WEBSITE           EVENTS          NEWS          I'M NEW          FIND US           ABOUT
Highlights of Our Life and Work 
September 8,  2019
We hope you've had a good week! Here's what's coming up for our community of faith. We look forward to seeing you soon!
This is week 7 of our 7 week series  on the Lord's Prayer.  
Our 7 week series on the Lord's Prayer concludes this Sunday. Rev. Janice wonders what new insights you have about the Lord's Prayer. As we share the Lord's Supper we will experience the gift of God's daily bread which empowers us for lives of love and justice.  
Scriptures for September 8:    
1 Corinthians 11: 17-26

Children are invited to bring their backpacks and school bags for a special blessing as they return to school. We also begin Creation Time with the story of How God Made Light. Join us!  
10 am at ThirdSpace, 1381 George St.
Events this Week
(* = weekly events)
Sunday, September 8 
Sunday Worship - 10 am - Crescent Site - led by Rev. Janice
Cafe Church - 10 am - Thirdspace
Monday, September 9
Women's Coffee - 10 am - Pelican Rouge Cafe
Tuesday, September 10 
Peninsula UCW - 12 noon - Sunnyside Site 
Sit & Stitch - 7 pm - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
Wednesday, September 11
*The Third Cafe - 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)  
* Conversation Cafe   10:30 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)  
* Entering the Silence - 7 pm - ThirdSpace  (1381 George St.) 
*Conscious Connections - 7pm - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
PFLAG - 7 pm - Sunnyside Site
Choir Practice - 7 pm - Crescent Site - Sanctuary
Thursday, September 12
*Centering Prayer - 7:30 am - Crescent Site, Sanctuary
Healing Touch &;Reiki - 10 am - Crescent Site, Sanctuary
Women's Coffee - 10 am - Pelican Rouge Cafe
Stitch & Chat - 2 pm - Sunnyside Site
Friday, September 13
*Encore Pilates - 9:30 am - Crescent Site - Narthex
*The Third Cafe - 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)  Saturday,  
Saturday, September 14
Celebration of Life for Edythe Dickey - 2 pm - Crescent Site
Sunday, September 15
Sunday Worship - 10 am - Crescent Site - led by  Rev. Janice
Cafe Church - 10 am ThirdSpace (1381 George St.) 
News This Week
We have a new and exciting Musical Opportunity at Peninsula UC! 
We are starting a ukulele ensemble. 
Never played?  No problem!  We will all learn together. 
If interested please contact Denice Grant at or 778-884-1252.

Off Our Rockers!
In this 7-week discussion group based on Parker Palmer's book On the Brink of Everything*, we will challenge ourselves to more fully embrace our final years.  Palmer writes, "We have no choice about death. But we do have choices to make ...":  Choices to be real before we die.  To reach out and connect.  To grow younger while getting older.  To use our strengths to do meaningful work.  So, with each session, we will circle back to the central question, If I am to live my life before I die-and forget my age-how then will I choose to live?

* Click here to order your book. Contact Marilyn Hahn if purchasing a book is beyond your budget. We can help with that.

Choose One:  
  1. ThirdSpace: Mondays, Sept. 23 - Nov. 11,  7-9 pm, #1  1381 George St, White Rock
  2. Crescent Site: Tuesdays, Sept. 24 - Nov.12, 10am - noon,  2756 127th St., Surrey
  • no meetings  Oct. 14 or 15
  • limited to 8 participants plus facilitator per group
Please contact Marilyn Hahn (facilitator) if you would like to participate: 604-996-2960 or

HELP! Our TV Broke!
Do you know anyone who is downsizing or upgrading? The TV at ThirdSpace was damaged and we need it for Cafe Church, presentations, videos, etc. We need one that is over 45 inches, can be mounted on the wall and takes various inputs. Please contact:
Peninsula United Church Women (UCW)
Tues., Sept. 10 - 12 noon at the Sunnyside Site, 15639 24th Ave.
Please bring a bag lunch.  Tea is provided. UCW is open to all women of the congregation.  We enjoy Fellowship, Worship, & Interesting Programs. 
More information, call Pat Anderson 604-535-5652.
Toiletries Needed
It's that time of year again where The Nitelights, a woman's group in the church, are collecting toiletries for our Atira gift bags. This project aids families escaping domestic violence. If you have any extra unopened or hotel size products that you would like to donate, we'd be more than happy to collect them. Look for a basket in the Narthex . 
Thanks very much.
Healing Touch & Reiki
Healing Touch/Reiki returns to our regular schedule on the second and fourth Thursday of each month starting September 12th at 10 am - noon in the sanctuary at the Crescent site. All are welcome to come and take part in our guided meditation and the relaxing experience for care of our body, mind and spirit.
Stitch & Chat meets the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 2 - 4 pm in the Narthex at the Sunnyside Site of Peninsula United Church.
Starts on September 12.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a time of work and fellowship.
Memorial Services
A Celebration of Life will be held for Edythe Dickey on  September 14, 2 pm at the Crescent site of Peninsula United Church 
Our 2nd Annual Stewardship Campaign

From September 8th until Oct 13th we will focus our attention on the topic of stewardship. As part of our stewardship campaign we invite you to pick up your stewardship package in the narthex (entrance way) of the Crescent Site  starting Sunday on August 25. 

Thank you from your Stewardship Team (Jim Sheppard, Carol Monaghan, Janice Young).
Stewardship Envelope 'Stuffers'
Congregational Visiting Team Meeting
Monday, September 23, 1:30 to 3 pm
at the Sunnyside Site.
Let's gather after our summer break to prepare for visiting those in our church family who are unable to attend Sunday worship. If you're interested in joining the team, please speak to Kathy Matusiak.
Programs at ThirdSpace
                         #1 - 1381 George St. 604-385-0822

GAMES DAY at ThirdSpace!
Sat. Sept. 14 noon - 10pm
Join us for a day of board games, card games and more! 100s of games available or bring your own favourite. Learn a new game!
Drop by anytime between 12noon and 10pm. Click here for Registration & more info.
Every Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:30 am
Tired of small talk? Try some big talk!
Join us for conversations that matter.

Upcoming Topics:
  • Sept. 11 What losses - great and small - do we live with?
Tackle That Memoir
First Monday of the month 1 - 3 pm
Next Session: October 7
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.
ThirdSpace Writers Group
Meets the last Wednesday of the month.
( at ThirdSpace 1381 George St. )

The next session is Wednesday, September 25, 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.
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 -  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

Wednesday, September 11, 7 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 to 9 pm. PFLAG helps parents, friends and families understand their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender loved ones. We work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans loved ones can live with dignity and respect. PLFAG provides support for all family members and friends, and LGBTQ2+ folks are very welcome (and many come!).

Events Beyond Our Congregation
Come and Celebrate the Covenanting Service!

The Rev Lynn McGrath will be covenanting with Agassiz United Church and The Pacific Mountain Region

September 22 at 3pm
Agassiz United Church
6860 Lougheed Hwy, Agassiz BC

The Fircom Challenge is a half-day hiking adventure that raises money to make summer camp financially accessible for children and families.

Participants raise pledges and then partake in a challenging hike on Vancouver's North Shore.

Hikers will meet at the base of the mountain, do some campy activities, climb the mountain showing our camp spirit, and then bask in the view at the top celebrating all the funds raised.
*    Time & Date: 9:30am, Sat Sept 14, 2019
*    Place: BCMC Trail, Grouse Mountain
*    Level of Difficulty: Difficult (but short!)
*    Time to Hike: 1.5 Hours
 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 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.