ANNOUNCEMENtS


UPCOMING EVENTS AT TLC AND IN THE COMMUNITY:


MONTHLY COMMUNITY DINNER: August 24, Doors open 4:30pm, Supper at 5:00pm, Crossroads United Church, 7655 120 Street. A free, nutritious meal served on the fourth Saturday every month, in a casual, safe environment. Open to anyone who would benefit from good food in a safe, family-friendly setting. More info at: crossroads-united-church.ca


SACRED SONG CIRCLE: August 25, 1:00pm-3:00pm, St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 1010 Fifth Ave, New West. Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are on the journey. No singing experience necessary. http://stbarnabasparish.ca/sacred-singing-circle/


BEN LOCKWOOD CONCERT: August 27, 7:00pm, Social Heart Plaza (11405-11427 84 Ave) Jazz and foot-tapping swing.


RE:SOUND INTERCULTURAL OPEN MIC: September 4, 7:30pm. Crossroads United Church, 7655 120 Street. Sing, play, jam, listen and learn from your neighbour, on the first Friday of every month. All are welcome. http://crossroads-united-church.ca/upcoming-events/


FLEETWOOD COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: September 7, 11:00am-3:00pm, Fleetwood Community Centre & Francis Park, 15996 84 Ave. This beloved community festival is home to many cultural performances, family-friendly activities, interactive booths ran by local businesses and organizations, and more! https://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/29146.aspx


LUMINARY FESTIVAL: September 7, 6:00pm-10:00pm, Sunstone Park. Lantern parade 8:30pm, concert 9:00pm. Use your imagination to create a lantern to bring to the festival or illuminate yourself! Musicians, street performers, food vendors, interactive activities, lantern parade, and concert featuring Soulstream. Free shuttle service from North Delta Rec Center starts at 6pm. No on-site parking.


PUBLIC DIALOGUE ON HUMAN RIGHTS - FROM HATE TO HOPE IN A DIGITAL AGE: 5:30pm-7:00pm. Reception to follow, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St, Vancouver. Online hate speech is on the rise with evidence showing that groups targeted online are also targeted in-person. In a digital age that allows anyone to become an amateur public broadcaster, online posts and comments are becoming increasingly provocative and polarizing. Free. Registration required. More info: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/public-dialogue-on-human-rights-from-hate-to-hope-in-a-digital-age-tickets-66379810801


RESTORATIVE YOGA FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH CANCER: Thursdays, September 12-November 28, 1:30pm-3:30pm, or October 24-November 28, 10:30am-12:30pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent. In this yoga group, body, breath and mind come together in fully supported reclining yoga positions. Yoga experience is not necessary. For more info and to pre-register, contact the Centre at 604 948-0660.


BEREAVEMENT SELF-CARE AND RELAXATION GROUP: Thursdays, September 12-October 17, 10:30am-12:30pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent. Recently bereaved and interested in self-care practices? Join this group to learn a variety of self-care techniques and participate in experiential guided relaxation to help address feelings of depression, exhaustion and anxiety as they relate to grief. Fore more info and to register, contact the Centre, at 604 948-0660


60th ANNUAL COUNTRY FAIR: September 21, 9:30am-3:30pm, South Arm United Church, 11050 No 3 Rd, Richmond. Hee Haw! Affordable family fun and a huge garage sale! Join us for a hay ride, carnival games, face painting, cake walk, crafts, displays, home baking, strawberry shortcake, silent auction, food and entertainment. Free admission and parking.


WOMEN OF FAITH: INTERFAITH LUNCHEON: September 28, 11:00am-1:00pm, 6270 126 Street, Surrey. Join us for an informal luncheon to hear speakers on various topics of interest to the community and to build friendships with sisters of divers faiths and spiritual traditions. Please RSVP to marceils@ldspublicaffairs.org


COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT TLC: September 28, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Bring the kids or grandkids and get together with your neighbours for a meal featuring Italian cuisine. Entertainment by children’s musical performer Christina Tsikata. 

Some of the activities will be:

Creating & building with Lego from a large Lego collection.

Build a marble run and race your friends.

Have your face painted by local artist Tsuki Matsuba.

Toast some marshmallows and make a s’more.

Some of the games that will be available:

Table tennis, air hockey, crokinole, and a wide selection of board games for people of all ages.

This is a free event for everyone.

Doors open @5:00 pm. Meal @ 5:15 pm.

Musical entertainment from 6:00 pm. to 6:45 pm.

Games and activities from 6:45 pm. to 8:00 pm.

Face painting from 6:45 pm. to 7:30 pm.


ADULT GRIEF GROUP: Wednesdays, October 9-November 13, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent. Have you recently experienced the death of a loved one? If so, then consider joining this safe and supportive group for bereaved adults to share with and listen to others in similar situations and learn to navigate your grief process. Fore more info and to pre-register, contact the Centre at 604 948-0660.


SUICIDE GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: Tuesdays, October 15-December 03, 1:00pm-3:00pm, Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent. If you're an adult who's experienced a recent loss due to suicide and want the support of others in similar circumstances join this group, where you can share your thoughts and feelings in a safe and supportive environment, learn about coping strategies and resources, and develop community wiht others. For more info and to pre-register, contact the Centre at 604 948-0660.


NOTICES


St. Laurent Anglican/Good Shepherd Lutheran are seeking a part-time Jr/Sr Youth Co-Leader: Our youth events average 10-12 participants, and include meals, faith formation, adventure and hanging out. This position is 9 hrs a week at $20 an hour, starting September 1. Applications accepted until job is filled. Contact: employment@saintlaurence.ca Details: https://bcsynod.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/YouthPositionCoLeadJobDescRev.pdf


Deltassist's Community Garden has fresh produce, ready to share with the community: Right now, they have the following veggies to give away: yellow and green beans, kale, peas, and tomatoes. Coming soon: carrots, zucchini, squash, beets, purple top turnips and arugula.

The best way to see what's available or to make an appointment to pick your veggies fresh from the garden is to call, 604-594-3455, and ask for Lorraine at ext. 130

If you have fresh produce from your own garden that you would like to share with the community, please call us at the same extension noted above.


Spam emails being sent in Pastor Jennifer’s name: It has been reported to the office that there is someone impersonating Pastor Jennifer through email communications. Please do not respond to or click on links inside of any email messages that appear to be from her, unless they have been sent from her email address, which is pastortlcdelta@gmail.com.


Thursdays in Black: On Thursdays, wear black in solidarity with the world-wide movement speaking out against gender-based violence for people of all ages and races and in homes, schools, work places, churches and communities. Remember to wear black on any Thursday!

For more information, visit: https://www.oikoumene.org/en/get-involved/thursdays-in-black


Deltassist's Young Moms Group and DOVE Committee need of supplies: Items needed for Young Moms Group: baby formula, baby wipes and diapers (all sizes). For emergency care kits, (used to support people in Delta who’ve experienced an evacuation from their home due to fire or tragedy as well as women, men and children fleeing abuse) the items needed are: deodorant, shaving cream and razors for men and women, small ziplock bags, kleenex, body wash, kids toothbrushes/toothpaste, pens and notepads. Donations can be dropped off at the North Delta or Ladner Deltassist offices. Please identify that they are for the Young Moms Group or the Emergency Care Kits. Thank you. Contact Deltassist at inquiry@deltassist.com or 604-594-3455


CLAY is now accepting applications for Band and Drama team: Will you share your God-given talents at En Route, in Calgary, AB, August 20-23, 2020? If you will be at least 18 years of age by the time of En Route and would like to apply for the Band and Drama team, please visit http://claygathering.ca/ for an application form. Applications are due by October 6, 2019.


Join Pastor Rebekah Swanson at Holden Village in 2020: Pastor Rebekah Swanson of First Lutheran Vancouver will lead a group of British Columbia & Northwest Washington Lutherans to Holden Village NEXT summer, in August or September of 2020. The 2019 weekly group rate for an adult for 5 nights is $380.00 USD, children ages 6-17 is $280.00 USD, and children under 6 are free. These prices include all meals and accommodations, as well as the use of Holden facilities like the sauna and the hot tub. The price also includes any lectures or programming during our stay. Additional costs to consider are the boat tickets (round trip on the Lady of the Lake on Lake Chelan), cost of travel to Chelan, and any nights at the Bed and Breakfast in Chelan if needed. When the dates get settled, we can begin looking at ride shares within the group. In addition to the Holden Village offerings, Pastor Rebekah will host two evenings of “wine and conversation.” More details to come. Again, please let Pastor Rebekah know if you are interested and you will be added to the tentative group list. pastorrebekah@firstlutheranvancouver.com


of ongoing interest

PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: We welcome children to participate fully in worship, providing worship bags with colouring pages, a children's bulletin with puzzles and activities, age-appropriate Bibles and a Kids' Message, and Inter-generational Activity during the sermon. We encourage you to whisper to your children throughout the service so that they can follow along and/or ask questions. Please see the brochure in the pews regarding how to guide children in worship. 


WE HAVE SEVEN HEARING ASSIST DEVICES available for those who need them. William Wei will help you get set up. Thanks to Gary Bartman for getting the system in gear. 


THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH IS FOOD BANK SUNDAY. Please bring non-perishable food items and leave them in the blue bin with the Food Bank sign on it, across from the church office. Thank you.


FLOWERS: If anyone would like to put fresh flowers on the altar for any occasion or just because you have beautiful flowers, please feel free to do so, but call Helen Specht first at 604-584-6928.


WE ALWAYS WELCOME MUSICIANS to join our worship services: singers to add to the choir, and instrumentalists of any and all kinds, especially drummers, bass guitarists, keyboardists, brass, reeds and strings. For singers, experience in choirs is definitely NOT necessary. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact Gerry at 604-512-1203.


ELCA GIFTS INVENTORY: https://www.elca.org/Our-Work/Congregations-and-Synods/Faith-Practices/Spiritual-Renewal/Assessment-Tools


TLC CARES FUND - This fund exists to come alongside our neighbours when they are in financially stressful situations, providing grocery cards and transit passes in large part, but also pastoral care support. The Fund welcomes your contributions. Please indicate the Fund on your financial donations and you will receive a tax receipt for your gifts.


ENTER THE BIBLE: A great online resource for making sense of the bible. https://www.enterthebible.org/


ARE YOU A SENIOR WHO IS STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMANDS OF LIFE? Deltassist offers free, confidential, short-term counselling and emotional support for Delta residents aged 55+. For further information, please visit www.deltaassist.com or contact Deltassist's Seniors Counsellor at 604-594-3455 ext. 151.


DELTA SENIORS BUS PROGRAM: A free transportation service for seniors 65+ who live in Delta and live in isolation or rely on others for transportation. The service offers easy access to local medical services, recreation centres, shopping locations and other community amenities within Delta, from Monday to Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm. Registration required. For more info, call 604 353-6305 on a Thursday, between 9:00am-4:00pm.


DELTA HOSPICE SOCIETY ADULT GRIEF GROUP: Those who have experienced the death of a loved one due to substance abuse are invited to attend. For information, phone 604 948-0660 (extension 303) or email, debra@deltahospice.org


SUBSTANCE USE EDUCATION GROUP: Every Thursday from 3 pm to 4 pm at Deltassist’s North Delta office, 9097 120 Street. This is an open drop-in group for adults 19 yrs and older who have substance use issues themselves, or who are being affected by someone else’s substance use. For information or to register call 604-594-3455 and ask for the Substance Use Services intake line.


DROP IN RELAXATION GROUP FOR INDIVIDUALS LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESS: Ongoing, on Tuesdays, 10:30am-11:45am. Centre for Supportive Care, 4631 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner. Relaxation, healing, music, guided imagery and gentle touch, for individuals with cancer or serious illness (and their friends & family). Registration not required; simply show up and attend as often as you’d like! Facilitated by Aspen, our Music Therapist, and experienced volunteers. For more info, contact the Centre for Supportive Care, at 604-948-0660.


SURREY/DELTA/WHITE ROCK BC SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY - FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: Ongoing, 2nd Monday each month, 10:00am-11:00am, North Delta Mental Health Centre, 129 - 6345 120 St. The BC Schizophrenia Society, North Delta, sponsors a family support group for people who have a loved one with a mental illness. Call Harpreet, at 604 574-1976, for more information.