Monday, 7 September 2015

Parish Update: September 4, 2015

Hello St. Paul’s Family 
Here are a few things you may need to know.

Welcome to The Rev Canon David Sinclair!
His first Sunday is September 13!
The Dean’s office has a new email! Want to get a hold of Rev Sandra or David and don’t want to go through the office? You can now email them at the following address

Deadline for The CircularWednesday, September 16th; the theme is ‘doorways’.

Welcome back”Sundae” Sunday, Sept. 20 after the 10 AM service.  It will be a finger food pot luck luncheon (sandwiches, veggie trays, fruit, appies etc). Miriam Baskin (250-372-8827   is going to co-ordinate the food and would like to know who will be bringing sandwiches and what the filling will be. If you can help her in the kitchen please let her know.  Roger Parkes – Parish Life and Fellowship committee

You will recognize Leann from the Lenten Lecture Series!
A Walk Across Spain: On Friday, September 18th, at 6:30 pm, Mount Paul United Church will host a fundraising dinner of traditional Spanish foods, after which Rev LeAnn Blackert will share stories and photos from her recent pilgrimage on the Via de la Plata and Camino Frances. Tickets for this event are $35 (with a $25 tax receipt). For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Mount Paul United Church at 250-376-2261 or LeAnn at250-851-1984 or

Giving Day at the Bay is a national campaign that honours volunteering and donating in communities across Canada.  Each year, the Bay chooses ONE major partner.  Other charitable agencies join in the campaign. Last year, the Bay donated over $50,000 to Breast Cancer research as a result of Giving Day.

This year, the Bay's major partner is Boys and Girls Club of Canada.  Besides Kamloops Boys and Girls Club (who St Paul's donated to in May 2015 as part of the Outreach Focus), seven other agencies in Kamloops have signed on to be a part of Giving Day - SPCA, Kamloops Immigrant Services, Big Brother Big Sister, Juvenile Diabetes, RIH Sun Fund, Kappa Beta Gamma Sorority and Kamloops Hospice Society.. 

If you want to be a part of Giving Day:
1) Go to the office of the agency of your choice. Ie the Boys and Girls Club
2) Purchase a $5 ticket.  Your $5 stays with the agency as your donation to them.
3) Take your ticket to the Bay on September 17 to receive savings on your purchases. Some restrictions may apply.

Giving Day happens on different days in different cities. At the end of the campaign, the Bay donates a portion of ticket-purchases to the major partner

Friendship Friday
Friday...September 18th...... 10 a.m.
"Summer sharing”. And an organ recital by Gail. ALL welcome!
Coffee/tea/refreshments ready before and after recital.

Anglican Foundation update:

Recent grants to APCI
AFC awarded two grants to churches within APCI at its May Board Meetings. St. Luke’s Alexis Creek received a $5,000 grant to replace the shingles on their church roof. St. Alban’s Ashcroft received a $10,000 grant for renovations to their rectory.

College Bear for back to school

Order a College Bear for that special someone heading to college or university this fall. Your College Bear will have a scarf in school colours!
(I think this is so cute and would have LOVED one when I went to school!)

Climbing out of the Valley…
Discovering Life after Loss – a six week journey exploring the challenges and gifts of grief
Climbing Out of the Valley – Discovering Life After Loss This series is a six week journey exploring the challenges and gifts of grief. This holistic healing opportunity is open to anyone working through loss in their life. Together we will explore: dimensions and emotions of grief; care of self; how to negotiate special days…and much more.

Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. – September 23-October 28, 2015

Hosted by Kamloops United Church (KUC) – 421 St. Paul Street, Kamloops, B.C. Facilitated by Mary Widmer (C&C Resources for Life) and Bruce Comrie.

Register by September 16, 2015: by calling Kamloops United Church: (250) 372-3020, by email: or .      
Suggested donation: $90.00

Photos depicting who, what, where or how you are/have been inspired in faith and hope on your journey through this year of change at St. Paul’s.
  • Entry is open to all of God’s people.
  • Entries are to be submitted by the photographer
  • Entries are to have been taken within the current year – 2015.
  • Entries are limited to four (4) per person.
  • Please include your name, phone number on the back of the photo.
  •  A title and/or comments as to why the entry depicts FOOD FOR THE JOURNEY are encouraged.
  • Please indicate if you wish your photographs returned.
  • First, second and third place will be acknowledged with a certificate.
  • Two “Honourable Mentions” not already placed in top 3 will also be acknowledged with a certificate.
  • All acknowledged photographs will appear in St. Paul’s Circular.
  • All photographs will be displayed in the cathedral
  •  4 x 6 prints may be dropped off at 360 Nicola Street.
  •  Prints may be sent by email (jpeg) to:


Summer cleaning? Save your garage sale treasures for the fundraising committee!
There will be a garage sale on September 26 and we need your gently used stuff!
(no large furniture please)

Fund Raising 2015 Committee
 (Elaine Parkes, Jim Edwards, Duncan Macrae, Jim & Diane Freathy)

When the chapel refurbishment and sound system projects were done, the money to pay for them was borrowed from the St. Paul’s trust funds on the understanding that these funds would be replaced.  Administration and Finance has tasked this committee to raise $50,000 to cover the costs of these projects as well as supplementing the sound system with a “hard of hearing” component.  The committee has met and planned the following events for the fall:

          Sept 13th Campaign kick-off

Sept 26th (Saturday) Garage Sale/Flea Market – in St. Paul’s parish hall from 9 am – 2 pm. Please start collecting treasures you no longer need and maybe someone else could use. (Please no clothing - it can be taken to the Thrift Shop.)  Collect them in a box and store them at home.  We will advise you in the fall as to when they are to be brought to the church.  It will be a time to share treasures with each other, visit and raise some money for the church.

          Oct 18th – Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction.  Sunday at 5 pm.  More details to follow.

Would you like to help with one of these events?  If so please contact Elaine Parkes at 250-374-2316 or

BCYAYM conference coming to St. Paul's October 9-12.  Kitchen helpers are still needed Saturday & Sunday.  Contact Joy Gothard 250-372-5594.

WE NEED BAKING!!      Muffins, squares and cookies   

The Anglican Journal is online!
Go to this link to see the September issue

“What can YOU learn at Sorrento Centre?”
You don’t have to stop learning just because the summer is over. Check out the following fun fall program.

October 5-9
Exploring the Natural world
With Catherine Nicholls

Using the natural world as our source of inspiration we will experiment on fabric to re-create and interpret nature’s wide range of textures and colours.
We will explore the use of ink, paint, dye painting and discharge in a variety of techniques creating samples and generating ideas.
Students will then be guided through the process of developing their own original composition, pattern and fibre art masterpiece.

CATHERINE NICHOLLS is a painter, writer, teacher and quilt maker. Her work is developed through drawing, painting and mixed media in sketchbooks and when working with textile involves discharge, dyeing, drawing, painting and printing- along with more traditional techniques. The textile pieces are then densely quilted either by hand or machine and often both.
Catherine is a qualified City and Guilds tutor at Diploma level in Patchwork and Quilting and Creative Sketchbooks. Her textile work travels internationally and she is a published author. She is thrilled to endorse Mettler threads.

Registration: Course Fee: $584.90 includes instruction, meals Monday supper through Friday breakfast, and accommodation based on double occupancy.
Course Only: $300.00 includes instruction, snacks and tax.
This course begins with a Trunk Show on Monday night and course instruction from 9:30am-5:30pm from Tuesday to Thursday.

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