunch
• explore a fossil dig • return to KUC before supper
Where? Last Sunday’s clue was:
The First Nation name for this place means “Land of the Rounded Rock”. However, when a 30 page pamphlet was printed in England, the name was interpreted to mean “Bountiful Valley”.
This Sunday’s clue is:
• A popular gathering place was the hotel with its elegantly appointed dining room, three rotundas, reading rooms, smoking lounge, billiard parlour and two saloons. Officially opened by the then Prime Minister, Laurier, the hotel offered quality accommodations.
(We’ll give a clue each Sunday and if you can’t stand the suspense just ask your hosts for the name of the destination)
Why? • For fun!! • For funds. This is a KUC FUN-raiser/FUNDraiser The cost is $35.00
How? • Sign up on the chart on the easel (sometimes by the front desk and sometimes in the Hall).More information? • Contact your hosts Marg or Don Waldon or Patricia or Ron McColl (They’re all in the KUC Photo Directory)