Weekly Update


 April 12, 2015

Notes and News

Richmond Presbyterian Church

11:00am – Ukrainian Hall,

5311 Francis Rd., 1 block east of Railway


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

Curtis Wilson is graduating! Convocation will be held at 7 pm on Monday May 11th, Shaughnessy Heights United Church (1550 W 33rd Vancouver). Come witness Curtis receive his M.Div from the Vancouver School of Theology. Congratulations, Curtis!

Plant Sale:  In answer to some queries re our annual plant sale, we are unable to hold it this year since we have no facility to take delivery of all the plants and hanging baskets.  As we know, this situation is temporary, so look for business as usual next year.

Financial Update as of March 31, 2015

$69,632.22                  Givings required to meet the annual budget

$51,676.91                  Givings received as of March 31, 2015

-$17,955.31                 Shortfall in Givings

At the moment, our expenses are lower than expected so the actual deficit is -$10,270.58; however, we need to make up the shortfall to meet our expenses for the year. Please do all you can to support RPC in your givings.

Outreach to vulnerable people in Richmond – Wednesday April 15th at the Richmond Cultural Centre in the Main Floor Performance Hall. Presentations will start at 5:00 pm, followed by discussion until 8:00 pm. Contact Denise Swantson (dswanston@richmond.ca) for details or to RSVP.

The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community – a compelling and hopeful film that explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support systems of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people. This film features leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption.

Date: April 22nd from 7 pm to 9 pm at Gilmore Park United Church, 8060 No. 1 Rd. Co-sponsored by Kairos and Gilmore Park U.C.

RPC Hikers – Saturday, April 25th. All welcome. Easy (but hilly) 2-hour “forest in the city” hike at UBC Pacific Spirit Park.  All welcome. Carpool leaves RPC parking lot at 9 am, or meet us at 9:30 in the parking lot just west of the Spanish Banks West Concession (off NW Marine Dr.).  Optional lunch out after.  For more info, contact Steve Norris (604-709-9255 or norriss@douglascollege).

You are invited to Camp Douglas’s Fundraising Dinner   Saturday, April 25th. Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm. Langley Presbyterian Church (20867 44th Ave, Langley). Tickets are $10 each. To reserve tickets please email: cheerio@campdouglas.ca Join us for some tropical fun as we kick off the 2015 camping season!

Update on RPC Building Project – April 2015

Construction continues to progress well.  A mid-June completion is still on schedule.  Interior and exterior finishing has started. Windows, doors, and siding work on the exterior is nearing completion.  Interior drywall work is well underway.  Interior painting is scheduled to start in the next week or two.   With the suspect condition of the existing chancel wall paneling it was decided to remove the paneling and provide a textured painted wall finish instead.  The paneling around the organ pipe assembly will remain.  Additional extra work items continue to arise as we complete the rough-in stage and move into the finishing stage of the project.  It is expected that we will spend all monies as reported in the summary presented at the ACM.  It was hoped to have some leftover to add back in items previously deleted for cost saving, but it is unlikely.  Overall the project is about 65% complete.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any of the Building Team members (Mike Zaine, Bill Green, Margaret Smithson, Anne Davidson, Tom McKinnon).

Update from the Celebration Team: 

Sunday Sept 13 – Dedication Service at 3 pm

Saturday Sept 26 – Open House from 1-4 pm

We are planning to have a celebration on the first Sunday we are back in our building, and we are planning a Friday evening Band concert in September. More information to come. If you would like to be involved let Joan Greaves or Margie Stager know.

Elders’ Prayer Lunch – every Wednesday until further notice (12 noon, Eleanor Tan’s house)

Church Family Retreat at Camp Douglas – June 5-7, 2015




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