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The United Church of Canada
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Deep Spirituality
Bold Discipleship
Daring Justice

...this is our call...let's make it our commitment.
Newsletter for October 23, 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, October 23, 2022

This Sunday, the Youth and Leaders from the Pacific Mountain Chinook Winds Region of the United Church of Canada will be leading us in worship.
We look forward to you joining us!
Upcoming Worship Services:

October 23, 2022 – Worship led by the Pacific Mountain Region Youth
October 30, 2022 – Visioning Worship
November 6, 2022 – Remembrance Sunday with Bells of Note
Florence has arranged for two Preschool people to come on Oct 30th (Serbi and EJ) to provide child care from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
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 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, if you have any questions.
Thank you for your generosity!
Those on the KUC mailing list should have received a letter talking about the KUC "Attitude of Gratitude".  We have so much for which to be thankful!  Also included was an offering envelope.  We are inviting you to make a gratitude offering.  Click here to read the letter for more details.   If you would like to donate online, click here and mark in the notes field your offering is for Gratitude.   Thank you for your heart of generosity.  The Stewardship Team

Have you filled out your Attitude of Gratitude Card yet?  Here is a sample of the card which you should have received in the mail.  If you didn't, cards are available at the church.  Please return your card by placing it in the offering box or by giving it in at the office.  Thanks for your participation!
This Week at Kamloops United Church
Sunday, October 23, 2022 
10:00 am Worship Service - led by the Regional Youth
11:00 am In-Person Fellowship Hour
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
3:30 pm PIT Stop Meal
7:00 pm Sharing and Caring with Jayne Martin on ZOOM

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
6:30 pm Council Circle at the home of Marcia Julian
7:00 pm Pride Choir Rehearsal

10:00 am Walks with Derm (Riverside Park)

11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
7:00 pm Folk of Note Rehearsal



Next Sunday, October 30, 2022
10:00 am Visioning Worship
 The Deadline for all Newsletter Pieces is Wednesday Evening.
Sunday October 23, Youth from across the Pacific Mountain Region will be leading us in worship.  Join us and support the First Third Ministries of our region. They will be meeting at KUC for three days beginning October 21.  
Choral Scholars
Folk of Note, (Kamloops United Church's Choir) is excited to introduce our new Choral Scholars!  It was lovely to see and hear them last Sunday. Going forward the Choral Scholars will be singing with the Folk of Note. It is wonderful to have these young people (who are currently studying voice) representing; soprano, base, alto and tenor. They will be part of our Choir and also be able to hone their craft by lead section rehearsals when needed. A section rehearsal would happen during the regular rehearsal. Each of the different voice groups can step away for a moment or two and have some time together digging into the specific needs and challenges of their part. 

Our Choir is very accomplished and we look forward to all wonderful music they will be able to perform with the additional support of our Choral Scholars! 
Council Circle Dinner Photo
Photo credit: Carol Sparkes
Events at Kamloops United Church
ONLINE Ukrainian History Series
October 22nd, 9 AM

Hosted By: Dr. Oleksandr (Sasha) Kondrashov

Sasha will be teaching an ONLINE Ukrainian History Series, starting Sep 24th, every Saturday at 9:00 AM. For those who are looking to learn about Ukraine, please register for the series (button below).
Click here to Register for Ukrainian History Series
Our host, Sasha is currently working with settling Ukrainians in Kamloops and has been responsible for organizing the rallies each Saturday at City Hall. 

For any questions please reach out to Shakshi at or 250-372-3020 ext 209
Walks with Derm: Fall Edition
Starting October 5th, 10 AM at Riverside Park
Meet at Rose Garden Parking Lot

We are back with the popular Walks with Derm. Derm Strong, our amazing host is going to lead us for 5 weeks on Wednesday at 10:00 am starting October 5th at Riverside Park. Everyone is welcome!

Walks happening on:
Oct 5
Oct 12
Oct 19
Oct 26
Nov 2

For any questions please reach out to Shakshi at or 250-372-3020 ext 209

Sharing & Caring, Sunday, October 23rd

Please join us once again on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 7 pm via Zoom

Here is the link: Kamloops United Church Zoom Meetings

Password if required:


Sharing & Caring is loosely based on the UK’s The Listening Café

During this listening hour participants will be paired off randomly into Zoom
breakout rooms. For the first five minutes, one participant will be “sharing” (even
silence is welcomed) while the other “caring” participant will mute themselves and listen without judgment and without offering solutions or trying to fix anything. At the end of the five-minute mark, the “caring” (listening) party will simply state, “I heard you” and then the roles will reverse for another five minutes. Afterwards, we will regroup, assess, and repeat.

“Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25b
Starting November 1st, Tuesdays from 2 to 3:30 PM
At Kamloops United Church
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
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:


This is a great article on why we need to observe and mark the passing of our loved ones with rituals and services:  Grief Article
Many of us have lost loved ones over the past three years and due to COVID, we haven’t had the proper opportunity to say goodbye. 
Kamloops United Church would like to invite you and your family to a service of remembering those dear to us on Saturday, November 12 at 2:30 pm.   At this time, their names will be read out and there will be an opportunity for you to light a candle in their honour.  There will be an opportunity for you to add names to the list. 
A reception will follow in the church hall. 
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Sandy Salteaux Centre of the United Church has created.a series of videos to help us understand the issues surrounding indigenous lands.  

Click on this link to view the programs which include:


Mi’kma’kik Lobster Fishing
1492 Land Back Lane Land Conflict
Indigenous Child Welfare
Traditional Lands and Environmental Protection

This week your editor is Shakshi Paul

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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