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Newsletter for September 11, 2022
This week's service will be available on YouTube at 10:00 am. You can watch live at that time or any time after by clicking here:

Worship - Sunday, September 11, 2022

This week in worship, we begin the church time called the Season of Creation.  This is a time when traditionally, we look at our footprint in the world, both as individuals and as the human race.   

We will be starting a series entitled An Attitude for Gratitude.  Our worship services are part of an overall plan for Kamloops United Church this fall when we will be looking at the things in life for which we are thankful.  We will be considering our response to our gratitude.  (There will be more about this in the coming weeks.)  This Sunday we will be looking at the story of the widow who put two coins in the offering at the temple.  The contemporary interpretation title is, "Why Did She Give?"

Dr. Caveney will be leading the worship service and Tomas Bijok, KUC Music Director will be leading the music.

We look forward to you joining us!

Click here for a copy of this week's Service Bulletin, Sermon, and Scripture Reading:

Service Bulletin For September 11, 2022
Sermon For September 11, 2022
Scripture Reading For September 11, 2022


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

Kamloops United Church - Archives

We remember with thanks the life of Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and give thanks for the faithful service that she gave to the Commonwealth.  "Grant unto her rest eternal.  May she rest in peace."  Click here for the prayer to be used in worship this Sunday.
This Sunday at 12:30 pm, we will be observing the sacrament of baptism for Spencer Lucas Salitruo and Grace Frances Salituro, son and daughter of Anthony Salituro and Logan Giesbrecht.  Members of Kamloops United Church are welcome to join us for this service.  Carol Sparkes, Vice Chair of Council Circle will be officially representing the congregation.  
ADVANCE NOTICE:  The Kamloops United Church Choir will be starting rehearsals on Thursday September 22, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.  They will be singing in church on Sunday September 25.
After Worship Coffee Hour
Join us for In-Person coffee hour in the church hall, after Sunday Worship.

We are looking for volunteers for After Worship Coffee on Sundays, please email centre@kamloopsunited.ca if you are able to help!
Click on the image above to donate today.
 
If you prefer, you may mail us a cheque at
421 St Paul St Kamloops, V2C 2J7.
Please contact the church office at 250-372-3020 or via email at accounts@kamloopsunited.ca, if you have any questions.
Thank you for your generosity!
This Week at Kamloops United Church
Sunday, September 11, 2022
10:00 am Worship Service 
11:00 am In Person Fellowship Hour
11:15 am Zoom Coffee Hour
12:30 pm Service of Baptism
3:30 pm PIT Stop Meal

Monday
12:00 pm Ministry and Personnel
2:00 pm Reconciliation Circle
4:00 pm Harmony in Hand Rehearsal
6:00 pm Chimers Rehearsal
7:00 pm Bells of Note Rehearsal

Tuesday
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
7:00 pm Pride Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday
3:00 pm Stewardship Team

Thursday
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour

Friday
6:00 pm Ukrainian Welcome Dinner

Saturday

Next Sunday, September 18, 2022
10:00 am Worship Service led by Alix Dolson
11:15 am Zoom Coffee Hour
In Memoriam
 
Please remember in your prayers the family of Margaret Hutchinson who passed away this past week.  Especially remember in your prayers her daughter Chris Dolson and granddaughter Alix Dolson.  
Click below for Margaret Hutchinson's Obituary

Margaret Helen HUTCHINSON

 The Deadline for all Newsletter Pieces is Wednesday Evening.
WORSHIP NEEDS HELP
Did you know that sitting in the booth supporting worship is WAY easier than it looks? If you are brave enough to give it a try please call Florence at 250-372-3020 or email admin@kamloopsunited.ca. Here is what you can expect if you give it a try:
  • Individual training
  • Support as long as you need it
  • A great feeling from doing a vital job for Worship
  • Being part of a team of awesome individuals
  • Self-scheduled once a month or so
 We hope you consider helping out. 
Ukrainian Welcome Dinner in September
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, September 16th at 6:00 pm in the church hall.  If you plan to attend, please contact the church office by sending an email:  office@kamloopsunited.ca


If you would like to volunteer at the dinner, please contact Shakshi at centre@kamloopsunited.ca
TwentySomething Barbeque, Sep 30th
Are you in your twenties?  Do you know someone who is in their twenties?  There will be a meeting of twentysomethings towards the end of the month, September 30th at 6:00 pm for a barbeque at the home of Michael and Joe.  Following the barbeque meal, we will have a social time and will be considering social justice projects here in Kamloops that we might undertake, especially how we might help new Ukrainian families to Kamloops in partnership with Immigrant Services Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University.  If interested contact Michael at mcaveney@kamloopsunited.ca
KUC Together


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:

gratitude

This Is My Anti-Racist Church: A United Church Anti-Racism Gathering

 [Image credit: The United Church of Canada]

What are your hopes for anti-racism in the United Church? Join us via Zoom for This Is My Anti-Racist Church, a speaker-led conversation on visions for an anti-racist denomination.

Thursday, September 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT.

Register now.

This gathering is hosted by a national network of anti-racism supporters and leaders across The United Church of Canada. To join this network, please fill out this form

For inquiries contact Sarah Williams: swilliams@united-church.ca

Thursdays in Black Webinar
[Image credit: Thursdays in Black/The United Church of Canada]

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, join us for Thursdays in Black: Working Together to End Gender-based Violence in Canada, an online conversation with spiritual justice advocate Danielle Strickland and Sage Lacerte, and David Stevenson from the Moose Hide Campaign. We will discuss how gender-based violence is a critical issue affecting our communities and ways local action can work to stop violence against women in Canada.  
Coming Soon in Oct/Nov issue!
A Moderator For The Moment
Rt. Rev. Carmen Lansdowne, the first Indigenous woman to lead the United Church, talks about reconciliation and the way forward

The Covid-19 Council
The pandemic made for a national gathering of the United Church unlike any other. This month's special coverage of General Council 44 has the full story.

Gift of a Lifetime
Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? This Montreal writer did.
This week your editor is Shakshi Paul

KUC Staff:

Minister: Rev. Dr. Michael Caveney mcaveney@kamloopsunited.ca

Admin. Manager: Florence Ballard admin@kamloopsunited.ca

Activities Coordinator: Shakshi Paul centre@kamloopsunited.ca

Office Coordinator: Candace Morrison office@kamloopsunited.ca

Music Director: Tomas Bijok music@kamloopsunited.ca

and pitstop@kamloopsunited.ca

Lay Marriage Minister: Chris Dolson

Custodial: Dawn Brodie

Custodial: Ignacio Villalba

Custodial: Jim Cunliffe

Custodial: Manon Tim

Custodial: Sandy Maher

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