Join the Journey… Healing, Learning, Giving… St. Andrew’s United Church November 16th, 2014 www.sauc.ca Worship: Julie Lebrun This Week – Nov. 16th to Nov. 22nd 2014 Date Time Activity Location Sunday 10am Worship Sanctuary Monday 10:30am Noon Centering Prayer Healing Pathway Lounge Wednesday Noon Ladies’ Fellowship Main Hall Thursday 5pm Transformation Team in Board Room Church News Exploring our Faith: in January, this 4 week exploration is for people new to church and for those who have been around awhile who have questions and ideas. How do we understand God? What does it mean to follow Jesus? What is progressive Christianity? For info, please contact Rev. Julie Lebrun. Lunch & Learn United Church History: at Ioco United Church. 4 Sundays Oct. 26-Nov. 16, noon to 2pm. Would you like to know more about our denomination? Would you like to be in on a conversation about where we are going as the United Church of Canada? Join us to explore how we came to be, who we are and where we are headed as a church. EVERYONE is welcome, including friends/newcomers. Learning and Small Groups Spiritual Gifts for more information www.spiritgivengifts.com and bulletin board. Catch Your Breath: spiritual practice for morning and evening. See our website www.sauc.ca and notice boards at church Centering Prayer: Mondays 10:30am-Noon with educational component and 20 minutes of silent prayer [email protected] Men’s Coffee Klatch: last Friday of the month at 10am in Coquitlam Grill. Next meeting November 28th. Shelter update – Week 1 we had 203 guests. Our current needs are men’s and ladies socks, men’s jeans waist size 29, 30, 31, 32 in lengths 30, 32 and 34, belts, track pants (S, M & L) and men’s underwear (boxers – all sizes). Our food needs are fruit cups, lunch snacks (NOT GRANOLA BARS), juice crystals, and juice boxes. Week 2 count still coming. 2015 Canadian Church Calendars available now for $7 after the Sunday service. 1. 2. Ministry Teams Sandwich Ministry for First UC: Next meeting December 10th. Healing Ministry: Mondays, noon-2pm by appointment. Team of trained practitioners offer prayerful, energy based healing sessions to all. It is not a substitute for medical care, but a complement to it. For more information please contact the office @ 604-939-5513. Pastoral Care Ministry – Please contact Pastoral Care if you know someone who is ill, suffered a loss, are unable to get out to church and would appreciate a telephone call, cards or a visitor. [email protected] Transformation Team Update Next meeting dates: November 13 at 5pm and Nov. 20 at 5pm Members of the Transformation Team met on Tuesday, Sept 16 with Terry Harrison, from the BC Conference Property Resource Team, and Robert Brown, from Catalyst Community Developments Society to work on a Project Vision for a possible redevelopment of our church property. We discussed all the aspects of such a project in order to pull together all the ideas we have been talking about. These included: -Our church Mission and Vision -Our church capacity (volunteer support, staff support and financial position), -the support from BC Conference -the development context (including Port Moody’s proposed new Official Community Plan), and desired components of the project. -It was a productive meeting and we left feeling positive about the possibilities. Next steps of Transformation Team: -Creating a conceptual design with Terry Harrison and Robert Brown in early November -Completion of Draft Feasibility Plan with Recommendations December 2014 Our Church & Community Christmas Marketplace at Como Lake UC, Nov. 15, 2014, 9:302:30pm (1110 King Albert St. @ Marmot). Silent auction, tea room, bake sale, thrift shop, wood crafts, etc. Why It Matters – Hidden Legacies: Wed., Nov. 19 at 7pm at City Library in Surrey, film screening and panel discussion on Residential Schools (10350 University Dr., Surrey). Rummage: Sat., Nov. 22, 10am – 2pm at Shiloh-Sixth Avenue UC. Good Old Fashioned Church Rummage Sale – baking, canning, jewelry, collectibles, children’s fish pond. Camp Fancy: Nov. 26, 7-10pm at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street. Annual Camp Fircom Gala fundraiser. Tickets $30, sponsorship or silent auction items welcome. [email protected] Preparing the Way for Advent concert: Sat., Nov. 29 at 7:30pm at Como Lake UC. Linnea Good and David Jonsson. By donation. Making Spirits Bright – A Good Noise Gospel Christmas: Fri/Sat., Dec. 12 & 13 at 7:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver and Sun., Dec. 14 at 3pm at Fraserview MB Church in Richmond. Discounted group tickets at [email protected], otherwise 1-800-838-3006. From First United: Aboriginal Speakers’ Series for the next several weeks on Friday afternoons. Email [email protected] for more information. Westminster Prayer Cycle – Eagle Ridge United Church, Rev. Dave Anderson & Ingrid Brown Ecumenical Prayer Cycle – Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea Office: Pavlina Vagnerova [email protected] Mon., Wed. and Thur. (10am-2pm) Minister: Rev. Julie Lebrun, [email protected] 3. St. Andrew’s United Church 2318 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, BC V3H 2A9 Tel: 604-939-5513 Fax: 604-931-5536 www.sauc.ca 4.
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