FIRST UNITED CHURCH – CURRENT NEEDS:

Hats, sunglasses, summer clothes: shorts & t-shirts, sunscreen/after-sun lotion, bottled water, forks for the kitchen.

DONATIONS FOR THE ABOVE ITEMS CAN BE BROUGHT TO ERUC.

Walk For Reconciliation With First United:

On Sunday, September 24th, join thousands of Indigenous peoples and all Canadians in the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver. Join the First United team here: reconciliation canada.ca. For our team page, click on ‘Join a Team’ to register.

NARAMATA IS OPEN AGAIN!

Naramata Centre is open and offering over 40 programs this Spring, Summer, and Fall! Check their website: www.naramatacentresociety.org/programs to see our Programs flyer and to watch for program and accommodation registration. You can also come and just be at the Centre without taking a program. Come, join us at the Centre this year!

TRI-CITIES HOMELESSNESS TASK GROUP

The Tri-Cities community continues to be generous with clothing donations for the residents of the 3030 Gordon Ave. shelter & transitional housing facility. However, we are not receiving donations of 2 items in particular — new men’s underwear and new warm socks (men’s and women’s.) Donations can be dropped off at any time at 3030 Gordon Ave, 7 days a week or placed in the ERUC white bins beside the Sanctuary doors.

SACRED BRONZE HAND BELL CHOIR

Golden Ears United Church, Maple Ridge is need of three more ringers to fill positions in the choir. Musical experience is an asset but not required. Men and women are very welcome. We meet Thursday evenings, 6 – 7:30 pm. We play in the church service once every other month. We prepare and perform two concerts a year. Contact Mary Hampton 604-463-1406 or mhmpton74@gmail.com.

PIANIST NEEDED

Pitt Meadows United Church (Pastor Sue’s church) is looking for an accompanist to play piano for our regular Sunday services (8:45-10:30 am), practice with the choir on Thursday nights (7:30 – 8:30 pm, September to June) and other special services (Christmas, Good Friday, funerals, and weddings.) People who are interested in this wonderful opportunity are asked to send their resume to: pmuchurch@gmail.com.

REGISTER NOW FOR SPIRITUAL ELDERING

September 10 – 15th Let’s ensure that the decades following the years of paid work and homemaking are a time of creativity, engagement, and compassionate accompaniment. As a group of people 55 and older, time will be spent together as you explore how experience and wisdom become a resource and gift for community. Naramata Centre, register online: pacificjubilee.ca/soulwork.