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
9:00 am – Admin Team Meeting in the Church Office
7:00 pm – Intentional Living Meeting in the Trinity Lounge
Tuesday, May 29th
8:30 am – Chair Yoga in the Church Hall
Wednesday, May 30th
Thursday, May 31st
7:00 pm – Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Sanctuary
Friday, June 1st
BC Conference meets in Penticton
Saturday, June 2nd
BC Conference continues
Sunday, June 3rd
Worship Leader, Leslie Windsor
9:45 am – Pre-worship singing in the Sanctuary
10:00 am – Worship in the Sanctuary. Scripture readings: 1 Samuel 3:1–10, (11–20); Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18; Deuteronomy 5:12–15; Psalm 81:1–10; 2 Corinthians 4:5–12; Mark 2:23—3:6
BC Conference continues.
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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,
a Quiet Play Centre in the front right-hand side of the sanctuary
and activity packages are available from the ushers.
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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David will be in the office May 28th to 30th and then attend BC Conference in Penticton. Following he will take leave until June 25th.Thank you to Leslie for being our Worship Leaders while David is away.
Thank You …
To all who helped to make the Spring Coffee Party a successful event.
To all who attended, all who brought baking and books, all who made delicious coffee cakes, and all who shopped again on Sunday.
To Mildred for taking money at the door,
To Roy, Charlotte, Carol and Linda for selling plants,
To Elisabeth for handling the jewelry sales,
To Leslie for selling free trade items.
To the women of the 56 Unit for looking after books,
To Jubilee Unit for efficiently serving the coffee cake and ice-cream,
To Caritas Unit for looking after the Bake Table and serving coffee and tea.
Special Thanks to Peter and Brian, Leah and Lynne for doing the set-up and
To all those who helped with taking everything down and helping with the clean-up and dispersal of left-overs on Sunday. The UCW realized a profit of $1,093.25.
Today’s Musicians: Jubilate Deo Hand Bell Choir
Thank you to director John Pengelly and bell ringers Jane Hughes, Mona Smith, Janet Boyd, Natasha Kraus, Wendy Bareham, Wendy Konkin, Verle Miller, Kathryn Shold, Lorie Buss, and Shari-Lynn Longson for blessing worship today with their beautiful music.
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.
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 HaroldHorsfall’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:www.campkoolaree.caor 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.
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.
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: www.giftswithvision.ca
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 185 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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