Weekly Update


Richmond Presbyterian Church

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


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

May 20, 2016


  Please come join us for Worship every Sunday at 10:00AM.

 Reconciliation Sunday: The Presbyterian Church in Canada marks Sunday, May 22nd as Healing and Reconciliation Sunday.

The drama which will be presented in worship  is called, “The Confession,” and is based on the 1994 Confession of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, before God and Aboriginal people, for its part in the Residential School System.  The drama will include readings from scripture and a reflection given by The Reverend Mary Fontaine of Hummingbird Ministries.  It will conclude with Mary leading the congregation in the singing of Amazing Grace, in Cree and in English.  We pray that with God’s guidance, our Church will continue to seek opportunities to walk with Aboriginal peoples to find healing and wholeness together as God’s people.


Tea at Two will be held this Tuesday, May 24th at 2:00 PM in the church hall.   Come for a wonderful cup of coffee or tea, juice and sweets.  Time to chat and make a new friend.  Everyone welcome.


Anniversary Luncheon:

 Next week on May 29th, Richmond Presbyterian Church will celebrate 56 years as a congregation. 

Please join us for a potluck lunch and cake following the Worship Service. 

Please bring something to add to the table (Finger Foods Only):

  • Sandwiches, Wraps,
  • Pizza, sushi,
  • Squares, Muffins,
  • Fruit or veggie platters.

Drinks and cake will be provided.


The annual Church Family Retreat will be taking place at Camp Douglas from June 3rd to 5th.  The whole church family is invited to an informal and relaxing time while reconnecting with God in the beauty and majesty of God’s good creation on the Sunshine Coast. Rev. Victor Kim will be leading a study on Original Grace – A Theology of God’s Good Creation.  For further details, including transportation, please pick up a brochure or contact Pearl in the church office.


Bible Study:  Come join Rev. Kim for a seven week series entitled Bible 101.  Do you have questions about the Bible or do you need a refresher course on the basics?  If your answer is yes, then this study is for you.  Using an innovative approach and accessible multi-media resources, Bible 101 is exactly what you’ve been looking for.  Study starts Monday, April 18th and winds up June 13th (there are no classes on May 9th or May 23rd).   Two times available:     12:00-1:30 PM or 7:00-8:30 PM.   Come join us and bring a friend.



Summer Student Employment Opportunity!

 Be sure to check out the job opportunity listed on our home page!

Note: the deadline for applications has been extended to June 15th!


Update on south side of building took place this week with the removal of the old oak doors and installation of a new steel door.  Finishing work is still ongoing but the new exit door looks great.  Thank you to Wish List donors for providing the necessary funds.

New Information Racks.  To minimize clutter in the hall and entrance to the sanctuary a clear plastic rack has now been hung beside the bulletin boards.  Another rack will be mounted on the right side shortly.  The racks have been designed to hold the multitude of resource material that normally is kept on the table.  So if you are looking for offering envelopes, devotional books, copies of Rev. Kim’s sermon, church newsletter and other miscellaneous material – check out the hanging racks.  Another project from the Wish List completed – thank you to the donors.

Kidz Club: Do you enjoy working with school aged and being active? Kidz Club is looking for additional volunteers to assist with monthly activities.  If you’re interested, speak to Barry.

 Alberta Fires: Please join with the Presbyterian Church in Canada in responding to the devastating fires taking place in Fort McMurray. Donations to support immediate relief and long-term rebuilding for people affected by the fires can be made on-line through Presbyterian World Service & Development or through  your regular offering. Please indicate “Alberta Fires” on your cheque memo line.

Ladies please take note:  Get away for a few days of peace and quiet, singing, laughter, study, prayer, fellowship and great food.  Brochures and registration forms for the June 21st to 24th Ladies’ Retreat at Camp Douglas are available from the table in the hall.  For additional info call Randi at 604-530-9195 or email her at randik@telus.net

Heads Up! The Presbytery of Kamloops will be meeting in our Church  the weekend following Thanksgiving from October 12th to 14th with Synod meeting  October 14th to 16th.  We will be asking for help  with food, worship, transportation and billeting.  Please watch for further details. If you would like to be involved, please contact Isabel

Kitchen Cleaning – Volunteers are needed to clean the kitchen on a periodic basis. It involves cleaning the fridge, wiping down cupboards, as well as tidying up shelves. Find a partner to make a team of two. We hope to have as many teams as possible so that you would only clean once every four or five months. If you are interested, please contact Margaret B

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.

Camp Douglas Work Party.  The camp is always looking for people who can paint, clean buildings, tend the grounds as well as garden and chop wood.  The next Work Party is scheduled for May 28th.  To sign up or get more detailed information please contact Ross McClelland at rmcclelland@telus.net.

Youth Event! The annual Camp Douglas Mini-Retreat and Work Party is scheduled for May 27th-29th.  Full details and registration can be found on the poster located on the bulletin board outside the nursery or contact Rev. Paddy at 604-720-1810.

Want to support Camp Douglas?  The camp is always looking for people who can paint, clean buildings, tend the grounds as well as garden and chop wood.  The next Work Party is scheduled for May 28th.  To sign up or get more detailed information please contact Ross M at rmcclelland@telus.net.

Camp Douglas Summer Camp 2016 brochures are in – grab your copy on from the table in the hall or check out the website at www.campdouglas.ca.

The Wishing Tree:  Be sure to check out the bulletin board in the hall and find out how you can support our Wish List.

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.



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Participants in worship for Sunday, May 22nd, 2016:

Greeters:  Aleli & Angelo

Lay readers:  Hummingbird Ministries

Time with Young Christians:  Hummingbird Ministries

Coffee Hosts:   Mary & Harold

Nursery attendant: Carol V

Church School:  Aaron & Heather

Counters:  Bill & Lynn and Nonnie


Participants in worship for Sunday, May 29nd, 2016:

Greeters:  Bill & Lynn

Lay readers:  Mary

Time with Young Christians:  Camp Douglas Representatives

Coffee Hosts:   Marilyn & Mary

Nursery attendant: Carol

Church School:  Aaron & Heather

Counters: David, John & Margaret

Dates to mark on your calendar

 Bible Study:  Bible 101

Mondays 12:00-1:30 PM or 7:00-8:30 PM

(No  class May 23)


Tea at Two – May 24th      2:00 PM

Youth Mini-Retreat at Camp Douglas – May 27th-29th

Camp Douglas Work Party – May 28th

Communion Service at Minoru Residence – May 29th             3:15 PM

Church Family Retreat at Camp Douglas – June 3rd to 5th

Service at Courtyard Gardens – June 5th                2:00 PM

Board Meeting – June 13th                     7:00 PM

Leadership Retreat at VST – June 18th                   9:00-3:00 PM

Grad Recognition Sunday – June 19th

Service at Minoru Residence – June 19th           3:15 PM

Appreciation Sunday – June 26th     

Group Action Team Meeting – June 22nd

Vacation Bible School – July 11th to 15th                       9:00-12:00 PM

Community Worship & Church Picnic at South Arm – July 17th



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