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April 14,  2019
Sunday Worship, April 14, 2019
10 am Worship at the Crescent Site
At the beginning of Lent you were invited to pick up a stone as symbol of our journey into the wilderness and as a reminder of God-our rock in whom we can trust.   If you still have your stone, bring it with you this Sunday.  We will consider "the stone that the builders rejected who has become the chief cornerstone."   As we enter Holy Week, what can we learn from Jesus, the cornerstone of our faith?  

10 am Worship at Cafe Church
This Sunday at Cafe Church, we will prepare for Easter and reflect on the story of Jesus the King, and wonder together: what kind of king is Jesus? What kind of kingdom starts with a cross?

Events this Week
(* = weekly events)
Sunday, April 14 - Palm Sunday
 *Sunday Worship - 10 am - Crescent Site  
*Cafe Church - 10 am - Thirdspace (1381 George St.)
Tuesday, April 16
  *Sit & Stitch - 7 pm - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
Council Meeting  - 7 pm - Crescent Site - Flex Room 
Wednesday, April 17
*The Third Cafe- 10 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
*Conversation Cafe - 10:30 am - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
*Men's Coffee - 10 am - Danica's Bistro - 1959 152 St (Windsor Square) On 
*  Wednesday Worship - 2 pm - Sunnyside Site - Sanctuary
*Choir - 7 pm - Crescent Site - Sanctuary 
* Entering the Silence - 7 pm - ThirdSpace  (1381 George St.) 
Conscious Connections - 7 pm - ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)
Maundy Thursday, April 18
*Centering Prayer - 7:30 am - Crescent Site, Sanctuary
Lenten Book Study - 9 am - Sunnyside Site - Narthex
Memorial Service - Cheryl Young - 2 pm - Valleyview Funeral Home
Maundy Thursday Service  - 5:30 pm - Sunnyside Site - Sanctuary
Good Friday, April 19 - Office Closed
Good Friday Service - 10 am - Crescent Site - Sanctuary
Easter Sunday, April 21 
Sunday Worship - 8 am - Blackie Spit (Crescent Beach)
* Sunday Worship - 10 am - Crescent Site
Easter Monday, April 22 - Office is Closed 
News This Week

Memorial Services
A memorial service for Cheryl Young will take place in a small gathering of friends and family at Valley View Funeral Home on Thursday, April 18 at 2pm.

A memorial service for Don Boyce will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2pm at the Crescent Site.
Cyclone Idai Emergency Appeal - The United Church of Canada has established an Emergency Appeal to help the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi who were displaced by last month's Cyclone Idai. There are special envelopes in the pews should you wish to make a donation. There will also be an opportunity to make a donation at our Good Friday service. If you donate online at by Monday, April 15, 2019, the Canadian Government will match your donation.

April 28 Worship Leadership will be provided by   the Rev. Donna Dinsmore.
Donna is known and loved in this community through her time as music director at the former First UC congregation and as the Minister in Bella Coola who welcomed a group of ten pilgrims from the Crescent congregation in the spring of 2017. Donna has recently completed an interim ministry with a Mennonite congregation in Edmonton and is back in the Lower Mainland waiting to see where God calls her next. We are pleased to welcome Donna to Peninsula UC on April 28 when Rev. Bruce and Rev. Janice are attending a Conference in Seattle with Jean Macdonald, Elizabeth Winkler and Susan Zwick. 
Stay after church for Soup and a chance to visit with Donna.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?
April 27 & 28 & May 4 & 5
Interested in a meal out, enjoying delicious food & interesting conversation with folks from your church community?
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? is a chance to meet and spend an afternoon or an evening over a meal with some soon-to-be new friends!
Sign up to be a host, a guest or both! You will receive a phone call a week before saying how many guests you will be receiving if you are a host and if you are a guest, the address & time where your meal will be. Sign-up forms in the narthex at the Crescent site on Sunday.
Guests will pay an amount that you would normally pay for an evening out. Hosts donate their food & time. The funds collected will go to our church work.
Soup Sunday
The next Soup Sunday will be on April 28.  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex now. Please sign-up so we can make sure that we have the helpers we need to make this time of food and fellowship happen.
An appreciation event for our 58 volunteers will be held on Mon., April 15 @ 6pm at the Star of the Sea Hall. 
From November 1st to March 31st the EWS was open for 90 nights, with an average of 19 guests per night. In total there were 1639 guest visits, a significant increase over last year. Please continue to remember our guests in your prayers. We are grateful to everyone who donated to the Shelter financially and materially, and to the UCW who generously provided funds for a much needed microwave. 
Click here to read the full update.
Come Support Our Musicians
Saturday, April 13, at 7:00pm 
A variety of musical groups and soloists, including the PUC Choir, Denice Grant and Fabiola Garcia, will be participating in this benefit concert.

Admission is by free will donation, with all proceeds going to support the Church in the Valley's Children's Ministry.

The church address: 23589 Old Yale Rd, Langley, BC V2Z 2K4.

1st Wednesday of the Month
Next Session is: May 1, 1 pm

Join us in the Crescent Site Library, 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.

See also: Write Time, Write Place, at ThirdSpace on the last Wednesday of the month. Next session is Wednesday, April 24, 1 pm.
BC Conference 
UCW Annual General Meeting
"Where do we go from here?" - Friday, April 26 to Saturday April 27 at St Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. George's Ave., North Vancouver. Come share our plans for the future! Meet new people! Enjoy wonderful music!
Exciting to share our total since this new program initiated- $517.90 has been donated by generous folks from Third Space and the Crescent site!
Thank you all for feeding children served by the Food Bank.

Programs at ThirdSpace
                         #1 - 1381 George St. 604-385-0822

Click here to view the ThirdSpace evaluation and summary.

NEW! Join us at ThirdSpace on Wednesdays 10:30am for Conversation Cafe as we enjoy conversations that matter.

This week's topic: How do you live in Hope in a fearful world?

Tackle That Memoir
First Monday of the month 1 - 3 pm
Next Session : May 6
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, April 24

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.

See also, Peninsula United Sacred Writer's Group (drop-in) at the Crescent Site - on the 1st Wednesday of the month.  
Next session, May 1, 1 pm.
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
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
This Wednesday, 7-9 pm - at ThirdSpace (1381 George St.)

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.

Leaders: Jeannine Hart & Nelson Beavington Info
Events Beyond Our Congregation
Jazz Vespers,  Sunday, April 14, 4 pm  
at Northwood United Church (8855 156 St. Surrey)
Featuring Seattle based vocalist - Greta Matassa, Jodi Proznick, Nick Peck, Julian MacDonough. By donation.

Camp Fancy 2019 - April 27th, 2019 
Camp programs for kids, youth and families. Campers get to experience off-grid, sustainable living while learning a variety of sports, games, crafts, songs and water activities. It's living the good life!
Inspire 2019 - May 3 & 4th, 2019 at Shaughnessy United Church (1550 W33rd Ave., Vancouver). Come and gather at our fourth annual Ecumenical INSPIRE Conference Sponsored by Pacific Mountain Region, The United Church of Canada In partnership with BC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. Worship and speakers for those engaged in ministry with Children, youth and young adults and Contemplative Justice.  (one day options available). Visit the Inspire Conference website  for more details. Pre-Register NOW!! There truly is something for everyone!!
Schubert, Mozart and Bach Concert 
Sat May 4 at 7:30 pm Peninsula United Church Crescent site. 
Choral masterpieces performed by the Handel Society choir with orchestra. Tickets ($25, seniors/students $20, children free) available Christopher's Gift Gallery, Tapestry Music, Contact: , or buy at the door if you come early.

 Donations for First United Downtown 
This Easter, 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.