September 12, 2019

~ Nurturing Spirit
~ Being Community
~ Living Generously

This Sunday, September 15 at 10am – Sunday Worship, Scripture: Job 39: 1-12, 26-30
Continuing with our 7-week theme “We All Have a Story – The Story of Creation”, we will explore “Fauna” and focus on scripture Job 39: 1-12, 26-30.  

MTSUC Thrift Shop –  Open TODAY 
Open Thursdays: 11am to 8pm 
Outdoor Sales Open: at 10:30am
Tea Shoppe Cafe Open: 11:30am-4pm
Open Saturday October 5 – 11:30am to 4pm
We accept CASH ONLY
Thrift Shop:  604-339-4399
Donations are gratefully accepted every day except Sundays. Please drop donations in the shed east of the Thrift Shop. 

Thrift Shop Volunteers Needed!
Being a volunteer at MSUC Thrift Shop is a great way to meet new friends and work together to make positive changes in the community. 

Tea Shoppe Café Volunteers: Thursdays 11:30-4pm
Tea Shoppe volunteers make and serve tea/coffee in the café. Shifts can be two – four hours.

Thrift Shop Volunteers: Fridays 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Shop volunteers work on pricing clothing, household items and toys.  Volunteers also restocked the shelves and help make the shop look presentable for shop days.

Shed Volunteers: Monday-Friday 4:30pm-8pm
Shed volunteers sort incoming donations, keep the donation shed organized, and restock supplies for shop volunteers to price. Shed volunteers are needed for shifts Monday-Friday from 4:30pm to 8pm.

Please email Thrift Shop Manager, Alexis Doss at:

Youth Leadership Program – INCLUDE* RELATE* ENGAGE 
A program for:

For Youth – Grade 8 and older – to explore their spiritual gifts; build leadership skills; and find meaningful connections within the church community over the course of the year- Sept 2019 – June 2020 (faithfully lead leadership for our junior youth and children will continue)

“Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Lead by your word, by your demeanor, by your love, by your faith, by your integrity.” (Timothy 4:12)

Parents: we know it’s hard to get your youth to come to church. We know our youth have untapped talents and skills and we want to help bring them to light.
Youth: we know you like food. You like fun. You can do this!

Join us! Below you will find a brief outline of session plans and our Youth Retreat!
For a FULL listing of ALL the dates you need to know this fall check out the link below.
Fall sessions: 
Two Sunday mornings a month – starting at 9:30am – includes
9:30-10am – breakfast, hanging out
10-10:15am (ish) – participate in service
10:15-11:15am – Youth programming – formed with youth, by youth
One Friday evening a month 7-9pm – includes snacks, sometimes pizza
7-7:30pm – hanging out, chat
7:30-8:30pm – activity, games
8:30-9pm – vespers, spiritual practices

Youth Retreat: Location TBA
October 24, 7pm to October 25, 6pm
Sleepover from Thursday – Friday  (it’s a pro-day) and BREAKFAST!
October 25, 6pm dinner followed by Night of Games at 7pm

For all the session dates all the information you need and to register please click on the following link:

Click here for all the fun and excitement of YOUTH GROUP info!


Email Anne Ellis with any questions:

DEEP COVE COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT – Friday, September 13 at 7:30pm
Feature Act:
Violinist, Doug Thordarson has been a part of the Vancouver music scene since he moved here from Manitoba in the late seventies. He has played and toured with Ron Thompson in the Casablanca Cowboys for the past 33 years. His studio work includes recording with The Be Good Tanyas. 
He wowed fans at the Canucks games for the hockey season. A highlight of his career was getting to play and tour along side his son Stefan in their band StringFever. Doug’s current passion is playing harmonica and violin at the same time. This alone is worth the price of admission! And as of late, he has been harmonizing ever so sweetly with his partner Lynn who will be performing with him at the Deep Cove Coffee house.

Opening performers:
Karen Fowlie is a country-roots singer-songwriter and performer based on the North Shore. She performs often in these parts with her band,Copper Cove Road. ( She will be performing with Terry, her bass player, and will do one tune with our MC John Lyon.
Buddy Wayne inspired by the likes of Oldham, Barlow, and Molina, Buddy Wayne crafts the low-fi, alt-country, indie-folk melodies that stay with you (

Time:  Doors open: 7:00pm, Warm-up acts: 7:30pm, Feature act: 9pm
Location:  Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver
Admission: $15 – includes delicious baked goodies, dark roast coffee, teas and cold drinks (Youth: $5 / children & musicians: free)
Upcoming Events:
October 11, 2019 –  Feature: Ruby and Smith (Daphne Roubini & Andy Smith). Opening: Carly Goodfellow, Vic Smyth
November 8, 2019 –  Feature: Ross Douglas. Opening: Doug Medley – Celtic Medley, Amber Tsang & Alvin Brendan
December 6, 2019 – Feature: David Essig. Opening: Fleathem Stevens

A note to those of you who sing and/or play instruments … John Lyon is our musician’s coordinator.  If you want to secure a warm-up or feature slot, please contact him at If you have a question or you’d like more information, just drop me a line.

Women’s Breakfast – Saturday Morning, September 14 at 9am
Newcomers are welcome to join the Women’s Breakfast group every other Saturday morning at 9am.
Please call Mardi Joughin at 604-929-4680 for further information.
Upcoming dates: Sept 28, Oct 12, Oct 26

Morning Sacred Pause 
If you are looking for some moments of quiet reflection as you start your day, Rev. Carla is offering a “Sacred Pause” beginning on Tuesday morning (September 17) at 8:45am.  We will have a short reading followed by some contemplation and conversation. This brief pause will be about 15 minutes, so that you will be ready in mind, heart and body to go about your day. We will meet in the church sanctuary. This has been offered to Thrift Shop Volunteers, but it is an open invitation for the congregation and community.
Tuesday gathering will begin weekly on Tuesday September 17
Monday gathering will begin weekly on Monday September 23
Wednesday gathering will begin weekly on Wednesday October 2

Men’s Breakfast –  September 21, 2019 at 8am
Newcomers are welcome to join the Men’s Breakfast group for a hearty breakfast every other Saturday morning at 8am.
Contact: Alan Furniss:
 for further information.
Upcoming dates:  Oct 5, Oct 19, Nov 2, Nov 16

Living Room –  Tuesday, September 24 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 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 7pm

Upcoming meetings: Oct 8, Oct 22

Night of Games! – Friday, September 27, 7pm
Let the games begin! Join us for our first ‘Night of Games’ of the season on September 27 at 7pm. All ages welcome.
Contact Anne Ellis for further details:

Upcoming dates: Oct 25, Nov 22, Dec 27

Jubilee Choir (formerly Gospel Choir) – Sunday, September 29
Our gospel choir has a new name…Mount Seymour Jubilee Choir!
Marcus Mosely and Dominique Hogan will lead the community choir in songs of freedom, resistance, restoration and reconciliation.
The first Jubilee Choir Sunday will be Sunday, September 29.
There will be two Thursday night rehearsals per month, starting September 26 at 7:30pm and Jubilee Choir Sundays at 9am
Email Dominique Hogan for further details:

The Work of Byron Katie – Monday, September 30 at 7:00pm 
Those with previous experience practising The Work of Byron Katie may participate in this peer-led practice group.
Upcoming dates: Oct 28, Nov 25

HOLD THE DATE:  Covenanting Service for the Rev. Carla Wilks – Sunday October 6 at 4pm
Join us as we make a covenant before God with Rev. Carla and the Pacific Mountain Region. During the service our community of faith will make promises with Carla and the Region as we commit to love and serve God together at Mount Seymour United. Afterwards we will share a celebratory meal. More information to follow.

Meditation – Monday, October 7 at 7:00pm 
Through silent and guided meditations, we encourage the development of mindful awareness of our own thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Upcoming dates: November 11, December 9

Coming In October:  Failing, Falling & Flying:  Stories From The Book Of Genesis
Tuesdays October 15 – November 19 from 1- 2:30pm
This series will challenge what you think you know about seemingly familiar bible stories. Each week will include discussion based on video clips hosted by Eric Elnes author of “Gifts of the Dark Wood” featuring various guest speakers.  Sunday morning worship will correspond with each week’s topic.  Led by Rev. Nancy
Cost: $25/pp
Sign up on the action table. 

Intro to THE WORK of Byron Katie – Saturday, January 25
Full day session with Caitlin Frost. More information to follow…


Tuesday September 24 Living Room, 7pm
Thursday September 26 Jubilee Choir Rehearsal, 7:30pm
Friday September 27 Night of Games, 7pm
Sunday September 29 Jubilee Choir Sunday, 10am
Monday September 30 Practising -The Work, 7pm
Saturday October 5 Thrift Shop Open, 12-4pm
Sunday October 6 Covenanting Service Rev. Carla, 4pm
Monday October 7 Meditation, 7pm
Tuesday October 8 Living Room, 7pm
Friday October 11 Deep Cove Coffee House, 7:30pm
Tuesday Oct 15-Nov 19 Failing, Falling & Flying, 1-2:30pm
Thursday October 17 Jubilee Choir Rehearsal, 7:30pm
Tuesday October 22 Living Room, 7pm
Thursday October 24 Jubilee Choir Rehearsal, 7:30pm
Thurs-Fri October 24-25 Youth Retreat, 6pm
Friday October 25 Night of Games. 7pm
Sunday October 27 Jubilee Choir Sunday, 10am
Monday October 28 The Work, 7pm
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

For further information email:


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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1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver V7H 2X9
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