Friday, 18 December 2015

Parish Email: December 18, 2015

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

Christmas Services
Thursday December 24 – Christmas eve services
4pm Family Service with Eucharist
7pm Holy Eucharist
10pm Holy Eucharist
Friday December 25 – Christmas Day Service
10am Holy Eucharist
Sunday December 27
8am Holy Communion
10am Lessons and Carols

2016 Envelopes – they will be ready for pick up Sunday at the back of the church. Please pick them up at your convenience.  To avoid any confusion please do NOT start using them until January 1, 2016

Annual Christmas Parish Potluck lunch - after the 10 am service onSunday, December 20. It would be wonderful if people could bring their shareable items as a salad, entree and/or dessert - anyone that would be available to help set up before the service, to help serve and to help clean up after the lunch, their help would be much appreciated.  Please contact Rose Roy at or leave a message at 250-573-5485.

PWRDF and Syrian refugees: December 31 is the deadline to have matching funds from the federal government for this project.  One way is to visit and click on 'donate', then 'donate now' and leave a message to direct your contribution.

Youth Group Advent Party
Join us on Saturday, December 19th at the Cathedral for a Youth Group Advent Party!!
Drop off at 6pm and pick up at 9:30pm (you can also be picked up earlier if needed!)
Friends are welcome!

- There will be dinner (let me know if you're coming, please!!)
- Crafts, game and activity stations (you choose what you want to do!)
- Maybe a Christmas movie showing on the projector with popcorn
An evening of gathering together!

And anyone who is interested in helping with the pageant on Christmas Eve: we'll do a quick walk through!!

RSVP to Melissa by the morning of Saturday, December 19th.

Christmas Eve Pageant
Our children and teen Sunday School classes will be participating and sharing the Christmas Story at the 4pm Family Pageant and Eucharist Service at the Cathedral on December 24th.

There is a part and a costume for everyone!! On Sunday, December 20th we'll start putting costumes aside and choosing parts. Our teens and young adults will work on the logistics on Saturday, December 19th as part of our Advent Gathering. We ask that all participants please plan to be at the Cathedral by 3:30pm on Christmas Eve to get costumed up and ready for the sharing of this ancient story.

If there are any teens or young adults who are interested in helping please let Melissa know! And if there are any parents who can help with costume organization on Christmas Eve, who can come early, let Melissa know!

Young Families Gathering
We've postponed the December 18th Young Families Gathering but invite you to mark on your calendars an Epiphany gathering!!

Star of Wonder: Epiphany Gathering
A gathering for families with children and youth at home
Friday, January 8, 2016
5:30pm at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the Hall

Families of St. Paul’s who have children or teens living at home are invited to join us for a meal during this season of Epiphany and an evening of crafts and activities. We will have different intergenerational based stations for everyone to choose from and will share in an evening joining with the wise ones in greeting baby Jesus and sharing the love and joy of Jesus in the world!

Friends are welcome!

Children must be accompanied by adults and adults must be accompanied by children!
Please RSVP to Melissa by Wednesday, January 6, 2016.


The Journey Toward an Undivided Life:
A Winter Courage & Renewal® Workshop
January 15-16, 2016     Dan Hines, Facilitator

We live in ever changing and challenging times.  As a result we are often caught in change and flux: living life in unexpected ways. We can become disconnected from the passion that once fed us in our roles and responsibilities.  We may be searching for our next step in life.  We begin to scan our inner landscapes for clues. We travel further on our journey toward an undivided life.  You are invited to slow down, listen and reflect. Anyone desiring to explore solitude in community is welcome.  This workshop is an opportunity to renew and reconnect with the inner passion, courage and sense of purpose that gives meaning to your work and life in the world.

In these circles and with the help of conversation, creative process, stories and poetry, we will support one another re-discover the inner wisdom that guides and sustains us.  Circles of Trust® experiences are facilitated in various countries and settings: the circles include those who are serving in business, education, non-profits, health care, faith communities, and other organizations in service to others.  The workshop is based on the learning of the activist, social thinker, and writer Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. 

Program begins at St. Paul's Cathedral, 360 Nicola St. Kamloops, BC on Friday, January 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm. It continues the next day Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.  Program includes lunch on Saturday.

*Cost is recommended donation of $75 which includes workshop guide, Sat. lunch and program.  You can register and use credit card, or you can indicate 'check' on payment options and pay on Friday when the workshop starts.

                             Dan Hines is Courage & Renewal® Facilitator mentored by
                             Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. 
                             He is a coach and leadership consultant for business,

                             educational, and religious organizations. 

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