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Hello everyone,

I don’t have any news of events from the congregation, but I have a couple of upcoming events you might be interested in.

First is a Blue Christmas service:A Service of Hope presented by St. Andrew’s United Church and the Anglican and Lutheran Churches of North Vancouver

Are you missing or grieving loved ones, dealing with health challenges, feeling sorrow for the state of the world?Join us for Blue Christmas, a time to acknowledge and release grief and sorrow, and begin the journey into hope.


St. Andrew’s United Church1044 St. George’s Avenue in North Vancouver


Something you might enjoy after Christmas when it’s dark and dreary and you are looking for something to do.  At the Maplewood Flats Cultural House on January 20th there is a Blending and Tasting Teas event with Raven and Hummingbird: Cease Wyss and Senaqwila Wyss from 1 to 3 p.m. Cease and Senaqwila are local aboriginal ecobotanists and will teach about local indigenous plants that are used for consumption. On January 26th from 1 to 3 pm Weaving Words – Words Rising, Birds Rising artists.  An exhibit that is currently on display at the Maplewoods Cultural House. On this date the artists will be talking about the works which involve words in the Squamish language. I have left several copies of Wingspan, the magazine of the Maplewood Flats on the table in front of the church office if you are interested.  If you would like to know more about this please give me a call.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-The Worship and Music Committee is meeting tonight, so next Thursday we will have the dates, times and places of worship over Christmas.

 A blessing from Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Dear Child of God, you are loved with a love that nothing can shake, a love that loved you long before you were created, a love that will be there long after everything has disappeared. You are precious, with a preciousness that is totally quite immeasurable. And God wants you to be like God. Filled with life and goodness and laughter—and joy.“God, who is forever pouring out God’s whole being from all eternity, wants you to flourish. God wants you to be filled with joy and excitement and ever longing to be able to find what is so beautiful in God’s creation: the compassion of so many, the caring, the sharing. And God says, Please, my child, help me. Help me to spread love and laughter and joy and compassion. And you know what, my child? As you do this—hey, presto—you discover joy. Joy, which you had not sought, comes as the gift, as almost the reward for this non-self-regarding caring for others.” 

Peace,Lin Parkinson