Something to Ponder: From “Laudato Si’”, Pope Francis’s papal encyclical: “The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.” “For indigenous communities, land is not a commodity, but a gift from God, a sacred space.” “Earth is essentially a shared inheritance, whose fruits are meant to benefit everyone.” “We should be particularly indignant at the enormous inequalities in our midst.” “We have to hear both the cry of the earth, and the cry of the poor.” -pithy one-liners from a deep, and thoughtful paper. (Google it to read the whole thing…)
Healing Pathway Healing Sessions…are free, confidential, and non-invasive. Please call Barb Wells at 604-486-7677 to book your private appointment.
Healing Pathways Practice group: In recess until 4th Wednesday in September (the 23rd).
Kids for Saving Earth Summer Day Camp: August 17-21, 9-12:30 daily. Kids 6-12 only please. As usual, based at the Community Hall and ranging out to explore our beautiful island! Registration is now open. Please call Karen at 604-413-0994 or Linda Bruhn at 604- 483-1471.
Prayer Group: Please call Jenny Duker, 604-486-7564 for prayers or information re prayer group.
Muffin Break: July 25, 10-12am at the church. Free muffins, tea, coffee and great conversation! Bring a friend and come for a visit.
Milestones: Died: John Rachkowski, June 3. Our condolences to friends and family.
50th Wedding Anniversary! June 26 – Dale & Donna Rinehart. Belated congratulations!
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!
Sandcastle Sunrise Service: August 2, 7:30am at Shelter Point Park near the washrooms. Bring a chair, sunhat, sweater, and a friend! Plan on joining us afterwards for pancake breakfast at the Community Hall. (There will be no service at the church that day.)
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
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