July 22 2021

A Message from the Minister’s Messy Desk

I have completed my courses and enjoyed my study leave! It was a very enriching time and I look forward to an upcoming preaching series entitled “Faithful Innovation: Conversations for the Post-Covid Church” in which I will use a book of the same name that sparked many interesting discussions in my small groups. I will follow that up with a preaching series entitled “New Insights from the Parables of Jesus” in which we will look at the 1st century interpretations and apply it to our modern times. I also participated in a rather intense course entitled “Job through the Centuries”. I’m looking forward to leading a Bible study in the near future using this class as the foundation. I am grateful for the opportunity to take these courses through VST and for the study leave allowance that helps pay for them! But for now it is “back to work” with a few important announcements:

We have our next in-person worship THIS SUNDAY, July 25 at 10:30am. It will also be live streamed on our YouTube channel.
Please note that due to the recommendation that masks be worn in all indoor public spaces we are going to continue to require that masks be worn at all times inside the church.
Gentle singing is now allowed during the service.

Registration for in-person attendance is required. The deadline to register is Friday at 9am.To register go to:
IN person Worship July 25

Next in-person worship will be Sunday Aug 29 th at 10:30am.

IN person worship AUGUST 29

A reminder to elders that we have a session meeting on Tuesday July 27 th at 7pm over zoom.

Everyone is invited to join us for an evening of Songs and Stories on Aug 5 th at 7pm. This simple OUTDOOR service will involve hearing some favourite parables and singing some classic hymns.

Thank you to Carol Anne who will be providing some live singing!
There are two different ways to attend. You can attend by coming and staying in your car or you can bring your own lawn chair and join us on the lawn. Singing will be permitted for both groups. Registration is required.
Please register for either the lawn or in your car based on what works best for you.

To Register go to:
LAWN registration

CAR registration 



Roof and Furnace Fund-raising Campaign!
Work on the roof and furnace replacement will begin in the coming weeks. A reminder that we are hoping to raise $5000 from the congregation to assist with the cost (totalling $70,000). If we raise more, all those funds will go directly to the roof/furnace and will mean less will be depleted from our GICs. To donate please mark it on the “other line” of your envelopes or by choosing the “Roof/Furnace Fund” on our Canadahelps donation
page: Canada Helps

We are all aware of the devastating fires throughout the province. Please note that we are not able to collect funds directly but you are encouraged to support the Cariboo Presbyterian Church at
Cariboo Presbyterian Church – Wild Fire Donation
or through the Kamloops United Church by choosing “general fund” and marking it “Fire relief” in the notes at Fire Relief Kamloops