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This week we continue with our series “The Future with Hope.”  We are reflecting on the progression of living things to help us focus on our growth as people of hope. In a time when hope is so desperately needed by so many, we remind ourselves that not everything in life is a “quick fix.”  It takes patience to wait for and create the future we desire.

Today's service was recorded by Rev. Nancy and Rev. Carla with music provided by Julian Pattison.


Rev. Nancy will be reflecting on "The Remembering". 
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5: 1-12 
A celebration of All Saints Day with Communion. 


Click on this link or the image above to join in worship by viewing the video:  
Join this morning's Worship.

Click here for the text of the sermon: View sermon text.


Sunday Morning "Coffee Hour" 11am - Every Sunday
Join this week's Coffee Hour Here
Passcode: 080786
Meeting ID: 979 1237 6327


Themes for the coming weeks include: 
November 8: “The Sustaining” John 15: 1-17
November 15: “The Releasing” John 12: 23-26


We invite you to prepare a worship space in your home.  You could place a candle, and light it at the same time that we do during the service.  


 

Youth and Children

Every week join Anne Ellis for a Youth and Children Gathering video. 
We'll share a story, a prayer, a craft or activity. 

This week's theme is "Day of the Dead".


Watch the video here or by clicking on the image above.

And if Sunday doesn't work for you, watch it when it's convenient for you and your family.  

Sign up Here for the Mt. Seymour United Church Youth and Children's Community Newsletter to follow the latest activities and upcoming events.
 



 

Monday Meditation This Fall - Monday, November 2 at 7pm

Rev. Carla Wilks will be leading a monthly meditation session on the first Monday of each month at 7pm.  Contact Carla to be added to the email list for meditation.

Join Monday Meditation Here
Passcode: 041423
Meeting ID: 920 1845 1431

Meet our friendly welcoming team for Sunday morning worship.  

They really are smiling under those masks!
Note the truly Canadian measuring sticks used by our
ushers to keep everyone at a safe distance.

 

Sunday November 8th at 10:00 am.


After a successful first attempt at bringing people into the sanctuary to worship
together with our recorded service, the Council has decided to offer the opportunity again
on Sunday, November 8th at 10 am.  


SIGN UP HERE.

When you come to worship there will be numerous safety protocols in place.  Those who attend will need to sanitize their hands and confirm they have no symptoms of Covid 19 on arrival.  

Masks will be mandatory.

Everyone will be ushered to their seat and asked to remain seated throughout the service.
Physical distancing will be maintained and there will be no paper bulletins distributed
or passing of offering plates.  

We request that everyone arrive 15 minutes before the start of the service and there will be no more than 50 people in total allowed in the sanctuary at once.  
 
Comments following our last “watch party” were very favourable.  People said they felt safe and despite the strangeness of having worship led from a recording rather than live, we were able to create a sense of community and togetherness.  


 

We hope you will join us.

Wild Church

An outdoor intergenerational, interactive worship experience, providing connection and engagement with Community, God, and Faith.


 

What is 'Wild Church for Families'?   

Wild Church is: interactive, faith-filled, tactile, movement focused,
events with activities like walks, hikes, scavenger hunts,
nature exploration, and play.


Join us Sunday, November 29th @ 10:30 AM
Location will be provided with Registration Confirmation


REGISTER HERE 

Things could get a little bit wild...
This is not an 'indoor service' outside and they'll happen Rain or Shine!

Mark your Calendars with the next Wild Church date: 

Sunday, December 27th


Special Offering for First United Church 


Usually at this time at Mount Seymour we would be celebrating World Food Day, with the Mission and Outreach Team collecting food and funds to support those living in the Downtown Eastside who are supported by programs through First United. 

The funds are still required to keep their programming going - providing meals and other basic needs that many of us take for granted.  This week we invite you, if you are able, to add some funds to your church offering to be designated for First United. 

You can do this in all the usual ways - by dropping your offering envelope by the church (and marking an amount for First), or by sending an e-transfer to
mtsuc@shaw.ca and indicating the amount for First and the amount for your regular offering, or dropping by the office with cash or a cheque. 

Please make cheques payable to Mount Seymour United as you normally would, and indicate on the memo line the amount that is for First United.  Thank you for your support of this very important ministry that we participate in.
 


Items Needed at First United
First United Church is also currently in need of toques, scarves, gloves (not mittens), rain ponchos, men's and women's underwear in all sizes and large bottles of shampoo. 

If you have any of these items to donate, please drop them by the church.  We will have a box at the church to collect these items, and then a volunteer will deliver them to First.  We will still be having our Giving Tree during Advent, but these are needs that they have right now as our weather starts to turn. 



 

 

Living Room - A Spiritually Based Mental Health Peer Support Circle

Living Room is a drop-in support group for people living with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders. We are a confidential peer-support group who gather to receive and give support by sharing our painful and joyous experiences with each other. We pray together and help each other remember that we are not alone.

Living Room meetings will be via Zoom the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month

DATES:

Nov 3, 17 

Dec 1, 15 

Please contact Anne Ellis for more information at annerell@gmail.com

Use the Thrift Shop front door entrance  

Customers are required to wear a mask in the shop, practice physical distancing
while shopping and use hand sanitizer upon entry.


NO PUBLIC WASHROOMS, No jewelry sales

 


 

THRIFT SHOP DONATIONS

Please check the Thrift Shop FACEBOOK page to see if the sheds are closed
for the day (already full) before bringing your donations.


DONATIONS BINS ARE CLOSED ON WEEKENDS.

Please make sure that your donations are in closed bags or closed containers.



Sunday Morning "Coffee Hour" 11am - Every Sunday 

Each Sunday at our regular coffee time we gather for a "virtual coffee hour" via Zoom video/phone.  We encourage you to try it out, either by calling in or joining via video with your computer/iPad/smartphone as we gather again this Sunday.  We gather for a check in – how we are doing, and then we usually answer a question that is often related to the theme of worship.

You can join by phoning in to this phone number 778 907 2071 and then entering the meeting ID: 979 1237 6327 followed by the # sign. You may have to also enter a  Password: 080786.  You can also join with video from your computer (with webcam), smartphone, iPad or tablet by clicking on the following link.


Join this week's Coffee Hour Here
Passcode: 080786
Meeting ID: 979 1237 6327

 
When you click on that link, you will be instructed to download an app on your phone or iPad, or some software on your computer (if you haven't used Zoom before). 
If you phone in to the phone number and you can't get through, there are several other numbers you can try - just make sure you enter the same Meeting ID once you connect (see below).
587 328 1099 Canada
647 374 4685 Canada
647 558 0588 Canada
438 809 7799 Canada

Meeting ID: 979 1237 6327 
Password: 080786


If you have any trouble or need some help, please contact Rev Carla 604 340 4009 or wilkscarla@gmail.com.



Making Your Offering

Our expenses continue even while programming and worship services can no longer be in-person as before.  For a video message from Ward Branch, a member of our Finance Team, please click the above picture or here

Our church Council made the decision in March to continue paying all staff at this time even though this pandemic is affecting our regular activities.  As the Thrift Shop is having to adapt its policies to the reality of Covid, we do not have the same weekly income from sales, so please continue to send your offering if possible in the following ways:

As always, we thank those of you who make your offerings to the church through Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR).  If you are able to increase your PAR givings during this time, you can e-mail Fay Butterfield at fbutterfield@shaw.ca

Changes to your existing PAR can be emailed to Fay, but if you would like to start donating by PAR, you need to print this form and fill it out. Be sure to indicate that it is for Mount Seymour United Church in North Vancouver, BC.  Please mail it directly to the PAR Administrator at the National Church office. 

Her address is:  
Rose Cambourne
The United Church of Canada
8 Switzer Street
New Lowell, ON 
L0M 1N0

Thank you for continuing to support Mount Seymour United Church during these challenging days.  

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Pal Net Pacific, an accountable network of the PMRC, requests your signature on a petition to the Canadian government to stop the arrest and illegal detention of Palestinian children. Click here for more information on the campaign and a link to sign the petition.

PMRC and COVID-19 Current Information Here


Wanting more United Church connection and content? 

 
Pacific Mountain Regional Council

United Church of Canada Faith Communities and COVID-19

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E-ssentials United Church of Canada Newsletter

United Church of Canada e-Newsletters 
including Notes from Nora, Living Into Right Relations, United Action for Justice, and more

We are Happy to Hear from You!
 

Rev. Nancy Talbot - Lead Minister -  nancytalbot@shaw.ca   604-929-4114

Rev. Carla Wilks - Associate Minister -  wilkscarla@gmail.com   604-340-4009

Anne Ellis - Children and Families Minister  - annerell@gmail.com

Jenn Farrell - Office Administrator - mtsuc@shaw.ca   604-929-1336

Alexis Doss - Thrift Shop Manager - mtseymourthriftshop@gmail.com  604-339-4399

 

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