People from the wider community joined with the KUC community in celebration this weekend. In the midst of much to celebrate, the main celebrations on this busy weekend were the completion of 429 St. Paul (our housing and space renovation project), our 20th anniversary as an affirming congregation and our becoming a Centre for Community and Spiritual Discovery.
A “Block Party” was held on part of 4th Avenue on Saturday, May 14th, including musicians, buskers,.clowns, an art show featuring a variety of mediums from members and friends of KUC, an historical display, and a cafe. The May 15th Sunday service and luncheon began with a hymn sing. We were delighted to have, as our guest preacher, Rev.Keith Simmonds, President of B.C. Conference of the United Church (currently in ministry with the congregation of Duncan United and formerly a member of KUC). A fun picnic lunch followed the service and a digital presentation of some of KUC’s history was available to view.
Our wonderful weekend of celebration culminated with a Handbell Concert Sunday evening.
Carolyn, our piper.
Grant, our guitarist.
One of our highlighted celebrations ……… completion of 429 St. Paul Street. which includes the new housing complex and KUC administration space and Thrift Store and our newly renovated sanctuary, hall and kitchen, complete with labyrinth.
Kamloops United Church is an affirming congregation.
A couple of KUCers enjoying the festivities. (Barb & Janine)
One of our buskers. Thanks for coming!
Thanks for coming, Buskers!
Three cheers for Camp Grafton! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray! Hip, hip, hooray!
George and Soph enjoy a moment on the curb.
Grant & Ian enjoying the festivities.
Marcia, Cam and co. enjoying the block party.
A little clowning around.
Thanks to the buskers for joining us.
Celebrating the KUC Preschool and Out-of-School Care program. Thanks for the clever & fun crafts, Patti.
Checking it all out!
June expresses appreciation to the buskers.
The Thrift Store, usually open Monday to Friday, opens for a special Saturday celebration.
Making room for the block party.
Keeping us safe.
Great day for a little local music!
Come check out the Thrift Store!
Chris, Bruce and MaryAnn take in the festivities.
Buskers fill the air with delightful sounds.
Preschool Patti shows us one of the crafts for kids.
One of our celebrations this weekend is our 20 years as an affirming congregation.
Thanks to the buskers who contributed to the atmosphere.
Definitely a celebration!
The Rubes join the party!
Donna and Chris enjoy the outside activities.
KUC is the founder of the local refugee resettlement group “RAFT” (Refugees And Friends Together). KUC celebrates 40 years of refugee resettlement.