Weekly Update

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Richmond Presbyterian Church

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


www.richpres.com /richpres@telus.net

October 1, 2015


 We’re Home – Please come join us for Worship every Sunday at 10:00AM.


 Information regarding the Preach for the Call Weekend coming soon!

 As you know we have a new minister coming to Preach for the Call on October 25th.  Important information and details regarding this weekend including a biography of the minister will be available on Sunday, October 11th.   Please be sure to pick up your copy.  Those not picked up will be mailed.   One of the events includes a congregational dinner on Saturday, October 24th – we encourage you to attend.  On October 25th following the service there will be a congregational meeting  – it is crucial that as many members and adherents as possible attend this important decision-making day.  Please mark your calendars.

Ride for Refuge is back!  Coming October 3rd, the RPC Holy Rollers will be mounting their bikes in support of Ratanak International to support vulnerable young women in Cambodia.   You can help support this worthwhile cause by joining the bike squad or the 5km walking group which is new to this year’s event. Donations can be made online at www.rideforrefuge.org or speak with Graeme.

RPC Hikers, Saturday, October 17th – Shoreline Trail, Port Moody.   All Welcome.  Flat and easy 2 hour walk around the eastern end of Burrard Inlet.  To carpool, meet at 9:15 am in church parking lot or at  10:00 am at the Rocky Point parking lot.  Bring backpack lunch and/or drinks.  For hike info and driving directions, see www.vancouvertrails.com/trails/shoreline-trail/.  For more info, contact Steve N.

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.

Holy Land Tour with Ross Lockhart.  If you have ever thought of visiting the Holy Land, here is a great opportunity to do so.  Dates are January 7-17, 2016.  For more information, visit www.christian-journeys.com, click on ‘Israel Departures’ and look for this tour.

Harvest Table Decorations:  On October 11th we will once again transform our Communion Table to a Table of Harvest.  Fresh produce items can be dropped off at the church anytime during office hours after October 6th.  Deadline for items is Saturday, October 10th at 10AM.  These items will then be passed on to the Richmond Food Bank.

Kidz Club: Attention parents of children aged 4-13 years old.  Following the service on October 18th please join the Educational Ministries Team for an important meeting to discuss the structure of children’s ministries over the next six months.  It will be an opportunity to make suggestions, have questions answered and to do some brainstorming.  Please be sure to attend. For more information please contact Pearl at the church office.

Leading with Care Policy – Orientation Training, November 15th.   To conform to the national church office policy for Safety of Children and Vulnerable Adults, all people working in our children‘s ministries must attend an annual Orientation Training Session.   The Orientation Training will cover:

  • Understanding the policy,
  • Knowing your responsibilities, and
  • Emergency and safety procedures.

The workshop will start after Munch & Mingle and should only take about 70 minutes. Please pack a lunch.   RSVP to Pearl at the church office.

Next Board of Managers meeting is October 21st at 6:30pm at the church.

M2/W2 Association presents Stories of Impact in the Prison & the Community on Saturday, October 24th .  Please see notice board for further info.


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Participants in worship next week, Sunday October 4th:

Next week is World Communion Sunday

Guest minister: Rev Kate Jordan

Announcements: Mary H.

Greeters:  Lynn and Bill

Children’s story:  Barry G.

Lay reader:  Isabel E.

Nursery attendant: Carol VD.

Church School: Lisa and Rachel

Counters: Mark, Yumin and Grace

Participants in worship next week, Sunday October 11th:

Guest minister: Rev. Jaylynn Byassee

Announcements: Isabel E

Greeters:  Aleli and Angelo

Children’s story:  Jack

Lay reader:  Mary H.

Nursery attendant: Lisa

Church School: TBA

Counters: Mike, Heather, Janice


 Dates to Remember

Ride for Refuge Fundraiser – October 3rd       9:00 AM

Service at Courtyard Gardens – October 4th      2:00 PM

Educational Ministries Team Meeting – October 6th      7:00 PM

Information Letter to Congregants – October 11th 

MS Support Group – October 13th      1:00 PM

Kidz Club Parents’ Meeting – October 18th     Following the service

Service at Minoru Residence – October 18th     3:15 PM

Preach for the Call Weekend:

            Saturday Congregational Dinner –  October 24th

            Minister Preaching for the Call –     October 25th

Service at Courtyard Gardens – November 1st                    2:00 PM

Leading with Care Orientation – Nov 18th          Following the service







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