Serving Today: Next Week – Oct30th
|Greeters:||Eleanor Haddow & Isabel Barrie||Leroy & Ruth Nigh|
|Coffee:||Marg & George Serviss||Nancy & Gary Hantke|
|Counters:||Gary Weerts & Louise McAree||Trevor Fowler & Elsie Nicholson|
|Media||Ha-Won Kim||James Zhang|
|Eleanor Mills & Elizabeth Szamoskozi
Children Aged 3 – 12 are invited to join our KidBlast program held downstairs after the “Children’s Time”
Our Nursery is located in the downstairs Hall.
Operation Christmas Child: A big thank-you to all who have already picked up shoeboxes. There are now extra shoeboxes and envelopes available. If you wish to make a donation only, it can be made either by using envelopes or by credit card and going online to SamaritansPurse.ca. Collection date for our congregation will be Nov. 13. If you miss this, National Collection runs Nov. 14 – 20. Please see the poster for the map showing where the boxes will be going this year and on how to pack your shoebox. For more information please see Debbie Margueratt.
On behalf of Eleanor Mills, she would like to say a heartfelt ‘Thank-you’ to everyone that were able to donate to the homeless teens! Your generosity into these young ladies has gone further then you may think. And also, thank-you Eleanor for heading this up!
Please be aware that Session has approved a Remembrance Service, Sunday Nov 06 at 0945 with the regular service following at 1000 hrs.
Next Session meeting will be held on Friday October 28 @5:30pm.
VST Faculty Dialogue Free Public Event!
On Wednesday November 9, 1-2 pm at the Chapel of the Epiphany located at 6030 Chancellor Boulevard and is a part of the Vancouver School of Theology, adjacent to the UBC. Panelists include Rev. Dr. Richard Toppings, Dr. Sallie McFague, Rev. Raymond C. Aldred, and Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan. Discussion will be ‘What kind of Theist are you?
The Brentwood Concert Series There will be a series of three nights of small ensembles that will be held at The Sanctuary in Brentwood 1600 Delta Avenue Burnaby (held by the Brentwood Presbyterian Church). These ensembles are available through subscription only for $100.00. Please see the back board for more info. Or you can go online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2520336.
THE HUB what is the Hub? It is a community that encourages to serve God in your daily life. It is an online space for women to share their daily lives! It is a place to create relationships with women who identify themselves as Presbyterian. Please check the link out online at www.womensHUB.ca or see the backboard for poster.
Rooted in Love Come join us for another weekend filled with opportunities to learn, meet, worship, share, and praise. We guarantee, you will experience many moments to take away with you, moments that will hopefully last a lifetime!
Next year’s date is on May 19-22, 2017 for the National Presbyterian Women’s Gathering., held at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill Ontario. Registration fees are $375.00 before Nov 30th and $475.00 after Nov 30, 2016, so if you plan on going, do register asap. You can go online womensgathering.ca or please see bulletin board downstairs for more information.
Assisted Suicide? What are your thoughts? On Sunday October 30th Dr. Margaret Cottle Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Medical School who has been caring for patients at the end of life for more than 27 years and has spoken on the topic in Canada, Mexico, Europe and the US Will be at Willoughby Church located at 20525 72nd Avenue Langley This is a free event, no registration required. Please come out to hear Dr. Cottle speak and answer your questions on this important topic.
Do you know a woman in the PCC who is making a significant difference in the life of your church or community? A nomination form must be completed by a court or organization of the PCC and received by November 30th.
PCC MISSION MOMENTS:
Nurturing generous giving
The PCC’s Stewards by Design conference helps congregations discover how to nurture generous giving and expand their ministry as they explore how stewardship is a spiritual matter concerned with all aspects of life. The Rev. Tim Archibald participated in the 2016 conference with a team from Kings Church in New Minas, NS. He shares, “The content has been most helpful and has been finding immediate application in our ministry here at Kings Church. Our team is most grateful for all of the time, effort and attention to detail that was offered—God has used it all for great good. We feel very encouraged.”
Presbyterians Sharing equips congregations
Hurricane Matthew has struck Haiti leaving devastation in its wake. With the death toll topping 1,000 and entire communities destroyed, the United Nations estimates that 1.4 million people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. PWS&D will be responding through our local partners and the ACT Alliance. Immediate assistance in the form of food, emergency non-food items, shelter, and water and sanitation services will be provided by the ACT Alliance in Haiti. Affected communities in Cuba and the Dominican Republic are also receiving assistance through the ACT Alliance. We will update as soon as more information is available. In the meantime, we are welcoming donations in support of communities affected by Hurricane Matthew. To contribute to relief efforts, you can make a donation to PWS&D through your church, by mailing a cheque to the office, donating online or calling 1-800-619-7301 x291. Please mark all donations “Hurricane Matthew.” Please give today. Please continue praying with us for all of the people and communities directly affected by Hurricane Matthew.