January 16, 2020

~ Nurturing Spirit
~ Being Community
~ Living Generously

This Sunday, January 19 at 10am – Sunday Worship, Scripture: Matthew 18: 15-22
On the second Sunday of our series inspired by the prophet Amos, called “Roll Down Justice”, we welcome Marcus Mosely and the Jubilee Choir, who will share their music with us. Scripture reading: Matthew 18: 15-22.  The Spaghetti Dinner and Games Night which was originally planned for tonight, Thursday, January 16, has been CANCELLED and rescheduled to a Spaghetti Lunch after worship on Sunday; please join us! 

MSUC THRIFT SHOP is CLOSED today, Thursday, January 16
We will open again on Saturday, January 18 from 11am – 4pm, weather permitting.

Jubilee Choir Rehearsal – TONIGHT,  Thursday, January 16 at 7:30pm
Marcus Mosely leads the community choir in songs of freedom, resistance, restoration and reconciliation.
Upcoming Jubilee Choir Sundays: Jan 19
Email for more information: marcusmoselyjubilee@gmail.com

Giving Tree Thank You!
A Note from Paul Butler, the Director of Youth Services at Hollyburn Family Services Society
To Mount Seymour United Church,

On behalf of Hollyburn Family Services Society, and the Youth Safe House, the staff and clients would like to express appreciation for the very generous donations. With your donations, we were able to provide every youth with gifts this year. Many of the clients we serve were so thankful and emotional for what you have all done. Thanks to you, there were smiles on many faces!

One of our youth did not think they would have a Christmas this year but once she received her gifts, she commented, “This has made my Christmas.” One of the other youth at the Safe House commented, “This is the best Christmas I’ve had in a long time.” The youth asked where all the gifts came from, when told, she commented “I didn’t think anyone would care about us.” Attached are some pictures of the staff working hard in Santa’s workshop.

So again, from all of us thank you!

Warm Regards,
Paul Butler

Transferring Memberships – Sunday, February 9
On Sunday February 9, we will be receiving members through transfer.  If you are a member in good standing of another congregation and wish to transfer your membership to Mount Seymour United Church please let Rev. Nancy or Rev. Carla know.

Newcomers Gathering – Sunday, February 9
If you are new to Mount Seymour and would like to find out more about our congregation and our leadership, please join us for coffee in the chapel after worship on February 9th.  Please email our office administrator Cindy Nelms at mtsuc@shaw.ca if you are planning on attending

Broadview Magazine Subscription
Please reply at your earliest convenience, if you wish to continue or receive a new subscription to Broadview Magazine (formerly Observer), which is published 10 times per year.
The annual group subscription is $25.00 each, tax included.
 Please drop off a cheque/cash or e-transfer to: mtsuc@shaw.ca

Strong Able-Bodied People Needed!
Shed Volunteers: Monday-Friday 4:30pm-7pm
Shed volunteers sort incoming donations, keep the donation shed organized, and restock supplies for shop volunteers to price. 
Please email Thrift Shop Manager, Alexis Doss at: msthriftshop.alexis@gmail.com

Morning Sacred Pause – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8:45-9am 
Rev. Carla is offering a “Sacred Pause” for some moments of quiet reflection.
We gather for a short reading followed by some contemplation and conversation to ready your mind, heart and body to go about your day.
This is open to everyone – Thrift Shop Volunteers, congregation and community.  

Meet at 8:45-9am in the church sanctuary on Mondays and Tuesday and the library on Wednesdays.

Women’s Breakfast – Saturday, January 18 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: February 1, February 15, February 29

Alzheimer Cafe at Mount Seymour United Church – Saturday, January 18, 2 to 4pm
The Alzheimer Cafe provides an opportunity for people with dementia accompanied by their caregiver to gather for social time, music, food and some learning and sharing on topics related to living with dementia.
If you are interested in attending or helping out with our first one, please talk to Rev. Carla at wilkscarla@gmail.com.

Living Room – Tuesday, January 21 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.
Upcoming meetings: Jan 28, Feb 11, Feb 25

Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, January 25 – CANCELLED
Newcomers are welcome to join the Men’s Breakfast group for a hearty breakfast every other Saturday morning at 8am.
Contact: Alan Furniss: aandkfurniss@gmail.com
 for further information.
Upcoming dates: Feb 8, Feb 22

THE WORK of Byron Katie – OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND WORKSHOP – Saturday, January 25
Join Caitlin Frost, Certified Facilitator, for a powerful day of self-inquiry with The Work of Byron Katie. Identify and shift the limiting beliefs and stressful thinking that keep you stuck in relationships, lives and work.
All experience levels welcome.
Full day workshop from 9am – 5pm
Bring a bagged lunch. Tea/coffee and snacks will be provided.
Fee: $125. To register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ad57sfyab&oeidk=a07egqozq3t2a902286

The Work of Byron Katie – Monday, January 27 at 7:00pm 
Those with previous experience practicing The Work of Byron Katie may participate in this peer-led practice group.
Upcoming dates: Feb 24, Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25, June 29

Meditation – Monday, February 10 at 7:00pm 
Through silent and guided meditations, we encourage the development of mindful awareness of our own thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Upcoming dates: Mar 9

Night of Games! – Friday, February 28 at 7pm
Let the games begin! Join us for a ‘Night of Games’. All ages are welcome.
Contact Anne Ellis for further details:

Upcoming date: Friday, March 27


Mon Tues Wed January Sacred Pause, 8:45am
Thursday January 16 Jubilee Choir Rehearsal, 7:30pm
Saturday January 18 Alzheimer Café, 2-4pm
Sunday January 19 Jubilee Choir Sunday, 10am
Tuesday January 21 Living Room, 7pm
Fri-Sun January 24-26 Faith Quest – Youth Retreat
Saturday January 25 The Work: Open Heart, Open Mind 9am-5pm
Monday January 27 The Work of Byron Katie, 7pm
Tuesday January 28 Living Room, 7pm
Mon Tues Wed February Sacred Pause, 8:45am
Sunday February 9 Transferring Memberships, 10am
Sunday February 9 Newcomers Gathering, 11:15am
Monday February 10 Meditation, 7pm
Tuesday February 11 Living Room, 7pm
Friday February 14 Deep Cove Coffee House
Thursday February 20 Jubilee Choir Rehearsal, 7:30pm
Thursday February 20 Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner, 5:30pm
Fri-Sun Feb 21-23 Imagine! Children’s Retreat
Sunday February 23 Jubilee Choir Sunday, 10am
Monday February 24 The Work of Byron Katie, 7pm
Tuesday February 25 Living Room, 7pm
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 11:30-3pm Tea Shoppe Café
Saturday 11– 4pm Thrift Shop – OPEN, Sorting & Pricing


The NoteWorthy Singers is excited to invite people living with diagnosed memory loss/ dementia and their family or friends to sing with Windsor High School Students on Friday afternoons .  Our music  director is the dynamic Adam Kozak. Our 8 week season starts Friday January 10. No cost.  For more information contact Pam Havens at 604-983-6373 or
phavens@myparkgate.com .
This is a very supportive and fun group. No singing experience needed AT ALL!

Jazz Vespers – Sunday, January 26 at 4 pm
St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. George’s Avenue at 10th Street in North Vancouver
Join us at Jazz Vespers on Sunday, January 26 at 4 pm for an hour of fabulous music featuring Vancouver-based, 17 year-old singer, musician and composer Maya Rae. Maya is an incredibly gifted artist with a soul that belies her age. Her musical journey has already seen the release of a debut album of jazz standards and originals with some of Canada’s greatest musicians. Everyone is welcome! Info: 604-985-0408 /
events@st-andrews-united.ca / www.st-andrews-united.ca

Saturday, February 1st:  Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard)
The Marcus Mosely Chorale and the City Soul Choir are pleased to present the 9th annual STAYED ON FREEDOM: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH!  2 Shows: 2:30 pm matinee and 7:30 pm evening.
Special guest artist: Dee Daniels joins a host of talented singers (Dawn Pemberton, Will Sanders, Marcus Mosely, Ndidi Cascade). The Homegoing Brass Band ensures this show has that authentic “touch of Brass”-such a part of Black Music.Singers will be accompanied by a 4 piece band, headed by legendary Mr. Bill Sample.
Avoid disappointment—order your tickets early!
All tickets $35
Ticket hotline: 604-770-1088
Brown Paper Tickets: 

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

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




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