Third Sunday after Pentecost
Fruit & Freedom – Summer New Life
Nelson United Church acknowledges that the land upon which we gather
is the traditional territory of the peoples who have lived here for thousands of years
– the Ktunaxa, the Sylix, and the Sinixt.
We respect and honour all our relations.
Sunday, June 30th— Third Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Preacher: Rev. Carol Howard Merritt
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary. Scripture readings: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14and Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21and Psalm 16; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62
Monday, July 1st — Canada Day
The Office is Closed
Tuesday, July 2nd
7:00 pm – Intentional Living Group in Trinity Lounge
Wednesday, July 3rd
Thursday, May July 4th
Friday, May July 5th
Saturday, July 6th
Sunday, July 7th— Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary. Scripture readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14 and Psalm 30; Isaiah 66:10-14 and Psalm 66:1-9; Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
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Sunday School is in summer recess. We have a Nursery Room available upstairs by the balcony, a Quiet Play Centre at the front right-hand side of the sanctuary and activity packages for the children 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 in this ministry
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Lois will be back from holidays on July 2nd. Thank you to Barbara Couch for working in the office while Lois was away.
Thank you to the Recorder group honouring us with music in today’s service. The members of the group are Robin Murray, John Galm, Linda Mae Findlay and John Pengelly. Welcome back, John!
Faithfest weekend was delightful, with friendships renewed, workshops enjoyed, and new concepts learned. Our thanks to the Faith Fest planning team that included Jody, David and Robin, and to Reverend Carol Howard Merritt, keynote speaker for the weekend and guest preacher for Sunday. Most special and grateful thanks to all those UCW members, and there were many involved, who provided food and hospitality. Thanks to all those who cooked and baked, to those who set up the room for each meal, and to those who did the clean-up after each meal. You are such a competent and dedicated team. Thank you!
Anniversary Breakfast — Sunday, July 7th
Let us cook you breakfast! To celebrate the 24th Anniversary of Nelson United Church, the Worship Planning Team will be dishing up bacon, French toast & maple syrup, and fruit at 8:30 Sunday morning, July 7th. Gluten-free and dairy-free options will be available. Please RSVP at the church office, 250-352-2822.
On July 14th, we will meet after church to dedicate our new Church Hall Space. Lunch will be provided by the Board members
and the Administration team. Please stay for lunch and participate in this celebration.
The Men’s group will be taking a break from their Friday games afternoons for July and August. The games will resume on September 13th at 1 pm in the Church Hall and will continue on the 2nd & 4th Friday of each month. Have a great summer!
*Church Business Parking on Silica Street*
The City of Nelson has advised us to issue Parking Passes to those who park in the Church Business Parking on Silica Street on Mondays to Saturdays between 9 am to 5 pm. The bylaw officer will ticket anyone parking in these spots that do not have a Parking Pass. Please see Lois in the church office to receive a Parking Pass.
Friendly Reminder re Parking for Church & Church Events
With our location on the corner of two streets, and with the hills parking is a challenge. Our request is that the more able-bodied folk please park farther away from the church thus leaving the spots on the streets closer to the church for those who need them. This includes the parking lot at the back of the church, too. Many of you already carpool and that’s great; a nice social time, too.
Hearing Loop Installation
The Sanctuary’s main floor Hearing Loop is up and running and folks are reporting success with the system. If you find yourself having problems getting your hearing aids to connect with the Hearing Loop, please check with your Hearing Aid provider to make sure your hearing aids have a t-coil and are set up correctly.
NUC Account at Bottle Depot We have an account set up at the Nelson Leafs Bottle Depot and Recycling Centre.A reminder that before they start counting your bottles and cans, let them know they’re for Nelson United Church or they’ll give you cash if you don’t.Every little bit helps – thanks, everyone!
Looking for Ushers We are looking for someone to join the Ushering Team. Would you be able to spend a bit of time before the service, once every 5 months or so, welcoming folks and giving out bulletins? Please let me, or Lois in the office, know if you would like to volunteer in this way. Thanks – Donna Strongman
Communion Bread Makers
If you are interested in taking a turn making bread forCommunion please contact Lynne Busby.
Chair Yoga with Instructor, Clement: Chair Yoga will be at 8:30 am on Mondays and Thursdays at the Seniors’ Centre on Vernon Street.
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.
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: www.giftswithvision.ca
We Know That You Are Out there The Pastoral Care Team is looking for people to help support the 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.
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 readNelson United Church is one of 200 Affirming Ministries in the United Church of Canada. In the coming weeks, our worship bulletin will contain terms and definitions to help us stay up-to-date with the constantly changing gender and sexuality language.
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 200 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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