May 31, 2020

~ Nurturing Spirit
~ Being Community
~ Living Generously

Rev. Nancy has been offering a mid-week reflection to help us explore the deeper spiritual issues being called forth from us as we move through this global pandemic.  This week’s reflection is based on Genesis 12:1-9

Click here (or on the image below) to view this week’s reflection:

This Sunday is Pentecost!  Red is the color of Pentecost and the colour of hearts. You may want to dress in red or add something red to your worship space for this special day, a colour that represents the fire of the Spirit that came to the early church on Pentecost. Younger members of the family can also be ready for the Acts scripture reading with crepe paper or fabric strips as “tongues of fire.”  We look forward to welcoming you to our online worship.

The scripture reading for Sunday morning is Acts 2:1-21

On Sunday morning you will receive an e-mail with a link to the video with the worship service that Rev. Nancy and Rev. Carla will be recording.  We are grateful to have our music minister, Julian Pattison for music accompaniment as well as Marcus Mosely offering music. 

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.  Perhaps place a special object nearby, grab a cup of tea or something else that might make your surroundings feel sacred.

During this Easter series, if you have a small stone or rock for your worship space, there will be an invitation during the prayers to use this stone.

Covid-19 Survey 

The BC Centre for Disease Control is asking British Columbians to fill out this survey.  It will take 10 to 15 minutes.  Yesterday in her briefing Dr. Bonnie Henry encouraged seniors to take the survey, because they had not received as many responses from seniors.

Here is the link to the survey:
For help completing the survey by phone, please call 1-833-707-1900, seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday Morning “Coffee Hour” 11am – Sunday May 31
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.  You can join by phoning in to this phone number 778 907 2071 and then entering the meeting ID 
895 4498 4147 followed by the # sign. You may have to also enter a  Password: 702111.  You can also join with video from your computer (with webcam), smartphone, iPad or tablet by clicking on this link

Meeting ID: 895 4498 4147 Password: 702111

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: 895 4498 4147
Password: 702111

If you have any trouble or need some help before Sunday morning, please contact Rev Carla 604 340 4009
If you have trouble on Sunday morning, please call Brenda Fawkes at (604) 790-4465

Meditation Monday Night at 7pm, June 8 via Zoom
We are meeting via Zoom video/phone meeting for meditation every two weeks on Monday nights at 7pm.
Our next meditation evenings are June 8 and 22

You can phone in using your land line or cell phone.  Call: 778 907 2071.  If you phone in, you will need to key in the Meeting ID# which is 222 558 978 followed by the # sign.


You can use your computer (with webcam) or other device (cellphone/ iPad/ tablet) if you want to connect via video.  Others may also see you in a small picture across the top of their screens.

If you haven’t used Zoom before, you will need to download either the App (on your cell phone or I Pad) or Zoom software (on your computer)  If you click on the link below, you can then follow the instructions for what you need to download.

Time: Monday, May 25 2020 07:00 PM
To join the Meditation Zoom Meeting, click on this link.
Meeting ID: 222 558 978
To phone in, dial
+1 778 907 2071 Canada
Meeting ID: 222 558 978

If you have any trouble or need some help before Monday, please contact Rev Carla 604 340 4009

If you would like to be added to the Meditation mailing list, please send an email to Sharon at

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 at our last Council meeting to continue paying all staff at this time even though this pandemic is affecting our regular activities.  As the Thrift Shop is closed, we do not have the weekly income from the weekly sales, so please continue to send your offering if possible, as a cheque in the mail, or via e-transfer to or via the donate button on our website.  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
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.

Phone Tree
We have set up a phone tree.  If you have not received a phone call from someone at the church and would like to, please email Rev Nancy <> or Rev Carla <>

Pastoral Call
If you would like a pastoral call from Carla or Nancy, please let us know via phone or email. 

Children and Youth Activities 
If you have not received Anne’s Newsletter with upcoming activities and resources for children and youth, please contact Anne at 

Thrift Shop “Tea Time”
Thrift Shop Volunteers – don’t forget Tea Time via Zoom meeting on Thursdays at 11am. Find the link in the prior email from Carla.  

Live-Stream Worship Sunday Morning
Highlands United and St Andrew’s Wesley United are doing a live-stream worship together each Sunday morning at 10am.  You can join in here: Highlands Online 

We are Happy to Hear from You!

Rev. Nancy Talbot – Lead Minister –   604-929-4114

Rev. Carla Wilks – Associate Minister –   604-340-4009

Anne Ellis – Children and Families Minister  –

Cindy Nelms – Office Administrator  –   604-929-1336

Alexis Doss – Thrift Shop Manager –  604-339-4399





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