For the Week of May 20

Published on May 19th, 2018 by Webminister | 0

Pentecost Sunday
Remembering our Affirm Status

Sunday, May 20th – PENTECOST SUNDAY
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary  
     10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Acts 2:1-21or Ezekiel 37:1-14Psalm 104:24-34, 35bRomans 8:22-27or Acts 2:1-21John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
        7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer in Trinity Lounge/Chapel

Monday, May 21st  — Victoria Day Statutory Holiday.
                      The church office is closed today

Tuesday, May 22nd
          8:30 am – Chair Yoga in the Church Hall
          7:00 pm – Kootenay Climate Vigil at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral

Wednesday, May 23rd

Thursday, May 24th
          7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary

Friday, May 25th         
         1:00 pm – Men’s Group Games Afternoon – Church Hall
        7:00 pm – Youth Group – Nelson Aquatic Centre

Saturday, May 26th

Sunday, May 27th –  TRINITY SUNDAY
     Worship Leader, Carol Prochaska         
        9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
      10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Isaiah 6:1–8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12–17; John 3:1–17
        7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer – Trinity Lounge


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For the Children 
 Children are always welcome and encouraged to come to church on Sunday. 
We have a Nursery Room available upstairs by the balcony, 
Quiet Play Centre in the front right-hand side of the sanctuary
and activity packages are available from the ushers. 

Intergenerational Sunday
The first Sunday of each month is Communion Sunday
and is an Intergenerational Sunday, 
so the children do not go to Sunday School. 
Activity packages are available from the ushers. 

We Are An Affirming Ministry
As an Affirming Ministry, we celebrate the diversity of God’s creation.
We celebrate the richness of our community when we
have diversity in age, gender identity,
racial/cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, ability,
and family configurations.
We seek to create a safe space
with an open invitation to bring every aspect of your whole self into
your participation within this ministry. 


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The flowers this morning are
in loving memory of her dad, Lionel,
with love from Leah.

Pentecost Sunday is an Intergeneration Sunday.  We gather as a whole community to share in communion together as one, so there is no Sunday School. Activity packages for the young people are available from the ushers and children are welcome to come up front to the children’s area at any time.

Staff Schedule
After today, David will be taking a combination of holiday and study time off.  He’ll be back in the office May 28th to 30th and then back Monday, June 25th.  Thank you to Carol, Leslie, and Robin for being our Worship Leaders while David is away. 
Robin is away this weekend (with 3 NUC Youth and 4 others from Kootenay Presbytery) at a United Church, BC Conference youth and youth leaders retreat at Gavin Lake Forest Education Centre, just east of Williams Lake.

Congratulations to Robin Murray, M.Div 
for completing her graduate studies and receiving a Master of Divinity!

Thank You …   
          To Linn Murray for a great video showing positive camping  experiences.
          To Bryan Reid for “saving the service” with his electronic expertise.
          To Elaine Henderson for providing the congratulations cake.

Selem’s Children’s Fund 
Plants and donations for the Selem’s Children’s Fund at the May 12th Nelson Garden Fest brought in more than $1500! Many thanks to all who contributed.  From the Kootenay Refugee Coalition and the Selem’s Children’s Fund.

Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble
 is starting rehearsals for a new session, so now is the time to join! Talk to Robin Murray

Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative Kootenay Climate Vigils
The next Climate Vigil will be Tuesday, May 22nd, 7:00 pm at St. Saviour’s Pro-Cathedral Church, 701 Ward St.  The Vigil will start with chanting from a contemplative prayer tradition and move onto discussing “Responding Creatively to Rising Gasoline Prices”. Refreshments will be served.All are welcome.

Men’s Group — Games Afternoon,
Friday May 25th, 1-3 pm, NUC Hall   Enjoy playing card and/or board games.A few card decks and board games will be provided, but bring your own too. More info from Joe Woodward 250-352-7010.

Save the Good Stuff
Our next big event will be our Annual Garage Sale on Saturday, June 16th.  We welcome all items in good condition, except for clothing or large furniture items.  We desperately need the loan of a truck or two to help with transporting items.  Please let Leah or Peter know if you could help with this.  Any donated items should be brought to the Church Hall between 10 and 11 am on FRIDAY morning, June 15th.

Scholarship Applications
Applications and details for the Guildford Brett Music Scholarship
and the NUC Women’s Scholarship are available in the narthex, the church office or on our website. The deadline date for each of these applications is May 31st.

Sunday School and Graduate Recognition, Sunday, June 24th
We will be honouring our high school and post secondary graduates.  If you have a graduate in your family who would like to be remembered during the service or who is able to take part, please contact the church office.  On that Sunday we will also  be recognizing the contributions of our students and teachers in Sunday School this year. After worship we’ll enjoy a potluck picnic at Willa and Harold Horsfall’s place just past Taghum Beach (more info to come).

Interested in Making a Donation to Camp Koolaree?
If you are interested in helping out with the many expenses incurred in maintaining Camp Koolaree or would like to sponsor a young camper, donations are gratefully accepted.  Donations may be made via their website:  or you may make a donation via NUC, marking on your offering envelope or cheque’s memo line that the donation is for Camp Koolaree.

The Mid-Morning Book Study
10:00 am in the Trinity Lounge. We will discuss Joyce Rupp’s latest book “Boundless Compassion”. It has been written with study groups in mind and each of the six chapters includes quotes, a prayer, scripture verse and a chapter end review with further reflective questions. To join us in this experience of fellowship leave your name at the church office or contact Doug Scott for info.

Second Annual Mother’s Day Rally for Peace —May 13th, 1-3 pm
at the Rotary Shelter at Lakeside Park. Featuring the 1880 Mother’s Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe.  Singing, speeches, and dances of universal peace.  Please bring finger food to share.  KAIROS is the organizer. Info: Sandra, 250-352-9871 

Spring Coffee Party
Spring is springing! UCW will be hosting a Spring Coffee Party on May 19th from 10 till 12. and enjoy coffee and coffee cake for just $5. , plants, books, jewelry and free trade items will be available as well. it a date, and bring your friends! Donations of books and/or baking are welcome and should be at the church by 3:00-3:30 pm (set-up time) on Friday the 18th.

Important Reminder Regarding our Prayer List
Whenever adding a person’s name to our prayer list, please be respectful of that person’s privacy and Check with them or their family to make sure they want to be on the prayer list. Do not share their personal health information unless they say it is ok to share it. Please contact the office to ensure all details are correct and the name is added to the bulletin. Thank you for being a community full of love and compassion.

Youth Ministry
Sunday School at Nelson United Church: from Jan. 14th– June 17th we offer three Sunday School classes during the second half of most 10 am Sunday services, except the first Sunday of every month, when we celebrate communion.There is a class for children ages 3-6 years, a class for children ages 7-11 years, and a class for youth in Grade 6 & up.Children under 3 are welcome to join the youngest class accompanied by their own caregiver.

Youth Group at Nelson United Church: meets the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 7-9 pm, downstairs in the Church Hall.Youth in Grades 6-12 are invited to join us for games, snacks, friendship and meaningful conversations.

Gifts with Vision Catalogue
Searching for new and meaningful gift ideas this year?  You will find something for everyone on your list in the “Gifts with Vision”, the United Church’s giving catalogue.  The catalogues are available in the Narthex or online:

Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble
Spirit Winds Recorder Ensemble is starting a new set of music, so if you have been thinking about joining, now is a perfect time! If you need an instrument, we have soprano recorders available. Rehearsals are at noon on Sundays. Please talk to Robin Murray, or 250-352-2822.

We Know That You Are Out there
The Pastoral Care Team is looking for people to help support members of our congregation. Do you like to play games? Visit? Could you help drive others to church or church events? Just a little bit of help can make a significant difference in the lives of others. Are you already doing this? We’d like to hear about it. For more information please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Team:  David Boyd, Dorothy Wayling, Dianne Harke, Irene McIlwaine, Joe Woodward, Judy Cameron, Robin Murray, Wendy Steed, Willa Horsfall. 

Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement
All are welcome to join in gentle chair yoga classes Tuesdays at 8:30 am in the Church Hall;
And Thursdays at 8:20 am at the Seniors Centre.

Scent Free Church
Please remember to refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes, aftershaves and all other scented products to church.  We have some members with allergies to these products.

Affirm United’s Newsletter:   Consensus… Click to read

Caring Casseroles
Do you know someone (or yourself) who would be helped by having a pre-made meal?  There are a variety (vegetarian, gluten-free, and meat) of casseroles in the freezer in our kitchen.  Please let Donna Strongman know and it could be delivered, or take it yourself.

Prayer Shawl Group
Over 165 hand knitted or crocheted prayer shawls have been lovingly created by members of the Prayer Shawl Group.  The shawls have been received by those appreciating a ‘warm hug filled with God’s love’.  Anyone wishing to knit or crochet prayer shawls (beginners welcome!) are invited to join us in the Trinity Lounge the first Monday of each month at 1:30 pm. 


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