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Worship Services

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 Sustaining". 
Scripture Reading: John 15: 1-17. 

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.  

Join this morning's Worship.

To read this morning's sermon, click here.

Theme for the upcoming week: 
November 15: “The Releasing” John 12: 23-26

 

Sunday Morning "Coffee Hour" 11am - Every Sunday

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

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 "Love one another, as I have Love you".

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.

Remembrance Day

Honouring those who never returned and for those who returned and were never the same again.

This year on November 11, there will be no public Remembrance Day ceremony in the District of North Vancouver due to the pandemic.

Find out how you can honour veterans this year

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

Upcoming Dates:  
November 17th, December 1st and 15th

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.  For more information or to join us, please email Anne Ellis.
 

Monday Meditation This Fall - Monday, December 7th at 7pm

Rev. Carla Wilks leads 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

Wild Church for Families

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

What is 'Wild Church'?   

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

When is the next date?

Join us Sunday, December 27 at 10:30am
Things could get a little bit wild...
This is not an 'indoor service' outside and they'll happen Rain or Shine!

Where do we meet?

Location will be provided with Registration Confirmation email.
Register Here

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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Wanting more United Church
connection & content? 

 

Pacific Mountain Regional Council

United Church of Canada Faith Communities and COVID-19

Broadview Magazine

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

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  - annemountseymour@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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