Peachland United Church 4421 4th Street, Peachland 250-767-2206
Invites you to the Bargain Bin 20th year Anniversary Celebration Saturday, February 11th, 2017 Come and shop and have a cup of tea with us in the Church Hall.
From 9:30am to 3pm, or lunch from 11:00am to 1pm. Bring your memories and celebrate with us.
Whew, the rush is over, many of us have gone through the chaotic Christmas planning, through the Christmas celebration time and now here we are, just two days after the big New Year’s Party. Time to take a little breath!
What will this year bring we wonder? Adversity, concern and anxiety were front and centre last year, especially as we looked at 2016 highlights. Climate Change, Isis and other extremist attacks, desperate refugees, armed conflict in Syria and Iraq and an election to the south of us which seems destined to heighten international tensions were constant reminders of troublesome times.
And yet, right smack in the middle of all the adversity came again the promise of renewed hope in the birth of a small child. In that birth is it possible for us to visualize something profoundly different? We pray that it may be so; more than that we must believe it to be possible.
The Christ child reminds us again and again of what determination, perseverance, compassion and love can do. He reminds us of great promise for a better future despite the odds. He awakens in us conviction; we don’t have to accept the status quo. Let the Christ child walk with all of us this year standing firmly in opposition to all that would impair the human spirit.
Good Shepherds prepare goodie baskets for shut-ins. Cookies, candy, tarts and assorted Christmas Treats are much appreciated by those that can’t get out to shop or can’t bake themselves. Evie, Anne and Lenore do what they can to help.
Peachland United and St. Margaret’s Anglican Churches will be offering a Blue Christmas service December 20th at 2 PM in the Peachland United Church Sanctuary. This service is offered to those who may find the season difficult. Not everyone is feeling joyful and happy. The service will be about 45 minutes long and will offer time for quiet and contemplative reflection and prayer. A short hospitality time with refreshments will follow the service. All are welcome.
Come and meet our new Minister Ian McLean November 20 as we celebrate in a covenanting service at 2PM at Peachland United.After the service we will have a meet and greet in the hall with refreshments. All are welcome!
Peachland United Church on 4th St. is holding our annual Christmas Sale Saturday November 26th from 9am – 2pm. featuring gently used Christmas items.Baked goods and handmade items will also be available. Come and do some shopping and join us for tea.
Within days of being invited to participate in the town’s “Scarecrow Contest” a call went out to one and all in the congregation to come on out and see what we could come up with. With Peachland’s only department store “The Bargain Bin” in our church basement supplies were readily available. What we needed were creative thinkers – and creative thinkers we got! A cool sunny day was provided on construction day and everyone that turned out – including a very interested young fellow named Waylon from across the street – gave full attention to the task at hand.
We laughed together while stuffing, pulling, tying and arranging the various parts to make the whole. We wanted a sign for the creation and some suggestions were “need a boost join us for worship” or “You raise me up to more than I can be” – any more suggestions out there?
– Submitted by Brenda Timm