November 14, 2019

~ Nurturing Spirit
~ Being Community
~ Living Generously

This Sunday, November 17 at 10am – Sunday Worship, Scripture: Genesis 11: 1-9
 The Story of Humanity: Broken and Blessed’ theme continues with “Communication Breakdown” with a focus on Genesis 11:1-9

The Journey:  A Season of Reflections Daily Devotion Guide

This year at Mount Seymour, Advent will take us on a journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem as we walk through the events that led to Jesus’ birth.  Author Adam Hamilton has created a series of reflections based on his own travels to the Holy Land where these events are said to have taken place.  We will have a limited number of booklets available to those who wish to delve more deeply into this series with daily prayer and reflection.  Cost is $10.00 payable by cash or cheque in the office. Sign up on the Action Table. Books will be available December 1st.

MTSUC Thrift Shop –  Open TODAY till 7pm & Every Saturday 11 – 4pm
Outdoor Sales Open: at 10:30am
Tea Shoppe Cafe Open: 11:30am-4pm

Now Open Every Saturday: 11am 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.

 The MSUC Thrift Store is excited to announce that the thrift shop will now be open every Saturday from 11- 4pm starting November 16!
To celebrate, we are giving away a VIP Front Of The Line access pass (just ask the regulars how coveted this is!) and a $25 store gift card for Saturday, December 7th!
Enter on Instragram or Facebook :
1. Follow @msuc_thrift
2. Like this photo
3. Tag a friend!
4. Tag additional friends in separate comments for more entries
Contest closes Monday December 2, 2019 at 11:59pm
The winner will be announced Tuesday December 3, 2019

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 11:30-3pm
Tea Shoppe volunteers make and serve tea/coffee in the café. Shifts can be two to four hours.

Thrift Shop Volunteers: Fridays 9am – 12:30pm
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. Shifts are: 9am -12:30pm and 12:30pm – 2:30pm

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:

Morning Sacred Pause – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 8:45-9am 
If you are looking for some moments of quiet reflection as you start your day, Rev. Carla is offering a “Sacred Pause”. We will start with a short reading followed by some contemplation and conversation to ready your mind, heart and body to go about your day.
Please join us, this is an open invitation for Thrift Shop volunteers, congregation and community.
Meet at 8:45-9am in the church sanctuary on Mondays and Tuesday and the library on Wednesdays.

Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, November 16, 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:  Nov 30, Dec 14

Jubilee Choir Rehearsal – November 21 at 7:30pm
Marcus Mosely leads the community choir in songs of freedom, resistance, restoration and reconciliation.
December rehearsal date:  CHANGED TO WED. DEC 11
Upcoming Jubilee Choir Sundays: Nov 24, Dec 15
Email for more information:

Night of Games! – Friday, November 22 at 7pm
Let the games begin! Join us for a ‘Night of Games’. All ages are welcome.
Contact Anne Ellis for further details:

Upcoming dates: Dec 27, Jan 16

Women’s Breakfast – Saturday, November 23 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: Dec 7

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

Living Room – Tuesday, November 26 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: Dec 10, Jan 10, Jan 24

Bake Sale Goodies Request – Need by November 29 / 30
Seasonal baked goodies are need for the Bake Sale on December 1.
Please bring your items to the kitchen (marked bake sale) on Friday or Saturday, November 29 / 30 for wrapping.
Bake Sale Sign-Up Sheet on the Action Table.

Annual Turkey Lunch, Sunday, December 1
Advent 1 Worship with spiritual practices at 10am
Lunch and bake sale from 11:30am-12:30pm
Thrift Shop open from 11:30am-2pm
Tickets: Adults $12, Senior /Children $10
Volunteers needed, please see Sign Up Sheet on the Action Table.

Soul-FULL Supper, Thursday, December 5 at 5:30pm
Join us as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. This community event includes a simple supper followed by all ages interactive spiritual practice and craft stations.
Supper at 5:30pm, Stations from 6:30-7:30pm

Calling all Bread Bakers!
On the second Sunday in Advent (December 8) we will be gathered around the story of Joseph whose hometown of Bethlehem literally means “House of Bread.”

We are looking for at least 30 small (round / or traditional) loaves of bread to be made and brought to church that Sunday.  At the end of the service they will be distributed for people to take and share with someone as an act of hospitality and mercy.
Please contact Jen-Beth Fulton or 604-929-8332, if you are able to bake bread.

Interfaith Youth BC –  New Socks Needed – December 8
Our Youth Group will be attending this Interfaith event.
Questions can be directed to Anne Ellis

Meditation – Monday, December 9 at 7:00pm 
Through silent and guided meditations, we encourage the development of mindful awareness of our own thoughts, feelings and sensations.
Upcoming dates: Jan 13, Feb 10

Alzheimer Cafe at Mount Seymour United Church – Saturday January 18, 2 to 4pm
If you are interested in knowing more about the Alzheimer cafe and/or if you are interested in helping out with our first one, please talk to Rev. Carla.

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


Mon,Tue, Wed November Sacred Pause, 8:45am
Thursday November 21 Jubilee Choir Rehearsal, 7:30pm
Friday November 22 Night of Games, 7pm
Sunday November 24 Jubilee Choir Sunday, 10am
Monday November 25 The Work, 7pm
Tuesday November 26 Living Room, 7pm
Mon, Tues, Wed December Sacred Pause, 8:45
Sunday December 1 Annual Turkey Lunch, Bake Sale 11:30am
Sunday December 1 Thrift Shop Open, 11:30am-2pm
Thursday December 5 Soul-FULL Supper, 5:30pm
Monday December 9 Meditation, 7pm
Tuesday December 10 Living Room, 7pm
Wednesday December 11 Jubilee Choir Rehearsal
Thursday December 12 Carolling in the Foyer, 1:30pm
Sunday December 15 Jubilee Choir Sunday
Wednesday December 18 Blue Christmas Service, 7pm
Tuesday December 24 Christmas Eve Services, 4pm, 7pm
Friday December 27 Night of Games, 7pm
Thrift Shop:     
Mon-Wed 9:00am-1pm Thrift Shop – Sorting & Pricing
Thursday 10:30am       Thrift Shop – Outdoor Sales Open
Thursday 11am-7pm     Thrift Shop – OPEN, Sorting & Pricing
Thursday 11:30-4pm Tea Shoppe Café
Saturday 11– 4pm Thrift Shop – OPEN, Sorting & Pricing


Sister Jazz Orchestra – Sunday, November 17

Directed by Christian Morrison
The first of its kind in Canada, Sister Jazz Orchestra is a powerhouse 18-woman professional jazz ensemble showcasing Vancouver’s most accomplished female jazz artists. Just as important, we also have a mission: Empowering today’s top jazz women to provide visible role models for the next generation.
Professional jazz stages still showcase primarily male musicians – and this means that girls with an interest in music literally can’t see themselves as jazz musicians.
SJO’s premiere show on November 17 featuring, as guest artist, the incredible New York drummer and bandleader Sherrie Maricle, is a uniquely-inspiring musical event that will enrich all jazz lovers while also helping young women see what they could be.
You can find out more about the band and our mission at:
Click here for tickets.

Come “CELEBRATE” with the Little Mountain Brass Band, now in its 25th year.
Music of Handel, John Wiliams, Holst and more. SUNDAY, Nov. 24th, 2:30 pm.
MT. SEYMOUR UNITED (1200 Parkgate Avenue) Admission by Donation.

This year the Marcus Mosely Chorale will present their Christmas concert, “Peace and Goodwill”, in two shows:

  • Saturday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church (3255 Edgemont Boulevard) in North Vancouver; and

  • Friday, December 20th at 8 pm at Central Presbyterian Church (1155 Thurlow Street) in downtown Vancouver. The show features a combination of original music and old favourites, all with a Gospel sounding ring to them.  Backed by a band led by Bill Sample, it’s guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.   

Tickets are $30 ($25 for students and seniors) and can be obtained through the Marcus Mosely Chorale website ( under “events”, or by calling the ticket hotline at 604 770-1088.  

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




Mount Seymour United Church
1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver V7H 2X9
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