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Highlights of Our Life and Work 
November 10 2019
Here's what's coming up for our community of faith. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Sunday we will remember...we will remember those who have suffered in wars, and those who continue to suffer. And we will remember God's word and promise to us, "...there is still a vision for the appointed time; it speaks of the end, and does not lie. If it seems to tarry, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay." (Habakkuk 2:3) 
   
Our Scriptures are:
Habakkuk 1: 1-14, 2: 1-4
John 15: 9-17
 
  This Sunday at Cafe church we will dramatize and explore the story of Zacchaeus who was rejected because of his age and his job, but befriended by Jesus. Join us as we wonder together about how we are all included and called to share the welcome.
 
 
Staff Changes: 
Rev. Janice will be on a silent retreat in Naramata, Nov. 2 -11, practicing doing less in order to simply be with God.
 
"Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy." 
-Rabbi Abraham Joshua Hesche
Events this Week
(* = weekly events)
   
Sunday November 10
*Sunday Worship - 10 am - Crescent Site  
*Cafe Church - 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
 
Monday, November 11 - Remembrance Day -  Office is closed
Women's Coffee - 10 am - Pelican Rouge Cafe
 
Community Dinner - 5 pm - Star of the Sea Church - 15262 Pacific Ave.
Off Our Rockers - 7 pm - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
 
Tuesday, November 12
Off Our Rockers - 10 am - Crescent Site 
Peninsula UCW -  12 pm - Sunnyside Site - Sanctuary
Sit & Stitch   - 7 pm - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
 
Wednesday, November 13
*The Third Café - 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)  
* Conversation Café   10:30 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
*Ukulele Ensemble - 6 pm - Crescent Site - Sanctuary
*Choir Practice - 7 pm - Crescent Site, Sanctuary 
* Entering the Silence - 7 pm - ThirdSpace  (1381 George St.) 
*Conscious Connections - 7pm - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
PFLAG - 7 pm - Sunnyside Site - Narthex
 
Thursday, November 14
*Centering Prayer - 7:30 am - Crescent Site, Sanctuary
Healing Touch & Reiki - 10 am - Crescent Site - Sanctuary
Stitch & Chat - 2 pm - Sunnyside Site - Narthex
 
Friday, November 15
*Encore Pilates - 9:30 am - Crescent Site, Narthex
*The Third Café - 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.) 
 
Saturday, November 16
Council Meeting/Workshop - 9 am - 3 pm - Crescent Site
   
Sunday, November 17
* Sunday Worship - 10 am- Crescent Site 
*Cafe Church - 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
P.I.E. Event - after worship at the Crescent Site 
News This Week
Centering Prayer Introductory Program
Saturday, November 9, 10:00am - 3:00pm
 
The Introduction to Centering Prayer Program offers the opportunity to explore a deep reflective practice of silent prayer based on the rich wisdom teaching of the Christian contemplative tradition.
"Centering Prayer is fundamentally two things at the same time: first, the deepening of your personal relationship with Christ; and second, a method of freeing you from obstacles that prevent faith, hope, and love from growing in you. It allows you to become sensitive to the subtle inspirations of the Holy Spirit that lead to intimate relationship." - Fr. Thomas Keating
Facilitated by experienced practitioners commissioned by Contemplative Outreach Ltd. (Locally, through Contemplative Outreach of Greater Vancouver), who teach and practice the benefits of Centering Prayer in everyday life.
NOTE: Follow-up Training: Tuesday, November 12th Tuesday, November 19th, Tuesday, November 26th, Tuesday, December 3rd from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
TICKETS: $150.00 Includes lunch, snacks, materials, and "Open Mind, Open Heart" by Father Thomas Keating. Full and partial scholarships available.  
 
For more info   Contact Person: Gene Fraser
The November 2019 Church Directory Is Ready 
The updated Peninsula United Church directory has been emailed to those on our email list who are listed in the directory. If you are not on email or prefer printed copies, a limited number are available in the narthex after the service today. For privacy reasons directories are only available to those who are listed. If you wish to be added to our email list or to have a copy mailed to you, please contact the church office at 604-531-2979.
Please Note: The directory is published for the sole personal use of the congregation and is not to be circulated or fowarded to third parties outside of the congregation. The Peninsula United Church Privacy Policy is available on the church website.
 

Women's Advent Service
 
Mon., Dec. 2nd at 7 pm  at the 
Crescent Site
Take time for this annual opportunity to calm your heart and mind in preparation for Advent. All women are warmly invited to attend this service.  Join us at 7 pm to enjoy a warm drink, goodies and conversation.  The service will be from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.  

The Advent planning committee would be happy to accept donations of cut and plated baking for the Women's Advent Service. 
Baking donations may be dropped off at the Crescent Site from 2 - 4 Monday afternoon. 
Monday, Nov. 11 - 5 pm  
Star of the Sea Hall,15262 Pacific Ave
Dinners are on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.  All are welcome.
Doors open at 4:30 pm, dinner is served at 5:00 pm. Everyone welcome, Family friendly. Dinners by donation.
Peninsula United Church Women - (UCW) -  Tuesday, November 12 - 12 noon
at the Sunnyside Site, 15639 24th Avenue.  Please bring a bag lunch.  Tea is provided.  UCW is open to all women of the congregation.  We enjoy Fellowship, Worship, & Interesting Programs.  
Our Speaker will be Rev. Janice Young.    
More information, call Pat Anderson, 604-535-5652
Healing Touch & Reiki
Meets on the second and fourth Thursday each month from 10 am - noon in the sanctuary at the Crescent site.
Next session: Thursday, Nov. 14th.

All are welcome to come and take part in our guided meditation and the relaxing experience for care of our body, mind and spirit.
Holiday Craft Fair 
Sat, Nov. 16th, 9 am to 3 pm at Camp Alexandra, 2916 McBride Ave.  
Free Admission. 
50 vendors; Prize Draws; Food. 
The Peninsula United Church Stitch and Chat Group will have a table at this event.
meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 2 - 4 pm in the Narthex at the Sunnyside Site of Peninsula United 
The next meeting: Thursday, Nov. 14.
Everyone is welcome to join us for a time of work and fellowship
Mark Your Calendars!
The Affirming Ministry Team invites you to join us for a PIE event after church on Sun., Nov. 17.  
The acronym PIE helps us describe Affirming Communities of Faith. What do you think P.I.E. stands for?  
Come have a piece of yummy pie with your coffee and tea and share in the conversation about what Affirming Ministry Communities of Faith look and taste like.
The next Soup Sunday will be on
Sunday, November 24 after the service. We need soup makers, people to help set-up, serve, wash dishes, and clean-up. Sign up sheets are in the Narthex. Please sign-up so we can make sure that we have the helpers we need to make this time of food and fellowship happen. Your assistance is appreciated. Proceeds from your donations go to Community Dinners.
Advent Wreath Making
Create your own Advent Wreath on Sunday, November 24th, after church (during Soup Sunday).
This is a great family tradition that kids really enjoy. All greenery, candles and wreaths are provided.
Please let Teri Lydiard know if you plan to attend so that sufficient supplies will be ready!
Thank You Toiletry Donators
The Nitelights would like to sincerely thank all the many people who generously donated their hotel toiletries and fabric for our fall project. 82 sewn cloth bags were filled and given to Atira House this week. The need for women and children in crisis continues to be great so they were extremely grateful. Val Thorner

Notice to all Church Groups, Committees and Ministry Teams
When you are planning events, please let Joanne at the church office know the date, time, and place as soon as possible so the Ministry Coordinating Team can put it on their calendar. This is to prevent double-bookings and a good spacing of events throughout the year.
Purdy's Chocolates
Looking for that special gift for someone that has everything?
Everyone enjoys delicious Purdy's Chocolates for Christmas!  Delicious Georgia Browns, Yummy Hedgehogs, Gift Boxes, stocking stuffers and even no sugar alternatives.
 
Purdy's catalogues and order forms will be in the reception area this Sunday and can be left at the church office or call Teri Lydiard 604 538-6352.
And yes there are delicious samples.....
Profits will go towards Tierra Nueva, Casa Reparada.
Return your order with cheque payable to Teri Lydiard by Sunday November 24th, or to the church office
and your items will be available after December 1st --no mall panic required.
Programs at ThirdSpace
                         #1 - 1381 George St. 604-385-0822
                                         www.ourthirdspace.com
Volunteer Orientation at ThirdSpace
Wed. Nov. 20, 1-3pm
All volunteers - new and experienced!
ThirdSpace is our community café that offers events, programs and safe space for people to combat isolation and find deep friendships - a unique opportunity to serve our community! Please join us as we introduce our new Volunteer Handbook learn how we can be welcoming and inclusive with all our diverse guests. To sign-up or get more info,email or call Bruce 604.992.9183.
Wednesday,  Nov. 13, 7  - 9 pm - Sunnyside Site
ThirdSpace is pleased to host monthly PFLAG meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at our Sunnyside location (15639 24 Ave.) from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.  

ThirdSpace Writers Group
Meets the last Wednesday of the month.
( at ThirdSpace 1381 George St. )

The next session November 27, 1-3 pm

Join us as we read, discuss,and write to deepen our lives and to appreciate, encourage, connect and more via writing and sharing. No writing experience needed! Call Marilyn Hahn 
at 604-996-2960 for details.
Tackle That Memoir
First Monday of the month 1 - 3 pm
Next Session: December 2.
Move from "doubt-gripped" to "manuscript." Using memoir writing, conversation, and creative thinking to explore ten core life themes.
Scientifically proven to bring meaning to your past, shape your future, bounce back from "stuff", and connect with others. No writing experience needed!

Leader: Marilyn Hahn  604.996.2960 Email Marilyn for more info.
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 Café
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.
Every Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Tired of small talk? Try some big talk!
Join us for conversations that matter.

Upcoming Topics:
Nov. 13 What's the best movie you've seen lately?
Nov. 20 What are the qualities of a true friend?
Wednesdays, 7 - 8 pm -  at ThirdSpace
One Hour of Silent Meditation for the Experienced Meditator Complete Silence; no guidance or instruction provided. 

Facilitator: Marilyn Hurst
Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm -  at ThirdSpace
Conscious Connections invites people to come together, practice self-inquiry and make meaningful connections along their journey.
Our focus is to 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.

Leaders: Jeannine Hart & Nelson Beavington

Events Beyond Our Congregation
Meet Your Muslim Neighbour
The White Rock Muslim Association (WRMA) presents "Meet Your Muslim Neighbour"
Sunday, November 10, 2019, from 12 pm to 4 pm at the South Surrey Recreation & Arts Centre. Free Admission!
Come join us for a unique and fun-filled afternoon to learn more about Islam. Ask any questions, meet your fellow Muslim neighbours, visit engaging stalls, booths, and presentations, and snack on delicious treats!
Website
Jazz Vespers 
Sunday, November 10, 4 pm at Northwood United Church, 8855 156 St.
Come, listen to the Lower Mainland's finest Jazz. Vibrant, Joyful, Soulful, Reflective. This month we welcome Linda Szentes & Jazzlinks. By donation.


Camp Spirit- Pub Night -
Sunday, November 24 at the 'Twisted Tap House' - 7557 Edmonds Street, Burnaby - 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm $25/ticket. The Proceeds go towards Camp Spirit which ensures all children can go to camp.  More Information:  
Seating is limited.   
Tickets $15 - must be purchased in advance.
Click here to purchase tickets 
 
 
 Donations for First United Downtown 
Support our meal program which allows us to provide breakfast and lunch for up to 200 people weekly.
Your gift to the meal program at First could provide hot, healthy, and delicious meals for our DTES neighbours or the supplies needed to serve these meals. It could also help us purchase much-needed equipment for the kitchen. Thank you for your gift and for the support you share with us all year long.
Your gift could support...
$50: 12 new serving trays
$100: 540 sets compostable dishware
$250: 125 bowls of healthy breakfast soup
$1,000: Oven seed money ($27,000 needed) 
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.

Be Careful Where You Park!
To avoid getting a ticket:
*    pay close attention to posted signs
*    no tires on grass
*    Angle parking only on 127th Street side of church
*    parallel parking only everywhere else.

Click here  to see City of Surrey parking regulations.
Click on the button labelled "Parking on Sidewalks and Boulevards" for more information.