Mt Seymour United Weekly eNews


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This Sunday Service at 10 am

Rev. Nancy’s reflection is entitled ‘Take a Seat’, and the scripture reading is Luke 14:1, 17-24.

Christmas in June – Last Sunday to drop off groceries.

As a response to First United Church’s urgent need for food during the summer months our Mission and Outreach Team will once again be sponsoring Christmas is June. Grocery bags and a list of needed food and toiletry items are available at the Action Table for you to take home and fill with the items. Hunger doesn’t take a holiday during the summer when many of us will be away. A big Thank you to our local Safeway store which is sponsoring this cause!

Labyrinth Painting

We are planning on repainting the lines on the labyrinth in our parking lot on the morning of Saturday June 24th, 10 aam. If you are available to come and help paint, please let Rev. Nancy know, or just show up on Saturday morning. Bring kneepads! or 604-929-4114.

Soul-FULL Supper June 25

A community event for all ages including a Potluck meal followed by Spiritual practices, including a drum circle and labrynth walk.

Feel the rhythm of the changing seasons, the heartbeat of the earth through the ancient practice of drums. Celebrate the longest day of the year with us! Sunday June 25, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Seymour Seniors Action Table at Thrift Shop Next Thursday June 29

Are you searching for services and resources? Have you an issue or concern that needs attention?

From home and garden upkeep, to health care and living transitions, we are here to help you find the resources you need. Look for us at MSUC Thrift Store next Thursday June 29, 10:30 – 12:30 pm.

Living Room Peer Support Group – Summer Schedule

Living Room is a drop-in support group for people living with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders.

We are a confidential peer-support group who gather to receive and give support by sharing our painful and joyous experiences with each other. We pray together and help each other remember that we are not alone.

The group meets at MSUC on the 1st and 3rd Thursday evening, 7 pm. *Next meeting is Thursday June 29.

June 29, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17 and August 31 (tentative)

Summer Sundays with the Children and Youth

Our fearless Children and Youth leaders take a break from leading over the summer. We do not run a formal program, but we do need adults to spend time with our Children and Youth on Sunday mornings. We have small numbers in the Summer – usually 2 – 5 kids.

Please consider lending one of your Sunday mornings to hanging out with our kids!

Things to do:
Play board games (games cupboard in Cafe)
Draw with sidewalk chalk, blow bubbles, kick a ball (Deep Cove Room Cupboards)
Play in the playground

Doesn’t that sound like fun?

Please email Anne Ellis ( if you are able to play with our kids on one of the following Sundays:

July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug 6, Aug 13, Aug 20, Aug 27

Camp Spirit Registration is Open!
We are delighted to be hosting Camp Spirit again this summer: July 31 to August 4, 2017. More information and registration at

Sharon Stevens

Church Administrator

“Come and join us at the intersection of acceptance and forgiveness where you will find our house of love. Bring your empty cups and we will have a feast.” ~Kamand Kojouri




This Week’s Regular Activities

Mon-Wed 9 am-1 pm Thrift Shop sorting and pricing
Thursday 11 am -8 pm Thrift Shop
Friday 9:15 am Lectio Divinia
Sunday 10 am Worship with Children’s Community

Dates to Remember
Sun Jun 25 5:30 pm SoulFULL Supper – Summer Solstice
Thurs Jun 29 7:00 pm
Living Room Peer Support Circle
July 31-August 4 CAMP SPIRIT!
Sun Aug 11 10:00 am First United Picnic at Panorama Park
Sun Sep 3 10:00 Outdoor Sunday Service at Cates Park

Contact the office or visit our website for more information on these and other church activities.

Events listed chronologically, new items indicated by **

What’s happening in the broader United Church Community?

**From First United Church:

CURRENT NEEDS (We are collecting items for Summer)



-Summer clothes & T-shirts

-Sunscreen/after Sun Lotion

-Bottled water

Please contact Heidi Morgan at or by calling 604-681-8365 ext 116. Many thanks!


Did you know that we are often low on Women’s underwear and Rain ponchos? Also, that contributions of non-perishable food items are fewer in the summer time? We are seeking organizations and individuals who would love an opportunity to kick up their spirit of service and organize drives to collect specific items on our behalf. If this resonates with you, please get in touch with Heidi Morgan at or by calling 604-681-8365 ext 116. We have lots of ideas and would love to hear from you!


We have shared this piece before and thought to one more time as June 30th is the deadline to Support the Dignity for All Call to Action. You can check it all out in the link below as well as add your name or your organization to the thousands of others who want federal leadership and action for a poverty-free Canada. Let’s have dignity for all!


Naramata Centre is now offering telephone registration to assist those who are not comfortable registering online for programs and accommodations. Please call 250-496-5751 to register by telephone.

Our program list can be found at and our accommodations at

We hope you will support Naramata Centre this summer by coming to stay on site and participating in one of our many programs!

July 17-21, Healing Pathway, Phase One

Come to Naramata Centre in July to this introductory experiential course in Christian-centered energy healing. All healing comes from within. Practitioners are trained to be a heart-centred, loving presence, and to use techniques in an intentional manner to facilitate and support the healing process of an individual, for physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. Learn more here: or on the Naramata Centre website:

Tues Jun 20, 7-10 pm: Solstice Sunset ‘Soul Stroll’ @ Lynn Valley United

Folks of all ages and stages are welcome to come and walk the labyrinth – no worries about the weather, as this labyrinth is laid into the floor of the sanctuary in our beautiful new church building. There will be live music, opportunities to connect with others over refreshments and the always-present invitation for you to encounter your own spiritual path as you put one foot in front of the other.

Admission is by donation, and there is plenty of free parking under the building and access to the church by elevator. .

Sun Jun 25 @ 4 pm: Jazz Vesper at St. Andrew’s United

Angela Verbrugge Quartet will be the featured performers at St. Andrew’s United Church’s Jazz Vespers on Sunday, May 28 at 4 pm. Angela Verbrugge (vocals), Mike Allen (saxophone), Dan Reynolds (piano) and Steve Smith (bass) perform beautiful jazz and popular standards that take you on a journey from heartbreak to the incredible human experience of new love and true love. Everyone welcome! Info: 604-985-0408 / /

What’s Happening Across the North Shore (and beyond)

Summer 2017 – Babysitting Courses offered at St. Andrew’s United

Babysitting in a Day is an interactive and fun course that teaches youth aged 11 to 15 years the business of babysitting.

Course dates: Monday, July 10; Saturday, July 15; Friday, July 21; Tuesday, July 25; Friday, August 4; Tuesday, August 8; and Saturday, August 12, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm @ St. Andrew’s United Church,. Cost: $60 For more info click here. To register: 604-988-8835 or email

MLI Homestay is seeking families to host Japanese students this summer!

3 options:

  • July 29- August 9
  • July 28-August 4
  • August 6 – August 13

Financial compensation provided. More details here.

Contact Lyn Duke at 604-218-3040 or email

Art for Non Artists @ HOpe Centre

Create! Art for Everyone! Art for Non Artists is a drop in group where you can make your individual Art while connecting with other people. Wednesdays 3:30 – 5 pm. 1337 St. Andrew’s Ave, North Van.

Everyone is welcome. No Registration Required. More info here

Sep 21-24: Pathways into Living a Contemplative Life w Margie Savigny and Tim Scorer

A 3 day event from the Pacific Jubilee Program at Rivendell Retreat Center, Bowen Island, BC.

Come away from whatever is taking your time and attention. Discover the stillness of the hilltop Rivendell Retreat Centre on Bowen Island. Join a three-day sacred community of pilgrims on a contemplative path, making space to remember who you are and to touch again what you Love.
Sliding scale from. To register email Tim or Margie or phone 604-877-1567. Website link here:


Weekly Service

10:00 AM - approx. 11:15 am Sundays
Join us for coffee, tea, and visiting after the service.

Children & Youth Programs available.
Communion: First Sunday of every month. All ages or faith traditions welcome.
Intergenerational services: Approximately once a month. Children are invited to stay for the whole worship service.


Mt Seymour United Church
1200 Parkgate Ave
North Vancouver, BC V7H 2X9

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Phone: 604-929-1336
Rev. Nancy's Private Phone: 604-929-4114

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