CENTRE PROGRAMS – WINTER/SPRING 2017

Living a Healthy Lifestyle with Chronic Pain.    Program is offered through the University of Victoria, Centre for Aging, and led by local volunteer facilitators.   Participants will gain knowledge, skills and confidence in the management of chronic pain.

When:   Wednesdays, January 18 to February 22;  1:30 – 4:00 pm
Cost:  Free.
Facilitator:   Leslie Hall.
Pre-registration:    through www.selfmanagementbc.ca or 1-866-922-3767.
Maximum number of participants:  16

Jesus Fatwah – Loving your Muslim Neighbour as Yourself.      An opportunity for Christians both to understand more about the Muslim faith (values, beliefs, pillars, action) through Muslim and Christian speakers on video, and to consider how the two faith groups might work together.    This program is part of the Living the Questions series of videos and discussions.

When:  Tuesdays, January 24, 31 and Feb 7, 14;  7 – 9 pm
Cost:  No charge.   Donations accepted.
Facilitator:  Rev Dawne Taylor.
Pre-registration:  through email to kuchurch@shaw.ca or the church office 250-372-3020.
Maximum number of participants:  40

Spirituality Through Scripture    Seven sessions based on 2017 Lenten Challenge with daily readings from the gospel of John.   The first session will focus on discipleship and the characteristics of the gospel of John.   The other sessions will focus on issues introduced by the daily readings.    Participants will be encouraged to share their own responses to the readings and to raise questions which have occurred to them.    Note:   Participants will be required to purchase the 2017 Lenten Challenge book from either the church office or Dr. Chuck Anderson at a cost of $10.   Both day and evening sessions will be offered.

When:  Mondays, February 27 to April 10;  7 – 9 pm  OR
Wednesdays, March 1 to April 18;  9:30 – 11:30 am
Cost:  No charge for the program.    Donations accepted.   Note that participants will be required to purchase the $10 Lenten Challenge book for their use during the program
Facilitator:   Dr. Chuck Anderson
Pre-registration:  through email to church office kuchurch@shaw.ca or phone 250-372-3020;
participants can also register through email to Chuck Anderson cpanderson@shaw.ca.
Please pre-register by February 15 so sufficient numbers of books may be ordered.     Books will be available on Sunday, February 26.
Maximum Number of Participants:   15 in both evening and day sessions

 Vision for Growing Older  (with a special focus for men)  Eight sessions for participants to widen and deepen their understanding of aging and elderhood, based on Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s book “From Age-ing to Sage-ing”.   This spiritual eldering draws on the models of the traditional tribal elder, recent breakthroughs in brain-mind and consciousness research, and the ecology movement which urges us to live in harmony with the natural world.

When Thursdays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30;  April 20, 27, May 4, 11;  1 to 3 pm.
Cost:  $25.00 (includes receipt of manual)
Facilitators:   Mitch Stefanek and Dick Taylor.
Pre-registration: through email to kuchurch@shaw.ca or the church office at 250-372-3020.
Maximum number of participants:    20

Public Forum on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).    This is an educational event for the entire community, and an opportunity to consider the recent legislation on MAiD from a legal, medical, ethical and theological perspective.   Speakers include:  Dr. Harsh Hundal (Chief of the MAiD program for the Interior Health Authority);   Dr. Philip Sigalet (family physician);  Rev. Dr. John Burton (United Church minister, lawyer and ethicist).   Moderator:  Tara Dekker (lawyer and ethicist).    There will be ample time for questions and discussions during the event.

When: Saturday March 11;  1 to 4 pm.
Cost:  No charge.  Donations accepted.
Pre-registration:   None required.