Weekly Update


Richmond Presbyterian Church

7111 No 2 Road, Richmond (just south of Granville Avenue)


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

Office Hours:  Tuesday to Friday 9:00-2:00PM


October 21, 2016

  Please worship with us every Sunday at 10:00AM.


Community Bible Study:  Join us for an unforgettable journey throughthe New Testament!      Mondays at   12:00-1:30 pm  or  7:00-8:30 pm Starting October 24th, 2016

Here’s a revolutionary idea: let’s actually read the Bible. Whole books. In community. It’s more doable than you think.  

For eight weeks, Richmond Presbyterian Church will explore the New Testament together. We’ll read five days a week and share the journey in weekly small group gatherings. We’ll immerse ourselves in every word of the New Testament—understanding it in context, experiencing it in community.

Cost for the material is $10.00.  Please contact Pearl in the church office to receive your copy of the resource.


Christian Faith:  Quests & Questions:  Join Richard Topping,  Principal of Vancouver School of Theology and Professor of Studies in the Reformed Tradition  as we explore the Top Ten Questions about the Christian faith collected from the congregation and the wider community. Dr. Topping will lead us in a time of conversation and study around how people of faith live out our response to the quests and questions of faith. Reading materials will be provided.  Why not invite a friend or family member who might be curious about these questions?

Join us Wednesday evenings 7:00 PM November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30


Healthy Boundaries and Leading with Care Workshop:  Held at Haney Presbyterian Church in Maple Ridge on Saturday, October 29th, 9:30-3:30PM. Cost is $15 which includes morning coffee and lunch. Register by October 21st by contacting Barbara M at lilo1944@shaw.ca.  Elders and people in leadership with the vulnerable population (children and adults) are invited to attend.

Cantata singers:   To those of you who are joining the choir to sing the Christmas Cantata, please note rehearsals begin soon.  If you are planning to practise with us regularly on Thursday evenings, please start coming October 27th, 7:30PM.  If you can’t make Thursdays, rehearsals are after worship on Sundays, starting October 30th.  Thanks to all our additional voices for your support!

Glads Tidings subscriptions:  Time to renew or sign up for Glad Tidings Magazine.   See sample in rack beside bulletin board.  Cost for yearly subscription is $15.75.  Please speak with Betty G if interested.

VST Happenings!  Be sure to check out the bulletin board to view all the interesting events happening at the Vancouver School of Theology.

Autumn at RPC Brochure – be sure to pick up your copy from a table in the hall or from the rack by the bulletin boards.

AV Technicians still needed:  Consider volunteering as a sound or audio tech.  The learning is not difficult and training will be provided. For more information speak with Anne D or Lorne M.

Holy Land Tour.  Have you ever wanted to travel to the Holy Land?  The next opportunity will be November 12-23 next year – 2017.  Iternary and registration information can be found on the bulletin board or check out www.christian-journeys.com.  Tour leaders will be the Reverends Martin Baxter and Ross Lockhart.

Bottle Return Program:  Richmond Presbyterian Church has now established an account with the Blundell Return-It Centre located at the Blundell Centre, just south of the church, at No 2 Road and Blundell. We are asking members and friends to donate by recycling their returnable beverage containers that have a deposit attached to them, at the above location. You must quote Account #66, or Richmond Presbyterian Church, before the transaction commences. Your participation is encouraged and very much appreciated.

Recycle eyeglasses – Pat M collects used eyeglasses to give to an organization that distributes them to people in need in developing countries. Please place used eyeglasses in the basket under the mail slots outside the church offices.

Have ANY unused greeting cards? Our Richmond Hospital Auxiliary uses them in various ways and they are very much appreciated. Cards may be given to Desnia or Betty.   Thank you.

Stamps: Just a reminder to please clip and save used postage stamps (no metered stamps). They are used in fundraising activities by the Canadian Bible Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Please leave a ½” trim around stamps.  Stamps may be given to Pat M.  Thank you.


RPC Library never sleeps. Ready when you are 24/7

at http://richpres.com/wp/rpc-library/ Check it out.



Participants in worship for Sunday, October 23, 2016:

Greeters:  TBC

A/V Technicians:  Sarah, James G

Lay Reader:  Mike

Time with Young Christians:  Rev. Victor Kim

Coffee Hosts:  Ronda,  Abby

Nursery Attendant:  Christie

Church School:  Heather , Pearl

Counters:  Mike , Heather , Janice



Participants in worship for Sunday, October 30, 2016:

Greeters:  Pat & Fred

A/V Technicians:  David , Abby

Lay Reader:  Bruce

Time with Young Christians:  Rev. Victor Kim

Coffee Hosts:  Steve & Janet

Nursery Attendant:  Carol

Church School:   Pearl , Barry

Counters:  Lisa, Bruce & Gayle


Dates to mark on your calendar

Community Bible Experience

40-day Journey through the New Testament

Mondays Noon-1:30 PM or 7:00-8:30 PM

Starting October 24th

Christian Faith: Quests & Questions

with Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

Wednesday evenings 7:00-8:30 PM

November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th

Tea at Two – October 25th                                                       2:00 PM

Next meeting of Session – October 25th                                 7:00 PM

Service at Minoru Residence – October 30th                        3:15 PM

Service at Courtyard Gardens – November 2nd                              2:00 PM

Board of Managers Meeting – November 14th                       7:00 PM

Service at Minoru Residence – November 20th                      3:15 PM

Next meeting of Session – November 22th                             7:00 PM

Advent Intergenerational Event – November 27th

Christmas Seniors’ Tea – December 3rd                          2:00-4:00 PM

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