For the Week of August 30

Published on Aug 28th, 2015 by Webminister | 0

The Season after PENTECOST
 Ordinary Time
: In the next few days:

The flowers this morning are in celebration
of Gus and Elaine Balahura’s 65th 
Wedding Anniversary on September 1st!


Sunday, August 30th

             9:45 am —  Pre -worship congregational singing – Sanctuary
           10:00 am — Sunday Worship – Sanctuary  
                        Scripture Readings: Song of Solomon 2:8-13Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9;  James 1:17-27Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Monday, August 31st
          11:00 am — Memorial for Iris Fraser – Sanctuary 
           2:00 pm — Board Retreat – Kathy & Terry Baker’s home 

Tuesday, September 1st
            1:30 pm — 56 Unit meeting – Trinity Lounge 

Wednesday, September 2nd
             1:00 pm — Nelson Grans to Grans meeting – Church Hall
            4:00 pm — Trustees’ meeting – Fairview Room 
             7:00 pm — Intentional Living meeting – Trinity Lounge

Thursday, September 3rd
              1:00 pm — Décor Team meeting – Sanctuary

Friday, September  4th

Saturday, September 5th

Sunday, September 6th
             9:45 am — Ecumenical Worship Service-Lakeside Park  
           10:00 am — Sunday Worship – Rotary Shelter at Lakeside Park 
                                     — Pot luck (finger food) lunch – Rotary Shelter
              2:45 pm — Kootenay Pride Parade – Gather at Central School and begin walking at 3:00 pm.

Thank You …
To Roy Nelson for doing welding repairs to one our older tables.
      To Margaret McIntyre for beautiful music last Sunday.
      To John Galm for providing an awesome drum workshop and to all who participated (12 people!) and enjoyed the workshop.
       To the Memorial Fund for purchasing 2 large djembe drums.
       To Lynne Busby for helping to co-ordinate Worship in the Park for next Sunday.

Ecumenical Worship Service & Lunch in the Park
Sunday, September 6th, our worship service will be held at the Rotary Shelter at Lakeside Park at 10:00 am.  This is an ecumenical service with Ascension Lutheran Church and St. Saviours Pro-Cathedral Anglican Church and will focus on community and peace.  After worship we will enjoy a finger food, pot luck style lunch.  Please bring food to share, your plate, cutlery and cup.  You may want to bring a lawn chair too.  All are welcome!

Also, if anyone is interested in being part of a musical ensemble for this service, we will be getting together Saturday, September 5th at 10:00 am in our Sanctuary.  Please bring your voices and/or musical instruments.

Welcome Back Lunch

After a wonderful summer, the UCW group Caritas would like to welcome all of you back with a delicious bbq hot dog lunch on 

September 13th in the Church Hall after worship.   There will be gluten free, dairy free and vegan bbq hot dogs available too. Donations to help offset the cost of supplies and to support the good works of Caritas will be gratefully accepted.

Diversity Builds Community 2015 — Kootenay Pride’s 19th Annual Celebration
For 19 years, Kootenay Pride has been ahead of the game, showing the rest of the world how open and progressive Nelson and area is.  All are welcome to join in the fun and parade on Sunday, September 6th.  We’ll gather at Central School at 2:45 pm and begin walking down to Baker Street at 3:00 pm.   Please join the NUC group as we walk in the parade together in celebration and support of diversity.  

Affirm United’s Newsletter:   Consensus… Click to read

Get ready for Sunday School!
Classes begin on Sunday, September 13th. Please see the bulletin board in the Narthex or the recent issue of The Mustard Seed for more information on classes for different age groups.

Cello and Song
Enjoy Cello and Song, a concert benefit for the Kootenay Refugee Coalition, Friday, September 25th, 7:30 pm at St. Saviour’s Anglican Church.  Tickets are $20 at Otter Books or at the door. Info: 250-352-9871.

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 or Diane Holt 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 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.  For more info. please speak to Anne Corbett 250-352-2490.

Church Board
Current members of our Church Board are Catherine Rose and Leah Gray (Co-Chairs), Kathy Baker (Secretary), Tom Johnston (Treasurer), Nancy Jones (Presbytery Rep.) Shirley Moon and David Boyd.  There is one vacant board seat and one vacant presbytery seat.

Financial Update
At June 30th our operating expenses exceeded our operating revenue and resulted in a net loss of $8,747.53.This is an increase in operating revenue of $5,955.64 since May 31st.  This is largely due to receiving the annual payment from the  NUC Trustees’ “Reserve for Manse Replacement & Housing Allowance” account which goes towards NUC’s housing allowance expense.  This year’s cheque was $6,100, which represents interest earned in the prior year on this particular Trustees’ reserve account.

Coffee For Sale
The Kootenay Refugee Coalition has partnered with Oso Negro coffee to create “Bold as Hope,” a custom Fair Trade blend, with all proceeds going to the sponsorship of refugees in our community. The price for Oso coffee is $17 for a one pound bag. “Bold as Hope” is available at Otter Books, Touchstones Museum and Mana’eesh. The coffee will also be for sale in the Church Hall after worship on Sundays. 

ANKORS Walk for Life
Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 12 noon
Come and join NUC folk at this fun, easy walk (a flat course!), beginning and ending at Lakeside Park’s Rotary shelter, registration at 11, walk at noon. 
For 23 years, ANKORS (Aids Network Kootenay OutReach and Support Society) has provided a multitude of services in a nonjudgemental and confidential setting to those living with and at greatest risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS and/or HCV (Hepatitis C), who for a variety of reasons have difficulty obtaining services elsewhere.
All money raised stays in the Kootenays.Information: (and check out their online auction). We will be collecting pledges for the walk in the Church Hall after worship.  Thank you for your support and participation

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