Weekly Update

May 17, 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


Celebration Time! Please join us next week May 24th for Munch & Mingle as we celebrate the 90th Birthday of Marion Crawford with a special cake and fresh fruit platters.    In addition, there will be a “High Tea” Open House at the home of Sarah Marcinowsky at 4271 Louisburg Place between 1 -4pm.  All are welcome.

New Memorial Receptions Coordinator:  Nan McKay over the last several years has been coordinating the food and goodies for Memorial Services held through our church, even ones while we have been off-site.  Nan will be passing the reins over to Karleen Gill who will now be our contact person.  The Care & Fellowship Team along with the entire congregation thank Nan for her many years of service.  “Nan, you’ve done an outstanding job representing Christ in all that you do.  Now if Karleen can get that accent down she just might be as amazing as you.  Thank you, Nan!”

Mission & Young Persons Project:  The Presbytery invites all young persons aged 14 and older plus any leaders in children/youth ministries to experience a week of missional immersion.   An opportunity to make new friends, exercise your faith and expand your outreach skills.  Project takes place July 13 through 18 and the cost for the week is $50 (meals and snacks included).  For more information please contact Janik Livera at 604-615-0066 or liverajanik@gmail.com.  Financial assistance may be available, please call the church office.

Kidz Club Scavenger Hunt coming May 23rd at 6:30pm.  See Pearl today for your invite card or contact Barry or Taryn at rpckidzclub@gmail.com.

Tea at Two will take place Tuesday, May 26th at Ellen Cumming’s home, #207 – 8775 Jones Rd.  Come for tea, come for goodies, come for a laugh and bring a friend.  All are welcome.

Westminster Presbytery is having a June Tea.  The theme is “Imaging the Kingdom…The Kingdom of God is like…”  Cost is $12 and is held on June 16 from 11:30-2pm at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in White Rock.   RSVP to Zena Mackay at 604-526-7670 by June 9th.

Presbytery Notes:   The latest up-to -date “Leading with Care” document has arrived.  This is the PCC policy and practice handbook for all who work or volunteer with children, youth and vulnerable adults.  All elders, action team members, children and youth workers, pastoral care workers and paid staff should review the policy.  A copy is held in the church office but also can be found on the PCC website.

Ladies Retreat at Camp Douglas is coming June 23-26, 2015.  Come enjoy the beauty of the Sunshine Coast with fellow sisters in Christ.  Speaker is Rev Nancy Cocks and this year’s theme is entitled “Guest of the World: Walking with Celtic Christians then and now”.  For more information contact Randi Kanski at 604-530-9195 or at randik@telus.net.

Respond with Us: PWS&D is urging Canadians to take action and respond to the earthquake in Nepal.  All eligible donations made until May 25th will be matched by the Government of Canada. Donations can be made through your weekly offering. Please be sure to mark all donations with “Nepal Earthquake PWS&D”.

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

Care & Fellowship Team is organizing a lunch at Felicos Restaurant, 8140 Leslie Road, Richmond on Sat. May 23 at 12 noon.  A group menu has been selected with a variety of items to choose from.  We will have our own room reserved for this event and the cost will be $25 each which includes tip and tax. Please pay by cash or cheque payable to Mary Hanson.  Transportation will be provided for those who need it.  Today is the last chance to sign up.  Please join us for a time of great food, fun and fellowship.  If you have any questions or concerns, please call Mary Hanson email mary.hanson@telus.net.

Let’s keep in touch!!   The office is updating its directory: please advise the office if you’ve had a change in your email address, your physical address or phone number.  The church often sends out email reminders about special events.  If you want to receive these emails let us know and we’ll put you on the list.   Thank you.

Search Committee Update:  The Search Committee is moving forward with great strides in the process of filling the vacancy and is diligently reviewing applications and short-listing candidates.  Your continued prayers are appreciated.

Annual Church Family Retreatis coming Friday, June 5 to Sunday, June 7th on the shores of the Sunshine Coast. There will be fellowship, study, relaxation and exploration of God’s creation.   The Retreat is open to the whole church family – a time for believers of any age or marital status to grow, learn and experience God’s presence in a natural and unobstructed setting.  Brochures are available.  Contact Pearl in the church office for details.


Upcoming Dates:


Kidz Club Scavenger Hunt – May 23rd

Marion 90th Birthday Celebration – May 24th

Tea at Two   May 26th at 2pm at the home of Ellen,

                     Carey Institute Workshop – As for Me and My House – May 23rd

RPC Social Luncheon   – May 23rd at Felicos Restaurant

Camp Douglas Work Party – May 30th

Anniversary Sunday – May 31st

General Assembly – June 3-8th

Church Family Retreat at Camp Douglas – June 5-7th

Westminster Presbytery June Tea – June 16th  St. John’s/White Rock

Ladies Retreat at Camp Douglas – June 23-26th

Mission & Young People’s Project – July 13-18th

Church Picnic and Worship Service – July 19th   10:00 AM

Dedication Service for new building – September 13th

Open House for new building – September 26th       1-4 PM

Participants in worship next week, Sunday, May 24th:

Guest minister:           Rev. Glen Davis

Announcements:         Allan Fairbairn

Greeters:                     Larry Jackson

Lay reader:                  Cathy & Victoria Smyth

Children’s story:          Allan Fairbairn

Counters:                     J. & C. Gallacher, L. Walters

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