Remember…as things gradually open up and return to some semblance of normal, to continue to be careful, respectful, and calm.
Minister’s Update: This will be the last time I, Karen May, write “Church Notes”. I am handing over my duties as the Minister of Texada Island United Church to Rev. Gayle Chouinard as of July 1, 2020. It has been my honour and privilege to serve this church and this community for 14 years now, and I am looking forward to retirement here on Texada.
Introducing Rev. Gayle Chouinard – our new Minister! In her own words:
“Hi Texada. I am excited to be starting as the new minister at Texada United Church. My husband, Rev. Ryk Allen and I are United Church ministers who have been enjoying our retirement here for the past five years. We have five children and eight grandchildren who are scattered across Canada. We feel we have been blessed to be living here and I hope that my service at the church will continue Karen’s faithful and stellar leadership.”
Gayle (Rev. Gayle Chouinard, B.A., B.Th., M.Div., S.T.M.)
Focus on Spirit! My series is complete – Gayle will take a little time to figure out what she will do in terms of community outreach – please watch Texada Message Board for updates. Her office hours will be on Thursdays, 1-3pm at the church. Please drop in to say hello! (appropriate distancing is still in place)
Church Reopening: Nothing definite to tell you yet, but plans are being made to have worship services resume in the near future. Again, please watch the Texada Message Board.
Energy Healing Sessions… are suspended due to COVID-19 concerns until further notice.
Prayer Group: Please call Rikki Kooy, 604-243-8097 for prayers or information re prayer group.
Weekly Services: 10:30 Sundays… ARE SUSPENDED until further notice. We are complying with Public Health Authorities, and national and regional church direction, to limit our activities at this time. Please gift yourself with a short daily period of spiritual reflection and/or prayer during this time of social distancing, while we protect ourselves and our loved ones from the ravages of this pandemic. Please note that your donations or tithes are more important than ever right now, and can be mailed to “Texada United Church, Box 23, Gillies Bay, BC V0N 1W0.
New Minister’s Office Hours: Thursdays, at the church, 1-3 pm. Please call ahead if you would like to talk to Gayle – bring your own coffee, and we must physically distance appropriately for this time.
Minister: Rev. Gayle Chouinard, 604-414-7309, email@example.com
Board Chair: Dale Rinehart, 604-486-0050
Legion Chaplain: Karen May, 604-413-0994
Website: www.texadaunited.ca (recently updated, please check it out!)