Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event. We hope to run it another time!
KAIROS BLANKET EXERCISE
OCTOBER 10 FROM 1:30 TO 4:PM
LOCATION 50 PLUS ACTIVITY CENTRE
5672 BEACH AVE. PEACHLAND
Participants will find themselves immersed in the history of Canada’s First Peoples through first contact, colonization, land entitlement issues, residential schools and current day challenges bringing understanding to the need for reconciliation. All are welcome.
This is a free event co-facilitated by Peachland United Church and the Ki-Low-na Friendship Society. Please go to Eventbrite to register (https://bit.ly/2PQBHCW). For general enquiries please call Ian McLean (Pastor) at Peachland united church @ 250-767-2206
A new furnace has been installed, partition walls are up and electrical will follow soon. And then, we will be ready for gyproc and the “New” Bargain Bin will really take shape. Come and take a look and browse around this Saturday September 8th during our last sidewalk sale of the season 9 am to 2 pm. Some incredible deals abound and there will be coffee and muffins!
Well how exciting. The cement truck was just here and our new floor has been poured. Lovely.
Remember we are open a little extra time over the summer. Including our normal times from Thursday – Saturday 9:30- 3 we are open as well Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30 until noon. Come on by!
Friday and Saturday July 6th and 7th are Garage Sale Days at PUC – an immense display of all the items you ever wanted. 9.00 to 2.00 pm both days. It’s not just a sale, it is an adventure which just happens to include refreshments. Fellowship abounds. Come and browse.
Well we are finally on our way to restoration of the Bargain Bin. A year after the flood we are proceeding with long awaited reconstruction. With luck the brand new concrete floor will be poured soon and if the stars align we plan to be back in the “old – new” space by the end of September. Stay tuned for updates and enjoy these pictures. More to come!
During our worship service Jane Harding from the BC Conference office will be offering her reflection on a recent mission trip to Kenya. This will be a very informative and worthwhile presentation. For those who want to know what our Mission and Service in action is about, come and listen to Jane!
Worship begins at 10 am as usual.
We are having our first yard sale of the year this Saturday May 12th starting at 9 AM. We are adding a trunk sale as well which we anticipate will be lots of fun. They’re might be a last minute spot for your “car trunk.” If interested call Janet at 767-9664.
Come on down and enjoy the bargains and visit friends.
For those that don’t know, we are still located in the Hall next door to the church on 4th. Our plans to restore the basement after our flood have been slower than planned but we are getting there. In the interim there are lots of wonderful things to purchase in the Bargain Bin Thursday to Saturday from 9:30 to 3:00. Come on by and browse anytime.
Come and enjoy this beautiful concert featuring the award-winning Sharlene Wallace from Toronto and Aaron Ord, the Okanagan’s rising Harp talent.
The concert is May 4th a 7:30 in the sanctuary of Peachland United Church.
Tickets are $20 for Adults, Sr.’s and Students $10 at the door or reserve yours from firstname.lastname@example.org
We enter the later part of Holy Week, today, Mandy Thursday when Jesus sat down to his last meal with his friends; Good Friday the culmination of Jesus’ betrayal and death through to the joy we experience Easter Sunday in the fulfillment of the promise of new life the resurrection brings.
I wonder if at times we tend to forget that the Easter resurrection promise is something we can actively participate in all year. Sometimes we are “givers” of that promise and at other times we are “receivers.”
We “give” Easter Resurrection to friends, neighbours, family or complete strangers when we offer a loving act, a kind word, a hug or an offer of forgiveness. We “give” Easter Resurrection when we work toward reconciliation for our First People’s, when we work on behalf of refugees, when we feed the hungry, house the homeless, welcome the “other” regardless of race, ethnicity, religious affiliation or sexual orientation. We receive Easter Resurrection when we are recipients of such gifts. We “receive” Easter Resurrection when our fundamental humanness is honoured and we are received as God’s children; all equal, all welcomed and all valued for our uniqueness.
Easter reminds us how simply loving one another can be a powerful and awesome resurrection gift. We honour Jesus and journey with him when we remember this simple act.
Easter Blessings, Ian