For unto us a child is born – unto us a son is given….Christmas is such a special time. We celebrate the coming of the Christ-child, the Anointed One, the Prince of Peace. We remember and reflect on the idea that God took human form and walked among us, and we called him Emmanuel, or “God is with us.” Please join with us to celebrate this holy season in any way that is comfortable for you. We welcome your participation.
Christmas Day Dinner at the Legion! All welcome – bring a friend. This is a community time of sharing. Please help us make sure no one is left out. Deliveries for those unable to attend are available too. Starts at 1pm. Call Roxanna at 604-486-0361.
United for Kids! We will offer a series of sessions for children, ages 4-11 during Advent. Sunday afternoons at 1pm till 2:30pm at the church, November 27 & December 4. On December 11 we invite the children to participate in worship on Sunday morning at 10:30. There will be crafts, games, stories, and music, as we introduce our children to the traditions of the Christian faith at Christmas. Please call Maureen to register your child at 604-486-7590.
Christmas in Song: December 10, 11am at the church. Donations will be welcomed for First United Mission in Vancouver, and for our Texada Food Bank. Come sing with us and enjoy a festive lunch afterwards!
Sponsor a Syrian Refugee family? We are ready, thanks to all of you. And now we wait. There will be a family of three! Mariam and Mohammad are expecting a baby girl any day now! Our patience will be rewarded – all will be well.
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: Regular practice sessions have resumed, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1:30 at the church.
Prayer Group: Please call Jenny Duker, 604-486-7564 for prayers or information re prayer group.
Muffin Break is cancelled for December. Watch for it in January!
Milestones: Died: October 29 – Felicity Dawe, October 30 – Shirley Orpen (Bezanson, Alta.), November 6 - Stanley Lockstead, and November 10 – Paul Hull. Our deep condolences go out to family and friends of the deceased.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 7pm
Christmas Day – Musical Meditation (10:30-11:30 – drop-in)
Weekly Services: 10:30 Sundays. All are welcome.
Minister’s Office Hours: Wednesdays, 12-2pm at the church. Need to talk? Coffee’s on!
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: Karen May, DLM 604-413-0994