Friday, 8 April 2016

Parish Email: April 8, 2016

Here are some things you should know
Maintenance Meeting
Sunday April 10 after church
Interested in helping maintain the building?
All welcome!! No experience needed

Make sure you come to church this Sunday to welcome Ken Gray our new Dean!
As a person who has lived with Albinism since birth Ken experiences both challenges and opportunities. On the challenge side, he has difficulty recognizing folks, even those he has just met, out of context. So if you meet him at the grocery store it is very helpful to say “Hi, I’m Claire, your office administrator . . .” On the delight side you may enjoy his photography which can be viewed at 
His photographic motto is “We see what others miss.” Enjoy.


Did you pick up a bowl by mistake on Sunday?  Gywn Lamperson are missing a medium sized cut glass bowl with a scalloped edge. It is part of fruit bowl set and is missed. Can you take a look and if you have it bring it back to the office.

The Hands in the Dirt Gang will gather for the first time this season at 10:00 a.m.Thursday, April 14th.  St. Paul’s yard-share ministry is located in Chuck Kalnin’s backyard, 2390 Young Avenue in Brocklehurst.  All are welcome.  For more information, please contact Jo-Lynn Forbes (250-573-3430), Miriam Baskin (250-372-8827) or Chuck Kalnin (250-376-1940).


Friendship Friday.  April 15th. 10 A.M. in the Hall
Guest Speaker: City of Kamloops Safety and Crime Prevention Tips
All Welcome

Spring Cleanup – Save the date – April 23 will be the annual spring cleanup9:30am – bring your rubber gloves and a happy heart and let’s scrub scrub scrub 

Anglican Foundation Update

Invitation to Attend the Jewish Community of Kamloops Passover Seder Supper
The Jewish Community of Kamloops is inviting members and friends of (Kamloops United Church) to their Passover Seder Supper to be held on Saturday April 23 at 6:00 p.m.  This year’s Seder supper will also be a fundraiser for the J.U.M.P. program that assists marginalized people in Kamloops.  Adults - $35.  Youth 12-18 - $25. and Children under 12 – Free. For tickets and more information contact or call250-819-5100. 

Equip 2016
St. Paul’s is hosting Equip this year on May 27-29
Listening with the Ear of our Hearts: The Art of Engaged Leadership in the Parish
This year’s guest speaker will be the Bishop of New Westminster – The Rt Rev Melissa Skelton
Stay tuned for more information

Sorrento Centre Corner
What can you learn this year at Sorrento Centre?
The 2016 program guide is available on line now! Plan your summer accordingly!
Week 4
Monday August 1 to Saturday August 6

THE CLIMATE IS NOW: Climate Science and Christian Wellness
with Ken Gray and Geoff Strong 
Pope Francis, Anglican bishops, Naomi Klein and, increasingly, the shopkeeper, musician and indigenous elder all agree that more than ever we must prepare for a new world with a greatly changed climate.
We must do all we can to mitigate the effects of fossil fuel emissions and adapt our economic and environmental practices, right now!
In this two-tiered course we will develop and share answers to three questions: What in the world is going on? Why is it happening? What in the world can individuals do about it right now!
We will explore climate change and environmental justice from perspectives of both science and scripture as a prelude to action.
We will then share resources and strategies for speech and action in parishes, dioceses and communities. For this special symposium we aim to gather lay and clergy leaders, whether experienced or new, to climate justice advocacy and creation care.
Come prepared to learn, to laugh, to struggle, and to find hope in what will be a very special community.
Course fee: $260

For more information please click the link -

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