E-News June 13, 2019


Nurturing Spirit
Being Community
Living Generously

This Sunday, June 16 at 10am – Gospel Choir Sunday. Scripture: John 16:12-15
Join us this Sunday, June 16 at 10am for Gospel Choir Sunday. Marcus Mosely and Dominique Hogan will lead the community Gospel Choir. Scripture: John 16:12-15.

A Note of Thanks from Rev. Carla


To my Mount Seymour Church Family,
Words are not sufficient to express my gratitude for the outpouring of love and support and shared excitement that I felt surrounding the occasion of my ordination.  I will always treasure the notes of blessing I received, the cards, the words of encouragement and congratulations – and the beautiful purple stole – I will wear it during Lent with much love and gratitude for this community.  Thank you to all of you who celebrated with me, both in Langley and watching the livestream video at the church.  I thank God for leading me to you in November 2017 and thank you for the privilege to continue to serve as one of your ministers.
With thanks,
Rev. Carla 

Neighbourhood B.B.Q. – Thanks!
Thank you to all who volunteered their time to make our Neighbourhood B.B.Q. on Sunday a great success!
We also thank our good neighbours at the Atrium for lending us their B.B.Q. and for joining the fun.


MTSUC Thrift Shop –  Open TODAY 
Open Thursdays: 11am to 8pm. Outdoor sales open at 10:30am.
Open the first Saturday of each month: noon to 4pm – upcoming date: July 6
Enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or juice and a cookie for $1 at our Tea Shoppe Caf
é. 
Donations are gratefully accepted every day except Sundays. Please drop donations in the shed east of the Thrift Shop. 
We accept cash only.
Thrift Shop Phone Number:  604-339-4399

Community Gospel Choir –  TONIGHT! Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm
Join us for our last Gospel Choir Sunday until the fall. All voices are welcome, no experience needed.
Rehearsals are on Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm, and 9am on June 16 before Gospel Choir Sunday.

Email Dominique Hogan to be added to the mailing list dominique@dominiquehogan.com

Christmas in June – Food Drive for Downtown Eastside First United Church
During the month of June, we are collecting food donations for the Downtown Eastside First United Church.
Please drop off donations either on Sunday, or at the administration office Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm.

Men’s Breakfast – Join us Saturday, June 15 at 8am
Men’s Breakfast meets at 8am Saturdays in the Café to enjoy a big hearty breakfast and fellowship. Newcomers are welcome to drop in.
Call Alan Furniss at  604-929-4585 for more information. 
Upcoming dates:  (will resume in September)

Meditation – Monday, June 17 at 7:00pm  (*Note: Date and Time Change)
Through silent and guided meditations, we encourage the development of mindful awareness of our own thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Starting in July, meditation will be on the second Monday of the month.
Upcoming dates: July 8, August 12, September 9

Death Café – Final Session -Tuesday, June 18 at 7pm
If you have attended a Death Café in the past, we invite you to participate in our final session on June 18.
A Death Café is a get-together and a conversation about life and death. It is not a lecture nor a grief support group, though grief may be expressed and shared. All mortals are welcome at this free event. 


Living Room –  Thursday, June 20 at 7pm 
Living Room is a drop-in support group for people living with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders. Meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm.
Upcoming meetings:  July 9, July 23, August 6, August 20

**Meetings changed to the 2nd and 4th Tuesday starting July 9**

Women’s Breakfast – Join us Saturday, June 22 at 9am 
Women’s Breakfast is at 9am. We have a light healthy breakfast and just chat for an hour.
Newcomers are most welcome to just turn up. 
For more information and July and August locations, please call Mardi Joughin at 604-929-4680


Practising – The Work – Monday, June 24 at 7:00pm  (*Note: Time Change)
Those with previous experience in The Work of Byron Katie may participate in this peer-led practice group.
Upcoming dates: July 29, August 26

Board Game Night! – Friday, June 28 at 7pm
Join us for the last Board Games Night before the summer break.
All ages and abilities are invited to play everything from Twister to Settlers of Catan, Hi Ho Cherry Oh, to Dominion, Barrel of Monkeys to Boss Monster. 

Book Review – “Why Am I Afraid To Tell You Who I Am?”  by John Powell
A lovely book on communication and the development of intimacy. It is an invitation to the interpersonal encounter, an avoidance of loneliness and isolation. It states that with human encounter, we can then find growth and caring.
Dr. Powell encourages us to accept ourselves as we are, and to love people, not things.

Review by our Librarian – Sylvia Zandberg

Blessing of the Backpacks, Bags, and Briefcases – Sunday, September 8 at 10am
Everyone transitioning to school, work, retirement or just a regular routine is invited to bring their backpack, briefcase, or handbag to be blessed during this all-ages worship service on Sunday, September 8 at 10am.
Let us enter the fall season knowing we are surrounded with love and have everything we need to grow and learn.
Invite your family and freinds to come!

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MTSUC

June:    
Daily June Christmas in June – Food Drive
Thursday June 13 Gospel Choir Rehearsal, 7:30pm
Friday June 14 Deep Cove Coffee House Concert, 7pm
Sunday June 16 Gospel Choir Sunday, 10am
Monday June 17 Meditation, 7pm
Thursday June 20 Living Room, 7pm
Monday June 24 Practising – The Work, 7pm
Friday June 28 Board Games Night, 7pm
July:    
Saturday July 6 Thrift Shop Open, 12noon-4pm
Monday July 8 Meditation, 7pm
Tuesday July 9 Living Room, 7pm
Tuesday July 23 Living Room, 7pm
Mon-Fri Jul 29-Aug 2 Camp Spirit, 9am-3pm
Monday July 29 Practising – The Work, 7pm
August:    
Tuesday August 6 Living Room
Monday August 12 Meditation, 7pm
Tuesday August 20 Living Room, 7pm
Monday August 26 Practising – The Work, 7pm
September:    
Sunday September 1 Outdoor Worship, Cates Park, 10am
Sunday September 8 Blessing of the Backpacks, 10am
Thrift Shop:     
Mon-Wed 9:00am-1pm Thrift Shop – Sorting & Pricing
Thursday 10:30am       Thrift Shop – Outdoor Sales Open
Thursday 11am-8pm     Thrift Shop – OPEN, Sorting & Pricing
Thursday 11:30-4pm Tea Shoppe Café – $1 tea/coffee & cookie  

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY

14th Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30 am – 2 pm

St. Andrew’s Park (and gym), 11th Street at St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver
Grab your favourite teddy bear and join in the fun! St. Andrew’s United Church invites the public to attend its annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, June 22nd from 10:30 am – 2 pm, rain or shine, at St. Andrew’s Park .
The event is free and features a variety of entertainment for everyone including Music with Marnie, clowns Dilly & Donna, face-painting by Looking Glass face painters, Jump for Joy bouncy castle,  and the ever popular
Teddy Bear Clinic,Teddy Bear cookie decorating, arts and crafts, storytelling, concession stand, and much more! Everyone welcome!
Info: 604-985-0408 /
events@st-andrews-united.ca / www.st-andrews-united.ca

Taizé Contemplative Service – Sunday, June 23 at 4 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. George’s Avenue at 10th Street in North Vancouver
Please join us on Sunday, June 23 at 4 pm for a contemplative candlelight service with beautiful music, Taizé songs accompanied by piano, violin, viola and flute, silences and prayer. Everyone welcome! Info: 604-985-0408 /
events@st-andrews-united.ca / www.st-andrews-united.ca


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

Cindy Nelms – Office Administrator  – mtsuc@shaw.ca   604-929-1336

Administration Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm 

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

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