The long-needed upgrade to the parking lot is done
This represents phase 1 of our church "spruce up" for this year.
Special thanks to all the wonderful people who helped with the church parking lot upgrade: Lafarge (TQL) Quarry for the four loads of gravel, Rick Jones for the loan of his truck, Daryl McCormick for the skilled loader work & loan of his loader, and Terry Marshall for driving the truck and overseeing the whole operation. Watch for more photos from Diane as we look back!
See photos here
THANKS ALSO ! – to the painting crew who have worked so hard to freshen up the church’s exterior! What a great job! We are very blessed by the caring of so many people.
In the past, it met at our church 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 7 & 21. The mission is to provide a quiet "time out" for caregivers, for mutual support and sharing of resources. We meet to share ideas, concerns, hopes and prayers. Please mark your calendars, and join us! All are welcome; not specifically a church group.
Milestones: Died: Tony Neumayer, May 13. Our condolences to Tony’s friends and family.
My prayer for all of us is that this Easter has been a time of cleansing, a time of healing, and a time of transformation. May the blessings of this season of the Christian year fall like gentle rain on all of Texada.
THANK YOU! from the UCW for your generous support of our Spring Tea and Bake Sale. We hope you had a good time – we certainly enjoyed this time together.
Milestones: Died: Joan Maitland, March 1, 2011, and Jean Savage, March 2, 2011. Our condolences to family and friends.
Milestones: Died: Karl Yensen, January 8, 2011. A Celebration of Life was held at the Legion on Tuesday, January 18. Our condolences go out to family and friends.
Christmas Tea & Bake Sale & Christmas Concert and Carol Sing! Thanks to all for your support and your caring, and especially to those who donated their time and talent to make these events so successful!
Sunday Feb 6, 2011, Sermon-Reflection on the Beatitudes part 2
Sunday Jan 30, 2011, Sermon-Reflection on the Beatitudes
Sunday December 19, Sermon - Reflection 4
Sunday December 12, 10:30 am. Sermon - Reflection - Advent 3
Sunday December 5, 10:30 am. Blue Christmas The service led by Karen May included the sermon Streams in the Desert
Sunday Nov 28 - Advent 1 The service led by Karen May included this sermon
Sunday October 17, 2010 The service led by Karen May included the sermon Persistent Prayer
Thanks to all who attended and enjoyed our October Bazaar and Bake Sale – and thanks to those who took part, helping to support the work of the church.
Sunday September 26, 2010 The service led by Karen May included the sermon Lazarus is at the Gate
Sunday, September 19 – – Stan Smith led the Battle of Britain service. The congregation remembered or reflected upon the sacrifices made by air forces and civilians at the Battle of Britain in 1940. Thanks to Cecilia for the photos.
See photos in the photo gallery here
See the sermons from previous years here.
Hymns included the Naval Air Hymn, which uses a different second verse from the better known "Naval Hymn"
Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
O hear us when we cry to Thee
For those in peril on the sea.
Strong Son of Man save those who fly
Swift-winged athwart the uncharted sky
Each dangerous hour and lonely flight
Serenely challenged day or night,
O'er land and ocean safely bear
All those in peril in the air
August of 2010 was a difficult month. We lost four island residents: Nora Hughes, Jessie Parsons, Randy Nelson, and young Bill Greenwood. Our sincere condolences are extended to all the families and friends of the deceased.
See photos in the photo gallery here
Milestones: Died: Belle Macauley, June 9, 2010 and Ben Nicholas, June 11, 2010. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Macauley, Waterman, and Nicholas families and their many friends.
Anniversaries: Diane and Ray Grayson, 50th Wedding Anniversary in June of 2010 – Congratulations!
Minister: Karen E. May, DLM has completed her three years of education and training and will continue to serve the Texada Island United Church.
At the service, Karen said a special thanks to:
- The five person Lay Supervision Team for their three years support; Chair Barb Wells
- A special thanks to
- her Education Supervisor: Rev. Gwen Davis and
- her Pastoral Charge supervisor Jackie Campbell
And - ... very special thanks to Clarence .
Many enjoyed a luncheon held at the hotel after the Service.
For photos, click here.
The singing of "In the Bulb there is a Flower" Hymn # 703 in Voices United expressed some of the thoughts of the day.
Thank you to all who participated. See photos in the Gallery by clicking here.
Milestones: Died: Penny Childress, March 4, 2010. Our condolences go out to Kevin Cameron and the Woodhead family.
January 31, 2010 Died: Millie Jones. Our condolences go out to the family.
65th Wedding Anniversary (in Dec.) for Bill and Betty Frazer. Congratulations!
Friday Dec 15 A Country Christmas Carol Sing was held and accepted donations for the Food Bank and for 1st United Church in Vancouver. Thank you for your very generous support of these important ministries. We hope everyone had a really good time – we did!
Saturday, November 28 at 2pm at the church. United Church Women – Tea and Craft Sale –
Monday, November 9, 5:30 pm. Book Study: Jesus 24/7: a Short Course in Faith for the Questing Christian by David Bruce, at 6pm at the manse. This weekly discussion group includes dinner! 486-7284.
October 16 – Theo Passchier passed away in Powell River. We extend our condolences to friends and family.
September 25, 2009 Scott Beachkowski (also known as Ryan Caldwell) passed away in Vancouver, . Our condolences to friends and family.
September 24 Bible Study: was planned to start Thursday, at the church, 7pm, but was delayed until Nov 9. This lectionary –based program looks at scripture readings for the following Sunday, so is intended to enrich our experience of Sunday worship.
See photos here
See the photo gallery and Karen's sermon on the Battle of Britain and reflections on Terry Fox Day.
August 26 KSE wrap up party (dessert and beverage) at the Legion in Van Anda at 7pm
Sigrid Olson, in Kamloops, June 18, 2009. Our condolences go out to the Olson, Copp and Johnson families, relations and friends. (corrected with our apologies)
Bernice Sulyma, in Powell River, July 31, 2009. Our condolences to the family and friends.
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!
We Made a Joyful Noise at our 5th annual all-music celebration!
See more here
We learned that it really does take a whole community to raise a child!
This has been a wonderful experience for all of us, and we are so grateful for your donations of food, money , and mostly your time to make this program work.
There was a KSE wrap up party (dessert and beverage) at the Legion in Van Anda at 7pm on Wednesday, August 26.
We need your feedback. Please come and tell us what you liked, what you didn't like, and what we might do differently next year.
Died: Delbert Perry, July 7, 2009. Our condolences to wife June Perry, and step-daughter Dianne Nicholas and the family.
July 5 – Sandcastle Sunrise Service – Shelter Point Park – 7:30am – Karen May
Karen recently graduated from the Designated Lay Minister program at the United Theological College in Montreal.
See photos here