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Starting July 31st, we have pre-taped services. You are invited to watch it on YouTube or join us at the church on Sundays, to watch the service together.

The service will be in the Lounge
Newsletter for August 7, 2022

The Worship Service link below will be active on
Sunday August 7, 2022

CLICK HERE FOR Worship - Sunday August 7th, 2022
KUC assisting Ukrainians - Next Dinner!
 
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, August 19th 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


These welcome dinners will be held monthly for the next year.  From July onward, they will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month.  They are free, thanks to a generous grant of $6,000 from the Provision Fund of the Pacific Mountain Region of the United Church. However should you wish to assist in our work, please click here and mark your donation KUC Refugee Work: 
In-Person Fellowship Hour After Worship
Please join us for some lemonade after the Sunday Worship Service
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!
 The Deadline for all Newsletter Pieces is Wednesday Evening.

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Sunday, August 7th Sunday Worship
10:00 am Viewing the Worship Service in the church
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
11:15 am In-Person Fellowship with Lemonade
3:30 pm PIT Stop Meal

Monday
11:00 am Staff Meeting

Tuesday
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour

Wednesday

Thursday
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour

Friday

Saturday

Next Sunday, August 14th Sunday Worship
10:00 am Viewing the Worship Service in the church
11:00 am Zoom Coffee Hour
11:15 am In-Person Fellowship with Lemonade

August 19th Ukrainian Welcome Dinner
Our next monthly Ukrainian Welcome Dinner is August 19th at 6:00 PM. We wanted to reach out and ask for your assistance. We are requesting volunteers to sign up for teams:
  • Meal-Prep
  • Set-Up
  • Food-Service
  • Clean-Up
Please email centre@kamloopsunited.ca to sign-up for the team you would like to assist. Thank you so much for your help!
Congratulations to UCC's 44th Moderator
The United Church of Canada has elected the Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, Kwisa’lakw, 47, as its 44th Moderator. She will be the church’s spiritual leader for the next three years.

The Rev. Dr. Lansdowne holds a Ph.D. from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. In addition to her theological contributions as a writer and speaker, she has served the church in a variety of roles locally, nationally, and with the World Council of Churches. As Moderator, she will be on leave from her position as Executive Director of First United Church Community Ministry Society, which serves the people of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE


Picture Credit: United Church of Canada
Handmade Bags available at the church
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:

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Ethan's Artwork for the week
Hello there, my name is Ethan Renfrew. I have been given the honor of exploring Climate Change this summer and showing my thoughts to you through art. Every week or two, you will be presented with an art piece, as well as a portion of research findings as I explore Climate Change and learn more about it. This can be in the form of a fact about Climate change, or a way you can help protect your community or environment from its effects.

This is being done to both bring awareness as well as share some insight into the topic in a way that is both enjoyable and beautiful. I will be asking questions along the way in the eNews about your thoughts, and I hope you will engage with me, as I am excited to learn what you think throughout the Summer.
 

Artist Statement:
This art piece came as a result of my reflections on Christian beliefs around the natural world and the idea that God created the earth and has given it to us as a home. When looking at the idea along with the planned positions for the hands it felt more suitable to be drawn in a portrait style rather than the horizontal position that my other art pieces have been in so far. In terms of the art style, I chose a medium (soft pastel) that could be blended more easily and is considered to be more soft and fluid. This allowed me to blend the colors using smudging and also use watercolor on the hands.

 

Research and Personal Statement:
From my experience, I feel that environmentalism is something that fits well with Christian ideology. If we hold to the belief that the natural world is a creation of God, then it is important to take care of the Earth. That we protect its beauty and use the resources that it provides for us in a wise and renewable way. As seen in early verses such as Genesis 1:26 and 2:15, God declares that humankind is to rule over the creatures of the earth and take care of it. Some might argue that this encourages dominance of some type, but I believe that this can be taken in the sense of being stewards of the planet and keeping it healthy. Taking care of the planet is essential, not only from just an environmental standpoint but from a Christian stewardship perspective as well. As followers of Christ, we should care for both our spiritual health, as well as, the health of the world that God has blessed us with.


Fact:
When a house is deconstructed, up to 70% of the materials recovered can be recycled, and another 25% can possibly be reused. 

Source of information:

https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/3/939


Question:
Do you feel that addressing environmental issues is something that can only happen individually, or are there things that the church can do to help?


 
Please email your answer to centre@kamloopsunited.ca
Ethan's artwork is available for viewing on Sunday after Worship
Vocational Training Opportunity
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

Online Marketing & Sales: Andrew Sahaydak tech@kamloopsunited.ca

Online Sales: Odessa Mcleary

Reception: Miles Hamilton

Sewing: Chloe and Keeley

ART: Ethan Renfrew

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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