WELCOME TO HOMECOMING SUNDAY! (Sept. 18)
Following this morning’s service, the congregation gathered in the fellowship Hall for refreshments and a Ministry Fair. At the Ministry Fair, we visited the tables and displays of various KUC groups, talked with group members about their ministries and ways we might wish to participate, serve or support. Also, in the Lounge was a new ministry option to explore: The Ministry of Mindful Meandering.
THRIFT STORE HOURS – Monday through Friday – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
387 – 4th Ave., Kamloops, B.C. Phone: 250-372-3448
KUC Activities, Ministries and Events for the coming week:
Monday, Sept. 19
4:00 pm Harmony In Hand
7:00 pm Bells of Note
Tuesday, Sept. 20
12:00 pm Ministry Management Team
Wednesday, Sept. 21
7:30 am Bible Study at Seniors Village
12:00 pm Book Study – Friedman’s Fables
1:30 pm Tri-Church Meeting at Mt. Paul United Church
6:30 pm Keeping Us Connected
Thursday, Sept. 22
5:00 pm Soup ‘n Sing
6:00 pm Men of Note
6:30 pm Book Study – A Geography of Faith
7:00 pm Choir Practice
Friday, Sept. 23
3:00 pm KUC Spiritual Retreat at Camp Grafton (to Saturday noon)
Saturday, Sept. 24
9:00 am KUC Mini-Retreat (to noon)
12:00 pm KUC Family Picnic at Camp Grafton (to 5:00 pm)
Sunday, Sept. 25
10:00 am Sunday Service – first day of Children’s Church
4:00 pm Taize Service
NEXT WEEK’S SCRIPTURE’S – Sept. 25, 2011
Exodus 17: 1-7 Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16
Philippians 2: 1-13 Matthew 21: 23-32
KAMLOOPS OKANAGAN PRAYER CYCLE
This Sunday we pray for Winfield United Church and Jim Hannah
KEEPING US CONNECTED – A Visitor & Visitee Opportunity
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 6:30-8:00 pm – KUC Sanctuary
Come out and learn how we can, TOGETHER, create, honour and sustain our KUC Faith Community
“What does being a member of the KUC Visiting Team look like? What are the expectations? Is there training and support?” “How is a Visiting Team different from our Pastoral Care Team? What would it mean to be on a Visiting Team Member’s ‘Family List? How would I be contacted and, do I have options? And WHY do we even need such a team?” Come and get these questions answered. And if you have your own questions, bring them along with you Wednesday, September 21st or contact the Church office at 250-372-3020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Church Registration has begun and you can pick up ‘Registration Forms’ and a ‘Schedule of Church School’ events on Rev. Teri’s Bulletin Board. Keep the Schedule for your own information; return the Registration Form to the Office, to Dawn Aziz, or to Rev. Teri.
FALL/WINTER BOOK STUDIES – SIGN UP FORMS and Book Information on Rev. Teri’s Bulletin Board. Information on how to get your books, with the signup sheets. Sign-up for the Wednesdays Bag Lunch Book Study, Friedman’s Fables; and the Thursday evenings study, An Altar on the World and get your books ASAP.
“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. Keep your eyes open for more information coming your way.
“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.
Worship, Prayers, Scripture and ALL THAT JAZZ: KUC is exploring the possibility of hosting a monthly JAZZ Service, starting in October. Format is based upon the weekly, and hugely popular, ‘Jazz Vespers’ service held at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church in downtown Vancouver. 4:00 Sundays – October 2, November 13, and December 4. BUT we need musicians/groups who would be interested in providing music at these special services. If you know of JAZZ musicians or a group/band, let Rev. Teri know and we’ll see if we can make some beautiful music and lift people’s spirits.
Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery Resource Fair – October 1, 8:45AM-4PM: Penticton United Church. “Big Questions-Worthy Dreams”. Workshops include: The Use of Visuals and Technology in Worship; Yes! You can write your own prayers for worship; Honouring the Voices; Prayer Shawl ministry; On Grieving and Growing; Habits of the Heart…and MANY MORE. Check out Rev. Teri’s Bulletin Board for Workshop information and Registration Forms. Carpooling will be arranged.
KUC Spiritual Retreat at Camp Grafton: Friday, September 23, 3PM to Saturday, September 24, Noon. No Fee. Meals provided. Accommodations limited unless you travel with your own accommodations. Carpooling will be arranged. Come and renew your soul! Pick up a registration form through the Office. Stay for the Family Picnic on Saturday afternoon.
KUC MINI-Spiritual Retreat at Camp Grafton: Saturday, 9:00AM to Noon, followed by POTLUCK PICNIC. So you couldn’t stay overnight but you still want to be still with God and rejuvenate your spirit, come for a few hours and stay for the Family Picnic. Let Rev. Teri know you are coming.
KUC Family Picnic at Camp Grafton: Saturday, September 24, NOON-5PM. Potluck picnic, followed by games and free time and closing with a campfire, songs and worship. Carpooling is encouraged so talk to your church family and see whose planning on going. See you there!
WALK FOR LIFE
KUC has had a team in the ASK Wellness Centre’s Walk for Life for several years. Most years, we have been the top team in fund-raising. This year’s walk takes place Saturday September 24, which you’re aware is the same date as the spiritual retreat and family picnic at Camp Grafton. So, we have a dilemma. Is there anyone who is not going to Grafton who would coordinate this year’s team in the AIDS Walk? If not, should we collect donations and present them to ASK Wellness prior to the walk? Please see me at coffee hour with your ideas. Thanks. Barb Hollingshead
SOMETHING FISHY happening…..
On Oct. 9th (Thanksgiving) at KUC come and see our floor fish – never caught one of those, you say? Well, just bring in your tins of fish or other protein-rich food on the 9th and watch the fish take shape. Your tins will be donated directly to the Kamloops Food Bank as part of the Annual Salmon Run Challenge. Contact George Johnston email@example.com for more details.
Treasurer’s Report to July 31, 2011
Revenues, year to date $196,297 $217,417
Expenses, year to date $225,373 $229,023
Net shortfall $ 29,077 $ 11,606
The main reason for the shortfall is our identified offerings.
Currently our identified offerings are short from our budget by $23,000 or 13.5%.
Submitted by Gail Wichmann, treasurer, on behalf of the Ministry Management Team
Plan to Attend A THRIFTY EXTRAVAGANZA to be held: Saturday, Oct.1 from 2-4 pm at KUC. We will be featuring Thrift Shop fashions modeled during an entertaining tea along with exciting
Silent Auction items
Proceeds from this event will be utilized for a proposed renovation that will allow increased capacity to support community initiatives as we continue our commitment to serving the Kamloops community. We hope to see you there.