For the Week of June 9

Published on Jun 8th, 2019 by Webminister | 0

     Pentecost Sunday  
         The UCC turns 94 June 10th!

Sunday, June 9th— DAY OF PENTECOST
   Celebrating Pentecost with the Sacrament of Holy Communion
            9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
          10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Acts 2:1-21or Genesis 11:1-9Psalm 104:24-34, 35bRomans 8:14-17or Acts 2:1-21John 14:8-17, (25-27)
         12:00 pm – Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
           3:00 pm – Presentation by Joy Kogawa in the Sanctuary
           7:30 pm – Contemplative Prayer Group in Trinity Lounge

Monday, June 10th  
        10:30 am – UCW Meeting in Trinity Lounge
          7:00 pm – Intentional Living Meeting in Trinity Lounge

   Tuesday, June 11th
        10:30 am – Worship Service at Nelson Jubilee Manor
          2:00 pm – Worship Service at Mountain Lake Seniors Com.

Wednesday, June 12th
        10:00 am – Worship Service at Lakeview Village

Thursday, May June 13th
        7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal in the Sanctuary

Friday, May June 14th   
          9:00 am – Set Up Garage Sale in the Church Hall
          1:00 pm – Men’s Group Games in Trinity Lounge

Saturday, June 15th 
          8:00 am – Annual Garage Sale in the Church Hall

Sunday, June 16th— Sunday School & Grad Recognition 
         9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary   
       10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary.  Scripture readings:  Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 and Psalm 8Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15
               After worship – Church Picnic at Horsfall’s
      12:00 pm – Recorder Ensemble Rehearsal in the Sanctuary
        6:30 pm – Youth Group Meeting – Fairview Room

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For the Children Sunday school happens each Sunday except for the Intergenerational Sunday 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 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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In Celebration
Today, across Canada, The United Church is celebrating the lives and ministry of LGBTQIA and Two Spirit people. As an Affirming Congregation, we celebrate the diversity of God’s creation and the richness of our community when we have diversity in age, gender identity, racial/cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, ability, and family configurations.   

Staff Schedule
David will be on holidays next week.  Thank you to Catherine Rose for leading us in worship next Sunday, June 16th

Thank You…
To Meals on Wheels Volunteers: There are many people in our community who depend on the healthy meals provided by the Meals on Wheels program.  Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped in May when it was NUC’s turn to deliver meals.  

Funding Received!
Thanks to our intrepid grant writers (Marg and Berdine), and with the assistance of our very fine quote-gatherer, Bob Steed, we are pleased to announce that we have received some major funding to complete replacement of the windows in the Narthex area, and to assist with paying for carpeting to redo the narthex and stairs throughout the church. Marg or Bob if you would like more information about this, and be sure to thank them for all the extra work they have done over the past few months.

Church Picnic Pot Luck Style — After worship next Sunday, June 16th  at Horsfall’s
The picnic lunch is pot luck style so please bring food to share as well as plates, cups and cutlery. There are lots of chairs so you don’t need to bring one.  Beverages and ice cream will be provided. We will enjoy a delicious pot luck picnic lunch and have a wonderful time visiting, playing bocce ball and horseshoes … Please, come join in the fun!

Final Notes:  Garage Sale Saturday, June 15th at 8 am
We will be setting up for the Saturday Garage Sale at 9 am on Friday morning. Please remember to have your donations at the Church Hall between 9 and 9:30 that Friday morning.  Any assistance that can be offered to help with set up would be most welcome. We will happily accept clean new or gently used items such as household items, small electronics and kitchen gadgets, linens, toys, tools, books, videos, DVD’s, craft items, etc. clothing, shoes, purses, or large furniture items — thanks. Be sure to tell all your friends and neighbours to come out and peruse the bargains on Saturday morning!!

Volunteer Opportunity:  Helping Set Up the Garage Sale…  If you don’t belong to any of the men’s or women’s groups but have time to help with setting up the Garage Sale on the morning of June 14th, please talk to Leah Gray or Donna Strongman.  It’s a big job and we can always use extra help.  Thank you.

Register for the Kootenay Faith Fest at Nelson United Church June 21st to 23rd
The registration fee for individuals is $50 and covers workshops and meals.  However, NUC has paid for a “Whole Group Rate” of $325 for a group of 7-12 (more than 12 are welcome!) from our faith community so please contact Lois in our church office 250-352-2822 if you plan to attend.  We will work out a per person rate depending on how many sign up.  To learn more about the Faith Festival please pick up an information sheet from the ushers or visit our website.

Invitation to Taize
The next gathering to sing Taize chants as prayer will be on June 11th, at 10:00 am in the Jubilee Room in the Roman Catholic church. No auditioning required – all welcome—both those who can sing, and those who say, “I can’t sing”.

Men’s Game Time Every second and fourth Friday of the month  Men will gather at 1:00 pm in the Trinity Lounge to play any variety of games like UNO, Cribbage, Crokinole. Come and join us. Joe Woodward and David Cunningham can tell you more…

Scholarship Applications
Applications 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.

NUC Wordle Bags
We purchased another set of 25 NUC Wordle Bags from a local screen printer.  They’re blue and have a large outside pocket and two small inside pockets. These bags look great and are very versatile.  Please see Lois in the church office if you’d like to purchase a bag.  They are $25 each.

*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.

Sunday School Teachers
Do your spiritual gifts include teaching? The Sunday School is in need of both regular classroom teachers for all age groups and special guests interested in sharing their spiritual practice with older children and teens. Volunteers commit in advance to only weeks that work for them and are supplied with lesson plans and materials. Contact Robin Murray at the office.

Window Memorial Plaques In memory of Elaine Balahura, Lesley Joan Kennedy and Lorne Owen Kennedy (Donna Strongman’s sister and brother), we have added their names to the Windows Memorial Plaque. If you would like to add a name in memory to the Windows Memorial Plaque, please speak to Donna or Lois in the office.

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 for Communion 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:

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 read Nelson 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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