Something to Ponder: “What is it we celebrate at Christmas? That God came in Jesus to give us new doctrines? Or even to start a church? Or did God come in Jesus to tell us we and all people matter, to be one of us, to show us we belong? To model a ministry, not so much of right ideas as right hospitality?....our dream is to give a message to others of belongingness.” Rev. David Lander, in “Gathering” ACE, 2015-16, p.29.
Sponsor a Syrian Refugee family? We are considering this major undertaking, and assessing the mood of the community. If you have interest or concerns, please contact Lin Johnson at 604-486-7185.
UCW Christmas Tea and Bake Sale – Dec. 12 – Mark your calendar! Come and fill your freezer with Christmas baking! 2pm at the church.
Christmas in Song and Story: Sunday, December 13 at 10:30. Please join us to sing all your favourite Christmas hymns and carols, hear from some special people, and share a festive lunch with us in the lower hall.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 7pm Dec. 24. Join us to welcome in the Christ Child to dwell among us once more.
Christmas Dinner at the Legion! The whole community is invited to join us for lunch on Christmas Day: doors at 1:30, dinner served at 2pm. This is a special time of sharing and coming together as community. Love to see you there. RSVP Roxanna @ 486-0361.
Healing Pathway Healing Sessions…are free, confidential, and non-invasive. Please call Barb Wells at 604-486-7677 to book your private appointment. Brief sessions will also be offered just prior to church on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
Healing Pathways Practice group: meets regularly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 2-4pm.
Prayer Group: Please call Jenny Duker, 604-486-7564 for prayers or information re prayer group.
Muffin Break: is cancelled for December. See you in January!
Milestones: Died: Freda Woodhead, October 27. Our deepest condolences to family and friends.
Minister’s Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12-2pm at the church. Need to talk? Coffee’s on! (completely confidential - or call Karen at 604-413-0994 to make an appointment)
Weekly services Sunday at 10:30am. All are welcome!
Minister: Karen E. May, 604-413-0994 (for info re weddings, baptisms, funerals) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Chair: Ann Carlson, 486- 7263
Legion Chaplain: Stan Smith, 486- 7192