Something to ponder.... “In the gospels, all the people who encountered Jesus only by hearsay, by what somebody else believed about him, by what they’d been told, by what they hoped to get out of him: all those people left. They still leave today. The ones that remained – and still remain – are the ones who have met him in the moment: in the instantaneous, mutual recognition of hearts and in the ultimate energy that is always pouring forth from this encounter. It is indeed the wellspring.” Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus, p.12
Christmas Tea & Bake Sale: December 4, Saturday, 2 pm at the church. Stock up on Christmas baking and enjoy a cuppa with your friends!
Christmas Concert and Carol Sing! December 10, Friday, at 7 pm at the church. Festive refreshments and fellowship to follow. Admission by donation to Food Bank or First United Mission in Vancouver. All are welcome! (Christmas goodie bags for children!)
Blue Christmas: We have all suffered loss and pain. This will be a special time of remembrance and healing. December 5, 10:30 am.
Prayer Group: All welcome at 1205A Gillies Bay Road, 1 pm on Tuesdays. For info or to ask for prayers, please call Doretta Smith at 486-7192.
Please notify Karen at 486 7284 re births, deaths, anniversaries, weddings, so I can let everyone know about these important events in the life of the community!
Texada Island United Church is a welcoming, inclusive, community church serving several denominations. If you are new to the island, or just haven’t been to church in a while, please visit us in Van Anda. We would very much like to be your church!
TEXADA ISLAND UNITED CHURCH
Weekly services Sunday at 10:30am. All are welcome!
A Blue Christmas Service - December 5th at 10:30am. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service - December 24th at 7pm.
Minister: Karen E. May, BSR, DLM 486-7284 or 413-0994
Board Chair: Ann Carlson, 486-7263 Legion Chaplain: Stan Smith, 486- 7192