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January 13,  2019
Sunday Worship - J anuary 13, 2019

The Rev. Joan McMurtry will be leading worship at the Crescent site helping us think about hospitality and what that might look like with people in our community who don't have a home of their own.
 
10 am at Cafe Church
At Café Church we will celebrating Epiphany with a story about a star that led the Magi to Jesus.   We will be making stars to remind us that Jesus calls us to shine God's light in the world. Come and shine with us.
Events this Week
(* = weekly events)  
 
Sunday, January 13
*Sunday Worship - 10 am - Crescent Site
Cafe Church - 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St. )
 
Monday, January 14
Women's  Coffee - 10 am - Pelican Rouge
Community Dinner - 5 pm - Star of the Sea Hall - 15262 Pacific Avenue
 
Tuesday, January 15
Hillcrest UCW - 2:15 pm - Crescent Site, Lower Hall 
Sit & Stitch - 7 pm - ThirdSpace Front Room (1381 George St.)
 
Wednesday, January 16
Walkers - 9:30 am - Crescent Beach
*The Third Cafe- 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
*Men's Coffee - 10 am - Danica's Bistro - 1959 152 St (Windsor Square)
*Wednesday Worship - 1:30 pm - Sunnyside Site - Sanctuary
Choir - 7 pm - Crescent Site - Sanctuary 
* Entering the Silence - 7 pm - ThirdSpace Front Room (1381 George St.)
Conscious Connections - 7 pm - Thirdspace - Back Room (1381 George St)
 
Thursday, January 17
Centering Prayer - 7:30 am - Crescent Site, Sanctuary
Women's Coffee - 10 am - Pelican Rouge
 
Friday, January 18
*Encore Pilates - Canc elled until February 15
*The Third Cafe  - 10 am - ThirdSpace Front Room (1381 George St.)
 
Saturday January 19
Celebration of Life for Sylvia Teal - 2 pm - Crescent Site
 
Sunday, January 20
*Sunday Worship - 10 am - Crescent Site
* Cafe Church - 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
News This Week
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Dinner at Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub
We are planning the January 12th dinner at the Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub Society (12740 102 Avenue).  If you are able to help in the kitchen preparing dinner or serving please contact Joan Strutt 604 576 8812 or Arlene Gendron 604 531 4532.
Community Dinner
Mon., Jan 14. Doors open at 4:30 pm, meal at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome. Sponsored by Peninsula United Church and Sources Food Bank. Star of the Sea Hall (15262 Pacific Ave.)
Angel Collection 
If you kindly lent us some of your angel collection this advent season, please feel
 free to pick them up from the church library. Thank you for your contributions to our lovely displays
 
2019 Offering Envelopes
Remaining 2019 Offering Envelopes are on the table in the Narthex throughout January.  Please pick up yours and your neighbours.
Emergency Shelter Update
On wet, windy Monday night, 25 folks sought shelter.  To help them try to stay dry and warm during the day, this is what is urgently needed:
● Mitts    ● Coats    ● Women's socks and underwear
Please bring to either Crescent site on Sunday, or to Sunnyside site during office hours. Thank you for sharing. 
For information call Cheryl Lightowlers at 604-538-7366.
Soup Sunday
Join us after the service at the Crescent site on January 27th for fellowship and a hot bowl of delicious soup. Sign-up sheet will be available in the Narthex soon.  We will need soups, servers, clean-up helpers and helpers for set-up and take-down.  Proceeds from your donations go to the local Food Bank.
Annual Reports Reminder! 

Annual Reports must be submitted to the church office no later than Friday, January 18, 2019.

A Celebration of Life for Sylvia Teal 
will be held on Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm
at the Crescent site.

A Celebration of Life for Freda McLean

will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm
at the Crescent site.

Birthday Bash- Sunday, February 17
Everyone has a birthday so let's celebrate together! On Feb. 17 after church we'll go downstairs for coffee and birthday cake. You'll be invited to sit with others who share the same birthday month.
Please sign up if you can provide a birthday cake for 10 - 12 people. Questions? Talk to Judith Charlebois or Elizabeth Lehigh.
Fair Trade Coffee News
Learn more about how your Level Ground coffee purchases help support farmers and their families in developing countries. Thanks for your continuing support and interest.
Our Mission & Service Givings For 2018 totalled $67,433.38.  We didn't reach our target of $72,000, but thank you to all who donated to M&S through the year. Our December givings amounted to $630 from the UCW and Nitelights and $7607.77 from the congregation for a total of $8237.77. Please remember that your gifts to M&S make a better world possible and bring hope for the future.
Peninsula Sacred Writers Group
Are 
you an open-minded, open-hearted, oh!-pen-in-handed person who believes words can take back truths?  Reshape life's stories?  Serve as acts of love and worship, while strengthening our community?  Each week, in a safe and supportive environment, use sacred writing texts, prompts, writing, discussion, and reflection to explore faith, celebrate creativity, and grow together on our God-journey.   All writing levels welcome.
Details to follow.   
Par Changes
Many thanks for the tremendous response to our congregation's first Stewardship Program.  Please note that changes to PAR givings requested in your Stewardship Response Form will go into effect this month.
Our Whole Lives- Sexuality Education For Adults 30-55 - Saturdays February 9, March 9, & April 13, 1 pm - 5 pm at Peninsula United Church, Sunnyside site.
Our Whole Lives focuses on sexuality in connection with many other concepts such as relationships, love, family, and spirituality. Sexuality, with all it involves, is most positive, most affirming, and most wonderful when it is understood and approached as a creative and connective life force, rather than as a series of thoughts and actions isolated from other parts of human activity.
Hosted by the South Fraser Unitarian Congregation.
More information
Programs at ThirdSpace
                         #1 - 1381 George St. 604-385-0822
                                         www.ourthirdspace.com
Sit & Stitch
Every Tuesday from 7- 9 pm at ThirdSpace
Come relax, chat, knit and find life-changing friendships. All ages and skill levels are welcome - especially beginners!

The Third Cafe
Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
at ThirdSpace

Drop by for a cuppa fresh ground coffee or gourmet tea! A warm welcome awaits in a place that is relaxed, safe and truly inclusive.
Wednesdays 7 - 8 pm - Resuming on Wednesday, January 2nd.
One Hour of Silent Meditation for the Experienced Meditator Complete Silence; no guidance or instruction provided. 

Facilitator: Marilyn Hurst
Facilitator: Marilyn Hurst

Conscious Connections invites people to come together, practice self-inquiry and make meaningful connections along their journey.
Our focus is help people identify, use, understand and effectively manage emotions, communicate better, reduce anxiety and stress, defuse conflicts, improve relationships, empathize with others, and better face life's challenges. Our mission is to create one global family that works together instead of against each other.
Events Beyond Our Congregation
Donations for First United Downtown 
  As the weather cools, we are seeking donations of warmer winter clothing for men, including sweaters, pants, and jackets Please visit our Give Goods page for updated details on how to donate.  We are still seeking people to fill all of our volunteer positions -- if you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering with us, please visit our volunteer page to learn more!
From Our Administration Team
Announcements Deadline
Weekly bulletin announcements must be in the office by 10 am on Wednesdays. 

Email to  office@peninsulaunited.com or call 604-531-2979.