LINKING THE CONGREGATION TO ITS LIFE AND WORK AT KAMLOOPS UNITED CHURCH
The “KUC LINK” is the weekly newsletter of upcoming events and general information.
NEXT WEEK’S SCRIPTURE’S – August 21th, 2011
Exodus: 1-8 – 2:10 Psalm 124 (VU p. 848)
Romans: 12:1:8 Matthew 16:13-20 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
KAMLOOPS OKANAGAN PRAYER CYCLE
This Sunday we pray for Sorrento – St. Mary’s Anglican-Untied Church and Bruce Chalmers
THRIFT SHOP HELP NEEDED FOR AUGUST
If you can volunteer the odd day to work at our Thrift Store during 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.
NEEDED – HELP WITH CHILDREN ON SUNDAYS
From September until June each year, the children at KUC enjoy the leadership of Dawn Aziz and follow the Godly Play curriculum during Children’s Church. However in the summer months, this program ceases and children remain in the worshipping space. The Faith Formation Core Ministry is seeking the help of adult or teen volunteers for the remaining Sundays until September 4 to sit (usually on the floor) with any children who are present. Play dough and an activity cart are provided. Please consider volunteering one Sunday – a sign up sheet is available on the Action Table, along with instructions. (Thanks from the FF Group.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a need for a ride or know someone who does the above contact information can also be used.
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. If you have an urgent pastoral care need, please contact Sharon, the KUC office administrator at 250-372-3020.
DOWNSIZING ! CLEARING ! Give your items NEW LIFE – NEW PURPOSE
Artwork: Jewellery: China & Pottery: Giftware: Accessories: Small appliances and Kitchenware: Like new Games & Books: New Fabric: YOU NAME IT !
All proceeds to the MAKING ALL THINGS NEW Campaign.
Silent Auction to be held in October.
(Your treasured items could receive tax receipts.)
For further information or pick up of items, please email Ingrid van Tamelen email@example.com Tel 250-314-1021 or Mary Ann Milobar firstname.lastname@example.orgTel 250-374-6585
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. 17thfrom 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. 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.
Here is this week’s clue for those folk who have signed up for the KUC Excursion forFriday, August 26th:
This week’s clue, for those going on the August 26th “KUC Excursion” is:
“Within a month of war being declared” (1914) “forty-three of the English orchardists had left for active service. And in the ensuing months more and more men enlisted until” (this mystery destination) “was credited with having the highest enlistment rate per capita of any city in Canada.”
BANFF MEN’S CONFERENCE
THEME: “Here I Am” The Courage to be Known in Community
Come and take part in a revolutionary event…Building upon 55 years of serving men, the 2011 conference will be an experiment in community building, storytelling, and listening. Creativity, Interaction, and Embodiment will be the hallmarks of a new way forward. The medium will be the message; we ourselves will be the theme: men courageously reaching, receiving and moving into new ways of being in community…where unimagined presence and growth are possible.
October 21-23 at the Banff Park Lodge
Registration Fee $110.00 – Meal Package add$140
Accommodations are your responsibility to book at the Lodge. Call directly at 1-800-661-9266
For more information go to www.banffmen.orgor for a registration form contact Sharon at the KUC office.
Update on Redevelopment
Vision 421 is waiting for the City of Kamloops to approve the Development Permit Application. Once approved the application then goes on to a public meeting regarding the rezoning for the housing component. This process did not occur in July as hoped but is currently slated for August. Provided there is no public opposition to the rezoning request, and with the understanding that the City may require still further changes, we anticipate receiving the Development Permit in September.
Concurrently, we have been pursuing financing for the total project (both Phase I and II) through BC Housing and conventional lending institutions. This has been a slow process, but we are optimistic that we can secure the financing this fall, which will allow construction to begin in early 2012.
Given both of these time-frames, we anticipate that Services will continue in the Sanctuary and the office will remain in its current location until the New Year. We appreciate the support shown to us and the patience demonstrated by everyone in the congregation as we work to bring this project to “life”. As we have stated before, if anyone has any questions or wishes clarification on what is happening, please contact any of the Directors of Vision 421.