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Newsletter for November 13, 2022
On Sunday mornings at 10 am we worship in person.  If you prefer, click on the link below to join us on YouTube:

Worship - Sunday November 13, 2022
10:00 am
This Sunday, the Global Committee will be leading us in worship with Dr. George Johnson, who is the Chair of the Kamloops United Church Global Committee, speaking.  To mark the COP27 meetings taking place in Egypt, we will be focussing on Climate Change.  Joining with congregations around the world, we will be lighting candles.  

Tomas Bijok, KUC Music Director, will be leading us in music.  The KUC choir will be leading in hymns, based on the environment, some of which are new to the congregation. 
We look forward to you joining us!

Click here for a copy of this week's Service Bulletin:

Service Bulletin For November 13, 2022

For past Newsletters, Service Bulletins, Sermons, and Scripture readings.

Kamloops United Church - Archives

Upcoming Worship Services:
November 13, 2022 - Service led by the Global (Social Justice) Committee of KUC
November 20, 2022 -- Trans Day of Remembrance
November 27, 2022 -- First Sunday of the Season of Advent
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Please contact the church office at 250-372-3020 or via email at, if you have any questions.
Thank you for your generosity!
Service of Remembrance last Sunday
In case you missed it, here is the link to last Sunday's service of remembrance.  
KUC Service of Remembrance
This Week at Kamloops United Church
Sunday, November 13, 2022 
10:00 Service led by Global (Social Justice) team
11:00 Coffee Fellowship in the Church Hall
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
3:30 pm PIT Stop Meal
7:00 pm Sound Meditation

10:00 am Staff Meeting
1:30 pm Ensemble (Bells) Rehearsal
4:00 pm Harmony in Hand Rehearsal
6:00 pm Chimers Bell Choir
7:00 pm Bells of Note Rehearsal

11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
2:00 pm Old Testament Study Series in the Lounge and on ZOOM
6:30 pm Council Circle on Zoom
7:00 pm Pride Choir Rehearsal

3:00 pm Stewardship

10:00 am Meditate with Shakshi (on Zoom)
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
7:00 pm Folk of Note Rehearsal

6:00 pm Ukrainian Welcome Dinner


Next Sunday, November 20, 2022
10:00 The Affirm Committee of KUC will be assisting in worship.
Climate Cafe: Thursday, Nov. 10th, 4pm, Smorgasbord Restaurant
How the world has changed since our Climate Justice rally just a year ago. We still need to keep climate action at the forefront of our minds and hearts. If you want to share your thoughts and feelings about the environment and the COP27 summit, please join us for a Climate Cafe this Thursday at 4pm at the Smorgasbord. We will have a candlelight vigil there in solidarity with concerned folks around the world. 

Join us for a dinner at Kamloops United Church as we welcome Ukrainians to our city!  We are partnering with TRU, Immigrant Services, the Ukrainian Society, and the Ukrainian Catholic Church.  We want YOU to be a part of the welcome.  The next dinner will be held on Friday, November 18th at 6:00 pm in the church hall.  If you plan to attend, please contact the church office by sending an email:

If you would like to volunteer at the dinner, please contact Shakshi at

Chronology of the Old Testament
Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 PM
At Kamloops United Church

Have you wondered about the Old Testament and how it all fits together and its relevance to faith today?   Whether you are a seasoned biblical scholar or don’t know much about the bible…this course is for you!
Click here for more details.

Sessions happening on:
Nov 1
Nov 8
Nov 15
Nov 22
Nov 29

For any questions please reach out to Shakshi at or 250-372-3020 ext 209
 The Deadline for all Newsletter Pieces is Wednesday Evening.

Here's a big thank you to the amazing Derm Strong for hosting Walks with Derm this fall! We love you, Derm

A big thank you goes out to Barb Hollingshead and Sharon Rhodes who organize the receptions following Memorial Services at KUC....and a big thank you to all those who assist them in this very important ministry of hospitality.   

For a number of weeks, they have been asking for baking for the Congregational Memorial Service on Saturday November 12.  They asked us to put the following in this week's eNews:

Thanks to everyone who responded to our request for baking for the memorial reception happening Saturday November 12.  When we consider what has come in and what we are expecting from folk who have indicated that they will be providing cookies or squares, our guests will be well fed.  Thanks all!  
KUC Together

Let's Meditate together!
Thursdays in November on ZOOM at 10 am

Meditation Sessions happening on:
Nov 3
Nov 10
Nov 17
Nov 24

Join us every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday (after service) at 11:00 AM for our virtual coffee hour on Zoom, hosted by the lovely Jayne Martin!

Here is the link: Kamloops United Church Zoom Meetings

Password if required:


Vigil for Climate Justice
Palestine - Art as a Form of Resistance
Next week, Michael will be leading a discussion on "Justice in the Congregational Context."   If you are interested in joining on Thursday November 17 at 11:00 am, click below to register.  

NEXT WEEK: Just Conversations! 

Justice work in the church can often feel lonely and discouraging, working for change that doesn’t come easily, if it comes at all. Just Conversations is a monthly online gathering for anyone in PMRC wanting to connect with others involved with justice work around the region. It will be a chance to deepen your justice work in your faith, share stories about what is happening around the region and develop strategies for working together to support each other in “being the change.”
Just Conversations will take place on the third Thursday of every month, at 10am. Next week's will be on November 17.
  • Just Conversations is free and drop-in style
  • Open to ministry personnel and congregation members · Registration is required for the Zoom access. Register here.
On Monday, PIT Stop received a $10,000 cheque from Farm2Chefs.  CFJC was here to cover this event.   To read more, CLICK HERE.  Photo credit: CFJC.
We are super excited about our upcoming Christmas Bazaar
Saturday December 3 from 10am to 3pm.

Please put this date in your calendar and plan to attend. We will have our annual poinsettia sale, craft sale, Christmas room, gift wrapping, delicious lunch, photos with Santa, kids games and much more!!

We need some help:

Baking please! Kamloops loves our baking and it is a great fundraiser for the church. Doreen Lister is leading us this year! Fresh baking brought in the day of or the day before is great. If you want to freeze that is great too. Please no dairy and remember to use good food safe conditions when baking at home (no cross contamination). Package in zip lock or plastic wrap and bring the list of ingredients.

We also need more volunteers. If you are available to help plea
se email Florence or call 250-372-3020.
Gas Pump Wisdom
Camp Grafton Board
The Camp Grafton Board met last Saturday for a visioning exercise.  Missing from the photo is Alix Dolson, the chair of the board.  (She was taking the picture...) The Camp Grafton Society is a society of volunteers, who caretake and manage Camp Grafton, which is an accredited United Church camp that operates at Magna Bay (Shuswap) on property leased from. Kamloops United Church.If you would like to read more about Camp Grafton, CLICK HERE.  (photo from Facebook)
Congratulations to Micah Neufeld on the Spotify release of his new hip hop e-album "Recool".   Click here to listen to the album on Spotify.
As we honoured those from our congregation's past at last week's Service of Remembrance - 34 men gave their lives in World War One from Fourth Avenue Methodist Church and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - we went searching for some more of our history.  Here is a picture of Fourth Avenue Methodist Church, built in 1911.  It sat on the corner where Kamloops United Church sits today.  In 1925 the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in Kamloops merged to form KUC as part of the new United Church of Canada.  The United Church of Canada was the first such union of diverse denominations in the world.  The pattern has been followed since to form various types of united churches in the Philippines, Australia, England, the United States, North India and South India.   In Canada, the Congregational Church was also involved in the original union and in 1968, the Evangelical Brethren Church joined.   Today the United Church of Canada maintains membership in the World Council of Churches, the World Methodist Church and the World Reformed Church (Presbyterian).  
The United Church of Canada
Called to:
Deep Spirituality
Bold Discipleship
Daring Justice

...this is our call...let's make it our commitment.
This week your editor is Michael Caveney.
Shakshi is away on a well-deserved week's vacation.

KUC Staff:

Minister: Rev. Dr. Michael Caveney

Admin. Manager: Florence Ballard

Activities Coordinator: Shakshi Paul

Office Coordinator: Candace Morrison

Music Director: Tomas Bijok


Lay Marriage Minister: Chris Dolson

Custodial: Dawn Brodie

Custodial: Ignacio Villalba

Custodial: Jim Cunliffe

Custodial: Manon Tim

Custodial: Sandy Maher

Custodial: Jason Bojey

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