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News and Notes
See the article in the James Bay Beacon about James Bay United Church and Rev. Karen Dickey
BIBLE STUDY will continue through July Wednesdays, at 2 pm in Schroeder Hall. Scripture reference for June 27: Mark 5: 21-43.
We now have a Facebook page. Check us out at James Bay United Church and join the group.
WE WARMLY WELCOME Judy Vestrup, our worship leader for July 1st and 8th.
STAFF NOTES: KAREN IS AWAY on Study Leave and vacation, returning August 8. Rev. Alana Menu has agreed to be on call for pastoral emergencies from June 25 - July 8 and July 14-29; home phone: 250-656-0138, office: 250-384-6124. Another contact person for emergencies from July 9-13 and July 30-August 6 will be announced once arrangements have been finalized.
THE WORSHIP TEAM has decided to provide gluten free bread for all at our communion celebrations. We would like to know if there are other ingredients we should be aware of that prevent you from eating the bread. Please speak to Cheryl Macpherson (chair), or call the church office. Leave your name and contact info so we can be in touch to clarify details.
FROM THE LIFELONG LEARNING TEAM: thank you to the 5 people who volunteered last Sunday to help be Grant's "second set of hands" during the Sunday School time with the children next September. We'll contact you closer to the time to be more specific about your involvement. There's room for at least 3 more volunteers to complete the 2-month rotation...please consider joining this important ministry.
THANKS to our Choir Director, Daniel Brandes and to members of our Choir, who have given so much time all year long in providing us with inspiring music. The Choir now takes a break until September.
Flowers are always welcomed in our Sanctuary whether to specifically remember loved ones or just to beautify our place of worship. There is a calendar in the reception office where you can sign for your desired date.
Beginning Sunday, June 3rd, there will be a HAMPER AVAILABLE EVERY SUNDAY TO RECEIVE FOOD ITEMS. The number of people who visit on Tuesday mornings in need of food has increased greatly and we ask for your help in providing a way for us to attend to this need. Items will be distributed through our Tuesday Morning Outreach and The Community Project.
We are hoping to update our records with regard to EMAIL ADDRESSES AND BIRTH DATES. If you would like to share this information with us please indicate on the information cards that you will find in the pews and place on the offering plates.
KAREN REFERRED TO BC CONFERENCE THEME SPEAKER, ALANNA MITCHELL You can listen to the theme addresses on the BC Conference website, www.bc.united-church.ca available on the front page.
OUR PLACE SOCIETY offers a new way to help those less fortunate in Greater Victoria. You can donate your Shopper’s Optimum Points today and help Our Place purchase necessary provisions for the people we serve. This may be done through the OPS website (www.ourplacesociety.com) Click on to Donate. This will take you to the Optimum Points website where you can make a donation. Complete the form to log in, choose Our Place Society from the list of charities and enter the number of points you would like to donate. If you have any questions or require assistance with this, please contact Tracy at 250-388-7112 ext 259 or at www.shoppersdrugmart.ca/donate. We are also in need of the following toiletries: Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, q-tips and polysporin. Any and all of these items can be brought to the church and delivered from there to Our Place.
SUPPORTING CHRIS MILLAN Along with prayer, we can continue to offer support to Chris (the young man in our neighbourhood facing surgery this summer for cancer of the bone) with cards, letters, money for medical expenses not covered by our medical plan. A special account for Chris has been set up at the Bank of Montreal, 230 Menzies St. V8V 2G7. Same address for cards.
Straight from the Kathaumixw International Choral in Powell River, THREE INTERNATIONAL CHOIRS will be appearing in concert at First Metropolitan United Church, Quadra at Balmoral, on July 11, 2012 at 7:30 pm. The choirs performing are: Los Cantantes del Lago from Mexico, The Collegium Symphonic Chorus from Australia and the Kenyan Boys Choir. The latter leapt into prominence when they performed at the Barack Obama Inauguration in 2008. Tickets $15, $10 unwaged, $30 per family online at www.firstmetvictoria.com, at Ivy’s Books, Long & McQuade, at the First Metropolitan church office or at the door.
We have received a REQUEST from a lady at Beckley Farm Lodge FOR 2 NIGHTS’ LODGING for her sister who is visiting from New Westminster in August. Please call the church office if you have a room to offer. Exact dates to be determined.